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Billionaires in Chains...Redefining Freedom

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

The appeal of a billionaire "telling it like it is" has me thinking about Money, Investing and the key American ideal of Liberty. I am wondering if a...

And the Child Shall 'Child' Me -- How Children Help Us Flourish at Every Age and Stage

Christopher Phillips | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Christopher Phillips

Would a better term for the raising of a child be 'childing'? I did some gumshoe work. Turns out the term 'childing' first arrived on the scene around 1250 A.D. Collins American dictionary defines it as: "bearing a cluster of newer blossoms around an older blossom."

In Defense of Western Civilization

Richard Finger | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Richard Finger

Last month, undergraduates at Stanford University resoundingly beat back a proposal to return, after a near three decade absence, the study of Western...

Oh Say Can You See? Why our offices, labs and research fields should be peopled by kids

Christopher Phillips | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

An article in the New York Times related how the offhand query of a young graduate student has spurred seasoned medical researchers on viruses to make...

The Great Anesthetic of Modern Day Life

Cassidy Hall | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Cassidy Hall

"The world is like an anesthetic... people are not going beyond the superficial to the meaning of life -- they don't even ask that question because th...

5 Mother's Day Books for Feminist Moms Who Also Are Women of Faith

Celia Wexler | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
Celia Wexler

Just because we are mothers doesn't mean we've left our brains, or our feminism, at the delivery room door. This Mother's Day, feminist moms like me who also are women of faith would appreciate any of these books. They reassure us that we are not alone in our struggles trying to practice our faith, whatever it may be, in the face of entrenched patriarchy.

The Age of Childing -- A New Pathway to Flourish as Individuals and As a Society

Christopher Phillips | Posted 05.01.2016 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

When I signed on to Facebook this morning, it informed me that today was the Day of the Child. If we are going to give genuine and heartfelt tributes to children, how do we best go about doing that?

The Wisdom of Knowing We Know Nothing at All

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Siobhan Kukolic

The other day my 10-year-old son said, "You know, my favorite people are babies and seniors." "Why is that," I asked? "Well, babies just joined the w...

Aborted? Why Not? Adopted? Why?

Kathryn Atkins | Posted 03.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kathryn Atkins

Fact: Every person on this earth comes here by the same means. We are conceived, and we are born. If those two steps didn't happen, we wouldn't be he...

The Forgotten

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 02.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Ancient myths tell us that we become truly teachable only in suffering enough defeat. As students, what we know is much less a statement about how enlightened we are, then it is a testimony of gratitude to have been blessed by the boundlessness of the journey.

The Future of the Past

Francis Levy | Posted 02.15.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

The notion of free expression is almost quaint. Will the equivalent of history texts in the year 5000 record a period in civilization where people act...

The Dance -- A Valentine's Day Love Story

Christopher Phillips | Posted 02.15.2016 | Arts
Christopher Phillips

Ceci and I took our first dance class together in the fall of 1996, after spotting an announcement posted on the bulletin board at the café.

Foundation Launches Young Leadership Experience to Hellas (Greece)

Jim Luce | Posted 01.11.2016 | Impact
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Jim Luce

Much of science, medicine, mathematics, theater, music and art come to us from ancient Greece, representing the highest of human virtues. This fascinating world of Gods, majestic temples, and stunning antiquities will be the experience of a lifetime.

ISIS's Backwards 'Caliphate' Evokes Crusaders Over Caliphs

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.29.2015 | Religion
Michael Shammas

ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.

The Bogus 'Philosophy' of Sen. Marco Rubio, Esq.

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Michael Sigman

At Tuesday's Republican debate, Sen. Marco Rubio Esq. grabbed the gold medal for bogus populism (and crappy grammar) by proclaiming, "welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers."

Hierarchy vs. Holding Rank

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 11.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

There is immense confusion about the distinction between hierarchy and holding rank. Many of us of felt the bite of hierarchy throughout our childhood...

A Declaration for the Future

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

It all comes down to you, all comes down to each and every one of us to take full advantage of such one-of-a-kind opportunities to be an equal and vital part of the change we want to see in the world.

I Declare Young Citizens Full and Equal Partners in 'We the People'

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.24.2015 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

Anyone familiar with my own view -- considered, alas, "radical" (not in a good way) by many adults, including many so-called progressive -- knows that I maintain that our millions of citizens under age 18 should have equal right to self-determination, and be given equal opportunity to achieve that.

Life Lessons From the Ladies Who Make Us Laugh

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

I found myself looking for modern day philosophers whose style and teachings I could adapt and apply more easily in my own life. And by being the right place at the right time, these great minds appeared -- Amy Schumer and Maya Rudolph.

The Joy and Pain of Uncertainty

Mario Livio | Posted 09.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mario Livio

In his famous "Apology," Plato cites Socrates as saying: "That which I may not have known-through-seeing in no way I imagine myself to have known-thro...

Reason, Empathy and Constant Choices

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 09.02.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Who would argue against the value of empathy? Most would consider the ability to identify with and feel the suffering of others as one of our most valuable traits. Yet some disagree.

You're Smarter Than You Think

Master Charles Cannon | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Master Charles Cannon

How many ordinary moments are there in any given day for applying our minds to an exploration of the here and now? Each instant is an invitation to deepen mindfulness and learn; all it takes is pausing and asking.

How to Sculpt with Our Hands A World That Reflects Our Hearts

Christopher Phillips | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

Human autonomy and social conscience go hand in glove. They drive one another. They are a tag team for impelling and inspiring a person to involve herself deeply as a civic or social entrepreneur, to undertake kinds of challenges that expand a person's imaginative, physical, existential bounds.

Socrates Is Alive and Well in Sicily

Chris Corbett | Posted 07.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chris Corbett

A few days ago I had the good fortune to be in Sicily, the beautiful island off southern Italy. Whenever I visit Italy I always enjoy La Dolce Vita, a...

What Would Socrates Do With Greece?

Canon J.John | Posted 07.08.2015 | World
Canon J.John

The first thing is that he would seek the truth of the matter. It seems to me that what we are being offered are two separate and irreconcilable narratives.