Most of us go through life without really getting any smarter. Yet others expand their minds every day. What’s the difference? Sure, you could go into the office the next day and discuss the details of what happened in the latest episode of Game of Thrones. But this won’t expand your...
Elon Musk has been saying for a while now that we are most probably living in the matrix and now analysts of Bank of America have officially indicated that they agree. In a report to clients, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said there's a 20-50% chance that we're living in...
Surface level small talk is the most superficial form of communication out there. “How’s the weather?” “How was your weekend?” “What’s been happening lately?” Such boring questions. Small talk is the easiest way to begin a conversation, but research is confirming what most of us already know but don’t practice: small...
Why is it that the most ruthless and violent people in history are always men? If there’s ever been a violent, murderous female dictator, have you heard of her? I haven’t. The closest I’ve come across is Osho’s portrayal of Mother Teresa as a charlatan and hypocrite, but she lived...
I think about marriage a lot, probably because I'm not married. I'm a 36 year old single male and it seems to me that all of my friends are either married, engaged or divorced. Not me. I'm not married and never have been. I like the idea of marriage when it...
Have you ever heard anyone tell you that free will is illusion? That we are simply sophisticated machines responding to our environment in predictable ways? Dean Buonomano, a brain researcher at UCLA and author of Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time, explains in the video below...
Have you ever been told you just need to "think positive" and your problems will go away? Or that to achieve what you want in your life, all you need to do is visualize it and it will end up appearing? It's an approach to life that's been popular for decades...
One of the most seemingly obvious truths is that we exist. There is such a thing as "you" that exists throughout your life. In a TED talk that has recently gone viral, philosopher Julian Baggini has challenged this view. He admits that while there is a kind of permanent truth about...