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Beautiful Weapons of War? - April 10, 2017

Living Poorer - April 3, 2017

An Internet Sabbath - March 17, 2017

John Berger, R.I.P. - February 2, 2017

A Positive Look Ahead - January 23, 2017

On Reading - January 9, 2017

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The International Word of the Year - November 30, 2016

The Reframing of Zeitgeist - November 10, 2016

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The Art of Using a Book - July 28, 2016

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The Mystery of Awe - June 1, 2016

The Patience to Bear Sorrow - May 27, 2016

Mapping Culture through a TV Competition - May 17, 2016

An Elder Hero for the Ages - May 13, 2016

Truly Being Present - May 4, 2016

The Problem with Inattention - April 28, 2016

Why We Enjoy Working So Hard - April 19, 2016

Make the Most of Your Sense of Touch - April 13, 2016

Observing Animal Spirituality - April 4, 2016

Reconnecting with Nature through Ritual - March 30, 2016

A Meditation on Hope and Despair - March 21, 2016

The Broader Sharing Economy - March 9, 2016

Unleashing America's Shadow - March 7, 2016

The Big Problem of Racism - February 26, 2016

The Spiritual Significance of Tattoos - February 22, 2016

The Importance of Hope in a Time of Climate Change - February 12, 2016

The Benefits of Inspiration - February 8, 2016

Do You Need a Purpose in Life? - February 1, 2016

A Civil Rights Issue: Mass Incarceration in the U.… - January 25, 2016

Bottled Water or Tap Water? - January 21, 2016

Repurposing Fiction in Business School - January 19, 2016

The Morally Unacceptable and Useless Death Penalty - January 11, 2016

John Irving on Fear - January 8, 2016

Variety's Best Movie Scenes of 2015 - January 5, 2016

New Line of Books for Seekers - January 4, 2016

Making Movies that Reflect Human Values - December 30, 2015

Reverence, Not Revenge - December 28, 2015

The Value of Libraries - December 8, 2015

After Paris - Thoughts from Rabbi Lerner - November 16, 2015

Taking the Pulse of Religion in America - November 10, 2015

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How to Avoid Polarization in Sports and Politics - August 6, 2015

The Death of Novelist E. L. Doctorow - July 28, 2015

The Cost of Paying Attention - July 1, 2015

Reclaiming Wonder - June 29, 2015

Micropreneurs Reframing Work - June 16, 2015

When Ministry Doesn't Pay - June 10, 2015

Comedians as Today's Prophets - June 3, 2015

The Future of Spirituality - May 11, 2015

Wearing the Same Thing Every Day - May 4, 2015

The Meme as Meme - April 30, 2015

The Long Marriage of Mindfulness and Money - April 20, 2015

RIP Eduardo Galeano - April 15, 2015

The Future of World Religions - April 14, 2015

American Use of Smartphones - April 8, 2015

The Awesome Experience of Listening to Rock - April 6, 2015

Jesus in Philadelphia - March 3, 2015

Embracing Boredom - February 3, 2015

Empathy and Reading - January 28, 2015

MicroLearning and Mass Attention Deficit - January 26, 2015

The Universal Reach of Character Development - January 14, 2015

Death of Novelist Robert Stone - January 12, 2015

A Secular Version of the Ten Commandments - December 22, 2014

Do Animals Go to Heaven? - December 12, 2014

Why Elders Smile - December 9, 2014

Midlife Crisis and Then Wisdom - December 1, 2014

Loving God by Knowing Many Things - November 25, 2014

This Changes Everything - November 12, 2014

Radical Amazement: Nature and the Spiritual Life o… - October 22, 2014

The Art of Slowing Down in a Museum - October 14, 2014

Who Are You? - September 22, 2014

In Praise of Doing the Same Thing All the Time - September 15, 2014

The New Sharing Economy - September 8, 2014

Elders with Time to Experiment - September 5, 2014

Mental Illness Crisis - August 20, 2014

Free to Choose - August 8, 2014

What Playfulness Can Do For You - July 31, 2014

Confronting Ageism - July 28, 2014

The Future of Robot Caregivers - July 21, 2014

How a Password Changed One Man's Life for the Bett… - July 17, 2014

Touching the Earth for Our Adversaries - July 14, 2014

Mixed Feelings about Watching Animals - July 9, 2014

We'd Rather Shock Ourselves than Quietly Sit Alone - July 7, 2014

Amma: The Hugging Saint - July 2, 2014

Armed Drones and Perpetual War - June 30, 2014

Heroes Who Practice "Mercy Medicine" - June 23, 2014

Car Miracles and Prayers - June 20, 2014

Silence as a Luxury Product - June 9, 2014

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Skimming & Sharing - May 29, 2014

The Next Revolution in Digital Technology: Part 2 - May 21, 2014

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Locked Up and Locked Out - April 21, 2014

The Many Sides to Regret - April 9, 2014

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What It Takes to Say "Yes" to Life - April 4, 2014

Book Clubs as Transfusion Centers - March 31, 2014

Needed: Sacred Spaces Everywhere - March 26, 2014

In Praise of Failures and Mediocrities - March 3, 2014

Making TV a Part of Our Lives - February 17, 2014

Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline - February 11, 2014

In Life and Business: Learning to Be Ethical - January 22, 2014

According Animals Dignity - January 16, 2014

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The Everly Brothers' Soothing Harmonies - January 7, 2014

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The Documented Life - December 16, 2013

Master of Many Trades - December 9, 2013

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Meatless Monday Movement - October 28, 2013

Please Be Quiet - September 9, 2013

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The Joy of Old Age - July 22, 2013

The Nones Are Off the Bus - July 11, 2013

Death Cafes - July 3, 2013

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Robots in Our Future - June 24, 2013

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A Critic of Curb and Corner - January 10, 2013

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Dear God! When Will It Stop? - December 17, 2012

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Spiritual literacy is the ability to read the signs written in the texts of our own experiences. It is recommended and practiced in all the world's religions. Whether viewed as a gift from God or a skill to be cultivated, this facility enables us to discern and decipher a world full of meaning. More