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High-Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning And Memory By Altering Gut Bacteria

The typical American diet is loaded with fat and sugar, and it may be hurting not only our physical health, but also our ability to think clearly.<p>New research from Oregon State University finds a high-sugar, high-fat diet causes changes in gut bacteria that seem to lead to significant losses in …

Artificial Sweeteners

“Just be yourself” is cruel, fraudulent advice to give young people

<b>(Christopher Futcher via iStock)</b><p>As my daughters graduate, they’re hounded by this hollow motto of Western capitalism. What should we say instead?<p>Jesse Browner<p>June 15, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Their entire lives, my children have been hounded by one simple yet relentless, cruel and existentially …

Success

Quantum Phase: Time, Parallel Realities and the Brain

Brendan D. Murphy, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>The ‘Many Worlds’ Theory<p>The eminent physicist and co-founder of string theory, Michio Kaku, has actually</i> …

Harold Bloom: Preposterous 'Isms' Are Destroying Literature

<i>Harold Bloom, the giant of American literary criticism, has just published his 41st book The Daemon Knows: Literary Greatness and the American Sublime. At 85, Bloom, who lives with his wife in New Haven, Connecticut, still provokes with his brilliant, yet highly subjective views on literature; his</i> …

Voices of the Walmart

Every Walmart in America answers the phone with the same woman’s voice. It is a slow and emphatic and tired-sounding voice: the voice of a mother …

Some Right-Wing Europeans Say Islam Hasn't Contributed to Western Culture. Here's Why They're Wrong.

One of the right-wing tropes about Islam in Europe, which is making alarming inroads into the mainstream, is that it represents a "culture of backwardness, of retardedness, of barbarism" and has made no contribution to Western civilization. Islam provides an easy target considering that some 3,000 …

The awesome dad move that smashed sports’ boys’ club: Stephen Curry’s MVP parenting

<b>Stephen and Riley Curry (AP/Ben Margot)</b><p>Hoops sensation brings daughter to post-game media session. Sports writers hate it. Sports writers are loathsome<p>Steve Almond<p>June 1, 2015 10:59pm (UTC)<p>It is hard to explain to casual basketball fans just how astonishing it is that Golden State Warriors point …

Basketball

Leading Mexican Journalist Explains Why Everything You're Hearing About The Drug War Is Wrong

<i>Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic that's making headlines around the world. Today, we speak with investigative journalist Anabel Hernández.</i><p>As one of Mexico's leading investigative journalists, Anabel Hernández has dedicated the past decade to investigating her …

Possibilities For Poetry In The Future

"What is the future of poetry?" many people a few people a classroom of 19-year-olds at Harvard the fleas on Maya Angelou's dog are wondering. Will poetry continue to evolve along with us? Will it change as technology changes? Will it get random buttons all over it? Will it, ultimately, be a …

35 Quotes On How To Care Less About What Others Think

“The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.” ― Virginia Woolf<p>“A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.” ― Mae West<p>“You …

Motivation

A brief survey of the short story: David Foster Wallace

For all its elaborate formal tricks, Wallace’s work is marked by a deep desire for authentic connection, to his subjects and to his readers<p>David Foster Wallace was a maximalist. His masterpiece, Infinite Jest, is a 1,000-page, polyphonic epic about addiction and obsession in millennial America. His …

The hard problem: Tom Stoppard on the limits of what science can explain

Can evolution explain acts of kindness, and morality? We arranged a debate between a sceptical Tom Stoppard and the evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson. Stuart Jeffries acted as referee<p>When Tom Stoppard was writing <i>T</i><i>he Hard Problem</i>, his play about the conundrum of human consciousness, one of …

Errol Morris: How Typography Shapes Our Perception Of Truth

The acclaimed filmmaker of The Thin Blue Line and The Fog Of War reveals why he now types all his manuscripts in Baskerville.<p>In 2013, acclaimed filmmaker and author Errol Morris ran a bold experiment. With the collusion of the <i>New York Times</i>, he asked 45,000 readers to take an online test. The test …

Umberto Eco’s Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are More Valuable to Our Lives than Read Ones

How to become an “antischolar” in a culture that treats knowledge as “an ornament that allows us to rise in the pecking order.”<p><i>“It is our knowledge — the things we are sure of — that makes the world go wrong and keeps us from seeing and learning,”</i> Lincoln Steffens wrote in his beautiful 1925 essay. …

The Fallacy of State-Coerced Marriage Officiants: A Primer From the Military Chaplaincy

Chief Justice John Roberts wondered aloud if the court could "force churches and religious leaders to preside over a homosexual wedding that, when taken as a whole, would offend their moral conscience." And Justice Antonin Scalia mused whether a constitutional right to marry meant a minister "can …

50 gorgeously illustrated typography quotes to kickstart your creativity – Learn

<i>Whatever your field of work, we all lack a little motivation or inspiration sometimes, and I don’t know about you, but I find that some well-worded</i> …

Graphic Design

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

Quantum Physics

The Peaceful Poetics of Afaa Michael Weaver

As art makers, we have a tendency to think of suffering as "grist for the mill." I certainly did once, and, in many ways, probably self-inflicted pain just so I could one day mine it for some provocative, confessional beauty that would carry me to a vague notion of poetic stardom, if such a thing …

Judge In Tiny City Facing Lawsuit Over Its 'Illegal' Bail System Is Running For Ferguson City Council

Last year was pretty rough for Donya Pierce and her family. The 26-year-old mother of two was homeless for a time and was staying with her kids in an emergency shelter for women and children.<p>But as of last week, things were generally looking up for Pierce. She was working with pro bono lawyers to …

Justice

Neil deGrasse Tyson's late night TV show will premiere on 4/20

Self medication is not required for the enjoyment of late night television<p>Astrophysicist and guy I occasionally see on the subway, Neil deGrasse Tyson will premiere his new late night program <i>StarTalk</i> on National Geographic Channel on April 20th, according to the cable network. <i>Variety</i> reports that …

Memory in the Flesh: Can memories survive outside the brain?

McConnell was the target of the Unabomber’s 10th bomb<p>Levin figured out how to grow a working eye on a tadpole's tail and back<p>Then, Levin and his team cut off their heads<p>Complex memories like the significance of the word "truth" or "caring" might not have a place beyond the brain

The Brain

Depression or Chronic Shame?

When a person has been resistant to every form of depression treatment, is it possible that their illness stems from a different place? In a recent …

How anyone can learn to code

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> On Making Sen$e Thursday, Paul Solman spoke with Avi Flombaum, co-founder and dean of the Flatiron School, a 12-week coding academy …