Facebook says that we could one day live in a Matrix-like reality and proves that what we think is real is just an ILLUSION

Onto movement, Mr Abash said ‘movement is the area in which the inferential nature of reality really shines through.’ For this example he used an illusion (pictured) that causes what’s known as a motion after-effect (MAE). It is caused when visual neurons react to moving objects or stimulus Comments were made by Michael Abrash, chief scientist from Facebook-owned Oculus at the social network’s annual F8 conference He said we only infer the real world ‘based on the ‘sparse’ data we receive This is proved by the way optical illusions trick our senses As a result, he said virtual reality ‘done … Continue reading Facebook says that we could one day live in a Matrix-like reality and proves that what we think is real is just an ILLUSION

Church of Scientology keeps a ‘blackmail’ file on John Travolta and forces members to play musical chairs to Bohemian Rhapsody: Documentary claims to reveal shocking secrets of celebrity religion

The documentary was screened in America on Sunday evening and is based on Lawrence Wright’s book Going Clear documentary claims to reveal secrets of Scientology religion It alleges the church has a ‘blackmail file’ on John Travolta from auditing sessions and members are thrown into ‘The Hole’ to confess their crimes and vie for places by playing musical chairs to Bohemian Rhapsody Sylvia ‘Spanky’ Taylor, who once acted as the intermediary between the church and John Travolta, said people were punished with 30 hours labour Scientologists rejected allegations saying they are from ‘admitted liars’ By Claire Carter for MailOnline Scientologists … Continue reading Church of Scientology keeps a ‘blackmail’ file on John Travolta and forces members to play musical chairs to Bohemian Rhapsody: Documentary claims to reveal shocking secrets of celebrity religion

Why food is rarely the simple pleasure it once was

Guts talk at an intriguing exhibition at London’s Science Museum (Image: Jennie Hills/Science Museum, London|Science & Society Picture Library) by Simon Ings Cravings: Can your food control you? Science Museum, London, until January 2016 SOME years ago, I was friendly with a family who ran a venison smokery. They were expanding their product line to include a venison salami. On one visit, they presented me with piles of sliced sausage: which recipe did I prefer? My first mouthful was a disappointment. The sausage tasted of generic salami, hardly even of meat, and though I knew otherwise, it was hard to … Continue reading Why food is rarely the simple pleasure it once was

Feeling Intense Emotions Doesn’t Make You Crazy—But That’s Not What Big Pharma Wants You to Think

In a new book, Dr. Julie Holland argues that pharmaceutical companies target women and medicate their emotions. By Allegra Kirkland / AlterNet In 2014, a great deal of ink was spilled about the need to stop calling women crazy. Though dismissing women as emotional and irrational is hardly a new phenomenon, a Washington Post op-ed by dating coach Harris O’Malley provided the fodder for a thousand blog posts on the subject. As O’Malley writes, “It’s a form of gaslighting—telling women that their feelings are just wrong, that they don’t have the right to feel the way they do.” According to … Continue reading Feeling Intense Emotions Doesn’t Make You Crazy—But That’s Not What Big Pharma Wants You to Think

Inmates Drink Ayahuasca As Therapy In Brazilian Prison

The foul brew: Ayahuasca. Photo by Sascha Grabow (CC) By majestic Imagine this: a prison system that actually wants to turn its inmates into better people. As unlikely as that might seem in a world where the prison-industrial complex is spreading its dark shadow worldwide, in Brazil one prison is actually trying to send back prisoners to society as improved people by treating them with ayahuasca (for more information on ayahuasca review our archive). The New York Times reports from: JI-PARANÁ, Brazil — As the night sky enveloped this outpost in Brazil’s Amazon basin, the ceremony at the open-air temple … Continue reading Inmates Drink Ayahuasca As Therapy In Brazilian Prison

The price of hyper-cleanliness

By Tess Pennington | Ready Nutrition As I child, I was always outside. Whether I was biking, playing hide and seek with the neighborhood kids, jumping in puddles or making mud pies, I always wanted to be outdoors. Given my affinity for dirt and the outdoors, I was hardly ill as a child. The staggering decrease in our overall health and resistance to antibiotics leads many to believe that our preoccupation with hyper-cleanliness may be the culprit. For decades society has been fed the lie that we must keep a constant state of cleanliness. In fact, experts believe that because … Continue reading The price of hyper-cleanliness

10 Ways to Treat Depression Without Antidepressants

by Sarah Landrum, Contributor, Waking Times You’ve probably been told that antidepressants correct the chemical imbalance in your brain. As it turns out, that’s not quite true. In fact, antidepressants might be doing you more harm than good. Even if antidepressants do work, the fact remains that they’re insanely expensive. Considering how depression treatments can last a lifetime, it’s impractical to spend something like $21 to $1,000 a month just to keep the blues under control. Depression is already a burden enough by itself, without all the financial consequences that come with it. It’s better to view antidepressants as a … Continue reading 10 Ways to Treat Depression Without Antidepressants