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Evidence That Friends Really Are The Family We Choose

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Sister from another mister. Brother from another mother. The family you choose. When it comes to describing your friends, those turns of phrase ma...

Your Best Response to Sandy Hook Shootings Can Be Saving Others

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

That's no small achievement, even if it happens just some of the time. Looking back that may be one of the most satisfying ways by which you measure your life. In that spirit, let's take every opportunity to support others in savoring this holiday.

A Glimpse Into the Post-Mindful Era

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

We've been in the "information age" for a while and I see the post-mindful era as a "wisdom age" -- a time when people are more flexible, caring and in touch with what works and what doesn't in life.

Religulous Dogma

Philip Goldberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip Goldberg

Why do the militant atheists insist on this intellectual dishonesty? Maybe because confrontational language and side-splitting satire help them make their case.

Stephen Colbert Author Interview: James Fowler On Social Media And The Herd (VIDEO)

Comedy Central | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

James Fowler, co-author of the new book "Connected," spoke with Stephen Colbert last night about the social networks that we are all part of. He conte...

Facebook Friendships and Social Influence: Guest Blog

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Giles Slade

We followed 1,700 interconnected college students on Facebook. Their profiles listed favorite bands, movies, and authors. But we wondered how their tastes might spread.

How Your Neighbor Can Make You Fat (or Thin)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

What kind of connection can exist invisibly, without people talking to each other, watching how each other behaves, or even knowing about each other's existence?

You Think For Yourself but You Act Like Your Friends (on homophily)

Auren Hoffman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Auren Hoffman

Friends have the capacity to affect people's tastes, activities, and their lives overall.