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How Can I Know Anything at All? BBC Animations Feature the Philosophy of Wittgenstein, Hume, Popper & More

How did everything begin? What makes us human? What is the self? How do I live a good life? What is love? We've all asked these questions, if only …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature

The One Cheese Dip That’s Worth Making | Men's Health

“That’s un-American!” you say.<p>Well, yeah. Salsa de huancaína is the Peruvian version of chile con queso. You make it with aji Amarillo (a spicy yellow chile pepper) and queso fresco (a crumbly white cheese). Peruvians puree the ingredients to create a creamy, custard-like cheese sauce that they …

23 Things Everyone Who Grew Up A Book Nerd Will Understand

Why are you reading? Wouldn't you rather play???

Books

"Aware Awake Alive" by Elliot Dacher, M.D.: Book Review

<b>When we mistakenly think that pleasure innately resides in an experience, object, or person, we desire more of it. We grasp at it, crave it, and develop attachment and in certain instances an addiction to it. From this comes all of the afflictive and disturbing emotions that result in mental</b> …

And I'd Do It Again: Books We Wish We Could Read Again for the First Time

Sometimes a reading a particular book can be so amazing, so life-changing, or so personal, that when other people read it, you feel envious that you …

Philosophy Should Be Funny

<i>By Michael F. Patton Illustrations by Kevin Cannon</i><p>Philosophy has an image problem. The discipline has been unfairly characterized as dry, self-serious, and disconnected from reality. But philosophy has always had a sense of humor. Just consider what St. Augustine related in his famed Confessions, …

Everything You Need to Know to Buy Better Shrimp

Shrimp has been the most popular seafood in the US for years—it represents more than a quarter of the seafood eaten in this country. It's also one of the most varied categories: You can find dozens of different species of shrimp, each boasting multiple names and preparations. You can buy them with …

Lawrence Lessig pondering 2016 bid because 'the system is rigged'

Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig says he is mulling a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination because “the system is rigged” in favor of lobbyists and those able to exert their influence to a disproportionate degree.<p>“You’re going to get nothing done that the Democrats are talking about …

Middle-class

Staving Off Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's - already afflicting well over five million Americans -- is expected to claim more than 16 million of us by 2050 if a cure isn't found. Today it is at the top of the Bad News list of potential diagnoses for almost anyone over 50. Justifiably so, since the Centers for Disease Control and …

Tour Guide and Author Lesley Tellez on What Everyone Gets Wrong About Mexican Food

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>"I realized that what I thought was Mexican food my whole life wasn't at all what people were eating in central Mexico. Here was this place right next to the US but it wasn't that well known among people who were …