Category: Outside the Box

Milarepa’s Demons

Authors: Alice Bain Welcome, Mystery. I invite you to sit down and tell me of you… Several years back I was going through a hard

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Life Before Birth

Authors: Alice Bain The egg you were developed from was created inside your mother while she was still in her mother’s womb. The environment in

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Unpicking Consciousness

Authors: Alice Bain New studies done on how anesthesia affects the brain are helping us to understand the mystery of human consciousness. We are pretty

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Babble, Baby, Babble.

Authors: Alice Bain So, the Scientific American reports findings that toddlers don’t monitor their own speech, i.e. they don’t hear their own mistakes. It takes

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A Strong Finnish

Authors: Alice Bain Every three years, the OECD countries do a survey to compare reading, math, and science ability among 15 year olds. Finland, suffering

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Deforestation, Derailed.

Authors: Alice Bain For once, the news from the Amazon is not entirely awful! In the decade between 1996 and 2005, 19,500 sq km (7,530

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Weird Science

Authors: Alice Bain Why are creatives so damn strange? Researchers wanted to know, so they investigated…and what they found was that creative people have fewer

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Beware of the Asana

Authors: Alice Bain Can yoga hurt you? I’m a little annoyed at the tagline from this NYTimes article (“Popped ribs, brain injuries, blinding pain. Are

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Positivity Dogma

Authors: Alice Bain via RSAnimate, a talk by Barbara Ehrenreich about the dangers of installing positivity as an unchallengeable dogma. …

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Prenatal Learning

Authors: Alice Bain via TED.com – a talk about how much we are already primed to expect from the outside world, even before we are

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Wired to Connect

Authors: Alice Bain Mothers and babies really do connect on a very fundamental level – babies and their biological mothers synchronize heartbeats when they are

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Crying Means Distress

Authors: Alice Bain I could rant a lot more about this subject so I will restrain myself. Psychology Today has a really great article describing

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Dancing Around the Subject

Authors: Alice Bain Psychology Today has run a really great article about dancing and how it allows us to access the wisdom of our bodies.

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Nuke Lint?

Authors: Alice Bain Afraid all life on earth is destined to die in a global thermonuclear holocaust? Check out the strange “lint” growing in tanks

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