Mind

Nick Cave Will Never Be Forgotten

After the devastating loss of his son, Nick Cave confronted grief with his music and art. The legendary artist invited us into his home in Brighton, England, to talk about a world after despair.<p>The city of Brighton, where Nick Cave lives on the southern coast of England, is like a place out of …

Why playing it safe in investing — and life — can be a big mistake

Back in my early 20s, when I was broke and in student-loan and credit-card debt, I started to be able to save a little money. Practically microscopic amounts — but it was something.<p>I was so terrified of losing even those few dollars that I thought I needed to make them as safe as possible. So …

Financial Planning

Fear Matters to Security: Control & Use It to Your Advantage

If aliens exist and by happenstance were to glance down on our tiny planet, I think they would be shocked by the order of things. We humans are the …

Easier Said Than Done

8 Steps to Recovering When Your World Falls Apart

<b>“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” ~Robert H. Schuller</b><p>About two years ago, I was working in a professional career that I had been …

When It's Time

6 Memory Techniques to Help You Keep Things in Mind Effortlessly

Have you found yourself missing appointments or forgetting simple tasks? Do you secretly worry that you might be losing your mind? Never fear! You …

In Mind

Sometimes, Staying Woke Means Staying Away

Waking up to tragedies of some measure has become the norm over the years. Lately it feels as if every day there’s another hashtag created to expose …

African-American News

The quest for Roland Garros changed everything for Novak Djokovic

What do you do when you’ve achieved greatness? Very few athletes in sports history have had to wonder about that. Sure, it seems to be a good problem …

Tennis

Wake in fright: what we still don't know about anaesthesia

<b>I am in a smallish, whitish room</b> in a hospital in Brisbane. It is night. On the wall opposite my bed I can dimly make out a crucifix with its limp …

Medicine

The NHMRC program grant overhaul: will it change the medical research landscape in Australia?

Medical research in Australia is facing some unprecedented challenges. Investment in the National and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has been flat …

Neurophilosophy

Neuroscientist Christof Koch How the “Qualia” of Our Experience Illuminate the Central Mystery of Consciousness

“Without consciousness there is nothing… Consciousness is the central fact of your life.”<i>“I wish you could know what it means to be me,”</i> Nina Simone sang in her 1967 civil rights anthem “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” — an invitation to empathy at the heart of which is the animating …

Consciousness

Warnings and Qualifications - Wake Up and Live

<i>(An excerpt from The Strangest Secret Library – available on Amazon)</i><p>Chapter 7 – Warnings and Qualifications<p>BEFORE going further, it may be well to …

What to expect when someone is dying

Hollywood has a lot to answer for when it comes to our ideas of what death looks like.The majority of deaths on screen are violent, bloody, traumatic …

loved one

When it Comes to Travel, Love Trumps Fear

<i>This is a guest post from Tan Your Mind, Outpost’s web series in Thailand. Click here to see more.</i><p><i>“Travelling is the antidote to ignorance… It</i> …

ma'am

How To Beat Fear Using The “ABC” System

Three Simple Steps. No Silly Mind Tricks<p>At last, time to myself. My wife escaped for some time with friends. With my kids asleep, I had two hours of …

Google Docs

How to React Calmly in Stressful or Frustrating Situations

<b>“Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get</b> …

Mindfulness

The challenge of pervasive health monitoring

My piece on Apple’s glucose monitoring project spawned a number of interesting discussions, and that’s led me to think there’s another chapter in …

Apple

Tracee Ellis Ross: "I Don't Want to Be Comparing Myself to an Airbrushed Version of Me"

Tracee Ellis Ross is as real as they come. Whether she's leveling with us about Snapchat filters or confessing how much she loooves potato chips, she's authentic and firmly rooted in her sense of self.<p>We got the chance to chat with Tracee about her new role as spokeswoman for Motrin's …

I Don't Want to Be

We Are Falling. Manchester, We've Got You.

"<p>When we lose our footing and fall to the floor, what is the first thing we do? We reach out.<p>When the earth moves and the very ground we stand on is pulled from underneath our feet, in that surreal, slow-motion downwards hurtle, we automatically extend our arms, outstretch our fingers and hope that …

What It Feels Like to Finish a Through-Hike

Two weeks before finishing my flip-flop through-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a day hiker I didn’t know stopped me on the trail.<p>“I know you! Ninja …

Appalachian Trail

With Travel Comes Change

The world is changing, that much we know. Of course the debate will be for the better or worse, but I tend to stay away from political discussion as …

Do You See What I See? Visual Perception May Depend on Environment and Birthplace

<i>Summary: A new study reveals the ability to perceive differences between similar images may depend on the cultural background of the person …

Neurophilosophy

Most people think about the concept of 'having enough time' the wrong way

In my new house the top floor is a single room with gabled walls and a single window that looks out over the street.<p>I go up there twice daily to meditate for half an hour, so every time I’m in that room I can’t help but think, at least once, about how much time I have left in the day.<p>During those …

Time Management

A close Shavian

Continuing our ongoing discussion about controversial direct-voice medium Leslie Flint, I'd like to quote some material from Allan Barham's 1982 book</i> …

George Bernard Shaw

What It Means to Find Strength in Weakness

We all want to believe we are strong. We want to believe that we are able to take on whatever life may throw at us, however hard it may be. We want …

Burn Old Bridges on the Closest Supermoon of the Year.

With this new supermoon, we will discover that nothing needs to be chased, nothing needs to be manipulated, coerced, or forced---everything

Happiness

What Are Four Things I Can Do To Find The Bright Side Of Bad Moments In My Life?

Do keep this in mind whenever you find yourself going through hard times in your life.<p>When it comes to sickness, devastation, disappointments, and heartaches, it is impossible for you to avoid them completely. At some point in your life, you will either have faced, is facing, or will face one or …

Happiness

I Quit A Successful Career To Find A Life That Was More Authentic—Here's What Happened

I had a dream job in Hollywood, but it was time to stop pretending I was happy.<p>I had been an actor since I was four years old. I was in my early 20s, …

Lifestyle

6 Facts That Will Clear Up Your Confusing Life

<i>Of course you don't know what you want to do with your life</i>.<p>It would be weird if you did. If you're feeling anxiety about this, it's only because you …

Cool Stuff

Think nobody is watching? Pay attention!

In a manner of speaking we are all on stage. We are all performers in front of different audiences. It could be among co-workers, family members, …

Cycling

How a Terrified, Socially Anxious Guy Became Relaxed and Confident

<b>“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to</b> …

Happiness