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Scientists find a link between low intelligence and acceptance of 'pseudo-profound bulls***'

A new scientific study has found that those who are receptive to pseudo-profound, intellectual-sounding 'bulls***' are less intelligent, less …

How self-harm provokes the brain into feeling better – Carrie Arnold

Here’s what I remember about the first time I cut myself: I was mad. As a writer, I wish I could come up with something more literary, such as: ‘The …

The Parallel Sayings of Four Mystical Traditions

Let’s compare religious teachings for a quick second, shall we? Specifically, let’s compare the teachings of four of our greatest and most …

The Quest To Find The Rarest And Most Potent Magic Mushroom Ever

Psilocybin mushrooms and the unique state of mind they bestow have played an important, deep seeded role in human history. The extensive study of …

Ditty Bags, Haversacks, and Possibles Bags | The Art of Manliness

These days, if you’re going car camping or out for a short hike, you’ll likely take with you a daypack — a small bag that holds the gear you’ll need …

Swiss Army Knives

Native American Peace Pipe And The Sacred Meaning to Native Americans

A Native American peace pipe is often used in a spiritual ceremony. During the ceremony, Native Americans will smoke from the peace pipe and say a …

The Meaning and Place of Scars | The Art of Manliness

When Odysseus was a young man, the legend holds, he visited his grandfather Autolycus, who had named the future hero as a baby. Odysseus feasts with …

Freud’s Life and Legacy, in a Comic

While Freud may have engineered his own myth and many of his theories may have been disputed in the decades since his heyday, he remains one of the most influential figures in the history of psychiatry and psychology. And yet for many, Freud is more metaphor than man and his name summons only a …

Thought experiments in philosophy

Philosophers love thought experiments. Many of us deploy them as our version of the scientific method. They isolate some feature of our experience …

Siblings

The Marxism of Roland Barthes

. <br>Here are a number of books I’ve found across the web by the French semiologist and literary critic Roland Barthes, all of them downloadable as PDFs:<p>…

Distractify

Before you cough up $30 for her lip kits, here are all the complaints customers had about Kylie Cosmetics.<p>By Tiffany White<p>7 hours ago<p>All the people …

Kylie Cosmetics

Summoning the spirits of their ancestors: Shamans from around the world gather in Siberia for ceremony timed to coincide with cosmic cycles

These stunning images show shamans from around the world performing a number of dramatic rituals in a remote part of the Siberian mountains.<p>Spiritual …

Shamanism

Why don’t our brains explode when we watch movies? – Jeffrey M Zacks

Suppose you were sitting at home, relaxing on a sofa with your dog, when suddenly your visual image of the dog gave way to that of a steaming bowl of …

Will New Age ideas help us in the high-tech future? – Benjamin Breen

Close your eyes, and envision a glowing crystal suspended in infinite space. Now breathe in slowly, counting backwards from 10. Energy pulses along …

Los Angeles

Medicine to the Mind: Acupuncture, Meditation and Psychoanalysis

Acupuncture, meditation and psychoanalysis teach us how healing the mind is essential in curing the body<p>© Marion Bouvier<p>Acupuncture, meditation and …

Acupuncture

Contamination and Catharsis: Purification through Religious Rituals

<i>Why is the quest for purity so essential to religions around the world and what does it mean in terms of human psychology and social organization?</i><p>The …

ABCeda.Varnostnih.0rod1j!

V času pisem in dopisnic je bila izbira med javno in zasebno komunikacijo zelo preprosta. Dopisnico je lahko načeloma prebral vsak – od pismonoše do …

If a lion did a good deed, would we understand it? – Mark Rowlands

When I became a father for the first time, at the ripe old age of 44, various historical contingencies saw to it that my nascent son would be sharing …

What can we do to save the Universe from certain death? – Michael Hanlon

We are doomed. Our best efforts to reproduce, to conserve, protect and survive will, in the end, come to nought. We could sort out climate change, …

15 must-read books by tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their brilliant minds

And a lot of them want to share their ideas with anybody who will listen.<p>We've put together 15 of the best books written by current and former tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their fabulous minds.

Crossing your fingers might reduce pain, says study

Next time you hit your finger with a ill-judged strike of the hammer, cross your fingers, scientists suggest.<p>A study has found that crossing the fingers can confuse the way the brain processes feelings of hot, cold and pain – in some cases reducing painful sensations.<p>Scientists believe the …

Medieval technology, indistinguishable from magic – E R Truitt

In 807 the Abbasid caliph in Baghdad, Harun al-Rashid, sent Charlemagne a gift the like of which had never been seen in the Christian empire: a brass …

A Short Essay about Gaucho knives: Facón, Daga, Cuchilla and Puñal

Photo 20. Usual notches or file marks on top of the back of blade. Typical on most Argentinean <i>puñales</i> with each brand having their own pattern of …

The intellectual character of conspiracy theorists – Quassim Cassam

Meet Oliver. Like many of his friends, Oliver thinks he is an expert on 9/11. He spends much of his spare time looking at conspiracist websites and …

Battery Hackers Are Building the Future in the Garage

Revolutions that start in the garage are nothing new. The one-car shed in which David Packard and William Hewlett launched the partnership that would …

'The Art of War' in 8 charts

<i>The Art of War</i> may be one of the most adaptable books of the past two millennia. There's an <i>Art of War</i> for small businesses. There's an <i>Art of War</i> for dating. There's even an <i>Art of War</i> for librarians.<p>According to Jessica Hagy, author of the newest version, <i>The Art of War Visualized</i>, the book has …

Acquainted

Origins of the police

Works in theory The Five Points district of lower Manhattan, painted by George Catlin in 1827. New York’s first free Black settlement, Five Points …