Emma Culotta

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Inside Out: a crash course in PhD philosophy of self that kids will get first

Pixar’s latest animation is a remarkably intelligent treatment of one of the most complicated and confusing issues in philosophy: the self<p>When you go to see a Pixar film you know you’re going to see something clever, funny and inventive. What you don’t expect, however, is to see a remarkably …

11 things the rest of the world does so much better than America

When it comes to food waste, vacation time and student loans, the U.S. is anything but a beacon for the free world<p>Larry Schwartz<p>July 10, 2015 9:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>America! Land of the free, home of the brave, and the greatest country on the face of the planet, …

Places where nature has won

5 Steps to Making Meditation a Daily Habit

Buddhaimonia.More than any other, the most common question I get via email is this: “How do I make meditation into a daily habit?” In my book, Zen …

Zen

Ann Coulter vs. reality: “The Klan and Stormfront only have, like, seven members”

<b>(Fox News)</b><p>In the wake of the racially motivated Charleston shooting, Coulter mocked liberals’ “fantasies of racist America”<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>June 23, 2015 12:48pm (UTC)<p>Ann Coulter appeared on "The Kelly File" last night ostensibly to discuss the "uproar" over an Associated Press photograph of Ted …

Lamb genetically modified with jellyfish DNA to give it transparent skin ends up being eaten after it was 'accidentally' sent to French abattoir

A lamb that had been genetically modified with jellyfish DNA to give it transparent skin ended up on a dinner plate after it was accidentally sold …

Organisms

The Week in Review: NAACP Leader Sparks Conversations About Race

Rachel Dolezal resigned from her position as head of the Spokane, WA, NAACP chapter this week after she set off a media and cultural firestorm. Dolezal was born to Caucasian parents and spent much of her life identifying herself as a white woman. However, as her commitment to black causes and …

Authorities capture suspect in Charleston mass shooting

Authorities in North Carolina have captured the suspect in a mass shooting incident in Charleston, South Carolina, arresting him hours after he allegedly opened fire and killed 9 people, Attorney General Loretta Lynch confirmed Thursday.<p>“This is a crime that has reached into the heart of that …

Bobby Jindal to Megyn Kelly: Why does Obama want to fight trans fats but not ISIS?

He once exhorted the GOP to “stop being the stupid party” — now he can’t imagine anyone chewing gum while walking<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>June 18, 2015 12:25pm (UTC)<p>On "The Kelly File" Wednesday night, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal shared host Megyn Kelly's concern that the Obama administration's focus …

Catholic church in Israel badly damaged by suspected arson attack

A fire ripped through one of the most famous Catholic churches in Israel on Thursday, damaging the roof and burning prayer books in what authorities believe was an attack by Jewish extremists.<p>The fire broke out at the Church of the Multiplication in the middle of the night, causing extensive damage …

This 1km-long Astroid Could WIPE OUT Mankind To Fly Past Past Earth Soon

It has long been speculated that at some point the world will eventually come to an at. The question has been throughout time how will the end of the …

Mitt Romney's Advice to the GOP: Focus on Minority Voters

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney listed some of his favorite contenders for the party’s 2016 nomination Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” but notably left off a few big names.<p>Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and John Kasich were all name-checked by the former Massachusetts …

Pet photo series aims to counter 'black dog' theory

It was a summer day at the dog park when Fred Levy, a professional pet photographer, overheard a conversation that he couldn't shake off.<p>A woman was talking about "Black Dog Syndrome" -- a theory that black dogs are less likely to be adopted than those with lighter coats, perhaps because of …

Ancient trade route shows the value of gold back to 2,500 BCE

Archaeologists at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom have discovered a prehistoric gold trade route between Ireland and southwest England that dates as far back as the Bronze Age, or about 2500 B.C.<p>The route's existence implies that gold workers in Ireland chose to import the metal …

Coin Collecting

Student Calls For Eradication Of Graphic Novels From English Course

A student enrolled at Crafton Hills College has protested the inclusion of a number of graphic novels in the curriculum for her English 250 course. …

Books

Diane Meriwether's answer to Can male cats recognize their own kittens?

If it wasn't for personal experience I would have said the answer is no, but I once became friends with a wild male cat who showed me otherwise.<p>I was …

A Harvard professor reveals a strategy that can help you stop worrying

We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to overcome worry that doesn't involve alcohol or a straitjacket.<p>The answer is thousands of years old — but now science is validating those ancient ideas. You've probably even heard of it: Mindfulness.<p>Yeah, it's all the rage now. But …

Mindfulness

This is how I lost my faith: Science helped, yes — but finally I accepted the holy texts were written by man

<b>(mikhail via Shutterstock)</b><p>I thought religion and sacred texts held absolute truth handed down from God. I was so powerfully wrong<p>Shulem Deen<p>June 14, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “All Who Go Do Not Return: A Memoir”<p>Among people who lose faith, I would later learn, many point to scientific …

Saudi Arabia: America’s Military Proxy. Waging War on the Middle East and Iran | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<b>by Political Concern</b><p><i>Several posts on this site about Britain’s ‘special friend’ have referred to the United States of America. Today seeing a barrage</i> …

3 big assumptions in the anti-ISIS fight have all turned out to be false

It has been one year since the fall of Mosul in Iraq — during the group's territory-seizing rampage across Iraq and Syria — and Iraqi forces still aren't close to getting it back.<p>US officials have faced criticism about the Obama administration's strategy, which is built around certain key …

Obama Administration

Dazzling Macro Photographs Reveal The Unexpected Beauty Of Marijuana Buds

Alpha Blue<p>The most commonly cited effects of marijuana include heightened mood, a sense of relaxation and an increased appetite. Less commonly commended, however, are the aesthetic merits of the little green buds. From far away, they appear like unassuming shrubs, yet zoom in and the Cannabis plant …

'Religious Nones' Are Growing Quickly. Should Republicans Worry?

Jenny Schulz isn't religious.<p>"I see religion as something really personal," said Schulz, 26, who works at a nonprofit in Washington, D.C. "So the fact that it is a requirement in politics always seems unusual to me."<p>She said she "oscillates between atheist and agnostic," but she knows it could be …

Black men are target practice: America’s grotesque history of racist games

<b>(WTVJ-TV)</b><p>Our country’s more perverse forms of leisure and recreation are instructive about the way white supremacy works<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>June 12, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>In this age of police thuggery, it seems that almost every few days brings another video …

Hillary Clinton Will Push Personal Story at Campaign Launch

For Hillary Clinton, this campaign is personal.<p>When the democratic presidential candidate holds her much hyped rally on Saturday in New York City, …

US spending on Islamic State fight totals $2.7bn

<b>The US spends more than $9m (£5.7m) a day on the war against Islamic State, and has poured $2.7bn (£1.7bn) into the bombing campaign since the start.</b><p>An international coalition has been conducting air strikes in Iraq and Syria since last August.<p>The first breakdown of US costs, released by the …

Military Spending

Watch as Sidney Changes from the Most Fearful Kitten to a Happy Affectionate Cat

Sidney the cat was found as a stray, terrified of humans. Eva, animal rescuer from Brooklyn, New York, pulled him from the…The post Watch as Sidney …

Cats

In Europe, Jeb Bush sounds like Barack Obama

WARSAW, Poland — Jeb Bush, now on the third day of a European tour meant to showcase his foreign policy chops, is sounding a little bit like the man he’s trying to replace: Barack Obama.<p>Stylistically, Bush is a striking a more aggressive posture than the president, warning about Russian …