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'Transcendence' Is Like A Clunky TED Talk

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment

HAL has come a long way. First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded. If the singularity ...

Johnny Depp On How 'Transcendence' Likens Technology To A Gun

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For more than a decade, cinematographer Wally Pfister brought director Christopher Nolan's cinematic visions to life. Now, he's t...

Five Spiritual Mysteries: #1 Is Karma Fair? (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Even at a time when religion is declining in the West, most people remember the Biblical saying "As you sow, so shall you reap." They cling to a belie...

First Look At Johnny Depp In 'Transcendence'

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Footage of the sci-fi drama "Transcendence" previewed at CinemaCon in Las Vegas shows an eerily convincing Johnny Depp as a termina...

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 3)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

We all live in the common-sense world, trusting in our five senses as if they transmit all reality to us. Yet the quantum revolution, as we've detailed in the last two posts, long ago undermined such a world view.

Johnny Depp Is One With The Machines In New 'Transcendence' Trailer

Posted 02.12.2014 | Entertainment

"This isn't evolution. It's an abomination," Morgan Freeman informs Johnny Depp in the new trailer for "Transcendence." It looks like the velvet-voice...

Unplug and Tap Into the Cosmic Computer

Ann Purcell | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Ann Purcell

Although I do enjoy the Internet, and am also dependent on it for work, I plan to make "unplugging" for the first week of every year an annual tradition because of the many benefits I noticed during my week offline.

Annieta: Detroit, September 2010

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I enter the parking garage's front office to make a complaint about a food delivery person who improperly parked in the disabled area. I tell the y...

10 Trends To Look For In Movies This Year

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood may be hoping for a little less drama in 2014. 2013 was a tale of two cinemas. Blockbusters like "The Lone Ranger" and "A...

Is Matthew McConaughey The New Johnny Depp?

Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
Matthew Jacobs

It would seem Depp -- once known as one of Hollywood's go-to weirdos, and a marketable one who became a heartthrob and box-office superstar -- has traded places with McConaughey, a former laughing stock of all things critically acclaimed.

Watch The New Trailer For 'Transcendence'

Posted 12.21.2013 | Entertainment

Wally Pfister, long-time cinematographer for Christopher Nolan, has released the first full trailer for "Transcendence." Along with leading man Jo...

The First Look At Johnny Depp's Artificial-Intelligence Movie Is Here

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.19.2013 | Entertainment

If you feel like "Her" is a step too far in the whole sentient artificial-intelligence thing, then next year's "Transcendence" probably won't be at th...

Writing Taboo

Tracy Strauss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Tracy Strauss

While sexual abuse may be the context of my memoir, it is not my story. My story, in fact, is not about trauma or anything remotely "taboo" -- my story is about transcendence.

Take Your Body With You

Michael Taft | Posted 11.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

You are your body. When you meditate, include the body. When you get enlightened, it is the body getting enlightened. If you can't take your body with you, don't go there.

Defying Gravity and Discovering Balance

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 08.18.2013 | New York
Corinna Clendenen

Gripping the suspended bar, he vaults off the platform and flies into the air, pumping higher with each sweep.

Weekly Rune: Dagaz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Know that at this time we are protected, not just by ever-present divinity, but through the complete awareness of our own worth.  With the satisfaction of such completion, we feel strong and powerful, actively part of all things.

Sometimes You Need a Doula to Birth Your Inner Mother

Sarah Tuttle-Singer | Posted 07.14.2013 | Parents
Sarah Tuttle-Singer

Where'd I go? What happened to the girl who wore high heels, and read books and listened to NPR? What happened to the girl who knew how to twerk and put on mascara and wrote an honors thesis, who called her friends on their birthdays, and kissed her partner goodnight?

One-Minute Meditation: Transcendence

Christie Carmelle Lopez | Posted 04.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Christie Carmelle Lopez

To be "transcendent" means not only to acknowledge that there are things in the world that are bigger than me (for example, God and gravity) but to live for the larger things -- which means having the humility to yield to these higher ideals.

The 7 Things Everyone Wants

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

The interesting thing about these ideas -- the things we most desperately want out of life -- is that they are all functions of mind, and it's clear that the human species can eat, live and reproduce just fine in the complete absence of them.

The Benefit Of Divine Love: Being Thy Sister's Keeper

David Briggs | Posted 02.21.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

Individuals who reported experiencing God's love more than once a day were far more likely to say they have a strong meaning and purpose in life and to both find "great joy" in helping others.

The Mystical Experience

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

There are many out there who have had transcendent experiences that remain in the closet. The stories I tell are based on interviews with people from diverse walks of life. They are all genuine, honest people.

The Self vs. Spiritual Growth

Margaret Placentra Johnston | Posted 01.12.2013 | Religion
Margaret Placentra Johnston

If we want to lead a richer, more connected life, and spur our own spiritual growth, we should seek out activities that promote self-transcendence and the flow state.

What Is Bliss?

Sean Meshorer | Posted 07.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Sean Meshorer

Shortly after I'd given my publisher my manuscript about bliss, I had coffee with a friend who asked me: What, exactly, is bliss?

Imaginary Places

Lindsay Edmunds | Posted 07.03.2012 | Books
Lindsay Edmunds

Living on the Internet is one of the thousand-mile-high ideas explored by Robert M. Geraci in his book Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality.

Watch For Moments Of Transcendence

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 05.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

In the rush of our daily routines, it's so easy to miss moments of transcendence. In art, they are masterfully presented, with language and emphasis that set them apart like jewels. In ordinary life, they rush by. I try to remind myself to look for them every day.