Brian Mackenzie

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The mindblowing expense of mindfulness | Eva Wiseman

Is there a link between vibrators, colouring-in books and Buddhism? Eva Wiseman unravels our obsession with passivity<p>There was a period in the late 1990s when it became fashionable to have a vibrator. To have a vibrator, and to talk about having a vibrator, and to give vibrators as gifts, and to …

The Marijuana Plant and Me: Part 1

I was at a marijuana dispensary in Berkeley not long ago where the budtender told me about a legendary California hybrid called ‘Blue Dream.’ Through …

The Art of the Portrait: My Journey to 100 Portraits in 100 Days

As a junior in high school in 1997, when I was deciding which path I wanted to go down, fine arts or photography, things were pretty simple. Did I …

Healing a Wounded Sense of Morality

Many veterans are suffering from a condition similar to, but distinct from, PTSD: moral injury, in which the ethical transgressions of war can leave service members traumatized.<p>Amy Amidon has listened to war stories on a daily basis for almost a decade.<p>As a clinical psychologist at the Naval …

Dante and the Eternal Quest for Nonreligious Divinity: Physicist Margaret Wertheim on Science and God

“I believe that there is a love that moves the sun and the other stars.”<p>Centuries after Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, contemplated the relationship between science and religion, and decades after Carl Sagan did the same in his exquisite <i>Varieties of Scientific Experience</i>, …

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Meditation sweeps corporate America, but it's for their health. Not yours | Oliver Burkeman

Companies from Goldman Sachs to Target are discovering that zen employees are more productive. Get your yoga mats out and take a long, deep breath ...<p>As a fairly regular meditator, I naturally responded with only a slight smile and a deep sense of imperturbable inner peace to the latest crop of …

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The Secret History Of Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock knock.<p>Who's there?<p>Joe King.<p>Joe King who?<p>Joking like this used to be considered a sickness by some people.<p>The knock-knock joke has been a staple of American humor since the early 20th century. With its repetitive set-up and wordplay punchline, the form has been invoked — and understood — by …

Björk Shares Trailer for "Black Lake" Video Installation From MoMA Retrospective

On March 7, New York City's Museum of Modern Art will open the Björk retrospective <i>Björk</i>, an exhibit that will "chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, costumes, and performance." Today, the artist shared a teaser of the video and sound installation "Black Lake", …

Articles about 8 ingenious storage solutions on Dwell.com - Dwell

Whether you're looking to add storage to a small space or seeking a distinctive wall hanging, the Coverboy wire system has your...<p>For a Toronto couple with a love of minimalist Japanese architecture, a sleek, storage-packed kitchen was the first priority in...<p>Grid-scale storage may be …

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GOODS | East Van's Odd Society Spirits To Release Limited Edition Salal Gin On Feb. 1st

The GOODS from Odd Society Spirits<p><b>Vancouver, BC</b> | Once again, Odd Society Spirits looks to Europe for inspiration in an old but not forgotten recipe …

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Why smoking pot feels so good: New neuroscience explains marijuana and the brain

<b>James Franco and Seth Rogen in "Pineapple Express"</b><p>Might marijuana actually prevent age-related memory loss? New science suggests we have lots to learn about pot<p>Gary L. Wenk<p>February 1, 2015 7:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings”<p>What drug is …

Sony hacker scandal scarier than a slasher film

The leaked documents, with Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and James Franco cast as clowns, may at times make it all seem like a comedy.<p>To those whose private correspondence and personal information have been exposed, it may feel like a tragedy.<p>Make no mistake, however, the massive hack of Sony Pictures …

Torture Is Who We Are

A country, like a person, is what it does.<p>Torture, declared President Obama this week, in response to the newly released Senate report on CIA interrogation, is “contrary to who we are.” Maine Senator Angus King added that, “This is not America. This is not who we are.” According to Kentucky …

How Amazon Became Santa’s Sweatshop

Why the Supreme Court’s decision that Amazon doesn’t have to compensate workers for the time it takes to search them is a slap in the face to …

God’s Eyes video

How many years has it been since you made a God’s Eye? I know my kids made them and I still have them. Poppytalk out of Vancouver, B.C. is by Jan and …