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Best of Intent 2013: The Hangouts from The Science of Survival to Coping with Bullying

The creation of The Chopra Well – the Chopra YouTube channel – has allowed us to do many awesome things, but one of them that means the most to us is having been able to host several Google+ hangouts with inspiring people around the world. We did one for the launch of The Chopra Well […]

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Wordplay Wedneday: Looking for Love

I have been looking for you I have searched for you in the kiss of a stranger I have sought you in the eyes of my child I thought you might be hidden in the arms of my mother Or perhaps in the songs my father sang me to sleep. I crumble in defeat Wishing […]

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VOD: 4 Young Poets Speak the Truth About Costume Sexualization

Have you noticed when you go to buy a Halloween costume that the outfits get skimpier and skimpier? Or that it’s impossible to be something like a nurse or a police officer or firefighter without the word “sexy” on the front of the package? It’s a phenomenon that has been going on for years, but […]

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Wordplay Wednesday: To My Dear Child

Submitted by Sophie Badami, from Pune, India I love you if you reply to my mail But if you don’t reply to my mail, I love you even more. I love you if you acknowledge my e -message, But if you don’t I love you even more. I love you if you acknowledge my existencce […]

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VOD: College Poet Tells the Sad Truth About Growing Up Female

“You were taught to grow out, I was taught to grow in,” Lily Myers recites at the Wesleyan University at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Her haunting poem chronicles the lessons and habits she’s picked up from her mother, passed down from the generations. Mentally she’s been conditioned to think of her self […]

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Wordplay Wednesday: Untitled; Africa

By Victoria Michelle Africa is a young man bathing in blood drenched dirt crying out for salvation to a god willing to sacrifice his own son. If the divine is willing to kill his own seed, how can Africa, the stranger, find sanctuary outside of the four corners of death? I met a man sleeping […]

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There is no reason to think

┬áThere is no need to think. I said that once, I thought it often (yes, I see the contradiction here) and I stand by it. There is never any need to think. It is hard to accept this idea, I know. One goes straight to working, making, fixing, planning. The everyday tasks organized by mind, […]

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Wordplay Wednesday: I Carry Your Heart With Me

Among the voices of 20th century poetry, a name stands out which you almost certainly will have heard of. Sometimes capitalized, sometimes not; sometimes abbreviated, sometimes not, his name is, most simply: E.E. Cummings. His poetry ranges from the avant garde, to the surreal, to the beautiful, to the absurd. He was in many ways […]

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Wordplay Wednesday: Rumi’s Greatest Love Poems

You might recall a choice debate over love and poetry between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice: Elizabeth: I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love! Darcy: I have been used to consider poetry as the food of love. Elizabeth: Of a fine, stout, healthy […]

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A New Yorker’s Heart-wrenching Poem for September 11

On 9/11/11, after news of the attacks surfaced, Mike Rosen didn’t know if his father would be coming home that day. In his child’s mind, all he knew was: he lived in New York; his dad worked in New York; thousands had been killed in a terrorist attack; his dad could be one of them. […]

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