Shaun Groves

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Turns out the best sex actually doesn’t come from hot-blooded passion

Spontaneous sex—clandestine encounters, afternoon delights, and one-night stands—is fantastic. But more often than not, the mind-boggling orgasms of this kind of sex are a myth you read about in magazines.<p>The alternative, planned sex, doesn’t sound particularly exciting. Sending a calendar invite …

Personality

What's going on with Donald Trump? Psychologist explains the president’s lies, reversals

Trump's lies and reversals are not due to mental illness but because he reacts to people and situations in the moment, with no thought of future or past.<p>When I saw CNN’s Jake Tapper suddenly blurt out, “What the hell is going on?” in an online video the other day, I thought I’d better speak up.<p>Like …

Donald Trump

11 Rules for Critical Thinking

• All beliefs in whatever realm are theories at some level. (Stephen Schneider)<br>• Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. …

Critical Thinking

Evidence Mounts That Germs May Cause Alzheimer's

In the end it will be microbes—bacteria, viruses and fungus—found to be at the root of all disease and aging, and specifically Alzheimer’s, contends geneticist Dr. Rudolph “Rudy” Emile Tanzi.<p>“The two biggest threats to healthy aging have had to do with dealing with infection,” said Tanzi, who …

Dementia

40 Ways White People Say ‘White People’ Without Actually Saying ‘White People’

<b>1.</b> Americans<p><b>2.</b> Real Americans<p><b>3.</b> Middle America<p><b>4.</b> Working-class Americans<p><b>5.</b> Patriots<p><b>6.</b> Europeans<p><b>7.</b> Southerners<p><b>8.</b> Midwesterners<p><b>9.</b> Millennials<p><b>10.</b> …

10 Things You Should Know about Christian Ethics

<i>This sponsored post by Wayne Grudem is correlated with the release of his new book Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning, in</i> …

We may have answered the Fermi Paradox: We are alone in the universe

Alien life should be everywhere. The sheer abundance of stars in the universe (the number far outstrips the total number of grains of sand on every beach on Earth) suggests that, somewhere, an intelligent lifeform should be warming itself on a distant planet. Even if life evolves rarely, ET should …

Universe

Warren Buffett Says These Simple Habits That Most of Us Ignore Separate Successful People From Everyone Else

The Oracle of Omaha wants you to succeed with these simple habits that even a 14-year-old could pull off.<p>Sometimes, I just have to shake my head at Warren Buffett's wisdom. Is it earth-shattering? Hardly.<p>At 87 years young, he keeps imparting on us the simplest advice that has made him a success …

What does running do to your brain?

Research from Sweden shows how running can defuse at least one important biological stress pathway<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect on your state of mind. It is an intuitive idea that …

West Michigan

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease

Two common herpes viruses appear to play a role in Alzheimer's disease.<p>The viruses, best known for causing a distinctive skin rash in young children, are abundant in brain tissue from people with Alzheimer's, a team of scientists reports Thursday in <i>Neuron.</i> The team also found evidence that the …

Dementia

It's Time to Rethink School Schedules, Report Says

Much of a teacher's day is devoted to instruction, with precious little time set aside for collaborating with colleagues, planning lessons or …

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Pascal

Move Over Pixels, Scientists Are 3D Printing With 'Voxels' And The Results Are Breathtaking

In many areas of research, scientists need to analyze three dimensional data in a variety of forms, such as medical brain scans, the structures of cells and molecules, geological features on our own planet and others, or the hearts of exploding stars.<p>The ability to visually analyze most 3D data …

Breakthroughs

Pope Francis says exploiting women is a 'sin against God'

Vatican City, Jun 15, 2018 / 07:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily homily Friday, Pope Francis issued a scathing critique of the ways in which …

The Future Of Everything That Matters In Digital Marketing

When <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i> first had the audacity to create a magazine and event series called <i>The Future of Everything</i>, I had to stop myself from rolling my eyes. But then my curiosity got the best of me and I started reading about everything from the problems with fully autonomous vehicles to the …

Digital Marketing

Tom Brady Explains How Patriots Handled Anthem Protests in Oprah Interview

Tom Brady has offered an inside perspective on what was going in the New England Patriots' locker room last season when discussion of protests during the national anthem were at their peak.<p>In an interview with Oprah, the three-time NFL MVP said the Patriots had "good, healthy conversations" about …

Why Trump Voters Supported Trump

<b>THE GREAT REVOLT</b> <b><br>Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics</b><br>By Salena Zito and Brad Todd<br>309 pp. Crown Forum. $28.<p>Long before he decided to vote for Donald Trump, Jonathan Kochie, a bar owner in Luzerne County, Pa., worried about his country turning from the American traditions of hard …

When the US government snatches children, it's biblical to resist the law | Daniel José Camacho

There is no divine mandate requiring us to accept an unjust policy or law. You wouldn’t know that by listening to the Trump administration<p>While sitting in an Alabama jail, Martin Luther King Jr began writing a letter about the moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. He invoked the legal maxim …

GPAs don’t really show what students learned. Here’s why.

By Tom Solomon<p>Adam Piggott<p>Society has an unhealthy infatuation with grade point averages.<p>The three-digit number purports to represent the sum of a student’s academic accomplishments in a supposedly uniform fashion.<p>Our reliance on it is reinforced in its use for awarding certain honors (such as cum …

This Is Why The Bible Was Important In Medieval Politics

In contemporary politics, biblical verses are sometimes used to mobilize supporters or to support policy decisions. Most recently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited Romans 13 to justify this administration’s policy of separating the children of asylum seekers from their parents. Later that same …

The Stunning Artworks of “Needle Man”, the World’s Only Sewing Machine Painter

Arun Kumar Bajaj has a very unusual skill – he can paint with a sewing machine. Technically, it’s embroidering, not painting, but his artworks are so …

The tough pre-college talk I wish my parents had initiated

Before I went to college four years ago, my parents and I had a “work hard in class” talk and a “safe partying” talk. But we didn’t discuss what to do if stress morphed into anxiety or depression. We should have.<p>Instead, that summer almost every conversation I had with an adult included some …

Mental Health

Science Has Good News for Dads Who Ditch Stereotypes

'Fathers continue to navigate changing social expectations.'<p>While the workload between heterosexual parents is not spread evenly, polling shows that …

Science Says This Is the Best Way to Motivate Other People to Change Their Behavior

You can't force people to change but you can influence them.<p>Whether you want an employee to participate more in meetings, or you want your spouse to pitch in more around the house, you can't force someone to change their behavior.<p>You can, however, have a strong influence over another individual. …

This Unique Man's 60 Years of Blood Donations Saved 2.4 Million Babies

"The man with the golden arm."<p>In 1951, a 14-year-old Australian boy named James Harrison awoke from a major chest operation. Doctors had removed one …

The surprising reason your kid is acting defiant and difficult

My son was 6-years-old.<p>He was reading chapter books and could string together a story about the Pokemon sitting on his shoulder who didn’t need a seatbelt because he could just fly into the air if we got into a collision—yes, he could use words like collision accurately—and he loved to learn and …

Parenting

How to stop catastrophising – an expert’s guide

A clinical psychologist suggests a three-pronged plan for tackling anxiety and approaching each day logically and positively<p>Let us start by considering why some people catastrophise – that is, on hearing uncertain news, they imagine the worst possible outcome. After all, it is not uncommon and …

Depression

Rent for the Poor Really Is Too High

Are poor Americans doing better than they used to, or worse? It’s hard to know, because so many important things in life -- social status, emotional health, human relationships -- can’t be measured. But in purely material terms, many things have improved.<p>Homelessness is down. Government assistance …

Housing

There Might Be a Universe Inside Every Black Hole

Most experts agree that the universe started as an infinitely hot and dense point called a singularity. Wait a minute. Isn't that what people call …

Black Holes

5 SEO Strategies to Immediately Focus On in 2018

While Google's algorithm is constantly changing, these tactics aren't going to change anytime soon and will increase your chance of being found online.<p>Today, your website is your storefront. Even if you have a brick and mortar business, many people will find you online or check you out online …