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Elisabet-Sahtouris

The competitive and cooperative aspects of evolution, Elisabet Sahtouris

Elisabet Sahtouris reflects on both the competitive and cooperative aspects of evolution. Internationally known as a dynamic speaker, Dr. Sahtouris is an evolution biologist, futurist, professor, author and consultant on Living Systems Design. She shows the…

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If DNA is Software, Who “Wrote” the Code?

by Tom Bunzel We all love our gadgets, particularly our PCs, Macs, tablets and cell phones – why? Mainly because of what they empower us to do – the software or “apps” that they run that…

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The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease, Part 3/3

by Maria Popova, continued… Extended exposure to stress, especially to a variety of stressors at the same time — any combination from the vast existential menu of life-events like moving, divorce, a demanding job, the loss…

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The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease, Part 2/3

by Maria Popova, continued… Indeed, the relationship between memory, emotion, and stress is perhaps the most fascinating aspect of Sternberg’s work. She considers how we deal with the constant swirl of inputs and outputs as we…

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The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease, Part 1/3

by Maria Popova I had lived thirty good years before enduring my first food poisoning — odds quite fortunate in the grand scheme of things, but miserably unfortunate in the immediate experience of it. I found…

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Newly-Discovered Vessels Show Immune System-Brain Connection

A recent discovery of previously unknown vessels connecting the brain and immune system could provide new insight into how neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, autism and multiple sclerosis develop. “We believe that for every neurological disease…

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Pain…How the Changing Brain Creates and (Mis)manages it

We believe that the body generates pain from injuries or maladies, and that the brain passively receives the signals and we try to cope with it. We also see the brain as a fixed, well-defined entity….

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The Healing Power of Awe

Standing before the walls of an ancient temple, walking in the quiet shadow of a snow-covered mountain, and bathing in the transcendent sounds of religious music can all fill you with a sense of wonder. But…

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