Spinoza in Principle: Ethics, Affect, and Friendship

By Dr. Timothy Rayner Former Professor of Philosophy University of Sydney Writer/Author Philosophy for Change One hundred years ago, Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) was a famous philosopher, oft-quoted and respected, if notorious for his relationship with the authorities of his time. It is unclear why he fell out of fashion. We may have seen Spinoza’s statue in Amsterdam, or[…]

Is Technology Making Us Dumber or Smarter? Yes.

Is this happening to us? And is it good? Assembly line illustration from shutterstock.com By Dr. Jonathan Coopersmith / 06.17.2016 Associate Professor of History Texas A&M University The smartphone in your hand enables you to record a video, edit it and send it around the world. With your phone, you can navigate in cities, buy[…]

Trump’s Thin Skin Can’t Handle 13-Year-Old Comedian, Calls Her ‘Lame’ (VIDEO)

13-year-old comedian Lori Mae Hernandez Lori Mae Hernandez, a 13-year-old comedian, appeared on “America’s Got Talent” and used Trump as part of her routine. Politicians are used to comedians using them for fodder and typically take it in stride and laugh it off, and that’s when it comes to ADULT comedians.  But not Trump.  His[…]

5 Things Science Says Will Make You Happier

Photo from Shutterstock. Happy people are healthier, make more money, and live longer. Thankfully researchers say it’s something we can cultivate with practice. Here’s how. By Kira M. Newman / 03.23.2016 Did you know that happiness has its own holiday? Four years ago, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed March 20 to be the International[…]

How to Make Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee Concentrate

These step-by-step instructions show just how easy it is to make delicious iced coffee at home. By Karen Raye Ahh. Iced coffee. Deep, rich, cool, and creamy. Even chocolaty. There’s nothing like it. And it’s so easy (and inexpensive!) to make at home. I even created a handy-dandy little infographic to show just HOW easy[…]