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Education? who needs it when ignorance is bliss.

It seems acceptable, even preferable to be ignorant these days. Once upon a time an elite education was seen as an achievement, whereas nowadays we lionize the opposite. When else could a Sarah Palin be a valid candidate for an incredibly important position? She's poured scorn on the 'elite' as if knowledge and ability were somehow dangerous and not to be trusted. Once upon a time we wanted our leaders to be qualified, to be sophisticated and well rounded... what happened? The corollary for this site is uneducated, unqualified people posting wild postulations about things and claiming they have a base in science when they do not. People post conclusions based on a flawed premise and are bewildered when challenged on same as they have never bumped into the phrase 'intellectual rigour'. Some people need to see critical thinking as a positive and not as a threat.

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4 ways to promote neurogenesis in your brain

How can we promote the creation of new neurons - and why is it so important?

We can promote the development of new neurons well into adulthood - and here's why we should.

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Mind & Brain
  • Neurogenesis, the birth of neurons from stem cells, happens mostly before we are born - as we are formed in the womb, we are generating most of what we need after birth.
  • After birth, neurogenesis is still possible in two parts of the brain: the olfactory bulb (which is responsible for our sense of smell) and the hippocampus (which is responsible for memory, spatial navigation, and emotional processing).
  • Research from the 1960s proves creating new neurons as adults is possible, and modern-day research explains how (and why) we should promote new neuron growth.
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Why is everyone so selfish? Science explains

The coronavirus pandemic has brought out the perception of selfishness among many.

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Personal Growth
  • Selfish behavior has been analyzed by philosophers and psychologists for centuries.
  • New research shows people may be wired for altruistic behavior and get more benefits from it.
  • Crisis times tend to increase self-centered acts.
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How Hemingway felt about fatherhood

Parenting could be a distraction from what mattered most to him: his writing.

Ernest Hemingway Holding His Son 1927 (Wikimedia Commons)
Culture & Religion

Ernest Hemingway was affectionately called “Papa," but what kind of dad was he?

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The biology of aliens: How much do we know?

Hollywood has created an idea of aliens that doesn't match the science.

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