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Psychiatrists say these cartoons may help you understand your feelings

"Psychobook" is a new coffee table book featuring interesting psychological tests through history. One of the most striking varieties is still widely used today.<p>In the feeling test, psychotherapists and counselors show their client an image and ask them to identify with one of multiple figures, …

Psychology

10+ Brutally Honest Comics About Adulthood By A 29-Year-Old Creative

Meet Mari Andrew - a 29-year old DC-based writer and illustrator, who creates brutally honest drawings inspired by her adult life. Ever since …

3tags.org

Ask Ethan: How many stars in the night sky still exist?

We’re looking back in time when we look across the light years, so what’s different between what we see and what’s really there?<p><i>“I saw a star explode</i> …

Universe

The Voynich manuscript: the unbreakable encryption?

A Spanish publisher has won the right to reproduce the manuscript, but are they any closer to discovering what it actually is?<p>This week a small Spanish publishing house secured the right to clone the Voynich manuscript. The original is housed in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale …

British Philosophy

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

It’s lit<p>The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention …

Books

'Stranger Things': The Secret CIA Programs That Inspired Hit Series

Breaking down how the Duffer brothers used real-life government programs like MKUltra and Stargate Project in their hit show<p>The hit Netflix series</i> …

Do You Have a High IQ? 17 Signs That Say You Do

You should be thankful to your parents for instilling you with many of the attributes of an intelligent person--including those insufferable piano lessons.<p>Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in <i>As You Like It</i>: …

Psychology

Could dark energy be caused by a reaction to what’s in the Universe?

The force of empty space isn’t always zero. Here’s how an electromagnetic experiment might be the key to dark energy.<p><i>“Another very good test some</i> …

How to Refresh Your Brain In a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

The Brain

Top 15 Amazing DIY Bathroom Design and Remodel Ideas – DIY Home Improvements

In 2017, the bathroom isn’t just a pit stop room, it’s a sanctuary for relaxation, an oasis of self, and a retreat from reality. The bathroom is not …

How a Breakup Changed my Life.

I lived the first 29 years of my life closed off.<p>And when I say closed off, I mean really closed off. In short—I endured many traumatic events …

Positive Thinking

29 Habits You Need to Break Before Turning 30

Most of us spend our 20s figuring sh*t out: our careers, our relationships, ourselves. And we're going to make plenty of mistakes along the …

Distracted Driving

Fierce Love — The Myth of Unconditional Love – Susan Scott – Medium

<b>Fierce Love — The Myth of Unconditional Love</b><p><i>What</i> we talk about in a relationship and <i>how</i> we talk about it determines whether our relationships will …

A Beginners Guide to Lucid Dreaming

Dr Quantum - Entanglement

The Demonic Power of Symbols: Christian Blogger Warns of the Dangers of Mandala Coloring Books

Several months ago a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks visited our Unitarian Universalist church. They wore ceremonial clothing, chanted for what …

Meditation

Religion: Theories and Methods, Nietzsche Part II

<i>Welcome back to the Religion: Theories and Methods series. This week we are exploring some of the theories of the Philosopher Frederich Nietzsche. Our next post will introduce the Philosopher Karl Marx.</i><p>In some circles Nietzsche has earned the title "The philosopher of adolescence." This is no slur, …

Friedrich Nietzsche

It Took 125 Years To Notice THIS In A Painting Millions Have Seen

We've all seen this classic piece of artwork, <i>Starry Night</i>, painted by Vincent Van Gogh.<p>WikiArt<p>What many don't know is that Van Gogh painted <i>Starry</i> …

Vincent Van Gogh

What Do the Words You Use Say About You?

A lot.<p>Your personality can be determined just by looking at the way you text message. You can make accurate judgments about your favorite author’s …

Psychology

10 Things That Can Predict Whether Your Spouse Will Cheat on You

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Here's Kendall Jenner Twerking in Couture

Nbd.<p>Backstage at the Chanel couture show in Paris on Tuesday, models Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Bella Hadid (sadly no Blair Witch, but I'm forever hopeful) had a little dance party. It sure looks like good raunchy fun; for all we know, this is how high-fashion models warm up for the runway?! …

Psychiatrists studied 400 movies to find the most realistic psychopath

Orion Pictures<p>The unassuming Norman Bates might creep you out, and the flesh-hungry Hannibal Lecter might make your skin crawl.<p>But according to one …

What to say when someone asks for proof of God\'s existence

<i>"There isn't enough evidence."</i><p>It seems so reasonable. It's what any sensible person would ask. Where is the evidence? Why should it be so difficult …

Faith

The Two Types of Bipolar Disorder

The DSM-IV (the diagnostic Bible) divides bipolar disorder into two types, rather unimaginatively labeled bipolar I and bipolar II. “Raging” and …

A Profound Contradiction of Human Existence

“<i>Science does not reveal the meaning of our existence, but it does draw back some of the veils.</i>”<p>“Be not deceived,” Epictetus writes in <i>The Discourses</i>, …

Spirituality

This Is Why Many Couples Struggle With Sex

Your libidos don’t match. Your sex life is non-existent. Your spouse is preoccupied with porn, or with someone other than you. There’s an affair. …

Things you should never do when trying to stay anonymous on Tor

So you’ve started using Tor to help protect your anonymity when you search the web. This means you should be able to just do everything that you …