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5 awesome sleep-away summer camps for grown-ups

When it comes to going away to camp -- whether that means traditional out-in-the-woods, Native American-named summer sleepover camp, basketball camp …

Fear our new robot overlords: This is why you need to take artificial intelligence seriously

Killer computers determined to kill us? Nope. Forget “Terminator” — there’s something more specific to worry about<p>There are a lot of major problems today with tangible, real-world consequences. A short list might include terrorism, U.S.-Russian relations, climate change and biodiversity loss, …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

We Agree to Disagree: The Science of Why Your Political Posts Won't Make Anyone Change Their Mind

In today's heated political stage, where everyone has a soapbox thanks to outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all the personal blogs, I've tried my best not to share my political views publicly. And I've miserably failed. I use my own Facebook page and profile to talk about science, books …

Why Every Parent Needs to Start Caring About Children's Mental Health

Most parents would agree that the health of their child is of utmost importance. We are regularly surrounded with resources and support on children's health, whether it be online, or at the pediatrician's office. But I'm curious, when you read that first sentence and envisioned children's 'health', …

This Chart can Win Bernie the Election and End Hillary Clinton’s Political Career by Bob McChesney

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'Not even my wife knows': secret Donald Trump voters speak out

We asked Guardian readers who are voting for Trump why they support him. From firm conservatives to fed-up liberals, their answers were revealing<p>The Hispanic attorney (29, Florida)<p>‘He has demonstrated that he is, at heart, a caring person’<p>On paper, I probably look like a guaranteed Cruz or Rubio …

Chris Christie

The Internet Will Become Self-Aware When Aliens Wake It Up

An extraterrestrial intelligence would have many reasons to make the human internet self-aware.<p>Most people agree the internet is not consciously alive (though my two-year old daughter, who's addicted to internet games, disagrees). Currently, the internet accepts inputs and is pretty good at …

Singularity

Bernadette Russell’s top 10 philosophical questions children should ask

From how should we treat animals to are the best things in life free? Here are the 10 questions children should ask themselves, along with inspiration from some of the most important thinkers of our time: Winnie The Pooh, Dr Seuss and Roald Dahl<p>I’m a big fan of taking action, with less talking and …

Kids

The Easiest Change You Can Make To Get Better Sleep

And it looks pretty, too.<p>You will spend a third of your life sleeping, but are you actually treating your bed like the revitalizing sanctuary it should be?<p>Sleep is vital to your well-being: Not getting enough shut-eye wreaks havoc on your body, your mental state and your emotions. And while there …

Onetime party drug hailed as miracle for treating severe depression

It was November 2012 when Dennis Hartman, a Seattle business executive, managed to pull himself out of bed, force himself to shower for the first time in days and board a plane that would carry him across the country to a clinical trial at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in …

Depression

Why Can’t You Remember Your Future? Physicist Paul Davies on the Puzzlement of Why We Experience Time as Linear

The curious question of how and whether we can tell the difference between an experience and the memory of an experience.<p><i>“If our heart were large enough to love life in all its detail,”</i> French philosopher Gaston Bachelard wrote in his 1929 meditation on our paradoxical experience of time, <i>“we would</i> …

T.S. Eliot

The 1991 Iraq War: What Was Operation Desert Storm?

The name Operation Desert Storm was thought up by some public relations office in or near the Pentagon: America’s Ministry of Defense. It was …

This New iPhone Feature Will Help You Sleep Better

Talk about a dream come true!<p>Apple's upcoming iOS 9.3 release could change a lot of things in your daily routine, including how you fall asleep at night. The company's latest iPhone update includes a new feature called Night Shift, which automatically adjusts the colors of your device's screen, …

iOS

Are we more than molecules?

Novelists, poets and artists can help us to piece together the mystery of human consciousness, says Mark Haddon<p>My son’s nine-year-old friend Yahya said it most succinctly. Why is life in the first person?<p>We think. We feel. We are aware of ourselves and the world around us. We have consciousness. We …

Canadian Literature

Meditation for Those Who Say They Can't

Are you someone who is too busy to meditate? Too stressed to relax? You just can't sit still or quiet your mind? To you who say you can't meditate this information is specifically for you.<p><i>Why</i> you should meditate:<p>1. Meditation has proven to increase grey-matter in the brain improving learning, …

There will be chaos: Big Oil’s collapse and the birth of a new world order

Barrel prices have completely cratered. With alternative energies on the rise, geopolitics may never be the same<p>As 2015 drew to a close, many in the global energy industry were praying that the price of oil would bounce back from the abyss, restoring the petroleum-centric world of the past …

America is finally waking up to its inequality problem

Under Obama, the economic recovery has bypassed almost all Americans. They won’t stay silent for ever – and Bernie Sanders could be their inspiration<p>To critique Barack Obama’s presidency is to be guilty of these cardinal sins: blasphemy, ingratitude and a lack of realism. What was once the nation …

Why We Wake Up in the Middle of the Night (and Why It's OK)

Source: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock<p>Do you suffer from Insomnia? Maybe you’re addicted to light.<p>Clark Strand, senior editor of <i>Tricycle: The</i> …

Meditation

No, Obama Will Not Take Your Guns Away

In the U.S. there is nothing quite like the unwavering support for the 2nd amendment. One need look no further than the President's recent executive actions on gun sales and the reaction from the Republican presidential candidates - most of which came before the actions were ever announced.<p>Jeb! …

What is it like to be a Jew married to an Arab in Israel?

Mixed Jewish-Arab couples are rare and have to vault over hurdles thrown up by the Israeli state and their respective societies.<p>Varda arrived in Israel from Holland as a 17-year-old Jew brimming with Zionist fervour.<p>She wanted to do her part for the Jewish state so she moved to Jerusalem, became an …

These 6 technologies will define 2016

For the past century, the price and performance of computing has been on an exponential curve. And as futurist Ray Kurzweil observed, once any technology becomes an information technology, its development follows the same curve, so we are seeing exponential advances in technologies such as sensors, …

Artificial Intelligence

What’s Really Behind the Saudi-Iran Clash?

A provocative beheading in Saudi Arabia and a choreographed sacking of the embassy in Iran are the latest symptoms of a pathology with potential …

South Asia

Startling new finding: 600 million years ago, a biological mishap changed everything

If life is effectively an endless series of photocopies, as DNA is transcribed and passed on from one being to the next, then evolution is the high-stakes game of waiting for the copier to get it wrong.<p>Too wrong, and you’ll live burdened by a maladaptive mutation or genetic disorder. Worse, you …

Biology

Why We Can’t Stay Silent on Germany’s Mass Sex Assaults

It took several days for the news of hundreds of sexual assaults in Cologne to make headlines. As progressives dither over what to say, the far right …

Tahrir Square

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>, …

24 Festivals And Retreats To Revitalize Your Soul In 2016

Treat yourself to a rejuvenating retreat this year.<p>As the new year stretches out before us, it's the perfect time to start setting intentions. Among them should be a renewed commitment to self-expression and healing -- and there's no better way to do that than in a community of like-minded …

Techno Tuesday: Blond:ish on spirituality and music

<i>Techno Tuesday is a feature on Dancing Astronaut documenting the culture of underground dance music. We’ll bring you exclusive interviews, tracks,</i> …

Music Industry

Giulio Prisco Michael LaTorra explains Buddhist Transhumanism in a nutshell

if topical_image_articles}{/if}My friend Michael LaTorra, an ordained Zen priest and the abbot of the Zen Center of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has …

Singularity