Mind

The lecture that changed biology

<b>Sixty years ago this week, one of the greatest British scientists, Francis Crick, gave a lecture in London in which he accurately predicted how genes work, setting the course for the genetic revolution we are now living through. Here, evolutionary biologist Professor Matthew Cobb from Manchester</b> …

Biology

What Role Does Intuition Play in Your Business?

Most business owners have a well tuned sixth sense, but if we don't listen to it, it goes.<p>Over the years I've made many mistakes in business. I don't beat myself up about them, in fact I'm grateful to have made them because they've generally made me a better person, in business, in life, in …

Leadership

Why we should all stop saying “I know exactly how you feel” |

<i>Kasia Bogdanska</i><p>You don’t. And you’re also steering the focus away from someone who probably just wants to be heard. Here’s how to be a more …

How Feeling Shame Freed Me from Suffering

<b>“Be gentle first with yourself if you wish to be gentle with others.” ~Lama Yeshe</b><p>It was October, 2012. The U.S. Presidential Election was around the …

Mindfulness

Forfeit Of The Will

<b>Whether we are free to vote for Brexit or Trump or refrain from doing so - or free not to take that first dose of a drug, for that matter, is a</b> …

American Philosophy

Reflections on a Trail well Traveled

I was silly to think that we would be immune to post trail depression.<p>For months now, we both felt like the end of the trail would come as a bit of a …

Adventure Travel

Journalist Ross Howard: ‘He’d Want Us to Make up Our Own Minds’ (in Mediacheck)

Paying tribute to a true pro who urged ‘be curious about the consequences of your work.’

Canadian News

Top 10 books about consciousness

From octupuses that might be thinking with their arms to early humans’ blind obedience to gods, these are some of the best guides to the deep enigma inside ordinary life<p>What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly …

Consciousness

7 Reasons to Abandon Your Comfort Zone and Why You’ll Never Regret It

<b>“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” ~Jack Canfield</b><p>Imagine with me for a second. You wake up, roll over, and blindly reach to hit your …

Self-improvement

Cancer Turned Me Into The ‘Free Spirit’ I Never Knew I Needed To Be

Cancer changes you. It’s sometimes a cheesy cliché, but I can attest to you that the statement is every bit true. I’ve changed in several ways, …

Here's Why You Don't Need To Be Scared By Your Dreams About Death

I was 14 years old when I began frequently dreaming about death. My great aunt had just passed, and I woke up in a cold sweat, having reimagined …

Soft Determinism Explained

Soft determinism is the view that determinism and free will are compatible. It is thus a form of compatibilism. The term was coined by the American …

American Philosophy

Can Hypnosis Help You Drop Bad Habits? I Tried It | The Thirty

The hypnosis part, he reassures me, is nothing to be scared of. “The misconception is that you go to sleep, or that you go unconscious. People are …

Makeup

Your Favorite TV Doctor, Kate Walsh, Opens Up About Her Brain Tumor

In June 2015, Kate Walsh was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The actress — known to millions for her role as Dr. Addison Montgomery in “Grey’s Anatomy” …

Health

Ask Polly: ‘Are You Happier Than You Were in Your Twenties?’

<b>Dear Polly,</b><p>Does it ever get better? I feel like I’m just walking in circles, forgetting each step as I take it. I’m relearning the same lessons over …

Fashion

How to Keep Going When You Want To Give Up on Life

TRIGGER WARNING: This post references suicidal thoughts and may be triggering to some people.<p><b>“H.O.P.E. Hold on, pain ends.” ~Unknown</b><p>Since my first …

Happiness

White supremacist statues must fall. Even when they are of famous scientists

There is no such thing as apolitical science, as a row over the ‘father of gynaecology’, who experimented on slaves, reminds us<p>Science’s most elite magazine, Nature, published an editorial recently arguing that calling for monuments to figures such as J Marion Sims – often called the “father of …

Opinion

My Breakup With My Destructive Inner Voice Was 23 Years Overdue

I recently broke up with my "significant other." It was 23 years overdue. My significant other was just my inner voice, yet held such a force over …

Canadian News

After a Divorce, Spending Rosh Hashanah in the Great Outdoors

“How far is it safe to go?” I asked the woman who was renting waterproof boots and walking sticks at the entrance to Zion National Park. It was the …

Jewish Culture

Recycling The Body

On the bike, thoughts come for you. Exposed and vulnerable, distance and landscape bring messages from your past, images of paths not taken, …

Running

TRUST YOURSELF: A practical guide to achieve any goal and live beyond fear

Life is not meant to be easy.<p>There are seemingly infinite constraints (e.g., genetic and environmental) stopping you from being and living as you wish.<p>However, the primary obstacles stopping you from being and living how you want are:<p>The lack of trust you have <i>from</i> yourself and others<br>• Your emotional …

Self-improvement

GoCardless CEO: ‘I still feel like I’m the same person’

“Every so often I get like the odd sort of flashback where it jolts me a little bit, but it’s only ever a snippet, that fraction of a second before I actually hit the car. I don’t really remember much about the actual accident”.<p>“That’s probably just as well, right?”<p>“Yes, I don’t think it’s the kind …

Startups

The State of Being Stuck

Last year, I got the high school math teacher’s version of a wish on a magic lamp: a chance to ask a question of the world’s most famous …

Mathematics

How I Did Something I Sucked At and Survived

The cold office wall held me upright as my breakfast teased the back of my throat. All I could do was focus on my breathing.<p>My boss had booked me to …

Happiness

Horses and Dyslexia

1.When I was nineteen, I worked at a horse stable as a horseback riding guide. I got paid twenty dollars a day plus tips if I was lucky. Most days …

Horse Shows

Darren Aronofsky Talks the Metaphors of Mother!

<b>Spoilers for Mother! below</b><p>Say what you will about Darren Aronofsky, but the guy knows how to get a reaction out of people. Over the course of his …

Entertainment

6 Things I Learned Getting Sober At 21

"Shame and secrets made me a guarded kid, and alcohol equipped me with the chainsaw to take down my own walls."<p>Drunken college mayhem is as much a part of the American Dream as a station wagon and a 9-5 job. The alcohol-related deaths of young, bright-eyed hopefuls evoke sadness and even surprise …

Cardinal Gracias: curial reform is nearing the ‘end of the tunnel’

Vatican City, Sep 18, 2017 / 01:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Nearly four years after the Pope established his Council of Cardinal advisers to help him in …

10 Regrets Too Many People Will Have in 10 Years

In the final decade of his life, my grandfather woke up every single day at 7AM, picked a fresh wild flower on his morning walk, and took it to my …

Happiness

Learn this and save your relationship before it’s too late.

How to save your relationships?<p>We all have bad thoughts cropping up in our mind. More often than not we feel sad because of such thoughts. Although …

Marriage