Capture Life in Your Soul — Not Your Smartphone

by Alison Vilag “Once, there was a man who filmed his vacation. He went flying down the river in his boat With his video camera to his eye, making a moving picture of the moving river Upon which his sleek boat moved swiftly toward the end of his vacation He showed his vacation to his camera, which pictured it, preserving it forever: The river, the trees, the sky, the light, the bow of his rushing boat Behind which he stood with his camera Preserving his vacation even as he was having it So that after he had it he would still … Continue reading Capture Life in Your Soul — Not Your Smartphone

The Human Brain: Your Subconscious Mind Processes Habits To Feel Like ‘Second Nature’

By Lizette Borreli We feel that we’re in control when we do daily activities like waking up, driving to and from work, and going to sleep. These routine habits feel like second nature because we process information very quickly without us being aware — this is known as the subconscious, more commonly known as the unconscious mind at work. In the Life Noggin’ video, “How Does Your Subconscious Work?” host Patrick Graziosi explains the unconscious mind is able to influence our behavior and even contains suppressed memories that are too painful or tedious for a person to confront. Sigmund Freud, the father … Continue reading The Human Brain: Your Subconscious Mind Processes Habits To Feel Like ‘Second Nature’

The Hatred of Sound

(Illustration: Michelle Thompson) The clank of silverware, the sound of chewing, and other forms of torture. The trouble with misophonia. by ED CARA As we sit down in a mostly empty Upper West Side restaurant in New York City, my two companions say, almost simultaneously, “We should go.” They’re in quiet distress. For Susan Nesbit and Bill Kaufman, the sounds of the light rock music playing over the stereo and the clattering of silverware are intolerable. Nesbit and Kaufman identify as sufferers of a new, largely unexplored condition known as misophonia—the “hatred of sound.” As we politely decline our menus and … Continue reading The Hatred of Sound

The Constitution of the EU’s Dictatorship

by Eric Zuesse It’s here: http://www.esm.europa.eu/pdf/ESM Treaty consolidated 13-03-2014.pdf That’s the treaty establishing (which was originally done in 2012) the ultimate lending-fund for what the EU now officially considers to be a permanent economic crisis in Europe, of member-nations that are experiencing “severe financing problems,” and that are therefore continually ripe for asset-stripping by aristocrats. It’s called the European Stability Mechanism. It’s anything but that. Here is what it actually does: http://corporateeurope.org/economy-finance/2014/06/european-stability-mechanism-esm-no-democracy-bailout-fund In other words: it establishes the European bureaucracy to serve global aristocrats, so as to help them asset-strip the European populations of corrupt member-nations. These bureaucrats get transferred back-and-forth … Continue reading The Constitution of the EU’s Dictatorship

Things Every Man Should Have in His Car: An Illustrated Guide

by AoM Team When I was growing up, I noticed that my dad kept his car well-stocked with supplies. A lot of the equipment was for his job busting poachers as a game warden, but most of the things were for emergency situations. And there were plenty of times when my dad was able to put those supplies to work. Be it a maintenance issue or a snowstorm, keeping these items in your vehicle can save you time and discomfort, and perhaps even your very life, should an emergency arise. Illustrated by Ted Slampyak http://www.artofmanliness.com/2015/01/29/things-every-man-should-have-in-his-car-an-illustrated-guide/ Continue reading Things Every Man Should Have in His Car: An Illustrated Guide

Alan Watts: Society is a Hoax

by Marcie Gainer  “But when you get out into the world at your first sales meeting they’ve got the same thing going again, because they want you to make that quota, and if you do make it they give you a higher quota. And come along about forty-five years of age, maybe you’re vice president, and suddenly it dawns on you that you’ve arrived, with a certain sense of having been cheated because life feels the same as it always felt and you are conditioned to be in desperate need of a future.” http://disinfo.com/2015/07/alan-watts-society-is-a-hoax/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+disinfo%2FoMPh+%28Disinformation%29 Continue reading Alan Watts: Society is a Hoax

Coffee Drinkers… You Could Be One Cup Away From Destroying Your Brain!

  The dark side of coffee Don’t refill that mug until you read this…and protect yourself from the “coffee brain drain.” Dear Health-Conscious Reader, If you drink two, three…or even four cups of coffee a day, there’s something you need to know before you refill that mug. For every good feeling coffee gives you—the mental rush, the morning jump-start—there’s a downside. When that buzz wears off, your brain realizes it’s been robbed of something it holds very dear: acetylcholine. That’s the brain chemical responsible for keeping your mind sharp and clear.You might love coffee, but your brain has a love-hate … Continue reading Coffee Drinkers… You Could Be One Cup Away From Destroying Your Brain!

Video: Insane Life In Tokyo Japan and Robot Wars

In this video Luke Rudkowski gives you a behind the scenes look at life in Tokyo, he shows you the best and worst parts of this very unique society. From suicide … http://rinf.com/alt-news/multimedia/video-insane-life-in-tokyo-japan-and-robot-wars/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RinfAlternativeNewsMediaDailyBreakingNews+%28RINF+Alternative+News+Media%3A+Daily+Breaking+News%29 Continue reading Video: Insane Life In Tokyo Japan and Robot Wars

What If Everything You Were Taught Was A Lie?

by Gregg Prescott, M.S. Editor, In5D.com There is a war going on right now and it doesn’t involve guns or the military industrial complex. It’s a war on consciousness and most people are clueless that it even exists. Education or Indoctrination? Ultimately, the education system can be blamed for feeding us propaganda and forcing us to regurgitate it so we can “fit in” with the rest of society. Our public school systems are set up to get the students primed for economic slavery without ever offering courses that allow to students to think creatively or freely. If you trace the … Continue reading What If Everything You Were Taught Was A Lie?

We’re Going to Hell in a Handbasket! Hooray! Why Every Man Should Embrace the Jeremiad

by Brett & Kate McKay While the internet was supposed to produce a bevy of incisive, free-wheeling discourse, it has instead begotten a never-ending series of almost invariably predictable debates. Spend enough time online, and you can begin to predict with striking prescience exactly how a particular discussion will unfold: if someone submits input A, they will get output B. Case in point: whenever someone says: “Young people today are (insert negative trait here),” someone else will almost assuredly counter the contention by busting out this quote from Socrates: “The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for … Continue reading We’re Going to Hell in a Handbasket! Hooray! Why Every Man Should Embrace the Jeremiad