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MDMA and Psilocybin: The Future of Anxiety Medication?

When my wife texted me from the other side of the apartment last Thursday I knew things could not be good. Four simple words: <i>Chris Cornell is dead</i>. …

11 Signs That You Might Be Experiencing High-Functioning Depression (Yes, It’s A Real Thing)

If I were to ask you to picture and describe a depressed person, what would you envision?<p>Someone having trouble getting out of bed every day? Someone …

The Dalai Lama reveals that he too gets angry, and here's what he does about it

The Dalai Lama is a man known for sharing wisdom and enlightenment. So you wouldn’t think he’s someone that gets angry.<p>This isn’t the case. In a …

Mindfulness

5 Ways to Burn More Calories Doing Bodyweight Exercises

Doing bodyweight exercises as opposed to using machines or equipment is one of the most efficient ways to build muscle and burn fat because these moves challenge your sense of balance and require firing up more muscles at one time, including your core. You can do these moves anywhere, and because …

25 Alan Watts Quotes That Will Make You Re-Think Everything

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

5 ways to tame your wandering mind and achieve better focus

When you’re daydreaming or staring absent-mindedly out the window what is your brain doing?<p>Well, it’s actually still very active and is strengthening …

20 Quotes on Mindfulness That Will Inspire You to Make the Most Every Second

Over the past few decades, mindfulness has become immensely popular in the West. But what exactly is mindfulness and how can you get started …

Mindfulness

Science Says 1 Minute of This Kind of Exercise May Equal 45 Minutes of Jogging | Inc.com

The short- and long-term benefits of exercise are absurdly well-documented. Exercise lowers your cholesterol, boosts your mood, decreases your stress, and increases your flexibility (plus about a zillion other good things).<p>In an increasingly packed daily schedule, though, carving out the time to …

Exercise

Doing this simple stretch when you wake up can give you more energy

Tim Sitt, author of "Move Or Die: How the Sedentary Life is Killing Us and How Movement, Not Exercise, Can Save Us," explains a simple morning stretch that can give you more energy throughout the day. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Spread your feet about 3 feet apart and you're going to</i> …

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and …

5 pieces of furniture that double as fitness equipment — and how to use them

You don’t have to drive across town to a high-end gym to score a great workout. And, honestly, sometimes, you shouldn’t even try.<p>“Time is biggest obstacle standing in between most people and their workouts,” Chris Freytag Chris Freytag, C.P.T., founder of Get Healthy U TV, told Fox News. “But …

The Daily Routine for Better Sex

Do Yoga Before Bed<p>Getting in tune with your thoughts and breathing is important for everyone, but for busy guys, meditation can be anxiety-inducing. …

​16 Natural Ways to Relieve Your Anxiety

​These simple tricks can help settle your nerves without medication<p>Getty Images<p>Anxiety is uncomfortable: Even if you don’t deal with full-blown panic disorder, your nerves have probably crept up on you at some point—and it’s a pain to deal with. Your palms may get sweaty, your breathing becomes …

Mediterranean diet 'cuts risk of deadly form of breast cancer by 40%'

A Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of a deadly form of breast cancer by 40 per cent, a large study has found.<p>Scientists monitored more than …

Is Rice Part of a Healthy Diet?

By Adda Bjarnadottir<p>Rice is one of the most widely consumed grains in the world.<p>It's mostly comprised of simple carbs, which have consistently been …

It’s not sex that makes you healthier and happier—it’s what you do before and after

People who have sex more frequently report a greater sense of general happiness, according to numerous studies. One even found that having sex once a week, as opposed to monthly, boosts spirits more than earning an extra $50,000 per year.<p>Yet the sex-happiness association means nothing if we don’t …

San Francisco

After a Decade of Anxiety Meds, Weed Saved My Life

Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham gave up being straight edge for medical weed, and then tumbled down the rabbit hole of cannabis culture and legal limbo.<p>I was 13 the first time I tried smoking pot. Earlier that day I had tried my first cigarette and my first (half) beer. The afternoon culminated …

GOP Lawmakers Push Bills to Limit Protesting in 17 States

Rights & Freedoms

5 Habits of Successful People Before 8 a.m.

Setting a positive, productive tone for the day is all about giving yourself time to get your wits together. Prepare for your entry into the work arena, if you want to win there.<p>CEO of Fifth Avenue Brands<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The difference between successful …

Stuck? We've Got 50 Secrets Motivated People Use to Get Things Done.

Put yourself in the right frame of mind to achieve your goals.<p>You have your plan, you know what you want to accomplish, but after awhile, the novelty of your goal can start to wear off, and it becomes more of a struggle to get started every day.<p>We’ve all been there and we want to help.<p>Read on for …

How Many Days A Week Should You Workout For A Flat Stomach, According To Jillian Michaels

It’s flat stomach season people, which only means one thing: its time to get into shape! In our efforts to get a flatter stomach, issues seem to …

Three Simple Ways To Ease An Anxious Mind

As a lawyer, my life is ripe for anxiety. I have to predict all the potential consequences for every action taken in a case and try to outmaneuver the negative consequences.<p>When I experience anxiety, I notice constriction in the body as well as the mind. It feels as though I have tunnel vision and …

Mindfulness

10 Vegetarian Food Hacks that will Change the Way you Eat

Looking to take your cooking game to the next level? Look no further than the following vegetarian food hacks that will keep your food delicious and …

Food

How Cops Decide if You're Too Stoned to Drive

Without a reliable breathalyzer-style test, the criminal justice system is still trying to make sense of an increasingly pot-friendly USA.<p><i>This story was co-published with the Marshall Project.</i><p>Late one February night in 2013, Massachusetts state trooper Eric French pulled over a blue SUV with its …

Why It’s Not So Easy to “Just Get the Hell Out”

One of the many difficult questions survivors of toxic relationships ask themselves is “why is it so hard to leave someone who treats me so badly?” …

Mental Health

How to Keep Your Brain Young and Healthy

Learn how mindfulness can protect your brain from aging, make you more productive, and improve your overall happiness.<p>The death of Muhammad Ali is a somber reminder of what can happen when we take our neurological health for granted. A magical and iconic figure, Ali, the most eloquent of pugilists, …

17 Dating Struggles Girls With Anxiety Understand

No. 9 is incredibly real.<p><b>1. Deciding when is the most appropriate moment to tell a new partner you have an anxiety disorder.</b> Like should you do it <i>before</i> or <i>after</i> you break down and have a panic attack while they're hanging out with you? Really a game-time decision.<p><b>2. Teaching your new partner about</b> …

When Do Most Couples First Say "I Love You"? Study Reveals Average Dating Milestones

Some of us get bitten by the love bug very early on in relationships—others take longer to decide. Either way, many people are prone to anxiety over exactly <i>when</i> to say the L word. How much time is normal to wait?<p>To find out how rapidly different aspects of relationships evolve, Match surveyed over …

This paragraph on a black kindergartner's view of the world is absolutely crushing

The New York Times has one of the saddest stories about modern racial bias I have ever read, as told by Ebbie Banks, a black 17-year-old from Palo Alto, California:<p>I tutored a kid. This little black kid. He looked up to me a lot. One day he asked me, "Mr. Ebbie, is jail a good place to be?" I said, …

A new study suggests smoking pot may not make you stupid after all

The new PNAS study is observational — assigning some people to smoke marijuana and others to abstain would yield cleaner results but is obviously unethical — but with an important twist: It zeroes in on that "third factor" possibility by studying twins, 789 in California and 2,277 in Minnesota.<p>The …