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Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

Albert Einstein archive reveals the genius, doubts and loves of scientist

The letter from the 22-year-old Albert Einstein revealed his delight at fathering a daughter, Lieserl, with his sweetheart, former classmate and future wife, Mileva Marić. How the new mother took the missive is less than clear.<p>Posted to her from Berne, Switzerland, on 4 February 1902, the letter …

Debate Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault - On human nature [Subtitled]

Noam Chomsky

Michel Foucault Beyond Good and Evil 1993)

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Albert Camus: Past and Present

Camus remains the writer who always speaks to individuals, never to groups. He remains perpetually relevant without ever quite being …

The Absurd Philosophy of Albert Camus Presented in a Short Animated Film by Alain De Botton

What is the meaning of life? This may sound simplistic or naïve, especially in relation to much contemporary philosophy, which assumes the question …

Apple CEO Tim Cook has explained in a heartfelt speech why he came out as gay

Cook was speaking at the Human Rights Campaign awards dinner on Saturday in Washington, D.C. He was there to accept the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award, which was presented to him in recognition of his work to support the LGBT community.<p>The Apple CEO gave an emotional speech that lasted over …

Olivia Palermo Shows How to Style the Season’s Most Popular Sweater

For stylish women, there’s a certain satisfaction that comes from borrowing from the boys—be it a blazer, jeans, or a denim jacket—perhaps because that easy, unfussy look usually ends up looking cooler on her than it does on him. If Olivia Palermo is anything to go by, then it seems that the tunic …

Women's Fashion

When Love Is a Lie - Narcissistic Partners & the (Pathological) Relationship Agenda

• <b>Author:</b> Zari Ballard<p>Developing a codependency to a partner who has a narcissistic or psychopathic personality will cause nothing but turmoil in our lives. We stay in the relationship, thinking that we can "fix" this person and love them out of their bad behavior, but the truth is that narcissists - …

How Much Can A Human Body Sweat Before It Runs Out?

Drip, drip, drip<p>It all depends on the size, physical fitness and hydration of the person in question, but it's possible to sweat buckets before heatstroke sets in and we pass out. After all, there are about three million sweat glands on the human body (the highest concentration is on our palms), …

To Your Brain, A Runner’s High Looks A Lot Like Smoking Weed

Endorphins have nothing to do with it<p>Intense exercise may not feel good to those unaccustomed to it, but does have at least one great perk: a runner’s high, a feeling of relaxed euphoria, which sets in at the end of long bouts of activity. Scientists recently discovered that this happens because …

An 'artificial leaf' could one day power the world with clean energy

The race is on to find a new way to power the world free from polluting fossil fuels, and a group of Australian scientists think they've found an …

Clean Energy

Saying No: How Successful People Stay Productive

This upcoming weekend is the first online seminar that I’ve ever offered on increasing your productivity. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen out there …

U.N. Security Council mulls how to help Syria's Yarmouk civilians

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council said on Monday it would look at how to help some 18,000 Palestinian refugees and Syrian civilians in a camp largely taken over by Islamic State as a top U.N. official suggested it consider measures to evacuate people.<p>Pierre Krahenbuhl, …

World Order

• <b>Author:</b> Henry Kissinger<p><b>“Dazzling and instructive . . . [a] magisterial new book.” —Walter Isaacson, Time</b> <br>Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern …

The Underground Girls of Kabul

• <b>Author:</b> Jenny Nordberg<p><b>An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl</b><p>In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned …

Mein Kampf

• <b>Author:</b><p>The angry ranting of an obscure, small-party politician, the first volume of Mein Kampf was virtually ignored when it was originally published in 1925. Likewise the second volume, which appeared in 1926. The book details Hitler's childhood, the "betrayal" of Germany in World War I, the …

The underlying realities of the world – from Earth’s rotation around the sun to Darwin’s theory of evolution – are rarely obvious or expected<p>All is not what it seems. Much of the universe – from the unimaginably small to the cosmological – is not how it appears to us, and our view is lamentably …

Nobel Prize

Laughing at Isis: Syrian video artists go beyond fear to ridicule jihadis

Young refugees risk their lives by mocking Islamic State in a series of films, as satirising the extremists grows in popularity across the Middle East<p>They don’t have much to laugh about. But four young Syrian refugees from Aleppo believe humour may be the only antidote to the horrors taking place …

Islam

Shame and Survival

She tried public appearances. She tried being reclusive. She tried leaving the country, and she tried finding a job. But the epic humiliation of 1998, when her affair with Bill Clinton became an all-consuming story, has followed Monica Lewinsky every day. After 10 years of self-imposed reticence, …

Christian militia in Syria defends ancient settlements against Isis

A few hundred Christian militants are at the vanguard of a fight in far north-eastern Syria to preserve some of the last major Christian pockets within the swath of central Arabia conquered by Islamic State.<p>For the past week, about 450 militiamen have tried to defend four Assyrian Christian …

Middle East

Isis has reached new depths of depravity. But there is a brutal logic behind it

The burning to death in a locked cage of captured Jordanian pilot Muadh al- Kasasbeh by Islamic State (Isis), a film of which has surfaced online, was barbarous even by its own brutal standards.<p>The group struggled to justify the live immolation of a Muslim prisoner with the ease it did in previous …

Islam

Books of the year 2014

It is New Year’s Day and I should be looking forward but I’ve been busy – and delayed by the flu – so I’m not yet done looking back. Listed below with potted reviews are the 23 books I read in 2014. This continues a tradition I started last year, when I decided to read less internet and more …

Books

Can arms trade be regulated? | Politics

The Arms Trade Treaty, signed by 130 countries, will put controls on governments to help limit the flow of weapons to countries where they would be used to commit atrocities, war crimes or attack civilians.<p>Supporters hailed the treaty as a new chapter, while campaigners said they will make sure it …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

From the editors of Esquire.com, catch up on the year's best movies that you most likely missed out on.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but …

Entertainment

The Secret World of Oil

• <b>Author:</b> Ken Silverstein<p>The oil industry provides the lifeblood of modern civilization, and bestselling books have been written about the industry and even individual companies in it, like ExxonMobil. But the modern oil industry is an amazingly shady meeting ground of fixers, gangsters, dictators, …

Paris Review - Woody Allen, The Art of Humor No. 1

Interviewed by Michiko Kakutani<p>Issue 136, Fall 1995<p>Woody Allen, ca. 1969. <i>Take the Money and Run</i><p>As New Yorkers know, Woody Allen is one of its more ubiquitous citizens—at courtside in Madison Square Garden watching the Knicks, at Michael’s Pub on Monday evenings playing the clarinet, on occasion at …

How much aid Ukraine really needs

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Russia