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Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

Mandrakes, Dragons, Jews — And Other Monsters Of Medieval Times

The mandrake is a small, perennial plant that grows in warm Mediterranean climates. Its flowers are a pretty shade of purple, but its roots can be …

Ancient History

What Your Personal Trainer *Really* Thinks About You

"I am NOT your therapist."<p>Ever wonder what your trainer’s thinking during a session? (Beyond “that’s a lot of sweat” or “he’s starting to smell.”) Well, there are definitely a few thoughts racing through their heads — and TBH, some aren’t so great. According to a recent survey from …

Flirting

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

Networking

Why smart people never bring smartphones into meetings

You are annoying your boss and colleagues any time you take your phone out during meetings, says research from USC’s Marshall School of Business, and …

Self-awareness

New Physics Needed to Resolve Universe Expansion Debate?

Next time you eat a blueberry (or chocolate chip) muffin consider what happened to the blueberries in the batter as it was baked. The blueberries …

Universe

Science Says There's One Way to Know if Someone Is Truly Trustworthy

Choose carefully.<p>When it comes to predicting who is most likely to act in a trustworthy manner, one of the most important factors is the anticipation …

Psychology

This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

Workouts

How to overcome perfectionism: 4 secrets from research

We all know someone who needs everything to be “just right.” Someone who spends way too long on even simple tasks – often driving themselves and …

Self-help

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

Study smarter, not harder!<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

The Brain

Incredible 3D Illusion Anamorphic Street Murals of Insects That Appear to Be Popping Off the Walls

In April 2015, we wrote about Portuguese artist Sergio Odeith who creates remarkable anamorphic murals that appear to pop out of the walls on which …

Murals

Paranoid Thoughts Linked to Political Differences in Study on Social Threat

"Being alert to social danger is key to our survival."<p>The widening political gulf between conservatives and liberals will be the defining pillar of …

Psychology

This is the biggest mistake people make on their resume according to a head recruiter at Amazon

Celeste Joy Diaz, the recruiting manager for university programs at Amazon, said her team doesn’t like to talk about “red flags.”<p>But there is one big …

Employment

Scientists Claim to Have Solved the Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

Spoiler: it isn't a time portal.<p>British oceanographers from the University of Southampton believe the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle has been busted. After an investigation lasting decades, they’ve concluded that ships are being sucked into the ocean by "rogue waves" over 30 metres in height.<p>The …

Bermuda

Mary Magdalene: why do people want to believe she was a sinner and prostitute?

Presented in the New Testament gospels as a mourner at the Crucifixion of Christ and witness to his resurrection, Mary Magdalene has for more than …

Mary Magdalene

A natural yellow chemical compound you can find in any grocery store could help fight cancer, diabetes, and even Alzheimer's

Doctors are increasingly embracing the idea that the food we eat may be as good as any disease-fighting, immunity-boosting drug.<p>This isn't a new strategy. The cancer researcher Siddhartha Mukherjee recently told Business Insider that "for centuries, diet was the only kind of medicine."<p>Lately, …

Alzheimer's Disease

The biggest lie we still teach in American history classes

“The idea that we’re always getting better keeps us from seeing those times when we’re getting worse.”<p>One of my favorite writers, Gore Vidal, once described his country asthe United States of Amnesia. “We learn nothing because we remember nothing,” he wrote.<p>Vidal’s point is simple enough: America’s …

Black History

Trigger Warning: A New Harvard Study Finds Content Warnings May Do More Harm Than Good

A recent study by Harvard University researchers found trigger warnings may cause more anxiety than the content they are alerting.<p>Trigger warnings …

Mental Health

How Zuckerberg destroyed Facebook’s brand

The self-inflicted wounds that led to this week's historic stock sell off<p>When the news broke in March 2018 of how a data breach left Cambridge …

Cambridge Analytica

17 Hilariously Rude Neighbors That Prove Mister Rogers Had It All Wrong

"Love thy neighbor" doesn't always apply.

Olive Garden

The English language reigns now, but look at the fate of Latin | Letters

Readers on the dominance of English across the globe, its penchant for borrowing from other languages, and whether decay and fragmentation is now inevitable<p>Jacob Mikanowski (How the English language is taking over the planet, 27 July) writes with unconscious irony: “Behemoth, bully, loudmouth, …

Language Learning

A first-timer's guide to beautiful Finger Lakes Wine Country

For many years, Northern New York was limited to the reputation of producing sweet wines. It's true that the first winery in the area, Pleasant …

Wine

11 Rules for Critical Thinking

• All beliefs in whatever realm are theories at some level. (Stephen Schneider)<br>• Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. …

Critical Thinking

More people are avoiding sex than you may think — here's why

Sex has a strong influence on many aspects of well-being: it is one of our most basic physiological needs. Sex feeds our identity and is a core element of our social life.<p>But millions of people spend at least some of their adulthood not having sex. This sexual avoidance can result in emotional …

Gender

Are you getting enough sodium? The answer might surprise you

For as long as I can remember, sodium (and salt, by association) has been billed as one of the villains of the standard American diet, leading to …

Processed Food

Water, The Next White Collar Crime Wave

Once discovered, white collar crimes tend to have exhibited the following life cycle:<p>There is a crisis (housing levels are too low … Energy Costs are too high)<br>• A solution emerges (Collateralized Mortgage Obligations … Deregulation)<br>• The solution is copied by many (Banks everywhere … Energy …

Snorkeling

Facebook censors images of Rubens nude paintings

It’s nothing new that Facebook censors nude photos, but now it turns out that even classical works of art aren’t spared from the social network’s …

Art

Medieval Men and Women Were a Lot Like Us, Their Made-Up Monsters Show

The current exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum titled “Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens and Wonders” is a masterclass in Medieval lore. …

Medieval

Stone tools suggest North America was settled 20,000 years ago

The story of how humans spread across the globe is constantly being rewritten. Dating back to about 13,000 years ago, the "Clovis culture" was long …

Anthropology