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Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

40 Thought-Provoking Quotes to Get You Motivated

Meteorites

The death of the artist—and the birth of the creative entrepreneur

Pronounce the word <i>artist</i>, to conjure up the image of a solitary genius. A sacred aura still attaches to the word, a sense of one in contact with the numinous. “He’s an <i>artist</i>,” we’ll say in tones of reverence about an actor or musician or director. “A true artist,” we’ll solemnly proclaim our …

Creativity

This Is How We Date Now

We don’t commit now. We don’t see the point. They’ve always said there are so many fish in the sea, but never before has that sea of fish been right …

Satirical Illustrations Of Today’s Problems Drawn 1950s Style

Celebrated British illustrator and visual artist John Holcroft (whose work has been featured by the BBC, The Guardian and Reader's Digest) has …

The horror of Supertrain almost brought down a network

<i>Some TV shows never even make it past the first season. Maybe a series lacked the ratings to match its artistic accomplishments, or maybe it</i> …

How to Be Successful in Your Twenties | The Art of Manliness

<b>At age 20:</b> Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and cofounded Microsoft, and Sir Isaac Newton began developing a new branch of mathematics.<p><b>At age 21:</b> …

Top art exhibitions in London

250th Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts<p>Get up close to more than 1,300 contemporary artworks with the <b>Royal Academy of Arts</b>' 250th Summer …

Art

Getting Unstuck: Work Through Fear and Change Your Life

<b>“When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>We’ve all been there. Feeling stuck is …

The new GE: Google, everywhere

AT GOOGLE they call it the toothbrush test. Shortly after returning to being the firm’s chief executive in 2011, Larry Page said he wanted it to …

Apple Explores Mood-Activated Mobile Ad Delivery System

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13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

5 Tips to Help You Take Action to Overcome Your Fear

<b>“Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.” ~W. Clement Stone</b><p>I made it all the way to my thirtieth birthday without learning how to drive. …

Motivation

Establishing the philosophy of cosmology

"We live in a golden age of cosmology," says Jeremy Butterfield, a philosopher of physics from the University of Cambridge. Since the mid 20th …

Quantum Mechanics

The Science and Philosophy of Friendship: Lessons from Aristotle on the Art of Connection

<i>“A principal fruit of friendship,”</i> Francis Bacon wrote in his timeless meditation on the subject, <i>“is the ease and discharge of the fulness and swellings of the heart, which passions of all kinds do cause and induce.”</i> For Thoreau, friendship was one of life’s great rewards. But in today’s cultural …

Would You Kill the Fat Man? And Other Conundrums

It’s one of philosophy’s thorniest questions—the trolley problem—and a new book explores its interesting history, the many answers to it, and what it …

Is God Dying?

The decline of religion and the rise of the “nones”<p>Since the early 20th century, with the rise of mass secular education and the diffusion of …

Environment: News & features

How Simple Mini Habits Can Change Your Life

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>It was late 2012, just after Christmas, …

Will Power

The philosophy shortlist: Our top 10 articles

You have now reached your limit of 3 free articles in the last 30 days.<br>But don't worry! You can get another 7 articles absolutely free, simply by …

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17 Of The Creepiest Things Kids Have Ever Told Their Parents

One Redditor asked the mommies and daddies of Reddit a question: What is the creepiest thing your child has ever said to you? The thread was met with …

Artist Turns Her Small Studio Room Into Surreal Dreamscapes Without Using Photoshop

Young Korean artist Jee Young Lee recently presented her beautiful, surrealistic and Photoshop-free photography exhibition named “Stage of Mind”. The …

The Pacific Barreleye Fish and Its Weird See-Through Head

The Pacific Barreleye fish gets its name from large eyes that are literally shaped like barrels, topped with beautiful green lenses. Also known as …

The Evolution of Bitchiness

Women engage in indirect aggression and slut-shaming, even in clinical research studies. Why?<p>One day in Ontario, 86 straight women were paired off into groups of two—either with a friend or a stranger—and taken to a lab at McMaster University. There, a researcher told them they were about to take …

Eerie Photos Reveal A New Kind Of Loneliness In The Digital Age

The age of social media has introduced the world to a new and ever more nebulous communication practice. No longer do we need to speak, listen or see another human being, we can simply bask in the inviting light of a computer screen, connecting to others through the use of man's digital best friend …

Does ESP Exist? 11 Premonitions That Came True

Though some psychologists and natural scientists remain skeptical, many agree telepathic abilities and related phenomena exist.<p>Chris Carter, an …