Aaron Jimenez

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The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness

'A gothic treat' – A Series of Unfortunate Events, season 2, Netflix, review

In this age of peak TV, when each new series is aggressively touted as the next Game of Thrones, it’s nice to find a show that undersells itself. In its catchy opening theme song, Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events promises viewers “nothing but horror and inconvenience”. It delivers the …

Red Sparrow Review: An Almost Too Brutal Tale Of Female Empowerment

<b>This story contains mild spoilers for Red Sparrow.</b><p>In the late stages of her training as a Sparrow, an elite breed of Russian spies taught to extract …

Highlights from Day 5 at the Winter Games: Pictures

Winter Olympics

.@karebearsk8 makes her Olympic debut next on @NBC! Who's watching?! https://t.co/HHP0CqLj4H

With 65.90 points for her #WinterOlympics debut, @Karebearsk8 is currently in 4th place. https://t.co/eJ6RfzccGX

Olympics: Lindsey Vonn, hockey and figure skating on Day 12

Lindsey Vonn skis in the downhill, women's figure skating and 3 other things to watch on Day 12 at the Olympics<p>USA TODAY<p>What to watch on Day 12 of the Winter Olympics<p>Day 12 of the Olympics will feature multiple Americans with a chance to medal, including alpine skiing star Lindsey Vonn.<p>USA TODAY …

Skiing

Unified Korean Hockey Team Finishes Winless. So Why All the Cheering?

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — It was never just about winning or losing.<p>But in the end, there were only losses, at least on the ice.<p>The unified Korean women’s hockey team — the only team at the Olympics to feature athletes from both North and South Korea — skated onto the ice for the last time at …

North Korea

Short-Track Speedskaters Are Lopsided

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Round and round the short-track speedskaters go, crouched low on the ice as they carve counterclockwise ovals, over and over.<p>They lean so hard to the left that their fingers glide on the ice at the turns. The straightaways are so short that there is room for only one or two …

Olympics

In Lindsey Vonn’s Quest for Greatness, Her Body Has Paid a Price

At 33, Vonn has sustained many injuries and made legendary comebacks. All in all, her desire to keep ski racing at highway speeds is unquenchable.

Lindsey Vonn

Trump administration doesn't want to talk about climate change

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Last year was the Earth's warmest recorded year, the third year in a row to set a new record for global average temperatures. Rising temperatures are likely to increase the intensity and impact of major storms, scientists say, yet in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the …

Donald Trump

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

We’ve all heard about the benefits of meditation <i>ad nauseam</i>. Those disciplined enough to practice regularly are rewarded with increased control over the brainwaves known as alpha rhythms, which leads to better focus and may help ease pain. In addition to calming the mind and body, meditation can …

Meditation

Living a lie: We deceive ourselves to better deceive others

New research provides the first evidence for a theory first put forward in the 1970s<p>People mislead themselves all day long. We tell ourselves we’re smarter and better looking than our friends, that our political party can do no wrong, that we’re too busy to help a colleague. In 1976, in the …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do | Inc.com

As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've realized that helping people "do more" of their good habits …

Self-help

8 Types of Toxic People Who Will Rob You of Your Happiness | Inc.com

Just how terribly destructive can spending time with toxic people be? Science offers a few clues (and they're all disturbing).<p>First, psychological research shows that criticism and insults are five times more powerful than compliments. That means if you want to keep your marriage flourishing, for …

Self-help

German Researchers Discover Cause of OCD

This is major.<p>Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can take many forms. Perhaps someone washes her hands over and over again, leading to cuts and skin damage. Or maybe she can’t fall asleep at night until she’s gotten out of bed to make sure the door is locked. Perhaps she always orders objects in a …

When you’re depressed, make something

Depression doesn’t discriminate. Everyone is a potential target for it, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, geographical location, or income. We are all subject to its grasp, and remember, it’s not the same thing as sadness.<p>Sadness is when you feel down because things aren’t going your way. …

Time I

Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

According to a report by <i>The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't pick...just...one).<p>It's <i>autonomy</i>.<p>The report defines autonomy as: "the feeling that your life, …

Employee Engagement

Animals are much smarter than people realize, scientist says

Frans de Waal, a primatologist at Emory University, has a new book out called "Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?" and in it he gives hundreds of examples of surprising intelligence from non-human species, including many instances where other animals appear to be smarter than we are.<p>…

A Few Reasons Science Is Afraid of Animal Consciousness

Slowly, slowly, animal cognition — or, gasp, consciousness! — is becoming a valid, fruitful scientific pursuit: over the past year, scientists have …

Consciousness

Scientists discover 163 new species of flora and fauna in Greater Mekong region

A rainbow-headed snake and a dragon-like lizard are among 163 new species that scientists recently discovered in the Greater Mekong region, …

This Mental Trick Makes Your Workouts Easier

So convincing are the health benefits of exercise that it’s a wonder we don’t all run to work every day. That’s until you consider the downside of …

Memory slipping? You might be eating too much sugar

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What does sugar do to our brains?</i> <i>Answer by Keck Medicine of USC, 500+ internationally renowned doctors at a leading academic medical center.</i><p>We all know what sugar does to our waistlines. New studies show its impact on the brain—and it’s not good.<p>As it …

Diabetes

Pregnancy actually re-wires your brain

The structure changes could help with mom-baby bonding<p>Becoming a parent is a life-altering experience. It's also a mind-altering experience, according to new research—literally. Brain scans of new moms showed that the areas involved in processing social information got re-wired after their first …

The Brain

Magic Mushrooms May Have Lasting Health Benefits, New Research Finds

Hallucinogenic drugs have been unfairly characterized as dangerous when, in fact, they likely have significant medical benefits.<p>At least, that’s what …

Are You Being Manipulated? 5 Ways Psychopaths Use Emotions Against You, According to Science

Knowing how psychopaths use emotion can help you protect yourself.<p>For most of us, the label "psychopath" summons images of cold-blooded serial killers. But psychopathy is a complex condition that scientists still struggle to fully understand.<p>Professor Robert Hare has spent his life studying …

9 Subtle Ways Psychopaths Communicate Differently, According to Science

A single conversation could be all you need to spot a psychopath.<p>For years, scientists have known that psychopaths' brains are different from normal ones. Brain scans show reduced activity in areas that regulate impulses, emotions, aggression, and morality.<p>But since you probably don't have brain …