Mind

What Your Self-Judgment Might Be Trying to Tell You

<b>“Regret is a fair but tough teacher.” ~Brene Brown</b><p>A few weeks back, I found myself in the midst of a shame hangover and, like most people, when I’m …

In Witnessing the Brain's 'Aha!' Moment, Scientists Shed Light on Biology of Consciousness

<i>Summary: Researchers report becoming consciously aware of a decision conforms to the same mechanism the brain goes through to complete a simple</i> …

Neurophilosophy

Look Up, See a Masterpiece

We've all had the experience: You're strolling around an art museum, and one painting catches your eye. Intrigued, and then mesmerized, you think to …

Neurophilosophy

Black Girls Are Both Seen And Heard In The Gripping Film Bronx Gothic

Okwui Okpokwasili on her panoramic one-woman show that’s a channel for black girls to embrace agency and plurality.<p>In the thrilling documentary <i>Bronx</i> …

Music

Debate: Is It Okay To Lose Your Temper On The Golf Course?

Two GM regulars find themselves at different ends of the argument<p><b>Debate: Is It Okay To Lose Your Temper On The Golf Course?</b><p>Fergus Bisset says: Yes<p>I …

Golf

Revisit Our November 1992 Morrissey Your Arsenal Cover Story: The Sorrow and the Pity

With some artists, interviews are easy. You book a time, turn up, switch on the tape recorder, and they give you the same old sales pitch that …

Morrissey

Do All People Experience Similar Near-Death-Experiences?

<i>Summary: Those who claim to have had a near death experience are likely to report the event had some universal elements, such as entering a tunnel or</i> …

Neurophilosophy

Trent Reznor Talks His New Music, the Future of Streaming, and His Tortured Past

“I get anxious about long interviews,” says Trent Reznor, smiling shyly from a leather couch at an empty hotel bar in Bakersfield, California, “but …

Nine Inch Nails

I Got Hypnotized Over the Internet to Stop Picking My Nails, and It Actually Worked

For the first time in my entire life, I need to trim my nails. If you'd told me that three weeks ago, I wouldn't have scoffed to your face, but I would have been highly skeptical this was me we were talking about. Because three weeks ago, I used to all-out <i>love</i> picking my nails. It was a comforting …

Beauty

Into the Unknown

Before my first match back from suspension, it seemed like everyone in my life only wanted to know one thing: How I was going to feel. Whether it was …

Tennis

Will Poulter’s Role As A Racist In ‘Detroit’ Was So Difficult He Hugged Co-Stars Between Takes

Nothing can quite prepare you for the harrowing second act of <i>Detroit</i> – based on the real life events that occurred at the Algiers Motel during the Detroit riots of 1967. Kathryn Bigelow has a knack for creating suspenseful scenes and continuing to turn up the tension until it’s practically …

fatigue conundrum | Brain

Fatigue: the unexplained phenomenon<p>‘On an examination of what takes place in fatigue, two series of phenomena demand our attention. The first is the …

Neurophilosophy

Worrying About What Others Think Is A Waste Of Time. Here's Why.

The concept of <b>“mental safety”</b> came up recently during a dinner conversation.<p>The basic premise is this:<p>There’s something you’d like to do. Perhaps it’s flirting with that attractive bartender. Perhaps it’s trying out pole dancing for the first time. Perhaps it’s telling a friend or significant other …

A Powerful Technique That Can Help Heal the Pain of Regret

<b>“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” ~Rick Warren</b><p>Regret—whether for things that you have done or things that you …

Time Travel

Venezuela: The Horror Beyond the Door

Illustration by Leonardo González. Used with permission.<b>This post is the fifth of a series originally published by the author on Medium. Click on the</b> …

Teargas

Find Your Emotional Resilience Superpower

Trying to get pregnant or going through fertility treatment such as IVF can be exhausting emotionally. They call it an emotional roller-coaster for a reason. However it doesn't have to be. We have greater emotional resources and resilience than we think. What I learnt on our journey is that it was …

La La Land

Flock of Dimes’ Jenn Wasner Leans into “The Joke”

“You can’t control the fact you will unintendedly do harm just by existing.”<p><b>I’ve been leaning into that idea a lot recently. It’s easier to love other people than myself.</b><p>Who else is going to do that for you? You have to have real connections to other people and things. If you can’t find that in …

Love

Success is Remarkably Personal, So Own It – Be Yourself

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” — George Sheehan<p>When I …

Self-improvement

How to Outwit the Six Ghosts of Fear

<i>(An excerpt from The Strangest Secret Library – available on Amazon)</i><p><b>Take Inventory of Yourself, As You Read This Closing Chapter, and Find Out How</b> …

Self-improvement

24 Brutally Honest Confessions From EMTs And Paramedics

We have to care for everyone, and sometimes that means the person who got stabbed...and the person who did the stabbing.<p>Tap to play GIFTap to play GIF<p>Tap to play GIFTap to play GIF<p>Tap to play GIFTap to play GIF<p>Tap to play GIFTap to play GIF<p>Tap to play GIFTap to play GIF<p>Tap to play GIFTap to play GIF<p>…

Health Care

The Feeling that You Are "Not Enough" | World of Psychology

Mike believed he had a good life and felt lucky for all the things he had. He was married to a loving wife, had a good job, owned a nice house, and …

TED Talks

Growing Old Is Easy, Growing up Is Painful

Ever since we have been able to think, we’ve been looking towards the future. We imagine how we will look when we grow up, the sort of people we are …

Parenting

What Type of Procrastinator Are You?

Discover how to write your way out of your stalling tactics.<p>How long did it take to get where you are today?<p>Let’s guesstimate that you have spent …

What My Father’s Death Taught Me about Poetry

The first, and I think only, poetry reading I ever went to with my father was at a bookshop next to Washington Square Park in Manhattan. It was …

Poetry

This Guide To Overcoming Self-Sabotage Will Help You Become A Better Version Of Yourself

Finally break free....

Happiness

The Real Reason we Drink.

We'll go to great lengths to find solace from our thoughts. This is why alcohol is so pleasurable; it lets us slip into our animalistic

Consciousness

U.S. army medic who saved Omar Khadr's life calls $10.5M settlement the 'smart path'

He'll never get the image out of his head.<p>In 2002, Donnie Bumanglag was a U.S. medic in Afghanistan. In the aftermath of a firefight, he saw a …

Omar Khadr

Why Do We Still Crave Epiphanies?

David Burr Gerrard’s second novel, <i>The Epiphany Machine</i> (Putnam), opens with a user’s manual, a promotional pamphlet of sorts. It is meant to entice …

John Lennon

How do I overcome the fear of not being liked?

A reader asks our agony aunt how to tackle self-loathing and stop worrying what others think – especially her friends<p><i>How can I convince myself my friends like me? Is there a way to know for sure? I sometimes ask my roommate if she and our other friends hate me and even though I always feel bad</i> …

Culture

10 Liberating Tactics to Unshackle Yourself From the Slavery of Choice

We are all slaves to choice. We’re overwhelmed with it in shops, online, with reviews, with dating apps, on TV, with online music streaming – the …

Self-improvement