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Kantian Ethics in a Nutshell: The Moral Philosophy of Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is, by common consent, one of the most profound and original philosophers who ever lived. He is equally well known for his …

Philosophy

What Happens After Death? New Theory Suggests Consciousness Moves To Another Universe?

A book titled “<i>Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe</i>“ has stirred up the internet, because …

Evil

These Brain Foods Have Been Found to Increase Your Focus, Help You Think More Clearly, and Give You a Longer Life

Eat walnuts, sardines, and salmon, and you're off to a fast start.<p>While drinking coffee is a necessary cultural norm that keeps us alert and productive throughout the day, a daily caffeinated fix can have spiraling effects that wreak havoc on the body.<p>Before lighting your torches and starting …

Evolve + Ascend

The theory of reincarnation, which has its roots in ancient Hindu philosophy, influenced many a great Western mind.<p>Here are some eye-opening thoughts …

20 Notoriously Underrated Writers You Should Be Reading

What makes an author underrated? Well, there’s an argument to be made that most literary writers are—by virtue of the fact that these days they are …

Alzheimer’s disease: why insulin is a new suspect

Johnson and Johnson recently announced that it was halting a clinical trial for a new Alzheimer’s drug after safety issues emerged. This latest …

The Best Grilled Ribs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together brown sugar, salt, paprika, garlic powder, dry mustard, and pepper in a small bowl.<p>Step 2<p>Rub ribs with olive oil, …

What do the Stoic Virtues Mean?

The Stoics often refer to the four cardinal virtues of Greek philosophy: <i>prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance</i>. (Or if you prefer: wisdom, …

Marilynne Robinson: Can science solve life's mysteries?

It will be a great day in the history of science if we sometime discover a damp shadow elsewhere in the universe where a fungus has sprouted. The mere fossil trace of life in its simplest form would be the crowning achievement of generations of brilliant and diligent labour. And here we are, a …

A name for grief that goes on and on

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stephanie Muldberg felt like she would be sad forever. She felt isolated and preferred to sit alone at home, overcome with waves of emotion -- anger, guilt and bitterness.<p>Muldberg's 13-year-old son, Eric, died of cancer in their home in New Jersey in 2004. For years after his death, Eric …

Did the dying Stephen Hawking really mean to strengthen the case for God? | Philip Goff

In his final paper on the multiverse hypothesis, the world’s best-known atheist made a supernatural creator more plausible<p>Scientists have discovered a surprising fact about our universe in the past 40 years: against incredible odds, the numbers in basic physics are exactly as they need to be to …

Physics

Mindfulness could help to stave off dementia, research suggests

Mindfulness and meditation could stave off dementia, research suggests. Analysis of research involving 30,000 people found that those who suffered moderate to severe anxiety in mid-life were more likely to develop dementia years later.<p>Researchers said responses to stress may speed up brain cell …

Reincarnation and Karma: How It All Works

Do we only live once? It all depends on one's perspective. If you think we're nothing but chemicals with no soul, then yes, it is the end. If you believe in only one life and then it's heaven or hell, then no. It's especially not the end if you happen to believe in reincarnation. Reincarnation …

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Geno<p>Summary<p>1.2<p>one of 2 snps relevant to classifying APOE genotype<p>>3x increased risk for Alzheimer's; 1.4x increased risk for heart …

Alzheimer's Disease

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New Test Makes It Easy to Learn Your APOE Status, But Should You? | Cognitive Vitality | Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

Last week, the personal genetics company 23andMe announced that it received FDA approval to offer genetic information for 10 health risks (after …

Dementia

Aging lessons: The things that let you thrive in old age are easier than you think

By Debra Bruno<p>In good weather, Sylvia Lask logs thousands of steps a day on her Fitbit as she pushes down New York City sidewalks with her walker. As frequently as once a week, she heads to Albany, walker and all, to lobby state government officials about mental-health issues.<p>Florence Lee drives in …

New York City

When do you know you're old enough to die? Barbara Ehrenreich has some answers

With her latest book, Natural Causes, Barbara Ehrenreich notes that there’s an age at which death no longer requires much explanation<p>Four years ago, Barbara Ehrenreich, 76, reached the realisation that she was old enough to die. Not that the author, journalist and political activist was sick; she …

Health

An ancient philosopher's advice for a fulfilled life, even in dark times

Few who knew Epictetus would have considered him lucky.<p>He was born a slave 2,000 years ago. He lived and died in poverty. He was permanently crippled from a broken leg given to him by his master.<p>They’re not necessarily a list of circumstances that you would wish on anyone you cared about even …

Self-improvement

Dokkōdō: The Path Of Aloneness

What Miyamoto Musashi wanted you to know before he died.

Spirituality

What Is Stoicism? A Simple Definition 10 Stoic Core Principles

Stoicism or Stoic Philosophy… sounds boring and daunting and like the last thing anyone would want to learn about.<p>A few years back I would have gone …

100 Things I Learned in 10 Years and 100 Reads of Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations

<i>This post was originally published on RyanHoliday.net.</i><p>Almost exactly ten years ago, I bought the <i>Meditations</i> of Marcus Aurelius on Amazon. Amazon …

It's not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?<p>As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, …

Neuroscience

Elena Ferrante: ‘My belief in some kind of beyond, acquired during childhood, has faded’

The idea of death itself seems increasingly pallid. What is terrifying, instead, is the end of enjoyable life, of a full life<p>More and more often I hear my friends say: it’s not death that scares me but illness. And I, too, repeat the phrase. When I try to unpack it to understand it a little better, …

The Conversation: In-depth analysis, research, news and ideas from leading academics and researchers.

Genetic modification rules now cover gene edited crops but exclude plants bred traditionally with the same properties.<p>Brontëk is a rare work that …

Albert Einstein

Quick Dinners Archives

10 Smoothie Recipes That Won’t Pack On the Pounds

We love smoothies, but if you expect us to be all “strawberries-and-kale this” and “blueberries-and-bananas that,” stop expecting. Instead, ready your blender and grab a bendy straw. From mojitos to Almond Joys, we’re taking you on a nutritious tour of smoothies that we swear are actually good for …