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Psilocybin in Magic Mushrooms Hits Brain's 'Reset' Button, Say Scientists

Depressed patients reported feeling a 'kick start'.<p>Magic mushrooms are in the midst of a brand makeover, thanks to scientists who are constantly …

The Brain

Researchers reveal the human brain remembers visual features backwards

Rethinking How the Human Brain Remembers<p>New research from scientists at the Zuckerman Institute of Columbia University has turned our classical …

Can game theory end world conflict?

Robert J. Aumann isn’t only famous for his long white beard and deep sense of wisdom. He’s also renowned for a string of controversies. On one hand, …

Nobel Prize

26 stunning natural wonders everyone should see in their lifetime

There may only be seven official natural wonders of the world, but there are plenty more breathtaking natural sights all over the globe worth exploring. From the rushing waters of Niagara Falls in New York and Canada to the snowy peak of the Matterhorn in Switzerland, it's hard to narrow down the …

National Parks

Why Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life, I never considered myself a "morning person." I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I worked late through the night and slept in the mornings. When I started working at an Architecture firm, I conformed to getting up at 7 a.m... but I …

Productivity

Nine films to watch in September

BBC Culture picks nine films to see next month, including a brutal Mexican cartel drama, Johnny Depp as a gangster and the first of the Oscar contenders.

Universal Pictures

Temporary vs Permanent Happiness (Self-Help vs Personal Development)

When you read Health Mind Power, you are reading personal development.<p>Not self-help.<p>I don’t write self-help, because I don’t like “self-help” and I …

Happiness

Why Comfort Food Comforts

A new study looks at the intersection of taste, nostalgia, and loneliness.<p>When the Oxford English Dictionary added a definition for “comfort food” in 1997, it traced the term’s etymology back to a 1977 <i>Washington Post</i> magazine article about Southern cooking: “Along with grits, one of the comfort …

Psychology

30 High-Impact Ways to Level Up Your Writing

<i>This is a guest contribution from freelance blogger and email copywriter Hassan Ud-deen.</i><p>Ever feel like your writing could be better?<p>If you’re a …

How Currency Exchange Rates Will Affect Travel This Summer

A rising U.S. dollar against the euro is both a curse and blessing for American and European hoteliers and destination marketing organizations …

Spotlight: Anthropologist and Professor Wayne Van Horne

<b>My name is</b> Wayne Van Horne, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology at Kennesaw State University, and <b>my medium is</b> anthropology.<p><b>My love of</b> trying to understand everything about human behavior—what makes us tick, why we do the things we do, why people act so differently in cultures all around the …

Welcome refugees and reject racism, Merkel says after rallies | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to turn their backs on a growing grass-roots movement of anti-Muslim protesters, calling them racists full of hatred, and said Europe’s biggest economy must welcome people fleeing conflict and war.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses after …