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Descartes on the Cure for Indecision

“There are no grounds for fear of the unknown: for often the things we most dreaded, before we experienced them, turn out to be better than those we desired.”<p><i>“The job — as well as the plight, and the unexpected joy — of the artist,”</i> wrote Dani Shapiro in her beautiful meditation on why creativity …

8 Health Benefits of Cannabis Essential Oil

Cannabis is a growing herb that has been utilized for many years to treat different sorts of health conditions. It is additionally utilized as a part …

Images: The Unique And Awesome World Of Foreign Horror Movie Posters

This is a collection of foreign poster for domestic horror movies.<p>American films are distributed all over the world and foreign posters are created …

How to Deal With a Narcissist at Work | Inc.com

A few years back, I had the horrible experience of working for a narcissist. Unfortunately, there are plenty of narcissists in management, so if you don't end up working for one, you'll end up with one for a customer, sooner or later.<p>In my case, while he'd charmed me during the job interview, I …

Narcissism

Leah Remini Sheds A Light On Scientology Horror Stories In 'Aftermath'

"We’re hearing the same story over and over again."<p>Leah Remini has been “making trouble” for the Church of Scientology since she left the controversial religion in 2013. The former “King of Queens” star outwardly slammed the church before releasing her memoir<i>,</i> <i>Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and</i> …

Andrew Garfield was 'heartbroken' by the 'corporate' Spider-Man films

When Andrew Garfield landed the lead role in The Amazing Spider-Man, the actor was thrilled to be living out his childhood dream: "I’ve been preparing for it for most of my life," he told The Telegraph in 2010.<p>But now the 33-year-old says he was "heartbroken" by the experience. Speaking to Arrival …

3 Rituals That Will Make You More Motivated

You know what you’re supposed to be doing… but you’ve come down with a really bad case of “<i>I-don’t-feel-like-it.</i>” You just don’t have any motivation. …

Brain Scans on Mormons Show Religion Has a Similar Effect to Taking Drugs

Pretty powerful stuff.<p>A small study has found evidence that religious and spiritual experiences activate the reward circuits in our brains in a …

Proof That Every Story Is the Same as Every Other Damn Story

It’s not exactly a shiny new concept that stories get recycled and retold, or that movies borrow liberally and sometimes steal from other movies, or …

Movies

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com

There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, it's cerebral knowledge. This tends to build as you age, and is emphasized in most Western …

Texas will now require funeral services whenever a woman has an abortion

Doctors in Texas will now be required to hire funeral services any time a woman ends or loses a pregnancy<p>In June anti-choice activists in Texas suffered a serious setback in their attempts to make abortion as miserable as possible for women. That was when the Supreme Court overturned a series of …

While Trump claims to be open-minded on climate, there are ominous signs that Republicans will try to slash climate research<p>Last week, Donald Trump’s space policy advisor Bob Walker made headlines by suggesting that the incoming administration might slash Nasa’s climate and earth science research …

Climate Change

Living with mental illness is tough, Fisher says, and that’s why it’s important to find a community to share experiences and find comfort in the similarities<p><i>Dear Carrie,</i><p><i>As another person with bipolar disorder, I really admire the way that you have spoken candidly about your own mental health and</i> …

Mental Health

Ten books you should read in December

Books

Apocalypse now: Gun buyers stockpiling firearms ahead of Election Day

The nation’s largest gun manufacturer prepares for a postelection surge in demand in the event of a Clinton win<p>With just days left before American voters decide who will replace President Barack Obama, many in the nation’s gun-owning public seem to be preparing for a dystopian future of jackbooted …

This Powerful Photo Project Shows How This Election Will Impact Women

“No matter who wins the presidency, it feels like the American public has already lost…The fight women fight everyday for our basic dignity and civil …

Louis C.K., Michael Moore, Hillary Clinton, and the rise of benevolent sexism in liberal men

Louis C.K. is supporting Hillary Clinton in next week’s presidential election, and it’s not just because she’s a woman. It’s because she’s a mom.<p>“A mother’s just got it,” C.K. told Conan O’Brien on <i>Conan</i>Tuesday night. “She feeds you and teaches you, she protects you, she takes care of shit.”<p>Mothers, …

Feminism

Why some immigrants and refugees in Louisiana are having trouble getting married

It’s the federal government’s job to regulate immigration. But recently some states have passed policies that critics say make life tough for immigrants and refugees. For example, the state of Texas recently tried to deny birth certificates to their US-born children. Now, Louisiana has passed a …

6 Ways Your Siblings Make You Who You Are

<i>This article originally appeared on Health and Time</i><p>Whether you’re best buds or can’t be in the same room without arguing, there’s no question that …

Everything Gwen Stefani Has Said About Getting Over Her Divorce from Gavin Rossdale

ON HOW HER MARRIAGE HAD BEEN 'EXTRA HARD'<p>“I had to work really hard at marriage, all the time, like everybody, but ours was extra hard, when you add …

Here's why Apple kept the headphone jack in the new MacBook, but not the new iPhone

Thankfully, Apple's newest MacBook Pro laptops, which were unveiled last week, retain the old 3.5 mm headphone jack.<p>Of course, that begs the question: Why did Apple kill the headphone jack in the iPhone, but not the MacBook Pro?<p>Phil Schiller, Apple's marketing boss, was asked this question by The …

How To Start A Blog With No Expertise & No Money (2017 Edition)

Why should you start a blog in the first place? <br>Step 1 – Find your passion and write a mission statement <br>Step 2 – Discover your tribe <br>Step 3 – …

Horror Comedy Stan Against Evil's Biggest Problem Is the Existence of Ash vs Evil Dead

In any other dimension, <i>Stan Against Evil</i>, IFC’s horror comedy about a 50-something curmudgeon fated to fight demons, would be a fresh and deliciously …

Horror

We can't let America become Trumpistan

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>"If you disrespect the Constitution by threatening to shut down the press when it doesn't say things you like or threaten to throw your opponent in jail or discriminate against people of different faiths -- if you do that before you are elected, then what are you gonna do when you have</i> …

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Are the Cubs America’s Buddhist Baseball Team?

As Justin Whittaker <b>points out</b> (along with every sports page), it has been 108 years since the Cubs last took the World Series. So, Whittaker reasons, …

First Impressions: Leica Sofort Instant Film Camera

If you were to tell me years ago that Leica was going to launch an instant film camera, I would’ve laughed pretty hard. But as Instax started to …

Five Essential Japanese Novels

<i>is the first of his novels to be translated into English. This would seem the perfect moment therefore to champion other Japanese writers that do not</i> …

Hilary Mantel rounded off an astounding year by winning the Costa prize last night for her novel Bring Up the Bodies. To celebrate, here are the golden rules for writing that she first shared with us in 2010<p><b>1.</b> Are you serious about this? Then get an accountant.<p><b>2.</b> Read Becoming a Writer, by Dorothea …

One Michigan Retailer Is Nixing Its Plus-Size Section — For A Good Reason

The Michigan superstore Meijer Inc. will get rid of all the plus-size sections in its 230 stores by early next year. But it will still be selling …

Plus Size