Mind

What Does It Really Mean When The Full Moon Is In Your Sign?

In preparation for the upcoming full moon in Libra, it's time to take a step back and ask, "What does that actually mean?" Understanding the significance of the full moon's placement in each of the signs of the Zodiac can add a whole new layer to how you celebrate this lunar event.<p>Spiritually …

Astrology

Transcending the Brain

Despite significant advances in neuroscience, consciousness remains a vexing mystery. Because the qualities of experience seem to be irreducible to …

Neurophilosophy

The Most Common Lies People Tell About Their Success

As you get older, you’ll notice how many people lie to you.<p>And it is FASCINATING.<p>Once you recognize these lies, you can never go back.<p>For example, …

Success

32 Things That Literally Everyone Has Done Before In Their Life

We're much more the same than different.<p>Posted on March 29, 2017, 13:01 GMT<p>Everyone has...<p>1. Done the international sign for "I Might Make Another Sandwich":<p>2. Felt like THIS:<p>3. Traveled through dimensions:<p>4. Rehearsed their lines in their head:<p>5. Saw the fear:<p>6. Won all the arguments:<p>7. Got …

The Moment That Changed Mitch Albom's Life

Imagine you’re channel surfing when you suddenly recognize a familiar face on TV. It’s your favorite professor from college, someone you haven’t seen for many years. He’s sharing the news that he’s dying. That’s exactly what happened one March night 22 years ago to Detroit sportswriter Mitch Albom. …

17 Profound Quotes From an Ancient Zen Master That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Among the most important texts of Zen literature, the Lin-Chi lu details the insights and exploits of the great ninth century Chinese Zen master …

Happiness

How To Be The Person Everyone Respects In 3 Simple Steps

My mentor always tells me that he respects me. You know when someone gives you a compliment, and it feels really weird? That’s how I feel when he …

Self-improvement

Take the Leap: Reinvent Yourself and Be Who You Want to Be

<b>“The only thing that punk rock should ever really mean</b> <b>is not sitting around and waiting for the lights to go green.”</b> <b>~</b><b>Frank Turner</b><p>I was exactly where …

Social Worker

Flaws and All

Scars are in a beauty no-man’s land. They’re imperfections that aren’t conversation topics (or heavily commercialized) the way wrinkles and grey …

'Imaginary Mary' Star Jenna Elfman on Imaginary Friends, Kids, and Loving TV

Jenna Elfman is letting you get in her head.<p>In her new sitcom, "Imaginary Mary," Elfman's character, Alice, is having a bit of reverse quandary: faced with falling for a guy with three kids of his own, the child-phobic career woman's mind unleashes the inner id from her childhood, her indulgent and …

TV

Finding Light in Darkness: My Journey Through the Dark Night of the Soul

Photo credit: Florian Gandilă<p>I really don’t know where the last 3 years have gone, or when they have gone.<p>I don’t.<p>They just went by and with them a …

Spirituality

Ghostly Knocks & Cat Phantoms

<b>In a video posted on February 23, 2017, titled MY GHOST STORIES, Kat Rose, who goes by the name Kat on her Youtube channel KatsWonderland, described</b> …

Paranormal

My Return to California: Giving up Safety for Sanity to Find a Home Base

The Lost Boy has returned to California. A place that scares the hell out of me for many reasons. Why have I returned and what does it mean for …

Travel

How Jean Grae Got Drunk, Became a Minister, and Started a Church - Noisey

You might know Jean Grae as a rapper who announced herself on the hip-hop scene in the mid-'90s and proceeded to apply her advanced level wordsmithery to penning songs about the psychology of school shootings, dropping intricate rap attacks that nod to old school video games, and being called up to …

Religion

How to Stay Sane In An Insane World

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." Franklin Roosevelt<p>The news is not what it used to be, remember the little things like war, disasters and overall bad news. Those were the good old days. Now we have a new tragic frenetic display of serious insanity being played out …

Franklin D. Roosevelt

There's A Way To Stop Being A Crazy Control Freak All The Time

In today’s fast-moving society, we can find ourselves in a complete scramble, just trying to keep ends tied.<p>Before our life takes over, we do …

Ernesto

<b>First Episode</b>“What’s with you? Tired?”“Pissed.”“About what?”“The boss! Dirty bloodsucker—a florin and a half to load and unload two carts.”“Can’t say …

Compassion

Other People’s Clothes Are the Best Clothes

A friend recently returned a whole lot of clothes I lent her. Elle is a neat and thoughtful person, so all the jumpers and shirts were washed and …

Clothing

Thank You, Belmont

We lost to Jacksonville State in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference tourney a couple of weeks ago. For me and the others who are graduating …

Q&A: Tei Shi On Childhood, Creative Pressures, And Putting A Tarantula On Her Face

In a big way, Tei Shi's Crawl Space is an album about confronting fears. The title originates from Valerie Teicher's biggest phobia as a kid. …

Music

Dear Diary: March 28, 2017

I’m really craving karaoke right now. —IsabellaLillyEven when I try to talk about how much I’m struggling, it comes out sounding confident and …

For Teens

Giving Up Drinking Changed My Life - Tonic

A year ago, Cheyne Kobzoff's life sucked. Hard. Despite a loving wife, two kids, and a great job as a chef at a local restaurant, the lifelong drinker spent every miserable morning trying to remove the creeping thoughts of self-hatred from his perpetually pounding head. But beyond the emotional …

Alcohol

How Reframing Your Self-Critical Thoughts Can Help Ease Anxiety

<b>“Don’t let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.” ~Unknown</b><p>I know what it feels like to be scared.<p>I …

Happiness

A Lesson in Radical Forgiveness in Relationships

Today we have a guest post by writer and life coach, Christie Inge. She’s helping us understand radical forgiveness in relationships and how that can …

Forgiveness

In Memory Of Champagne Joy

When Champagne Joy walked into a room, you knew it. She had a way of materializing like a force of nature — like a storm — rather than a regular human being. It wasn't just her badass personal style, complete with neon eyebrows and lipstick, skull motifs, and quirky Japanese designers: There was an …

Cancer

Phil Elverum On Life, Death, And Meaninglessness

<i>A Crow Looked at Me</i>, the new album from Phil Elverum as Mount Eerie, is not like any album he has ever made, nor is it like any album you have heard. …

Poetry

The Joy And Agony Of Making A Movie About Skateboarding On Frozen Sand

People who love board sports are known for manipulating their surroundings. A swell that brings perfectly rolling waves, a storm that creates a layer of fresh powder, or a city full of curbs and stairs originally intended for for life’s urban efficiencies. They’re sports that teach us to snatch the …

Skateboarding

I spent the first half of my twenties drinking and the other half recovering

What Louise, 30, has learnt in 5 years of sobering up<p>At the age of 13, I discovered alcohol and my life began. A glass of Baileys on Christmas Eve …

Alcohol

The man in the social media mirror: what's the truth about my online persona?

As a general rule, you can make lots of assumptions about people from their social media feed. If they’re always changing their profile pic, they’re obviously unstable. If they’re ranting about relationships, they’re high maintenance. Moaning about politics: too self-involved. Reposting old …

Marina Benjamin on What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Women and Aging

British writer Marina Benjamin never thought much about aging—until a hysterectomy in her late 40s brought on early menopause and the host of …