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[Eat, Play, Stay] A Luxe Guide to Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik travel guide — You know what I loved most about Reykjavik, and Iceland in general? That it was unlike any other destination I had ever been …

The AI Revolution: How Far Away Are Our Robot Overlords?

Imagine taking a time machine back to 1750—a time when the world was in a permanent power outage, long-distance communication meant either yelling …

Singularity

Hacking the Tripping Mind: A Fantastic Voyage Through Inner Space

Almost fifty years ago, ex-Harvard professor Timothy Leary and his colleagues penned an essay titled "<i>On Programming Psychedelic …

Psychedelia

How to Stop Being Socially Awkward

Shares 3K<p><b>Harris O’Malley explains that the key to being less socially awkward is to take yourself out of the center of the universe.</b><p>How often does …

The Place Of Melancholy In The Age Of Depression

By Kovie Biakolo,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1sNRSyG<p>I have sometimes wrestled with the idea that I might suffer from some sort of seasonal …

Television review of 2014: a triumph for British drama

Popularity waned for foreign imports in a year of strong British television – and even stronger female leads, says Michael Hogan<p>Those pesky foreign dramas. Coming over here, attracting our viewers, getting our rave reviews, dominating our water cooler conversations. We should see them off. Send …

Kundalini - The Energy of Consciousness

Wes Annac, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Here, I’d like to take a look at <i>kundalini,</i> which is essentially an evolutionary/energetic ‘boost’ we can gain with …

The New Die Antwoord Video Is a Star-Studded, Psychotic and Romantic Horror Set in Heaven (and Hell)

Marilyn Manson, Cara Delavingne, Jack Black, Dita Von Teese, Aphex Twin and Flea all make cameos.<p>If you aren't into copious amounts of blood pouring down walls and out of eyes, then you might not enjoy this new Die Antwoord video. If you are, then wow, your afternoon really could not have got much …

What to Do When You Can’t Freaking Sleep

It's 2 a.m. Do you know where your shuteye is?<p>You’re probably all too familiar with the easy ways to fall asleep naturally. (Make your bed a giant oasis of fluffy delight that looks like it could be featured in an Anthropologie ad, spray your feather pillow with relaxing lavender mist that you …

How Exercise Changes Your Brain To Be Better At Basically Everything

Recent studies have revealed more complex and nuanced ways in which exercise activates and affects the brain.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>The brain is fundamentally a lazy piece of meat, according to neuroscientist …

Noam Chomsky: America is accelerating the apocalypse

<b>(Reuters/Jorge Dan)</b><p>Global warming and nuclear arms conflicts threaten the planet, thanks in no small part to U.S. policy failures<p>Noam Chomsky<p>June 4, 2013 2:16pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>What is the future likely to bring? A reasonable stance might be to try to look at the …

China is starting to get embarrassed about its tourists’ obnoxious behavior abroad

Chinese tourists are making their mark on the global tourism industry—literally. The picture above is a relief etched 3,500 years ago in Egypt’s Luxor Temple in Egypt. More recently, someone added the characters “Ding Jinhao was here,” as documented by an ashamed Chinese traveler who posted his …