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Good acid music – How to Pick Music for People on LSD

life | 01 august 17 | sociedelic.com
Since its 60s counterculture heyday, LSD has been closely associated with music. But it’s not just artistic proclivities that link them: Researchers have found that listening to music can actually affect the LSD experience on a neurological level—and they have brain scans to back it.

The meaning of life in a world without work

life | 01 august 17 | theguardian.com
Most jobs that exist today might disappear within decades. As artificial intelligence outperforms humans in more and more tasks, it will replace humans in more and more jobs.

Nuclear weapons now banned under international law

life | 01 august 17 | greenpeace.org
At UN Headquarters in New York, a global treaty banning nuclear weapons has been adopted. This is an historic moment: according to the treaty, to possess and develop nuclear weapons is now illegal under international law

Volcanic orgins of life

life | 01 august 17 | scientificamerican.com
Deep oceans were thought to hold life’s origins. New evidence points instead to an active volcanic landscape. The origin of life us not just a simple story of individual, competing cells: a new vision of life’s start could be a communal unit of protocells that survived and evolved through collaboration and sharing of innovation rather than strict competition.

Give it away now

life | 01 august 17 | Fibromyalgic Resources
People who are generous experience mood-enhancing tranformations according to a recent study by Philippe Tobler of the University of Zürich in Switzerland. Tobler gave $100 to 50 participants over the course of a few weeks. Half of the participants were to spend the money on themselves, the other half on someone they already knew. As it turns out, your mood is enhanced if you give someone a present – no matter how big or small.

What causes fibromylgia

life | 01 august 17 | Fibromyalgic Resources
Researchers have found the main source of pain in fibromyalgia patients, and contrary to what many believe, it does not stem from the brain but from excess blood vessels in the hands, legs and feet. „This mismanaged blood flow could bet he source of muscular pain and achiness, and the sense of fatigue which are thought to be due to a build-up of lactic acid and low levels of inflammation.“

No Reason To Get Excited

life | 01 august 17 | inc.com
Rude drivers who merge at the last second are doing us a favor, according to science.

Roshi Joan’s 75th birthday

life | 01 august 17 | Upaya Zen Center News
This July is a special month for Upaya Zen Center. Roshi Joan Halifax, Upaya founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher is celebrating a milestone birthday this year, her 75th.

Awakening from Materialism

life | 01 august 17 | Upaya Zen Center News
This July is a special month for Upaya Zen Center. Roshi Joan Halifax, Upaya founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher is celebrating a milestone birthday this year, her 75th

Evidence for Abundance

life | 11 july 16 | Peter Diamandis, Singularity Hub
Why the world is better than you think in 10 powerful charts.

Psychedelic Drugs Are the Ultimate Meal for Your Mind

life | 29 june 16 | Maddie Oatman and Tom Philpott, Mother Jones
“Not only do plants nourish us bodily – they nourish us psychologically.” The legendary food writer Michael Pollan takes us on a trip.

The Social Construction of Stories

life | 19 may 16 | Interview: Edge
How narratives can get in the way of being happier. A conversation with Paul Dolan, professor of behavioral science at the London School of Economics and Political Science and author of Happiness by Design.

Earth may be home to one trillion species

life | 5 may 16 | Indiana University, ScienceDaily
Largest-ever analysis of microbial data reveals an ecological law concluding 99.999 percent of species remain undiscovered.

Sexy beasts

life | 23 apr 16 | Alex Riley, Aeon
Male flamboyance does more than ruffle a few feathers – it helps the female choose a mate in top metabolic health.

Beyond hashtags

life | 13 apr 16 | Athina Karatzogianni, The Conversation
How a new wave of digital activists is changing society.

Where do minds belong?

life | 3 apr 16 | Caleb Scharf, Aeon
Intelligence could have been moving back and forth between biological beings and machine receptacles for aeons.

The Mattering Instinct

life | 29 mar 16 | Interview: Edge
A conversation with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein about that commitment to one’s own life that is inseparable from pursuing a coherent human life.

Decriminalization of all drugs

life | 25 mar 16 | Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post
A group of 22 medical experts convened by Johns Hopkins University and The Lancet have called today for the decriminalization of all nonviolent drug use and possession.

My secret life

life | 11 feb 16 | Tiffany Jenkins, Aeon
Parents expect to know everything about their children’s lives. They need to remember that secrets are part of growing up.

Rethinking Evolution

life | 1 feb 16 | Anne Fausto-Sterling, Boston Review
In the early 1990s, biologist and co-developer of the Gaia theory, Lynn Margulis, elaborated a sweeping claim: symbiosis lies at the explanatory heart of evolution. It seems she was right.