Meditation is a simple practice available to all, which can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity and promote happiness. Learning how to meditate is straightforward, and the benefits can come quickly.
Philosophical argument that since human existence is more suffering than pleasure, bringing children into this world is cruel.
The following entries describe and illustrate some of Deutsch’s illusions of music and speech. Many of them show that people can differ strikingly in the way they hear very simple musical patterns. These disagreements do not reflect variations in musical ability or training. Even the finest musicians, on listening to the stereo illusions described here, may disagree completely as to whether a high tone is being played to their right ear or to their left. And the most expert musicians, on listening to the tritone paradox, can engage in long arguments as to whether a pattern of two tones is moving up or down in pitch.
Individual with complete spinal cord injury regains voluntary motor function: Extended activity-based training with epidural stimulation resulted in ability to stand and move without stimulation — ScienceDaily
Nature’s ripple effects are astounding – everything is truly connected to everything:
Alcohol can improve your ability to speak a foreign language, a new study finds.
Alcohol seems to be particularly beneficial for the pronunciation of foreign languages.
Although the study did not test this, it may be because alcohol lowers social anxiety and increases self-confidence.