Rubun Mahomed

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Christian theology, literary theory, and sexuality in the 'Song of Songs'

Why were Christian theologians in the ancient and medieval worlds so fascinated by a text whose main theme was erotic love? The very fact that the …

Faith

Is ‘grit’ overrated in explaining student success? Harvard researchers have a new theory.

The concept of “grit” is perhaps the hottest trend in education circles these days, the idea that students who have a certain fire in their belly outperform those with high IQ or natural talent. Just this month, a book with the same name rose to the top of the bestsellers list, written by the …

Self-improvement

Learn a key negotiating skill from FBI negotiator Chris Voss

<b>Chris Voss:</b> You know, successful negotiation is not about getting to yes, it's about mastering no and understanding what the path to an agreement is. …

The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behaviour is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here's what you need …

Money can't buy happiness? That's just wishful thinking | Ruth Whippman

A new study shows that people with more money tend to be less lonely. We shouldn’t be surprised – the link between happiness and wealth is clear<p>Money can’t buy happiness: it’s a rarely questioned truism. It also tends to be most enthusiastically embraced by those who have never gone without it. …

No Woman Is 100 Percent Straight or Gay, According to Science

You might beg to differ, however.<p>Every once in a while, we come across a scientific finding that puzzles the crap out of us. This is one of them.<p>A new scientific theory published in the journal <i>Biological Reviews</i> claims that some women are evolutionarily designed to be "sexually fluid," or switch up …

Your Sculpted Pecs Are Worthless

An investigation into the disappointing reality behind the "facade bod."<p>Photo courtesy of Marcus Jecklin<p>​<p>Marcus Jecklin is fucking gorgeous. His body comes at you like an old Batman fight: Biceps, BOOM! Pecs, KABLAM! Abs, POW! Glutes, WHAMMO! And his traps... if FettyWap hadn't already claimed it, …

University of Pennsylvania

8 Ways Smart People Act Stupid

It’s good to be smart. After all, intelligent people earn more money, accumulate more wealth, and even live longer. On the surface, being smart looks like easy living. But there’s another side to the story.<p>Intelligent people have a reputation for making dumb mistakes, especially in situations that …

Emotional Intelligence

Blissfully Better: Powerful Age-Defying Benefits of Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness

In the hyper-active, turbo-charged, fast-paced world that we live in today, time just simply seems to fly by. Not only are we trying to keep up with work, busy careers and all that's happening in our personal and social lives, but more than anything we're also trying to just simply keep up with …

Does the Brain Filter out a Wider Awareness?

The human brain has amazing capacities. It contains billions of neurons, allowing it to process vast quantities of information so that we can function effectively. But can we have too much information? Yes, and, in fact, filtering information is one of the brain's most important functions. Brain …