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Researchers have found that the act of detoxification from alcohol results in damage to the areas of the brain that veto spontaneous desire

Researchers have found that the act of detoxification from alcohol results in damage to the areas of the brain that veto spontaneous desire

Researchers looked at the behaviour and brain activity of alcoholic patients who had recently undergone detoxification, and found that the very act of detoxification from alcohol results in damage to the areas of the brain that veto spontaneous desire - such as the desire to drink. And the really bad news is that repeated detoxifications cause [...]

How becoming a Stoic can make you happy

How becoming a Stoic can make you happy

I just read a terrific book called A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, by William B. Irvine. Irvine, a professor of philosophy at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, writes that Stoicism was one of many competing philosophies (such as the Cynics and the Epicureans) that ran schools to teach a "philosophy of life" to [...]