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Beloved Witch: Ipsita Roy Chakraverti on being India's most famous Wiccan, and witchcraft

In around 1990-91, a young woman named Joanna Rowling was taking a train ride when the idea of a children's story "fell neatly"into her head. The …

3 Ways "Fear of Missing Out" Is Ruining Your Career Happiness (And Steps to Change)

You’ve felt it before. You’re at home on a Friday night with <i>Shark Tank</i> on the TV, a cold glass of Pinot Grigio in hand, feeling anxious and insecure …

Welcome to the age of ancient DNA sequencing

New tech gives us a sharper view of how people lived 12,000 years ago.<p>The greatest technological revolution in human history arguably happened about …

7 Ways to Create Spectacular Change in Your Life Immediately

See how to zap yourself into action and creative massive life changes immediately.<p>We often have huge aspirational goals that feel completely out of reach. Even if your ambitions feel a zillion miles away, though, there's good news.<p>It's often small changes you can make in your life today that will …

​'​Sick​ and​ asphyxiating​'​​ – why we live in an age of anxiety

These are anxious times – one in five Britons suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. We examine what makes everyday stresses spiral out of control, and four writers reveal how their fears rule their lives<p>Anxiety plagues our times. In the UK, 19% of people suffer from depression and anxiety, …

Mental Health

The Science of Making Friends

Our number of friends starts to decrease steadily in adulthood; there are ways to reverse the tide<p>By<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@EBernsteinWSJ<p>elizabeth.bernstein.50<p>Google+<p>Elizabeth.Bernstein@wsj.com<p>I’ve been going on a series of dates lately.<p>I exchanged …

University of Maryland

Maybe Addiction Is More Like a Learning Disorder Than a Disease

When Saturday Night Live aired a skit this weekend riffing on America’s new heroin epidemic—a satirical fake ad for “Heroin A.M.” to help addicts …

Mindfulness and Losing My Wallet

Entrepreneurial mindfulness in crisis.<p>Hungarian endocrinologist Hans Selye, who invented the term "stress," said, "It's not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it."<p>I lost my wallet yesterday---the realization of one of my deepest business and life fears.<p>I was meeting a friend at The Film …

Genes influence the age at which you lose your virginity, study shows

Researchers discover extent to which DNA determines age of first sex; genetic link also found between risk-taking behaviour and early loss of virginity<p>The subtle impact of genetics on the age at which people lose their virginity has been teased apart by scientists and shown to have an effect on how …

The Difference Between Romantic Love and True Love

True love is not something you fall into, or passively happens to you beyond your control. True love is an active choice, that each day you must wake up and make. Stopping loving someone means you either never really loved the person, or you've chosen otherwise -- you're enmeshed in the idea of …

Relationships

5 Ways to Stop Your Racing Thoughts

<b>by Patricia Harteneck, Ph.D.</b><p>Racing thoughts—fast, repetitive thought patterns about a particular topic—are a common feature of anxiety and other …

The 18 best outdoor date ideas of all time

Summertime is quickly approaching, which means the days are getting longer and summer Fridays are just around the corner. The warmer months also …

8 Habits of Happy, Healthy, and Successful People

Simple behaviors that are committed to over time can yield enormous results.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness and success cannot be pursued directly. Instead, these things are organic byproducts of quality habits and vision. As Aristotle put it, "To be excellent we cannot …

This Curse-Laden Guided Meditation Will Help You Give Fewer F*cks

Peace, love, and eff off.<p>In a perfect world, meditation is all soft smiles, cooing voices, perfect posture, and no flinching. Heck, in a perfect world, you probably wouldn't even need meditation.<p>But this is the real world, people—and to deal with it, you may need something a bit …

Meditation

10 Quotes for Turning an Ending into a New Beginning

<i>In every end, there is also a beginning.</i>What’s one of the best times for figuring out who you are and what you truly want?Right after a chapter of …

The love story Fever At Dawn would be unbelievable if it weren’t true

When Hungarian filmmaker Péter Gárdos’ father died in 1998, his mother gave him a collection of letters written when the two Jewish Holocaust …

2 Common Words That Can Make or Break Your Success

When you begin a sentence with "I am," pay close attention to what comes next. Here's why.<p><i>"Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything."</i> -- Unknown<p>In your most difficult times, how do you define yourself? When I ask my clients this …

Brilliantly Textured Body Paintings Turn the Human Form into a Walking Work of Art

Artist Yusk Imai has a long-held fascination with human anatomy, and he displays this reverence for the body in an unconventional painting project called <i>Exoskeleton</i>. The skin is his canvas as hands, arms, legs, and shoulders are covered in intricate textures that mimic reptile scales, brushed …

For many of us, monogamy is not an emotionally healthy pursuit

Popular wisdom suggests that an emotionally fulfilled life is one spent with a stable, monogamous partner by your side till death does you part. It’s the one fairytale that continues to hold truth post-childhood and indeed, there are some studies suggesting a connection between marriage or monogamy …

Optical illusion: These hearts are all the same colour - so why do they look different to you?

When you look at the image above, what do you see? Most people see alternating purple and orange hearts - but, in fact, they're both made up of the same colours.<p>If you take away the background, here's what you're left with:<p>This optical illusion has been baffling the internet in recent days thanks …

James Doty: The Magic Shop of the Brain, by On Being

The following is the audio and transcript of an onbeing.org interview between Krista Tippett and Dr. James Doty.<p>DR. JAMES DOTY: Every time I’m in the …

Complex Ideas Can Automatically Enter Consciousness

<b>It’s difficult to look at pictures of cars shown on a computer and then keep yourself from saying “car” inside your head the next time one shows up</b> …

A “time slice” theory of consciousness suggests we’re not continually aware of our surroundings

How do you perceive your own consciousness?<p>If this is the first time you’ve considered such a question, it’s likely you consider it to be smooth and continuous, registering movements and changes as events happen in the world around you. You most likely consider yourself conscious all the time, …

Fossils discovered in Kenya are neither ape nor man: from the archive, 1962

<b>23 March 1962</b>: Anthropologist Dr Louis Leakey unearths 14 million year old remains<p>Dr Louis Leakey, the British anthropologist, announced in Washington the discovery of fossil remains, estimated to be 14,000,000 years old, which “fill one of the major gaps in man’s evolution.”<p>He said he had …

Should Parents of Children With Severe Disabilities Be Allowed to Stop Their Growth?

Ricky gazed up toward the pine trees as his mother, Cindy Preslar, pushed him along the village road in an orange jogging stroller. She was marking the route for the Summer 2014 Run Through the Clouds 10K, a fund-raiser for the public schools in Cloudcroft, N.M. “You’ll run with Dad and Max …

Real Talk About How Much It Actually Costs To Travel The World

Everyone these days seem to be telling you to travel. Quit the grind. Meet people. Enrich your life. See the world. But no one ever likes to talk about money. They expect you to figure that bit out on your own.<p>Travel isn’t free and it’s not always easy, either. Sometimes it’s expensive and hard at …

How to Break the Pattern of Dwelling on Past Mistakes

Jennifer Bright Reich was in the fifth grade when she attended an open house at her elementary school with her parents and her little sister. …

The 4 Keys to Keeping Love Alive Long-Term

A commercial for Kia Motors featuring supermodel Adriana Lima that aired during the Super Bowl painted a pretty sad state of affairs with regards to …