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Bilious Cruelty Against Bears in the Name of Medicine

Tim Terhaar | Posted 03.24.2012 | Green
Tim Terhaar

Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advantage over...

Relaxation and the Four Intensities of Desire

Rod Stryker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rod Stryker

The yoga tradition teaches that desire has four levels of intensity. Each one is a progressively more compelling force that exerts an increasing influence on our destiny.

Letting Go Of Lies: The Unbearable Beauty Of The Truth

Lisa Solod | Posted 12.25.2011 | Fifty
Lisa Solod

Telling the truth, like any act of courage, is a risk. But it is a risk that I am more than glad to take. We get very little time on this earth and to waste it either telling lies or believing in them is a terrible shame.

Could You Be the Problem With Porn?

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 10.12.2011 | Style
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Research indicates is that porn's probability of becoming problematic is first and foremost directly due to one's repression reaction. It's this suppression of the desire to look at porn that boosts one's longing for it.

Anna Calvi, Live in NYC (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

2011-08-04-grab.jpgHere's Anna Calvi performing at Le Poisson Rouge, which was once the legendary jazz venue the Village Gate.

Sexygenerians: Why the Taboo Against Candor, Safety With Senior Sex?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Even if your parents never got around to having "the talk" with you, you may need to consider having it with them, especially if they are divorced or widowed.

Top 10 Alternative '10 Best' Articles: The Pun Is Mightier Than the Sword

Randall Amster | Posted 06.19.2011 | Comedy
Randall Amster

Discerning readers of the "progressive blogosphere" will likely have noticed a growing tendency to title articles in the form of "Top 10 Best..." I'd like to explore this practice in such a way as to (hopefully) wear it out altogether.

What Is The Significance Of Dreams?

Sadhguru | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

What is a dream? Most dreams, over 90 percent of them, are just unfulfilled desire. Because you have no control over this [desire], you are not playing the desire, the desires are playing you.

New Day, New Decade: Setting Goals Around Desires

Lissa Coffey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

We know the importance of setting goals, and we know how good it feels when we reach those goals. But at the same time, we need to remember that each step is an important part of the process.

Why Do We Feel We Have to Deserve What We Desire?

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

It seems both sad and paradoxical to me that so often we sabotage our desires -- our forward propulsion -- with the need to feel deserving of what they might yield before we allow ourselves to accept or act on them.

Lame Duck and Tower of Babel

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

For two years, our government leaders have been obstructing and obfuscating one another. Why is it that we only seem to act when we are under absolute pressure?

Finding Artist Purity in the Great American City of Dreams: Las Vegas

David Schonauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Schonauer

Vegas attracts image-makers the way hold-'em poker games attract guys wearing sunglasses and cowboy hats. The city became a kind a laboratory for Watson, a master of many photographic styles.

The Science Of Getting What You Want

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Strive for happiness without tying it into getting the things you want. Lead with happiness. If you do this, you will free up your brain to do its work. How can you do this?

Is Your Longing Preventing You From Actualizing Your Dreams?

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

Longing acts as a defense mechanism or a security blanket that stops us from trying, failing and being disappointed. It actually paralyzes us from creating opportunities.

5 Ways to Get Happy By Tapping Into the Power of Desire

Randy Taran | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

By understanding 5 aspects of your desire, you can open up your passions, discover your strengths, and find a new connection to your happiness.

I Can't Live Without Twitter But Tumblr Is Just Better

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

I consider myself an unofficial brand ambassador for Tumblr. I use it consistently and speak about it constantly. Tumblr is simply a solid authoring platform.

Desire Rules

Catherine Ingram | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Catherine Ingram

DESIRE RULES We are hungry animals. Hungry for food, drink, emotional and physical stimulation, things, experiences, sex, lovers, kids, money, power-...


Jen Grisanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

Desire is a driving force behind success. Knowing where you want to go is everything. Every writer whose career I've helped launch has known from the ...

What Do You REALLY Want In 2010?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Present times require us to be faster and more responsive to change than ever before. We are being given the opportunity to demonstrate how adaptable and flexible we truly are.

Should Poetry Critics Go Negative?

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

Why bother going negative on poetry when American culture has gone so negative on poetry already? It's already well below zero, so why pile on? Why not focus on what's good, on what's desirable?

Ask Maddisen: How To Live The Life You Desire - Starting Now

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

We have dominion over our thoughts, our perception of events, and our attitudes. And what we continuously focus on tends to continuously show up in our lives.

What Do Women Want? Again...

Elizabeth Debold | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Debold

It's only been about 50 years since women could control our fertility and begin to forge an identity for ourselves in culture that goes beyond our biological role.

Ask Maddisen: How to Experience Fuller Love & Deeper Sexual Intimacy

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

Be patient, loving and respectful of one another -- this is not a game of weak and strong or right and wrong, it's a win-win and potentially electrifying game of love!

Wow! A Drug That Will Let Me Have Sex Once More a Month? Sign Me Up!

Doug Bremner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Doug Bremner

The authors of the study imply that menopause is linked to a decline in libido for women, and that they need to take a drug to correct that. But I'm not aware of any literature supporting this.

Living Skillfully: Knowing the Two Kinds of Desire

Phillip Moffitt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Phillip Moffitt

Wholesome desires are those energetic feelings that arise from non-grasping love, compassion, and empathy toward others. However, even wholesome desire can lead to unskillful acts and to all manner of suffering if it becomes an obsession.