July 30, 2014 1:30 PM ET
For as long as humans have been able to grasp the concept of consciousness, they have sought to understand the phenomenon. 4 current theories:
Cogito ergo sum
Correlates of consciousness
July 30, 2014 10:03 AM ET
We all know that personal hygiene should be maintained on a regular basis as well as that of pets in the home. Once you get into the routine of maintaining the things in your life, they last longer, and make your life easier. With climate changes being as drastic as they are now, keeping things clean and safe is not always easy. Cleanliness may, or may not, be next to godliness, but most of the time it reflects one's psychological makeup - from OCD to hoarding to more. Read More ...
July 30, 2014 8:44 AM ET
We are born with a programmed barometer that allows us to be genuine or not. We try to be honest with ourselves and others, but that's not always easy, or the best solution. As humans, we periodically evaluate our behavior and the effect it has on ourselves and others. One of the focuses of the self-awareness aspect of metaphysics, and life in general, is Truth - even when it hurts and change must be made. Read More ...
July 30, 2014 6:54 AM ET
Scientists have for the first time separated a particle from one of its physical properties - creating a "quantum Cheshire Cat".
The phenomenon is named after the curious feline in Alice in Wonderland, who vanishes leaving only its grin.
July 29, 2014 10:07 AM EDT
Food cravings can guide you to eat something the body is nutritionally lacking or can be linked to emotional eating. Food cravings are regulated by the brain as is everything else you experience. After a while of not eating something ... like sugar ... the brain will stop craving it. How long until the cravings return varies - as most people revert back to old patterns. Read More ...
July 28, 2014 5:47 PM ET
Does a smile indicate a person is easygoing or insincere? Does squinting show concentration, or mistrust? First impressions of people - such as whether they are trustworthy, dominant or attractive - can develop from a glimpse as brief as 100 milliseconds or less. Brain scans suggests that such judgments are made automatically, probably outside of people's conscious control. Read More ...
July 27, 2014 10:00 AM ET
There is an underlying theme that ripples through these series having to do with biogenetic experiments and the next evolution of "humanity".
July 25, 2014 8:45 PM ET
Pseudoscience: We use 8.2% of our DNA and less than 10% of our brain. In pseudoscience one would have to wonder if this is part of an evolving DNA biogenetic experiment created by aliens that is about to evolve again.
Science: More than a decade has passed since the completion of the Human Genome Project, the international collaboration to map all of the "letters" in our DNA. The huge effort led to revolutionary genomic discoveries, but more than 10 years later, it's still unclear what percentage of the human genome is actually doing something important.
Decide on a peaceful place anywhere in the world, or above, that you would like to visit to relax and meditate. It may be a location you visited in the past or something you've seen in media. Find this image on a tablet, cell phone, or computer, and bookmark it. You might also want a hard copy to carry with you. In the future, whenever you feel stressed, find the image, relax, close your eyes, and go there. Your brain will get conditioned to finding balance and peace within that image. Meditate now ...