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These 9 Expert-Approved Epsom Salt Uses Will Change Your Wellness Routine

Epsom salt is ages old and has humbly kept its place in the bathroom cabinets of celebs, professional athletes, and probably even your grandma, too. …

Alternative Medicine

Instead of stealing instruments, musicians turn to Splice

“The percentage of Top 40 music made with our platform blows my mind,” says Splice co-founder Steve Martocci. He tells me about some bedroom music producers who were “working at Olive Garden until they put sounds on Splice .” Soon they quit their jobs because they were earning enough from artists …

Music Production

Eminent Philosophers Name the 43 Most Important Philosophy Books Written Between 1950-2000: Wittgenstein, Foucault, Rawls & More

Faced with the question, “who are the most important philosophers of the 20th century?,” I might find myself compelled to ask in turn, “in respect to …

American Philosophy

These Magical Mushroom Supplements Don't Get You High, They Make You Feel Better

Try 'em out and see if you don't transform into an Ayurvedic god-man.<p>If you're skeptical about mushroom supplements, welcome. I used to be one of you. I had seen mushrooms touted for their superfood properties on both Goop and Infowars (my two baseline sources for nutritional information) but found …

Wellness

Philosophy for Beginners: A Free Introductory Course from Oxford University

Philosophy doesn't have to be daunting. Thanks to the Continuing Education program at Oxford University, you can now ease into philosophical thinking …

Philosophy

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Want to Get Smarter? Read Something on This List

There’s a lot of hope today that playing mindless brain training games will make you smarter. But instead of trying a quick fix, why not read …

Artificial Intelligence

Take it from ancient hermits: The loneliness epidemic is curable

In today’s world, loneliness seems to have reached epidemic proportions. Countless studies have highlighted the serious and negative impact that loneliness has on our health, our sense of well-being, and our ability to thrive in an increasingly chaotic world. Most recently, the urgency of the …

Loneliness

Jean-Paul Sartre’s Concepts of Freedom & “Existential Choice” Explained in an Animated Video Narrated by Stephen Fry

The non-existence, or non-importance, of the self has for millennia been an uncontroversial proposition in Eastern thought. But Western thinkers have …

'I cured cancer. I can't be quiet': Woman claims

WITHOUT chemotherapy or radiation, Shona Leigh survived cancer and she claims to know something worth talking about.<p>"I cured cancer. Knowing what I …

Cancer

5 Common Parenting Discipline Mistakes

When calm, consistency, and values are abandoned, it’s highly unlikely discipline will help a kid behave.<p>By<p>Jan 22 2018, 6:44 PM<p>Getting a child to …

Parenting

This is how democracies die

Defending our constitution requires more than outrage<p>Blatant dictatorship – in the form of fascism, communism, or military rule – has disappeared across much of the world. Military coups and other violent seizures of power are rare. Most countries hold regular elections. Democracies still die, but …

Political Science

Money for nothing: is Finland's universal basic income trial too good to be true?

Europe’s first national experiment in giving citizens free cash has attracted huge media attention. But one year in, what does this project really hope to prove?<p>One year on from its launch, the world remains fascinated by Finland’s groundbreaking universal basic income trial: Europe’s first …

Income Inequality

Hints of the 4th Dimension Have Been Detected by Physicists

What would it be like to experience the 4th dimension?<br>Read More

Quantum Mechanics

This is what China's overfishing problem looks like

Captured here are 4,000 fish, from 40 species, all caught at Chinese fishing ports. The three largest ones in the centre represent the most popular …

China

11 best innovative ways to make money online, and avoid the Internet job scams

“Online work” used to mean “money grabbing scam.” You might find a job selling things online for a commission or writing blogs for money, but these rarely provided a living wage, or even enough spare change to justify the time commitment. Times have changed. The Internet has finally become …

Jersey City

The secret to creativity – according to science

Whether you get mesmerised by Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night or Albert Einstein’s theories about spacetime, you’ll probably agree that …

Creativity

Scientists are rethinking the very nature of space and time

The Nature of Space and Time<p>A pair of researchers have uncovered a potential bridge between general relativity and quantum mechanics — the two …

Quantum Mechanics

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

Self-awareness

Everything We Learned in One Year About Thousands of Years of Human Evolution

Seven breakthroughs rewrote our history.<p>If you were to encounter humans from 200,000 years ago, you might be struck by how much they look like humans …

East Africa

10 Healing Plants Which Were Used By The Native Americans To Treat Anything From Joint Pain To Cancer For Centuries

More and more people are ditching the traditional medicine and its chemically produced medications and look for natural remedies to every medical …

Two Experiments Show Fourth Spatial Dimension Effect

To the best of our knowledge, we humans can only experience this world in three spatial dimensions (plus one time dimension): up and down, left and …

Quantum Mechanics

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Richard Feynman

Dude, you broke the future! - Charlie's Diary

Good morning. I'm Charlie Stross, and it's my job to tell lies for money. Or rather, I write science fiction, much of it about our near future, which …

Emerging Technology

A High-School Student Just Won $250,000 For This Incredible Explanation of Relativity

This is genius.<p>The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane …

Physics

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'It's shocking, it's horrendous': Ellen MacArthur's fight against plastic

She broke the solo record for sailing round the world, but now she is dedicating her life to an even greater challenge – saving it from the destructive tide of plastic pollution<p>Trophies from her past glories as a competitive yachtswoman are placed discreetly around the 16th-century building on the …

Sustainability

Roy Moore denies he lost Alabama Senate election

Despite the official certification of Doug Jones' victory, a quick booting from the courts, pleas from fellow Republicans, and the sheer …

Roy Moore

The article that changed my view … of how civil disobedience helps the planet

Suganshi Ropia says a piece she read after the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement helped her realise we shouldn’t wait to make our voices heard<p><i>Suganshi Ropia, 21, is a law student from Pune, India</i><p>I try to keep in touch with news related to climate change, and am particularly interested in …

Activism

No God caused this, no God will get us out

Many bad things happened in October, one of the hottest-ever months on record.<p>IT HAPPENED<p>is a series reflecting on our memories of 2017, one month at …

New York Times