Jessica Kingsbury

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Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep. Here's the Proof.

There is more to being physically attractive than just good looks. Many believe that people are born beautiful or handsome—that static qualities, …

6 Ways to Increase Efficiency and Focus

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Business moves at supersonic speed. While technology has facilitated easier communication and information gathering, it has also ushered in a new economy in which the common worker can be more readily replaced by technological advancements …

The 7-Day Self-Love Reset You Should Try

Carve out some time in your calendar and keep scrolling for Jennifer Kass' seven-day self-love reset plan, designed to help bring you back into alignment with the most important person in your life (and no, it's not anyone you'll meet on Bumble).<p>If you want to find someone to love (and get sweaty …

All Stories Are the Same

From Avatar to The Wizard of Oz, Aristotle to Shakespeare, there’s one clear form that dramatic storytelling has followed since its inception.<p>A ship lands on an alien shore and a young man, desperate to prove himself, is tasked with befriending the inhabitants and extracting their secrets. …

Is our destiny in our own hands?

There’s a case to be made, from things like Google search figures, that Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken – you know, the one about two paths diverging in a wood – is the most popular in modern history. (It recently turned 100; that wood is probably a Starbucks now.) Yet people still can’t …

Google Search

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Meet Viv: the AI that wants to read your mind and run your life

So I’ve arrived late at the office of Viv, an artificial intelligence company based in San Jose, California. I missed my train from San Francisco after dawdling leaving my apartment and then finding the taxi service app on my phone wouldn’t work. Dag Kittlaus, who I’ve kept waiting, looks on the …

Artificial Intelligence

Are you really free? Yes: a new argument for freedom

How is human freedom really possible in the natural world as correctly described by modern physics, chemistry, biology, and cognitive neuroscience? …

Darwin Day Revelation: Evolution, Not Religion, is the Source of Morality

As the world celebrates another Darwin Day, much of humanity still refuses to accept evolution.<p>Creationists pretend that their argument is with …

Abolishing religion wouldn't make us more moral

<b>Christian worshippers attend the Sunday mass in the Ethiopian Orthodox church in the centre of the refugee camp in Calais, also known as the “New</b> …

Religion

Augustine: Searching for Truth and Wisdom | Lawrence W. Reed

To write about a man known chiefly as a theologian — a bishop in the early Catholic Church, no less — might suggest at first a discourse on religious …

Theology

How parents breed immorality, raise armed robbers

Experts blame societal ills on faulty parenting<p><b>BY ISHOLA BALOGUN,</b> <b>LAJU ARENYEKA, ANOZIE</b> <b>EGOLE, ADERONKE</b> <b>ADEYERI, CHARLES</b> <b>ADINGUPU & OGHENE</b> <b>OMONISA</b><p><i>T</i><i>he</i> …

Nigeria

If 8-year-olds understand the morality of murder, should they be held accountable for killing?

It’s rare for young children to kill. But there are exceptions. Last October, an 8-year-old boy in Alabama strangled a toddler to death. That same month, an 11-year-old in Tennessee shot and killed another child after an argument over puppies.<p>Between 1980 and 2008, children under age 14 made just …

Psychology

A Look At The Relics From The Museum Of Broken Relationships

fullscreen<p>The Museum of Broken Relationships won't officially open in Los Angeles until May, but they've been doing small pop-ups around town to give …

Relationships

January 2016

Diversity

Loneliness May Be Bad for Your Heart

Loneliness may make you sick.<p>Researchers, writing in the journal Heart, pooled data from 23 studies and found that social isolation or feelings of loneliness were tied to an increased risk for coronary heart disease and stroke.<p>The studies included data from 181,006 men and women 18 and older. There …

Greater good vs the fat man: A popular moral dilemma can tell you whether you’re likable

Imagine that an out-of-control trolley is speeding towards a group of five people. You are standing on a footbridge above, next to a large man. If you push him off the bridge onto the track below, his body will stop the trolley before it hits the five people. He will die, but the five others will …

Research

Stealing food not a crime if you really need it, Italian court rules

A homeless man has been acquitted of theft in Italy after the country's high court ruled that Roman Ostriakov stole out of necessity.<p>Roman Ostriakov, …

Homelessness

The death of reason

WHEN historians come to write about the 2016 Presidential election, one moment may stand as emblematic of the Republican primary campaign. It …

The Ego’s Death Trip

<i>Recent neuroscientific findings have lent new credence to a fundamental Freudian psychoanalytic concept and to the therapeutic use of psychedelics in</i> …

Consciousness

Does the Brain Filter out a Wider Awareness?

The human brain has amazing capacities. It contains billions of neurons, allowing it to process vast quantities of information so that we can function effectively. But can we have too much information? Yes, and, in fact, filtering information is one of the brain's most important functions. Brain …

How to Make Your Love Life Work When You're Both Busy as Hell | Women's Health

Evaluate What Brings You Joy<br>And reduce what doesn’t. Gretchen Rubin, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The Happiness Project</i> and creator of the popular weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, knows a thing or two about getting happy. Rubin recommends thinking critically about everything you …

Climate Hustle: An Impressive, though Flawed, Exposé of Global-Warming Alarmism

Last year Sony Pictures Classics released <i>Merchants of Doubt</i>, a documentary alleging that paid hucksters peddle climate denialism. Marc Morano, who …

Swarm of earthquakes strikes Mount St. Helens

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the past eight weeks, more than 130 small earthquakes have trembled beneath the surface of Mount St. Helens.<p>At this point, "there is absolutely no sign that it will erupt anytime soon, but the data we collect tells us that the volcano is still very much alive," the U.S. Geological Survey …

Geology

ISIS Starting To Worry New Recruit Huge Psycho

RAQQA, SYRIA—Admitting that the recently arrived jihadist’s disturbing behavior was becoming a serious cause for concern, several ISIS members told …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Tosh.0

Comedy Central

Catholic scholars drive a new wave on the New Testament

Anyone who has taken a “New Testament 101” class in college will have been stunned and somewhat unsettled to discover that the Bible is, ahem, untrue.<p>…

Ask Ethan: How Does Dark Matter Interact With Black Holes?

Black holes are some of the most extreme objects in the Universe: a concentration of mass so great that it collapses, under General Relativity, into a singularity at its center. Atoms, nuclei, and even fundamental particles themselves are crushed down to an arbitrarily small thickness in our …

Dark Matter

Police take DNA, blood samples from former cop in Will Smith murder case

Detectives from the New Orleans Police Department took DNA samples from former police captain Billy Ceravolo, a friend of Will Smith who had dinner with the former Saints player before he was shot last month, his attorney confirmed to SB Nation. Police also collected a yellow shirt worn by Ceravolo …

Crime