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The 7 Most Intriguing Philosophical Arguments for the Existence of God

Nietzsche is famous for saying that God is dead, but news of The Almighty's demise may have been greatly exaggerated. Here are some of the most …

Adele on New Single ‘Hello,’ Reveals Why ’25’ Is a ‘Make-Up’ Album

After four years of waiting, British singer-songwriter Adele is releasing her eagerly-awaited new album <b>25</b> on November 20.On Friday (October 23), …

New Albums

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

12 Ways to Use Mason Jars in Your Halloween Decor

In our minds, it’s never too early to get ready for Halloween. We’re already thinking up some neat ways to make over our homes for fright night. Next up? We’ve got some crafty DIYs for you to get in the Halloween spirit. Upcycle your used and empty mason jars with these awesome (and easy!) ideas.<p>1. …

Decorations

10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.<p>It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.

Decorations

Top Fall 2015 Color Trends to Try in Your Home Now

As much as we hate to see summer slowly fading out of sight, the team here at Dot & Bo is getting excited that the autumn season is on its way.<p>While we typically think of infusing fall-friendly spices into our culinary delights (hello, ubiquitous pumpkin spice <i>everything</i>!), this year we're all about …

Home Decorating

Restoration Hardware releases teen home decor which, ironically, no teen could afford

Teenagers are not known for their expensive tastes. Yet there is, somehow, a new luxury home furnishings brand aimed directly at high schoolers and …

Houses

11 Ways to Have the Prettiest Porch on the Block This Fall

This year, instead of gazing enviously at your neighbor's decked-out porch, make your own home something to be admired. With Fall's rich color palette and focus on striking natural elements, it only takes a few pieces of decor to make your entrance a head turner. We've rounded up the most beautiful …

Sleep paralysis: the waking nightmare where you can't move or speak

When most people hear the word ‘nightmare’ they think of a scary dream that may involve a person’s teeth falling out, public humiliation, or being …

Sleep

Shape-Shifting: Why Our Bodies Redistribute Fat as We Age, and How to Handle It

<i>by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition</i><p>Recently, I was at the gym working my biceps on the cross-cable. Once done with the set, I relaxed my arms, dropping them to my side. Normally, I walk around and sip water before starting …

Fitness

Evernote is getting a major revamp, launches new notetaking beta app for Mac and Windows

Evernote has plans to rebuild itself from the ground up, and some users will begin to see changes to the infrastructure starting this week. The productivity app company revealed that it has spent the past two years working on these updates, and now desktop beta users will get a chance to check them …

This viral Halloween makeup tutorial might actually give you nightmares

Halloween doesn’t just mean ghouls and ghosts. There’s a whole other kind of scary, and it’s been perfectly captured in YouTuber Promise Tamang‘s …

How Much Exercise Gives Your Brain the Biggest Boost?

The best predictor of cognitive gains is how much your aerobic fitness improves.<p>Exercise makes you smarter... but how much do you need to maximize its benefits? When it comes to physical health, the general principle according to exercise guidelines is: “Some exercise is better than none and higher …

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Religious Fundamentalism: A Side Effect of Lazy Brains?

Insights from neuroscience suggest that the brain tends to automatically accept rather than reject beliefs, oftentimes independent of how logical …

How 'Quantum Cognition' Can Explain Humans' Irrational Behaviors

An emerging theory takes principles from quantum physics and applies them to psychology.<p>The theory of quantum mechanics earned its stripes by making accurate predictions concerning the behavior of atoms and the tiny particles that make them up. No one quite understands what quantum mechanics <i>means</i>, …

Quantum Mechanics

Professor: The mistake I’ve been making for 25 years — and how a ‘stupid’ e-mail made me realize it

Here is a rather unusual post, an admission of by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. Until about 2000, his research focused on the brain basis of learning and memory, and today, it concerns the application …

Columbia University

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 …

Consciousness

Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today.<p>Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion—a philosophy that’s increasingly supported by scientific research.<p>“Buddhists argue …

Consciousness

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

A perfectly normal psychological effect is messing with your perception of the world

Why do we endure hard breakups just to think fondly of them later?<p>And why do we loathe serial killers but revere Al Capone?<p>The answer to all those questions is a built-in mechanism of the mind called "psychological distance."<p>Normally, adults can do a reasonably good job of putting themselves inside …

Psychology

7 Everyday Ways You Are Lowering Your Intelligence

<i>How feeling like an expert, googling it and more could be lowering your intelligence.</i>** Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything …

eBooks

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

The Brain

Here’s The Skinny: 7 Daily Habits To Boost Your Metabolism

<i>Chances are, when you think of the word "metabolism" you automatically think of weight loss. But your metabolism isn't just about dropping a dress</i> …

Wellness

8 Easy Ways to Kick-Start Your Metabolism

Trying to burn more calories? These simple diet and workout tricks will get your metabolism moving in no time.

Fitness

Scientists have synthesized a new compound that ‘mimics’ exercise. Could a workout pill be far behind?

Ever fantasize of being able to see the benefits of exercise without having to, you know, work out?<p>If so, research from Britain's University of Southampton published this week gives a glimpse of what may be possible in the future.<p>Ali Tavassoli, a professor of chemical biology, and Felino Cagampang, …

Diabetes

Should You Run More or Run Faster?

A new study uses heart-rate variability to predict which training is best for different people.<p>One of the key points that I and many others took away from David Epstein’s book <i>The Sports Gene</i> a few years ago was that different people respond to different types of training. This isn’t a radical new …

Marathons

Scientists have discovered why running makes you happy

If you're a big runner like me you know what I'm talking about when I describe that euphoric feeling you get in the middle of your workout — when your feet feel like they are floating over the ground and you can almost hear the air dancing past you.<p>It turns out it's not all in your mind.<p>Scientists …

Wellness

The Four Horsemen: Criticism Part II - The Gottman Institute

Today on The Gottman Relationship Blog, we would like to continue Monday’s discussion on criticism. It is a natural human endeavor for people to seek …

The Four Horsemen: Criticism - The Gottman Institute

This week on The Gottman Relationship Blog, we will continue <b>The Four Horsemen</b> series by digging deeper into the first horseman of the apocalypse: …