If You Love Someone, Let Her Fart

Illustration by Dave van Patten Tracy Moore If you know a woman, then you know at least one thing about her: She’s been doing her best to hold in her farts as long as she’s been alive. And one of the best things you can do as demonstration of your ultimate love, acceptance, and respect for her and her general (intestinal) comfort is to tell her to fart as often, as freely and as loudly as she needs to. Start tonight. Let her squeeze one out and then go get dinner, okay? To be clear, you don’t have to like these … Continue reading If You Love Someone, Let Her Fart

The age you’ll be happiest in life is later than you think

  Younger doesn’t necessarily mean happier. Unsplash / Nathália Bariani by Lindsay Dodgson There’s no end to the research that looks into when we will be happiest in life. Everyone wants to be happy, and the pursuit of it seems to be the ultimate goal for a lot of us. However, while you may assume the prime of your life will occur in your 20s or 30s, this might not actually be the case — while emphasis is often given to the younger years, you might have a bit longer to wait to really be happiest. The Independent reported that a … Continue reading The age you’ll be happiest in life is later than you think

The Spiritual, Reductionist Consciousness of Christof Koch

FATAL INTELLIGENCE: Given the probable existence of trillions of planets, why haven’t we detected life elsewhere? It’s likely, Christof Koch says, that sufficiently complex and intelligent life would destroy itself.NASA   What the neuroscientist is discovering is both humbling and frightening him. BY STEVE PAULSON Consciousness is a thriving industry. It’s not just the meditation retreats and ayahuasca shamans. Or the conferences with a heady mix of philosophers, quantum physicists, and Buddhist monks. Consciousness is a buzzing business in neuroscience labs and brain institutes. But it wasn’t always this way. Just a few decades ago, consciousness barely registered as a … Continue reading The Spiritual, Reductionist Consciousness of Christof Koch