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Heavenly dew: crying in the Middle Ages

When we think of the Middle Ages, what comes to mind tends to include epic battles, knights and their ladies, a lack of hygiene and perhaps even …

Into the Noise: A Theology of Film

Since January 1, 2009, I have watched 607 movies. I know because I keep track. I log every one, the good ones and the lousy ones, in a Google Doc …

Pulp Fiction

How the compact disc lost its shine

It’s 30 years since Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms began the CD boom. How did the revolution in music formats come about and what killed it?<p>Thirty years ago this month, Dire Straits released their fifth album, Brothers in Arms. En route to becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time, it …

Paul McCartney

5 Life Lessons Everyone Should Learn From Keanu Reeves

11 Ted Talks To Inspire You To Change The World

These Ted Talks will inspire you to change the world. How can you make small changes in your life that make you feel happier and contribute to great …

8 Treacherous Thoughts That Stop You From Finding Your Passion | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Is finding your passion proving impossible?<p>Have you been trying, trying, and trying, without results?<p>You’re not alone.<p>But here’s the good news: …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

The Art of Swallowing

Although Hollywood may try to convince us otherwise, the truth is that relationships are not built on grand romantic gestures. They're not even built on medium-sized ones. They are actually based on the tiny-but-cumulative acts of daily love within a partnership. The little things that make up a …

Psilocybin Mushrooms Fast Facts

Psilocybin in brain scans: Magic mushrooms mimic sleep and enhance associations.

<i>This</i> <i>article</i> <i>originally appeared in</i> <i>The Conversation</i><i>.</i><p>Psychedelic drugs alter consciousness in a profound and novel way that increases the breadth and …

Top 8 Tips for Managing Anxiety

For so many years, I learned to accept the knot in my stomach that came with anxiety.<p>Of course, I never thought that I had a problem. I just accepted that "short of breath" feeling that came with my mile-long to-do list and bombarding my mind with the constant "what if" questions.<p>Thoughts raced …

Depression: Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow

"Free your mind, the rest will follow. Before you can read me you gotta learn to see me." Lyrics from a song that carry great truth. Things are not always what they seem on the surface. I have learned that expectations carry a kind of "knowingness." Tomorrow will come as sure as yesterday has …

12 Things Your Partner Needs To Hear More Often

There are things that your partner needs to hear you say on a consistent basis in order to feel deeply loved.<p>Some of which they know about, and some …

Find Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Ready to take<br>back your life?<br>Find the recovery center that’s right for you<p>A better life is just a step away. We’ll help you recover and rebuild your …

Want to Change Something? Read This First

For many people, working out how to change something, especially a bad habit, is one of the most frustrating things you can experience. Many people know what they want to change, but don't have the knowledge needed to implement it. Perhaps you can relate. You start a new diet on a Monday and wonder …

Why And How To Make A Mission Statement For Your Life

Confusing, isn’t it?<p>Everyone has a different view about the careers you should follow, the relationships you should form and the dreams you should …

Brain Gain

The underground world of “neuroenhancing” drugs.<p>A young man I’ll call Alex recently graduated from Harvard. As a history major, Alex wrote about a dozen papers a semester. He also ran a student organization, for which he often worked more than forty hours a week; when he wasn’t on the job, he had …

The ultimate comeback: Bringing the dead back to life

A radical procedure that involves replacing a patient's blood with cold salt water could retrieve people from the brink of death, says David Robson.<p>“When you are at 10C, with no brain activity, no heartbeat, no blood – everyone would agree that you’re dead,” says Peter Rhee at the University of …

5 reasons why anxiety is so hard to manage (and what you can do to cope)

If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions under control<p>Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid of negative emotions is so easy, why is it that more than 21 …

Ricky Gervais Asked Grandparents To Share The Most Important Lesson They Ever Learned, And Their Responses Were Awesome

In a promotion for his new Netflix show "Derek"— about a group of people who work at an old-age home — comedian Ricky Gervais asked his Twitter followers to text an elder asking "What's the most important thing you learned in life?"<p>He's already receiving screenshots of texts offering life lessons …

4 Steps To Find Your Passion

What gets you out of bed in the morning? Most people would answer that question with “my alarm?” I contend that the happiest people in the world …

7 weird things money does to your brain

The emerging field of neuroeconomics helps explain what your brain looks like on cash. It’s not always pretty<p>Money is packed with meaning, and it impacts our personalities, our relationships, and how we think. As you might imagine, a lot of stuff is going on in our brains when we think about money, …

4 Short Yet Powerful Quotes from Abraham Lincoln to Help You Grow | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

In today’s busy world, how do you find time to step back from your daily routine and think about where you’re actually going?<p>One great way is to tap …

5 Habits That Guarantee You're Living The Life You Really Want | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Each day you get up and wonder, “Am I living the life I want?”<p>It’s a good question, possibly the best question you could ask yourself. After all, you …

10 Things I Do Every Day to Beat Depression

From the moment my eyes open in the morning until the second that I pull my sleep mask over my face as I go to sleep, I am engaged in battle: I must …

In Praise of Idleness By Bertrand Russell

Like most of my generation, I was brought up on the saying: 'Satan finds some mischief for idle hands to do.' Being a highly virtuous child, I …

Economic Justice

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …