A recent study found that naturally aggressive people feel inspired and determined when exposed to violent media, as opposed to non-aggressive men, who felt more nervous. The study could influence programs designed to reduce aggressive behavior in children.
Sean Penn's film Into the Wild rekindled the debate surrounding Christopher McCandless's dramatic departure from mainstream culture, and his tragic demise. It forces us to ask: how can we preserve “human community” without “returning to civilization?”
President Bush, lamenting the Virginia Tech dead, encouraged his citizens, mindful of further atrocities, to report "abnormal behavior." But what should count as sufficiently "abnormal," in America now, to warrant the attention of either doctors or the police? Can the children of struggling minorities in America's celebrity-obsessed cultic capitalism not be forgiven (or understood, at least) for following the call of Milton's Satan and imagining that it's "better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven"?
Musicians Kai Altair & Haj i Ji known as Aazav speak about the process of creating their new album The Looking Stone in this interview.
Lucid dreams may be one of the most magical experiences a human being can have. This is a naturally induced shift in human consciousness all taking place while the body sleeps. Sometimes dreams can turn into terrifying nightmares but there are ways to work with the mind to pull oneself out of these mental states. […]