Nicole Potter

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Can We Change The Past?

Who has no regrets about things done in the past? Wouldn't it be nice if, somehow, we could go back to tweak a couple of bad decisions?<p>This sounds (and as we will see, <i>is,</i> to a certain extent) like science fiction.<p>The laws of physics prohibit traveling backwards in time for many reasons. If we did …

Quantum Mechanics

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

Spirituality

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP - Riveted

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. For some reason, I never wanted to pick up a book set …

Books

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (In Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your resume won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and resume is necessary to get you to the next …

How Breathing Calms Your Brain, And Other Science-Based Benefits Of Controlled Breathing

The science of breathing stands on quite ancient foundations. Centuries of wisdom instructs us to pay closer attention to our breathing, the most basic of things we do each day. And yet, maybe because breathing is so basic, it’s also easy to ignore. A brief review of the latest science on breathing …

The Brain

17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Science Fiction

How Michelle Douglas broke down the Canadian military’s LGBT walls

The order to Michelle Douglas from her superior officer came as a surprise. There is a case we have to investigate in Ottawa, he told her. We're leaving right now.<p>But as they approached Toronto Pearson International Airport, the car turned into a hotel parking lot. "I knew immediately what was …

Monsanto's 'Jaw-Dropping' Deception Exposed in 'Whitewash'

By Stacy Malkan<p>Carey Gillam's new book is available now from Island Press: Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of …

Women in Science

There's a Link Between Chronic Migraines And This Common Jaw Disorder

Here's what you need to know.<p>People who get chronic migraines might not think there's anything worse than the debilitating attacks – but it turns out …

1 Girl Made a Short Film About a World Where Gender Roles Are Reversed – Can We Give It an Oscar Now?

Ella Fields, a 14-year-old from California, went above and beyond when she was assigned a video project last year while attending Cinematic Arts Academy at Millikan Middle School in Los Angeles. The high school freshman tackled a topic that's been controversial lately: gender norms.<p>Fields's short …

How to spot the massive asteroid passing by Earth right now

Its name is Florence, and it's basically a mountain speeding through space. Here's how to catch it as it zips by as close as it will come in our lifetimes.<p>A mountain-sized asteroid named Florence is passing closer by Earth this week than it will for the next 400 years. While the space rock poses no …

A British doctor has found a way to 'talk' to patients who are in a vegetative state

A British neuroscientist is making awe-inspiring medical breakthroughs by communicating with people who are in a vegetative state.<p>Dr Adrian Owen has …

The Brain

Why are the crucial questions about Hurricane Harvey not being asked?

This is a manmade climate-related disaster. To ignore this ensures our greatest challenge goes unanswered and helps push the world towards catastrophe<p>• Tropical storm Harvey – live updates<p>It is not only Donald Trump’s government that censors the discussion of climate change; it is the entire body …

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity

Get your subconscious working for you.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep." -- Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests. It controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, digestion, and all the vital processes and functions of your body. It knows the …

Creativity

Hummus Recipes

Hummus is a dip/spread that is made from chickpeas. In fact, hummus is the Arabic word for chickpea. You may notice that many hummus recipes call for …

Healthy Eating

This Zen story reveals an important truth about life that will help you get your shit together

No matter who you are or what your circumstances in life, we all encounter tough times.<p>Even the first noble truth of Buddhism says that suffering is …

Is This How Discrimination Ends?

Trainings and workshops geared toward eliminating people’s hidden prejudices are all the rage—but many don’t work. Now the psychologist who made the case for "implicit bias" wants to cure it.<p>On a cloudy day in February, Will Cox pointed to a pair of news photos that prompted a room of University of …

Psychology

Signaling Emotional Changes in Story Characters

Signaling Emotional Changes in CharacterONE of the hallmarks of good writing in films and novels is that there are <b>emotional changes</b> to the characters …

Creative Writing

Writing Is A Muscle

Writing is a muscle. Smaller than a hamstring and slightly bigger than a bicep, and it needs to be exercised to get stronger. Think of your words as …

Writing

7 Tips for Writers from Margaret Atwood

Starting today, Hulu began airing an adaptation of one of Margaret Atwood’s most notable works, her 1985 novel <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>. The first three …

Creative Writing

'You terrify me': TED speakers duke it out over a plan to release massive amounts of chalk into the atmosphere

On Wednesday morning, computer theorist Danny Hillis got onstage and proposed a series of ideas for what he called a "thermostat to turn down the temperature of the earth."<p>Hillis, the founding partner of tech innovation company Applied Invention, rattled off a number of geoengineering concepts that …

Climate Change

The American Novel Since 1945: A Free Yale Course on Novels by Nabokov, Kerouac, Morrison, Pynchon & More

Taught by professor Amy Hungerford, <i>The American Novel Since 1945</i> offers an introduction to the fertile literary period that followed World War II. …

Literature

A History of Philosophy in 81 Video Lectures: From Ancient Greece to Modern Times

Above, you can watch 81 video lectures tracing the history of philosophy, moving from Ancient Greece to modern times. Arthur Holmes presented this …

Ancient Greece

Foundation, by Isaac Asimov

It is a truly daunting task to try and write a blog post about an utterly unique and undisputed classic of literature like Isaac Asimov’s <i>Foundation</i> …

Isaac Asimov

7 Morning Habits That Can Affect Your Entire Day

Your morning routine is like setting up a string of dominoes: You line everything up for success, but one false move can cause it all to come …

American Psychological Association