Kårmël Kùtïê DaCosta

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What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Two Amazing Benefits of Shea Butter for your Skin and Hair

Two benefits of shea butter for your skin and your hair.<p>Shea butter or karite butter is a solid fatty oil derived from the nuts of the karite trees …

Hair Care

11 Ways to Use Honey to Get More Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails

<b>1. Moisturizing Mask</b><p>Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it's retained it in the layers where it’s needed most for penetrating, long-lasting hydration.<p><b>Try it:</b> Spread one teaspoon raw honey on clean, dry skin, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. …

7 Ways To Use Coconut Oil In Your Beauty Routine Next Week

What can't this stuff do?<p>The editors here at HuffPost are constantly preaching about the benefits of coconut oil. We go through so many jars of the stuff, we should probably start growing coconut palms.<p>Whether you're already a coconut oil lover or you're just learning about this super ingredient, …

Skin Care

The High-Heel Hottie Effect: The Evolutionary Psychology of Women’s Shoes

On a trip to Italy a few years ago, my partner and I peered into the faraway distance at that famously angled phallus that is the Leaning Tower of …

Why Do Men Like Big Butts? Science May Have Found The Answer.

Evolutionary psychology is pretty much the trashy tabloid of the soft sciences. More often than not, it comes to conclusions like ovulation will make you racist or that beating the crap out of your wife is the natural order of things. That said, like trashy tabloids, it’s always fun to read …

31 Inspiring Quotes That Will Make You Love Yourself More

Why not decide to love yourself instead of being your harshest critics? These quotes will help you do that.

37 Brilliant Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success in Business, Career, and Life | Inc.com

We can all use a little inspiration every once in a while-especially when the obstacles in our lives are stacking up and we're not sure we can continue to rise to the challenge. That's exactly when we need a dose of inspiration to get us back on track and ready to take on the world.<p>Here are 37 …

Motivation

The power of music and happiness

Studies have shown children who listen to Mozart 15 minutes before a test, perform better than those who listen to relaxation music. Music may bring …

Happiness

3 Reasons for Syllabically Ambiguous Words

Do you say car-a-mel or car-mel? Is your “fire” closer to fah-yer or fayr? There is a group of words in English that can be pronounced with two …

An exciting discovery about boredom

Boredom is a lot more interesting than scientists had thought.<p>A new study of students in Germany reveals that there are five distinct types of boredom. That’s one more than researchers had expected.<p>What’s more, the newly discovered category — which they labeled “apathetic boredom” — was quite …

Psychology

Mindfulness Meditation Can Help Relieve Anxiety And Depression

People are increasingly turning to mindfulness mediation to manage health issues, and meditation classes are being offered through schools and hospitals.<p>But doctors have questioned whether this ancient Eastern practice really offers measurable health benefits. A fresh review of the evidence should …

Study: Reading a Novel Changes Your Brain

College students experienced heightened connectivity in their left temporal cortexes after reading fiction.<p>Scientists have proven in the past that reading stimulates many different parts of the brain. In a 2006 study, for example, research subjects read the words “perfume” and “coffee,” and the …

Do dogs feel shame? You may be surprised

You know the look — ears back, head cowered, eyes droopy. Fido has gone through the trash again and its face is riddled with guilt. But is it …

New York City

Why Do Our Best Ideas Come in the Shower?

You’re in the shower, mindlessly scrubbing your toes when—bam!—a prophetic thought pops into your head. Maybe you finally solve that glitch bugging …

What Beauty Looks Like, From Argentina to Vietnam

Esther Honig sent an untouched image to Photoshop designers around the world. She had one request: "Make me look beautiful."<p>It started with a self-portrait. Esther Honig sent a photograph of herself, lit simply and shot from the shoulders up, to a designer in Sri Lanka. She sent a simple request …

A Formula for Perfect Productivity: Work for 52 Minutes, Break for 17

Finally, social scientists suggest a precise time for mid-afternoon coffee runs.<p>Sometimes, productivity science seems like an organized conspiracy to justify laziness.<p>Clicking through photos of cute small animals at work? That's not silly procrastination, Hiroshima University researchers said. …

Is Religion Inherently Violent?

In her new book, Fields of Blood, Karen Armstrong argues against the idea that faith fuels wars.<p>"Piles of heads, hands, and feet were to be seen. It was necessary to pick one's way over the bodies of men and horses." This was how the historian Raymond of Aguilers described Jerusalem in 1099, as he …

Health Tip: Find Purpose in Life

The growing science on how a body imbued with meaning becomes physically healthier<p>There are a handful of junctures in life when a person’s sense of purpose is prone to twinkle and fade. In unemployment or professional stagnation; in financial or romantic straits, or after the death of a loved one; …

The Science of Superstition

No one is immune to magical thinking.<p>A visitor once asked the Nobel Prize–winning physicist Niels Bohr whether he really believed that the horseshoe he’d hung at his country home was lucky. “Of course not,” Bohr said. “But I understand it’s lucky whether you believe in it or not.”<p>If Bohr couldn’t …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

If we envy others, we smirk when they suffer - Futurity

People are less empathetic to others when they envy them and sometimes even delight in their suffering, new research shows.

College & University

The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

For the past half-century, sleep researcher <b>Rosalind D. Cartwright</b> has produced some of the most compelling and influential work in the field, enlisting modern science in revising and expanding the theories of Jung and Freud about the role of sleep and dreams in our lives. In <b>The Twenty-four Hour</b> …

The Science of “Intuition”

The power and fruitfulness of intuition has had innumerable and celebrated champions — from Einstein, Anne Lamott, and Steve Jobs to some of history’s greatest scientists and philosophers. But what, exactly, lies behind this amorphous phenomenon we call “intuition”? That’s precisely what CUNY …

Traumatic incident can skew people's perceptions for years, researchers find

Passengers on Air Transat flight 236 that almost crashed paid more attention to words such as 'runway' than control group<p>Tests on passengers who escaped death when their plane ran out of fuel over the Atlantic have shown how a single traumatic incident can skew people's perceptions for years after …

Are We Happier When We Have More Options?

<i>Part 5 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Misconceptions.<p><b>About Barry Schwartz's TEDTalk</b><p>Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.<p><b>About Barry</b> …

The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth

<i>“Any sequence of mental action which has been frequently repeated tends to perpetuate itself,”</i> William James wrote in his influential meditation on habit, <i>”so that we find ourselves automatically prompted to think, feel, or do what we have been before accustomed to think, feel, or do, under like</i> …

The Science of Lucid Dreaming and How to Learn to Control Your Dreams, Animated

As if the science of sleep and the emotional function of dreaming weren’t fascinating enough in and of themselves, things get even more bewildering when it comes to lucid dreaming — a dream state in which you’re able to manipulate the plot of the dream and your experience in it. But how, exactly, …

The Science of Procrastination and How to Manage It, Animated

From AsapSCIENCE — who have previously brought us the scientific cure for hangovers, the neurobiology of orgasms, and how music enchants the brain — comes this illustrated explication of the science of procrastination and how to manage it, a fine addition to these five perspectives on …

How Our Minds Mislead Us: The Marvels and Flaws of Our Intuition

Every year, intellectual impresario and <i>Edge</i> editor <b>John Brockman</b> summons some of our era’s greatest thinkers and unleashes them on one provocative question, whether it’s the single most elegant theory of how the world works or the best way to enhance our cognitive toolkit. This year, he sets out on …