The Mind and other Dangerous Things
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50 YEAR OLD CARTOON PREDICTS THE FUTURE !!! NWO !!!
HOW TO TICK PEOPLE OFF
Mature people truths
If you see a student dozing in the library or a co-worker catching 40 winks in her cubicle, don’t roll your eyes. New research from the University of California, Berkeley, shows that an hour’s nap can dramatically boost and restore your brain power. Indeed, the findings suggest that a biphasic sleep schedule not only refreshes the mind, but can make you smarter. Students who napped (green column) did markedly better in memorizing tests than their no-nap counterparts. An afternoon nap markedly boosts the brain’s learning capacity
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Religion and the Lack of It
Check out the following exercise, guaranteed to freak you out. There's no trick or surprise. Just follow these instructions, and answer the questions one at a time and as quickly as you can! Again, as quickly as you can but don't advance until you've done each of them... really. Six
This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive. This list corrects erroneous beliefs that are currently widely held about notable topics. Each misconception and the corresponding facts have been discussed in published literature. Note that each entry is formatted as a correction; the misconceptions themselves are implied rather than stated. List of common misconceptions
Imagination - Play with beautiful wobbly lines
The Meaning of Life
I live in a smallish condo, so I love these kinds of creative hacks. Two of my favorite and easy hacks: 1. Hung my Guitar Hero controllers off the side of a movie rack with some thin steel wire. Top 10 Creative Ways to Store Your Stuff
"How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people -- first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving... An Essay by Einstein -- The World As I See It
Holophonic Sounds - Tricking Your Mind To See Alternate Realities
Narrowing the red margins of your lips is a clear sign of anger, while massaging your forehead can signal uneasiness. Brushing hair off your face is a combination of nerves and flirtationIf you nod in clusters of three, the speaker will sense your interestStuffing your hands in your pockets means you're probably hiding somethingIn a seated conversation, lifting your toes means your feelings are extra-positive (RealSimple.com) -- Every last gesture -- whether it's a tilt of the head or plain fidgeting -- tells a story. Do you look down when you speak? What is your body language saying?
Don't Put Your Life On Hold...
40 Healthy Relationship Signs
The latest issue of Time has a major section on Alzheimer's, its effects and profound misery. Maria Shriver has a family history of Alzheimer's and tomorrow, Sunday the 17th, she'll break her silence even more to discuss with Christiane Amanpour how Alzheimer's effect family members. Not all experiences of Alzheimer's are sad. Over the last few months my daughters and I have learned to laugh at some of the effects of Alzheimer's on my wife and their mother. We decided a long time ago that when the occasion was pure nonsense and startling we were going to laugh. Although I still walk away from her with a tear in my eye, there are other times that as soon as I leave the residence I laugh out loud, get on the phone and let my daughters laugh with me. Dan Erwin - How I've Learned to Laugh at Alzheimer's