Benjamin Chua King Yew

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A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Consciousness

Stephen Hawking Was an Atheist. Here’s What He Said About God, Heaven and His Own Death

For more than 50 years, death was a poignant part of Stephen Hawking’s remarkable life.<p>The physicist, who died Wednesday at age 76, wasn’t expected …

Stephen Hawking

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Remarkably Important Lesson in Intelligence

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED Talk of all time is more than a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

A View on Japanese Daily Life through Street Photography

Geraldo Figueras catches daily life in Tokyo. His images are from cliches and they open a window on an unknown world. The photographer portrays some …

The 25 Greatest ’80s Movies

Click or tap to zoom into this image<p>This is an image <i>1</i> of 25<p>25. <i>Desperately Seeking Susan</i><p><b>25. Desperately Seeking Susan</b> (1985) Madonna in good movie …

7 Easy Ways to Make Yourself Instantly Happy

Whatever you decide, make sure it makes you happy.<p>We all want to find happiness, but with so many of us feeling overworked, overstressed, and overwhelmed, it's easier said than done.<p>But here's the good news: Seven little acts that can give you a daily does of happiness.<p><b>1. Expand your positive</b> …

The Very Strange—And Fascinating— Ideas Behind Quantum Computing

IBM has been working on a new quantum computer that can dominate the industry for decades to come. If that sounds incredible, wait till you hear the …

Quantum Computing

The Definition of Happiness Changes as You Age, According to Science

The definition of happiness shifts radically but predictably with age, research shows.<p>Type a simple search into Google and you will bombarded by tips on how to be happy. You could spend weeks if not years reading all that advice on boosting well being.<p>Many of these articles are valuable, but most …

Why Is It So Hard to Tell If Someone Likes You?

One of the most frustrating things about dating and relationships is trying to figure out whether a person has romantic feelings for you. People …

The Singular Fashion Sense of Punk Icon Kid Congo Powers

At the risk of sounding world-weary, I don’t get nervous before too many interviews these days. That all fell away, though, when I realized I would be meeting with Kid Congo Powers. He’s a bona fide legend of the L.A. punk scene (nay, rock on the whole), a man whose C.V. needs little introduction. …

If it No Longer Serves You or Makes You Happy, Let it Go

I recently lost my best friend... not in the way that is sounds (as in death) but lost them nonetheless. I have been on a personal growth journey for some time now, learning about myself and what I desire in life, how to go after it and what blocks I have mentally and emotionally that have been …

Positive Thinking

The Thing No One Tells You About Relationships

The other day one of my friends asked me why I never write or talk about my marriage publicly.<p>The answer was easy... Because it's SO private!<p>As a coach and teacher, I make a daily to choice to be vulnerable and share a lot of my personal life. But, I've always believed that my husband was an …

Relationships

Science says people decide these 13 things within seconds of meeting you

Within moments of meeting you, people decide all sorts of things about you, from status to intelligence to conscientiousness.<p>Career experts say it takes just <i>three seconds</i> for someone to determine whether they like you and want to do business with you.<p>Fortunately, you have some control over the way …

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