Spencer Smith

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5 Hotel Room Booking Tools Every Frugal Traveler Should Know

Frequent travelers know a thing or two about scoring the best deals on hotel rooms, but you don't have to be a road warrior to snag a great room on …

Hospitality

These 5 Powerful Daily Habits Will Make You a More Positive Person

You're much more in control of your outlook than you imagine.<p>Are optimists born or made?<p>We tend to think of those who see the sunnier side of life as having been blessed with a positive disposition. And it's true that some significant portion of our happiness is probably determined by our pre-set …

Synchronized virtual reality heartbeat triggers out-of-body experiences

New research demonstrates that triggering an out-of-body experience (OBE) could be as simple as getting a person to watch a video of themselves with …

Positive Thinking or Grumpy Thinking: Which Is Better?

Every Sunday I drive into Santa Monica a little early before I have to teach. You learn to never trust that there won’t be a ridiculous stretch of …

Santa Monica

Reclaiming Friendship: A Visual Taxonomy of Platonic Relationships to Counter the Commodification of the Word “Friend”

Exploring the concentric circles of human connection through the lens of our ideal and real selves.<p>Friendship, C.S. Lewis believed, “like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself … has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” But the poetic beauty of …