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Does Hot or Cold Water Freeze Faster? We Finally Have The Answer.

If you want to freeze water fast, here's the right water temperature to use.<p>Get ready to head back to your high school chemistry class, because it’s …

Nanyang Technological University

The cycle of porn and loneliness

Richmond, Va., Jul 11, 2018 / 05:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Andy*, a devout Catholic and recently married man in his twenties, encountered a vicious …

Psychology

You Won't Believe These 25 Netflix Documentaries Are Real

Once you're done binge-watching <b>Queer Eye</b> season two (and bawling your eyes out), you might be in the mood for an addictive, fascinating look at other true events. With so many amazing documentaries on Netflix, covering everything from true crime to sushi chefs, there's no shortage of entertainment …

Queer Eye

Suicides Have Increased. Is This an Existential Crisis?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released startling new statistics on the rise of deaths by suicide in the United States, which are up 25 percent since 1999 across most ethnic and age groups. These numbers clearly point to a crisis — but of what kind?<p>Many argue that this is a …

Psychology

Book clinic: which books best explain why life is worth living?

<b>Which books can tell me, from a philosophical standpoint, what makes life worthwhile or worth living?</b><br>Shamsheer Bakaf, 27, doctor and global health scientist, Pakistan<p><b>Philosopher and author Julian Baggini</b><b>writes:</b><br>Surprisingly, few of the world’s great philosophers have directly addressed this …

American Philosophy

Let this brain scientist optimize your morning routine

What you do in the morning can make or break your brain’s performance. Here are some simple habits to adopt between wake-up and lunchtime, in the right order.<p>Struggling to focus throughout your workday? You’re not alone. We live in a world of never-ending distractions, making it harder to …

Time Management

8 Brutal Truths You Need to Accept Before 30

You'll definitely be better off for it.<p><i>What are the most difficult and useful things people have to learn in their 20s? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by William Beteet, The Lazy Philosopher</b> …

Motivation

Massive Genetic Study Finds Many Links Between Various Psychiatric Illnesses

An excavation of a million people’s genes has provided some interesting clues to how several common psychiatric disorders might arise, including …

The Brain

The Science of Dad and the ‘Father Effect’

If the scientific study of fatherhood has taught us one thing, it’s that there are data-driven, biological, and psychological reasons why kids seem …

Parenting

Highly empathic people have a unique view of music

People with higher empathy levels view music as more than just an art form, with brain scans showing one significant difference, reports a new …

Psychology

A physicist explains the ‘greatest remaining mystery’: The nature of time

<i>Joseph Peschel is a freelance writer and critic in South Dakota.</i><p>No one writes about the cosmos like theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli. He may not be as well known in the United States as the late Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson or Alan Lightman. But in his books, “Seven Brief Lessons on …

Physics

These brain foods can improve your thinking and mood

Research proves that proper nutrition is essential to promote brain and overall body health, and to defend against diseases such as Alzheimer’s …

Nutrition

The Oppression of White America

White people are oppressed.<p>Stop laughing. It’s true.<p>In recent years, a narrative has formed and spread among the masses that asserts that white …

Civil Rights

This 6-word sentence will give you complete freedom and high performance

The worst possible advice is to “lower your expectations.”<p>Instead, it is far more powerful to:<p><b>“Expect everything and attach to nothing.” — Carrie</b> …

Self-improvement

If I Die, Do All My Quantum Selves Die, Too?

We hope you are either very clever or very high for this one<p>The reality you think you’re living in isn’t what you think it is.<p>That’s according to …

Quantum Mechanics

How Aristotle is the perfect happiness guru

Happiness is not a state as far as Aristotle is concerned, it’s an activity, says Professor Edith Hall, and you just have to decide to become happier<p>You’ve got the Headspace app, know your downward dog from your black dog, and once read something by Freud, so what can a guy who lived 23 centuries …

Happiness

Science Says This is the Best Way to Persuade Someone Who's Wrong (Jeff Bezos Will Hate It)

It's frustrating when a friend or colleague is plainly mistaken. Is this method worth trying?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>In today's America, we tend to feel gray areas are a touch passé.<p>You're either right or you're wrong. …

Jeff Bezos

The 10 qualities of an emotionally intelligent person

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of …

Emotional Intelligence

The secret to loving your life

Sometimes life sucks. Bad. Really bad. And you feel like you want a refund.<p>But, of course, we need to accept that Life Avenue is going to have its …

Self-help

Five Reasons the Sexual Revolution Has Been a Disaster

Hegel famously wrote that the owl of Minerva flies only at dusk, meaning that history’s unfolding is most plainly seen in retrospect. With all due …

This Expert Says Suicide Is About Despair, Not Just Mental Health

Clinical psychologist Joel Dvoskin breaks down some misconceptions around suicide.<p>The recent deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade reflect the …

Americans are depressed and suicidal because something is wrong with our culture

<i>Correction & clarification: A prior version of this column misspelled Halle Berry's name.</i><p>In September of 2004, I received the call that every person dreads: My father had dropped dead of a heart attack at the age of 61. It came at a time when I was already grappling with other issues, including …

Mental Health

Japan’s biggest bestseller is a philosophy book on “The Courage to be Disliked”

When I visited Japan last November, I asked a few people whether everyone was as obsessed with Marie Kondo, the Japanese guru who inspires millions with her treatise on the magic of tidying up, as Americans were. Sure, they said. They knew about Kondo. But the real phenomenon, they told me, was a …

Psychology

Quantum Physics May Be Even Spookier Than You Think

A new experiment hints at surprising hidden mechanics of quantum superpositions

Quantum Physics

Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas

A new way of thinking about consciousness is sweeping through science like wildfire. Now physicists are using it to formulate the problem of …

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

How “Westworld” Denies Our Humanity, One Pitiless Puzzle at a Time

At the end of the first season of “Westworld,” the artificially intelligent humanoids who populate the titular Wild West theme park—outlaws and barmen and cowgirls, all called “hosts”—rose up in revolt to slaughter a collection of human executives and investors gathered at a cocktail party. Thus, …

How I Got Delightfully High On Legal Mushrooms

Ever since Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon’s eccentric but oddly compelling food diary went viral — and people finally started taking Goop …

‘So here I am, held against my will on suicide watch at a psych ward, this is Hour 3’ | The Star

This is a safety pen. The idea is that it’s too flimsy and plastic to open an artery in a suicide attempt. It’s four inches long and resembles an ink …

Depression

Normalizing Incest Is Already Happening: "If I had a daughter like Ivanka...."

A lot of vile things have been normalized under Trump: white supremacism, misogyny, and crass behavior, just to name a few.<p>Recently, several articles …