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New Recognition for Chronic Fatigue

Having recently endured more than a month of post-concussion fatigue, I can’t imagine how people with so-called chronic fatigue syndrome navigate through life with disabling fatigue that seemingly knows no end. Especially those who are erroneously told things like “It’s all in your head,” “Maybe …

Arthritis

Demystifying chronic fatigue syndrome

For years, infectious disease expert Jose Montoya, MD, has been frustrated by the mysteries of chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic …

Stanford University

People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Exhausted at a Cellular Level, Study Shows

Yet more evidence for this disease.<p>If you're one of the millions of people worldwide who deals with the symptoms of CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome, …

Arthritis

Here Are 15 All-Time Best Photos From Cassini That You Absolutely Must See

Wow. Just, wow.<p>Cassini has been out there hard at work for a long time. The Saturn probe departed Earth in 1997 and spent seven years speeding across …

Astronomy

When Things Fall Apart: Tibetan Buddhist Nun and Teacher Pema Chödrön on Transformation Through Difficult Times

“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us.”<p>In every life, there comes a time when we are razed to the bone of our resilience by losses beyond our control — lacerations of the heart that feel barely bearable, that leave …

Mathematician Lillian Lieber on Infinity, Art, Science, the Meaning of Freedom, and What It Takes to Be a Finite But Complete Human Being

Mathematics and poetry converge in an ode to the “sweet reasonableness” at the heart of a psychologically balanced character.<p><i>“We’re all intrinsically of the same substance,”</i> astrophysicist Janna Levin wrote in her exquisite inquiry into whether the universe is infinite or finite. <i>“The fabric of the</i> …

James Baldwin

Butterfly effects: the fusion of art, technology, design and the natural world

Over the past few decades, technology has opened up the visual arts to all sorts of possibilities for creating immersive spectacles that go some way …

Hermann Hesse on Little Joys, Breaking the Trance of Busyness, and the Most Important Habit for Living with Presence

“The high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.”<p><i>“Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy — to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work,”</i> …

Literature

Bruce Lee’s Never Before Revealed Letters to Himself About Authenticity, Personal Development, and the Measure of Success

“Where some people have a self, most people have a void, because they are too busy in wasting their vital creative energy to project themselves as this or that, dedicating their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like rather than actualizing their potentiality as a human</i> …

Martial Arts

One of The Biggest Myths About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Has Been Debunked

Chronic fatigue IS a real disease.<p>Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is one of the most perplexing conditions out …

Choi Xooang questions the boundaries of human form - CNN Style

Written by Jamie Fullerton, CNNSol Han, CNN<p>In Choi Xooang's hyperrealistic sculptures, eyeless heads face off against each other, dismembered hands convene to form fleshy angel wings, and men with dog heads pose in underpants.<p>It's little surprise then that the Seoul-born South Korean declares: "If …

South Korea

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

The Brain

Science says silence literally rewires your brain to be more intelligent

In 2011, the Finish tourism board decided to run a campaign promoting the “silence” you can get by visiting the beautiful country. Along with photos …

The Brain

What happens when you have a disease doctors can't diagnose

Five years ago, TED Fellow Jennifer Brea became progressively ill with myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, a …

How to Meditate: An Animated Guide

A simple, assuring invitation into releasing the resistance to one of the most life-expanding practices possible.<p>In his poem about how to meditate, penned decades before neuroscience as we know it, Jack Kerouac described meditation as the way to pump the brain’s “good glad fluid.” Half a century …

Jack Kerouac