The Heart Revolution

—Generally, we live with a Porn Model of sex.<br>This model is obsessed with orgasm, ejaculation, and sperm.<br>It’s about performance and achievement.<br>It’s …


Succinct Summation of Week's Events 7.20.18 - The Big Picture

Succinct Summations for the week ending July 20th, 2018<p><b>Positives</b>:<p>1. Jay Powell’s Congressional testimony was uneventful (thank heavens for the little …

Natural Gas

10 Friday AM Reads - The Big Picture

My end of week morning train reads:<p>• Buy the Tweet, Sell the Blog Post (Irrelevant Investor)<br>• Disney, Economic Gravity and Vibranium Physics (Redef)<br>• …

Chinese Philosophy

Joint North-South Korea team defeats Taiwan 3-2 in TT, moves on to finals

Daejeon (South Korea), July 20 (IANS) Jang Woojin from South Korea and Cha Hyo Sim from the North beat Taiwan's Chen Chien-An and Cheng I-Ching 3-2 …

South Korea

19 Genius Camping Hacks That Might Actually Save Your Life One Day

16. Use Crisco and a t-shirt to make an everlasting candle.<p>“Jam a long strip of cotton t-shirt or a mop string into tuna oil, lard, or Crisco and …

Cat Food

Macro Aspects of Housing - The Big Picture


Amid the 20th anniversary of open source, Tim O’Reilly warns that platform companies built on open-source software have lost their way

PORTLAND – It’s rare to hear Chinese philosophy quoted on stage at a software-development conference. But O’Reilly Media founder and CEO Tim O’Reilly …

Cloud Computing


Download Flash Plug-in<p><b>The Occult and Unexplained Encyclopedia</b><p>This website is best viewed with the latest versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer or …


Was Higher Education a Major Channel through which the US Became an Economic Superpower in the 20th Century?

The post Was Higher Education a Major Channel through which the US Became an Economic Superpower in the 20th Century? appeared first on The Big …

Higher Education

10 Wednesday AM Reads

These ain’t not our mid-week morning train reads: • Why Artificial Intelligence Won’t Pick Stocks … At Least Yet (Institutional Investor) • …

Artificial Intelligence

BlackRock’s Larry Fink on Economy, Trade & Markets

Larry Fink, chairman and chief executive officer at BlackRock, talks about the potential impact of a true global trade war on markets and the U.S. …


10 Monday AM Reads

My back to work morning train reads: • Foreign investment in the United States plunged 32% in 2017 (CNN Money) • Unlike most millennials, Norway’s …

Financial Planning

Stream Laurel Halo's New Mini-Album 'Raw Silk Uncut Wood'

A year after 2017’s <i>Dust,</i> producer <i></i>Laurel Halo has released a new “mini-album” titled <i>Raw Silk Uncut Wood</i> via Latency Recordings. While <i>Dust</i> featured …

Cover Art

Introduction to Practical Philosophy

I don’t concern myself with metaphysics or any other “pie in the sky” type of philosophy. I’m only interested in practical philosophy — wisdom that …

Eric Kim

Avoid Boredom at All Costs!

Dear friend,<p>A practical life philosophy: to live a more fun, joyful, and exciting life, avoid boredom at all costs!<p>Processed with VSCO with a6 …

Eric Kim

The Wisdom of Alan Watts in Four Thought-Provoking Animations

Perhaps no single person did more to popularize Zen Buddhism in the West than Alan Watts. In a sense, Watts prepared U.S. culture for more …

Alan Watts

The best books on World Philosophy, recommended by Bryan Van Norden

The study of philosophy in the Western world is often parochial, and limited to the study of the Anglo-European tradition. It's time to widen our …


Modern financial repression in the euro area crisis: making high public debt sustainable?

The post Modern financial repression in the euro area crisis: making high public debt sustainable? appeared first on The Big Picture.

Wall Street

Inspired by ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, Ottawa's Wayne Ng pens first novel

An Ottawa social worker by day, Wayne Ng took 13 years to write his first novel, which he is launching Tuesday at Octopus Books in the Glebe.Below, …


A Juul Is Pretty Much A Cigarette, And Other Facts

Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: Investors in Juul know …

Chinese Philosophy

A Photography Prize That Shows the World as It Is, and Hopes to Change It

ARLES, France — On a huge cinema screen that has been erected in the Roman amphitheater here, the photographs slid past. The vast Yangtze River in China, looking toxic in the morning mist, a factory chimney on the bank sending a curl of smoke into the sky. The broken asphalt surface of an Iraqi …

The Arts

Diversifying the Canon: Interview with Bryan W. Van Norden

Bryan W. Van Norden is Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor at Yale-NUS College and also professor of philosophy at Vassar College. He is the …


Dragon boat race held in China's Anhui


Mastering the Art of Caring Less Made Me Better at Marriage

<i>Welcome to It’s Complicated, stories on the sometimes frustrating, sometimes confusing, always engrossing subject of modern relationships. (Want to</i> …

Chinese Philosophy

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: How the ‘I Ching’ Inspired His Binary System

The 5,000-year-old text struck a chord.<p>While Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’s work has influenced centuries of technological innovation, his own …

Chinese Philosophy

Sunday's Google Doodle Celebrates Mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Sunday’s Google Doodle celebrates the 372nd birthday of mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. He was born near the end of the Thirty Years War, into a world very different from today’s, but his work helped lay the foundation for the computer or smartphone on which you’re reading …


Chinese Soccer fans use I Ching to predict World Cup results

Some Chinese soccer fans have turned to unorthodox ways to predict 2018 World Cup results, with ancient Chinese divination texts often cited.<p>While a …

News (China)

Marvelous temple in the air

Shanxi province’s name, literally translated, means "west of the mountains" — specifically, the Taihang Mountains.<p>Just take a look at a map of …

News (China)

3 Lessons Nassim Taleb Has Taught Me About Philosophy and Living Life

One of the individuals and philosophers who have had the strongest impact on me include Nassim Taleb. Why Nassim? Many reasons. First of all, he’s …

Eric Kim

Israel Nash on the I Ching

Israel Nash on the I Ching>