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The New Enlightenment?
(Photo: Stephen Melkisethian /flickr/cc) by Robert C. Koehler , Common Dreams: http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/04/21/new-enlightenment   What
remains endlessly hinted at about the 2016 presidential race, but not
fully articulated, is that something...
(Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc) by Robert C. Koehler, Common Dreams: http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/04/21/new-enlightenment What remains endlessly hinted at about the 2016 presidential race, but not ful...
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No, You Can’t Feel Sorry for Everyone: The Idea of Empathy For All Ignores the Limits of Human Psychology
Robert Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions ( Wikipedia ) by Adam Waytz , Nautilus: http://nautil.us/issue/35/boundaries/no-you-cant-feel-sorry-for-everyone   T he world seems to be getting more
empathetic. Americans donate to charity at record rates. People feel ...
Robert Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions (Wikipedia) by Adam Waytz, Nautilus: http://nautil.us/issue/35/boundaries/no-you-cant-feel-sorry-for-everyone The world seems to be getting more empathetic. Americans donate to chari...
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Everyone Talks About Community Resilience, But What Do They Mean?
Mixed group repairing a road, South Kivu ( Wikipedia ) by Hartmut Fünfgeld, Martin Mulligan, Wendy Steele, and Lauren Rickards , Transre: http://transre.org/en/blog/everyone-talks-about-community-resilience-what-do-they-mean/ Across policy domains, calls ar...
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Only a Circular Economy Will Lead to Prosperity For All
(Photo credit: Wikipedia ) by Ellen MacArthur , Circulate: http://circulatenews.org/2016/04/only-a-circular-economy-will-lead-to-prosperity-for-all/ The majestic swell of the Southern ocean provides an endless spectacle.
This seemingly simple succession of...
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BOOK REVIEW: "Empire of Things" by Frank Trentmann
Cover of “Empire of Things” (Harper) by Carlos Lozada: http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/empire_of_things_20160408/ "Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, From the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First” by Frank Trentmann.   There ar...
Cover of “Empire of Things” (Harper) by Carlos Lozada: http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/empire_of_things_20160408/ "Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, From the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-Firs...
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How Austerity Has Crippled the European Economy – In Numbers
Thomas Fazi by Thomas Fazi , Social Europe: https://www.socialeurope.eu/2016/03/austerity-crippled-european-economy-numbers/ Europe’s post-crisis response - consisting of a combination of fiscal
austerity, neoliberal structural reforms and expansionary mon...
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Five Key Principles of Mental Toughness and Resilience
Thinking on a train journey (Photo: Wikipedia ) by Phil Pearl DCH, DHP, MCH, GHR Reg, Personal Development Toolbox: http://www.personaldevelopmenttoolbox.net/mental-toughness/five-key-principles-mental-toughness-resilience/ Throughout
our lives we face cha...
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Capitalism or Socialism? There’s an Even Better Option
(Illustration by  Valeriy Kachaev  / iStock) by David Korten , Common Dreams: http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/04/12/capitalism-or-socialism-theres-even-better-option Politics and polling data reveal a remarkable shift in American attitudes toward soc...
(Illustration by Valeriy Kachaev / iStock) by David Korten, Common Dreams: http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/04/12/capitalism-or-socialism-theres-even-better-option Politics and polling data reveal a remarkable shift in...
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How People Learn to Become Resilient
Perception is key to resilience (Gizem Vural) by Maria Konnikova , The New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/the-secret-formula-for-resilience Norman
Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University
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Perception is key to resilience (Gizem Vural) by Maria Konnikova, The New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/the-secret-formula-for-resilience Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician ...
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Aldous Huxley on the Transcendent Power of Music and Why It Sings to Our Souls
by Maria Popova, Brain Pickings: https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/04/05/aldous-huxley-music-at-night/ “Without music life would be a mistake,” Nietzsche proclaimed in 1889 . But although a great many beloved writers have extolled the power of music with v...
by Maria Popova, Brain Pickings: https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/04/05/aldous-huxley-music-at-night/ “Without music life would be a mistake,” Nietzsche proclaimed in 1889. But although a great many beloved writers have ext...
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Humans an Invasive Species Heading for a 'Crash,' Study Says: "The Question is: Have we Overshot Earth's Carrying Capacity Today?"
Earth's resources not limitless ( M Candelori /flickr/cc) by Nika Knight, staff writer , Common Dreams: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/04/08/humans-invasive-species-heading-crash-study-says   Human population growth has followed the trajectory of a t...
Earth's resources not limitless (M Candelori/flickr/cc) by Nika Knight, staff writer, Common Dreams: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/04/08/humans-invasive-species-heading-crash-study-says Human population growth h...
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VIDEO: What Are the Keys to Happiness? Lessons from a 75-Year-Long Harvard Study
by Dan Colman , Open Culture: http://www.openculture.com/2016/04/what-are-the-keys-to-happiness.html Last year, we highlighted the  Harvard Grant Study  and  The Glueck Study , two
75-year studies that have traced the lives and development of hundreds
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