he Hidden Sexism of How We Think About Risk

A THIN LINE: Risk assessment is highly dependent upon the person and the situation—most people tend to avoid what they view as high-risk situations. Philippe Petit, who walked a wire strung a quarter of a mile high between the Twin Towers, described himself as “absolutely the contrary of a daredevil.” If men take more risks than women, it’s not because of biology. BY CORDELIA FINE My eldest son has long been irresistibly drawn to danger. At 6 months old he rolled across the entire expanse of the living room in order to more closely inspect the drill that his father—forgivably … Continue reading he Hidden Sexism of How We Think About Risk

Eat Like a Martial Arts Master and Increase Your Willpower

Image via chrisbeetlesfinephotographs.com BY NELSON AGUILAR Deep in the crevasses of the Songshan mountain range, an Indian dhyana master established the first Shaolin Monastery in 477 AD, seeking to spread the relatively new teachings of Buddha at the time. This monastery then bred the Shaolin monks, who are now popular for their incredible feats with Chinese martial arts, particularly with Shaolin Kung Fu. Since then, Chinese dynasties have been both built and destroyed, but the lives of the monks have persevered through both progress and persecution. Modern Shaolin monks are popular and known throughout the world, which is evident from … Continue reading Eat Like a Martial Arts Master and Increase Your Willpower

THESE 7 UNBELIEVABLE ADS EXEMPLIFY HOW THE ADVERTISING INDUSTRY DEGRADES WOMEN AND MEN

by Nathaniel Mauka, Staff Writer, Waking Times With all the scientific developments in neuroscience, perhaps none have been utilized so thoroughly and so effectively for social engineering as in the advertising industry. If you thought you could get away from the influence of this machine, you’re mistaken. Nearly a century after Coca-Cola took cocaine out of its most popular beverage, neuroscientists have found that soft drinks still work like illicit drugs, as does fat, salt, and sugar on our brains – but strangely, so do the images we “consume.” Are you sure that you are motivated by your own, sovereign mind or … Continue reading THESE 7 UNBELIEVABLE ADS EXEMPLIFY HOW THE ADVERTISING INDUSTRY DEGRADES WOMEN AND MEN