Facebook Updates Could Provide a Window to Understanding – and Treating – Mental Health Disorders

Our Facebook status updates, ‘likes’ and even photos could help researchers better understand mental health disorders with the right ethical safeguards, argue researchers from the University of Cambridge, who suggest that social networks may even be used in future to provide support and interventions, particularly among young people. 10.28.2016 Over a billion people worldwide use[…]

Cats on the (Alternative) Move

As any cat lover knows, they are extremely resourceful, not to mention creative.  So while getting from point A to point B, for most of us, requires we put one foot in front of the other, check out these cats who have discovered alternative modes of transportation.        

Making Computers Explain Themselves

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have devised a way to train neural networks so that they provide not only predictions and classifications but rationales for their decisions. Illustration: Christine Daniloff/MIT By MIT News / 10.28.2016 In recent years, the best-performing systems in artificial-intelligence research have come courtesy of neural networks,[…]

Three Strategies for Bringing More Kindness into Your Life

By Juliana Breines One of the best ways to increase our own happiness is to do things that make other people happy. In countless studies, kindness and generosity have been linked to greater life satisfaction, stronger relationships, and better mental and physical health—generous people even live longer. What’s more, the happiness people derive from giving[…]

Jim Bakker: Donald Trump is Our St. Peter

By Brian Tashman / 10.28.2016 Yesterday, televangelist Jim Bakker said that Donald Trump is much like Saint Peter, explaining that while Peter was often “foolish” and “cursing and swearing,” he “didn’t hesitate” to follow Jesus, and neither will Trump. His comparison was heartily endorsed by his guest Lance Wallnau, a pro-Trump pastor. “Jesus chose a[…]

Ancient Egyptian Art

Beautifully preserved life-size painted limestone funerary sculptures of Prince Rahotep and his wife Nofret. Note the lifelike eyes of inlaid rock crystal (Old Kingdom). Photo: Dr. Amy Calvert By Dr. Amy Calvert Egyptologist Founder, The Art of Counting The Art Appreciating and understanding ancient Egyptian art Ancient Egyptian art must be viewed from the standpoint[…]

The Invitation

By Oriah Mountain Dreamer / 10.30.2016 What do you ache for? An exquisite and potent poem about real life. It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you[…]