We have the tools and technology to work less and live better

We can produce more stuff with less labor. So why are we still working? by Toby Phillips  In 1930, a year into the Great Depression, John Maynard Keynes sat down to write about the economic possibilities of his grandchildren. Despite widespread gloom as the global economic order fell to its knees, the British economist remained upbeat, saying that the ‘prevailing world depression … blind[s] us to what is going on under the surface’. In his essay, he predicted that in 100 years’ time, ie 2030, society would have advanced so far that we would barely need to work. The main problem … Continue reading We have the tools and technology to work less and live better

Now even questioning LGBT indoctrination of children gets teachers suspended

by: Ethan Huff (Natural News) England’s public school system has decided that it’s no longer okay for its faculty and staff members to do anything other than nod and smile in full agreement every time new LGBTQP “curriculum” is suddenly and forcibly imposed upon innocent children in the classroom. A 74-year-old school board member by the name of Maureen Griffith learned this the hard way recently as she was reportedly suspended from her job simply for questioning a staff decision to implement an LGBTQP Pride month at Alperton Community School in Brent, North London. Staff at Alperton also decided to purchase a whole … Continue reading Now even questioning LGBT indoctrination of children gets teachers suspended

The consciousness illusion

Phenomenal consciousness is a fiction written by our brains to help us track the impact that the world makes on us Keith Frankish is a philosopher and writer. He is an honorary reader in philosophy at the University of Sheffield, a visiting research fellow with the Open University, and an adjunct professor with the Brain and Mind programme at the University of Crete. He lives in Greece. Listen here Edited by Nigel Warburton In the movie The Matrix (1999), Morpheus offers Neo a red pill. If he takes it, he will discover that reality as he knows it is an illusion created by … Continue reading The consciousness illusion

Is Sex Addiction Real?

Mental health experts and former “addicts” believe that the term is outmoded and inaccurate. Others say it helped them change their lives. By Suzannah Weiss Taylor, a 31-year-old in Los Angeles who asked that only her first name be used for privacy, started having casual sex several times a week in college. Her friends warned her she could be a sex addict. At age 21, she was a victim of revenge porn, which her therapist considered evidence that her friends’ sex addiction theory had merit. “I thought it was all my fault,” she said. “That’s when I surrendered and accepted the … Continue reading Is Sex Addiction Real?

How To Help A Child Struggling With Anxiety

Lindsey Balbierz for NPR by CORY TURNER This story is adapted from an episode of Life Kit, NPR’s podcast with tools to help you get it together. To listen to this episode, play the audio at the top of the page or subscribe here. For more, sign up for the newsletter and follow @NPRLifeKit on Twitter. Childhood anxiety is one of the most important mental health challenges of our time. One in five children will experience some kind of clinical-level anxiety by the time they reach adolescence, according to Danny Pine, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the National Institute of Mental Health and one of the … Continue reading How To Help A Child Struggling With Anxiety

Early to Bed, Early to Rise, Makes Me Diabetic, Depressed and Sick

What it’s like living with a chronic circadian rhythm problem. By Vanessa Barbara SÃO PAULO, Brazil — It’s hard to feel normal when you wake up at 4 p.m. every day. No, I’m not a nurse who works the evening shift. No, I’m not the hard-partying heir to a Brazilian agribusiness fortune. And before you think it, I’m not lazy, either — I’ve written seven books so far! I sleep until the late afternoon because I’ve finally learned, after fighting it for years, that it’s better to come across as pathetic than to be always exhausted, depressed or sick. I have … Continue reading Early to Bed, Early to Rise, Makes Me Diabetic, Depressed and Sick

Dog People Live Longer. But Why?

By ANGUS CHEN  Hugging a dog is one life’s greatest joys. Getting to see fur on four legs and a wagging tail is like experiencing a love drug — quite literally. Dogs and humans that interact with one another get a jolt of oxytocin, the so-called “cuddle hormone.” And, if you get to look at dogs and hug them every day, you just might live longer than people who don’t have to clean animal hair off their clothes, according to a pair of studies out this month. The studies, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, suggest that dog ownership is linked to a 21% … Continue reading Dog People Live Longer. But Why?

The Mysterious Relationship Between Pets and Their Owners

“Boy in barn with cat and pony,” Rowley, Massachusetts, 1992.Photograph by Sage Sohier / Courtesy Stanley/Barker By Brian Dillon Halfway through the photographer Sage Sohier’s new book, “Animals,” is a picture of a woman and her small daughter at the dining table of their home in Sterling, Connecticut, in 1992. The child is playing, oblivious to the scene around her. Her mother, dressed in a pale robe, has a telephone in one hand and her head in the other, looking exasperated. Sohier had met this woman at a dog show and learned that she was the owner of several vizslas—a photogenic breed, … Continue reading The Mysterious Relationship Between Pets and Their Owners

How a national cancer campaign was created with an old camera and no photography experience

by Nigel Atherton Lorraine Milligan had just taken up photography when her partner was diagnosed with male breast cancer. With little experience and only the most basic gear she created a national awareness campaign. She tells Nigel Atherton the inspirational story In March 2018, Lorraine Milligan’s father gave her his old Nikon D40 for her birthday, with its kit lens and a 70-300mm zoom, after people had commented about what a good eye for composition she had, taking pictures on her iPhone. Although Lorraine had spent 16 years as a hair and make-up artist in the music, fashion, film and … Continue reading How a national cancer campaign was created with an old camera and no photography experience

Awakening to the Apocalypse

In the New Testament, the four horsemen signal the end of all things, but in Buddhism, every ending is also a beginning. By Larry Ward The following article is adapted from a talk by Buddhist teacher Larry Ward, titled “Contemplating the Apocalypse,” which he delivered as part of the Black Wisdom Online Summit. I was meditating recently on what we face at this moment in our lives, in our work, and in our practice, and, surprisingly, some images from the New Testament came to my mind. I found the language in the Book of Revelations to be quite illuminating: the apocalypse. The word refers … Continue reading Awakening to the Apocalypse