Awkward Dates, Allergic Kids and the Dress Debate: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (March 2-6), we discussed ending relationships gracefully, the vast disparities in how others see the world, modifying old rules in light of new information and cutting bullies down to size. Many thanks to guest writer Naomi Telushkin for her insightful post on staying true to yourself while looking for love. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.


DatingB.WisdomWarehouse.620Creating Mindful Moments When Dating Someone New – Naomi Telushkin

Dating is a process of being open and closed; open to letting a stranger become significant, closed to the immediate discomfort of the moment. The discomfort of being judged by our appearance or job title, the pressure of keeping up a conversation… READ MORE


TheDress.WhiteGold.620That Dress, and the Humbling Reality of Others’ Perceptions – Irwin Kula

In just one day, an innocuous question on Tumblr (“Guys please help me – is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking the **** out”) generated an infamous internet debate hashtagged #TheDress. As it tore across social media… READ MORE


BreakingUp.620The Choice to End a Relationship – Brad Hirschfield

This week, New York Times opinion columnist and, in my opinion, all-around smart guy David Brooks published an uncharacteristic piece – one which invites a response, simply because leaving his as the last word on the topic could lead people to hurt each other when they really don’t need to… READ MORE


PeanutAllergy.620Nuts to All That? Digesting the New Allergy Research – Brad Hirschfield

Peanut allergies. Causing everything from discomfort to death, peanut allergy was barely heard of 20 years ago, yet in America the number of kids who live with this deadly danger has more than quadrupled in the last eight years alone. What is going on here? READ MORE


FlashlightSearch.620Bringing Cruelty to Light – Brad Hirschfield

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series:? A retired baseball star who’s also an active blogger, Curt Schilling, was shocked when his teenage daughter became the target of extremely crude internet abuse. So he tracked down the cyberbullies’ real identities and… READ MORE

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