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October 21, 2014

Amy Shouse Amy Shouse

Suddenly, You’re Brave

Posted October 20, 2014 @ 10:10 pm
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Suddenly, You're Brave

If someone asked me to describe myself, I don't think I'd include "brave" in my answer. I tend to prefer safe and peaceful as opposed to adventurous and extreme. However, I have had experiences where I have been in danger or where I chose to step up to the plate to help another person who was in danger. In other words, I've been in the right place at the right time when the universe presented the...

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Irwin Kula Irwin Kula

Solving the Prisoner’s Dilemma: The Death of Klinghoffer at the Met

Posted October 20, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

Klinghoffer

From Forbes.com article by Irwin Kula and Craig Hatkoff: "Game theory's famous Prisoner's Dilemma has many variations. Consider the case where two "rational" individuals who might not cooperate even when it's in their best interest; "irrational" behavior, albeit riskier, can lead to a better outcome for each. Are we witnessing a...

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Brad Hirschfield Brad Hirschfield

Video: Is Extreme Fitness Replacing Religion?

Posted October 16, 2014 @ 10:10 pm
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Video- Is Extreme Fitness Replacing Religion

From Odyssey Networks' Faith on the Record series: Extreme fitness programs have become a multi-billion dollar industry, and according to a recent article in the New York Times, an extreme fascination with workout...

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Irwin Kula Irwin Kula

Conflict Kitchen: Eating Our Way to Understanding

Posted October 16, 2014 @ 10:10 am
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Conflict Kitchen- Eating Our Way to Understanding

Do you realize how little we know about the countries with which we are in conflict? Outside of the polarizing rhetoric of politicians and the narrow lens of media headlines, what do we know about countries we consider our enemies? An eatery in Pittsburgh, PA has an innovative and savory way of addressing this. ...

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Brad Hirschfield Brad Hirschfield

Magic We Can All Perform: Transforming a Life

Posted October 15, 2014 @ 10:10 am
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Magic We Can All Perform-Transforming a Life

Over 4.9 million people have viewed Rob Anderson's magic act in which he tears up a homeless man's sign, only to put it back together with an extra surprise which he then gives to the gentleman. In a world of what often feels like endless competition for clicks and views, it's easy to confuse success with making a difference. Sometimes though, virtual virality - nothing to sneeze at - opens the...

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