Posted 4 hours ago

mothernaturenetwork:

Your brain has a biological response to a good book
New research reveals that reading a novel can ‘trick’ your brain and ‘transport you into the body of the protagonist.’

Posted 5 hours ago

flavorpill:

Katha Pollit on Abortion and Her Controversial New Book ‘Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights’

I think what’s the problem with abortion today in America is that most people would really prefer to never think about it. It’s tough, it’s about sex, it’s about all kinds of private stuff, and it’s something they might someday need but that they don’t want to think they might someday need. It’s just a lot to talk about. And I think that the problem with that is that abortion is an issue that’s very much about law and public policy. And if people feel that they don’t want to engage with it, they’re leaving it open for people who want to ban it completely.

Posted 2 days ago

drugs-in-ur-coffee:

Walt comes home on his birthday three times. 

(Gifs not mine, taken from this article.)

Posted 3 days ago

beingsalvador:

New #SleaterKinney!!!

'No Cities To Love' - 1/20/15

Posted 3 days ago
purrposh:

vintage | Tumblr on We Heart It.

purrposh:

vintage | Tumblr on We Heart It.

Posted 3 days ago

iguanamouth:

the fourth set of commissioned unusual dragon hoards ! looks like the breakfast and comic book hoarders might be cousins huh ? ? 

(part 1) (part 2) (part 3)

Never not reblogging these

Posted 3 days ago
Posted 3 days ago

The Virtues (and Limitations) of Virtual Therapists

newyorker:

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Can an animated psychologist successfully treat insomnia? Alex Halperin on bonding with a digital shrink:

“A study that ran earlier this year in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, using Ellie, found that subjects talking to a ‘virtual human’ felt more at ease disclosing sensitive information if they trusted that it was acting autonomously rather than masking a real person—because, they said, they believed that the machine was less likely to judge them.”

Posted 3 days ago

inmycameraobscura:

aseaofquotes:

Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

The night is the best time to spend about the world.

Posted 3 days ago