bobmorse

159 Added | 4 Magazines | 6 Likes | 12 Following | 63 Followers | @bobmorse | Keep up with bobmorse on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “bobmorse”

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

British Philosophy

Messages from Beyond the Grave

Is it “Art imitates life,” or “Life imitates art”? I can never remember. Either way, the sudden revelation where an “art” experience uncannily …

Illustration

Book Review: The Consolations of Mortality

One of the distinguishing features of Homo Sapiens, supposedly, is that we possess the awareness of our own inevitable death. Of course, we don't …

Books

Fear the Strong Man Saving Us from Death

Terror Management Theory (TMT) is a branch of psychology that has arisen out of the work of social anthropologist Ernest Becker and his book, "The …

Big Ideas

Celebrate Your Freedom From These 4 Tired Content Marketing Tactics

Freedom is an expression that you’ll hear a lot this week as we celebrate America’s independence. Our forefathers had a vision for a country that …

Marketing

Everything you need to know about full-stack marketing

With everything from social media to video production, where should you start investing your attention? Take a look at the following marketing …

Here’s the one thing you have to understand to be an internet writer

I EDIT FOR A LOT OF ASPIRING internet travel writers, and I can usually tell which book it was that first made them think, “Hey… being a travel …

Disposing of the Dead

The current population of the Earth is about 7.4 billion. We'll hit 9 billion by 2040. The current annual death rate is estimated at nearly 12 …

Biodegradation

Taking Control of Your End Time

With the detection of actual gravitational waves predicted by Einstein's General Theory of Relativity one might think science and human ingenuity …

Science

Virtual Cremation Offers Death 'Experience'

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to lie down in a chamber in the moments before your cremation? Well, now you can.

Slow Cooker Meals

The appeal of a slow cooker is obvious: throw some ingredients into your pot in the morning and come home at night to a hot, ready-to-eat meal. <b><br>How</b> …

9 crazy things that could happen after the singularity, when robots become smarter than humans

Futurists say that our destiny will be shaped by the Singularity, the moment when artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence.<p>Scholars don't agree on the details, but they say it will happen between 30 and 1000 years from today, with most predicting it will emerge in the next century.<p>It …

Singularity

Why we all need to see death and decay

The notion of ‘human remains’ can disturb, but as a custodian of anatomical specimens, I think it’s important to understand death: it’s a big part of life<p>Human Remains.<p>Two words, innocuous when apart but when placed together conjure up any number of negative scenarios. Perhaps it’s because …

The Music of Dying

<i>"Good night, sweet prince,</i><i><br>And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!"</i> Hamlet, William Shakespeare<p>Just when you think you've heard everything about …

William Shakespeare