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4 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Jean-Paul Sartre

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

Jean-Paul Sartre was born in 1905. His father, a navy captain, died when he was a baby – and he grew up extremely close to his mother until she rema...

Is Not Wanting Kids Selfish?

Bret Spears | Posted 07.18.2014 | Parents
Bret Spears

People have had children to secure marriages and to save them, to bolster an identity and belong, to vouchsafe their virility, out of blind Darwinian compulsion and entirely by accident

How We Treat Others

Tom Morris | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

How we treat others is really in the end how we treat ourselves. Our outer conduct always has inner results. In a great little passage from Shakesp...

A World Future Society Conference Speech: Everyone Faces a Transhumanist Wager

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a problem. Each one of us has a problem. In fact, no matter where you go on the planet, no matter who you find, every single person on Earth has this same dire problem.

4 Problems Stoicism Can Help Us With

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

‘Stoicism’ was a philosophy that flourished for some 400 years in Ancient Greece and Rome, gaining widespread support among all classes of society...

'Boards Don't Hit Back' and Other Bruce Lee Wisdom

Carl Phillips | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

Bruce Lee continues to be an inspiration to millions long after his untimely passing. While better known for his amazing martial arts ability, incredible physical prowess and acting Bruce was also a philosopher. He was a free thinker who read and studied the work of the philosophical greats but then formed his own views.

Minorities, State Violence, and the Price of Self-Respect

Myisha Cherry | Posted 07.10.2014 | Black Voices
Myisha Cherry

Violence is not the most effective way to respond to injustice, but self-respecting individuals taking a stand together against injustice is. This is a price we all can afford. The question is do we respect each other enough to believe that others and ourselves are worth it?

The Golden Rule

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 07.09.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

We all learned it in Kindergarden: the golden rule. Treat others the way you want to be treated. As five-year-olds we are given many concrete examples of what this means and what this looks like. As adults it seems this rule can often be forgotten.

This Video About Worry Will Really Make You Think

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living

"Can you allow your mind to be quiet?" British philosopher Alan Watts poses the question in his speech on worry, which he describes as "a mind in ...

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: The Space Around Thoughts -- Mind the Gap

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Life. Running here and there. Preoccupied with this and that. Swept away by one thought or another. We barely have time enough to notice time pass...

Interview With a Philosopher: The Grand Finale, Part Two

Tom Morris | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

What can death tell us about life? Could it potentially provide important hints and suggestions about who we really are, and what the overall context ...

Life: Just a Game of Monopoly Taken Way Too Seriously

Danielle Posa | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

We, humans, are the source for creating something new. We are the source for creating new systems, organizations, governments and a world that actually works for all people. And a world that can be so much more thrilling, unpredictable and abundant. We can make it all up... again.

Where To Go On Holiday -- And Why

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 06.30.2014 | World

Going travelling is one of the most exciting pastimes of all. It’s up there with love in terms of the happiness it can bring – though, unlike love...

The Very Short Tale of the Hare on the Chair

Tom Morris | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

"Where is the hare?" "Oh, no! On the chair!" "You swear?" "Over there!" "With his nails and his bunny tail bare?" "You care?" "Oh yes! Beware! An Impe...

Philosophy You Can Use: The Ancient, Practical Wisdom in Stoic Thinking

Ryan Holiday | Posted 06.27.2014 | Books
Ryan Holiday

Philosophy is not just about talking or lecturing, or even reading long, dense books. In fact, it is something men and women of action use -- and have used throughout history -- to solve their problems and achieve their greatest triumphs.

Yo! Yeah, You. Yo!

Tom Morris | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Tom Morris

Things are not always what they appear. Something can seem to be sheer genius to some, and massive stupidity on a monumental scale to others.

Everyone's Right. Everyone's Wrong. What Do We Do Now?

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Blake "Save the Cat" Snyder Every day, before I do almost anything else, I send out a barrage of tweets and Facebook posts. First, I schedule t...

Reading Maimonides in Beirut

Emily O'Dell | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion
Emily O'Dell

Reading Maimonides in Beirut reminded me that beyond right and wrong, reason and faith, belief and unbelief, we are perhaps most alive and wise when we strive to become conscious of the "self."

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

Be the Expert on You: Bootcamp You

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Reflective learning asks of us, "Do you want to evolve, expand and emerge to the next, latest-greatest version of yourself?" Yes, and I do mean, "YOU...

What I Learned from My Dad About Parenting

Betsy Boyd | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Betsy Boyd

As I prepare to deliver twin boys in two weeks -- I am 41 myself, and these are my first children -- I want to keep in mind the several sweet and profound ways in which my painter, poet, creative-director father enriched my world and my self-esteem through advice and direction.

The End of the Universe: A Search Between Rising Disorder and Complexity

Cadell Last | Posted 06.06.2014 | Science
Cadell Last

In his new book, The Beginning and the End: The Meaning of Life in Cosmological Perspective, philosopher Clement Vidal explores the two main trends of the universe: rising disorder and complexity. As a result, his investigation takes us to the most extreme conditions possible in our universe.

My Million Dollar Mystical Experience

Tom Morris | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business
Tom Morris

Business is art. And anyone who is still chained down in the cave and doesn't see that has failed to grasp what could be one of the most beautiful forms of strangeness of all.

Why We Run: A Philosophical Look at the Value of Running

Brad Stulberg | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

The reasons we run are often extremely personal, and being a runner can take on various meanings. At the same time, though, there are things that many runners hold in common, none of which may be more salient than the hallowed value we place on our sport.

Is Eating Healthy Food Enough to Change Your Mind?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

The Natural Food Revolution of the 2000s may have turned our empty lives into a fullness of a new obsession: FOOD. It has spawned the everyday peep...