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Melancholy

Hit and Myth: Blue Jasmine

Laura Shamas, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment
Laura Shamas, Ph.D.

Being blue, a blue moon, with nods to A Streetcar Named Desire: Woody Allen's new film Blue Jasmine delivers an anatomy of a breakdown.

Slim Loris: A Swedish Band Trying to Find Happiness in the Mundane

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

Slim Loris? The last thing that might come to mind is that it is really a mispronunciation of the nocturnal primate -- slender loris -- native to India and Sri Lanka. Once this is all figured out, you might wonder why the Swedish band, Slim Loris, would want to choose this name for their troupe.

In the New Year

Robert M. Randolph | Posted 04.01.2013 | Religion
Robert M. Randolph

What if in this new day the story can be one of working together to build a better future for us all? Barack Obama has made it clear that he will commit to the possible rather than demand the perfect. I share his vision of the common good.

Am I Depressed Or Just Deep?

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

I believed, along with all the other adults in my life, that my melancholy and sensitivity were part of my "special" make-up, that they were gifts to celebrate, not neuroses to treat.

Weathering The Winter Of The Soul

Pythia Peay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pythia Peay

Light -- the radiance of spiritual illumination -- has always been celebrated by the world's religions. Yet like a season of the soul, the darker emotion of despair offers a different kind of illumination.