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‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Improve Psychological Health Long Term

October 13, 2013

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Originally posted on Health & Family:
The psychedelic drug in magic mushrooms may have lasting medical and spiritual benefits, according to new research from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The mushroom-derived hallucinogen, called psilocybin, is known to trigger transformative spiritual states, but at high doses it can also result in “bad trips” marked by terror…

8 Indisputable Reasons Why We Dont Need Offices – Forbes

October 3, 2013

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Looking back a decade or so ago it was absolutely essential to have an office, or more likely, a cubicle. That’s where we had meetings, saw our coworkers, and just got work done. But today do we really need corporate offices?  New technologies allow us to “connect to work,” meaning that all we need to […]

Stumped by a Problem? This Technique Unsticks You – Association for Psychological Science

September 26, 2013

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Stuck solving a problem? Seek the obscure, says Tony McCaffrey, a psychology PhD from the University of Massachusetts. “There’s a classic obstacle to innovation called ‘functional fixedness,’ which is the tendency to fixate on the common use of an object or its parts. It hinders people from solving problems.” McCaffrey has developed a systematic way […]

Why you should learn to lucid dream

September 24, 2013

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Lucid dreaming is when you experience full consciousness while dreaming. You know that you are in a dream and you discover that you can do absolutely anything you like in it. What generally causes you to become conscious without waking up is when you notice something so incongruous that you would never see in real […]

9 Things That Will Change and Improve Your Life Forever – Cheezburger

July 25, 2013

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Clever ways to get around some of life’s most persistent problems. via 9 Things That Will Change and Improve Your Life Forever – Cheezburger.

Cities are a new kind of complex system: Part social reactor, part network

June 23, 2013

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Cities have long been likened to organisms, ant colonies, and river networks. But these and other analogies fail to capture the essence of how cities really function. New research by Santa Fe Institute Professor Luis Bettencourt suggests a city is something new in nature — a sort of social reactor that is part star and […]

Lessons from NASA: How to overcome the impossible

August 9, 2012

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Human curiosity is a powerful motivator. It pushes us to look and go farther then we previously thought possible. After a few millennia of looking at the sky and wondering what it’s like up there so far away, we’re now able to build machines that give us a front row seat. The Mars rover Curiosity […]