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Finding Paradise

Paula Puryear Martin | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Puryear Martin

Paradise as a state of mind. It is a state of consciousness. It is a place we can inhabit anytime we want. Paradise is a myth (in Milton's Paradise...

Just Why Is Ello So Naive?

Markus Giesler | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Markus Giesler

As a sociological game, social media is not about being an authentic person. It is about trying to become an authentic person in the eyes of your audience -- a moral protagonist.

WATCH: Differences of Opinion?

Brad Yates | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Wouldn't it be lovely if others always saw things our way...? Nah... probably be pretty boring, actually. But even though it would be dull and stifl...

The United States: A Country Fighting for 'The Last' of Our Freedoms!

Laura Wellington | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion
Laura Wellington

No doubt, it is our natural instincts as parents to protect our kids from any harm. To watch them suffer is harder on us -- many times -- than on them.

The Limits of Ideology: Lessons from Singapore

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
Margaret Heffernan

Next year will see the 50th anniversary of the creating of Singapore, widely hailed as one of the most successful of the Asian tigers. In that short space of time, the tiny nation state has grown into one of the world's largest financial cities.

Climate Change This Week: 400,000 Call For Climate Action, Hottest August on Record and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills to promote more CA electric cars, while New York Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled plans for $1 billion in energy retrofits for municipal buildings and pressuring landlords into reducing energy use.

Autonomy: The Self-Driving Car and You

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Paul Schwennesen

We could be forgiven for thinking this is a vaguely interesting gewgaw in a world benumbed by technological gadgetry. The iPhone Six is out, for crying out loud... But like those who scoffed at Karl Benz's strange "Motorwagen" in 1900, we'd be overlooking a revolution.

WATCH: Enhancing Prosperity Consciousness

Brad Yates | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

What we focus on expands. Wouldn't it behoove us, then, to let go of any lack mentality we might have and trade up for an abundance mindset? Yeah... ...

Death of a Civitas

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Schwennesen

Yes, it's the better part of ghoulish to spend a birthday's morning in a graveyard, but that's where the sidewalk ended and the walk wasn't over...

GOD Speaks: What Are You Here to Be?

Maria Portas | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion
Maria Portas

There is a magnificence that you have here, that has been given to you, and yet you do not see it right now. There is nothing that you are not being given to push you towards your Greatness.

Emancipating Freedom

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 09.19.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

James Forten's vision -- and the many courageous stories of others along the Delaware -- remind us that freedoms are hard won by those willing to sacrifice to make the world a better place.

WATCH: Need to Feel Bad?

Brad Yates | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Although most of us have been heavily programmed to believe otherwise, we really do have the ability to choose how we feel. I hope this will help you ...

Pain: A Gateway to Transcendence

Mario Tenaglia | Posted 09.18.2014 | Religion
Mario Tenaglia

God is a concept by which we measure our pain. - John Lennon According to Hesiod, an ancient Greek poet who wrote The Theogony aroun...

On Secession:

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Schwennesen

As Scotland lurches toward its historic vote for independence this week, it brings to mind a similar moment, seven score and fourteen years ago, when the American South voted, en file, to secede from our Union.

Un-naming the Enslaved

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 09.16.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

In the collections of Philadelphia's Independence Seaport Museum is a large, leather-bound ledger. Old, unassuming, and rare, its now-faded pages document business transactions that took place almost 250 years ago

Growing Up in Iran With Howard Stern

Pegah Patra | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
Pegah Patra

Some people here might not appreciate how blessed they are, because they've never lived in a repressed society, but, for me, every time I tune in to Howard Stern -- I think of how lucky I am to live where freedom and liberty exist, especially for women.

Some Atheists and Transhumanists are Asking: Should it be Illegal to Indoctrinate Kids With Religion?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

A reasonable society should not have to indoctrinate its children; its children should discover and choose religious paths for themselves when they become adults, if they are to choose one at all.

King Avriel: Bearing Witness

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Savas Abadsidis

Her debut Thesis serves as more than an album to King Avriel -- it's an intensely personal journey that she guides listeners through.

An American Talks Turkey About the 'Intolerant' Chicken

Bethany St. James | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Bethany St. James

Here in America, we have a knack for twisting around the meaning of a word and molding it into something we can get a bit more use out of. Americans are good at capitalizing on opportunities. In fact, we founded our country on that exact ideology.

Here Comes the International Day of Peace!

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

At last count there were 195 countries in the world -- 196 if you count Taiwan. These countries range in size from 0.2 square miles (The Vatican -...

Global Coherence

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

How does one reprogram the sub-conscious mind? In the world of Google, the answers are only a click away. If you want to be part of the healing, you're on your own. I have to go now. It's time to get started. I hope you'll join me.

Coming Alive by Embracing Fear

Hallie Sawyer | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Hallie Sawyer

Still, there are days when the waves feel bigger and the tide stronger than the one before. But now, instead of fighting against it or letting it pull me under, I float and rejoice in the fierceness of it. When I act in spite of my fear, that is when I feel the most alive.

Yield to Whim

Matthew Terrell | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Matthew Terrell

I recently received an incredibly generous "gift of time" from the Djerassi Resident Artist Program (DRAP) in Woodside, California. "Time" seemed like a peculiar perk for an artist residency program to tout, but once I arrived on the ranch I understood what it meant.

All Original You

Stacey James | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacey James

We need to love ourselves and loving yourself does not mean just your exterior. When we look into our own eyes there should be no doubt that we love what we see. That heart, mind and soul is something to celebrate. All original, one of a kind, you.

WATCH: Crappy Benefits

Brad Yates | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Perhaps you've heard this: Human beings do what works. Every action we take is because we believe it benefits us in some way -- as illogical as that ...