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Mysticism: When Science and Religion Converge

Science has not replaced religion, nor does it have the potential to do so. The two amount to different ways of knowing: objective and subjective; ascending and descending. Science pursues knowledge of the objective realm in an effort to master it, while religion pursues knowledge of the subjective …

The Signs of Spiritual Awakening

To be awake in life means the we are fully conscious in the present moment. Whatever we do, we do it fully consciously, focusing with all our …

9 Fascinating Facts About The Microbiome, The Trillions Of Microbes Hidden Inside Us

By Jessica Leber6 minute Read<p>“Bacteria are living things. They are not trying to hurt you. They are not trying to help you. They are just trying to …

Biology

20 Ways To Exercise Creativity When You Are Feeling Uninspired

<b>We recently</b> featured a list of inspiring videos that can help you get out of a creative rut.<p><b>If you still</b> feel stuck and uninspired, CoSchedule has …

These are Google’s 4 best practices for fostering creativity and innovation

“How many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” This is the kind of question Google and its big tech brethren were once known for asking would-be employees. The reasoning behind the technique seemed intuitive. Ask people odd questions, see how original and well analyzed their thought process …

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How directed daydreaming helps your creativity

The academics started by giving people a series of short creative problems to think about.<p>Around 100 students were chosen at random and told to sit in front of computers. Then, a series of word ‘triads’ flashed up on their screens.<p>The triads challenged them to find what single word connected a …

Creativity

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

Posters

How to Free Your Innate Creativity

<i>Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF</i><p>Creativity can feel like an accident. Suddenly, out of nowhere a novel idea shows up in conscious thought and we’ve solved that persistent problem. Or, after days of staring at a blank page, words fly off our fingertips and we’ve written that perfect blog post or editorial. …

11 Hilariously Accurate GIFs That Show What An Orgasm Feels Like

With her project <i>Visual Orgasms</i>, artist Faith Holland simultaneously deals in humor <i>and</i> gender dynamics. "I was interested in the desire of media to …

GIF Animations

Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

Newcastle University

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

Neuroscientists explain why control freaks are ineffective leaders

Whether you're an IT manager locking down access and permissions to IT-business collaboration tools, or a micromanager who forces a process on her employees to get work done, you may be negatively affecting business productivity.<p>Historically, leaders have controlled employees rather than connecting …

Employment

Scientists Can Now Read a Fly's Mind

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Sarah Sloat</b><p>Flies don't get a lot of respect from humankind. It's a shame because they're not too different from us -- they really like the smell of bananas; they also creep around meals left on the kitchen counter. Flies and humans share between 99 to …

Northwestern University

The 10 Best Exercises You Can Do For The Rest Of Your Life

Fitness professionals praise simple, sustainable and modifiable moves.<p>From boot camps to SoulCycle to early morning dance parties, there’s no shortage of fitness trends with a devoted, young, fit following. But when it comes to exercises that even the oldest and most out of shape can (and should) …

Exercise

Can Scientists Slow Down Aging?

By Richard Harris, Next Avenue Contributor<p>In just over a month, the first of the boomers will turn 70. As if that milestone weren’t jarring enough, think about this: By 2050, the boomers will be largely responsible for nearly doubling America’s population over 65. And as they age, many of the …

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

Want to Cope With Stress Better? Develop These Two Traits

Stress has a way of bringing out the worst in us. When struggling with plans that change rapidly, adversity we didn’t predict, and people who seem to …

7 Small Changes that Can Increase Your Happiness Overnight

<b>“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama</b><p>I used to be constantly depressed.<p>After dropping out of college, …

Happiness

What it’s like living with Borderline Personality Disorder

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is like going through the looking glass and getting stuck there. As much as I might bang on the glass, it doesn’t shift, and I’m marooned in a world of nonsensical contractions and miscommunication. For me, one of the most difficult parts of having …

Mental Health

Scientists say this surprising trait could make men more attractive to women

One of the most intriguing pieces of research we came across was a recent small study that found women tend to be more attracted to men who are high in mindfulness, which is the ability to be fully present without judging the difficult thoughts and emotions that arise.<p>For the study, a team of …

Speed-Dating

How I Know If a Couple Will Last

Years of helping couples as a therapist means I've seen the good, the bad and the downright ugly when it comes to couple relationship dynamics. So with a few research findings thrown in, here's the juice on how I can guess pretty accurately whether a couple is likely to last or fall apart in the …

Transparency

3 Tips to Begin Living Life to the Fullest

Are you coasting through life or <i>flourishing</i>? Unfortunately, most people are not flourishing. That’s a disappointing fact. The majority of people are …

Fit-for-work tests linked to relapses in those with mental health problems

Dr Jed Boardman says work capability assessment causes distress for people with severe problems and has led to relapses<p>Tougher “fit for work” tests introduced to assess eligibility for disability benefit have caused relapses in patients with serious mental health conditions, according to a …

The Neuroscience of Gratitude

What are you most grateful for in this moment? Right here, right now. Seriously, stop and ask yourself. If you're having a tough day and aren't able to come up with anything off the top of your head, that's all the more reason to ask the question. The <i>New York Times</i> recently referenced a scientific …

Scientific Research

5 Lies Ruining Your Mental Health

One in five Americans experience a mental health problem in any given year. Yet many people suffer with their symptoms in silence. The stigma that continues to surround mental health problems prevents individuals from getting the help they need.<p>It's a common problem I've seen in my therapy office. …

The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>It had been more than a decade since “B.T.” had last seen anything.<p>After suffering a traumatic accident as a young woman, doctors diagnosed her with cortical blindness, caused by damage to the visual processing centers in her brain. So she got a seeing eye dog to guide her …

Vision Loss