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Sport is more about philosophy than we might think

The greatest competitive advantage, in cricket and other games, is the ability to use existing information better than the opposition - i.e. critical …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2015

These are the novels and short story collections that we absolutely loved in 2015. (Ranked in no particular order.)

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Top 15 Books of 2015

2015 marks my tenth year choosing the best books of the year, and it was the most difficult of them all. Non-fiction Christian book publishing …

33 Books Millennials Need to Read Before Turning 30

To lay the foundation for a fulfilling career, turn to these classic titles.<p>Your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what you want from life.<p>While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the …

8 Critical Theory Books That Came Out in October

Arendt, Barthes, Nietzsche and more.

The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you.

(New Video — A Casual Overview for those who’d like the less wordy version.)<p>Sometimes in life, all the experience and knowledge simmering around in …

The 10 Best Movies Influenced by Kierkegaardian Philosophy

6. Babbette’s Feast (1987)<p>Gabriel Axel’s Babette’s Feast is a film about love, charity, faith, and renewal. As if that didn’t sound Kierkegaardian …

Cat People Have Some Distinct Personality Traits, Research Says

😻😻😻😻😻😻<p>Cats are unpredictable, but that's not entirely true of cat owners. So-called "cat people" tend to share a lot of the same personality traits, as studies have proven having a cat at home can say a lot about a person's character, health and dating life.<p>For example, Newsy reports in the …

12 Movies That Are Unmissable For Philosophy Lovers

It isn’t easy to come up with a list of 12 great philosophical films. Such a list could be based on several criteria. Are these the 12 best films …

The 13 Best Horror Movies To Watch On Netflix, According To IMDb

Your Halloween binge-watching just got better.<p>Trick-or-treating is nice, but Halloween is really all about Netflix and chills.<p>In order to help you figure out the perfect lineup for your scary movie marathon, we gathered together a list of 13 of the top horror movies on Netflix according to IMDb's …

The truth about Bernie Sanders’ “socialism”: Everything you need to know about the candidate’s mould-breaking political philosophy

<b>(AP/Charlie Neibergall)</b><p>Sanders has taken the Democratic primary by storm, a feat that would have been unprecedented until very recently<p>Conor Lynch<p>October 21, 2015 6:58pm (UTC)<p>On Sunday, after a week of being asked whether he was a socialist or a capitalist, and accused of being a communist by some …

The 30 smartest celebrities in Hollywood

And before James Franco turned on his wild side in "Freaks and Geeks," the math wiz interned at Lockheed Martin.<p>We rounded up 30 celebrities who are high-school valedictorians, Ivy Leaguers, MENSA members, and certified geniuses in their own rights.<p>These stories of actors, musicians, and TV …

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22 Philosophy Jokes That Are So Silly They're Kinda Funny

How did the solipsist break up with his girlfriend? "It's not you, it's me."

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The most stressful job? Waitressing, say scientists

Menial jobs like waitressing are far more stressful than professions like medicine or architecture, says scientists, as they warn of stroke risk<p>Ask anyone to name the most stressful professions and they might guess neurosurgeon, bomb diffuser, miner or even stockbroker.<p>But a new study suggests that …

10 Thoughts Anxious People Have Throughout The Day

"Are they laughing at me?"<p>One of the <i>splendid blessings</i> (read: annoying symptoms) of anxiety is having to deal with rapid-fire thoughts that turn into constant worry. Sometimes these thoughts are warranted (“Did I leave the oven on?”), but often they’re totally unfounded (“Does my boss hate me?”) ― …

12 Commandments Of Happy, Long-Lasting Relationships

It's the little things that count most.<p><i>By Charles J. Orlando</i><p>When it comes to creating successful relationships, you need certain critical traits in place. Traits not just merely "present," but existing in a real and genuine way that emanates from each partner through their own want (not because …

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8 tricks for remembering everything you read

But just because forgetting is a human phenomenon doesn't mean you should simply accept it. In fact, there are plenty of simple, creative strategies for retaining more of what you read — whether that's novels, news articles, or scientific textbooks.<p>To find out what some of those techniques are, we …

Aquinas: Political Philosophy | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Thomas Aquinas: Political Philosophy<p>The political philosophy of Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), along with the broader philosophical teaching of which it …

9 things mentally strong people do to manage stress

That's why being able to manage stress effectively can prove pivotal.<p>We spoke with psychotherapist Amy Morin, the author of "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," to find out the best way to approach stress management.<p>Here are nine things mentally strong people do to keep stress from taking …

The 15 worst mistakes people make in their 20s

That said, there are some poor choices that have lasting effects, like not starting to save money, that are easily avoidable.<p>We've sorted through a variety of advice from entrepreneurs and writers on Quora and found recurring themes.<p>Here are the worst mistakes 20-somethings would be wise to avoid …

These 2 editing strategies help cure my blindness to dumb writing mistakes

My least favorite part about writing is how blind I can get.<p>The more time I spend with a piece, the harder it is to see the words with fresh eyes. I miss mistakes that would be obvious to anyone — except me.<p>The psychological research on concentration suggests so-called "disfluency" promotes deeper …

Best iPod Classic Hacks: DIY Upgrades and Alternative Uses

iPod Classic hacks can breathe new life into your once-beloved gadget, now rendered all-but obsolete by smartphones. The click-wheel iPod may no …

15 Motivational Posters for Your Dorm That Aren’t Lame

Why does college decor so often veer in the direction of cheesy and motivational? You know, those posters depicting kitties “hanging in there” or the shot of the single red rubber duck going against the crowd? Not to worry. Transforming your dorm room into the interior design equivalent of an …

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Why Men Never Recover From Breakups

Why Is This Important?<p>Because the hardest part of breaking up is actually not “getting back your stuff.”<p>Long Story Short<p>Researchers found that women and men handle breakups differently. Women feel more pain and anguish at the onset, but eventually recover. Men, on the other hand, never fully …

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Before Fame & Fortune, 10 Big Stars Who Started in Horror

Some celebrities are consistently cast in horror films, forever to remain on the run from knife-wielding maniacs. However, some actors have …

I Abstained From Sex With My Wife for 2 Weeks, and Here's What It Did to Our Relationship

Why did I agree to this, again?<p>In July, NFL quarterback Russell Wilson said in an interview that he had not had sex with girlfriend Ciara in the three months they'd been dating. "If you can love somebody without [sex]," Wilson said, "then you can really love somebody." The interview sparked a new …