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Deepak Chopra: “I am pissed off by Richard Dawkins’ arrogance and his pretense of being a really good scientist. He is not”

The guru of inner peace says his battle with Richard Dawkins is fueled by anger over his arrogance and posturing<p>This is my time to ask Deepak Chopra some point-blank questions. I redirect the conversation to his finances, in particular. I want to know why it is that he so brazenly makes money off …

The cult novelist talks about mystery and music in his fiction - and why writers and critics don't rate him in his homeland<p>'Strange things happen in this world," Haruki Murakami says. "You don't know why, but they happen." It could be a guiding motto for all of his fiction, but he is talking …

In the 1950s a group of pioneering psychiatrists showed that hallucinogenic drugs had therapeutic potential, but the research was halted as part of the backlash against the hippy counterculture.<p>On 5th May, 1953, the novelist Aldous Huxley dissolved four-tenths of a gram of mescaline in a glass of …

Why Your Value Isn't Based on the Past, the Things You Do, or How People Treat You

I learned to hate myself in childhood.<p>I learned that I was the girl who was spit on in the hallways of the high school. I learned that others could write nasty things about me and paste them on my locker or in my schoolbooks or on the wall. I learned to be afraid to come home at night because my …

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

Scientists explain Jason Padgett’s rare syndrome, and examine the possibility that we all have dormant abilities<p>In his memoir, "Struck By Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel", excerpted by Salon, Jason Padgett explains how a brain injury radically altered how he sees the world …

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How To Stop Perfectionism From Running Your Life

In an interview between Oprah and Dr. Brené Brown, vulnerability researcher and storyteller, the following words were exchanged:<p>People who are walking around as perfectionists are ultimately afraid that the world is going to see them for who they really are and [that] they won’t measure up.<p>Though …

We All Have at Least Three Eyes—One Inside the Head

The pineal gland in the human brain has the structure of an eye. It has cells that act as light receptors, as the retina does. It has a structure …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

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Martin Scorsese names his scariest films of all time

Martin Scorsese has named his top 11 scary movies – and surprise, surprise, there's not a Hostel or Saw to be seen.<p>Instead the professorial director of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Shutter Island has come down firmly in favour of old-school black-and-white chillers, with Stanley Kubrick's The …

Seven Things I Wish I Had Known Before Getting Married

This month, my husband and I celebrated our twelfth wedding anniversary. A dozen years is both a long and a short time to be married, depending on …

Aromatherapy and its Role in our Well Being

We take the power of scent too lightly. To surround self or surroundings with scent, even demurely, has tremendous potential.<p>Aromatherapy can play a …

What Gaudí's Sagrada Familia Will Look Like in 2026

The <i>Sagrada Famlia</i>, a world-famous Catholic church in Barcelona designed by the late renowned architect Antoni Gaud, is set to finally complete construction in the year 2026 after over a century of work. Having first embarked on the ambitious architectural project in 1882, Gaud took his time …

Oprah's Favorite Instant Mood Boosters

<i>By Oprah Winfrey</i><p>Every morning when I open my curtains for that first look at the day, no matter what the day looks like -- raining, foggy, overcast, sunny -- my heart swells with gratitude. I get another chance. When you think about it, it's truly awesome: seven billion people finding their way in …

5 Types of Friends Every Man Needs | The Art of Manliness

Evolutionary biologist and author Robin Dunbar argues that the average human can sustain about 150 friendships. Now, that term is used quite loosely …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

7 Ways to Let Go and Watch Your Life Flourish

<i>By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.</i> -Lao Tzu<p>So …

Healthful Living May Lengthen Telomeres And Lifespans

As Heard On Morning Edition<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>Scientists claim they have evidence that explains why lifestyle changes known to be good for you — low-fat diets, exercise, reducing stress — can lengthen your life.<p>Based on a small, exploratory study, researchers say these good habits …

'Double whammy': Nursing shortage starts in the classroom

<i>Editor's note: This is the</i> <i>next</i> <i>installment</i> <i>in NBC's</i> <i>series "Quest for Care" exploring the shortage of health care providers as the Affordable Care Act rolls out.</i><p>Nurses may be the answer to some of the key health care and employment problems the U.S. is struggling with right now. They’re being tapped …

How to Say No | The Art of Manliness

We’ve talked a lot about the Nice Guy Syndrome here on AoM. You know the guy. Big time people pleaser, always puts others before himself, lets people …

Happiness Tips: 9 Simple Steps To Joy (PHOTOS)

<i>By Kate Lowenstein</i><p>A few years ago, Debbie Jankowski went hunting for a way to bring her life new joy. She found the solution in her bank account. "I had always been thrifty, but I decided it was time to spend money on things that would broaden my world," says Jankowski, who's based in …

5 Pieces of Star Wars Technology That Exist Right Now

In order to avoid disappointment later on, let's just get this out of the way right off the bat: No, science has not yet created the lightsaber …

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Why Millennials Are Ditching Cars And Redefining Ownership

<i>Part of a series of stories produced in collaboration with</i><i>Youth Radio</i><i>on the changing car culture in America.</i><p>You might think there's one place in America you absolutely need a car: Los Angeles. You'd be wrong.<p>"I have been in L.A. without a car for two years now," says Alyssa Rosenthal, a makeup …

Ways to improve your relationship

Getty Images<p><b>1. Get your adrenaline pumping</b> <br>Adrenaline is like an aphrodisiac in relationships, especially when you’ve been together for years. It’s …

Worms' Bright Blue Death Could Shed Light On Human Aging

Last year, researchers at University College London's Institute of Healthy Ageing were looking through their microscopes when they saw something amazing.<p>David Gems, professor of biogerentology, was part of the team looking for answers to big questions about human aging in small, squishy little …

Make a Habit of Happiness and Resiliency

One of the secrets to wiring our brain toward happiness is in the simple understanding that what we practice and repeat starts to become more …

10 Questions To Ask If You're Stressed

<i>By Martha Beck</i><p>Stress is ubiquitous. Every hour of the most ordinary day fairly bursts with tasks and pressures. But then there are occasions that broaden the very definition of stress. Like when you work so late you barely have time to get to your neighbor's baby shower, provided your GPS works, …

10 Of The Most Popular iOS Apps Are Free This Week

For the App Store’s fifth anniversary, Apple is offering 10 top-tier apps as free downloads for a limited time.<p>Ten top-tier iOS apps, which normally retail for up to $19.99 in the case of the DJing app Traktor DJ, are free to download this week as part of a mini-fire sale to celebrate the fifth …