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Travel

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 …

Hacking the Tripping Mind: A Fantastic Voyage Through Inner Space

Pay attention. What if you could focus and control your consciousness when under the influence of psychedelics? Cognitive roller-coasters may be upon …

How to Stop Being Socially Awkward

• shares<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 …

The Place Of Melancholy In The Age Of Depression

I have sometimes wrestled with the idea that I might suffer from some sort of seasonal anxiety. Something, usually unknown for at least a time, seems …

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 …

TV

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 …

Marilyn Manson

What to Do When You Can’t Freaking Sleep

<b>Don't Think Past Tonight</b><br>Part of the problem with not being able to sleep is that you start overthinking your current situation. As you’re lying there with your dinner-plate eyes, you start thinking about how terrible tomorrow is going to be since you’ll be running on empty, and then you start …

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 …

The Brain

Noam Chomsky: America is accelerating the apocalypse

Global warming and nuclear arms conflicts threaten the planet, thanks in no small part to U.S. policy failures<p>What is the future likely to bring? A reasonable stance might be to try to look at the human species from the outside. So imagine that you’re an extraterrestrial observer who is trying to …

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 …

China