Jacob Tobias

14 Flips | 7 Magazines | 114 Likes | 2 Following | 10 Followers | @Ronin51 | Aspiring Writer, Director, & Cinematographer. Anthopologist, & Theologian at heart. ������

Sustainability Cited as a Priority to Young Shoppers

Almost three out of four millennials are willing to pay more for sustainable goods, according to a recent global online study conducted by Nielsen. …

Sustainability

How Normal Is It for Sex to Hurt?

The number of women who are saying ow instead of ahh.<p>Sex may be pretty much synonymous with pleasure, but that doesn't mean that the experience is always pain-free. If getting it on makes you feel things in an "ouch" kind of way, you're not alone. According to a new study published in the <i>Journal of</i> …

Is Mindfulness Meditation Safe?

There has been some growing concern recently about the safety of mindfulness meditation. Some claim that the practice can have severe side effects, …

A Harvard neuroscientist told us the 3 major ways meditation changes your brain

Moyan Brenn / Flickr<p>Mindfulness meditation is incredibly popular right now.<p>While there is an ever-increasing amount of academic research around the …

Inherent Vice, And Why The Movie Is Sometimes Better Than The Book

<i>Gravity’s Rainbow</i>, Thomas Pynchon’s most acclaimed novel, famously begins, “A screaming comes across the sky.” <i>Inherent Vice</i>, one of his most recent …

The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

This Is The Best Way To Help An Author In Need - Unbound Worlds

Late last week, author Greg Bear began having chest pains.<p>It was more than that. While the pains were not severe, he was also weak, pale, and sweaty. …

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts

People selected to live on the Red Planet will train inside an earthbound outpost. If they don't go crazy, they just might make the real trip.<p>Creating a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025 will require serious training. To prepare its future astronauts for the task, the Netherlands-based …

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal

Knowing how to program a computer is good for you, and it’s a shame more people don’t learn to do it.<p>For years now, that’s been a hugely popular …

General Electric

Animated pixel art anyone? Let the running waters soothe your soul

The Best GIFF You'll See Today

Incredibly Cool Fantasy Warrior Art by David Seguin