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Inside a Dying Mind: Can Science Explain Near-Death Experiences? I'm An 18-Year-Old Boy Who Wears Blue Nail Polish. When Working on Personal Goals, Competition Is Beside the Point. If you're aiming for self-improvement, I’m sorry to say this, but you’re probably never going to become the best at anything.

When Working on Personal Goals, Competition Is Beside the Point

There are 7.25 billion people sharing this planet and it's virtually impossible to land at the tippy top. If you’re an ambitious, motivated person, you probably thrive on your ability to perform better than other people in specific areas. My Child Has HIV And You Don't Know It  By Jenn Mosher for Scary Mommy My HIV child is playing with your child, and you don't know it.

My Child Has HIV And You Don't Know It 

Hidden secrets of the right-wing brain: Do you like Scott Walker or Elizabeth Warren? New research explains why. The “death of adulthood” is really just capitalism at work. In this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, film critic A.O.

The “death of adulthood” is really just capitalism at work

Scott writes an extended and provocative diagnosis of what he calls “The Death of Adulthood in American Culture.” We must abandon Bill Cosby: A broken trust with women, black America. Since the resurgence of conversation about the rape allegations against Bill Cosby, I have been thinking about what it means to honestly hold men in our society accountable for the varied forms of violence they do to women.

We must abandon Bill Cosby: A broken trust with women, black America

On the heels of comedian Hannibal Burress’ skewering of Cosby over the allegations of 13 women who accuse him of drugging and raping them, we learned that Stephen Collins, who played the lovable dad Rev. Camden to seven children on the show “Seventh Heaven,” allegedly molested and exposed himself to several young girls many years ago.

Karen Armstrong’s New Rule: Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence. In a city where murderers tortured and killed with seeming impunity, Maria de los Angeles Pineda Villa was ‘the key operator’—and allegedly sealed the fate of 43 student teachers.

Karen Armstrong’s New Rule: Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence

Tuesday saw Mexican security forces digging near a garbage dump, excavating yet another unmarked grave with the hope of finally finding the missing 43 student teachers. And the hunt was continuing for the most wanted woman in Mexico, the woman said to have given the Iguala police chief a fateful order when she mistakenly imagined the students might disrupt a party she was throwing in honor of herself. “Teach them a lesson.” The order purportedly came from Maria de los Angeles Pineda Villa, wife of the mayor of Iguala and by numerous accounts the person really in charge. Viewpoint: How the consumer dream went wrong. 28 October 2014Last updated at 21:42 ET The Apple Mac advert promising that '1984 won't be like '1984' Consumer culture began as an ideological dream that people could change the world, says Jon Alexander.

Viewpoint: How the consumer dream went wrong

Liberian Pastors Blame Ebola on Gays, The Right Blames Obama. Abu Omar al-Shishani has a fierce, gorgeous Chechen bride.

Liberian Pastors Blame Ebola on Gays, The Right Blames Obama

He learned intelligence operations from the U.S. And his older brother may be the real genius of ISIS. PANKISI GORGE, Georgia—The mother of martyrs, a woman in her fifties, is delicately beautiful and visibly in pain. She covers her hazel eyes and sobs over a photo album as the call to prayer echoes throughout the Georgian village of Jokolo, just south of the Chechen border. This is your brain on money: Why America’s rich think differently than the rest of us. Consider the following recent headlines: The Internet is replete with apologias for the rich.

This is your brain on money: Why America’s rich think differently than the rest of us

They are thinly sourced and even less well thought. The goal is simple: to justify the unjustifiable chasm between the rich and poor, globally and within our nation. Loud, Proud, and Atheist: ‘Openly Secular’ Encourages Non-Believers to Come Out of the Closet. The new ‘Openly Secular’ campaign illuminates prejudice against atheists.

Loud, Proud, and Atheist: ‘Openly Secular’ Encourages Non-Believers to Come Out of the Closet

Will it convince Americans that nonbelievers can be trustworthy, moral, and even electable? This past May, Joni Mars’ 6-year-old daughter was assaulted on the school bus after telling another student that she didn’t believe in God. The other child started by spitting on and pinching her daughter. “The other little kids on the bus were egging him on and telling him to hit her and kick her.

7 different types of non-believers. This article originally appeared on AlterNet.

7 different types of non-believers

My Tea Party uncle turned on me: The personal tale of a close Texas family. I grew up in a tight-knit family in Texas. My dad had lots of brothers and sisters, I had dozens of cousins. Weekends and holidays were spent with our relatives playing horseshoes, dominoes, softball, cooking and fishing. Why Adrian Peterson Changed My Mind on Spanking. The rapper turned actor sat down with Marlow Stern to discuss the state of the Wu, their upcoming album, and how Tupac was a victim of his own creation.

Method Man really wants to smoke a blunt. I’m seated across from the towering MC, who’s decked out in head-to-toe New York Giants gear—matching hat and tracksuit, spotless—and, though he seems engaged in our conversation, I can’t help but notice the tiny piece of white paper in his hands that he’s furiously rolling (and unrolling) into a blunt. Perhaps it’s involuntary, since he hasn’t broken eye contact with me to so much as glance at his makeshift spliff. Even so, I feel a tad guilty to be depriving him of the opportunity.

The man formerly known as Clifford Smith is here in Toronto promoting the film The Cobbler, which made its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral. A recent study comparing views on morality of religious and non-religious people found something surprising: Religion doesn’t make our everyday lives more moral. Suppose you actually do have an angel over your shoulder telling you the right thing to do. That angel probably wouldn’t tell you anything you didn’t already know. A recent study in Science aimed at uncovering how we experience morality in our everyday lives suggests that religious people are no more moral—or immoral—than non-religious people. Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and atheists’ ugly Islamophobia. The Midichlorians Made Me Do It: Can Microbes Explain Religion?

A wild new paper draws on ‘Star Wars’ to speculate about whether microbes might cause religious behavior—the latest in a long history of scientific attempts to pathologize belief. To End Obesity Epidemic  For brevity purposes I am using the word obesity instead of obesity and overweight throughout most of the text. Los ateos no existen y todos creemos en Dios innatamente, aseguran científicos. Un número de científicos en los últimos años han señalado que podrían no existir realmente los ateos, y que la creencia en Dios es inculcada de forma natural en todas las personas, según un artículo reciente publicado que está provocando el debate en todo el mundo.

La semana pasada, Nury Vittachi publicó un artículo titulado: “Científicos descubren que los ateos podrían no existir, y eso no es una broma”. En el artículo, Vittachi cita los trabajos de varios investigadores, como Graham Lawton y Pascal Boyer, quienes sostienen que la creencia en Dios es inculcada de forma natural en todas las personas. “Los científicos cognitivos son cada vez más conscientes de que una perspectiva metafísica puede ser tan profundamente arraigada en los procesos de pensamiento humano que no puede ser borrado”, escribe Vittachi. “Por supuesto que estos resultados no prueban que es imposible dejar de creer en Dios”, señala Vittachi. Del mismo modo, Pascal Boyer de la Universidad de Washington en St. Los seres humanos nacemos con la idea de la inmortalidad. De acuerdo con un estudio publicado por la Dra. Natalie Emmons, del equipo de la Universidad de Boston, la tendencia de la mente humana para concebir la vida eterna es sin distinción de raza, religión o cultura.

Este “patrón cognitivo universal” se puede detectar desde la infancia, aunque en ocasiones puede cambiar después con la edad adulta. Emmons, examinó la formación del raciocinio de los niños en diferentes etapas de desarrollo. Por qué las celebraciones en Colombia terminan con muertos - BBC Mundo - Noticias.

The Home-Team Advantage In The World Cup. LOOK: The Most Positive Countries In The World. Por qué no conviene ser demasiado inteligente en el trabajo - BBC Mundo - Noticias. Why Only the Most Intelligent Mammals Make Friends. Weltweite Umfrage: Eltern sind nicht glücklicher als Kinderlose. Eltern sind nicht unbedingt glücklicher als Kinderlose. Residents of Poor Nations Have a Greater Sense of Meaning in Life Than Residents of Wealthy Nations.

Shigehiro Oishi, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, P. O. Where life has meaning? Poor, religious countries. Researchers say wealthy countries rank higher on life satisfaction but when it comes to a life with meaning, a different story emerges. How to Reset Your Happiness Set Point. The Psychology Of Materialism, And Why It's Making You Unhappy. More money, more problems? This Is Scientific Proof That Happiness Is A Choice. Cuanto más tontos somos, más inteligentes nos creemos - BBC Mundo - Noticias. Alter des Vaters ist ein Risikofaktor für psychische Störungen. There's Something About Cities and Suicide.