Mike Hill

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The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness

The Genius of the Playboy Interview

Hugh Hefner was a complicated individual whose notions of sexuality and human relationships were at once woke and predatory, who stumbled upon a …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tom Petty's final interview: There was supposed to have been so much more

This is not the Tom Petty story that I intended to write.<p>Though I was more than thrilled to catch up with Petty, whom I had interviewed before, I had no clue that this would turn out to be the last, for me and for him — that he would die just a few days later after going into cardiac arrest at age …

George Harrison

In The Age Of Screen Time, Is Paper Dead?

Paper ... or glass?<p>Advances in laptops and technology are pushing screens into schools like never before. So what does this drive toward digital classrooms mean for that oldest and simplest of touch screens: a plain old sheet of paper?<p>It may seem a wasteful and obsolete technology, ready to follow …

Education

How Psychologists Treat The Kind Of Thinking That Leads To Depression

Rumination sucks. But researchers know how to stop it.<p>When human brains have nothing else to do, they think. Even if you’ve meditated for 3,000 …

Ray Kurzweil's Most Exciting Predictions About the Future of Humanity

The Futurist<p><i>Motherboard</i> has called Ray Kurzweil “a prophet of both techno-doom and techno-salvation.” With a little wiggle room given to the …

This Is How To Be More Self-Aware: 5 Secrets From Research

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I just wanted to let you know my first book is now a Wall Street Journal bestseller! To check it out,</b> …

Self-improvement

10 Natural Antidepressant Alternatives Proven to Work

If you are suffering from depression, but would prefer to try something natural before going the traditional pharmaceutical route, here are some …

Striker VR Gun Takes Shooters to the Next Level

Striker VR Arena Infinity Haptic Gun Prototype<p>At first glance, you might dismiss the Arena Infinity Haptic Gun from Striker VR as just another light …

Barack and Michelle Obama: Love Story, Marriage in Photos

Like every one, theirs had a beginning<p>The public’s introduction to the couple came on the campaign trail in 2007, but the Obamas’ story began nearly …

How to Use Your Home to Make Disciples

<b>Tweet this:</b> “If we’re going to establish healthy disciple making, we need to recapture the art of hospitality.” @dhati

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We are already seeing how computing, sensors, artificial intelligence, and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives.<p>As we undergo this rapid …

Artificial Intelligence

The Lifelong Problem With Loneliness

The Republicans’ controversial effort to repeal the perhaps optimistically named Affordable Care Act because of rising premiums may be fatally …

Happiness doesn't last, and here's why that's OK

In the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the center of psychology research and theory. It continued a trend that began in the 1960s with humanistic and existential psychology, which emphasized the …

Happiness

What's going on in the brains of people who don't need much sleep?

Many people claim that they don't need much sleep, insisting that even five hours a night is enough shuteye for them to feel rested. According to new …

How Poverty Affects the Brain

Tech & Science Brains poverty<p>The video tells the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize winner from Pakistan who at 15 survived being shot …

7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science

The brain’s creative circuitry holds some unexpected secrets that scientists are only just beginning to understand.<p>Daydreaming. Horsing around. Aimless wandering. A sudden, traumatic loss. So many things that seem to conjure an automatic, negative connotation can actually have an …

The Difference Between Being Happy and Being High

Breaking down how we decide which kinds of pleasure are acceptable and which ones are not OK.<p>Many people think of drug use, or other potentially addictive experiences like gambling, as more profane than sacred. Chemical or virtual highs, a lot of us believe, are cheap substitutes for genuine …

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The Writer of Groundhog Day Has Been Living His Movie for the Past 24 Years

On the first night of previews for <i>Groundhog Day</i> the musical, as the lights go down, it’s safe to say that most of the audience already knows the …

Groundhog Day

The myth of the ‘lone wolf’ terrorist

In recent years, references to such attacks have become inescapable. But this lazy term obscures the real nature of the threat against us<p>At around 8pm on Sunday 29 January, a young man walked into a mosque in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood of Quebec City and opened fire on worshippers with a 9mm …

Terrorism

The Complete Guide to Sugar Around the World

Sugar is a many splendored thing—here's your global tour of the essential sweet stuff<p>Brown sugar was for cookies. The white granulated stuff went on …

Escape to another world

As video games get better and job prospects worse, more young men are dropping out of the job market to spend their time in an alternate reality. …

7 Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls Revealed

Photo Credit: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images<p>Slide 1 of 15<p>Hebrew scrolls<p>From virtual unwrapping to old-fashioned archaeological excavation, scientists are …

Portraits from one of the world’s most youthful cities

Today, despite all the efforts of the right-wing politicians to divide us, we understand more and more that the young generation worldwide is profoundly connected. We are born into different climate zones, and sadly often with unequal positions in terms of travel and education. Yet, there are lots …

The Trauma of Facing Deportation

In Sweden, hundreds of refugee children have fallen unconscious after being informed that their families will be expelled from the country.<p>Georgi, a Russian refugee who came to Sweden with his family when he was five years old, could talk at length about the virtues of the Volvo. His doctor …

The Vast, Secretive Face Database That Could Instantly ID You In A Crowd

Amid questions of accuracy and legality, the FBI and police can search images for millions of Americans’ faces, potentially in real time.<p>If you’ve been to the DMV to have your driver’s license photo taken, there’s a good chance your face is in a little-known group of databases that functions like a …

Self-Driving and Electric Cars Are Going to Have Tons of Strange Effects on Society - MIT Technology Review

Electric cars will be good for the planet and autonomous vehicles will reduce the number of road accidents. That much we know. But what other impacts …