The Scientific Pursuit: The Rewards Cannot Be Quantified
It is just an extremely satisfying and wondrous moment when you think you’ve unlocked a secret of nature.
If anybody out there has ever experienced a scientific moment, which is discovering something, there is no going back. I mean it is about the coolest thing on earth. Only you know at that moment that this is the way that something works.
There is no amount of money you can make that compares to that experience. Of course, I've never made that much money, so maybe that’s a false comparison, but you get my point. It is just an extremely satisfying and wondrous moment when you think you’ve unlocked a secret of nature.
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Young people could even end up less anxiety-ridden, thanks to newfound confidence
- The coronavirus pandemic may have a silver lining: It shows how insanely resourceful kids really are.
- Let Grow, a non-profit promoting independence as a critical part of childhood, ran an "Independence Challenge" essay contest for kids. Here are a few of the amazing essays that came in.
- Download Let Grow's free Independence Kit with ideas for kids.
Philosophers like to present their works as if everything before it was wrong. Sometimes, they even say they have ended the need for more philosophy. So, what happens when somebody realizes they were mistaken?
Sometimes philosophers are wrong and admitting that you could be wrong is a big part of being a real philosopher. While most philosophers make minor adjustments to their arguments to correct for mistakes, others make large shifts in their thinking. Here, we have four philosophers who went back on what they said earlier in often radical ways.
We must rethink the "chemical imbalance" theory of mental health.
- A new review found that withdrawal symptoms from antidepressants and antipsychotics can last for over a year.
- Side effects from SSRIs, SNRIs, and antipsychotics last longer than benzodiazepines like Valium or Prozac.
- The global antidepressant market is expected to reach $28.6 billion this year.
Or is doubt a self-fulfilling prophecy?