When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.
“Bonk” author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious.
Breakups are the worst. Whether you choose to break up with someone, or someone chooses to break up with you – it’s devastating. This week we look into the science behind break ups, and put newly single participants through a program to help them feel better about themselves and their love life.
“In music, one doesn’t make the end of the composition the point of the composition. If that were so, the best conductors would be those who played the fastest; and there would be composers who only wrote finales. People would go to concerts only to hear one crashing chord – because that’s the end…” Alan Watts
This is an animation about the Hollow Earth Theory and about a possible Earth geological model.
When you learn to love and value yourself, you can experience a piece of heaven! In this video clip, Anita Moorjani, (author of Dying to Be Me) talks about her near-death experience with lymphoma and how it helped her to understand what our illnesses can teach us and what really matters most in our lives.
Alan Wilson Watts (January 6, 1915 — November 16, 1973) was a British philosopher, writer, speaker, and student of comparative religion. He was best known as an interpreter of Asian philosophies for a Western audience.
Watch as 1000 years of European borders change (timelapse map)
An incredible timelapse look at how drastically European borders have changed over the last 1000 years
TransferWise – money without borders
(video from the “Centennia Historical Atlas” by Frank E.Reed)
Alan Watts (1915-1973) who held both a master’s degree in theology and a doctorate of divinity, is best known as an interpreter of Zen Buddhism in particular, and Indian and Chinese philosophy in general. He authored more than 20 excellent books on the philosophy and psychology of religion, and lectured extensively, leaving behind a vast audio archive. With characteristic lucidity and humor Watts unravels the most obscure ontological and epistemological knots with the greatest of ease.
Do you remember what it was like to first fall in love? Relationship expert James Bauer suggests that this wonderful feeling doesn’t have to stop. This is a great read, so please enjoy!