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The new science on human goodness

I ditched my cable subscription in May. If I had to hear one more antagonistic screaming head or screaming politician or screaming anything who pits one person or one side against another purposefully for ratings or dramatic effect, I was going to lose it — seriously. …

Sitting is fine, but it’s not the only or best path to enlightenment

Sketch artist Art Lien at work, covering the Senate impeachment trial on January 30, 2020.

In the decades that sketch artist Art Lien has covered the U.S. Supreme Court, he has been the eyes of the people. At the nation’s highest court, where there are no cameras allowed, the sketch artist for NBC News and SCOTUSblog sits through hearings with a small pad of paper…

Magical coincidences are about attention to moments, not luck

Co-authored with Francesc Miralles

Deep within the narrow streets of Gion, in the heart of Kyoto, sits a rustic chashitsu, or tea house. That old neighborhood is home to the last remaining geishas and untold mysteries of a fading way of life; in the spring, its cobblestone roads are carpeted…

Regardless of how centered and present you try to be, overloading your schedule is a way of being unfaithful to yourself

“To commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to the violence of modern times.”

—Thomas Merton

“I’m keeping myself busy.” Lots of retired people say this kind of thing, probably to reassure themselves and others that they are not at loose…


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