Tim Brown

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Medicating a Prophet

Philadelphia — In the middle of the night in my second year of psychiatric residency, 13 years ago, I was awakened to see a prophet. The man, in his early 50s, had been living on the streets. He was a college graduate from a middle-class family. But on Christmas Eve three decades earlier, the …

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Neuroscientist And Former Addict Explains What We Get Wrong About Addiction

He says addiction is "not a disease" -- and recognizing that may be the first step to better treating it.<p>The prevailing view that addiction is a disease, just like depression or diabetes, is wrong, according to a leading neuroscientist.<p>Marc Lewis, the author of <i>Memoirs of an Addicted Brain</i> and <i>The</i> …

9 Reasons Why You’re Not A Millionaire Yet

When you ask the average Joe what his plans for the future are, “having lots of money” is a common reply. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be …

WATCH: Antique Spirit Communication Devices

"GHOSTS AND GADGETS" bridges a gap between my interests in both novelty items and genuine spiritual communication. The Austin home of collector Brandon Hodge holds one of the largest, most impressive collections of spirit communication devices in the world, and, most notably, his unparalleled …

In 1660, witchcraft was 'part of everyday life' - Futurity

In 1660 New Haven, witchcraft was part of the culture, says John Putnam Demos. "Everyone would have things to say—and stories to tell—about …

WATCH: International Space Station 'was evacuated because of UFOs not space debris'

STREETCAP1•YOUTUBEA blow up of the two orbs (seen right) taken from the video<p>Video showing what was claimed to be two UFOs buzzing the ISS emerged on …

Paranormal

Why the World Does Not Exist by Markus Gabriel – review

Markus Gabriel’s world is bigger than the universe, and includes not just humans but elves, fairies, Prime Minister Ed Miliband and unicorns on the far side of the moon – everything that exists, even if only in the imagination.<p>How can the universe be smaller than the world? Because the universe, as …

Particles

Don't 'Stop Networking.' Just Start Doing It Right.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I ask an audience, “How many of you are here hoping to possibly sell something?” almost everyone raises their hands. When I ask that same audience, “How many of you are here to possibly buy something?” nobody raises their hands.<p>Ever. …

25 Guys Who Have Absolutely Zero Chill When It Comes To Dating (Photos)

If you've ever experienced the joy of dating apps like Tinder, you've probably noticed there are two types of guys out there.<p>On one hand, there are …

Professor Green 'can't watch' suicide documentary

<b>Rap star Professor Green says he cannot bear to watch a documentary he has made for the BBC about his father's suicide.</b><p>Suicide and Me, which airs on Tuesday, sees the musician explore the circumstances of his father's death seven years ago, at the age of 43.<p>He makes several surprising discoveries …

Aged Sumatra Coffee is Worth the Wait

As a general rule, when it comes to coffee, fresh is best. But in some cases, much like cheese or wine, coffee gets better with age.<p>Like so many …

Coffee

Scientists Discover Comet Spewing Booze and Sugar into Space

Equivalent of 500 bottles of wine per second at peak activity.<p>Scientists studying renowned Comet Lovejoy have found that the celestial object is …

Should We Really Trust the Universe?

It's not often that any of us change a long-held view about an important matter, but it happened to me recently. I got on a plane from Gatwick and when I arrived in Naples I had completely changed my mind on something I have been banging on about for many years. If I am right in my new view, it has …

Some tell-tale signs you're WAY too stressed out

Stressing out is the worst. OK, it’s <i>among</i> the worst —but still, being stressed out sucks. Whether your stress manifests itself in the form of a …

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The secret strengths of older workers

When Shawn VanDerziel became a manager a decade ago, he inherited a large, motivated workforce of people who truly cared about their roles. The only complication: most of them were approaching — or well beyond — pension age.<p>VanDerziel, now 44 years old and chief human resources officer for the …

A Sex Therapist Explains What Terrible Things Can Happen if You Like Sex Too Much

I spoke to Tim Lee of New York Pathways about bad relationships, how abuse can lead to compulsive behavior, and why the term "sex addict" sucks.<p>Tim Lee's sex addiction clinic is inside one of those nondescript beige buildings right outside Penn Station. If you've ever been in New York, you've …

This Luke Skywalker Theory Destroys Everything You Thought You Knew About 'Star Wars'

One evening, while geeking out with my daughters I decided to share a theory I had with them about <i>Star Wars</i> -- specifically <i>Return of the Jedi</i>: Luke Skywalker turned to the Dark Side at the end of the trilogy.<p>I shared this story with them because I think my theory is reinforced by trailer for the …

Why Can't We End Mass Incarceration?

On October 6th, news reports heralded a historic development: The world's largest incarcerator, the United States of America, was about to make the …

Criminal Sentencing

There's a hidden message on this family portrait that an Apollo astronaut left on the moon

On April 20, 1972, Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke took his first steps on the moon. He was 36 at the time and is the youngest human in history to ever walk on the lunar surface.<p>But that's not the only achievement of Duke's that lives on in American history.<p><i>"This is the family of astronaut Charlie</i> …

Some Children Do Outgrow Autism, But It's Not What You Think

The truth about kids who lose their autism diagnoses.<p>In the largest national study of children with autism to date, researchers examined one of the most mysterious aspects of autism spectrum disorder: that it sometimes simply vanishes.<p>An estimated 1 in 68 children have been diagnosed with autism …

The Importance of Emotional Energy

<i>by Mimi O' Connor</i><p>We work hard every day. We pour our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy into our home life, our work life, and our community. Not surprisingly, we often feel stretched, strained, and drained. Our lives may be full but our energy gas tanks seem to be running on fumes. …

How To: The Coffee Press

A step-by-step video<p>Starbucks® partner Chad Moore explains why the coffee press is his favorite brewing method, and shows you how to make a great cup.<p>…

4 Assumptions People Always Make About Successful Entrepreneurs (and They're Dead Wrong) | Inc.com

<i>What are some assumptions that people make about successful entrepreneurs that aren't necessarily true? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Gericke Potgieter, startup founder and entrepreneur, on Quora:</b><p><b>Assumption 1: They are geniuses.</b><br>Just because you had success …

Sugar Is Toxic, Bacon Gives You Cancer, World Is Ending, What Else Is New?

Because nothing can taste good unless it's also slowly killing you.<p>First, we get the news that eating bacon and other processed meats can give you cancer. Now, a new study, published in the journal <i>Obesity</i>, claims to be the first of its kind to actually prove that sugar is bad for you. Previously, …

Diabetes

ESA: ’WTF’ mystery object will hit Earth on Nov. 13

The piece of mystery space junk that the European Space Agency says will hit Earth and likely burn up in the atmosphere on Nov. 13 is officially labeled WT1190F ... but the Internet now knows this object as "WTF 1190."<p>And it is aptly named either way. While the object is thought to be an old rocket …

One Man's Stark Photo Collection Reveals The 'Geography Of Poverty' In America

How an 18,000-mile road trip -- across 70 cities, towns and communities -- helped create a visual map of poverty.<p>It's a concept as simple as it is harrowing: put poverty-stricken U.S. towns where everyone can see them. Through a series of black-and-white images, captured in sharp detail what …