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Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

Let's Not Hug It Out With Our Dogs

We all love our dogs. But depending on how you show that love, you may be doing more harm than good, according to one expert.<p>Dr. Stanley Coren, a professor emeritus in psychology at the University of British Columbia, writes in a Psychology Today blog post that hugging a dog actually increases the …

Pets

14 top Interior trends you have to try in 2016 - Independent.ie

Across the board, it seems that collectively, interior designers and architects too are preferring a 'less is more' approach. Gone are all things …

Home Decorating

Is Buddhism paradoxical?

Buddhist literature is full of statements that sound paradoxical. In <i>Mahāyāna sūtras</i>, for instance, we repeatedly find claims of the form, “<i>x</i> is not <i>x</i>, …

Spirituality

The Philosophical Art Of Bringing The Dead Back To Life

<i>When I look back at the projects I pursued during my career, a certain pattern becomes evident. In several cases I was drawn to an idea, or a theory,</i> …

Nous

'Problems from head to tail': craze for pedigree pugs raises health concerns

Popularity of pugs and bulldogs leads experts to warn owners of breathing difficulties, skin problems and other disorders faced by the breeds<p>The growing popularity of dogs with extremely wide faces and short bodies, such as pugs and bulldogs, has prompted experts to warn owners of the health issues …

Pugs, for their own sake, should go out of fashion

I asked his owner if Paddy ever stopped panting, and the answer was immediate: only when he was asleep. His owner didn't seem surprised at this: she …

Pets

How Your Meditation Routine Is Altering Your DNA

Most people who meditate do it because it feels good or perhaps because they've heard it's good for their health. Many people, myself included, have …

Genetics

10-Step Qi Gong Meditation For Grounding – Evolve + Ascend

The following is called the One through Ten Meditation and is used to prepare for Qigong practice. It allows one to relax, sink and root the mind. …

Spirituality