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The stories behind the story of Albert Camus’s ‘The Stranger’ (and how it came to be published)

Alice Kaplan’s book is an investigative biography of a classic.<p>When Albert Camus’s <i>L’Etranger</i> was published in France in early 1942, no one, least of …

The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent

Gemma is extremely caring and sensitive. She pays a great deal of attention to others’ emotions and is kind and considerate. Gemma is also quite optimistic. She is usually upbeat and remains positive even in the face of bad news. Her colleagues love working with her because they see her as a beacon …

"God is dead": what Nietzsche really meant

It’s been 134 years since Friedrich Nietzsche declared: “God is Dead” (or <i>Gott ist tot</i>, in German), giving philosophy students a collective headache …

Friedrich Nietzsche

Your Self-Consciousness Is Killing Your Creativity (And What to Do About It)

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all creative expressions.<p>We are all naturally creative. The human race's creative power is distributed in all of us, not concentrated in selected few. Every object or product you know today, however old or new, however simple or sophisticated, holds the stories of …

Samuel Beckett, the maestro of failure

Better known for his plays, Beckett felt his prose fiction was his central work, and his fearlessly bleak short stories are among the 20th century’s greatest<p>Fifty years ago, in the summer of 1966, Samuel Beckett wrote a short story called Ping. It begins:<p>All known all white bare white body fixed …

Millennials Are Doomed To Face An Existential Crisis That Will Define The Rest Of Their Lives

Psychologists from Sigmund Freud forward have generally agreed: our core attitudes about life are largely locked in by age five or so. Changing those attitudes requires intense effort.<p>Neil Howe and William Strauss took this obvious truth and drew an obvious conclusion: if our attitudes form in …

Science may explain why some people have deeply sensitive personalities

At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would say. “Why can’t I just die?” His mother, Lori Craven, says she didn’t even know that kids his age could think such things: “Can you imagine your child saying that?”<p>Jack, now …

Autism

Why Introverts Are Introverts? Because Their Brains Are Different

You prefer to curl up and read a book by yourself over going to a flashy social event. You like the company of one close friend rather than a group …

Personality

A brief history of sex and sexuality in Ancient Greece

The sexual habits of people in Ancient Greece – from prostitution to pillow talk – are explored in a new book written by Paul Chrystal. Exploring the …

Ancient History

Are You an An Introvert With Hidden Communication Skills?

6 Signs You’re An Introvert With Hidden Amazing Communication Skills<p>Christopher Jan Benitez<p>Freelance Writer Read full profile<p>It is no secret that …

Why Do Our Minds Wander?

Sometimes the mind wanders. Thoughts pop into consciousness. Ideas or images are present when just a moment before they were not. Scientists recently have been turning their attention to making sense of this.<p>One natural picture of the phenomenon goes something like this. Typically, our thoughts and …

Consciousness

Why We Are No Longer Shocked by “Ulysses”

Not many verbal artifacts are cooler than the first edition of James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” which was published, in Paris, on February 2, 1922, the author’s fortieth birthday. As is standard for books published in France, it is paperbound, an aqua-blue cover with white lettering—the colors of the Greek …

Literature

Your ultimate guide to Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick spent the majority of his 71 years obsessively dedicated to photography and filmmaking. With films as diverse and well-loved as <i>The Shining, A Clockwork Orange</i>, and <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>, he quickly became recognised as one of the most important filmmakers of all time. His meticulous …

Stanley Kubrick

Steps to Turn Off the Nagging Self-Doubt in Your Head

Most of us lose time to negative thoughts; reframe your thinking and feel more positive<p>Think of the last time you told yourself something critical or negative. Then think of the last compliment you gave yourself.<p>Which is easier to remember?<p>Many of us—whether due to genetics, brain chemistry, our …

Self-help

We're about to become more intelligent than at any other point in human history

We know of humans that we consider super-intelligent, but we don't yet know how to engineer that intelligence — or exceed it — in people.<p>But some researchers think that advances in genomic science and machine learning are going to open up new avenues of possibility in that realm, potentially …

Singularity

Stephen Hawking Just Published a Mind-Bending Theory About Black Holes

Legendary physicist Stephen Hawking just published a possible solution to one of the biggest paradoxes in physics. His theory explains how it might …

​'​Sick​ and​ asphyxiating​'​​ – why we live in an age of anxiety

These are anxious times – one in five Britons suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. We examine what makes everyday stresses spiral out of control, and four writers reveal how their fears rule their lives<p>Anxiety plagues our times. In the UK, 19% of people suffer from depression and anxiety, …

‘They’: the singular pronoun that could solve sexism in English

You only need four letters to take a stand against the prejudice embedded in the English language<p>I got in trouble over a four-letter word the other day. None of the ones you are thinking of: it was “they” that caused a fracas that Jeremy Clarkson would have been proud of.<p>At the start of 2016, the …

Language

Nietzsche on Dreams as an Evolutionary Time Machine for the Human Brain

“Dreams carry us back to the earlier stages of human culture and afford us a means of understanding it more clearly.”<p>We spend a third of our lives in a parallel nocturnal universe and the half-imagined, half-remembered experiences we have there are in constant dynamic interaction with our waking …

Consciousness

What It Was Like Being a Test Subject in One of the Earliest LSD Experiments

Doctors and nurses in the province used to be tripping out all the time. Now years later, LSD as medicine could be back.<p>It was a pleasant summer afternoon when Kay Parley put on a blue gingham dress she had made for herself before walking to a small cottage in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada, where …