Are You Having a ‘Several-Night Stand’?

Here’s why you should probably stop by Tracy Moore  Are you seeing a woman regularly, spending good time together, figuring out sex things she likes, getting increasingly efficient blowjobs and talking about your feelings with enthusiastic adoration toward her, but would bristle at her suggestion that you’re having an actual relationship? Then you may be engaged in a several-night stand, a modern conundrum wrought by dating apps, the illusion of choice and the idea that relationships can meet the full spectrum of human need while remaining utterly meaningless. Perhaps congratulations are in order for cracking the monogamy code, but possibly the woman … Continue reading Are You Having a ‘Several-Night Stand’?

MANIPULATING THE MASS MIND & ATTENTION

by Fred Dodson, New Dawn ,Waking Times In my 30 years as a self-improvement coach, the most important insight is that where you put your attention is where your energy goes. If you find that hard to believe, try this: Walk through a crowd. Put your attention on the people. Then walk through the same crowd again and put your attention on the gaps between the people. More of them will now make way. Try it. It never fails. Here’s another experiment: Stand at the corner of any city street and look upwards for a while. You will notice people around … Continue reading MANIPULATING THE MASS MIND & ATTENTION

HUMANITY IS SUFFERING FROM A DIVIDE AND CONQUER STRATEGY

by Phillip J. Watt, Contributor, Waking Times  So much infighting. So much disagreement. So much disharmony. Humanity is dazed and confused like never before. Given there’s so much intellectual and emotional carnage eating away at the truth, let me try and break down politics, economics and the division it has on all of us: – The left and right are in total warfare and pretty much have an unprecedented level of hatred towards each other. – This is fueled by the ‘fake news’ media monopolies and the big money which is secretly funding certain causes, groups and protests. – The right … Continue reading HUMANITY IS SUFFERING FROM A DIVIDE AND CONQUER STRATEGY

‘Sgt. Pepper’ Is the Greatest Album Ever — Unless You Don’t Think So

Robert Fraser /EMI Records LTD On its 50th anniversary, is it finally time to stop expecting a silly, catchy album to be an unassailable cultural totem? Tomorrow sees the release of a deluxe reissue of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, almost exactly 50 years since it first hit record shelves. It’s a major anniversary of the greatest album ever made. If that claim makes you roll your eyes, don’t blame me: It’s what the culture decided a long time ago. The record that featured the Beatles on the cover dressed up as a fictional band, Sgt. Pepper has been considered a … Continue reading ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Is the Greatest Album Ever — Unless You Don’t Think So

A Laboratory for Feeling and Time: Pioneering Philosopher Susanne Langer on What Gives Music Its Power and How It Illuminates the Other Arts

“Music is ‘significant form,’ and its significance is that of a symbol, a highly articulated sensuous object… Feeling, life, motion and emotion constitute its import.” BY MARIA POPOVA “Music is at once the most wonderful, the most alive of all the arts… and the most sensual,” Susan Sontag wrote in one of the most beautiful meditations on the power of music. Aldous Huxley, in his immensely poetic reflection on why music moves us so, recounted “some exquisite soft harmony apprehended by another sense” as he listened to Beethoven in the dark. This sensorial splendor of music is what Helen Keller, … Continue reading A Laboratory for Feeling and Time: Pioneering Philosopher Susanne Langer on What Gives Music Its Power and How It Illuminates the Other Arts

Magazine Headline: ‘You Don’t Have To Be Racist To Be Racist’

BY TOM KNIGHTON There may be no limit to the all the ways Social Justice Warriors think human beings suck. I’ve long hoped we would eventually reach Peak SJW, a point beyond parody when even SJWs can’t take themselves seriously anymore, but now I’m not sure such a thing is possible. For example, here’s an article from Affinity Magazine titled “You Don’t Have To Be Racist To Be Racist.” Yeah, let’s let that stew just a bit: Whether you experience it or not, the issue of racism is still very prevalent in a diversified country like America. And whether you believe it or not, … Continue reading Magazine Headline: ‘You Don’t Have To Be Racist To Be Racist’

ARIANA GRANDE AND THE ILLUMINATI BETA KITTENS OF POP CULTURE

by Buck Rogers, Staff Writer Waking Times Terrorism is part of the new zeitgeist, and it serves a litany of political and social objectives for government, as does occult symbolism which is introduced to our culture by Hollywood and the beta kittens of the Illuminati-controlled music industry. Symbolism and Sacrifice In the case of the recent Manchester attack, the intriguing matter of Illuminati sybolism is overtly present, given the fact that the attack took place at an Ariana Grande concert, a performance artist who is unquestionably part of the Hollywood/Illuminati cult of mind control and social engineering. This is the segment of … Continue reading ARIANA GRANDE AND THE ILLUMINATI BETA KITTENS OF POP CULTURE

Who names diseases?

Bird flu: a worker feeds chickens at a poultry farm on 24 October 2005 in Beijing, China. Photo by China Photos/Getty Swine Flu, Naples Soldier, Ebola. Disease names express fear, create stigma and distract attention. Can they be improved? Laura Spinney is a science writer whose work has been published in The Economist, National Geographic, Nature, New Scientist and The Telegraph, among others. Her latest book is Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World (2017). She lives in Paris, France. Remember the Naples Soldier, the vicious flu pandemic that swept the globe almost 100 years … Continue reading Who names diseases?

There’s No Safe Way to Tan

We spoke to four different dermatologists: Not one of them would tell us that sunbathing is okay by  Andrew Fiouzi In the interest of looking beach-ready, you may well be thinking about embarking upon a regular plan of at least the G (gym) and T (tan) in GTL. But if you’re vaguely aware that the sun is bad for your bare skin and wondering, “How can I safely roast myself like a butter-rubbed Thanksgiving turkey this weekend?” we have some bad news: You can’t. Just as there’s no healthy way to smoke cigarettes, there’s absolutely no safe way to get a … Continue reading There’s No Safe Way to Tan

In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs

“The garden of life is strewn with such dormant seeds and so much of art blossoms from their unwilled and unwillable awakenings.” BY MARIA POPOVA And now for something a bit out of the ordinary: When editor Andrew Blauner invited me to contribute to an anthology of essays by some of his favorite writers about their favorite Beatles songs, I did something I rarely do — I accepted, because a particular Beatles song happens to be a significant animating force in my family story. The anthology is now out as In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs (public … Continue reading In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs