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The Material Is Immaterial

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

The words we use to describe things are as inexact and conceptual as the things they describe. In other words, the words we use to describe things are not the things they represent. Words merely stand imperfectly for the things they represent in our minds.

Finding Our Way: Making Our Own Sense Out of the Time We Have Left

Martha Nelson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

For what may be the first time in our lives, we can decide how the day goes. The simple question is: Where do we begin?

OK Magazines So Sexy Reality TV Smorgasbord

Tom Murro | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Tom Murro

A porn star, Housewives, Mob Wives, and a pageant queen all in the same room, what more could you want from a Wednesday night?

Can We Alter Our Own Perceptions Of Reality?

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living

We're familiar with the mind games and tricks magicians use on a daily basis -- but what if we can take those "hacks" and apply them to our own percep...

How to Eat Cake

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary-Lou Stephens

The other morning, I had a vision of the reality of life. It wasn't profound; it was prosaic, ordinary but delicious. The vision was of a cake. In thi...

Five Ways to Make Your Dreams Become a Reality

Lauren Galley | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
Lauren Galley

There is no greater feeling than accomplishing your goals, so get off the couch and seize the day! I am going to pay it forward today and share with you Kirsty's top five tips on following your dreams and not taking "no" for an answer.

So Your Show Is Probably Canceled... Now What?

Hulu.com | Posted 06.21.2014 | TV
Hulu.com

Luckily, we've sorted things out for a few plucky characters we think'll be just fine on this side of the small screen -- whether or not their shows have already gone the way of the dinosaur.

3 Ways To Bring Yourself Back To Reality

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

As human beings, we have to be careful not to deny reality when it hurts our happiness, health and success. We must accept things are they are, not as we wish them to be.

Parents, Stop Shaming Your Teen Daughters Online

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.24.2014 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Social media teaches us that there is no buffer between what people do in their daily lives and what is put online. However, parents must see the bigger picture, and opt not to publicly shame their children on social media.

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Reality itself, as explored by cutting-edge theories in physics, cosmology, and neuroscience, is giving us hints that we should look at the world through fresh eyes.

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 1)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Despite their many divergences, science and philosophy are both led forward by reality. This is inevitable if facts, concepts, axioms, and other mental models are to be reliable.

Everyone Is a Winner at 2nd Stage Theatres 27th All Star Bowling Classic

Tom Murro | Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Murro

When I think of bowling, I think, Roy Munson, cigarette smoke, beer, mullets, and "why the hell am I thinking about bowling?"

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Is there such a thing as higher consciousness? For a tiny fraction of the population who believe they have experienced God directly, this is a spiritu...

Annieta: Detroit, September 2010

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I enter the parking garage's front office to make a complaint about a food delivery person who improperly parked in the disabled area. I tell the y...

Reality Enters the Political Conversation

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The dawning of the new year may usher in a seismic shift for at least two subjects in the political arena, because for the first time both proponents and opponents will be forced to frame their arguments based on actual, verifiable reality rather than just wildly overblown hopes or fears.

Holiday Blessings for the Modern Fam

Raina Rose | Posted 02.25.2014 | Parents
Raina Rose

May your children be blessed with the holiday spirit so that they experience no melt-downs, no squabbling fits, no food throwing and joy sparkling from their eyes like snowflakes glinting off your neighbor's garish light display.

The Phrase 'Real Life'

Dave Gill | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel
Dave Gill

Upon hearing about the bumpy transitions back to normality that others had experienced, I thought it would be nothing, but now the opposite seems obvious. Of course there'll be transition pains. How would there not be after last year?

Brave New Auto-Corrected World: Engineering Life One Letter at a Time

Nancy Colier | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media
Nancy Colier

In addition to designing and mutating reality, the auto-corrector is now contributing yet another mirror to the funhouse that is human communication.

Why Is Your Religion Powerless to Change You? To Change the World?

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Why is your religion and/or religious belief powerless to change you? Powerless to change the world? This might explain it... In Voice of Reason, a...

The Mystery of God and the Brain

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

Will neuroscience eventually be able to locate God in our neurons, and if so, should that tiny area of the brain be excised or boosted? No doubt there are arguments on both sides, depending on whether you hold that God has been good for the human race in the long run or bad.

Interview With Shalom Tomas Neuman, Winner of Italy's Prize for Art, Giglio d'Oro 2013

Lisa Chau | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

Fusionism is expansive, inclusive. There are no limits to the combinations, of disciplines and techniques one can invent. Fusionism integrates and liberates; it creates dialogue and community.

Fables May Fail to Help Children

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Art Markman, Ph.D.

There are lots of goals for telling stories to children, but there is often at least some attempt to teach kids something about life. When we hope to educate, does it matter whether the stories are about the real world or about fantasy?

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box - Part 7

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.30.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

As easy as it is to think that the brain in its skull casing is all that is necessary to produce mind, it's just as easy, if you permit yourself, to think of Mind as the fundamental nature of everything that exists.

Life Is Like a Burger!

Tammy Bleck | Posted 11.17.2013 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

I'm definitely a "what you see is what you get" kind of girl. Pretense is exhausting. I don't appreciate it in advertising and I sure as hell don't appreciate it in people.

Reinventing the Apocalypse: Gary Lemons Streams Collective Consciousness With Poetry

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.12.2013 | Books
Russell C. Smith

His current collection of poems, "Snake," imagines a post-apocalypse Earth long after the extinction of the human race where a character that embodies all of the feelings, thoughts and emotions of our entire civilization when it no longer exists.