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Metaxas On Miracles

Mark Joseph | Posted 12.13.2014 | Books
Mark Joseph

Eric Metaxas has had a varied career as a biographer, children's author, humorist, talk show host and the creator of Socrates in the City a salon type program which has featured dozens of thinkers in conversation with Metaxas.

Ready Or Not -- Fatherhood's Unexpected Life Lessons

Christopher Phillips | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Christopher Phillips

Making the real-life transition to "daddy" was far more challenging than I'd imagined. As much as I thought I'd readied myself for life with a bundle of joy, it turns out I was pretty clueless about how to deal with the quantum change.

Be 'Ageful' Not Ageless!

Christopher Phillips | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Phillips

What would it be like to be genuinely ageless? Would this give us the capacity to ward off permanently the encroaching years? Would we remain just as ...

Breaking Digital Firewalls: Walid Al-Saqaf's Circumvention Ph.D.

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.10.2014 | Technology
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's unusual to write about Ph.D. dissertations, but when the topic deals with digital firewalls and Internet censorship, it's an attention grabber in an era of disclosures on surveillance by countless governments.

Socrates Over Milk and Cookies: Asking the Best Questions

Mimi Darmstadter | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Mimi Darmstadter

So, in the school spirit of deeper inquiry, ask yourself if the questions that you ask -- of others or yourself -- would disappoint Socrates.

The Perpetual Black Liars

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 10.28.2014 | Black Voices
Nicolas B. Aziz

Black people have been dehumanized and disregarded in America since its inception; and it is thus time for us to truly realize that this country is not "one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Plato Was an Incompetent Mook

Stephen Whittaker | Posted 10.05.2014 | College
Stephen Whittaker

The current press for either the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) or the Competency-Based Online Course (CBOC) makes clear that the old-style liberal arts colloquium has failed. But here's the thing: the false dilemma is nothing new.

The Celestial Self: Remembering Who You Are

Georgia Metaxa | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Georgia Metaxa

In the Orphic Hymns, we read these lines: "I am a child of earth and starry heaven But my race is of heaven alone." When we come into existence we...

A Cure for Microwave Spectrum Disorder

Stephen Whittaker | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Stephen Whittaker

When challenged about the effect on their psyches of what I generically dub anti-social media, students assure me that they are fully social, but their integration and communication is with a society other than the one in the room.

M.F.A Abstraction, Crapstraction, Dropcloth Abstraction or Zombie Abstraction? Recommended Reading #2

Matthew Israel | Posted 08.24.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

If you haven't seen this series of videos, they're a great learning/teaching resource on the painting techniques of the Abstract Expressionists -- specifically Pollock, Newman, Rothko, Reinhardt and Kline -- by Corey d'Augustine of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

The Long Journey to the Inner Self

Georgia Metaxa | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Georgia Metaxa

In one of the most beautiful myths of ancient times, Plato describes the journey of the soul from the spiritual to the material plane. As the soul des...

Howard's Daily: The Cave of Federal Bureaucracy

Philip K. Howard | Posted 05.25.2014 | 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 05.20.2014 | 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 ...