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Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 5: The Ethics of Avoiding Extremes

<b>Teacher:</b> The Greeks believed that the ideal of moderation, the Golden Mean, or "Nothing in Excess" should characterize everything about being human. What was most important in life was maintaining a healthy balance in everything by avoiding extremes and keeping to "the middle way." Aristotle in his</i> …

The Roots of Mental Health—Maybe They're Not In Our Heads | Goop

The number of people—and women in particular—who are taking antidepressants worldwide has skyrocketed in recent years. Here in the States, the count …

Depression

DIVIDED AMERICA: Gun views fractious even as fewer bear arms

NEW YORK (AP) — Wherever you look in this nation born of a bloody revolution of musket fire, chances are there's sharp disagreement over firearms.<p>Democrats war with Republicans, and small towns are against cities. Women and men are at odds, as are blacks and whites and old and young. North clashes …

Guns

Handy Tips For Capturing & Processing Your Cityscape Photos

Mohammad Rustam Azmi <i>is an award-winning Indian photographer based in United Arab Emirates. He discovered photography in 2013 after getting inspired</i> …

Investigators Say Orlando Shooter Showed Few Warning Signs Of Radicalization

As investigators probe the background of Omar Mateen, whose attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando left 49 people dead, they say he bore few warning signs of radicalization.<p>Mateen had allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS in a 911 call during the attack, as The Two-Way has reported. But as further …

7 TED Talks on how your brain constructs reality

Do we experience the world as it really is? Find out with these talks that explain why we see the world the way we do.

3 Fun Exercises That Help Kids Tap Into Their Emotions

Our lives would be perfect if we were happy all of the time—or would they be? I grew up in a household where I learned very quickly to put on a brave …

Hillary Clinton Called Disabled Children ‘f***ing ree-tards,’ Referred to Jews as ‘stupid k***s,’ Claims Bill’s Former Lover

<b>Bill and Hillary Clinton profess to have always been supporters of racial equality, but anecdotes published in a new book by his ex-lover claim</b> …

6 Myths About PTSD We Need to Stop Believing

Studies estimate 70 percent of adults will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives.<p>Post-traumatic stress disorder is one of the most common issues I encounter in my therapy practice. Whether it's an adult who narrowly survived a serious car accident, or it's a child who endured …

Mental Health

Think Less, Think Better

A FRIEND of mine has a bad habit of narrating his experiences as they are taking place. I tease him for being a bystander in his own life. To be fair, we all fail to experience life to the fullest. Typically, our minds are too occupied with thoughts to allow complete immersion even in what is right …

General Hospital

Egypt sentences ex-President Morsi to life on espionage charges

Egypt's deposed President Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced to 40 years in prison on charges of leaking secret state documents to Qatar. Two …

Muslim Brotherhood

How physical exercise makes your brain work better

Research shows different activities have quite specific mental effects – here’s how moving your body could sharpen your ideas<p>The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge …

The Brain

My First Journey With Psilocybin Mushrooms

/ Jun 18, 2016<p>In May 2013, my whole world shifted. At the time, I was living in Amsterdam and I began to feel the call to the Peruvian Amazon to work …

Documentaries

Not all Christians worship a homophobic God

<b>To the editor:</b> Thanks to Richard Rodriguez for an intelligent perspective on the condemnation of homosexuality by all Abrahamic religions and the enlightening viewpoint that it is a condemnation of love between two people. ("Is the God of Jews, Christians and Muslims a homophobe?" Opinion, June …

2,300 years later, Plato’s theory of consciousness is being backed up by neuroscience

In 2008, neuroscientist Giulio Tononi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Sleep and Consciousness put forward his “integrated information theory,” which is currently accepted as one of the most compelling explanations about what consciousness is.<p>One of the central claims of the …

Consciousness