Hugh Gardiner

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Nabu

Nabu (sometimes known as Tutu) is the Babylonian god of wisdom, learning, prophecy, scribes, and writing and was also responsible for the abundant …

Ancient History

An Animated History of Russia

James Suibhne has created a highly informative animated history of Russia as part of his ongoing series of animated history videos which previously …

Why Your Annoying Boss Micromanages You

If you’re lucky, or in a good place career-wise, you don’t have a micromanaging boss. But if you do, or if you’ve ever had one, the reason they do it …

Employment

How To Approach Your Employer With A Mental Health Problem

Modern life can be challenging and, at times, stressful. Young people are struggling to get on the property ladder while the so-called 'sandwich …

Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression - ExtremeTech

By on December 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>New research from Weill Cornell …

When Mental Illness Is Mistaken for Demonic Possession

When Nadia was 18, her parents took her to a Muslim faith healer who claimed to be able to exorcize her depression.<p>Throughout her adolescence in Saudi Arabia, Nadia* struggled to find joy in life.<p>"As time went on, I felt like I couldn't hold myself together," Nadia said. "It feels like my life is …

Mood Disorders Are Linked To Higher Intelligence, Science Says

No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.”- Aristotle<p>Nowadays, doctors tend to give medicaments at the first symptoms of a mood …

The Brain

How Trump is paving the way for a revival of the ‘religious left’

<i>This piece is by Jack Jenkins, the senior religion reporter for ThinkProgress.</i><p>On Election Day, much was made of exit polls that showed 80 percent of white evangelicals backing Republican Donald Trump, a sometimes vulgar, twice-divorced candidate who could not name his favorite Bible verse and once …

The Second Coming of Progressive, Heretical Jesus

Jesus was a progressive. He came with bold, clear vision, not with vague religious nostalgia. He started a revolutionary underground movement not a …

Trump Is Bringing Progressive Protestants Back to Church

Some mainline congregations have seen a bump in attendance since the election. But the most powerful changes to come may be theological.<p>In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, some conservative Christians have been reckoning with feelings of alienation from their peers, who generally voted for …

Faith

The Robot Economy: A Caution

The science fiction author Isaac Asimov was a prolific writer on the subject of robots, having written numerous short stories addressing the problems …

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The moral foundations of fascism: Warring psychological theories struggle to make sense of Hitler, Mussolini and you-know-who

<b>(AP)</b><p>An abstruse but bitter debate in social psychology sheds crucial light on Donald Trump, and the history behind him<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>December 4, 2016 5:00pm (UTC)<p>The week before the 2016 presidential election, Francis Wilkinson wrote a piece for Bloomberg View headlined "The Moral Foundations of …

How Loyalists brought peace, order and good government to Canada

Peter C. Newman shows that the United Empire Loyalists were not a homogenous group<p>The historian of the Canadian Establishment here turns his …

'The Lost Gospel': 1,450-Year-Old Manuscript That Claims Jesus Married Mary Magdalene And Had Children

Did Jesus Christ marry Mary Magdalene and have children with her? Most likely you may think that’s the kind of sensationalist nonsense you find only …

Writing Down Your Soul

"...Just reading her words will make you want to write."<p>- Victoria Moran, author of Creating a Charmed Life<p>"You've just given me the best book to …

A Gift And A Curse: The Ups And Downs Of Bipolar

Only a couple of years ago, the concept of 'bipolar' was unfamiliar to me. The term did conjure vaguely fearful associations, however: derived from, …

The 4 essential facts about Islam you really need to know

Much of the rhetoric used to discuss Islam has left many Americans with the impression that Muslims are Public Enemy No. 1.<p>This was certainly true …

The Psychology That Leads People to Vote for Extremists & Autocrats: The Theory of Cognitive Closure

There's a political disconnect in the United States. We have two political parties, each now living in its own reality and working with its own set …

Incredibly, Sex And Religion Do The Same Thing To Your Brain

Well this was unexpected...<p>Religious and spiritual experiences affect the brain in a very similar way to sex, drugs, music, love and gambling.<p>That’s …

Ask Carrie Fisher: I'm bipolar – how do you feel at peace with mental illness?

<i>Dear Carrie,</i><p><i>As another person with bipolar disorder, I really admire the way that you have spoken candidly about your own mental health and made people like me feel less alone. I hope that over the next decades of my life from my 20s now to my 60s I’ll be able to get to where you are.</i><p><i>Right now,</i> …

Mental Health

Religious thoughts trigger reward systems like love, drugs

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most Americans, about 89%, say they believe in God, and some have felt God's presence while listening to a sermon or sensed time stand still while they were in deep prayer or meditation.<p>Now, a new study shows through functional MRI scans that such religious and spiritual experiences can be …

The Brain

Actually, Let’s Not Be in the Moment

I’m at the kitchen sink, after a long day of work and kids and chores and the emotional exhaustion of a toxic election season, attempting to mindfully focus on congealed SpaghettiOs. My brain flits to the Netflix queue. I manhandle my thoughts back to the leaky orange glob in front of me. My brain …

11 mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day

Decades of psychological research suggest that people behave in ways that are mysterious and perplexing — even to themselves.<p>We sifted through the Quora thread, "What are some mind-blowing facts about social psychology?" and pulled out the most fascinating findings. (Some fall outside the realms of …

How does bipolar disorder affect memory?

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness. The condition tends often involves sudden episodes of illness separated by remissions. The symptomatic …

Memory Loss

Science says these 7 tactics will help you win any argument

After a highly controversial US election, you're likely to come in contact with someone you don't share the same views with.<p>It's easy for these calm discussions to turn ugly. If they involve family members, it can make the holidays especially stressful.<p>These are the most successful tactics to help …

How your brain tricks you into believing you’re the reasonable one

It’s so natural to ignore everything we disagree with<p>Few people saw Donald Trump’s victory coming, including Donald Trump. There are easy culprits to blame for the surprise win (skewed polls and fake news come to mind), but the biggest enemy might be our own egos. It’s natural to ignore everything …

The Strange Psychology of Stress and Burnout

You shouldn’t underestimate the positive power of having a degree of stress in your life. Identifying the tipping point, where stress turns to …

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making | Inc.com

Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. It's been nudging them to keep us alive. Those aren't always the same thing.<p>If our brains were bad at …