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Time to Get Real: The Riddle of Perception (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Because there has been not the slightest success in discovering how consciousness is created from atoms and molecules, our hypothesis is that consciousness came first; it is the source of evolution, life, creativity in nature and the emergence of intelligence.

Time to Get Real: The Riddle of Perception

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

A rose has no color until the visual cortex of the brain processes the information from photons striking the retina. That is indisputable. But nobody can spot how a neuron in the visual cortex suddenly "sees" red.

Mind-Made Reality: Color and Perception With Deepak Chopra

The Chopra Well | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Perception, as Deepak says, is mind-made. Perhaps no two sets of eyes will see exactly the same rose, and it may be frustrating when our experiences don't align perfectly with someone else's.

Feel Like a Butterfly, See Like a Bee? The Mystery of Perception

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

No philosopher using deduction or researcher using brain scans has been able to prove with certainty that our perception of the world matches "reality as it is out there."

Breaking the Spell: Dealing With a Distracting Reality

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

In a modern global world that increasingly encourages a 24/7 connected lifestyle, it is important that each of us manages to find balance, harmony, and coherence within our inner states.

Social Media Has Made Products of Us All

Dori Hartley | Posted 02.18.2013 | Technology
Dori Hartley

In real life, we do not share space with strangers from the internet. And the worst thing we can do to our real relationships is check in through social networking to see how they're doing. Real life, real friends, real family -- they belong in the real world. Hold tight to these people who have eyes and a body.

The 'End' Is Never Really That

Dr. Michael Finkelstein | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael Finkelstein

Even when an old, heavy redwood tree falls terminally to the ground, its seeds are already on their way to producing another life. And now, as we look to the year 2013, we can discuss the importance of realizing that the ending of year 2012 is merely prepping us for what's to come.

The Problem-Solving Fast Track

Garret Kramer | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Garret Kramer

We live in a thought-created reality, not a circumstance-created reality. Therefore, it makes little sense to think more about a problem that is the result of too much thinking to begin with.

Unsentimental Holidays, Part 1: James Joyce and "The Dead"

James Bryson Hyatt | Posted 02.10.2013 | Books
James Bryson Hyatt

I'm going to roll out a handful of suggested books, movies and albums to get you through the holidays without much sentiment -- while also not falling back on cynicism and despair.

Reality Is in the Context of the Beholder

Jason Silva | Posted 01.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Jason Silva

2012-11-16-genericvidpullWe can never really know anything outside of its context, even things we are looking at with our eyes. After gasping at how easily our eyes can be fooled, I found myself thinking of the role of context in many other situations.

Are You Right? What Makes You So Sure?

Tom Cornwall | Posted 01.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Tom Cornwall

2012-11-15-lottopullWe all like to think that we are right. And we will often go to great lengths to persuade others that our view is the right view. But what Beau Lotto reveals in his powerful TEDTalk is that our reality is merely a perception and, "the light that falls on your eye is meaningless."

Reality: What a Concept!

Mario Livio | Posted 01.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Mario Livio

2012-11-15-lottopullOptical illusions reflect limitations in our perception of physical reality. But what really is physical reality? While dozens of philosophers have struggled for millennia with attempts to directly answer this question, modern science settled on a more modest goal -- how can we explain reality's behavior?

It Ain't Necessarily So: How Bulletproof Is Your Bubble Of Beliefs?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

We saw played out on the national stage how seductive it is to believe our own fabrications about the way it is, and we saw the prices we'll pay as a result of our unwillingness to look beyond what we think we already know.

For Romney and the GOP, Lying Is a Feature, Not a Bug

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

There is a demonstrable disposition among base voters on the Republican side, including large numbers of authoritarian-minded folks who see the world as a fight between good and evil, in which fact and truth only matter insofar as they reaffirm these folks' view of reality.

Which Real Housewife of NYC Chickened Out?

Tom Murro | Posted 10.27.2012 | TV
Tom Murro

Real Housewife of NYC Aviva Drescher has apparently scared the bejeezus out of one of her co-stars, so much that she refused to be in the same room with her, and it was a big room.

How Acceptance Can Lead To Freedom

Judith Johnson | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Our awareness of the presence of spirit in our lives is governed by five laws of spiritual consciousness. As we become able to comprehend and align ourselves with them, we gain access to the treasures they guard.

Cannes 2012: Obsession With Reality Shows Drives Man Insane in Garrone's 'Reality'

Karin Badt | Posted 07.23.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The story of a fishmonger in Naples obsessed with the possibility of being on a Big Brother, Reality is about how easy it is for a human to become consumed by artificial dreams to the point of mental illness.

Bravo's Best Talent Gets Upfront and Personal

Tom Murro | Posted 06.13.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Murro

I forgot how massive the Bravo family was as I went into sensory overload from realization that all of the Real Housewife ladies, Chef Curtis Stone, The Shahs of Sunset, Tabatha Coffey, and Kathy Griffin were all in the same room.

Grabbing Hold of Reality: Engaging Energetically With Our Lives

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

To make a lasting change in the years ahead many of us will need to awaken from our passive slumber and grab hold of reality, reaching out to our world, recognizing our creative immersion, and engaging energetically with our lives.

Why The First Year Of Marriage Can Be Rocky

Sophie Keller | Posted 05.30.2012 | Weddings
Sophie Keller

Everyone thinks of the first year of marriage as the "honeymoon" period, but newlyweds can often be dismayed to find that the first year can be rockier than they expected.

A Big Time Movie and Some Housewives

Tom Murro | Posted 05.20.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Murro

Another night, another red carpet event. Well, not exactly! This time it was the Big Time Rush premiere on Thursday the 8th of this month. These g...

The Ho Hum Bachelor Finale Screening Party in NYC

Tom Murro | Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Murro

Fans enjoyed watching the Bachelor girls while they played miniature golf and spent most of the night posing for pics and simply enjoying their 15 minutes of fame. Well, their additional 15 minutes of fame.

N.Y. Fashion Week Is All About the Afterparties

Tom Murro | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Murro

Upon entering, we made our way toward the open bar, which included bartenders dancing around in Johnson's signature tutu's, and we then engaged in some cryptic and convoluted conversation with Betsey which included a few fashion tips. Wait, did she call me Elvis?

Camila Gets Drunk, Lashes Out On 'The Challenge'

Posted 02.23.2012 | TV

One of the things that makes "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes" (Wed., 10 p.m. EST on MTV) unique in the world of reality competition series is the i...

'Project Runway: All Stars' Makes Dresses For Miranda Kerr

Posted 03.28.2012 | TV

It was an exciting fourth week for the remaining designers on "Project Runway: All Stars" (Thu., 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime). Not only did they have the r...