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Anger rooms are all the rage, according to an article in this week’s New York Times Style section that mentions three such places where people go to smash things. As one proprietor put it:“That’s the cool thing about addressing an instinct, everyone’s got it.”There’s nothing new in the understanding...

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In an article published in this week’s New York Times it is reported that: “Scientists for the first time have successfully edited genes in human embryos to repair a common and serious disease-causing mutation, producing apparently healthy embryos,…”This news raises questions about who might control the technology that makes this...

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In a world getting busier by the minute it can be very appealing to get away from it all, to find somewhere out of range of WiFi, and perhaps even out of range of other people. So why is it that the bliss of such a place can wear...

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This week saw the 100th anniversary of the Silent Parade in New York City, where in a demonstration organized by the NAACP, about 10,000 people gathered on July 28, 1917, to march in silence down Fifth Avenue to Madison Square. The march was a response to the wave of lynching...

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We’re all busy planning for, waiting for, and dreaming about our next vacation. Whether it's just a simple weekend or a long, winter break, taking a holiday is an integral part of working life, a time when we feel we can finally relax. And then when our working life is over comes the perceived...

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Does the world seem schizophrenic to you? Media headlines are divisive, full of fear and discontent, but scroll down a little and it’s all about dealing with stress, about living a more peaceful life, and about becoming a more balanced individual. So how do we achieve this balance, how...

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Fear Is a Passive Form of Anger

People have called this “The Age of Anger,” and when I look at the way people seem to express themselves these days, it often feels like it. Love seems far away. Is there a connection between this incitement to fear and the eruption of so much anger?   “Life should be...

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love-and-marriage

Bella DePaulo, one time visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and author of Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After, writes this contribution to the New York Times, May, 26, 2017. Entitled, “Get Married, Get Healthy? Maybe...

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Why Does Terrorism Happen?

What makes people decide to commit acts of terrorism, and what can be done about it? Research reflects that there are two reasons: Social and political injustice, and the belief that violence or its threat will be effective, and usher in change. The first is noble enough, the second,...

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The End of History

It’s nearly thirty years since Francis Fukuyama published his landmark essay “The End of History,” and yet here we still are. History has not ended, and liberal democracy has yet to prove itself the “final form of human government.” Here’s an OSHO Times article from that time in which Osho...