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Santa and the Baby Jesus – Does the Jolly Old Elf Ruin the True Meaning of Christmas?

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The bottom line is that it is adults who allow Santa to overtake the holiday, and there is no need for that. Baby Jesus is not only the reason for the season, but he is the motivation behind everything the jolly old elf does. Read More »

In Defense of ‘Happy Holidays’

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“Happy Holidays” covers everything from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, and it is said not to insult people but rather to honor their individuality and respect the dignity of their respective faiths. Read More »

Be Still to Combat Boredom

Be Still to Combat Boredom

New studies are finding that boredom is pervasive throughout society and can encourage unhealthy attitudes and poor lifestyle choices. Read More »

Happy Thanksgivukkah: May Your Turkey Be Stuffed with Lots o’Latkes

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This year provides a unique opportunity to connect two already-bound holidays. The historical and religious synergy between Chanukah and Thanksgiving is undeniable. Read More »

Thinking Outside the Brain About Health Care

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The idea that consciousness is not in the brain and the positive impact spirituality can have on health are both gaining ground. Read More »

Instinct vs. Intellect: Jeremy Griffith’s Explanation of the Human Condition

Australian author & biologist, Jeremy Griffith

When humans’ emerging consciousness grew powerful enough to begin defying our pre-established instincts, the great problems of the human condition began. Read More »

A Brief History of Japanese Tea

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Japanese tea, like Japanese culture, is unlike anything else in the world. It draws on more than 5,000 years of history, but was only truly refined into the art it is today in the last 400 years. Read More »

“1000 Ton Gold Hunt” Begins Today at Unnao, India.

Gold Hunt begins at Unnao Fort after a sage dreamed that 1000 Ton Gold is buried Beneath the earth. Read More »

Don’t Take the Negativity Bait

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Why do some people seem so unhappy while others seem generally happy and able to take negative experiences in stride? Read More »

Happy Rosh Hashanah: The Joy of Holidays Independent of the Secular Calendar

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I appreciate the Jewish tradition of linking celebrations and traditions to the celestial rather than the secular. Read More »