Allan Murray

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Here's how Steve Jobs trained his own brain

What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather esoteric "mind technology" — the use of Zen mindfulness meditation to reduce his stress, gain more clarity, and enhance his creativity.<p>As the Financial Times recently pointed out, Jobs was quite specific about how …

The Magical World Of Mushrooms In Macro Photography By Steve Axford

Mushrooms, the natural recyclers of our forests, are almost as diverse on their own as the entire animal kingdom. Nature photography usually focuses …

Macro Photography

13 Things Mindful People Do Differently Every Day

It may have started as a trend among Silicon Valley tech companies, but mindfulness seems to be here to stay for all of us.<p>2014 has been called the "year of mindful living," and in the past several months, mindfulness has made headlines in seemingly every major print publication and news site. No …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Kids

Eight years ago, students at my high school wrote to their favorite authors asking them to visit. Kurt Vonnegut was the only one who responded, writing this beautiful and humorous letter.

A Capella Science - Bohemian Gravity!

A new approach to meditation that can improve your happiness, wellbeing and productivity – in just 10 minutes a day.

Dr Ramesh Manocha is an Australian GP and researcher based at the Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, Sydney University, where he …

Sales of George Orwell’s ’1984′ up 69 percent on Amazon

Sales of George Orwell’s "1984" are up 69 percent on Amazon, according to a list on the website.<p>The book marked its 60th anniversary on June 6 amid a …

The Difference Between Epistemological and Instrumental Rationality

When I talk about rationality I mean really two things. One is so-called epistemological rationality, which is caring about truth, caring about being …

Probability

The Bias Within The Bias

<i>This article originally appeared in Scientific American Mind</i><p>Recall this pivotal scene from the 1997 movie, <i>Men in Black</i>. James Edwards (Will Smith, or …

Further Thoughts on the Afterlife

While in Joshua Tree this weekend for another event, my friend and I swung by Shaktifest, the sister festival of the more popular Bhaktifest, which …

To Find Meaning in a Secular Age, Stop Searching

In Samuel Beckett’s <i>Waiting for Godot</i>, two friends, Vladimir and Estragon, endlessly wait by a tree in the moonlight for the arrival of someone they …

David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

131 - US States Renamed For Countries With Similar GDPs

<b>Gross Domestic Product</b> (GDP) is a convenient way of measuring and comparing the size of national economies. Annual GDP represents the market value of …