H. Steven Lawley

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10 Crazy Paradoxes That Will Blow Your Mind

A paradox is a premise that contradicts itself. It’s a situation that seems to defy logic by producing an inconsistency that goes against common …

Time Travel

Top 10 Mind Expanding Books To Read In Life Time

Reading is fun. Reading is powerful. And reading has served me so well that I’d say it contributes to the majority of the successes I’ve experienced …

Avoiding waste with the Japanese concept of 'mottainai'

<i>The idea of 'mottainai'—a Japanese approach to the concept of waste—could provide the west with a philosophical answer to environmental crises. Kevin</i> …

The Biggest Barrier to Wealth Is Your Self-Limiting Beliefs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ve made millions by trading penny stocks and teaching my students how to do the same, but what a lot of people don’t know about me is that I was a philosophy major in college. My career has obviously taken me in a different direction, …

Stocks

Where to Buy Your Next Rug

Rug-making is an art form with traditions that reach back to ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and the nomads of Mongolia. These handwoven creations have …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Top 10 Mind Expanding Books To Read In Life Time

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

Apps

This popular 'smart pill' enhances brain function with an added benefit

In the years since, modafinil has become popular for another, off-label use: to boost a person's cognitive abilities — an effect that hadn't been thoroughly studied by scientists.<p>Now a team of researchers has reviewed the literature to find that modafinil does, in fact, increase a number of …

The Brain

Consciousness Survives the Death of the Body New Research Confirms

By Buck Rogers<br>The greatest question of all time may very well be, ‘what happens to us when we die?’ While many, individuals, religions and spiritual …

The science behind the best memorisers in the world

<i>This article was first published in the September 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Am I myself when I sleep? A philosophical look at dreams

<i>Aristotle gave them some thought and Rene Descartes lost his bearings over the very idea of them. That’s understandable; dreams bring up a bunch of</i> …

11 famous executives who majored in philosophy

<i>(Q: How many philosophers does it take to change a light-bulb?</i><p><i>A: Three: one to change the lightbulb, and to to debate whether they ought to, and if so, whether it follows that they can</i>. This one is from The Philosopher's Cocoon, but are more where that came from.)<p>But while it's easy to dismiss …

Peter Thiel

Bukowski on Writing, True Art, and the Courage to Create Outside Society’s Forms of Approval

“Art is its own excuse, and it’s either Art or it’s something else. It’s either a poem or a piece of cheese.”<p><i>“There are contradictory impulses in everything,”</i> Susan Sontag observed in lamenting how our inability to sit with duality makes us fall into perilous polarities. Few creators exorcised …

Literature

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a Japanese schoolchild?

Hello Guzzlers.<p>It is with huge pleasure that I introduce today’s puzzle, which is already a big deal in Japan. It’s called Menseki Meiro, or Area Maze, and I hope you find it as brilliant as I do.<p>Can you solve it? How can you engineer a country with more girls than boys?<p>Read more<p>Area Maze is the …

Hitchhiking robot that relied on human kindness found decapitated

A hitchhiking robot that relied on the kindness of strangers to travel the world has been found with its head and arms ripped off, just two weeks …

Consciousness May Well Be Out of Control

Prevailing opinion is that consciousness — the internal dialogue that seems to govern one’s thoughts and actions — is associated with free will and …

Neuroscientists identify novel brain circuitry that increases anxiety during nicotine withdrawal

Knowledge as Recognition

This is an assignment for a grade 12 philosophy course.<p><i>Proposition</i><p>Most theories of knowledge depict knowledge as a type of belief. The idea, for …

Wire Your Brain For Gratitude In 30 Seconds

<i>“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” ~William Faulkner</i><p>At Thanksgiving many of us reflect on what we are grateful for… and what’s for dinner. While a client was discussing gratitude with me, they asked if gratitude …

'Smart' Drugs Won't Make Smart People Smarter

<b>It is claimed one in five students have taken the ‘smart’ drug Modafinil to boost their ability to study and improve their chances of exam success.</b> …

Autism’s Gut-Brain Connection

The different gut bacteria in autistic individuals may be contributing to the disorder.<p>Stress can send your stomach into a painful tailspin, causing cramps, spasms and grumbling. But trouble in the gut can also affect the brain.<p>This two-way relationship may be an unlikely key to solving one of …

Brain-to-brain technology allows for partial 'mind control'

Humans could be much more efficient communicators if they could bypass language altogether and directly transmit thoughts, ideas and instructions …

The 29 Modern Classics Every Gentleman Needs To Read

The modern gentleman knows more about the world than what he sees around him, or what he's experienced.<p>That means the modern gentleman reads books — he collects knowledge. And he doesn't stop at the classics— he's also caught up with today's greatest literary works.<p>We've put together a list of …

Do We Need A 'Magna Cortica' For Brain Rights?

Think-tank the Institute for the Future says we do. What would that look like?<p>If you could permanently change your brain to work better, would you? Or, maybe more importantly, would you have the right to?<p>Over at _The Atlantic,_ there's an excellent rundown of think-tank the Institute for the …

The Brain

His brain injury made him a math genius: Science explains why

<b>(Digital Storm via Shutterstock)</b><p>Scientists explain Jason Padgett’s rare syndrome, and examine the possibility that we all have dormant abilities<p>Sarah Gray<p>May 6, 2014 9:45pm (UTC)<p>In his memoir, "Struck By Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel", excerpted by Salon, Jason Padgett …

Finding Happiness and the Science Behind it

Everybody longs for happiness, but it seems like a hidden treasure.<p>One way or another—consciously or unconsciously, directly or indirectly—everything …

Happiness

Yes, Your Mind Can Control Your Body Temperature

Tibetan nuns prove the physical effects of spiritual activity.<p>You don't have to look far to find the (mostly) positive and surprisingly powerful effects of meditation. But one of the more unexpected effects was just recently published: Tibetan nuns can change their core body temperatures with a …