Tag: Technology


Inclusive Prayer, Long-Distance Loss and More: Must-Read Links

Every week on The Wisdom Daily, we bring you our favorite reads from sources around the web. Topics on this week’s list include letting go of the past, the difference between anxiety and fear, a gathering space for all faiths, long-distance loss… and more. Whatever is transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Letting Go “I simply don’t have the capacity to worry about as many things that I used to really enjoy worrying about…which is really therapeutic, ’cause I can really hold a......

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Yik Yak Is Back

The popular social platform Yik Yak is back in the news. Not that it was ever gone, but some are now pushing in that direction – and raising important questions about privacy, decency and first amendment rights. When I wrote about Yik Yak earlier this year, it was in the spotlight for fostering hyper-local (within a 1.5 mile radius) anonymous communication, especially popular on college campuses. What I wrote then still stands: We need an ethic of communication that matches the new forms of communication which are now so accessible. Real commitment......

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Whether Scientific or Religious (or Both), We're All Human

The Pew Research Center has released a new study about how religion affects Americans’ views on science, and there are quite a few fascinating key takeaways. One important finding: The common refrain that “religious people don’t embrace science” is simply not true. Only 30% who were polled felt that their religious views conflicted with science – and even more interesting, non-religious people were more likely (than religious people) to think science and religion were in conflict. We can stop talking past each other and start talking to each other, and say: This......

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Friendship, Overparenting and More: Must-Read Links

Every week on The Wisdom Daily, we bring you our favorite reads from sources around the web. Topics on this week’s list include getting older with confidence, keeping emotions in perspective, changing how students and teachers interact, evolving as friends over time, parenting with less hypervigilance, keeping communities strong when jobs leave… and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Now and Then “I’m comfortable with who I am. I mean, there are days when I think, Where did my 20s go?......

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Beyond Bored: Entering the Soul of Creativity

Recently, I introduced meditation to my high school spirituality class. I joined them, closing my eyes, peeking to see how people were doing. The second time I opened my eyes, I noticed more than one student fiddling with their smartphones. As we debriefed afterward, I asked what challenges they encountered as I guided the group to sit with awareness of breath and body. One student volunteered that she was so uncomfortable with the silence she just had to fidget with her iPhone. The boredom was unbearable. When we ‘zone out,’ we do......

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Creativity, Decisions and More: Must-Read Links

Each week, we come across writing full of wise insights from around the web and share it with The Wisdom Daily community. Today our favorite picks cover: singer Shirley Manson’s role as a rock icon, the powerful perspective of a gun violence journalist, the ethos of human connection in George Eliot’s writing, children innovating with new technology, soothing coloring books designed for adults and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Results Oriented “When you’re young you don’t think so much about......

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Amazon's Toxic Workplace: Is a Fix Right on Our Doorstep?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: Despite being a company that doesn’t actually net much profit, Amazon has grown to infiltrate the lives of millions of Americans, who rely on the online shopping portal regularly for goods delivered quickly to our offices and homes. As consumers, what can we do about the disturbing new flood of allegations about the toxic culture inside Jeff Bezos’ company? It’s only responsible to ask: “How do we navigate through radically innovative and novel business settings?” Watch my video below for more insight and discussion.......

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Wisdom on Night Owls, Cars and Anxiety: Must-Read Links

As your new week gets underway, check out these recent links – fascinating essays and interviews that came across our radar, along with the excerpts that moved us to highlight them here on The Wisdom Daily. Read on for fresh viewpoints about operating a Google self-driving car, building a peaceful life after a traumatic childhood, staying up long after sundown and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Unafraid of the Dark “The night has a special quality about it. It’s one......

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Knowledge Is Power. So How Should We Use It?

Imagine a young couple, happy and bubbling with anticipation over the birth of their first child. Only a few months are left before the big day.?But then, a sonogram reveals an anomaly – maybe in the shape of the skull, or the size of the kidneys. Something isn’t?quite right. Hearing such news is among the most devastating things a parent can experience. Thrown into panic mode, parents hunger for more information, and grasp for something tangible to help them understand what is happening with their child. Will my baby be OK? Will......

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Peace, Hands and Robots: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (June 8 – 12), we discussed Sheryl Sandberg’s reflections on grieving after sudden loss, technology and robotics continuing to eliminate jobs, hands and the meaningful memories they evoke, an antigay organization’s donation to a progressive philanthropy,?the moneymaking element of peacemaking and the influential preacher upset by a pro-adoption TV ad. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Wisdom on Kids, Music and Loss: Must-Read Links – TWD Whether or not you’ve grieved the loss of someone dear, Lean......

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