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Superbrain Yoga: 3 Minutes That Maximize Brain Power

I'm in!<p>A baby is born into the world with around 100 billion brain cells (neurons), give or take a few million. The brain is so important to the …

7 everyday ways you are ruining your IQ

Are you taking Thomas Piketty’s Capital on holiday with you? Do you do sudoku for the promised brain work-out it provides? Have you forced yourself to sit through improving documentaries on BBC Four when you would rather have been watching Come Dine With Me? Bad news: it may all be for …

The Lazy Way to an Awesome Life: 3 Secrets Backed by Research

We all want an awesome life. And very often you know what you need to do to improve it… but you don’t do it.<p>I don’t blame you. Hey, some of that …

Happiness

Understanding Brainwaves to Expand our Consciousness

The human brain is a complex entity constantly at work, sending electrical signals, communicating, building new neural connections and so on. This …

Distractify

Consciousness: What It Is And How It Can Be Manipulated

Consciousness goes beyond biology, it is the ‘thing’ that allows us to perceive our external environment. At the same time, our external environment …

How to Become a Spiritual Badass - The 20 Laws of Spiritual Power

So you want to become a spiritual badass?<p>By following these laws you will learn to be a spiritual badass, to be both perceived as spiritually …

Self-improvement

Entheogenic Education: Psychedelics as Tools of Wonder and Awe

<i>Photo credit: ImaginaryFoundation.com</i><p>“Is it too much to hope that a system of education may some day be devised, which shall give results, in terms …

Johns Hopkins University

Eight Books Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read

“You want weapons? Go to a library. Books are the best weapons in the world.” ~ Doctor Who<p>We all know about the big spiritual doctrines: The Bible, …

4 Amazing Stretches for Injury Prevention

In an FST session, you hop on a massage table with comfortable stabilizing straps, and a therapist gently pulls and moves your legs, arms, spine, and neck in different ways to stretch the fascia and lubricate your joints. "The therapist uses their body as leverage to create traction and gently …

Yoga

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What Is Nothing? A Mind-Bending Debate about the Universe Moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson

<b>Isaac Asimov</b> — sage of science, champion of creativity in education, visionary of the future, lover of libraries, Muppet friend — endures as one of the most visionary scientific minds in modern history. Every year, the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, of which Asimov …

Celebrated astronaut Chris Hadfield: Curiosity is “the core of everything”

Astronaut Chris Hadfield talks to Salon about “the joy and the beauty” of living in outer space<p>Colonel Chris Hadfield decided at the age of 9 — when he watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon — that he was going to become an astronaut. It took 26 years to reach that goal, but now …

How sleeping in the pitch black could help you lose weight

Sleeping in a completely dark room helps the metabolism to work properly, scientists believe, as they warn that using iPads at night could harm the body-clock<p>IPads, televisions and computers in bedrooms may be fuelling the obesity epidemic because rooms are not dark enough for the metabolism to …

The Perfect Amount of Sleep, According to Science

<i>This post originally appeared on Refinery29.com.</i><p>Wondering how much your sleep-in Saturdays or that one all-nighter will set you back? New research …

Sleep