Omar Faruk

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Why the Dalai Lama Thinks It's OK to Be Self-Centered

The Dalai Lama does not propagate ego, and he even called Putin self-centered. But in a recent interview with ABC’s Dan Harris, he said it is okay to …

Becoming Intuitive, and the Power of Trusting Your Gut

Q<p>How did you know you had this ability?<p>A<p>When I was young, I would often have an inkling or gut feeling about something and it would come true. At …

Spirituality

Texting and Email Won't Help Your Depression — People Need In-Person Visits

Our phones are constantly nagging us to keep up with dozens of connections at once, with texts and notifications from loved ones and distant …

Here's How 10 People Visualize Their Depression

"Depression feels like a two-sided world."<p>For me depression used to feel like a two-sided world. A world with a light side full of sunlight, flowers, grass, and a bright blue sky. And a dark side with barren, cracked land, dark gloomy skies, thick air that was hard to breathe in, and nothingness. I …

4 Things People Who Love Themselves DON'T Do (And 7 Things They Always Do)

Thirty-one years ago, I discovered that learning to love myself was the secret to emotional healing, as well as to joy, inner fullness and …

Who Are We? What Do We Americans Truly Value?

Too much and for too long, we seem to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our Gross National Product, now is over $800 billion dollars a year... if we judge the United States of America by that... Gross National Product counts air …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

UN report urges action over rising CO2

<b>The level of greenhouse gases is rising rapidly and far greater global efforts are needed to tackle the issue, a leaked UN report has warned.</b><p>The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says hugely expensive technology will be needed if the current situation continues.<p>It says CO2 …

UN climate report urges quicker switch to low-carbon global economy

Delaying action on global warming will only increase the costs and reduce the options for dealing with its worst effects, according to a draft report by UN experts.<p>The final draft of the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says global warming will continue to increase unless …

US Army colonel: world is sleepwalking to a global energy crisis | Nafeez Ahmed

Senior figures from industry, military and politics explore risks of financial chaos, oil depletion and climate catastrophe<p>A conference sponsored by a US military official convened experts in Washington DC and London warning that continued dependence on fossil fuels puts the world at risk of an …

Study: Heavy Drinking Is Toxic To The Brains Of Men, But Not Those Of Women

One of the largest studies ever conducted on the long-term effects of alcohol consumption suggests that heavy drinking is linked to significant cognitive decline in middle-aged men. The brains of women, however, seem to be protected against this toxic effect for reasons that aren’t clear.<p>Cognitive …

War on smoking: More diseases linked to cigarettes

WASHINGTON — It's no secret that smoking causes lung cancer. But what about diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction? Fifty years into the war on smoking, scientists still are adding diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms — even as the government struggles to get more people to …

What Hitchens got wrong: Abolishing religion won’t fix anything

Hitchens believed atheism would end world conflict. But the world’s wars are about politics, not religion<p>Religion has once again become the “opiate of the people.” But this time, instead of seducing the proletariat into accepting its position in a capitalist society, it lulls atheists into …