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Why People Stay in Bad Relationships

The answer might not be what you’d expect.

Why Raw-Foodies Get Such Poor Miles per Meal

Richard Wrangham knows something about how human diets evolved. He’s a Harvard professor of anthropology, the curator of primate behavior biology at the Peabody Museum, director of…

Why Relationships Are So Difficult

On any given day, 1.6 million of us are blogging, 27 million are tweeting, and 1.5 billion are posting on Facebook. We’re emailing during meetings, texting during lectures, and tal…

Why Share Your Pain

If we all speak our truth, no matter how heavy or how trivial our stories seem, then together we can light the way toward a new future and a new story, one that is no longer based on silence and shame.

—ZAINAB SALBI Freedom Is an Inside Job, by Zainab Salbi.

Why Some Health Foods Aren't So Healthy After All

Are kale chips and mango smoothies a smart choice? Don't be fooled by the "health halo" warns food sociologist Dina Rose.

Why Spiritual Practice is Essential in Crazy Times

Your spiritual practice is more essential now than ever before.

Why Suicide

Questions & Answers about Suicide, Suicide Prevention and Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Knowby Eric MarcusWhen Eric Marcus was just 12 years old, his father committed …

Why Switch to a Gentle Leash

Try a simple experiment. Open your hands with your thumbs touching each other. Place your thumbs at the base ofthe throat with the fingers pointing back and surrounding the neck. …

Why Talk Therapy Sometimes Isn’t the Answer

Moving beyond the analytic mind to true soul-tending in relationships

Why the Poor Throw Happier Parties

People with upper socioeconomic backgrounds can often be accused of flaunting their status by buying stuff. It turns out, however, that it’s easy to identify socioeconomic status j…

Why the World Needs You More Than Ever

When people ask me why I do the work I do, the answer is easy. I do it because I deeply love the people I have the honor of collaborating with. For me, environmental and social jus…

Why Vote?

I just read that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed today not to raise taxes on the rich even if President Obama wins in November. So why vote? If the system is rigged again…

Why We Are All Essentially Good

The most important thing for me now is reminding people that they are good. We are all essentially good. That is why we admire people like Mother Teresa or Nelson Mandela so much. …

Why We Bless

An excerpt from 365 Blessings to Heal Myself and the World, reprinted with permission from O-Books.

Why We Can Be Dogmatically Against Things We Know Nothing About

As philosopher John Locke observed: “New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.”So, what limits our d…

Why We Don’t Want State Religion

“To put it bluntly: the more power a religion has, the more power a religion wants, and it gets that power at the expense of human freedom.”

Why We Fear the Future

People who struggle to deal with uncertainty may in fact may have an unusually large striatum.

Why We Forgive

By letting go of past hurts, we can heal not only ourselves, but our families, our communities, and our world.

Why We Love Music

Researchers are discovering how music affects the brain, helping us to make sense of its real emotional and social power.