Two months ago, I was deep in the throes of a supposedly philosophical discussion about the simultaneous usefulness and futility of Instagram, about how the platform has turned into a marketplace to display our excesses, when I had an epiphany.
For decades many people have claimed one of the many benefits of meditation is that it can change how we behave toward others and make us more compassionate. But now, a new review of research suggests meditation’s role in making us nicer
The brain acts much differently when we’re outdoors, compared to when we’re inside a lab, a new study has found. “Something about being outdoors changes brain activity,” said Joanna Scanlon, the study’s lead author. Scanlon’s research team put EEG equipment
Last week, actor Shah Rukh Khan was awarded the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award, which recognizes “the achievements of outstanding artists who have shown exemplary commitment to improving the state of the world.” The award celebrated Mr. Khan’s Meer Foundation,
A study recently published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry suggests a new and unusual source for a male birth control pill: ouabain, a plant extract that African warriors and hunters traditionally used as a heart-stopping poison on their arrows. (First there
If American comedian Aziz Ansari’s recent addition to the rapidly expanding genre is anything to go by, then this is the Age of the Public Apology. It is the predictable, and yet, unexpectedly cringe-worthy development led by celebrities who found themselves