Everyday Symbolism

Everyday Symbolism

The Dark Knowledge at the Root of Acrophobia & Agoraphobia

Neurotic fears and phobias are puzzling and perplexing, for they run counter to our practical interests and to all common sense.

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The Deeper Meaning of “Oy, am I thirsty!”

Once again, we analyze a joke for insight into life’s deeper questions. Apparently it’s an old joke, but I only first read it in the June 2010

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The Secret of Uncanny Valley

Japanese scientists have been making rapid strides creating automatons that look and act like human beings.But, in recent years,

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The Aesthetic Mystery of a Fantasy Clock

On the first Friday of every month, various cities throughout America hold an art walk. If you’ve never been on one, it simply consists of

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May the Spirit of Davey Crockett Obliterate Obamacare

“Born on a mountain top in Tennessee Greenest state in the Land of the Free Raised in the woods so's he knew every tree

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The Deeper Meaning of Tourettes

When we find ourselves perplexed by behavior that seems incomprehensible, or irrational, we turn to psychology for insight.

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The Hidden Motives Behind the Balloon Boy Hoax

If self-knowledge were an easy thing, Socrates would not have spent his entire life pursuing it. And yet, most people believe that they know

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The Psychological Appeal of Angry Whoppers

Last Tuesday, I gave a seminar at a local college, on the psychology of food. The class explored the psychological notion

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Nuts are for Anarchists, Organic Foods for Fascists…

When is a hamburer not a hamburger? When the activity of eating is influenced by a host of complex concerns, from emotional

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Facebook and Schopenhauer

"Every parting is a foretaste of death, and every reunion a foretaste of resurrection. That is why even people who were indifferent to one another rejoice so much when they meet

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Pepsi Flavored Coke

You can tell a lot about yourself from the jokes that make you laugh. And you can tell a lot from those jokes that don’t go down so well, in your system.

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The Secret Symbolism of Magic Tricks

slydini.jpgMight it be that we enjoy magic for reasons that are far deeper than we realize? Magic tricks are, indeed, symbolic.