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Is Hypnobirth the Next Childbirth Fad?

What may be the world’s most closely watched pregnancy could culminate in an unusual type of birth: hypnobirth, or childbirth using hypnosis. Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has reportedly chosen hypnobirth for her first child, according to the International … Continue reading

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How to Get Ideas from Imaginary Friends

By Steve Gillman / Excerpt from Secrets of Lucky People Sometimes we’re at our most creative when interacting with others. We sit talking to friends and each feeds off the other’s ideas. Plus, a discussion can really clarify things. But what … Continue reading

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Weird Do-It-Yourself Subliminal Technique

The U.S. Government banned them on TV and radio in 1974. They were once famously used to boost sales of popcorn by almost 60%. And today, they’re the subject of numerous Derren Brown-style “mind” shows airing throughout the globe. I’m … Continue reading

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The World’s Greatest Goal Achiever

One rainy afternoon an inspired 15-year old boy named John Goddard sat down at his kitchen table in Los Angeles and wrote three words at the top of a yellow pad, “My Life List.” Under that heading he wrote down … Continue reading

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Are Humans Getting Smarter or Dumber?

Is humanity getting smarter or dumber with time? The answer may be both. While IQ scores are rising at a remarkable rate, humans’ underlying genetic potential for smarts could be on the decline, a new study suggests. The research found … Continue reading

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Electric Shocks to the Brain Can Cause Out-of-Body Experiences

They are eerie sensations, more common than one might think: A man describes feeling a shadowy figure standing behind him, then turning around to find no one there. A woman feels herself leaving her body and floating in space, looking … Continue reading

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The Secret European Experiment to Create Geniuses

Source: How to Become Anyone She was hypnotized. Entranced into believing she was a powerful classical violinist. After her second violin lesson she’d ever taken… her instructor was so blown away by her newfound level of skill, she was immediately enrolled … Continue reading

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60 Second Thought Experiments

Six famous thought experiments explained humorously in a minute each, by David Mitchell of the BBC’s That Mitchell and Webb Look. Produced by The Open University.

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