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The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

For the past half-century, sleep researcher <b>Rosalind D. Cartwright</b> has produced some of the most compelling and influential work in the field, enlisting modern science in revising and expanding the theories of Jung and Freud about the role of sleep and dreams in our lives. In <b>The Twenty-four Hour</b> …

10 Shocking Photos That Will Change How You See Consumption And Waste

As individual and anonymous consumers, it's seemingly impossible to even <i>estimate</i> the physical ramifications of our daily consumption and waste. While our personal imprints may not seem in themselves worthy of alarm, the combined effect of human's habits and rituals is hard to look away from.<p>Cell …

The Drugging of the American Boy

By the time they reach high school, nearly 20 percent of all American boys will be diagnosed with ADHD. Millions of those boys will be prescribed a powerful stimulant to "normalize" them. A great many of those boys will suffer serious side effects from those drugs. The shocking truth is that many …

Unlock the True Potential of Vegetables

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's All About Organics page and our Organic Transitions page.<p>Want to boost your immune …

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Intuition Pumps: Daniel Dennett on the Dignity of Being Wrong and Art-Science of Making Fertile Mistakes

<i>“If you are not making mistakes, you’re not taking enough risks,”</i> Debbie Millman counseled. <i>“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before,”</i> Neil Gaiman advised young creators. In <b>Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking</b> (<i>public library</i>), the …

Spiritual Wisdom from an Idiot.

“I hate negativity. It’s so toxic. …Now what’s taking that loser Starbucks barista so long to give me my effing triple almond skinny latte in a 10% …

The Science of Love: How Positivity Resonance Shapes the Way We Connect

We kick-started the year with some of history’s most beautiful definitions of love. But timeless as their words might be, the poets and the philosophers have a way of escaping into the comfortable detachment of the abstract and the metaphysical, leaving open the question of what love really is on …

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Are You Making These 7 Common Recycling Mistakes?

<b>2. Including plastic bags</b>—It is very rare for a local recycler to accept plastic bags. Plastic bag markets require that these materials be clean, dry …

Warmer freshwater ecosystems emit more methane

This highlights another mechanism by which the global carbon cycle may serve to accelerate rather than mitigate future climate change.<p>British …

Understanding Marijuana.

In Colorado, we have watched medical marijuana become legal, with dispensaries popping up all over the state, and a curious concentration here in …

17 Everyday Words You Just Might Be Mispronouncing... And Why You Need To Stop

There’s nothing more irritating to a pedant’s ear than someone saying “mischievious” instead of “mischievous,” and nothing more embarrassing than realizing you’ve been pronouncing the word <i>mischievous</i> with an extra <i>i</i> for your whole life. Despite the judgment we exhibit toward people who err in …

Are You Being Authentic? 4 Ways Your Body Knows.

Here’s how to use your body to keep an eye out for these 4 signs of inauthenticity.<p><b>What’s my voice doing?</b> When we’re not being ourselves, we tend to …

This Will Make You Smarter: 151 Big Thinkers Each Pick a Concept to Enhance Your Cognitive Toolkit

Every year for more than a decade, intellectual impresario and <i>Edge</i> editor <b>John Brockman</b> has been asking the era’s greatest thinkers a single annual question, designed to illuminate some important aspect of how we understand the world. In 2010, he asked how the Internet is changing the way we think. …

Scientists expect traces of ocean radiation soon

Scientists have crowdsourced a network of volunteers taking water samples at beaches along the U.S. West Coast in hopes of capturing a detailed look …

Want everyone else to buy into environmentalism? Never say “Earth”

For over three decades, David Fenton has played an unusual role in the environmental movement: marketing it. The company he founded, Fenton …

How to Make Your Own Luck

<i>“You are what you settle for,”</i> Janis Joplin admonished in her final interview. <i>“You are ONLY as much as you settle for.”</i> In <b>Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career</b> (<i>public library</i>), which comes on the heels of their indispensable guide to mastering …