Recently, a friend of mine posted a status on Facebook, which on the surface seemed non-adjacent to her usual upbeat, forward thinking ones. My friend is a wonderful mother, Mastered in Education, a lovely person, a fierce political debater and always brings light to every table. I say that with all impunity. In hers and […]
At the end of the day are humans fundamentally good or are we good and evil? Can our evil or immoral acts be judged as mistakes from a fundamentally good being?
We all have them from time to time – strong, emotionally-colored urges to act in ways that make no rational sense and are counterproductive in our current modern society. Our forbears, and conservative Christians even today, ascribed this to “Original Sin” and prescribed prayer and penance as a countermeasure. Classical psychiatry presumes that the roots […]
Do Outbreaks of Evil have an Organic Cause? Martha Sherwood contemplates the idea that perhaps there was a biological cause to the savagery of World War II
When an Asker Meets a Guesser, unpleasantness can result. So are you an Asker or a Guesser and does it matter? Nathan Thompson explores this cultural divide.
Have you ever had trouble make a choice? Would you ever let someone choose for you? Should you? Sheena Iyengar has studied how we make choices and and how we feel about the choices we make. In this TED video, she provides fascinating insight into how we make the choices that build our lives.
When a stranger tells our writer, “Smile. Life’s not that bad” it sparks a Seinfeld moment and lots of questions about what is an authentic smile and what isn’t.
My life is full of contradictions, or what I call my bi-polar activity. Not that I have some clinically diagnosed chemical imbalance in my aging grey matter; rather, unlike most of my friends whose work and home life are often inter-related, mine is completely disparate.
Have you spent your life learning to be happy or unhappy? This TED video shows you how to recognize the patterns of unhappiness and how to learn how to be happy.
Charisma is no longer magic, it’s measurable. So will the winner keep winning if the rest of us can now study her secrets to success? The playing field’s been leveled.