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The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

How to make big money by saving receipts in 2018

My New Year’s resolution? Save every receipt in 2018.<p>That means receipts from every gas-station fill-up, grocery run and restaurant meal. And every other transaction that produces an itemized summary of what I bought.<p>No, I’m not trying to accumulate more clutter around my house. I already have …

Personal Finance

Fascism Runs in My American Family

The diehard Trump supporters aren't being fooled. The Moore voters aren't pinching their noses. A large portion of Americans actually agree with the …

Donald Trump

Google’s DeepMind achieves machine learning breakthroughs at a terrifying pace

It’s time to add “AI research” to the list of things that machines can do better than humans. Google’s Alpha Go, the computer that beat the world’s greatest human go player, just lost to a version of itself that’s never had a single human lesson.<p>Google is making progress in the field of machine …

A Better Way To Deal With The Negative Thoughts In Our Heads

If you’re familiar with contemporary definitions of mindfulness, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of not getting too attached to our thoughts, but letting them arise and subside of their own accord, like clouds. Our job is just to witness them, non-judgmentally, and let them fade …

Mindfulness

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Save America

There’s a reason some people laugh when I say that mindfulness meditation can save the United States—that it can dampen the political polarization …

Get To Know The Three Layers of Your Personality

While studying to become a certified Core Energetics Therapist, I was introduced to an insightful model that explained the three layers that make up …

Self-Criticism

I retired at 37 as a self-made millionaire — here's how I figured out exactly how much I needed to save

You see, last year I put down my 14-year-old cat because he was suffering from congestive heart failure, and then I quit a career that took 15 years to build and retired at 37 (while everyone was telling me I was nuts), and then a four-year relationship ended.<p>All those things happened in three …

Brad Pitt

How to Meditate Anywhere

We spoke to ABC anchor and journalist Dan Harris about how regular old humans (read: us) can use meditation to become a little less crazed.<p>Few people know stress management quite as well as ABC anchor and journalist Dan Harris (ABC News, Nightline, and Good Morning America), who, after an anxious, …

Meditation

The No.1 factor in happiness isn't wealth or popularity — but too many people overlook it at every turn

And no, it's not binge-watching Netflix either.<p>It's autonomy, the feeling that your life's activities and habits are self-chosen and self-endorsed. And when we have autonomy in our life, when we have the mentally exhilarating power of choice, we must spend it wisely.<p>But far too many counter the …

Happiness

Brilliant zero-energy air conditioner in India is beautiful and functional

New Delhi-based Ant Studio made a zero-electricity air conditioner to combat the brutally hot summers in India’s capital. Built for a DEKI …

India

Live Like You Could Lose Everything, but Know There's Nothing to Lose | Inc.com

For most people, the stakes simply aren't high enough.<p>There's not enough reason to get up early and work, get off Facebook, or get into shape.<p>Put most simply, most people don't have a compelling enough <i>why.</i> If they did, their whole life would be different. Life, apparently, isn't worth giving …

Fun-Da-Mental

3 ways to get rid of anger, according to neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Can Buddhist Practices Help Us Overcome The Biological Pull Of Dissatisfaction?

Are human beings hard-wired to be perpetually dissatisfied? Author Robert Wright, who teaches about the interface of evolutionary biology and religion, thinks so.<p>Wright points out that evolution rewards people for seeking out pleasure rather than pain, which helps ensure that human beings are …

Meditation

Does My Body Die If My Brain Teleports From Mars?

A toggle switch allows me to decide whether the ‘old me’ on Mars is preserved or destroyed after I teleport back home.<p>I am stranded on Mars. The fuel tanks on my return vessel ruptured, and no rescue team can possibly reach me before I run out of food. (And, unlike Matt Damon, I have no potatoes.) …

British Philosophy

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

We’ve all heard about the benefits of meditation <i>ad nauseam</i>. Those disciplined enough to practice regularly are rewarded with increased control over the brainwaves known as alpha rhythms, which leads to better focus and may help ease pain. In addition to calming the mind and body, meditation can …

Meditation

The neuroscience argument against “living in the present”

There are plenty of advice columns, self-help books, and loosely spiritual twenty-somethings devoted to extolling the virtues of living in the present. The advice is intended as an antidote to life spent scrolling absentmindedly through twitter or planning next weekend, while failing to appreciate …

Neurophilosophy

FilmLab app lets you scan and process film with your smartphone in a few seconds

No matter if you shoot film or digital, I’m sure you have at least a few rolls of film lying around the house. Our parents and their parents used …

Apps

How to get rich renting instead of buying a home

In an earlier post, I assessed home ownership from an investment perspective and found that homes are terrible investments that barely keep pace with inflation.<p>This poor investment, however, does force the average American to save the money they'd otherwise spend.<p>The result? The median net worth of …

Real Estate

The formula for winning at life is actually incredibly simple

Welcome, Player One, to a strategy guide for the game known as life.<p>As you’ve undoubtedly discovered, the game of life is often quite difficult. You will face unexpected challenges and long periods of frustration. You will often struggle with self-doubt, feel overwhelmed by helplessness and loss, …

Self-improvement

25 Powerful Quotes From Zen Buddhism That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Zen Buddhism is a profound philosophy that counters much of what we’re taught in the west.<p>In western society, we tend to think that we’ll find …

The new way to tell if you’ve saved enough for retirement

The standard measure of how well-prepared people are for retirement is very close to useless.<p>This gauge is called the replacement ratio. You're supposed to save enough money to generate annual income of about 70 per cent of what you grossed in your peak working years. Some experts say 50 per cent …

Retirement

50 Profound Buddha Quotes That Will Crack Your Idea of Reality Wide Open

If you want to see the best Buddha quotes in one place, then you’ll LOVE this post.<p>I’ve personally gone through hundreds of Buddha quotes to pick out …

Spirituality

28 Secrets For Shopping Online That Will Blow Your Mind

All the tips and tricks you need to get the best deals during your next online shopping spree.

10 Profound Quotes From a Zen Buddhist Master on the Secret of Reaching Enlightenment

Do you also find that Zen Buddhist thought holds some fascinating insights that are relevant to the modern age?<p>You don’t need to be a practicing …

Meditation

Buddhism is not a Religion. It's Something Much More. Here's Why

Buddhism is considered a religion, but for me it isn’t.<p>To be honest, I used to see it as just another religion, before I actually started delving …

25 Profound Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Rethink Life, Love and Happiness

The spiritual leader of Tibet and widely seen as the human embodiment of peace and love, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama is a powerful example to …

How to handle heartbreak, Buddhist style

<i>What’s the high-vibe way to deal with your lowest moments? Lodro Rinzler, the co-founder of MNDFL meditation studio in New York City, tackles that</i> …

Relationships