The well-educated person

If we took Aristotle seriously we would revolutionise our educational systems to enable citizens to learn throughout life C D C Reeve is distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has written, edited and translated many books and volumes, his latest being a translation of Aristotle’s Generation of Animals (2019). He lives in Chapel Hill.  Let me begin with an image. It is of an old-fashioned beam balance of the sort that blind Justice is often portrayed as holding. Its very appearance tells us what it is to be accurate. What I want you to imagine … Continue reading The well-educated person

A decade of casual sex has shown me what true love really is

By Almara Abgarian, Freelance journalist, editor and media consultant As a journalist who specialises in matters of the heart – and the bedroom – friends frequently ask me for advice on relationship and sex issues. On the latter, I have more experience than the average woman. I’m 30 and have slept with over 100 men and had six relationships, three of which were long-term. I’ve been told by some people that my (healthy) sexual appetite somehow makes me less worthy of love. When I was younger, I believed them – and even referred to myself as the ‘type of woman’ … Continue reading A decade of casual sex has shown me what true love really is

A CULTURAL HISTORY OF ‘WORKIN’ HARD OR HARDLY WORKIN’?’

by Brian VanHooker  And just why that sad-sack at your job insists on saying it “Workin’ hard, or hardly workin’?”  It’s one of those vapid, stupid things that people say when either they’re awkwardly trying to make smalltalk, or when they’re so unimaginably stupid that their simplistic brain actually thinks this is a funny way to connect with someone. Urban Dictionary has a pretty dead-on set of definitions for this phrase: “Funny play on words used by successful management types. Can be combined with finger guns for the ultimate combo,” snarks one. But in case the sarcasm is lost one some … Continue reading A CULTURAL HISTORY OF ‘WORKIN’ HARD OR HARDLY WORKIN’?’

What it’s like to get high and eat nachos at America’s first cannabis cafe

BY MORGAN SUNG Aesthetically speaking, Lowell Cafe is like any other West Hollywood restaurant: the nachos are vegan, the outdoor patio is lined with live plant walls, and the dappled sunlight sets customers up for a perfect boomerang of them ripping a bong. Stylized as Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe but also referred to as Lowell Cafe, the restaurant is the first of its kind in the United States. Part dispensary and part eatery, guests choose from an extensive menu of pre-rolled joints, ounces of flower, vape pods, and dabs. Customers can also snack on a variety of dishes designed to compliment … Continue reading What it’s like to get high and eat nachos at America’s first cannabis cafe

These Are The Medical Reasons Why You’re Waking Up At The Same Time Every Night

By Sarah Browne According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, chronic sleep disorders are usually caused by a Yin-Yang imbalance resulting from disruption to the flow of energy in your body. This energy is called Qi and it is believed to be everywhere on Earth. When you’re in good physical condition, Qi is flowing freely through your body, but if you have health problems, there’s probably a Qi blockage in a certain internal organ that may wake you up during the night. Wefound out how our body works in the eyes of Chinese medical practitioners and what could be the reason why we’re waking … Continue reading These Are The Medical Reasons Why You’re Waking Up At The Same Time Every Night

THE COMPLICATED PSYCHOLOGY OF MEN WHO ONLY HAVE FEMALE FRIENDS

Lauren Vinopal Understanding why some men are almost entirely friends with women requires an understanding of why they avoid male ones in the first place Jared has had primarily female friends ever since he was a teenager, when his family moved to the edge of a rural East Texas town, far away from school, and he spent most of his time hanging out with his cousins, who were all girls. When he finally moved out and worked his way through college as a correctional officer, he still struggled to connect with his male peers at work and in class. “I’m … Continue reading THE COMPLICATED PSYCHOLOGY OF MEN WHO ONLY HAVE FEMALE FRIENDS

Why older people should be allowed to change their legal age

Discrimination against people because of their age is a real phenomenon. by Joona Räsänen  Let’s say that on average you are in better shape than other people of your age. You are more able than them: quicker, sprightlier, livelier. You feel and identify as younger than your official age. However, despite all your youthful energy, you are also discriminated against because of your greater age. You cannot get a job – or, if you do, you might earn less than some of your younger coworkers simply due to your advanced years. The question is, should you be allowed to change … Continue reading Why older people should be allowed to change their legal age