The Moon Is Full of Money

Capitalism in space. BY POPE BROCK – ILLUSTRATIONS BY VEDANTI SIKKAJULY Iwas slung in my favorite deck chair, drink in hand, having a gawk at the night sky. Andromeda, Pisces … I trawled the constellations, mind abandoned, still aware in some curve at the back of my brain that the world is coming apart at the seams and we’re all fucked, and enjoying the gentle paradox of it, the clink of the ice in my glass and the slumber of the dog. By and by I found my gaze resting on the moon. There it was, the great provider: breeder … Continue reading The Moon Is Full of Money

Emptiness and Filling Out Forms: A Practical Approach to Death

Photo by (Kirk) Lai Man Nung | https://tricy.cl/2GfksZT Dying with compassion means having a plan in place for those left behind. A practitioner recounts how she navigated the process with her dharma friends. By Rena Graham As a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner, I am constantly reminded that we never know when death might approach, but for years, I’d avoided dealing with one of the most practical aspects of death—the paperwork. I was not alone: Roughly half of all adults in North America do not have a living will. Then recently, I suffered a near-fatal illness that left me viscerally aware of how unprepared … Continue reading Emptiness and Filling Out Forms: A Practical Approach to Death

“Are they dreaming?” Recent footage shows an octopus changing color while it SLEEPS

by: Edsel Cook (Natural News) Do octopuses experience dreams? A viral video of an octopus changing its color during its slumber brought up interesting questions about the neural activity in its many “brains” during sleep periods. Octopuses can alter the color and texture of their skin in the blink of an eye. Sometimes, they rely on their color-changing capability to conceal themselves from predators and prey alike. Other times, they communicate their intentions to others of their kind through colorful displays. But recent footage of a sleeping octopus showed that the animal could also change color unconsciously. First posted on Twitter in … Continue reading “Are they dreaming?” Recent footage shows an octopus changing color while it SLEEPS

What does it mean to be a man? – Gary Barker

Male stereotypes are under increasing scrutiny. Psychologist Gary Barker explains why they are harmful, and what a progressive form of masculinity could look like. By Helen Glenny In the past few years, traditional male stereotypes have come under increasing scrutiny. These stereotypes often come under the term ‘Toxic masculinity’, which has been widely used to explain certain male actions and characteristics that conform to established gender roles, which do harm to both themselves or the society that they live in. Gary Barker has a PhD in developmental psychology and studies how we raise and socialise boys and men. In the late … Continue reading What does it mean to be a man? – Gary Barker

One Personality Trait Is Key to Whether or Not You Should Own a Dog

By Paul McGreevy An animal behaviorist explains the science behind a “dogpersonship.” Filed Under Animals, Data & Human Behavior The news of a fatal dog-bite incident in Melbourne last week has shocked dog lovers around the country. A 61-year-old man was dead by the time police arrived at the property in Mill Park; his 58-year-old wife is in the hospital with serious injuries. The dog in question, a Staffordshire terrier, belonged to the couple’s son. At first glance, the dog seems almost to have led a “double life” — strongly vouched for as a deeply loyal animal who would defend its family members and protect familiar … Continue reading One Personality Trait Is Key to Whether or Not You Should Own a Dog

THE LONELINESS EPIDEMIC IS SO BAD, WORLD LEADERS HAVE BEEN FORCED TO INTERVENE

by Chris Bourn When politicians are staging national interventions to force us to connect with each other — and actually spending real money on the problem — you know it’s a genuine crisis There are many great things about being a human, but one of the most underappreciated is our need to bond with other humans. The urge to be sociable was hardwired into us long ago, say theevolutionary psychologists, and it’s led to many of our favorite pastimes: laughing at things, gossip, the ability to have face-to-face sex. But it also has a nasty side effect: When the bonding instinct is left hanging … Continue reading THE LONELINESS EPIDEMIC IS SO BAD, WORLD LEADERS HAVE BEEN FORCED TO INTERVENE

HUMANITY IS NOT SLEEPING; IT’S IN AN INDUCED COMA

by Caitlin Johnstone, Guest Waking Times In the late 1960s, the sudden widespread availability of psychedelics combined with the circulation of eastern philosophy to the west to begin a radical transformation of human consciousness. Our species, desperate to transcend the residual trauma from two world wars and the existential terror of the nuclear age, began moving into a wildly unprecedented relationship with its capacity for abstract thought. For the first time ever, humans began disentangling themselves from egoic consciousness on a mass scale, suddenly using thought as the useful tool it’s meant to be rather than the life-dominating addiction that it … Continue reading HUMANITY IS NOT SLEEPING; IT’S IN AN INDUCED COMA