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25 Websites Other Than Social Media To Upgrade Your Life

Have you been spending too much of your time on social media recently? Is that making much of your internet usage wasteful? Social media can be so …

Learning

5 cognitive biases that are killing your decisions

<i>This post originally appeared on Crew blog.</i><p>It’s hard to accept that what holds us back from reaching our potential is all in our head.<p>While it may be a bit of a cliche, we really are our own worst enemies.<p>Maintaining a growth mindset isn’t a matter of walking up a staircase one small step at a …

Proof That the Human Body is a Holographic Projection of Consciousness

We will also specifically explore the exact mechanism behind this principle, and provide scientific evidence so let your rational mind be at ease.The …

Book Review: From Science To God

From Science to God is the story of Peter Russell’s lifelong exploration into the nature of consciousness. Blending physics, psychology, and …

What Is Wisdom?

What is wisdom? We hear the word a lot these days—the need for wisdom, the wisdom traditions, wisdom schools. We each would like to have more wisdom. …

We are currently performing a series of upgrades on Core Spirit and will be back soon.<p>Since the launch, Core Spirit has been growing, improving and …

How Astronomy Begat Astrology

Imagine yourself several thousand years ago, at the end of a day looking up at night sky. What a show it must have been. There was no industrial …

The Roots of Thinking

Much of our thinking takes the form of self-talk—conversations we have with ourselves, inside our minds.<p>Clearly, the original root of this verbal …

Men's Wearhouse Founder Has Smoked Weed For 50 Years, Doesn’t Care Who Knows

Maybe that's why the suits fit like they do.<p>Men's Wearhouse founder George Zimmer, 66, said last week that he has recreationally smoked weed for half a century.<p>"I've been smoking marijuana on a regular basis for about 50 years," Zimmer told CNBC, before joking, "As you can see, it's really impacted …

Cannabis

What Your DNA Says About Medieval History

A new study uses genetic data from living people to trace millennia-old migration patterns.<p>Earlier this year, researchers from Oxford University published a study showing how the slave trade and colonization shaped the genetics of North and South America.<p>Analyzing more than 4,000 DNA samples from …

The 3 biggest misconceptions about artificial intelligence, according to Facebook's expert

The seemingly helpful HAL in "2001: A Space Odyssey" is suffocating astronauts in their sleep by the end of the movie.<p>The latest in a long history of murderous robots, "Ex Machina's" Ava kills one man and leaves another for dead in her quest to escape.<p>But these stories of emotionally unstable …

How to Set Goals and Meet Them: 8 Steps for Success

Are you having a hard time achieving your goals? It can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture when you’re wrapped up in the busy day-to-day of …

Motivation

Elon Musk says the current refugee crisis is just a glimpse of what's to come if world ignores climate change

Patrick Fallon / Reuters<p>Billionaire visionary Elon Musk painted a bleak picture of the future on Wednesday when he said the current refugee crisis is …

Climate

'Who's God?'

My observance of Yom Kippur this year was greatly enriched by a recent <i>New Yorker</i> cartoon by Harry Bliss that provided useful entrée to the highly serious matters that occupied Jews for the long day of fasting and prayer.<p>It takes a minute to get the "God" joke: part of its appeal--"Who's God?"--has …

The magic of cinema unlocked one man’s coma-bound world

An Alfred Hitchcock film helped to prove one patient had been conscious while in a coma-like state for 16 years. The discovery shows that neuroscience may still have lots to learn from the ancient art of storytelling, says Tom Stafford.<p>If brain injury steals your consciousness then you are in a …

The Brain

White Baby Boomers: Being Told You've Microaggressed Is a Good Thing

<i>Co-authored by Damella Dotan, Episcopal Service Corps Volunteer</i><p>As white, social-justice-oriented students, one of the spaces our white privilege allows us to enter is yours, the adults who populate our world, when you voice concerns that our focus on microaggressions constitutes a bridge too far. …

Who Would Do a 'Good Job' as President?

Due to my line of work people often ask me for my opinion on the various presidential candidates. A common question that comes up is "who do you think would do a good job?" My initial mental response usually goes something like this: "U.S. presidents have a lot less power and influence than we …

How to Create a Versatile Startup Team

Startups face some unique challenges, the biggest one being the fact that limited funds won’t allow you to hire a lot of employees. This is why you …

College savings: 3 things you didn’t know about 529 Plans

This week, global consulting and accounting firm PwC announced it would help junior employees pay down their student loans starting next July. The …

What's the best time to make love? An Oxford University sleep expert shares some tips

Making love may seem to rely on sponaneity and chance, but our bodies have other ideas<p>Making love may seem to rely on spontaneity and chance, but, according to the experts, timing is everything.<p>When it comes to the human body, we are ruled by our 'circadian rhythms' - the changes in our body in …

Oxford University

How much will Gen Y get from Social Security?

One in four millennials doesn't expect to receive any Social Security benefits in retirement.<p>But if one of the most popular federal programs does survive in its current form — and that is a big if — the average millennial married couple could actually receive nearly double the average Social …

Retirement

The Decline of the Middle Class: Stealth Governance and Income Inequality

By Stanley Stasch<p>My research over the past three to four years focused on the destruction of the great American middle class. That unfortunate development was caused by the income inequality that first emerged in the late 1970s, and then continued relentlessly for the next 30-35 years. <i>The U.S.</i> …

‘Prometheus 2’ Finally Has A New Title According To Ridley Scott

While promoting his latest film, director Ridley Scott revealed the new title for the sequel to his 2012 <i>Alien</i> prequel, <i>Prometheus</i>. Scott broke the news while doing press for <i>The Martian</i>, after which the acclaimed science fiction filmmaker will begin work on the until-recently-titled <i>Prometheus …