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Why Our Writing Always Exposes Our Truth

In the age of social media we allegedly bare more of ourselves than ever before. The digital realm has allegedly stripped us bare, naked. Exposed …

King Arthur, The Round Table, and Your Writing

One of the scenes in Arthurian legend I love the most is when Arthur first declares peace in a unified Britain.He’s standing on a hilltop with all of …

Writing

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Sleep

How to Train Yourself to Think Differently and Permanently Rewire Your Brain, According to Science | Inc.com

The conversations you have with yourself have a direct impact on how you feel and how you behave. If your self-talk is filled with self-doubt, harsh criticism, and catastrophic predictions, you'll struggle to reach your goals.<p>But you don't have to let a pessimistic outlook or foreboding inner …

The Brain

How to Slam Dunk Creationists When It Comes to The Theory of Evolution

Because this argument is barely worth having.<p>The 2001 discovery of the seven million-year-old Sahelanthropus, the first known upright ape-like …

What makes Vivaldi unique among composers? He was a priest.

Venice, Italy, Aug 6, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- While Antonio Vivaldi's “Four Seasons” echoes in concert halls and elevators around the …

Flute

Want a Brain That's 10 Years Younger? Here's What Science Has to Say | Inc.com

Voracious readers, grammarians, wordsmiths, and trivia masters may have an advantage when it comes to staying mentally young, at least if they do something with their skill every day. Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and Kings College London crunched online data provided by …

Humanity

This Is Your Brain on Architecture

In her new book, Sarah Williams Goldhagen presents scientific evidence for why some buildings delight us and others—too many of them—disappoint.<p>Sarah Williams Goldhagen was the architecture critic for <i>The New Republic</i> for many years, a role she combined with teaching at Harvard University’s Graduate …

Consciousness

Depression may alter brain's white matter structure

Depression has been shown to alter the structure of the brain's white matter, which contains the circuitry that allows brain cells to communicate …

10 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Turn 30 | Inc.com

Your 20s are supposed to be a blast, but when researchers ask those approaching 30 how they're faring, an incredible 86 percent report being in the grips of some form of quarter-life crisis. Meanwhile, other studies show the pressures on young adults have been steadily ratcheting up.<p>In short, with …

Books

The 14 best pieces EVER written for piano

12 July 2017, 11:31<p>The piano is such a versatile instrument, that naturally everyone wants to write for it. But today we’re getting down to the …

21 Crime Novels That Will Definitely Turn You Into Sherlock Holmes

Will you be able to get to the bottom of these?<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Understanding And Practicing Mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation has become quite a vital part of my daily routine, it's just as important as eating and exercising. Whilst the body needs …

Mindfulness

The mystery behind Greece's temples

Studies show that the ancient Greek temples could have astronomical intentions – but on what scale?<p>When I was a little girl, I would pester my grandfather with the same question every time we wandered the flagstone streets of Athens’ Philopappou Hill on a clear evening. I would wait until we had …

Ancient History

Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We’ll Never Understand

The new availability of huge amounts of data, along with the statistical tools to crunch these numbers, offers a whole new way of understanding the …

If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

Richard Feynman

5 Zen Principles To Live By

This curated column is authored by Darius Foroux, Founder ofThe post 5 Zen Principles To Live By appeared first on iamwire.

Meditation

The Gettysburg Battle: How One Billion Years Of Earth's History Impacted American History

“<i>Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete</i>.”<br>- from The Art of War, by Sun Tzù<p>In 1863, after more than two years of Civil War, the Confederate army of Northern Virginia …

Gettysburg

The Muslim tradition of sci-fi and speculative fiction has been flying for centuries

The genre is not the sole preserve of Western literature, and has not been for a very long time.<p>Think invisible men, time travel, flying machines and …

United Arab Emirates

Lonely? It’s time to brush up your intimacy skills

Improving our ability to be more intimate in relationships is just another skill, like learning a language, says the neuroscientist Giovanni Frazzetto<p>Giovanni Frazzetto speaks with a thin voice, barely louder than our footsteps; we are walking around St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. To hear, I have to …

Books

So You Want to Read Fairy Tales: Here’s Where to Start

<b>The Fairy Tale Trinity: If you’re going to start reading fairy tales, you should start with the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian</b> …

10 biggest failures in iPhone history – and how Apple learned from them

With around 1.2 billion devices sold in just ten years, the iPhone is an unequivocal success story. That’s not to say there haven’t been some …

Bill Gates

Six ways successful people stay calm in a crisis

It happens to the best of us. Things go off the rails at work, you witness someone on your team verbally explode because something isn’t working out …

Bats are special. But not in a good way.

For years, scientists have been asking themselves: Are bats special?<p>The answer may seem obvious. After all, bats are flying mammals that “see” with their ears. Special for sure.<p>But, for a decade now, researchers have been debating whether bats have another special ability — the ability to carry …

The powerful iOS 11 features you haven’t heard of, this week on The CultCast

This week on <i>The CultCast</i>: More of the powerful new iOS 11 features you’ve never heard of! Plus: The talented app that will harnesses the power of Apple’s new augmented reality features; Scott Forstall is back, and he’s sharing the bizarre story of how the original iPhone <i>really</i> came to be; and …

Apple Watch

Seven Mental Exercises That Can Make You A Better Thinker

<i>How can one become a better thinker? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and</i> …

Self-improvement

1 Sign to Immediately Know Someone Has the Gift of Leadership | Inc.com

When you think of the word "transparency" in business and the workplace, what immediately comes to mind? Do you cringe at the possibility of being that open? That, perhaps, coworkers, direct reports, or even customers will perceive it as a weakness, and take advantage of you or your position?<p>Heck, …

Leadership