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Everyone needs to up their game if Blue Jays are to advance: Griffin | The Star

A cliche during Major League Baseball’s regular season is when managers preach patience: “It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon.”<p>But in a five-game …

Exclusive! Christine and the Queens Premiere Their New Video for “Paradis Perdus”

What do electro-pop act Christine and the Queens and fashion darling Simon Porte Jacquemus have in common? Both are French sensations taking to the world stage with grace and apparent ease. Both subvert tradition in the most contemporary of ways—what even <i>is</i> the gender binary?—and make it look …

Why YA fiction is a dark mirror reflecting our own real lives

Photograph: PR<p>AJ Steiger: Books can unite, but they can also divide. Do you like or dislike Twilight? Whatever your answer, your peers have now labelled and categorised …

Why reading YA novels is for everyone

When the summer before college ended with a flurry of falling leaves, I knew it was time to retire my copies of <i>Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire</i> …

How do Unschoolers Turn Out?

Gray found that the results did correlate closely with his more thorough studies of alumni from the Sudbury Valley School (a democratic school in …

While old Indigenous languages disappear, new ones evolve

By now we know that traditional Indigenous languages are losing speakers rapidly and tragically. Of the 250 languages once spoken in Australia, only …

Language

Countries as Named in Their Own Languages

Countries are called by different names depending on who’s doing the calling. Is it <i>The United States of America</i> or <i>Les États-Unis</i>? <i>Deutschland</i> or …

Pop Culture

Why We Revel In Others' 'Humiliation'

Every office, every family and every neighborhood has a gossip — someone who will readily share whispers about a neighbor's transgressions or a colleague's peccadillos.<p>And while most of us fear becoming the subject of an embarrassing story ourselves, we also get a guilty thrill listening to those …

The Social Psychology of the Selfie

The "selfie." I kind of cringe every time I hear that word, imagining Myspace-style angles, duck faces, peace signs and dirty mirrors. I'm not alone …

Color Psychology: Does It Affect How You Feel?

Do you feel anxious in a yellow room? Does the color blue make you feel calm and relaxed? Artists and interior designers have long believed that …

Psychopathy: A Cultural Reality?

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>Stalin, Draper, Caulfield, Salander. No, it's not the latest name of Mad Men's pivotal ad agency. It's part of a list of people one could classify as psychopaths.<p>"Strange answers to the …

The Secret Power Of Introverts

If you had to guess, what would you say investor Warren Buffett and civil rights activist Rosa Parks had in common? How about Charles Darwin, Al Gore, J.K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and Google’s Larry Page? They are icons. They are leaders. And they are introverts.<p>Despite the …

Why You Can't Stop Checking Your Facebook Profile

0<p>SHARES<p>How often do you check out your Facebook profile? If considering that question makes you blush—or raises the uncomfortable notion that you’re …

The 'New' Benefits Of Mindfulness: Improved Memory, Focus, And GRE Scores

Paying attention may be one of the most fundamental and important cognitive abilities we have. It’s too bad, then, that many of us are so bad at it. It’s not only our outer distractions that get the better of us – email, texts, Twitter – but even worse can be the internal ones: Mind-wandering is a …

Brand Strategy And Jung's Archetypes

Archetypes in product branding are nothing new. The Jungian-based psychology behind the use of archetypes began in earnest shortly after World War …

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …

Philosophize This!: The Popular, Entertaining Philosophy Podcast from an Unconventional Teacher

Podcasting has treated few fields of human inquiry as well as it has philosophy. You'll already know that if you've subscribed to the philosophy …

'Action Philosophers': Two Millennia of Philosophy in Comic Form

<i>A comic book brings philosophy to eye-popping, exquisitely drawn life.</i><p>Evil Twin Comics<p>A Poetic Antidote to City Life<br>• Affection, In Cartoon Form<br>• Animated Primers on Religions<p>Graphic nonfiction has established itself as a storytelling medium for educational entertainment and entertaining education, …

The Truth Is, Philosophy Rules Your World

If philosophy's main goal is to figure out what makes life worth living, it is also, by extension, a preparation for dying. Plato knew this and took it to heart. And now we can listen to him again, and learn something useful. The man who gave us philosophy as we know it is back, walking among us, …

John Searle - Dualism & Rene Descartes Legacy on the Philosophy of Mind

What is Real? (Plato's Allegory of the Cave) - 8-Bit Philosophy

Leo Tolstoy on Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World

Shortly after turning fifty, <b>Leo Tolstoy</b> (September 9, 1828–November 10, 1910) succumbed to a profound spiritual crisis. With his greatest works behind him, he found his sense of purpose dwindling as his celebrity and public acclaim billowed, sinking into a state of deep depression and melancholia …

Lie Like A Lady: The Profoundly Weird, Gender-Specific Roots Of The Turing Test

By now, you may have heard that the Turing Test, that hallowed old test of machine intelligence proposed by pioneering mathematician Alan Turing in 1950, has been passed. In a contest held this past weekend, a chatbot posing as a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy fooled a third of its human judges into …

A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.14.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>It’s a question that’s perplexed …

Philosophy You Can Use: The Ancient, Practical Wisdom in Stoic Thinking

When most people think of "philosophy," their eyes glaze over. It's the last thing they want, let alone something they need.<p>But this, as you already know, is silly and naive.<p>Philosophy is not just about talking or lecturing, or even reading long, dense books. In fact, it is something men and women …

A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus on Our Search for Meaning and Why Happiness Is Our Moral Obligation

<i>“To decide whether life is worth living is to answer the fundamental question of philosophy,”</i> <b>Albert Camus</b> (November 7, 1913–January 4, 1960) wrote in his 119-page philosophical essay <i>The Myth of Sisyphus</i> in 1942. <i>“Everything else … is child’s play; we must first of all answer the question.”</i> One of …