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Keep Your Eyes On The Prize: Make Your Priorities Your Priority

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Modern life is full of distracting clamor, from text messages and emails to window displays in the mall. Other people tug at you with their priorities, which may not be your own. If you don't make a sanctuary for what is important, it will get overrun by the Bermuda grass of B and C priorities.

Lying Is the New Truth

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

hose people -- the confused ones -- come in all shapes, sizes, genders, colors, and political parties but for the sake of argument, and as a nod to the political climate of this GOP Convention week, let's focus on politicians, shall we?

Are There Really No Answers in Life?

Steve McSwain | Posted 10.27.2012 | Religion
Steve McSwain

I have experienced something in my life that I have chosen to call God. "So," you might ask, "how can you be certain that what you have experienced is really God?" Well, I don't know.

What Message Does Lance's Takedown Send to Our Kids?

CT Working Moms | Posted 10.24.2012 | Parents
CT Working Moms

I believe Lance has told the truth. He has never, ever been found guilty of doping. And yet everything is being taking away from him.

How Much Truth Is In Fiction?

Leslie Daniels | Posted 10.16.2012 | Books
Leslie Daniels

Last week, here and in the Times Literary Supplement, was announced the discovery of a story by Vladimir Nabokov on boxing.

When a Lie Is No Longer a Lie, What Happens to America?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Through the years, we've become accustomed to a little political sidestep, where politicians don't answer the question asked and respond with a totally irrelevant answer. But lately this sidestep has morphed into outright lying.

Jonah Lehrer And The Betrayal Of Trust In The Internet Age

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 10.02.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

In the Internet age, everything we say becomes a potential building block for others to use, and the only way to ensure a solid foundation based on trust is to be truthful. And as Jonah Lehrer learned, lies will topple your world.

3 Steps to Finding Your Truth

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Shaahin Cheyene

By reaffirming your intentions, you are reaffirming your path and reclaiming your power. In doing so, your word becomes law. Your words become actions. Your actions define who you are and effect change.

Brandon Vera: The Truth Hurts

Elliot Worsell | Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

Following a career fought very much in first gear, Vera is in dire need of somebody, anybody to wake his inner beast and, in doing so, finally tap all that potential many feel he possesses.

Help Stop the Suffering of Richard Lewis

Steve Young | Posted 09.25.2012 | Comedy
Steve Young

Truth is being brutalized by the very people who are supposed to be protecting them: politicians, their surrogates and their campaigns.

How To Keep Your Balance When There's No Place To Stand And Nothing To Hold

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.23.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

It's the essence of models that they're works in progress. The idea that models can change, and should be expected to yield their place of privilege to better ones, has been surprisingly hard to impart.

How Are You True To Yourself?

Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living

What does being true to yourself mean? Risk, living outside of others expectations -- let us know how you stay true in the comments below!...

Intellectual Empathy

Michael Jinkins | Posted 09.17.2012 | Education
Michael Jinkins

The capacity for intellectual empathy is essential to those who wish to live generously and with integrity in a pluralistic society. It is even more essential today than in times past.

The Secret To Science's Success

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.15.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Modeling has made humans what we are and our success as a species depends on learning to use them wisely.

Two Notions Of Truth: My Sunday School Vs. My Public School

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.31.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

The truth is not necessarily what some authority says it is, but rather what can be proven. But, if so, where did that leave the truths taught in my Sunday School?

The Truth on Lying

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Traditional psychological theories have considered a close relationship with truth as an essential ingredient of mental health. We're no longer so sure.

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Patricia Rust | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Patricia Rust

Telling the truth comes with a sense of freedom because you have nothing to hide. There is a saying: "Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive."

The Legend of the Ming Joint

Jeff Klima | Posted 08.08.2012 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

Many years before I became the world-weary bon vivant you love to love, I was a seeker of the dark and mystic arts. It was in those great nomadic travels of my youth that I happened upon the legend of the Ming Joint.

Janet Jackson Announces Plans For Transgender Documentary

Posted 06.05.2012 | Gay Voices

Janet Jackson is kicking off her Pride month in an extra-special way: by announcing plans to executive produce a documentary about transgender people ...

Things I'm Afraid To Tell You: Bloggers Post Their Naked Truths

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 07.29.2012 | Home
Laura Rossi Totten

"Things I'm Afraid To Tell You" is exactly what it sounds like: bloggers posting real, sometimes raw, self-truths.

Seek Your Own Truth

Aaron Anson | Posted 07.16.2012 | Religion
Aaron Anson

We must seek those quiet spaces in our life that are safe for vulnerable explorations of meaning. These spaces are not found inside physical institutions or places where demagoguery slays reflective, rational and factually grounded discourse.

The Dalai Lama Told Me So -- Words of Wisdom From the 2012 Templeton Prize Winner

Davia Temin | Posted 07.14.2012 | Religion
Davia Temin

As I was listening to His Holiness, a question sprung full-blown to my mind: "Can, and if so, how, can those who have lost their compassion, or never had it to begin with, regain it?

Seeking Truth In A World Of Competing Narratives

William Grassie | Posted 06.30.2012 | Religion
William Grassie

Is there some other way to adjudicate between the competing metanarratives that shape our lives and identities, determining how we think and act, what we hold to be true and good?

Expressing How We Truly Feel Is Not Easy, But It's Worth It

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeanette Cajide

I have no problem expressing discontent, criticism, and opinions, but when it comes to expressing love, I will suffer quietly, in the corner, hoping the other person is gifted with telepathy.

What Divorce Taught Me About Being A Man

Steven Crandell | Posted 06.17.2012 | Divorce
Steven Crandell

Separation meant that many of my life plans became redundant. I felt I had to start from scratch in many ways