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Scientists are learning more about how the brain keeps time

A driver can judge just how much time is left to run a yellow light; a dancer can keep a beat down to the millisecond.<p>But exactly how the brain tracks time is still a mystery.<p>Researchers have defined the brain areas involved in movement, memory, color vision and other functions, but not the ones …

The Brain

16 Wikipedia Pages That Will Change The Way You See The Universe

Robot proteins, immortality, Martian rocks falling from the sky, catastrophic eruptions, and reverse evolution! What more could you ask for?

Why is Playboy giving up nudity?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Playboy magazine launched in 1953 with Marilyn Monroe on its cover and subsequently grew into one of the world's most recognizable brands thanks to bunny costumes, a founder who never got out of his pajamas, and nude centerfolds.<p>It was a cornerstone of the "Mad Men" era and ushered in the …

Media Industry

6 Signs You Were Raised By A Narcissist

Once you figure this out, a whole lot of other things will start to make sense.<p>To outsiders, your dad is a larger-than-life social magnet who attracts people from all walks of life. Or your mom is the perfect woman, always looking to please and juggling everything with ease.<p>But behind closed doors, …

Why be happy when you could be interesting?

<b>Slavoj Zizek:</b> You know, happiness is for me a very conformist category. It doesn't enter the frame. You have a serious ideological deviation at the …

2 men were just awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for unlocking the secrets of the strangest particle in the universe

The prize goes jointly to Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen's University in Kingston, Canada "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass."<p>The two recipients were leaders of two major underground neutrino …

Physics

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8 Ways to Write and Finish a Work of Fiction

Like any endeavor, writing a work of fiction requires learning how to manage those nagging self-doubts each time you sit at a computer and think to yourself, "I can't write!"<p>Writers are notorious for getting stuck in their own heads which often causes them to give up. Starting a work of fiction …

Creative Writing

Bullying does more long-term mental health harm than abuse, study says

The long-term effects of being bullied by other kids are worse than being abused by an adult, new research shows.<p>Among a large group of children in England, those who were bullied were 60% more likely to have mental health problems as adults than were those who suffered physical, emotional or …

Mental Health

Many People Use Drugs – But Here’s Why Most Don’t Become Addicts

Drug use is common, drug addiction is rare. About one adult in three will use an illegal drug in their lifetime and just under 3m people will do so …

Woman Realizes She’s Been Accidentally Abusing Her Husband

This is an honest, open story from a young woman about her marriage. There are some powerful truths spoken here, worthy of notice and reflection. If …

Listening To Heavy Metal May Actually Make You Calmer, Study Finds

Apparently, Ozzy Osbourne may hold the key to happiness.<p>A recent study has found that "extreme" music genres -- including heavy metal, emo, punk and screamo -- may actually help calm angry listeners. Researchers say the results contradict the notion such music is linked to aggression and …

Psychology

Little Things Likeable People Do To Hold Back Their Temper

The greatest books are defined as classics for a reason. Written by the greatest literary minds of their time, they have universal themes, …

Literature

Proof That the Human Body is a Holographic Projection of Consciousness

In this article we will explore how your body is a holographic projection of your consciousness, and how you directly influence that hologram and …

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The Science of Our Optimism Bias and the Life-Cycle of Happiness

<i>“If I expect as little as possible, I won’t be hurt,”</i> Susan Sontag famously wrote in her diary. And yet we’re wired to expect a lot — and to expect great things. So argues neuroscientist <b>Tali Sharot</b> in <b>The Science of Optimism: Why We’re Hard-Wired for Hope</b> — a short, absorbing TED Book summarizing …

Is it better to be a short story writer or a novelist?

<b>Are short story writers getting a raw deal? How is writing a short story different? Northern Ireland's Paul McVeigh, author of The Good Son, compares.</b><p>…

10 Steps To Draft A Blog Outline In 10 Easy Minutes

Do you swear that you do a better job writing if you don’t plan and instead, just write in the moment?<p>You may feel better about your writing …

Creative Writing

Improve Your Writing Skills with 6 Free Online Courses

Published on: Nov 08, 2016 by David McPherson 163574 views No Comments<p>Posted in: Learner News<p>Words are powerful. They inspire greatness and effect …

Jane Gardam: 'Write everything. Write about linoleum'

The author of the Old Filth trilogy explains why, despite her award-winning career as a novelist, it’s short stories she loves best<p>I have always preferred writing short stories to writing novels. I have had to learn over 30 years how to attack and survive a novel. A novel is a trek home from the …

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

Consciousness