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The Filmmaking of Martin Scorsese Demystified in 6 Video Essays

Some filmmakers of the 1970s "New Hollywood" era have passed away, retired, or faded into relative obscurity, but each movie Martin Scorsese makes …

Los Angeles

Want to Be a Better Dad in 2017? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Many dads will set out to be better fathers in 2017 than they were in 2016. However, sometimes the parenting resources for dads are lacking, and they're left guessing as to how to improve.<p>All the studies show that the influence fathers have in the lives of their children is far greater than what …

Parenting

Ultimate Guide To Cute Happy Birthday Wishes & Quotes

A birthday is a special occasion for the celebrant because it only comes once a year and during this day, you can show how you care about him/her and …

McLaren report weakened by leaked letter, says WADA board member | Reuters

(Reuters) - The leaking of a draft letter urging a complete ban on Russian athletes at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has undermined a key report into doping allegations at the 2014 Sochi Games, WADA board member Nenad Lalovic said on Sunday.<p>A woman walks into the head office for the World Anti-Doping …

Study Says the Negative Effects of Spanking Will Last Longer Than You Think

A 50-year-long study shows it's linked to aggression, antisocial behavior, and cognitive difficulties.<p>Most parents, statistically speaking, have spanked a child—and the chances are even even greater that they <i>were</i> spanked as a child—but research suggests it's officially time to retire this form of …

10 Things You Need to Stop Doing for a Happier Life

Don't we all seem to be endlessly searching for happiness? Sometimes we blame circumstances or people for the things that make us feel otherwise, when in fact it all starts within ourselves. It all begins within our own minds.<p>If you feel like your search for happiness never ends, and all you wish …

Critical thinking suppressed in brains of people who believe in the supernatural

The opposition between religious beliefs and scientific evidence can be explained by difference in brain structures and cognitive activity. …

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

A Profound Contradiction of Human Existence

“<i>Science does not reveal the meaning of our existence, but it does draw back some of the veils.</i>”<p>“Be not deceived,” Epictetus writes in <i>The Discourses</i>, …

How to Prioritize and Focus When You Have Many Interests

<b>“A man who limits his interests, limits his life.” ~Vincent Price</b><p>I can't stay still.<p>As a kid, I ran around, misbehaving, climbing everywhere—I was a …

It's OK to Eat That Donut After All

Have the Fries*Junk food is not the leading cause of obesity. (*in moderation)Candy bars, fast food burgers, and soda have been our scapegoats for …

48 Animated Videos Explain the History of Ideas: From Aristotle to Sartre

This year we've been featuring short animated videos from BBC Radio 4, all covering the big questions: How did everything begin? What makes us human? …

135 Free Philosophy eBooks

<b>Boethius -</b> Consolation of Philosophy<p><b>Burke, Edmund</b> - On the Sublime and Beautiful<p><b>Camus, Albert</b> - The Stranger<p><b>Carroll, Lewis</b> - Symbolic Logic<p><b>Carroll,</b> …

Friedrich Nietzsche

Werner Herzog and Cormac McCarthy Talk Science and Culture

<i>Photo of Werner Herzog</i> ©RobinHolland/robinholland.com<p>To kick off this wonderful episode of Science Friday (listen here or below), physicist Lawrence …

A Shirtless Slavoj Žižek Explains the Purpose of Philosophy from the Comfort of His Bed

Non-philosophers sometimes charge philosophers with talking and writing voluminously to no particular end, getting nothing done, solving no problems. …

What is the Self? Watch Philosophy Animations Narrated by Stephen Fry on Sartre, Descartes & More

If you've followed our recent philosophy posts, you've heard Gillian Anderson (<i>The X-Files</i>) speak on what makes us human, the origins of the …

Edvard Munch’s Famous Painting “The Scream” Animated to the Sound of Pink Floyd’s Primal Music

In this short video, Romanian animator Sebastian Cosor brings together two haunting works from different times and different media: <i>The Scream</i>, by …

Art

The Filmmaking Craft of David Fincher Demystified in Two Video Essays

David Fincher is an auteur in the same way that Alfred Hitchcock is - you can tell a Fincher film from seeing a single frame. His shots are colored …

Read An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments: A Fun Primer on How to Strengthen, Not Weaken, Your Arguments

The science of argumentation can seem complicated, but in day-to-day terms, it quite often comes down to competing emotions. Political disagreements …

A History of Ideas: Animated Videos Explain Theories of Simone de Beauvoir, Edmund Burke & Other Philosophers

The UK’s Open University has become a dependable source of very short, online video introductions to all sorts of things, from weighty subjects like …

Kafka’s Nightmare Tale, ‘A Country Doctor,’ Told in Award-Winning Japanese Animation

Here's a good story for a cold December night: Franz Kafka's cryptic, hallucinatory tale of "A Country Doctor."<p>Written in Prague during the icy …

900 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

<b>Barrie, JM</b> - Peter Pan - Free iTunes - Free MP3<p><b>Barrodale, Amie</b> - "William Wei" (read by James Franco) - Free MP3<p><b>Barthelme, Donald</b> - “Chablis” (read …

Literature

Werner Herzog Offers 24 Pieces of Filmmaking & Life Advice

There are few filmmakers alive today who have the mystique of Werner Herzog. His feature films and his documentaries are brilliant and messy, …

David Gilmour & David Bowie Sing “Comfortably Numb” Live (2006)

David Bowie and David Gilmour singing “Comfortably Numb” together? Yes, thank you. Filmed at the Royal Albert Hall, the clip above shows the two …

Philip K. Dick Makes Off-the-Wall Predictions for the Future: Mars Colonies, Alien Viruses & More (1981)

Philip K. Dick died in 1982, but readers — more readers than ever, in all probability — still thrill to his daring, unconventional imagination, and …