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The word ‘narcissist’ is used so much these days that you might think we’re in the midst of an epidemic. But pathological narcissism is not just about having an inflated ego — it’s a very serious psychological disorder. Here’s why certain people are obsessed with themselves, and the gnawing fear that drives them.
Even if you genuinely love your job, Mondays can be extraordinarily painful. This goes doubly for the danker months as we move past autumn and into winter. (Who likes getting out of bed when it’s still dark outside?) Here are 10 tips that can help remove the anxiety, stress and sadness from the start of each work week.
We all get cravings for specific foods every now and then, and those cravings can be so strong, they almost feel involuntary, like your body is missing some nutrient it can get from a muffin. This isn’t typically how cravings work, though.
A new wave of science fiction, from the show Person of Interest to the movie Her, features artificial intelligences whose minds are truly alien. These AIs have plural selves, or many identities running in parallel; they are basically hive minds within one consciousness. But this idea of a hive mind has a long history in sci-fi literature. Here are ten tales to explode your brain with minds made up of selves, rather than a single self.
Everyone has a time when they’re overwhelmed or unable to cope with a situation. When you need to deal with a heavy emotional burden, make sure you have more than one plan.
It’s a stereotype, but many of us have made the assumption that scientists are a bit rigid and less artistic than others. Artists, on the other hand, are often seen as being less rational than the rest of us. Sometimes described as the left side of the brain versus the right side — or simply logical thinking versus artistic creativity — the two are often seen as polar opposites.