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Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic …

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How to Learn Faster and Retain More: 6 Ways to Improve Your Memory, Backed by Science | Inc.com

Plenty of people think success is all about whom you know, but success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why we all want to learn faster, retain more information, and improve our memories.<p>So let's look at some great -- and science-based -- ways to do just that.<p>The following is from …

The Brain

15 Essential Books That Will Help You Be More Successful

Do want you to be more successful in both your personal and professional lives?<p>Most of us would obviously answer yes to that question. But merely …

Open Roads: 9 High-Elevation Alpine Crags

Get this high elevation rock while you can!<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>331<p>331<p>SHARES<p><i>This story originally appeared in the September 2015 issue of</i> …

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

5 science-backed habits that lead to long-term happiness, regardless of your genes and upbringing

But when researchers actually <i>study</i> happiness, they find some surprising quirks.<p>For example, you might suppose that great news like winning the lottery, dropping 20 pounds, or getting a new job would make you happy.<p>And it does — briefly. But it's only a spike.<p>(If that <i>sentence</i> makes you less happy, …

Does smoking pot change the way the brain develops?

The effects of marijuana on the brain may be more complicated than experts previously thought, and may depend on factors related to the person using …

Cannabis

10 popular grammar myths debunked by a Harvard linguist

It's why many teachers ingrain in their students a combination of white lies and formal habits that are meant to keep their writing focused but aren't actually based on rules of the English language.<p>As the students grow into adults, these habits result in plenty of incorrectly worded but …

Everglades National Park Photos

Everglades National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

Australia Photos

See photos of Australia (including Ayers Rock, Sydney, koalas, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Australia

Earth's most weather-resilient cultures

Humans persevere in the most inhospitable climates — and there’s plenty to learn from them.<p>Extreme weather events that have historically occurred …

Beautifully Surreal Photo Manipulations of Nature by Adrian Borda

Through his colorful images, Romanian artist and photographer Adrian Borda highlights the beauty and splendor found in the natural world – but with a twist. The breathtaking landscape scenes are part of Borda's on-going series of photo manipulations, and he combines elements from separate pictures …

Balls Pyramid is seven million years old and is home to insects that were once thought to be extinct

You could be forgiven for thinking it is the infamous headquarters of the Thunderbirds.

Next ISS crew pose as Jedi in official group photo

They will boldly go where other men have gone before. Or are we mixing up pop culture references. After all, it’s not that easy to think of Jedi …

The Attitude Shift That Guarantees Your Success

Being grateful is good for your mind and your health–but did you know it’s good for business, too?<p>One of the biggest secrets to success in life and business is simple, powerful, and sadly dismissed by many people—and especially entrepreneurs–as unimportant. It’s called gratitude.<p>The simple act of …

Climate Change Progress Is Possible

On his final day in the White House, President Obama’s counselor explains how the administration is proving environmental goals are achievable.<p>Fifty years ago this week, Lyndon Johnson, in pushing America to clean up its air and water, made a prescient prediction: “This generation has altered the …

Study: Global warming skeptics know more about climate science

Are global warming skeptics simply ignorant about climate science?<p>Not so, says a forthcoming paper in the journal Advances in Political Psychologyby Yale Professor Dan Kahan. He finds that skeptics score about the same (in fact slightly better) on climate science questions.<p>The study asked 2,000 …

Could better soil management reverse global warming?

Last week I attended the 3rd Annual Climate Adaptation for Farmers conference, hosted by Abundance North Carolina. The main focus, as the conference …

Next Space Station mission actually full of Jedi

There has been an awakening at NASA. Have you felt it?<p>The space agency, previously known as a haven for <i>Star Trek</i> fans, showed itself to be pretty …

Space Exploration

How To Create A Project Communication Plan

<b>A communication plan that will guide the messages to a project’s affected stakeholders is a critical part of any project. How well you communicate</b> …

'Behind The Curve' On Climate Risk

A handful of listed businesses are showing all the signs of being well ‘behind the curve’ when it comes to their response to investor and stakeholder concerns on issues surrounding sustainability and climate change.<p>In the last year global oil, gas and coal companies have expanded their reported …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

5 Cruise Lines for a Romantic Escape

<i>By Dori Saltzman, Cruise Critic</i><p>Thinking about a romantic cruise for two? Whether looking for an intimate getaway with plenty of privacy, or an active adventure with tons of excitement, these cruise lines offer something for every couple.<p><b>Princess Cruises</b><p>Any conversation about cruises and romance has …

Some of the World's Oldest Trees Live in This Park

<b>Location: Nevada<br>Established: October 27, 1986<br>Size: 77,180 acres</b><p>An Ice Age landscape of glacier-carved peaks rises more than a mile from the desert floor. The park takes its name from the vast region that extends east from California's Sierra Nevada to Utah's Wasatch Range, and from southern Oregon …

National Parks

Why Exercise and Diet Changes May Not Be Enough to Treat Obesity

To treat people who are obese, doctors need to move beyond simply telling their patients to eat less and exercise more, some researchers …

Urban Island Bliss: Five Carless Paradises in Europe

Imagine travel without cars.<p>Scenery wouldn’t rush by in a swirl of colors. The air wouldn’t vibrate with the honking of horns and the squeal of brakes.<p>Going at a slower pace allows travelers to engage all of their senses and even notice minute changes in flora and topography.<p>A landscape sliced by …

European Travel