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How Do You Define Someone's Soul?

Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living

How would you define a soul? When it comes to putting its concept in words, it may be difficult to come up with a succinct definition. Is it someo...

Alternative Paths to Wellness a Political Act With Winners, Losers

Sienna Craig | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Sienna Craig

Who benefits when governments appeal to UNESCO to endorse a traditional medicine as intangible cultural heritage? Who loses and who gains when the FDA determines what can and cannot be called a "medicine"?

How Our Words And Emotions Affect Our Communication

Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living

When we communicate, are we expressing our thoughts or are we expressing emotion? In the video above, actor Isabella Rossellini and Hunter College ...

Philip Seymour Hoffman On Happiness And The Moments That Brought Him The Most Joy

Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away last week, inspired many through his meaningful body of work. But in addition to his portrayals of chara...

Who Remembers Kissing Jane Pauley First?

Tim McHenry | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McHenry

GPS for the Soul has just posted a clip from the Rubin's Brainwave series from 2012. Broadcaster Jane Pauley and MIT's Sebastian Seung come together t...

Why Certain Memories Stick Out In Our Minds

Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living

Can you recall your first kiss? Or the first time you drove a car? What about your first school dance? The brain has a fascinating way of acting li...

Laurie Anderson Surprises Us All

Tim McHenry | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McHenry

Laurie Anderson once said on stage at the Rubin that the essence of good art is that it should have the ability to surprise. It no longer surprises me...

The Link Between Reality And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

How do you define happiness -- and is it realistic? Each one of us has a different idea of what it means to be happy. For some, it's solace in a wa...

Taking the Happy Train to the Rubin

Tim McHenry | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McHenry

We all take furtive glances at our fellow passengers on the subway. Don't we? Sometimes they are so unaware of their surroundings, that our gaze gets ...

How Happiness Influences Our Creativity

Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living

The term "tortured artist" is a well known one, and artists with that reputation often pride themselves on producing powerful work from places of pain...

Elaine Stritch Wrestles Happiness to the Ground at the Rubin

Tim McHenry | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Tim McHenry

Elaine Stritch, the veteran Broadway baby, was not happy when she turned up at The Rubin Museum of Art for her on-stage conversation on the subject of...

Is The Secret To Happiness This Simple?

Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living

There are many ways to achieve happiness, whether it's spending time with loved ones, participating in activities you enjoy or doing work that giv...

The Secret To Recalling Your Dreams

Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Our dreams could provide insight into our minds and uncover parts of our conscious we didn't even know were in play -- but what happens if you don...

The Warning Sign It's Time For A New Life Approach

Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living

What do you do when life becomes uninspiring and you're stuck in a rut? According to creative experts, sometimes a new approach is the only way...

Carl Gustav Jung and Facebook

Tim McHenry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Tim McHenry

As this session was about Jung, it was perhaps inevitable that the unconscious would make an appearance by the end of the evening. The image of the Red Book certainly brought Shanley to reveal a great deal more about himself than might be gleaned in a regular interview.

Is Happiness Subjective?

Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living

What qualifies feeling happy? In the video above, musician Aimee Mann and film director Neil LaBute agree -- it's all subjective. "[Happiness] is...

I Was There

Tim McHenry | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Tim McHenry

This conversation between Liev Schreiber and Jesse Prinz on happiness culminated in a beautiful admission by Liev towards the end of the session: how the introduction of children into his life cleared the way for him to understand the source of true happiness: unconditional, ego-free love.

If You Look Happy, Do You Feel Happy? Liev Schreiber On 'Faking It'

Posted 09.19.2013 | Healthy Living

"Happiness [is] only real when shared." It is said that the last words of Christopher McCandless, the man at the center of Jon Krakauer's Into ...

NYC-ARTS News: Jan 31 Through Feb 7, 2013

NYC-ARTS | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York
NYC-ARTS

A new exhibition of photos at NYU's Grey Art Gallery captures the poet of Greenwich Village who lived his life... just around the corner. Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg features over 80 black-and-white photos.

NYC-ARTS News: January 24 through 31, 2013

NYC-ARTS | Posted 03.28.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

In theater news, the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Water by the Spoonful, extends its run by two weeks. This play is the second in a trilogy by Quiara Alegría Hudes.

The Lens and Life of India's First Female Photojournalist, Homai Vyarawalla

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

A new retrospective at New York City's Rubin Museum of Art is showcasing the works of Homai Vyarawalla, a celebrated Indian photojournalist who rose t...

Deepak Chopra at the Rubin Museum of Art

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 10.13.2012 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Dr. Deepak Chopra will be the guest of honor at this year's annual Nine Rivers Gala at the Rubin Museum of Art.

Digital Dharma: Saving the Text in a Tech-Loving Age

Maggie Jackson | Posted 10.06.2012 | Technology
Maggie Jackson

Today, we too often believe that technology neatly solves a problem when in reality, technology merely shifts the nature of the challenges before us. I have no doubt that the inestimable Gene Smith deeply understood the depth of this issue.

The Faithful Shopper: Mad for Museums, Part II

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.25.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Here are more of my favorite places to find unique gifts, home décor and more, at some of the unique and amazing sites in New York City.

Music Reinvigorates Elderly Man Like You Wouldn't Believe

Susan Michals | Posted 06.10.2012 | Arts
Susan Michals

And next week, a must-see documentary debuts in New York City on the power of music and it's positive impact on the elderly.