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For All the Lovers in the House -- This Is for You

Sonya Denyse | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Sonya Denyse

I don't get to see my Aunt Anne enough, but I take quality over quantity. On my last visit, she dropped a pearl of wisdom that resonates as I write this.

PHOTOS: Art Miami VIP Preview

Posted 11.15.2013 | Miami

The 23rd edition of Art Miami premiered Tuesday night with a VIP opening party, a candy-coated fair ride, and some of the best in modern and contempor...

Reality Is in the Context of the Beholder

Jason Silva | Posted 01.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Jason Silva

2012-11-16-genericvidpullWe can never really know anything outside of its context, even things we are looking at with our eyes. After gasping at how easily our eyes can be fooled, I found myself thinking of the role of context in many other situations.

Curation Culture: USAID and the Mashup

Ming Holden | Posted 10.22.2012 | World
Ming Holden

I remembered that former State Department Policy Planning Director Anne-Marie Slaughter's Twitter byline includes the descriptor "foreign policy curator." So what does curation actually mean?

Context, Goodwill and Narrative

Foz Meadows | Posted 11.10.2012 | Books
Foz Meadows

At base, creators are not entitled to an audience -- not even famous ones. What happens when an author we love starts to lose our goodwill?

Voice Is Not Content: WTFPod, Jams, and the New Music Revolution

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 10.14.2012 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

There's something happening here. All of a sudden, a song isn't just a song. It's a statement about people's emotions at specific places and times, and it's not from the people who recorded the song.

How Your Teenager Will Get Hired This Summer

Liz Ryan | Posted 09.15.2012 | Parents
Liz Ryan

Employers don't care how a kid got paid. They want to know that a kid understands what work is and how to show up to work on time and get things done.

When It Comes To Attraction, Context Matters

Sam Sommers | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

What makes someone attractive to you? Specific physical features? A particular personality type? A certain indefinable quality of character or depth of soul? All reasonable answers, sure, but there's another critical influence on who you're attracted to: context.

Context, Gender, and Why Riley's Right to Be Pissed Off About Toys

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.06.2012 | Parents
Sam Sommers

Behavioral science has now shown us that many of the gender differences we habitually chalk up to biology or evolution aren't as set in stone as we assume.

What You Don't Know About People

Sam Sommers | Posted 02.29.2012 | Home
Sam Sommers

You've been lied to. Or, at the very least, misled. It's simply not true that everything you need to know about life you learned in Kindergarten.

'Tis the Season to Notice Situations

Sam Sommers | Posted 01.30.2012 | Books
Sam Sommers

While we tend to view ourselves and others around us in terms of predictably consistent personality types, time and time again behavioral science demonstrates that how we think and what we do varies dramatically by simple situational considerations like where we are.

Book Review: Microstyle: The Art of Writing Little

George Mocharko | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
George Mocharko

Through status updates, instant messages, and "tweets," we have all had to adopted new ways of getting the word out as briefly and as memorable as possible.

A Context for Cheating: Great Neck, USA

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
Carol Smaldino

Anyone who lives in this neck of the woods, the "great" neck so to speak, knows just how huge the competition and pressures are to get into college, let alone the college of one's choice.

Pain? What Pain?

Sam Sommers | Posted 10.08.2011 | Sports
Sam Sommers

The idea that there's a mental component to pain is hardly an unfamiliar one. But the more you learn about it, the full extent to which our experience with pain depends on situations is surprising.

Twitter, What Is It Good For?

Dyane Jean François | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dyane Jean François

Getting mad at Twitter for not being efficient at fostering relationships is like asking your television to talk back.

Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Timeline

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have wondered why the White House hasn't been making some political hay over the success of the withdrawal timetable in Iraq. But I now see they wanted to roll this news out when people were actually paying attention.

12-Step Program for America: Step 3

Jim Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Selman

The road to recovery for any addict--whether we are speaking of an individual or a nation--happens one day at a time.

Glenn Beck and Jim Wallis Meet to Discuss Social Justice (VIDEO)

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jim Wallis

Though many think I'm on vacation with my family this week, footage has been obtained of a top secret meeting between me and Fox News commentator Glenn Beck!

Biblical Social Justice and Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Glenn Beck says Christians should leave their social justice churches, so I say Christians should leave Beck. Beck attacks the very heart of our Christian faith, and Christians should no longer watch his show.