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Did Religions Arise From Our Misunderstanding of Human Consciousness?

Humans have been claiming to hear the voice of God for eons, but one psychologist's controversial theory disputes whether we ever heard it at all. …

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Americans work less than ever before but still feel like there's no free time — and there's a simple explanation

How come?<p>The psychologist Adam Alter offered one reason in his 2017 TED talk "Why our screens make us less happy." He says that screen-based devices eat up what precious free time we have left.<p>But that may only be part of the story when it comes to the lack of leisure time. Here's why it feels like …

From an evolutionary perspective, does it make any sense to be nice?

Solving Darwin’s puzzle of kindness.<p>World Kindness Day is a global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. We are encouraged to perform acts of kindness such as giving blood, cleaning a communal microwave at work, or volunteering at a nursing home.<p>Of course, …

Self-driving car guru forms God-bot religion, report says

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>If there is a God, I feel sure he's not a robot.<p>The world is so arbitrary, capricious and absurd that no robot could have created it, unless its internal wires were crossed beyond untangling.<p>Still, some …

Melania would have been deported under Donald Trump's new immigration rules

Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to overhaul America's immigration policy, and just 35 days into his presidency, he seems to be sticking to it. …

Takeaways from a week of raucous town halls

POLITICO attended nine GOP constituent events. Here's what we learned.<p>Republicans stepped away from the Capitol this week and into a P.R. mess.<p>Aggrieved constituents — organized by a suddenly energetic liberal resistance movement — packed lawmakers’ district events in protest of GOP plans to repeal …

HBO’s All-Time Most Controversial Sexytime Moments

HBO knows a little something about controversial content. The cable network is renowned for providing top notch entertainment that’s not afraid to …