Category: Mind

Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

Evolution does everything for a reason, and to understand the origin of this particular insanity, let’s back up for a minute to 50,000BC in Ethiopia, where your Great2,000 Grandfather lived as part of a small tribe. A...

The Marriage Decision: Everything Forever or Nothing Ever Again

The Marriage Decision: Everything Forever or Nothing Ever Again

There’s not really any normal way to start a relationship. Some people go on a date, and then another date, and then another, and one day it’s just clear to both of them that...

Watch how a dictionary writer defines English

Kory Stamper defines words for a living. In her new book, Word by Word, she documents the life of a lexicographer, from maintaining focus in the office to tackling the near-impossible task of defining...

Long Way Down: Mariana Trench

While thousands of climbers have successfully scaled Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth, only two people have descended to the planet’s deepest point, the Challenger Deep in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench. Here’s...

Start Over In Life

Start Over In Life

When your Facebook page has over 1,600,000 “Likes”, you are a social media star. There are a lot of them out there nowadays. Natalie Jill’s path has been different from most of them. But...

Listening to Poetry Really Can Give You Chills and Goosebumps

Listening to Poetry Really Can Give You Chills and Goosebumps

To examine how poetry affects listeners, Wassiliwizky and his team conducted two experiments. For the first, the researchers monitored the heart, face, and skin hair activity of 27 native German speakers as they listened...

Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

It’s pretty straightforward—when the reality of someone’s life is better than they had expected, they’re happy.  When reality turns out to be worse than the expectations, they’re unhappy. According to the definition of special, most...