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Treating Pain: A New Ontology is Needed

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Thinking that pain is in the brain impels doctors to look for a physical cause for pain, says Dr. Alex Cahana. When one isn’t found, “It’s all in your head” is often what a patient will be told. Read More »

Seven Prison Survival Secrets

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By internalizing and abiding by these principles, a new inmate will save a lot of strife and possibly violence, and even transform potential hard time to easy time. Read More »

Comparisons Make Everything Look Smaller

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When we compare ourselves to others, the tendency to seek out their faults leads us to examine our own, and we end up doubly dissatisfied. Read More »

Charlie Chaplin, ‘House of Cards,’ and Bertolt Brecht’s Alienation Effect

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Brecht's Alienation Effect took a different course after Hitler's rise to power. Spacey’s political drama is less about politics than about cold-blooded personal ambition. Read More »

Kosen Rufu – Propagation of World Peace

Nichiren is a form of Japanese Buddhism that emphasizes repeated recitation of the mantra nam myoho renge kyo for health, happiness and enlightenment. Read More »

How Righteous Anger Keeps You Up the Tree (And How to Get Down)

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Often people become angry because they’re not getting what they want or they’re not receiving the recognition they believe they deserve. Read More »

Stephen Colbert and Asian-Americans: The Standing to Be Satirical

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Defenders of Colbert in the recent #CancelColbert debate are right that Colbert's segment was satirical. They just don't know what good satire is. Read More »

The Wretched of the Earth: Hidden Dimensions in Fanon’s Thought – Part 1, Economic Development

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The jury is still out as to whether the South American experiment with decolonization is real revolutionary change or just another version of capitalism dressed up in socialist garb. Read More »

The Arrogance of Certainty (Or, How to Wake Up the Soul)

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Letting go of our need to know, to convert others, or to be certain brings us into the present experience, whatever that may be. Read More »