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Mental, physical effects of magic mushrooms

There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind.<p>Several studies, including two promising recent clinical trials, suggest that psilocybin, shrooms' psychoactive ingredient, may hold the potential to help relieve severe anxiety and depression.<p>Still, because they're …

The world’s first solar panel-paved road has opened in France

At this rate, just about every man-made surface there is could be covered in solar panels in the future.<p>Yesterday, Tourouvre-au-Perche, a small town in northern France, opened what is likely the first road paved in solar panels in the world, the Guardian reported. The road is roughly 1 km (0.6 …

You Enter This Architect's Modernist Glass & Concrete Home Through a Skylight

John Black Lee, a modernist architect, built himself this stunning glass and concrete home in New Canaan, CT in the '90s, and now it's on the …

The cool reason why these green coins are becoming a currency in Amsterdam.

Plastics pretty much <i>made</i> our modern world. But they're also clogging it up.<p>Don't get me wrong. I really like having a water bottle that doesn't rust. …

Canada's 150th birthday gift to you: Free pass to national parks all year long

On July 1, 2017, Canada turns 150 years old. Kicking off the festivities on New Year's Day, the stewards of the country's protected natural treasures, Parks Canada, has a gift for all: a free, multiuse pass to the country's 47 national parks and national park reserves.<p>Parks and reserves, which …

Just One Dose of This Psychedelic Drug Can Ease Anxiety

Cancer is a brutal disease on both the body and mind. Not only do treatments like chemotherapy take a massive toll, but the emotional side effects …

New York University

Meet the entrepreneur solving pollution and homelessness at the same time

Waste not, want not might be an old-fashioned axiom confined to the lexicon of finger‑wagging grandparents, but a 34-year-old from Colombia has turned it into his life mission.<p>Bogota-based Oscar Méndez is, to borrow another saying, killing two birds with one stone.<p>His company, Concepticos …

Latin America

"I Didn't Get Out Of Bed Today"

Season to season, my high-functioning anxiety disorder affects me in different ways. When darkness takes to the sky, it manages to break its way into …

Mental Health

From his paint-spattered bed to a stuffed goat, the artist broke boundaries. On the eve of a major retrospective, his friends recall a generous spirit on his island hideaway<p>Matt Hall vividly remembers his job interview with Robert Rauschenberg. A mutual acquaintance had approached Hall, then sous …

Art

It’s high time: If we can legalize marijuana, why can’t we end the misguided War on Drugs?

America’s wasted more than $1 trillion on demonizing drugs, many of which, like weed, have real medical benefits<p>On Election Day, my home state of California voted to legalize recreational cannabis, as did Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada. So the 2016 elections represented a substantial victory for …

Five Gorgeous Forest Houses Linked In A Horizontal Condominium

The project known as Five Houses is the materialization of the dream of living in the heart of the forest surrounded by nature, ancient pines and …

Architecture

BMW Secretly Built a Pickup Truck in 1986

Sport sedan? Mini truck? Why not both?<p>By now, the story of the E30 3 Series is well known. It's the car that established BMW as a sports sedan legend and remains one of the most-loved cars the company has produced. But we bet you didn't know BMW secretly built this M3-powered E30 pickup truck back …

BMW

13 DIYs to Make Your Car Seem Like New Again

Give your car that new-car smell (and look!) with smart detailing DIYs. These car cleaners and fresheners cost basically nothing to make, and you'll love how easily the 13 crafts ahead come together. No matter the time of year, it's always a good idea to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape so you're …

Cleaning

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping

Prefab house in Princeton by Marina Rubina was built in one day

This prefabricated family home in Princeton, New Jersey, by local architect Marina Rubina was conceived as an "experiment" in providing a …

The Real Bob Ross: Meet The Meticulous Artist Behind Those Happy Trees

We're not going to bury the lede here: Bob Ross' hair was actually straight. Just ask his longtime business partner, Annette Kowalski, who knew Ross better than anyone — he had just gotten out of the Air Force, and was unsuccessfully trying to make a living as a painter, she says.<p>"He got this …

Motorhomes

Astronomers estimate Perseid meteor shower will be twice as spectacular in 2016

“Under perfect conditions, rates could soar to 200 meteors per hour,” NASA said<p>The annual Perseid meteor shower will be particularly spectacular in 2016, NASA announced Thursday, thanks to a welcome assist from Jupiter's gravity.<p>Although it appears as if the showers visit Earth each year, that's …

Here's everything that is coming to Netflix in July

Netflix originals "BoJack Horseman," "Marco Polo," "Between," and more are returning to the the streaming service this month while Anna Friel's "Marcella," and Winona Ryder's "Stranger Things" will make their debut.<p>Fans of "Back to the Future" and "Lethal Weapon" can rejoice because all of the …

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

Immune System

Are Opioids the Next Antidepressant?

ONE of the most painful experiences of being a psychiatrist is having a patient for whom none of the available therapies or medications work.<p>A while back, I was asked to do a consultation on just such a patient. This person had been a heroin addict in her early 20s. She had quit the opioid five …

How to declutter without going minimalist

Many people like the idea of living in a calm and clutter-free home but don’t want to go down the all-white, minimalist route. Here are some great storage ideas that will help you stay tidy while retaining those all-important personal touches that make your place feel more like a home and less like …

12 bookstores every reader should visit in their lifetime

The organizers of Independent Bookstore Day celebrate book havens and book lovers everywhere each spring, and what better way to mark the occasion than to seek out an indie book shop on your next trip?<p>"The idea of Bookstore Day, first and foremost, is to celebrate indie bookstores and the symbiotic …

An Addict, Now Clean, Discusses Needle Exchanges And 'Hope After Heroin'

When she was 17, Tracey Helton Mitchell was prescribed an opioid pain killer after getting her wisdom teeth extracted. The medicine helped her deal with the pain related to the extraction, but when the prescription ran out, her desire for its euphoric high remained. That's when she turned to heroin.<p>…

If Young Adult Book Titles Were Honest

They’re more honest than a Judy Blume novel.

Cities To See Before They Sink Beneath The Sea

Visit these coastal and river port cities around the world sooner rather than later. Among them are first-world cities like New York and Amsterdam. Others are in poor nations like Bangladesh. Many are in Asia. But all are exposed now more than any time in their history to rising oceans and the …

17 "Twilight Zone" Episodes To Watch If You've Never Seen "The Twilight Zone"

*Rod Serling voice* You're traveling through another dimension...

The 25 best horror movies since 2000

Ask horror-movie buffs to name their favorite decade for the genre, and you’ll likely receive a variety of answers. The ’30s had several of …