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The philosophical questions raised by neuroscience

These days, most of us accept that minds are dependent on brain function and wouldn’t object to the claim that “You are your brain.” After all, we’ve …

World Economic Forum

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

Colin Marshall › Twenty favorite Open Culture posts, featuring Haruki Murakami, Bill Murray, Douglas Coupland, Chris Marker, Steely Dan, Nam June Paik, Los Angeles…

Twenty favorite Open Culture posts, featuring Haruki Murakami, Bill Murray, Douglas Coupland, Chris Marker, Steely Dan, Nam June Paik, Los …

In 2050, You Might Want To Be Living In Helsinki

The city and its suburbs are growing, but so is its vision for dense, walkable neighborhoods and car-free transit. It’s a model for the future of urban smart growth.<p>Helsinki already ranks as one of the world’s most livable cities, but by 2050, it may top the list, especially as other cities …

Urban Design

The 18 Best Infographics Of 2014

2014 saw stellar examples of the power of data visualization to shed light on nearly any subject, from politics to dogs.<p>You could sift through piles of dense data sets in an attempt to understand the trends and discoveries that emerged in history, psychology, current events, and even fictional …

37 Most Incredible Photographs of The Year

Let's look back on 2014 by reviewing some of the most spectacular photographs of this year. Which photographs of incredible destinations simply took our breath away? What long exposures were so creatively done, we gasped in awe? Which underwater photos seemed simply serene? Instead of our usual …

Nature Photography

How to Say No | The Art of Manliness

We’ve talked a lot about the Nice Guy Syndrome here on AoM. You know the guy. Big time people pleaser, always puts others before himself, lets people …

Why Hungry Seniors Aren't Getting Enough To Eat

When we picture hungry Americans, we may see the faces of children, or single moms. But many of the people who struggle to fill their bellies are beyond age 65. Some of them are even malnourished, a condition that sets them up for all kinds of other health risks, like falling.<p>Malnutrition may go …

Leadership Tips: 6 Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself Daily | Inc.com

Intelligent and successful leaders all do one thing better than anyone else. They are constantly asking themselves questions to stay relevant and insightful.<p>Whether you're running a company, heading up a startup, or leading a team, asking yourself these questions every day will help you get the …

Leadership

14 Digital Tools for Authors and Illustrators

Putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, more realistically) is the traditional starting point for writing a short story, memoir, essay, comic …

Consume, Consume, Consume With The False Promise Of Happiness!

Victor Lebow an economist, retail analyst and author, wrote a very pertinent account of modern consumerism in his 1955 paper, “Price Competition in …

The 8 Immutable Laws of Sharp Portrait Photographs

In portrait photography, it's not always easy to get the perfect shot. You need to get the right light, framing, angle, emotion, and sharpness. …

7 Steps to Build a Small Business Website | Fox Business

Today, every entrepreneur, small business owner, home-based business owner, and anyone selling products or services <i>must</i> have a presence on the Internet. If you don’t already, make launching a business website your key goal for the coming year.<p>Regardless of your other marketing methods, enabling …

The Romantic Power of Music

Recent studies show that musical ability might be a sexually selected trait.<p>On a snowy day in Berlin, two days after Christmas 1841, Franz Liszt strode out onto the stage at the Berliner Singakademie concert hall. He sat at his grand piano in profile, beads of sweat forming on his forehead. He was …

Cheese! Small businesses get sales off Instagram

NEW YORK (AP) — A picture is worth thousands of dollars for Limelight Extensions.<p>Phones start ringing at the Farmington Hills, Michigan, salon each …

10 Charts That Show How The Climate Has Already Changed

Climate change isn't just coming — it's already here. Just check out these 10 charts that show everything from how much it costs to heat or cool our …

Climate Change

Why You're Probably Paying Way Too Much For Cable TV

When you get that cable bill in the mail at the end of the month, does it make you cringe? You're not alone.<p>It's no secret that cable is an expensive luxury. With rising costs and more affordable and attractive options popping up -- hello, Netflix -- more and more people are asking if pay TV is …

Oscar Pistorius was 'broken' after shooting girlfriend, witness says

A friend of<p>Oscar Pistoriustestified Monday that the South African Olympian appeared "broken" as he wept, prayed and begged his girlfriend not to die in the minutes after he fatally shot her on Valentine's Day last year.<p>Pistorius' murder trial resumed Monday after a two-week break, with the defense …

South Africa