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September 05, 2015

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Science, Roadblocks and MTV: Our Week in Wisdom

Posted September 4, 2015 @ 11:30 am Categories: Wisdom Warehouse Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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On The Wisdom Daily this week (Aug. 31-Sept. 4), we discussed the walls people put up to feel safe, the myth that failures are negative setbacks, the challenge of finding gun violence solutions, the pop culture spectacle distracting a generation, a religious freedom...

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Religious Freedom vs. Imposing Your Faith on Others

Posted September 4, 2015 @ 11:17 am Categories: Videos, Wisdom Warehouse Tags: , , , , , , ,

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From Odyssey Networks' Faith on the Record series: A county clerk in Kentucky has been jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses in accordance with the law. The way I see it, Kim Davis not being allowed to impose her religious views on others - her belief that ...

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Is ‘Beginner’s Mind’ Helpful in Reducing Gun Violence?

Posted September 3, 2015 @ 11:24 am Categories: News & Politics, Wisdom Warehouse Tags: , , , , , , ,

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The brazen shooting near Roanoke, Va., that killed local TV reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, during an early morning on-air interview with Vicki Gardner (who was critically wounded) immediately evoked all the conventional tropes in our nation...

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The Gift of Recognizing What’s In Your Way

Posted September 3, 2015 @ 10:15 am Categories: Daily Life, Wisdom Warehouse Tags: , , , , ,

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When I was an MFA student at Bennington many years ago, I had a poetry mentor named Jason Shinder who used to say, "Whatever gets in the way of the work, is the work."

He was talking about poetry, of course. Whatever is getting in the way of writing poems, that's...

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Brad Hirschfield Brad Hirschfield

America, Do We Have a (VMA) Problem?

Posted September 2, 2015 @ 11:35 am Categories: Daily Life, Wisdom Warehouse Tags: , , , , , ,

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MTV's 2015 Video Music Awards was the most tweeted (non-Super Bowl) event since...wait for it...tracking ever began! Really? Even if it were only the most tweeted event since this year's Super Bowl, I would say we have a problem. I mean, I rarely write from a negati...

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Failure Is, In Fact, Always an Option

Posted September 2, 2015 @ 11:01 am Categories: Daily Life, Wisdom Warehouse Tags: , , , , ,

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The world of psychology was recently shaken to its core. Since science is based on testing and retesting hypotheses, several researchers sought to replicate some of the key findings from three prestigious journals, on topics like free will, emotional closeness and f...

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