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Everything Is a Choice

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 11.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

I firmly believe this. I believe that we choose to incarnate into a particular being, a lifetime, an experience, in order to fulfil our soul's journey...

Laments for My Native Paris: What Motivates Acts Of Horror?

Patrick Beretta | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Patrick Beretta

What is the motivation of this kind of horror? You cannot dismiss the stated motivations of the killers which in the Paris attack are religious and associated with a radical branch of Islam.

Who Do You Want to Be in the World?

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

On Friday, I skirted the edges of an internet scuffle. I'm going to tell the story. I'm not sure if I have a point, or if I'm the jerk of the story. You can let me know.

Abilities - Society Benefits When Everyone Can Participate

Debra Ruh | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Debra Ruh

The world is changing and evolving. This is the time to truly embrace each person in society and allow them to tap into their abilities. Disabilities are not a tragedy; they are a normal part of life. Persons with Disabilities should not be considered charity cases, someone to pity.

Leadership for the Human Age

David Scott Clegg | Posted 11.12.2015 | Education
David Scott Clegg

We define leadership in many ways, many forms. But to what end? This is the defining question as we quest for a new era in human beings and human doings - a new age, a Human Age.

What is the Role of Business in Society?

Jay Coen Gilbert | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact
Jay Coen Gilbert

Capitalism is the most powerful man-made force on the planet. It has played a central role in improving the quality of life for billions of people...

Oikos: The Origins of Economic Thought

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

I wonder, what are the structural issues that lead us to re-enact unhelpful patterns of the past? What is the underlying blind spot that, if illuminated, could help us to see the hidden structures below the waterline?

Bishops, Leadership Entails Listening!

Bill Dickinson | Posted 11.10.2015 | Religion
Bill Dickinson

We're always listening. Although, I think we prefer talking? For many, talking is so much more self-satisfying. It feels easier. Listening, however, demands selflessness; it requires a commitment to another: their life, their story, their dignity.

Should You Use the Self-Checkout?

Abby Heugel | Posted 11.03.2015 | Comedy
Abby Heugel

What should be an easy process -- get in line, scan, pay, leave -- is complicated by the fact that a) machines are machines and b) most people are not in fact smarter than the machine and make me question the whole theory of evolution.

One Common Trait of the Wealthy

Adam Davis | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adam Davis

When I initially wrote the title to this article, I replaced "Wealthy" with "Successful." In my opinion, I don't believe wealth determines success s...

Policing Schools and Dividing the Nation

Anindya Kundu | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Anindya Kundu

If school disturbances cannot be subdued by teachers, but rather require officers to control them, the climate of a school is bound to be bleak. If students are forced to witness these events in schools, resentment towards law enforcement is bound to form at an early onset.

On Being A Chinese-American Woman

Maria X. Liu | Posted 10.16.2015 | Women
Maria X. Liu

I want to be vocal about my experience in order to encourage others to do the same. The experience is one that needs to be collectively shared so that future generations will one day feel empowered and thus embrace their culture.

The Invisible People Without Homes

Felicia Souza | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Felicia Souza

By outright pretending someone isn't there, we are essentially stripping them of their importance, identity, and humanity. Just to acknowledge the people we pass by on the street could be the beginning of something so much bigger. Even at our worst no one deserves to feel invisible.

Mars, The Martian and U.S.

Bob Deutsch | Posted 10.07.2015 | Impact
Bob Deutsch

America is between mythologies. Gone are the days of a Superpower High Noon. Gone are the days when the biggest is equated with the best. Until recently, part of the glory of America was that it didn't need to know who it was.

It Takes a Village: Today's Isolated Mom

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
The Modern Femme Movement

Even with the luxury of technology and seemingly endless information, new mothers often feel ill-equipped to raise their children, struggling to learn as they go, adjusting their methods and mannerisms based on their unique circumstances and more than a little trial by fire.

A Picture Really Is Worth A Thousand Words: The Illustrations of John Holcroft

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

John Holcroft's work resonated with me immediately. I like art that tries to disturb and disrupt. Holcroft's illustrations would literally reach out...

Against Solitary Confinement

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.22.2015 | Crime
Michael Shammas

Don't get me wrong: The most immoral prisoner has earned his government-sponsored home. Quite thoroughly. But by treating him in an inhumane manner that extends beyond confinement, we too become all too human. We too commit a moral wrong.

The Future of Business

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Disengaged workforces. Water shortages. Financial oligarchies. Climate change. Charismatic leadership. Mass migration. Wealth inequality.

Egypt's Women and the Heartbreak of Arranged Marriages

Sara Khorshid | Posted 09.17.2015 | World
Sara Khorshid

It is common to hear stories from Egyptian women in their twenties, thirties and forties about the many arranged marriage attempts each of them have been through. Yes, there are arranged marriages where it all ends happily ever after, but there seem to be many heartbreaking tales.

It's Not the Parents or the Kids: What Really Happens When We Shame Parents

Mercedes Samudio | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Mercedes Samudio

When we take a black or white approach to telling parents how to raise their children we create a culture that rarely give parents the space to reflect on their parenting decisions.

The Problem with Some "Born Again" Muslims

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 09.04.2015 | Religion
Raza Habib Raja

One of my close friends has recently rediscovered Islam. Before his transformation, he used to be fairly secular in his general way of living. Nothing wrong with becoming religious as it is one's connection to God and religion does aid many people in finding peace.

Are Boys Just Wired to Treat Girls Differently

Gail Hoffer-Loibl | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Gail Hoffer-Loibl

So how does a child, who has yet to learn about the generally accepted rule that females are the "weaker" sex already treat girls more delicately than boys? I honestly have no idea. Maybe he is just picking up on the behavior of other children.

Should You Go to Burning Man?

Maddy Lederman | Posted 08.24.2015 | Travel
Maddy Lederman

Where else can a thumping, disco-pirate ship whisk you across the dark desert and off to unknown attractions that transport, delight or disorient you (and hopefully do all three)?

Five Bottom Line Reasons Why Employers Should Hire Ex-Felons

Mike Green | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Mike Green

There is no city in the nation that's growing faster than the population of 70 million Americans with criminal records. As one of them, former real estate developer R.L. Pelshaw is determined to turn this costly societal burden into an opportunity.

The Forgotten Ideal of Maturity

Tom Morris | Posted 08.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

There's an old ideal that we seem to have forgotten throughout much of our culture. What I have in mind is maturity. Say the word now and people think...