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Top 5 Nutrition Secrets for MMA Fighters

This is we chatted with Drew from BlackBeltWhiteHat.com and asked him to share his ideas on Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters’ diet, setting the …

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

The Golden Age of Teaching Yourself Anything

Who can resist the romanticism of self-taught achievers? They didn't need school. They didn't need "the system." They needed only their passion and …

The crazy life and career of John McAfee

Rene Walter/Flickr<p>John McAfee is an enigma.<p>He built one of the biggest antivirus companies to date, and yet it's what happened after this chapter of his life that made him a legend.<p>McAfee once lived in Belize and allegedly got caught up with drugs and other illegal activities.<p>Since then, he's made …

The Difference Between Being Happy and Being High

Breaking down how we decide which kinds of pleasure are acceptable and which ones are not OK.<p>Many people think of drug use, or other potentially addictive experiences like gambling, as more profane than sacred. Chemical or virtual highs, a lot of us believe, are cheap substitutes for genuine …

Why great music gives you the chills

Or goosebumps tickle your arms and shoulders?<p>The experience is called frisson (pronounced <i>free-sawn</i>), a French term meaning "aesthetic chills," and it feels like waves of pleasure running all over your skin. Some researchers have even dubbed it a "skin orgasm."<p>Listening to emotionally moving music …

Islamic Terrorism Was Born on This Mountain 1,000 Years Ago

Long before ISIS or Al Qaeda, killers from a secret base attacked great cities all over the world and invented “assassin.” It took a feisty British …

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

But we’re better off believing in it anyway.<p>For centuries, philosophers and theologians have almost unanimously held that civilization as we know it depends on a widespread belief in free will—and that losing this belief could be calamitous. Our codes of ethics, for example, assume that we can …

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The Glossary of Happiness

Last summer, Tim Lomas flew from London to Orlando to attend the fourth annual congress of the International Positive Psychology Association—held, naturally, at Walt Disney World. As Lomas wandered around the event, popping in and out of various sessions, he stumbled upon a presentation by Emilia …

2 huge reasons you need a VPN

While in Syria, Nouhran ran a blog under a hidden identity through which he examined the country’s situation from a liberal point of view and aimed to provide a voice for the millions of ethnic and religious minorities. Nouran used a VPN daily to unblock social media websites and stay anonymous …

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How the Curse of Sykes-Picot Still Haunts the Middle East

In the Middle East, few men are pilloried these days as much as Sir Mark Sykes and François Georges-Picot. Sykes, a British diplomat, travelled the same turf as T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia), served in the Boer War, inherited a baronetcy, and won a Conservative seat in Parliament. He died young, at …

For the First Time, Scientists Have Imaged the Brain on LSD

The scientists hope their long-awaited study on LSD in humans will open the floodgates to further research into psychedelics.<p>Researcher, drug policy reformer, and Countess of Wemyss Amanda Feilding made a promise to Albert Hofmann, the "father of LSD," after meeting him in the 90s: She would carry …

Miracles of yoga that left this heart surgeon stumped

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>Eastern philosophy has consistently shown that the mind has a far greater effect on our heart than modern medicine …

Microsoft’s New Data-Viz Tool Puts Excel Charts To Shame

SandDance is free-to-use software that will make you feel like a data science guru.<p>All of us have experienced the horrors of the Excel graph. (A few of us, surely, are even responsible for bringing this misery onto others.) Enter Microsoft’s new data-visualization tool, which will make you look …

What mindfulness gurus won’t tell you: meditation has a dark side

We never intended to be the Richard Dawkins of mindfulness — but, because of our book, we seem to have started a public debate about its downsides nonetheless.<p>Our approach was to go through almost half a century of scientific evidence and tease out fact from fiction when it comes to beliefs about …

Conor McGregor: can anyone stop the UFC's biggest star?

He sat, on Thursday, in David Copperfield’s theatre at the MGM Grand with the signs, the crowd, the television cameras all there for him: Conor McGregor, a one-time plumber’s apprentice from Dublin. And watching as he prowled the stage at a press conference for UFC 196, tweaking Dana White and …

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Killer Punch of a Secretly Gay Boxer

World champion boxer Emile Griffith accidentally killed Benny Paret, his opponent in a 1962 bout. Griffith was also black and in the closet—a new …

​How Ketamine Infusions Saved My Life

Many are calling ketamine the biggest advance in depression treatment in years.<p><i>I'm going to die soon</i>. For months, this is what the voice inside my head told me, repeating over and over. I was plagued by a deep depression, an eating disorder, and drug addiction. I had tried everything from therapy …

Finding The Gray: My Life With Bipolar Disorder

In support of Ari Eastman’s project for Mental Health Awareness Month – #ImNotCrazy<p>Yes, I am laying it all out there right out of the gate. Just like …

What Bipolar Disorder Really Feels Like

About 2.6 percent of American adults -- nearly 6 million people -- have bipolar disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). But the disease, characterized by significant and severe mood changes, is still dangerously misunderstood.<p>Bipolar disorder is vastly different from …

10 Phrases To Strike From Your Vocabulary After Marriage

Don't go there. 😁<p>Want to avoid ending up on the proverbial couch at any point in your relationship? Watch your words.<p>Below, psychologists and relationship experts share 10 things you should never say to your S.O.<p><b>1. "Why don't you ever do what I ask you to do?"</b><p>You're setting yourself up to fail …

How to Deal With a Narcissist: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are …

Adventures in Islam: Algebras of Intimacy

We continue our adventures in Islam...<p><b>"Islam and the West"</b><p>If you google the phrase "Islam and the West" you get over 115 million results in 0.56 seconds.<p>A vast majority of the articles come with titles such as<p>"Why the West Fears Islam", "Islam and the West: Clash of Civilizations?" and "Islam Vs …

A Neuroscientist Patiently Explains the Allure of the Adult Coloring Book

A few months ago, I caved: I bought myself a coloring book. And maybe you did, too, or perhaps you received one as a gift for the holidays. According …

Anatomy Of Addiction: How Heroin And Opioids Hijack The Brain

When Jack O'Connor was 19, he was so desperate to beat his addictions to alcohol and opioids that he took a really rash step. He joined the Marines.<p>"This will fix me," O'Connor thought as he went to boot camp. "It better fix me or I'm screwed."<p>After 13 weeks of sobriety and exercise and discipline, …

How to Be Charming: 2 Secrets Backed by Research

Want to know how to be charming? Ask yourself: What do you want in any friend or partner?<p>Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and …

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …