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Reality is just part of our evolution: The wild new theory that tests our understanding of the physical world

A University of California cognitive scientist believes we learned to see things as they are as a means of survival<p>One of the deepest problems in epistemology is how we know the nature of reality. Over the millennia philosophers have offered many theories, from solipsism (only one's mind is known …

InterAct

Kindness Experts: Kindness, Mindfulness & Meditation

<i>In honor of WHO’s World Mental Health Day, we’re bringing you this guest post by one of our “kindness experts”, Melbourne-based clinical psychologist</i> …

Mindfulness

Guns killed more Americans in 12 years than AIDS, war, and illegal drug overdoses combined

50 people were killed at a shooting at the Pulse gay bar in Orlando, Florida. It's a shocking number — the largest mass shooting in American history. It's also part of a rolling national tragedy: roughly 33,000 Americans every year are killed with firearms (homicides, suicides, and accidents).<p>In …

Guns

Your Survival Instinct is Killing You: Retrain Your Brain to Conquer Fear & Build Resilience

Despite our our access to instant gratification, despite our country’s abundance of conveniences, many of us walk around in an elevated state of …

Frequently Asked Questions on Genetics & Mental Illness

Can you inherit mental illness?<p>The causes of mental illness are complex and not completely understood. They involve an interplay of genes and …

What is Imagery

Imagery is a flow of thoughts you can see, hear, feel, smell, or taste. Throughout this program, you will see these three terms: imagery; guided …

The Gut-Stress Connection

We’ve all heard that stress can make you physically sick, and the mounting evidence yielded by reputable scientific studies continues to reinforce …

This concept from Zen Buddhism will help you let go of beliefs that are holding you back

A buddhist statue. Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri<p>I played baseball for 17 years of my life. During that time, I had many different coaches and I began to notice repeating patterns among them. <br>Coaches tend to come up through a certain system. New coaches will often land their first job as an assistant …

Self-improvement

A View From a Lake: Buddha, Mind & Future

It is rare to read manuscript that cuts through expectation and forces the calibrated critical eye to step aside. But that is precisely what Neil …

Computer Science

With Enlitic, a veteran data scientist plans to fight disease using deep learning

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Praisaeng/Shuterstock<p>It was about a year ago when I realized, perhaps for the first time, just how prevalent deep …

With this new $10 antenna, you have no excuse not to try over-the-air TV

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Would-be cord cutters, take notice: Antenna maker ChannelMaster just introduced a new over-the-air TV indoor antenna called …

23 Tips To Feel & Look Great When You Travel

There’s an art to traveling ... and an even finer art in feeling and looking great while doing so. Traveling often leaves us feeling (and looking) …

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

Beaches