by Miles Klee – Miles Klee is MEL’s resident tank-top dirtbag, shitposter and meme expert. He’s also the author of the novel ‘Ivyland’ and a story collection, ‘True False.’ This could be the most anti-toxic place to see nudity online The great challenge of the Age of Nudes — besides keeping your smutty selfies out of the wrong hands — is constant reinvention. The same has been true of carnal relations for a very long time, and while humans have proven their genius with each permutation of sexual behavior, our styles of visual sexting remain fairly limited. A mirror shot … Continue reading ON R/DRAWMENSFW, REDDIT PICASSOS TURN YOUR NUDES INTO PERSONALIZED ART
“an adult’s perceptions of how the heart has been affected by damage and blockages following a heart attack” – from Broadbent et al 2018 / 2004 By Christian Jarrett Asking patients to draw the parts of their body affected by illness (and similar drawing challenges) can provide insights into how they think about their illness, the seriousness of their condition, and how well they are likely to cope, among other things. For instance, when people who had experienced a heart attack were asked on repeated occasions to draw their heart, an increase in the size of their drawings over time correlated with more anxiety … Continue reading Asking Patients To Draw Their Illness Can Be Surprisingly Revealing
Cannabis plants in a lab at Niagara College in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario. As marijuana use becomes more widespread and varied, some people worry that its more potent versions can cause or exacerbate mental illness.CreditCreditCarlos Osorio/Reuters By Benedict Carey As the drug becomes more popular, concerns have been raised that its use can lead to psychotic disorders. Here’s what scientists know for sure, and what they don’t. Nearly a century after the film “Reefer Madness” alarmed the nation, some policymakers and doctors are again becoming concerned about the dangers of marijuana, although the reefers are long gone. Experts now distinguish between the “new … Continue reading Does Cannabis Use Cause Schizophrenia?
by: Ethan Huff (Natural News) This place we all call home, Earth, is currently in the throes of some serious magnetic turmoil. And scientists are now warning that we’re possibly in for a very rough ride in the months and years ahead, as our North and South Poles are actually moving from their formerly fixed points. According to a paper recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature, what’s happening is that magnetic North Pole is traveling away from Canada and towards Siberia – and it’s doing this so quickly that scientists are now having to issue emergency updates to the maps used by electronic navigation systems. … Continue reading Is Earth on the verge of undergoing a magnetic pole shift? Scientists say SOON
Monk Mathieu Ricard prepares for an MRI at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on June 4, 2008 under the supervision of technician Michael Anderle (left) and principal investigators Richard J. Davidson (center) and Antoine Lutz (right). | Photo by Jeff Miller ©UW-Madison University Communications https://tricy.cl/2H9oVjk A Buddhist scholar examines the assertion that Buddhism is more like a science of the mind than a religion. By John Dunne The following article is excerpted from one of the final talks in our upcoming online course, Buddhism for Beginners, which starts on January 14. John Dunne, a Buddhist scholar and practitioner, introduces the origins, teachings, and … Continue reading Is Buddhism Scientific or Religious?
Photo by Andia/UIG via Getty Images It’s tempting to think science gives a God’s-eye view of reality. But we forget the place of human experience at our peril Adam Frank is professor of astrophysics at the University of Rochester in New York. He is the author of several books, the latest being Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth(2018). Marcelo Gleiser is a theoretical physicist at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, where he is the Appleton professor of natural philosophy and professor of physics and astronomy, and the director of the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement (ICE). He is … Continue reading The blind spot
Keeping on top of daily stress isn’t only a win for your mental health, it might just avert a coronary by Chris Bourn One of the best tips on how to write an all-time classic work of fiction comes from E.M. Forster, whoadvised: “‘The King died, and then the Queen died’ is a story; ‘the King died and then the Queen died of grief’ is a plot.” It’s also, the novelist might be surprised to learn if he were alive today and up to speed on cutting-edge cardiology, an increasingly recognized medical reality. For centuries, people have intuitively grasped that extreme emotional … Continue reading YOUR CARDIOLOGIST SHOULD BE ASKING YOU ABOUT YOUR JOB — AND YOUR LOVE LIFE — BEFORE IT KILLS YOU