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Is Donald Trump Losing To A Mastermind Or A Moron?
Here’s why he and his supporters don’t care that his Clinton claims make no sense.
Where Is Common Ground? Where Is Community?
Associate Professor of Religion
America must understand that Black Lives Matter is a movement born from the human spirit seeking community, harmony, and flourishing. It is biblical in its cause, revolutionary in its spirit, and democratic in its goals.
Personal beliefs versus scientific innovation: getting past a flat Earth mentality
The Conversation US
Views from experts in academia, providing fact-based analysis ...
Almost by definition, the most important and innovative scientific findings often go against people's existing beliefs. If
Do You Have Religion or a Relationship With God?
Tim Rymel, M.Ed.
Author | Educator | Dad
Why do we feel we're so connected to God when we pray? Interestingly enough, research shows that no matter who we pray to
Why Are Trump Voters Not Bothered by His Lies?
Rick Shenkman is the founder of the History News Network and t...
Donald Trump's voters have been ridiculed for their willingness to overlook his inconsistencies and lies, but this is what all voters do once they've become committed to a particular candidate. Cognitive dissonance theory explains why.
"Showing Up" for Conversations that Feel Scary
Living Room Conversations
Living Room Conversations offers an open-source format to faci...
My struggle to attract people to these conversations is a microcosm of a broader challenge facing our society. Day to day
Do Parents Misjudge Their Child's Happiness?
Dr. Gail Gross
Human Behavior, Parenting, and Education Expert, Speaker, Auth...
You as a parent always have an edge in evaluating your own child because you hold the key to his history. The important thing to remember is to be objective through empathy, and to not use defense which can cause projection to influence your objectivity through projection.
CULTURE & ARTS
100 Walkers" Subverts in West Hollwood on April 18
Artist, curator, pop and occult culture journalist; hostess Su...
It's disingenuous that nobody walks in LA--we have a become a stroller's paradise, with art walks abounding in every neighborhood.
Why Congress' Obamacare Doomsday Cult Can't Admit It Was Wrong
“One could create some line of argument that the economy would be much, much stronger without the ACA, but that really seems
Republicans See Job Growth As Evidence Obamacare Is A Job Killer
With the economy improving and adding millions of jobs a year, HuffPost asked Republicans if they still believe that Obamacare is a job killer.
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Activist and Consultant
I've been thinking a lot about the world we've created. And I've come to the conclusion that it makes absolutely no sense. None. Not even a little.
The Term Homophobia Is Improper
Mediator, Family Law Attorney, Collaborative Law Practitioner,...
Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.
Raz Simone, 'Cognitive Dissonance': An Ogred Adonis
Raz’s beats are like throwing darts at a map, and purposefully so. He raps over top of Hans Zimmer’s main theme from “Inception
4 Reasons Not to Threaten Friendships Because of Political Differences
It may sound counterintuitive but we shouldn't want our party to be the only party because the other party (or parties) helps keep us in check and that ultimately helps protect our liberty. This is rooted in our history.
8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day -- And How to Avoid Them
Belle Beth Cooper
Being aware of the mistakes we naturally make in our thinking can make a big difference in avoiding them. Unfortunately, most of these occur subconsciously, so it will also take time and effort to avoid them -- if you even want to.
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff? No Sweat
Watching my friend in action, I was so impressed by how easily he deflected the slings and arrows of small stuff. By putting things into their proper perspective, my friend bypasses squandering even an ounce of sweat on drivel.
Skeptics, Brace Yourself: The Honor System Is Alive And Well
Greedy ghosts aside, the honor system seems to be a pretty solid one when it comes to garnering authenticity. We, as humans
Lying Politicians, and the Difference Between Being Lied TO, and Lied FOR
Author, 'How Risky Is It, Really?'
Political conventions are like the camp fire on the night before battle (or the day before the big game), when the chieftains rally the troops, impassion the tribe, fire up the true believers, or, as politicians might put it, appeal to the base. Neither conventions nor politics are for truth.
Todd Akin, Cognitive Dissonance, and the Quest for Decency
Experimental social psychologist; author, 'Not by Chance Alone...
I, too, am appalled by the outrageous ignorance of Mr. Akin's belief, but I would not call him heartless. Rather, I would suggest that Akin is a man suffering from the pain of cognitive dissonance.
The Cognitive Dissonance of Republican Logic
Democratic strategist and writer
Republicans believe that government spending causes unemployment. But we can't cut the defense budget, because that would put people out of work.
Do as I Say, Not as I Want: Dissonance in Conservative Immigration Policy and Practice
Director, the Center for Population Dynamics at the Maxine Goo...
Instead of dealing with the conflict that comes with both demanding and demonizing immigrants, we bury our heads away from the reality that conflict exists.
Denise M. Wilbanks
Author; Motivational speaker
We are constantly receiving similar vibrations throughout various interfaces in life. Our society, however, has conditioned
Moral Disgust: A Theory of Relativity
Assistant Professor, Brown University; Professional Consultant...
With "the big game" a few days away, here is a glimpse into how football reveals some of the secrets of our moral universe and why we laud or are disgusted by various behaviors and people.
Determination -- Is Yours Holding You Back?
Executive Advisor and Best-Selling Author
As you embark on changes large and small, try to keep your eyes on the prize and put a positive spin on setbacks. In other words, choose to change, and stick to it. Yet realize your very commitment is going to make it hard to hear negative feedback.
Can "True Believers" Sue Harold Camping?
Author, mindfulness-practitioner and social worker, and retire...
Claiming Camping knew he was "wrong" -- a.k.a. lying -- is a big deal because Harold Camping made some fairly serious claims when he started talking about Judgment Day.
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