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This Founder's Meditation Startup Draws Cult Demand: How She Did It
Suze Yalof Schwartz has modernized meditation with Unplug.
- Jun 13 20161 minute
How Islam is Different From Other Religions
WE WANT TO BELIEVE WE’RE ALL BASICALLY the same and want the same things, but what if we’re not? Islam, in both theory and practice, is exceptional in how it relates to politics. Because of its outsize role in law and governance, Islam has been—and
- Jun 13 201311 minutes
The Hidden God: One man’s path to knowing less about God.
David Friedman moved from Denver to the Israeli city of Safed in 1979 to live as a Haredi, or ultra Orthodox Jew. At 29, he and his wife Miriam already had four children. He enrolled at a yeshiva where he drew a salary to study Talmud. It seemed like
- Feb 6 20173 minutes
The Roots Of Our Rage
In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra taps into a centuries-long vein of resentment.
- Aug 14 201414 minutes
An Atheist’s Guide to Spirituality: “I did not have to believe anything irrational about the universe.”
I once spent an afternoon on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee, atop the mount where Jesus is believed to have preached his most famous sermon. It was an infernally hot day, and the sanctuary where I sat was crowded with Christian pilgrims
- Dec 13 20162 minutes
Awesomeness Is Everything
Why encountering vastness makes us more spiritual, generous, and content
- Dec 1 20162 minutes
The Moral Imperative for Leaders
WE LIVE IN A TIME of moral outrage. If you listened to partisans on either side of Election 2016, it was a contest between—or a protest of—a criminally corrupt politician and a serial sex offender, even though neither candidate had been formally char
- Dec 12 20162 minutes
The host of radio’s On Being talks about wisdom, debate, downright disagreement—and coming together when things fall apart
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Audrey Shi YOU’LL BE hard-pressed to find a churchgoer who carries a Bible to Church at the Springs on Sundays—and lead pastor Ron Sylvia doesn’t mind. At “the Springs,” as it’s known—a multisite church based in Ocala, Fla.—most of its 3,000 or so
- Feb 2 20175 minutes
How Conservatives Can Save America
If properly understood and marshaled, they “can be a liberal democracy's strongest bulwark against the dangers posed by intolerant social movements.”
- Sep 1 20152 minutes
The Truth About Work-Life Balance
Defining and understanding the kind of life you want to lead is the first step to making it happen.
- Sep 26 20162 minutes
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- Dec 19 20161 minute
A Great Neighbor
TEXAN JUSTIN NORMAND SENDS A MESSAGE OF UNITY TO MUSLIMS IN HIS COMMUNITY—AND FINDS SUPPORT FROM AROUND THE WORLD
- Jan 13 20173 minutes
Why Conservative Politicians May Be More Attractive Than Liberal Ones
A new study suggests that conservative politicians in the United States, Europe, and Australia tend to be better-looking.
- Nov 7 20161 minute
SAM LANSKY The American-British actor, 33, stars as conscientious objector Desmond Doss in Hacksaw Ridge, out Nov. 4 (see review, left); next, on Dec. 23, he’ll appear alongside Liam Neeson and Adam Driver in Martin Scorsese’s Silence, about 17th ce
- Feb 1 20152 minutes
It's Ok to Be Great: Why Entrepreneurs Deserve to Stand Out
In a path that's marked with extreme highs and lows, blending in isn't -- and shouldn't be -- an option.
- Jul 25 20161 minute
BELINDA LUSCOMBE Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Susan Faludi has made a career writing insightful books about gender like Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man. But she was floored when her own father came out as transgender. She recounts his