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25 Easy (and Free) Things You Can Do Today to Shake Up Your Life | Inc.com

When you're stuck in a rut, it often feels like you need a big change--a new job, a globetrotting dream vacation, a wildly different, way healthier, lifestyle.<p>But the problem with big changes is that they're usually terrifying. And expensive. And difficult. So you end up just sitting there in your …

Productivity

Neuroscience and psychology have rendered it basically unnecessary to have a soul

Many people today believe they possess a soul. While conceptions of the soul differ, many would describe it as an “invisible force that appears to animate us.”<p>It’s often believed the soul can survive death and is intimately associated with a person’s memories, passions and values. Some argue the …

Consciousness

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

Medicine

How To Get The Exact Haircut You Want, Every Time

<i>By Stephen J. Praetorius f</i><i>or GQ.</i><p>In an ideal world, going in to get a haircut would be a smooth, painless endeavor. Your barber would be someone you trust, who knows exactly how you want your locks to look, and as you walk into the shop, they’d greet you with a smile and just the right amount of …

Hair

Are We The Earliest Intelligent Life In The Universe?

The study of the formation and logic of the universe — cosmology — and the study of exoplanets and their conduciveness to life do not seem to intersect much.<p>Scientists in one field focus on the deep physics of the cosmos, while the others search for the billions upon billions of planets out there — …

Proxima Centauri

10 Ways Manipulators Use Emotional Intelligence for Evil (and How to Fight Back)

Learn how to protect yourself.<p>Emotional intelligence is nothing new.<p>Sure, the term was coined in the 1960s, and popularized by psychologists in recent decades. But the concept of emotional intelligence--which I define as a person's ability to recognize and understand emotions and use that …

Emotional Intelligence

There's an 'invisible' trait that makes leaders more effective — here's how to develop it

The difference seems to lie at least partly in charisma — a trait that can be hard to define but relatively easy to spot.<p>Yet a growing body of research suggests that charisma is both definable and replicable. Scientists who study charisma say it's less a natural gift bestowed only upon some lucky …

Charisma

Interview: An Introvert's Dark and Emotive Self-Portraits by Melania Brescia

Melania Brescia is an introvert, but that hasn’t stopped her from creating a bold and dark body of work that places herself both behind and in front of the camera. Inspired by bouts of sadness and depression, her self-portraiture started as a constructive way to deal with emotions she couldn't …

Street Photography

Vintage Photos of Everyday Life in 1950s New York Discovered in Attic 50 Years Later

These vintage photographs capture a timeless energy and diversity that is characteristic of the sleepless streets of New York City. The recently discovered antique portraits showcase the city in the midst of the 1950’s, as seen through the Rolleiflex lens of the undiscovered photographer Frank …

Vintage

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Scotland Holds It’s First-Ever Pagan Same-Sex Wedding In Spooky 16th Century Cellar

Bible thumpers are going to have a field day with this one.<p>A gay couple in Edinburgh tied the knot over the weekend in Scotland’s first-ever pagan …

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