Chris Humphries

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New findings: anxiety is linked to death from cancer in men

About one in 14 people around the world are affected by anxiety disorders at any given time. Those who suffer from these conditions experience …

Immune System

J.K. Rowling shares powerful message about Donald Trump ... and those who oppose him

She may have constructed a magical wizarding world, but J.K. Rowling wants to bring you back down to earth.<p>In a powerful speech made at the 2016 PEN …

Britain gives scientist go-ahead to genetically modify human embryos

LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Scientists in Britain have been give the go-ahead to edit the genes of human embryos for research purposes, using a technique that some say could eventually be used to create "designer babies".<p>Less than a year after Chinese scientists caused an international furor by …

Frequent Use of High Potency Pot May Lead to Brain Damage

Frequent smoking of high potency “skunk-like” cannabis can damage a crucial part of the brain responsible for communication between the two brain …

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Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

How to Organize Your Writing Desk [Cheat Sheet]

<b>Are you a blogger or traditional writer?</b> Most successful writers will tell you that the environment can make or break a good story. It’s essential to …

Google is 'ruining our memories', study claims

Over-reliance on Google and smartphones is causing 'digital amnesia' across the UK as people struggle to recall basic phone numbers<p>The UK population is suffering from 'digital amnesia', brought on by over-reliance on smartphones and Google to summon up information people no longer retain as …

Horror writer from Lake Worth shares the 5 books that scare him

Author J.D. Barker shares the five books that scare him. (Handout photo)<p><b>J.D. Barker</b> turned his fear of what might be hiding under the bed into a …

Those Who See Death.

As I work on "Lovefall" from Ashland's Asylum, I find myself hooked on the main character's ability to predict death. For Robert Strife, seeing death …

5 Elements of a Good Horror Story

​5 ELEMENTS OF A <br>GOOD HORROR STORY<p>Some people think they know what makes a great horror story, but they really don't. If you're anything like me, …

Saturation: A Novel's Enemy?

Do you think popular media today have an affect on the way literature history of future generations will look back on novels?<p>For instance, Mary …

Winter Solstice Spoiler: "Strife" from Ashland's Asylum

Late one evening, I held my hands over a small fire next to a pond. Near the mile-long gravel driveway that led to my countryside Raven’s Crook home, …

Facade

<b>Nauseating strobes flash through the packed night club and break everyone down into static.</b> <b></b>My head spins as I try to focus on a blurred blond woman …

6 Insane Cures for Insanity.

As I continue to work on my upcoming novel in stories Ashland's Asylum, I struggle to decide what I want in the Asylum itself. There's a South Wing …

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3 Scary Truths about Psychopaths

"Psychopaths make up 1 to 2 percent of the American population. That’s around 6,278,000 psychopaths who live among us and use intimidation and …

Did Harry Potter Make You Pro-Gay?

One of my goals as a writer is to be banned in some form. Having a banned book is almost the greatest literary achievement when you consider it's …

Ashland's Asylum Concept Cover Art

Following the release of my short story collection No-Injury Policy in late 2012, I "leaked" some of the concept artwork from the early stages of the …

You Know that Psycho Ex-? They Might just Save You.

<b>The Train Test:</b><p>You can read the deep psychological argument in Dr. Dutton's book or through this snippet, but in short, the average human being would …

5 Challenges of Writing Ashland's Asylum

I'm working at getting back to the blog more often. Not that it's an excuse, but I've been pretty busy working on the follow-up novel in stories to</i> …

The 3 best tie knots for the office

Need to bust out a tie for an important meeting? You may remember some of the classic knots, but these 3 will keep you looking sharp at the office.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser. Special thanks to Devan Joseph.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Samsung Galaxy phones may have a massive security flaw - here's how to protect your phone

Security company NowSecure has discovered a potential breach related to the Swift keyboard installed on Samsung's Android devices<p>More than 600 million Samsung Galaxy phones could be at risk of a major security breach that could see malicious hackers take control of parts of the phones.<p>If security …