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Seeing the Spectrum

A new history of autism.<p>The world is unpredictable and disorderly. Sometimes your train is late; sometimes it rains when it’s not supposed to; the drugstore doesn’t have the brand of dental floss you like. Boundaries are violated and rules are ignored. The green spinach on your plate touches the …

The Ability to Control Our Dreams Could Help Us Solve The Mystery of Consciousness

What it means to be in a hybrid state of consciousness.<p><i>This article was written by Dan Denis from the University of Sheffield and Giulia Poerio from</i> …

A Serene Buddhist -- and a Funny One

<i>Writer, storyteller, funny guy Jeff Greenwald. Photo by Barbara Newhall</i><p><i>By Barbara Falconer Newhall</i><p><b>Kevin Griffin: Buddhism for Recovering Addicts</b><p>San Francisco Bay Area writer and teacher Kevin Griffin has written a number of books on Buddhism for folks in recovery. When his latest, <i>Recovering Joy: A</i> …

Top 31 Buddha Quotes To Enlighten Your Mind and Soul

Our lives have become so stressful that we had almost forgotten about our true self. Clearly, in search of materialistic things, we are damaging the …

Spirituality

This graph shows how strongly people around the world feel about religion

New statistics from the Pew Research Centre show that people from the UK feel far less strongly about religion than most other people around the world<p>New data from the Pew Research Centre's 2015 Global Attitudes survey has measured how people around the world feel about religion in their lives.<p>Many …

Christopher Nolan's Secret Film Project Spoiled by French Newspaper

<i>Editor's Note: Christopher Nolan's next project is prematurely revealed, Quentin Tarantino's last project is still causing a stir, and more in our</i> …

Christopher Nolan

Weighted Blanket for Anxiety and Insomnia: How to Make It Work

Messed up sleep can create a long list of secondary issues that can quickly become primary concerns if insomnia or other disturbances continue …

Mental Health

Why I Am Religious and Not Just Spiritual

When I was in college I was involved in an Evangelical campus ministry. I attended a weekly Bible study (most of the time) and went to occasional social functions designed to help Christian students connect and enjoy an alternative to wild sorority and fraternity parties. Once in a while, I even …

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

The Power of Stories in Personality Psychology

<i>God made man because He loves stories. ~ Elie Wiesel</i><p>I’ve always loved this quote in part because I’m a sucker for stories. (As a writer I guess …

Archbishop Of Canterbury Justin Welby's New Year's Day Message: 'Jesus Was A Refugee'

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has used his New Year's Day message to encourage British Christians to stand against xenophobia, reminding …