Want A Healthy Brain? Better Avoid These 7 Habits

By Carolyn Gregoire Why are some people sharp as a tack at 95 years old, while others begin struggling with mental clarity in their 50s? A lot of it has to do with genetics, but certain lifestyle factors also play an important role in how our brain ages. So while you can’t control your genes, you can take advantage of the latest science and avoid these seven big brain mistakes: Mistake No. 1: Eating a standard American diet Foods high in sugar, unhealthy fats and processed foods — i.e., the typical American diet — can wreak havoc on your brain … Continue reading Want A Healthy Brain? Better Avoid These 7 Habits

Why Mental Health Disorders Emerge in Your Early 20s

by Hanson O’Haver From the column ‘The VICE Guide to Mental Health’ There’s a reason the image of the floundering, scared, shaky post-teen struggling to enter adulthood is a cliché. Between moving out of your parent’s home, going to college and getting a job, lack of sleep, drugs, and unrestricted access to alcohol, becoming an adult is fucking hard. So it’s no wonder that this period is popularly associated with having a mental breakdown. But is there any truth behind the pop culture trope? What about kids from wealthy families who don’t have the stresses the rest of us do … Continue reading Why Mental Health Disorders Emerge in Your Early 20s

Creflo Dollar: Demons Stole My Private Jet

Photo Illustration by Emil Lendof/The Daily Beast by Olivia Nuzzi The pastor who asked followers to buy him a new $65 million aircraft blames the devil for losing the old one—and says he may need a spaceship to evangelize on Mars. Satan stole Pastor Creflo Dollar’s private jet, according to a paid spokesman for Satan’s opposition, Pastor Creflo Dollar. During a recent sermon, Dollar addressed his critics in the media who challenged him when he tried to convince the members of his congregation that they should buy him a $65 million private jet. In particular, Dollar said those who tried to … Continue reading Creflo Dollar: Demons Stole My Private Jet

Facebook Is Eating the Internet

Dado Ruvic / Reuters The state of the media in 2015 begins and ends with the tech giant. by ADRIENNE LAFRANCE Facebook, it seems, is unstoppable. The social publishing site, just 11 years old, is now the dominant force in American media. It drives a quarter of all web traffic. In turn, Facebook sucks up a huge portion of ad revenue—the money that keeps news organizations running—and holds an enormous captive audience. We already know, from a Pew poll last year, that nearly half of the adults who use the Internet report getting their news from Facebook alone. Now consider some … Continue reading Facebook Is Eating the Internet

Transcendence: Esoteric Analysis

by Jay Dyer Transcendence is the ultimate transhumanist film to date. Convalescence would have been a better name. The film begins with some cataclysmic future event that has caused the collapse of civilization to a pre-electrical state. Rewind a few years, and we see Johnny Depp as Dr. Will Caster, a scientist who specializes in artificial intelligence on the verge of discovering the final key to mapping the human mind so it can be downloaded onto a floppy disc. Dr. Caster calls this point of singularity “transcendence,” where man will finally overcome his bodily limitations and load himself up to YouTube. … Continue reading Transcendence: Esoteric Analysis

The Operation Called “Engineered Consensus”

by Jon Rappoport, Guest, Waking Times This operation has various stages. It can be applied to issues like vaccination, GMO food, climate change, fake epidemics, elections, war—and it can be applied widely across the general subject of reality itself. It begins with some “authoritative” voice proclaiming an idea is a fact. Well, someone has to start the ball rolling. Very quickly, according to plan, others pick up the ball and echo the original idea. This includes both “respected” individuals and groups. Media join in. What follows is a scramble to gain public acceptance. All sorts of approaches are used in this stage … Continue reading The Operation Called “Engineered Consensus”

DREAMING OF PARADOX

Photography by Ronny Engelmann by JAMESWJESSO I’ve been having this reoccurring sensation; a feeling that the reality I experience as my waking life is really a dream that I am just about to wake from. I start to get a light glimpse of each person within this waking reality – directly present and historically referenced – to be dream characters and creations of my mind. Like a wonderfully sown yarn, each character in this unfolding dreamscape has become present at the exact moment necessary to further me along a process of awakening to this truth. Simultaneous to this sense of pending … Continue reading DREAMING OF PARADOX