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Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

40 Amazing Behind the Scenes Photos of Famous Artists at Work in Their Studios

A good studio for an artist is a very important place. Our creative studios might sometimes look like a pile of rubbish or a mixed-up room, but this …

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

Tokyo’s Vibrant & Raw Nightlife Caught On Camera by Yoshito Hasaka gives

<b>Tokyo’s Vibrant & Raw Nightlife Caught On Camera by Yoshito Hasaka gives</b><p>Photographer Yoshito Hasaka gives us a glimpse of Tokyo’s nightlife, full of<p>colorandvigor.

My Endless Summer In Minimalist Pictures

My name is Andria Darius Pancrazi, and I'm a French photographer from Corsica, now based in Oxford, UK.<p>I grew up in Corsica, a Mediterranean island, …

Minimalism

This Japanese Photographer Specializes In Shooting Ninja Cats, And The Result Is Too Purrfect

Turns out, cats know more martial arts than ninjutsu. Japanese photographer Hisakata Hiroyuki has decided to dedicate a fair portion of his time to …

Martial Arts

Félix-Jacques-Antoine Moulin | [Two Standing Female Nudes] | The Met

Although Moulin was sentenced in 1851 to a month in jail for producing images that, according to court papers, were "so obscene that even to …

Art

People Who Dream Are Less Likely to Develop Dementia, Study Suggests

Are you someone who experiences vivid dreams fairly regularly? If so, new research has found there's an upside.<p>A recent study conducted by Boston …

Dementia

Hearing voices? You might just be primed for it | Ars Technica

The results help to explain what causes audible hallucinations.<p>Hallucinations tend to be associated with psychosis, but the reality is more …

The Brain

10 Ways to Search Google for Information That 96% of People Don’t Know About

<b>In our era of advanced technology and high-speed Internet connections, you can find information on virtually anything. In the space of just a few</b> …

Framing

Recipes with Apple Cider

Both apple cider and apple cider vinegar impart delicious fall flavor to soups, desserts, drinks, dressings, and entrées. View some of our favorite …

Cooking

I Insert Simpsons Characters Into Real Life Situations Using My Iphone

Like many people, I always imagine weird things when I walk in the street, when I work or when I’m home.<p>But I never found a good way to tell what …

Weird

Newly discovered color photos show everyday life in Soviet Russia through American eyes

The Manhoffs were there at the height of the Cold War<p>Martin Manhoff’s color photos of Soviet life in the 1950s seem almost unreal when we look at …

Russia

Ballet on The Streets of Hong Kong Omar Z Robles have been travelling to Cuba, Mexico City and Puerto Rico in search of elegant ballet dancers, he wishes to capture with his lens and his latest...

A Multicolor Universe: Surreal Photography by Aryton Page Honolulu-based photographer Aryton Page finds beauty in simplicity and each of his compositions mirrors exactly this. [[MORE]]His minimal...

12 Genius Recipes for Pasta—Featuring Vodka, Bolognese & Friends

It's Italy Week here at Food52, and despite the fact that we've already given you the classic Roman canon of pastas and Sara Jenkins' wrestle with finding her best cacio e pepe technique—and you'd better believe there's more noodlery to come—I thought I'd gather up the 12 pasta recipes that have …

This man makes amazing surreal animations from famous artwork

Famous pieces of artwork are fun to look at, but it turns out they're even more fun to animate.<p>Kajetan Obarski (a.k.a. Kiszkiloszki) is an …

Melancholic Black And White Watercolors Illustrations Depict The Sense of Adventure of Childhood by Elicia Elidanto Tender and enigmatic,…

<b>Melancholic Black And White Watercolors Illustrations Depict The Sense of Adventure of Childhood by Elicia Elidanto</b><p>Tender and enigmatic, Indonesian artist <b>Elicia Elidanto</b> composes stunning watercolor paintings, which depict the intimate relationship between children and animals. The silhouettes of young children spending time with wildlife animals prove to be majestic and lethally beautiful.

16 Amazing Hacks That Transform Everyday Objects’ Functions Into Something Totally Different

Did you know that you can actually brush your car headlights with toothpaste? It will make them super shiny. What about the fact that you can remove …

Stunning Lamps Shaped as Potted Plants San Francisco-based designer Mariana Fernandez Folberg has composed lamps shaped as beautiful plants. Her deep love for nature, especially potted plants, is...

Stunning Portraits of Ballerinas on the Streets of CairoCairo-based dance photographer Mohamed Taher celebrates ballet dancers and their…

<b>Stunning Portraits of Ballerinas on the Streets of Cairo</b><p>Cairo-based dance photographer <b>Mohamed Taher</b> celebrates ballet dancers and their spirits, capturing their beautiful movements in urban settings.<p>While ballerinas are mostly seen photographed, confined within the dance studios or theaters, Taher sets them free, juxtaposes them outdoors, amidst the chaotic world. In each frame, the dancers are seen to perform pirouette and pose en pointe in aesthetically sublime pieces, works of art that hold …

22 Healthy Soup Recipes to Warm You Over

Whether it's cold weather, the flu, or a lousy mood, there's nothing like the pick-me-up that a bowl of soup can provide. Instead of feasting on calorie-laden, cream-based soups, make one of these healthy recipes instead. Whether you're a meat eater, vegan, or vegetarian, you'll find the perfect …

Art Installation Captures the Beauty of the Sea and the Ocean Los Angeles born artist Phillip K Smith III, commissioned by the Laguna Art Museum composed an astounding installation as part of the Art...

Art

Landscape Photography by Niaz Uddin [[MORE]]More by the artist here!

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Breathtaking Images Capture the Beautiful Juxtaposition of Ballet Dancers Against Urban MexicoPhotographer Omar Robles has captured the…

<b>Breathtaking Images Capture the Beautiful Juxtaposition of Ballet Dancers Against Urban Mexico</b><p>Photographer <b>Omar Robles</b> has captured the majestic power of ballet dancers practising on the street of Mexico which has earned him a large fan base in Instagram.<p>The raw power of limbs being thrown into the air, delicate contortions of the body with a silent music as they practice set on a busy street and taken away from the stage makes the images seem that more intimate and the dancers more passionate. …

Photographers Drove Through Every State in the Northeast US to Photograph the Beauty of Autumn [[MORE]] Seattle-based photographer Michael Matti and his roommate decided to take a road trip throughout...

Photography

11 Savory Pies You Can Make in an Hour or Less

Raise your hand if you love pie. Us, too. So why shouldn’t you eat it for dinner? Here, 11 savory pies, tarts and galettes that come together in …

Art

Emotional And Expressive Photographs Showcased By The NYC Dance Project Fashion and beauty photographer Ken Browar and dancer and photographer Deborah Ory are the founders of the NYC Dance Project...