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Howard's Daily: The Cave of Federal Bureaucracy

Philip K. Howard | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Philip K. Howard

Like the prisoners in Socrates's cave, federal officials accept existing law as a state of nature. They do whatever the flickering complexities tell them to do, whether or not they are sensible.

To Be in Therapy, or Not to Be? That is the Question

Angella Nazarian | Posted 03.20.2014 | Women
Angella Nazarian

We all have our own journey to make with our own set of challenges. But one thing is for sure: personal transformation takes time, accountability and encouragement. It can happen organically through personal relationships or through enlisting an outside coach or joining a group.

Tech Leave You Cold? Major in Philosophy!

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Michael Sigman

If I had to choose one word to explain why I chose philosophy as my college major, that word would be "Nausea." I'm talking, of course, about Nausea,...

Want Happiness? Become a Practicing Stoic

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

Over the past two months I've read the works of all four great Roman Stoics -- Epictetus, Musonius Rufus, Seneca and of course Marcus Aurelius -- and with their help I've come to a few realizations

Football and Ancient Athens

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

By embracing a culture of innovation, demanding a sound mind in a sound body and accepting the challenges and dangers of annual war-like campaigns, the modern NFL comes close to exemplifying the spirit of ancient Athens.

Getting an A for Effort: My New Yardstick to Life

Arjun Moorthy | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
Arjun Moorthy

My family often says that I'm too modest but I am simply seeing the truth of these outcomes. What I realize now is that my approach essentially stresses the same things my father advised me at a young age: focus on the inputs and take credit only for that.

Have You Been Cocooned by Culture?

David Sable | Posted 11.09.2013 | Media
David Sable

There are caveats, of course, but at the end of the day, if we are open to new ways of understanding what is valuable, beyond simple aggregation of audience or dollars, then culture will truly advance.

The Bell of Liberty and the Price of Freedom (Part 1 of 3)

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Steve Robertson

Coincidently, in the 60's, we were told of a new brewing trouble and the freedom bell was rung again. A new enemy had arisen, this time, the political philosophy of communism. The word "enemy," interestingly, comes from Latin and means "not friend."

Ask Questions and Live Into the Answers

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

"Never be afraid to ask questions, especially of yourself. Discovery is the mission of life." -- Brian Kates Educators have long known the value of ...

Of Men and Mortals

Connor Ryan | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Connor Ryan

It is truly ironic that the only way persons become immortal is through their own mortality. Men and women of past are considered great because of what they did while they were alive

Everybody Say 'OPA!'

Alex Pattakos | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

The notion of the "good life" can be viewed as the human quest for meaning, a formidable challenge that involves both making a living and making a life that really matters, that has significance.

Sinking Into a Creative Funk? Move Your Desk

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

I love working on the porch behind my house on Prince Edward Island because there are sheep on the farm below.

The Proximity Principle: Innovation, Face-to-Face

Tom Morris | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Tom Morris

Conversations that take place, even in casual settings, can spark major creative leaps and novel, important innovations.

Harry Styles Wants YOU To Learn About Greek Philosophy

| Posted 02.14.2013 | Teen

By Aja Romano What do you get when you cross modern philosopher Alain de Botton with one of the biggest names in pop music? 20,000 retweets and ...

Ex-U.S. Attorney Takes On Socrates In Mock Retrial

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 02.01.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Patrick Fitzgerald has prosecuted mobsters, terrorists, a White House aide and two Illinois governors. On Thursday, the former top prosecu...

Philosophy and Drama

William Lyons | Posted 03.05.2013 | Arts
William Lyons

I hope that this Greek production about a famous Greek will remind us of the fact that Greece has been the source of so many of the great aspects of our western democratic culture.

Is God Relevant Today?

Anthony Strano | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
Anthony Strano

From politics I never did expect much but from a rich spiritual tradition I did. Why is it that religion appears so ineffectual at the time it is most needed?

History's Worst Twitter Scandals!

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 10.02.2012 | Comedy
Davis Schneiderman

Even if an errant-tweet is music to your scandal-hungry ears, you may have actually missed some of the most knock-down, bare-knuckled, ugly tweet wars in history.

Kool-Aid, Hemlock And Confucius

Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.

Do we all have our price? Do we fold, do we compromise, do we give in -- do we all have a price? Or in the words of the theme of our commentary, do we all drink the Kool-Aid?

Socrates Spoke: Riding High on Life (VIDEO)

Toan Lam | Posted 02.04.2012 | Impact
Toan Lam

For one full minute I want you to sit down (preferably in silence) and think about what you have accomplished in your career thus far.

A Tribute to Brazil Soccer Legend Socrates

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 02.04.2012 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Anyone passionate about soccer will be saddened by the untimely passing away of Socrates, the Brazilian midfielder who captained Tele Santana's legendary World Cup team of 1982.

The Death of Socrates - Soccer Loses a Great

Alan Black | Posted 02.04.2012 | Sports
Alan Black

Socrates, the great Brazilian soccer maverick, has died at age 57. Those who saw him play were moved by his style. He glided over the grass, his intelligence working the angles, carving space, inspirational and beautiful.

Brazilian Soccer Legend Dies

AP | TALES AZZONI | Posted 02.03.2012 | Sports

SAO PAULO — On and off the field, former Brazil star Socrates stood out above the rest. His elegant style and his deep involvement with politic...

Barbeque Wisdom: My Pulled Pork Epiphany at Southern Soul

Tom Morris | Posted 01.09.2012 | Food
Tom Morris

I started off with a huge plate of pulled pork and beef brisket, accompanied by fried okra, potato salad, sweet collard greens, Brunswick Stew, and thick toast, all washed down with two or three bottles of Bud Light on tap. You have to cut your calories somewhere.

Does Harvard Want Bold Thinkers or Good Little Boys and Girls?

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 11.07.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Harvard has missed something that I fear much of our society has lost sight of: Even if by some weird and lucky coincidence we happened to be right about every belief we cherish, we nevertheless tend not to understand why we hold those values until they are challenged.