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A Sad Piano Cover of the Super Mario Bros. Theme Song Played in a Minor Key

For musician YAOG‘s new series, <i>Will It Sad?</i>, he started it off by playing a very sad piano cover of the classic <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> theme song played in …

Which foods can improve your gut bacteria?

<b>Can what you eat change the bacteria in your gut for the better? Dr Michael Mosley has been finding out which foods and drinks can make the most difference.</b><p>The gut microbiome - the diverse community of bacteria that inhabits our intestines - is a hot topic in science right now.<p>Almost every day we …

Wellness

Meet Lovely, the sex toy that's like a FitBit for your dick

You've got data from every other moment of your waking life, why shouldn't you have it for your sexual encounters too? That's exactly what Lovely — a …

New Research on Treating Depression

Following a modified Mediterranean diet helped some patients being treated for depression in a study<p>New research on treatments for depression presents an intriguing finding: a healthy diet may help depressed patients.<p>It is part of the nascent field of nutritional psychiatry which uses changes in …

Depression

Nintendo wants you to play the Switch on the toilet

Commentary: A new ad shows precisely what the gaming device was Nintended for. It isn't pretty.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>When the hype has subsided and the reality sets in, the awakening can be harsh.<p>What once seemed exciting and …

Nintendo

This Anti-Anxiety Supplement Has Been a Best Seller for 9 Years—Here's Why

In the world of supplements, health, and doing good for your body, magnesium is a major buzzword. Perhaps it's gained a lot of traction because of a …

How to have mind-blowing sex using Kundalini yoga techniques

Kate Hudson, Alicia Keys, and Amanda Chantal Bacon are radiant proof of Kundalini yoga’s superpowers—and it’s no coincidence that they’re all …

5 Reasons Why I'm Excited About The Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch looks awesome.<p>I know I’ve raised my concerns with the video game console in the past, but on the whole I’m more upbeat than I am worried. I have no way of knowing whether the Switch will be a commercial success, but I have a feeling it’s going to be a blast and that it’s going …

Gaming

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe art points to five different Battle Mode types

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe appears to feature five different options in Battle Mode. Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast were previously confirmed by Nintendo …

3 videos that describe what it's like to have anxiety and depression when our own words don't suffice

Having anxiety is tough. For everyone, it is a slightly different beast, but many of the core aspects are the same. One of the most frustrating parts …

A Woman Bravely Shares Her Uphill Struggle to Get Her ‘Invisible Illness’ Properly Diagnosed

Jen Brea, a woman who became ill with myalgic encephalomyelitis, a neurological disease that’s more commonly known as “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”, …

Beauty Blogger Yasaman Gheidi Is Taking on Mental Health Stigmas With Her Powerful Makeup Look

Makeup is a powerful tool. It can give you a badass boost of confidence or an entirely new look. But rather than use the power of makeup to cover up, beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi, who goes by @lilmoonchildd, is using the transformative tools in her beauty bag to call attention to a struggle we …

Mental Health

Watch trailers for 11 Nintendo Switch games, including Mario and Zelda

Nintendo puts its best foot forward<p>At last night’s Nintendo Switch press conference, the game publishers showed a mixture of sequels, new games, and third-party staples. The roster provides the first real look at Nintendo’s software strategy for the first year of the Switch.<p>The sequels appear to …

Gaming

This Stop-Motion Animated Film Looks as Beautiful as It Does Heartbreaking

Last year was filled with lots of fantastic animated films, but when the Oscar nominations come out, we’ll be very surprised if <i>My Life as a Zucchini</i> …

Adorable Kitchen Tool Turns Radishes Into Super Mario Power-ups

Radishes may not be the best food option to help a picky eater expand their palette. But if your kid loves playing <i>Super Mario Bros.,</i> this neat little …

Watch The Trailer For St. Vincent’s Horror Movie XX

The anthology film features “four deadly tales” from female directors.<p><i>XX</i> will mark the directorial debut of Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent. The …

If you think 'Super Mario Run' is sexist, you're missing the point of the game

Is <i>Super Mario Run</i> sexist? Absolutely not. In fact, it's home to some surprisingly progressive female roles that many players may have completely …

A Master Buddhist Reveals The Real Reason We’re Not Communicating Properly

When it comes to our relationships, I think we can all agree that communication is key. When communication becomes difficult, our relationships …

Meditation

Two animals from totally different species found having sex by scientists

Scientists may have caught two animals from completely different species having consensual sex for the first time.<p>A new paper, titled ‘Interspecies …

Here's How Much Human Faces and Bodies Will Change Over the Next 100 Years

My, what big eyes you'll have.<p>Remember Graham, the melting Jabba-the-Hutt-like creature with a giant head and multiple breasts rippling down his front? He was an interactive silicone sculpture created to show how a human body would need to look in order to survive a high-speed car crash, and his …

Is Dropping Acid At Work About To Become The Next Big Thing?

If you’re angling for a raise <i>and</i> also enjoyed either version of Limitless, this tiny pill we got off the internet is for you. And if you’re open to the idea of biohacking — unleashing the realultimatepower.net hiding inside you — then you may want to pull up Google and start researching nootropics, …

Science Continues Proving That People Who Swear Are The !@#$ing Best

Do you swear a lot? Great! Because here’s some excellent and important information that will make your day about ten !@#$ing times better: People who swear are the best. No, really. Studies have been done. Last year, we learned that people who swear are articulate and intelligent; then we learned …

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known for Ages: There Is No Constant Self

Evan Thomson, a researcher from the University of British Colombia, has confirmed that the Buddhist teaching of a constantly changing self is …

Successful people share 11 ways to make 2017 your most productive year yet

If you pay close attention to Business Insider's Strategy vertical, you'll notice we frequently share productivity tips from an expert we've just …

What the science says about every popular diet — and whether they can work for you

Luckily, scientists have found that most reasonable diets can help you lose weight, compared to not following a diet at all. Overall, studies have shown that diets rich in plants and low in processed foods are the best for weight loss.<p>But many popular diets aren't based on sound scientific …

21 Little Ways To Be Happier In 2017

We're guessing you need it after 2016.

Mental Health

Deadpool, My Life As a Courgette, Tickled: Ten best Hollywood films of 2016

Dec,31 2016 09:52:49 IST<p>With superhero franchises mostly failing to say something new and remakes and sequels landing flat 2016 was a disappointing …

Horror

Self-dosing: The latest fad in ‘smart’ drugs intended to boost cognitive performance and focus

Smart drugs are a hot brain-boosting fad among young professionals looking for an edge to learn faster, stay alert and focus longer.The latest trend …

The Brain

Final Fantasy XV: Guide to earn 500 Ability Points with patch 1.03

The Final Fantasy XV was released on November 29, 2016.<p>Final Fantasy XV, the popular role-playing from Square Enix, has a new farming guide where …

What Buddhism Teaches About Sexuality and Desire

Have you ever wondered what the Buddhist approach to sex and sexuality is? They have the Third Precept (out of 5 key principles to live by), which in …

Meditation