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Two Cues Every Man Should Look For From Women


Flirtation can be a sexual, emotional, and intellectual mine field rife with cultural mores, standard practices, clichés, and a mix of emotions—fear, anxiety, excitement, levity, stimulation, annoyance, discomfort, shame. Two strangers thrust into a dialogue in which they are both a black box and at least one person might have romantic and/or sexual intentions. As a bartender I watch a

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Against the Weltschmerz

We’ve probably all confronted this state of mind. Lately it’s been a rather stubborn pest in the back of my brain: anticipation followed by inevitable the disappointment of failure. It seems the imagination is never lacking for better pictures of the world. And yet, I truly believe that this is all a misinterpretation. Weltschmerz is really the consequence of an

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Cosmic Consciousness


Credit: Digitized Sky Survey (DSS), STScI/AURA, Palomar/Caltech, and UKSTU/AAO This is the “Methuselah Star” categorized as 140283. Our current understanding pinpoints its birth to around 14.5 billion years ago (give or take 0.8 billion years) which means it is as old or older then the known universe (we understand the Big Bang to have taken place 13.8 billion years ago). It

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Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday Fan Poster/Movie Review

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday Movie Review (Director: Adam Marcus, Producer: Sean S. Cunningham, Music: Harry Manfredini, Jason: Kane Hodder) This film opens with flavors from the older films: we’re back at Crystal Lake with a half-naked woman on her own wandering the woods, with classical Friday music cues stirring the tension. While controversial, I really like the look

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Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer


“In the province of the mind…there are no limits.” -John C. Lilly This was the conclusion of the late neuroscientist and psychoanalyst John C Lilly more than a half a century ago. In a small summary report written for the National Institute of Mental Health entitled Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer (1966-1967), Lilly offered insight into a five-year-long research project

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