Overcoming Hopelessness – Finding Gratitude in Your Life!

Nick talks about the importance of parenting in early childhood and it’s significance in overcoming hopelessness. Willpower is a driving force for making our big dreams come true, but if we don’t get a miracle in life, we can always be a miracle to someone else.

Nick Vujicic was born in Australia to a Serbian immigrant family, with a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs. Most of his childhood he struggled with depression, and after a suicide […]

What a funky bike can teach us about how we learn

Making one small change to a regular bicycle can render it impossible to pedal.

Once you learn how to ride a bike, that skill sticks with you no matter how much time has passed since your feet last touched the pedals — unless you’re riding this bike.

The bicycle pictured above may look like any other bike, but it’s been engineered so that the wheel turns in the opposite direction of the handlebars. In other words, if you turn right, the wheel […]

Mind Over Milkshake: How Your Thoughts Fool Your Stomach


It was late, almost 9 at night, when Justin Holden pulled the icy pizza box from the refrigerator at the Brookville Supermarket in Washington, D.C.

He stood in front of the open door, scanning the nutrition facts label.

A close relative had recently had a heart attack, and in the back of his mind there was this idea stalking him: If he put too much salt in his body, it would eventually kill him.

For this reason the information in the label wasn’t […]

Human consciousness is simply a state of matter, like a solid or liquid – but quantum

Thanks to the work of a small group neuroscientists and theoretical physicists over the last few years, we may finally have found a way of analyzing the mysterious, metaphysical realm of consciousness in a scientific manner. The latest breakthrough in this new field, published by Max Tegmark of MIT, postulates that consciousness is actually a state of matter. “Just as there are many types of liquids, there are many types of consciousness,” he says. With this new model, Tegmark says […]