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Paradox

Yoga and Baseball: 108 Degrees of Harmonic Convergence

Lauren Cahn | Posted 03.14.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Spring and baseball. Baseball and Spring. They arrive together just as surely as winter and spring converge at the vernal equinox.

How To Deal With The Challenge Of Change

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

It has been said that in a contest between a river and a rock, the river always wins. Why? Because the river is willing to follow the natural call of gravity, going over, under, around or, eventually, through the rock, to its destiny which, as with all water, is to ultimately merge with the ocean.

The Paradox Most Organizations Are Faced With

Jacob Morgan | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Jacob Morgan

The analogy I like to use is trying to lose weight by eating more calories a day; an impossible task.

Is There a New Form of Value Taking Shape in America?

Bob Deutsch | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Bob Deutsch

When a culture of high expectations finds itself between mythologies, it really is between a rock and a hard place. Given America's vast resources, habitable landscape, and culture of plenty, we never needed to pause to reflect. We just keep on going like the Energizer bunny.

A Hairy Proposal

Anuraag Girdhar | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Anuraag Girdhar

There is a barber in Seville who shaves every man in Seville who does not shave himself. But this begs the question: who shaves the Barber of Seville...

A Strange Paradox

Christine Eilvig | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

As our self-support emerges and we begin to love ourselves as we are, we find comfort and peace in just that. We end up longing less and less for the extraordinary, and we find more and more happiness in the ordinary.

Creation, Destruction, and the Paradox of Existence

The Chopra Well | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Perhaps the most obvious -- and most troubling -- example of contradiction in our universe is the constant tension between creation and destruction.

So You Created a Time Loop: A Time Traveler's Analysis of Looper

Nick Hurwitch | Posted 12.05.2012 | Science
Nick Hurwitch

We are not here to ruin anyone's movie-going fun. We greatly enjoyed Looper. But we are here to fry your brain like an egg.

Why Faith -- And We -- Need Contradictions

John Backman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
John Backman

So many of us don't like contradictions. They upset the apple carts of our certainty. We're confident that our faith tradition is correct. So we do everything we can to make the contradictions go away. But maybe this kind of headache is precisely what we need.

Valentines from the Street : BSA With Love

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 04.13.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New Images of Street Art for Valentines Day If Street Art reflects society back to itself, and we contend that it does, then we must be in love. Amon...

Battling Christmas Crankiness

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Battling a spirit of cranky not caring entails disciplined worship and prayer, community, physical activity and general service to another. I would also add humor.

FLOWCHART: Are You Experiencing A Paradox?

Posted 10.26.2011 | Comedy

Sometimes it's hard to tell if you're experiencing a paradox. A "what," you ask? A paradox! You know, it's that thing where self-contradictory stat...

What William and Catherine, Arnold And Oprah Have In Common

Karen Talavera | Posted 08.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

What could these celebrities possibly share at the moment other than the media spotlight? Plenty, when we look below the surface glitz and shiny bright lights of media coverage.

WikiLeaks and the Disconnectivity of the Web

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

I am ambivalent about WikiLeaks. While I go with the undisputed righteousness of principles like freedom of speech, I feel I am being dragged into a fight that is not my own.

Six Ingredients for a Good Life

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

Gratifying our most immediate needs and desires provides bursts of pleasure, but they're usually short-lived. We derive the most enduring sense of meaning and satisfaction in our lives when we serve something larger than ourselves.

The Paradox of China

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Blythe McGarvie

The paradox is seen clearly in China's economy. Its GDP per capita is $6600, ranking it as a comparatively poor country; however, it is the world's second-largest market for luxury goods.

New Dream, Next Steps: Breaking Self-Referentiality

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

We're trapped in a kind of cultural 'trance' and addicted to unsustainable patterns and practices that, in turn, drive isolation, fear and obsessive consumption.

Truthfulness Is the Last Taboo

Sebastian Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Sebastian Siegel

Truthfulness Is The Last Taboo: A short poem I texted to myself in the checkout line at Whole Foods, for another me in some other way -- here, now, or before and beyond time.

Eclipse of Expectations (Spoiler-Proof Review)

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Following is a 10-point review of Eclipse by a 40-year old Twilight-cult virgin.

Understanding the Placebo Effect

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

My first foray into the nebulous world of antidepressants was in 1985 when I was put on Sinequan. It gave me severe cotton mouth, didn't do much for my mood.

Balanced Life -- 9 Paradoxes To Contemplate As You Consider Your Happiness Project

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

One of my Secrets of Adulthood is "The opposite of a great truth is also true" - and I've certainly found that to be true in the area of happiness. I try to embrace these contradictions:

Living in Paradox: Intention or Surrender?

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arjuna Ardagh

The reality of our life, whether we like it or not, includes both ends of this spectrum. Everything is happening on its own and everything is flowing through intention.

Swine Flu and the Paradox of Intention

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

Let me suggest that you try to let go and lighten up about the situation you are facing -- be it the swine flu or anything else in your personal or work life.

Boomer Nostalgia: Can We Trust Our Past?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

I am generally not big on trips down memory lane, but there's a nice retrospective of the 60s I came across that was kind of fun. It seems like a long...

Living with Meaning: Don't Work Against Yourself

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

Good intentions are not enough--no matter how well intended they may be. Paradoxically, if we become fixated or obsessed with our intentions, we may a...