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Does Studying Economics Breed Greed?

Adam Grant | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

To figure out whether economics education can shift people in the selfish direction, we need to track beliefs and behaviors over time -- or randomly assign them to economics exposure. Here's what the evidence shows.

We've Got to Stop Making Excuses! Here's How

Erin Cox | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

I am adopting my husband's "no excuse" line of thinking. I f*#ked up? Didn't meet a deadline? Didn't meet a goal? I know the reasons, but I need to stop letting them be my excuses.

The Signs We Wear

Sandra Walker | Posted 12.17.2013 | Parents
Sandra Walker

I walk with the understanding and belief that everyone has baggage, everyone has secrets, everyone has pain, everyone has been hurt.

An Afternoon With the Dalai Lama: Can a Secular Ethic Unite Us?

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 12.11.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

In using the phrase "secular ethics" as a goal, the Dalai Lama makes clear that his definition of "secular" is not our typical Western understanding as nonreligious, rather it intends to be inclusive of all approaches, nonreligious and religious; it transcends our concepts of religion.

Lessons From Uhud

Anisa Mehdi | Posted 12.08.2013 | Religion
Anisa Mehdi

What lessons do pilgrims retrieve from this visit to their Gettysburg? Certainly the casualties were fewer and the battle did not last as long. Certainly the motives were distinct: one to save a Union, the other to fortify independence.

Diary of a Student Teacher: Breakups, Compassion, and Dogfighting

Matt Bieber | Posted 12.08.2013 | Arts
Matt Bieber

Judgment likes to think that it's coextensive with knowledge, but it isn't; they're much closer to opposites. Judging doesn't want to know, because wanting to know requires admitting to not knowing.

Dealing With Diet Sabotagers

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

You are not following a plan to be a perfect size four or get into your skinny jeans. You are embarking on a program of self-love. This means you want to only bring into your body and your life foods, people and activities that fuel you to be at your best. This is how you do it.

'Character Ed. Before Higher Ed': Wisdom Trumps Knowledge

Ralph Singh | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Ralph Singh

I loved learning, was a good student, and had the privilege (and I mean privilege) of a great education. But it was what I learned after my formal education that made me the person I am today.

Thoughts on Karma...

Megan Staggs | Posted 12.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Megan Staggs

We cannot control the impact of our thoughts, words and actions, but we can be aware of our intentions behind them.

Why You Should Try Loving-Kindness Meditation

Kripalu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

As meditation research has become more prevalent, science has become interested in the effects of loving-kindness practice on the mind and the body. As it turns out, LKM offers unique benefits that are subtly different from other kinds of meditation.

Carolyn Gregoire

How Emotional Intelligence Can Make You Happy And Successful

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living

When Google engineer-turned-mindfulness expert Chade-Meng Tan gives a talk in front of a group of Silicon Valley developers and executives, he often s...

Breaking Good

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Walter White -- as I see it -- is not a bad man: he is a man trying to take care of his family and doing his sucky narcissistic best.

Compassion, Action and Sleeping Well

Claudia Jacobs | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Claudia Jacobs

In my "other life," I run a homestay Bed and Breakfast. The supplementary income allows me to keep my Victorian house, important because I am way too...

Fast Food Workers Are Not Your Slaves

Charles Clymer | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Charles Clymer

I'm sitting in a booth, and there's a couple in front of me. I'm not paying attention to them until I hear the man spill his drink. I still don't look up... until I hear the unmistakable sound of liquid pouring off a table onto the ground. For 20 seconds.

My Enemy

Peter Clothier | Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts
Peter Clothier

"My Enemy" is the dream-child of the California-based painter Yisrael K. Feldsott. An interactive, traveling pop-up art installation, it "seeks to soften and repair divisions between friend and foe."

The Transforming Power of Mindful Prayer

Tara Brach | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

When the pain is deep, the more fully we touch it, the more fully we release ourselves prayerfully into boundless, compassionate presence.

Reversing The Culture Of Greed

Jung-kyu Kim | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Jung-kyu Kim

A culture of extreme individualism and profit-seeking has frayed our social fabric. To reverse the decline, we must discard the notion that greed is good.

5 Things to Remember When Telling Someone You're Dating You Have Trichotillomania

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 11.23.2013 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

Being comfortable and compassionate with yourself about having the disorder will make the conversation much easier.

One Question You Should Ask Yourself Today

Matt Tenney | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Matt Tenney

I see love not as a feeling, but as an ability -- the ability to respond to people, and all of life, with kindness, compassion, and equanimity.

5 Reasons for Hope From a Gathering of Nonprofit Leaders

Spencer Critchley | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Spencer Critchley

People who set out to change the world often get the feeling they may have to settle for a few square feet. That's why an event like this year's Nonprofit Management Institute conference is so welcome.

Does Religion Promote Violence?

Derek Flood | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion
Derek Flood

Does religion make you a better person, or does it in fact do the opposite, and instead foster hate, fear, and violence? One does not have to look far to find examples of violence done at the hands of religious power, but is religion itself really to blame?

Yes! Ricky Gervais IS Jesus! (Almost)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Frank Schaeffer

It's a brave man and even braver actor and comedian, who will bring us Jesus' message without irony or a snigger. Gervais proves it's possible to laugh and cry at the same time.

4 Life Lessons To Teach Your Kids

Polly Campbell | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

If you show up, do your best and be who you are -- I promise you, it will be enough. You have all that you need to recover when your feelings are hurt, you have all the talent and imagination and intelligence you need to make a positive contribution -- you already do it every day.

Compassion as a Moral Force

David DeSteno | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David DeSteno

The more frequently any of us feels compassion in our daily lives, the more it prevents escalations of violence as a method to deal with the immoral actions of others. Of most import, it doesn't even matter toward whom we feel that compassion.

Some Thoughts on Suicide Prevention

Shad Meshad | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Shad Meshad

We've asked these men and women not only to put themselves in harm's way, but to open their most private, vulnerable selves to actions and images that scar. No wonder the transition back is so difficult for many of them. Try to imagine the disconnect.