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Brain scans reveal how LSD alters your mind

The over-connected, psychedelic consciousness<p>The first brain scans of people on LSD have revealed that the drug causes different regions of the brain to become more entangled and connected. This, researchers think, may contribute to the experience of losing oneself that many drug users report — a …

7 everyday ways you are ruining your IQ

Are you taking Thomas Piketty’s Capital on holiday with you? Do you do sudoku for the promised brain work-out it provides? Have you forced yourself to sit through improving documentaries on BBC Four when you would rather have been watching Come Dine With Me? Bad news: it may all be for …

How to live to 100: don't smoke, stay cheerful and own a home by 50

A combination of healthy living, wealth and good genes is the secret to living to 100, say scientists<p>Staying slim, keeping away from cigarettes and owning a home by the age of 50 could be the secret to living to 100 years old, scientists have found.<p>In a landmark 50-year study investigating the link …

Faye Dunaway: What I've Learned

Actress, 58, West Hollywood<p><b>I'm a bit high maintenance, but it gets your attention.</b> A little hot and cold never hurts.<p><b>I regret so much.</b> I've made mistakes. I've hurt people. I've done things I'm not proud of. But on the other hand, that way lies madness, you know?<p><b>The impulse toward perfection is</b> …

A Guide to Logical Fallacies: The “Ad Hominem,” “Strawman” & Other Fallacies Explained in 2-Minute Videos

Here at Open Culture, we like to think we keep discussions reasonable. Not every site can say that; if you've ever dared to scroll down into the …

12 Ways Successful People Handle Toxic People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons. Either way, they create …

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5 Ways to Stop Wasting your Time | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“<i>Wasting time is robbing oneself.</i>” ~ Estonian proverb<p>There are only twenty-four hours in each day. You’ve got to make each of them count for …

The Top 10 Habits of People with Long Lives

Want to know the secrets of those who tend to live longer lives? I’ll give you a hint: it doesn’t include regular trips to the fountain of youth. In …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Languages: Why we must save dying tongues

Hundreds of our languages are teetering on the brink of extinction, and as Rachel Nuwer discovers, we may lose more than just words if we allow them to die out.<p>Tom Belt, a native of Oklahoma, didn’t encounter the English language until he began kindergarten. In his home, conversations took place in …

These scientists want us to hear what plants have to say

Here’s something weird to think about this weekend: what if we could get bushes and trees to tell us about the environment around them?<p>That is the …

Dog People vs. Cat People: Who's More Outgoing? More Intelligent?

SAN FRANCISCO — "Dog people" and "cat people" really do have different personalities, according to a new study.<p>People who said they were dog lovers …

Caring for a baby changes a man's brain, study shows

Parenting a small child requires the forethought of a crisis planner, the reflexes of a professional goalkeeper, the energy of a cheerleader and the empathy of a therapist.<p>After eons of practice at such caregiving, it's clear that mothers have evolved some brawn in those parts of the brain that …

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Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot Airs on American TV (1961): Starring Burgess Meredith & Zero Mostel

1961 saw the television debuts of <i>The Bob Newhart Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, ABC's Wide World of Sports,</i> Yogi Bear<i>,</i> and …um, Samuel Beckett's</i> …

Alaska OKs Bill Making Native Languages Official

If you're so inclined, and able, you could soon speak Tlingit, Inupiaq, or Siberian Yupik in Alaska with the knowledge that those and 18 other languages, including English, are officially recognized by the state. Alaska's Legislature approved a bill giving them that status Monday.<p>Its backers say …

Herd of Elephants Work Together To Rescue a Baby Elephant Caught In River Current

In this amazing footage captured by a guest of the Kicheche Laikipia Camp in Kenya, a herd of elephants crossing the Ewaso Nyiro in the Ol Pejeta …

My Cat Saved My Son

Science: A Four Thousand Year History review – a subversive pleasure | Tim Radford

Science history tends to be just history, but with less bloodshed, fewer dastardly plots and hardly any kings or queens. It has a way of following the trajectory of the standard western chronicle of almost anything.<p>Ferment and creativity begin in the Fertile Crescent, Egypt is a significant part of …

To sleep, perchance to control your dreams

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nighttime dreams in which you show up at work naked, encounter an ax-wielding psychopath or experience other tribulations may become a thing of the past thanks to a discovery reported on Sunday.<p>A man attempts to sleep on his suitcase at John F. Kennedy International Airport in …

Scientists find switch for people to control their dreams

Have you ever had a dream where you realized you were dreaming? The technical term is a lucid dream. And people who are lucky enough to have them can often control the dreams, as well. This week, researchers showed for the first time that they could use electrical stimulation to switch lucid …

Future Trends in American Religion

Growing Religious Diversity.The next 50 years will see a continuation of the growing diversity within the religious community. Fifty years ago …

The Future Of Religion

The religions of the world are in serious decline. Each generation is less religious than the last and the grip of the Church is being steadily …

Scientists create 'alien' life form with artificial genetic code

Scientists made a substantial breakthrough in understanding how to alter the fundamental nature of life, and they did so by creating for the first time a partially artificial life form that passes along lab-engineered DNA.<p>The work, published online in the journal Nature on Wednesday, came from the …

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day

If you think coffee gets you kickstarted, just wait until you try gratitude.<p><i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i></i> …

Frasier's Celebrity Callers

(YouTube link)<p>The TV sitcom <i>Frazier</i> ran from 1993-2004. Frazier Crane was a psychiatrist with a radio show featuring call-ins. The people that called …

Our godless brains: Emerging science reveals mind-blowing alternatives to a higher power

<b>(akindo via iStock)</b><p>Science has yet to uncover many mysteries of the mind. But there are more reasons than ever why God isn’t necessary<p>W.R. Klemm<p>April 26, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Mental Biology: The New Science of How the Brain and Mind Relate.”<p>Physics is the mother science. As such, it …

65 Free Charlie Chaplin Films Online

A few things to know about Charlie Chaplin. He starred in over 80 films, reeling off most during the silent film era. In 1914 alone, he acted in 40 …