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Does This Study Prove the Bible Could Be Accurate?

A new study on memory shows how people can retain and recite vast amounts of information, which may lend credibility to Biblical stories passed down …

Theology

Marijuana Could Be the Answer to Curing Alzheimer's Disease, Study Shows

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The statistics associated with Alzheimer's disease are downright depressing.<p>The disease, which typically affects the elderly and is characterized by a progressive decline in cognitive function, currently afflicts 5.4 million Americans, and the Alzheimer's Association …

Dementia

Bipolar Disorder is Linked to Chronic Pain

Pain is not unfamiliar to people with bipolar disorder. The psychological pain that comes with depression and dysphoria can be debilitating. Like …

How 'dad deprivation' could be eroding modern society

One of the world’s most respected campaigners on men’s issues believes “dad deprivation” is directly causing what he’s termed “the boy crisis” – and unless society urgently intervenes, we will be in danger of writing off a generation of men.<p>This Saturday, Warren Farrell – pioneering men’s activist, …

Mental Health

A Donald Trump presidency could lead to food shortages in the US

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has plenty of proposals for how he would “make America great again,” but perhaps most controversial is his plan to to round up and deport the country’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants—one that has met both resounding support and …

Agriculture

Forget Food, Farmers Have This Lucrative Source to Harvest

Farmers across the U.S. have an always available, lucrative source to harvest—and it doesn’t need any soil, water, or back-breaking planting. It’s …

4 personality types that make successful entrepreneurs

If you think entrepreneurs are a different breed, you're half right.<p>Myers-Briggs research reveals that ENTPs, ESTJs, ENTJs, INTJs, and ISTJs are more likely to have higher incomes and either be self-employed or manage more people than other personality types. Of course, these are far from the only …

The Genes for Pot Addiction Have Been Identified

For what may be the first time, specific genes associated with marijuana addiction have been identified— and some of them are also linked to …

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight, and it could cause a solar-power revolution

The world of solar cells could be on the cusp of a revolution, as researchers seek to boost efficiency by harnessing the power to recycle light.<p>A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, considers the properties of hybrid lead halide perovskites, a group of materials already making …

10 Reasons Why Solar PhotoVoltaic Has Reached the Escape Velocity

It would appear that there are problems with the solar industry in Nevada. There have been reports by the New York Times claiming that SolarCity …

Solar Power

The US Could Learn a Lot From Germany's Energy Transition | VICE News

Wind, solar, and other renewable sources supplied a record 83 percent of Germany's energy for one hour in August last year, according to a recent study.<p>It's only an hour. But the analysis by Agora Energiewende, a German think tank, singled out that one hour to show the potential of renewable energy …

People Who Meet Their Goal Weights Eat More of This Specific Type of Food | Women's Health

So what is it about filling up on fiber that helps us slim down? According to Keri Gans, R.D., author of <i>The Small Change Diet</i>, it’s a pretty simple principle. “Fiber digests slowly, therefore it keeps you fuller for longer,” she says. “If you are more satiated you are less likely to overeat.”<p>In …

These Foods Could Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

Here's a very good reason to treat yourself to a bowl of cherries.<p>It seems we're a nation of insomniacs. Nearly half of Americans suffer from at least occasional sleeplessness, and 22% experience it every (or almost every) night, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). But what if all it …

6 Quick High-Protein Breakfast Recipes

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Want To Lose Weight? Eat Like These People: More Fiber, More Fat

MyFitnessPal sifted through 4.6 million users to find the ones who lost the most weight, and then compared their diets to the rest of us.<p>MyFitnessPal is an app and service that lets its users track their exercise and their diet. According to the app’s owner, Under Armour, 160 million people are …

Nutrition

New depression guidelines offer a drug-free treatment for some patients

While drug treatment for depression has been a life saver for many people, new research shows psychotherapy, specifically cognitive behavioral therapy, is just as effective.<p>The findings, published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, will comprise the latest evidence-based clinical guideline …

Katie Holmes Is on a Mission to "Humanize" Mental Illness

The actress refused to let bipolar disorder cannibalize her character in Touched With Fire.<p>"We match!" says Katie Holmes when I first walk into the room, a Central Park-adjacent Ritz-Carlton suite. Dressed head to toe in a striking black look paired with height-accentuating black stilettos, her …

4 Mind Tricks to Try When Anxiety Strikes

I like a good inspirational quote. Pair it with a well-filtered shot of snowcapped mountains and I'm your newest Instagram follower. I particularly like quotes pertaining to conquering fear because that's been a serious impediment for me. FDR's "You have nothing to fear but fear itself" quote still …

What If Your Anxiety or Depression Is Actually "DDD"?

An increasingly common psychological disorder called depersonalization may be going undiagnosed.<p>There are many analogies Sandy Gale uses to describe her affliction: It's as if she is separated from others by an invisible barrier, as though her "self" doesn't completely fill out her skin, or that …

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain. Here Are 7 Ways To Reverse This Effect.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University …

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

The secret psychologist: I started to experience depression, while treating it in others

I am talking to one of my patients who is depressed. They tell me they have been struggling to sleep and are feeling low, with no appetite any more. Sometimes they say they even wake up thinking that life isn’t worth living; it can feel like it’s all too much to cope with. As their psychologist, …

Mental Health