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Human Condition

How Google Explains the World

Nish Gera | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
Nish Gera

The whys, whats and hows of human existence, from the mundane to the existential, are now being asked in the Google search bar, countless times a day. These seven Google Autocomplete questions show a sliver of these.

Review of A Troublesome Inheritance

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.14.2014 | Books
American Anthropological Association

That is because the nature of the intellectual terrain -- the authoritative story of where we came from and who we are -- lies on the contested turf of human kinship, and everybody thinks they own a piece of it.

How Grief Connects Us: Even in the U.S. Senate

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
John Amodeo, PhD

What if it suddenly dawned on our leaders that in any given moment, millions of our family members -- our American family -- are experiencing a similar vulnerability or trauma?

On Ski Lifts and the Human Condition

Lianna Serko | Posted 04.26.2014 | College
Lianna Serko

Invariably, it goes like this: lift, ski, repeat. Lift, ski, repeat. Lift, ski, repeat. The most variable part of the formula -- the part most liable to be different each and every time -- is the lift.

All Is Lost and the Human Condition

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Is the whole struggle for life pointless? Meaningless? The void, the chasm that is deep space, the infinity that envelops us, does anything finally matter? Why resist the closing of the light?

Elysium: What Might Jesus Say?

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Christ insisted on the oneness of all humanity. And if we truly understand that we are all one, that we are truly brothers and sisters, there would be no yawning chasm in the health care afforded the rich and the poor.

Danny Penman, Ph.D.: Self-Acceptance: The Key to Success

Danny Penman Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2013 | Women
Danny Penman Ph.D.

There is nothing wrong with money and power in themselves. They have driven an economic system that has largely banished abject poverty and infectious disease (from the developed world, at least). But the lust for material success is also wrecking our quality of life.

Abu Ghraib Revisited

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.08.2013 | TED Weekends
Robert Koehler

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoWhy are we waging this war? Why are we continuing to terrorize parts of Central Asia with our drone strikes?

Wealth School: Making the Most of Your Resources (VIDEO)

Anne Naylor | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

The human spirit within you is a primary resource you can tap into to find your way through your difficulties and into the life you truly want to create, experience and fulfill.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': The Road to Enlightenment

Mark Eckhardt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Eckhardt

Enlightenment in the absence of real awareness of the nuances of the human condition is worthless. You first have to see them and then own them.

The Conundrum of Success and True Nobility

Sigi Hale, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sigi Hale, Ph.D.

For most of human history our ancestors had a predominant and shared life purpose ... to survive. On a day-to-day basis working to establish safety a...

Pharmaceutical Drug Pushers Lead to National Overdose

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

I only hope that some woman is lucky enough to be with a man who becomes afflicted with one side effect Viagra claims, a condition known as priapism, ...

Outside the Human Brain: A Different Perspective On the Source of Suffering

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

We imagine that all forms of suffering come from this mass of gray and white matter inhabiting our skulls. But is it possible that this is not the case?