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Circles of Confusion

From the category Concepts In Motion

Escher is famous for sketches that warp our perception of space, continuity and progress. The people in Eschers’ sketching, Ascending and Descending, appear to be walking endlessly around a rooftop, going simultaneously up and down the stairs and getting nowhere.  It is a sentiment we sometimes share when our drive for personal growth has us going in circles.  Continue Reading

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Five Ways To Promote Marital Health and Harmony

From the category Five Minute Articles For Your Consideration

Every marriage completes something in us and omits something we need.  The sense of completion is what draws us to each other while the familiar void of the omission is what we fuss about.  For instance, if we come from a large loving family we may feel a sense of completion when we marry someone who is kind and wants a family too.  Yet, if we were personally overlooked because individual needs were sacrificed for the sake of the larger group, we may feel the familiar edginess of not being taken into consideration when our spouse suddenly announces “we’re going to Spain on our next vacation”.  Continue Reading

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Just Say You’re Sorry!

From the category Fast Facts

Currently, 36 states have passed “I’m Sorry” legislation preventing physician’s expression of compassion or sympathy for medical errors to be used against them by a patient in litigation.  According to the AMA, 25 percent of medical malpractice suits are the result of patients feeling intentionally misled or dismissed by their physician following a medical procedure that did not go well.  Continue Reading

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5 Reasons Why the George Zimmerman Trial is Important to You!

From the category Five Minute Articles For Your Consideration

In 1964, Canadian scholar Marshall McLuhan proclaimed, “the medium is the message.”  He was not referring to the enormous influence “the medium” exerts on society, but rather the “unintended consequences” that innovation brings to society.  Over time, the unintended effects of the medium can become so great it determines how people perceive events to a much larger degree than the content warrants.  The medium can be anything that takes innovation to the next level including, in this case, the media.  Continue Reading

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You’re Stressing Me Out!

From the category Fast Facts

From 1970 to 1980 there were 2,326 academic publications in social sciences with the word “stress” in the title.  Between 2000 and 2010 there were 21,750.  The enormous rise in “stress related” citations coincides with our current immersion in the health movement that tends to see us as both the cause and solution of our problems.  Continue Reading

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The Paradox of the Hag

From the category Concepts In Motion

We’ve all seen the picture of the beautiful young woman that contains the old hag, or perhaps it’s the other way around.  I guess it depends on what you’re expecting to see. This perceptual sleight of hand is actually a good illustration of a very common marital dynamic called, “opposition”. Continue Reading

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Graduate to Elevate

From the category Fast Facts

The current findings on high school dropout rates and their effect on quality of life and social issues cannot be ignored.  Consider that:

*Every 9 seconds there’s a dropout in America

*A 1% increase in high school graduation would save $1.4 billion in incarceration costs

*High school dropouts earn $500,000 less over their lifetime Continue Reading

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