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Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

Quotes From Socrates That Are Full Of Wisdom

Socrates. A Greek philosopher. An enigmatic genius. A genius who gave a whole new norm to the Western philosophy. The standard set by him, his …

Ethnography

26 Things Introverts Are Sick And Tired Of Hearing

Yes, I'm totally fine with NOT going out.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Universal Pictures

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

'Breathe' builds on emotional terror inflicted by, and on, teenage girls

Sarah slinks in with a kiss, oozing sex appeal and adventure in a pair of perfect Levi's cutoffs. With a pouty, languid sensuality, saturated in cigarette smoke, she's mesmerizing. Is there anything more intoxicating —or more dangerous — than the undivided attention of a Cool Girl?<p>In Mélanie …

Teens

A 20-something sold his first company for $80 million in 370 days — now he's raising $11 million for his new startup

Jared Hecht sold his first company, GroupMe, 370 days after it launched for about $80 million. GroupMe, a group text-messaging app, was acquired by Skype in 2011.<p>Hecht and his cofounder, Steve Martocci, left Skype in 2013. Both are working on new startups and, while they aren't business partners …

17 Quotes For When You Need To Keep Calm And Move On

We all find ourselves overwhelmed at times. We struggle to find a healthy balance between doing what needs to be done and being happy. To be happy, …

The Most Controversial Constitution Day in American History

When the United States marks the anniversary of the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the Constitution, it’s usually with a warm and fuzzy patriotism aimed …

10 Tips To Find Zen In The Chaos Of Everyday Life

Zen — and finding it — simply means slowing down. Imagine your day as a movie. Where, in all that rush and activity, can you push pause or slow down …

Neurosis isn’t a disorder—and it may be a prerequisite for greatness

It was the Scottish physician William Cullen who coined the term “neurosis” in 1769, but Sigmund Freud who popularized it as a way to describe a number of nerve disorders—distinct from the full mental break of psychosis, but debilitating nevertheless (including hysteria, phobias, depression, and …

Psychology

Here are the 12 most inhumane American presidents

For all the gravity with which the presidency is written about, assessments of presidents are often at least partly based on fluff more suitable for …

This Graphic Explains 20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decision-Making

We all make bad decisions sometimes, but have you ever wondered what mental obstacles can lead you astray? This infographic goes over 20 of the most …

Cognition

Dalai Lama on refugee crisis: ‘It is impossible for everyone to come to Europe’

Europe could not host all refugees, the Dalai Lama has said, adding that the real solution to the current refugee crisis lies in the Middle East. The …

12 Quotes From Alan Watts’ The Way Of Zen

These are some quotes I collected while reading Alan Watts’ book, <i>The Way Of Zen.</i><p>I highly suggest reading this book if you have any interest in Zen, …

Alan Watts

7 Scientific Reasons You Always Feel Like You Don’t Have Enough Time | Inc.com

We’ve all used conversational expressions like "there aren't enough hours in the day" to describe a common sentiment--that if we had more time, we would all be more productive. However, this isn't always the case, and as you might suspect, the usual culprit for this feeling isn't a lack of time, …

Time Management

Inside the Garage of the Internet's Most Hated Self-Help Guru

Tai Lopez became the most hated guy on YouTube after a video ad ("here in my garage") for his self-help service went viral. I pushed past the Lamborghinis and the "67 Steps Program to the Good Life" to see who Tai Lopez really is.<p>If you've watched a video on YouTube in 2015, chances are you've seen …

Living Rooms

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Andrés Gómez Emilsson My Interest Shifted from Mathematics to Consciousness after a THC Experience

if topical_image_articles}{/if}My interest in consciousness is in part the result of a marijuana experience I had when I was 16. To understand why, I …

Marijuana

How much do people differ – a quick overview of 5 personality models

People differ – that’s a fact. Diversity in a group of people working together is good – it inspires innovation and creativity – different people …

How to be a Badass in Every Aspect of Your Life: 10 Tips From Motivational Coach Jen Sincero

(Photo: Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)<p>Let’s be honest—self-help books can get annoyingly fluffy, often to the point where trying to decipher the …

Motivation

A self-made millionaire who studied 1,200 wealthy people found they're willing to admit an uncomfortable fact about money

In his research, he found that rich people are willing to admit something about money that makes many of us uncomfortable: <b>It can solve most problems.</b><p>It can be uncomfortable to accept that money, rather than being the corrupting force it is often portrayed, can serve as a useful tool that creates …

How to Stay Strong Through Uncertain Times | Inc.com

In a startup, many times it feels like nothing is certain. Your company may seem like it's doing well, but studies show the odds of startups being successful are not in your favor. As your company grows, you notice that you become more and more unprepared for the next phase. It feels like you spend …

Entrepreneurship

The 12 Cognitive Biases That Challenge Our Good Judgment

<i>The Thinker | Image: Kaisching</i><p>No matter how intelligent one is, we all are susceptible to glitches in our thought process known as cognitive biases. …

This Comic Perfectly Explains Why Anxiety & Depression Are So Difficult To Fight

Anxiety and depression are two mental health disorders that many of us simply don’t get. Nick Seluk, the artist behind the popular Awkward Yeti …

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12 Money Hacks You Must Learn Now Or Regret It In 20 Years

If you’re a young professional, the lifestyle of your 40s will be dictated by your choices in the coming years, and even in the coming months. They …

This Is Your Brain On Google's Deep Dream Neural Network

Ever since Google unveiled its Deep Dream algorithm, people have been having a blast feeding all manner of images into the program. It was only a …

Steve Jobs had a spiritual adviser — here's what it was like the first time they met

But one that stands out is the first time Jobs met his spiritual adviser, Zen priest Kobun Chino Otogawa.<p>A big reason why it's so memorable is that the whole scene, which is a recollection by Otogawa, is told entirely through animation.<p>Gibney told a room of reporters in New York last week that the …

Silicon Valley

It’s Time to Discuss Donald Trump’s Running Mate

Could it be Oprah, Jesse Ventura or Roger Ailes?<p>They still haven’t figured out Donald Trump.<p>GOP leaders thought they’d outfox the frontrunner-they-don’t-want by making him sign a mafia-style “loyalty” pledge to the GOP. He signed it, no problem. And why not? The Republican Party isn’t exactly the …

Donald Trump

8 more small things you do that people use to judge your personality

The list got a fair amount of traction, so we decided to research even <i>more</i> ways people draw inferences about your personality.<p>The following eight items are drawn from the original Quora thread, "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?," as well …

Psychology