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Cocaine 'rapidly changes the brain'

<b>Taking cocaine can change the structure of the brain within hours in what could be the first steps of drug addiction, according to US researchers.</b><p>Animal tests, reported in the journal Nature Neuroscience, showed new structures linked to learning and memory began to grow soon after the drug was …

Neuroscience

How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't

Charles Darwin had one of the greatest "aha!" moments in all of history when writing his magnum opus <i>On The Origin of Species</i>. After reading a book written 40 years earlier on population growth and resource competition, Darwin immediately saw the connection to the variation among species that he had …

Josef Albers and the art of seeing

Check Out Katy Perry's Freddy Mercury-Inspired Ad

<i>Welcome to Beauty Wire, where we round up the day's biggest beauty news.</i><p>Katy Perry. Image via Rick.com<p>Not one to let the actual royals outshine her, <b>Katy Perry</b> has released a teaser trailer for her upcoming fragrance <b>Killer Queen</b> complete with powdered wigs and the scepter that inspired the bottle's …

YouTube

Restore Rusty Metal Before Painting

Get rid of the rust before you paint.<p>Scrub partially rusted metal areas with a wire brush to remove flakes and powdery surface rust, then prime with …

Home Improvement

How To Fix a Broken Doorjamb

Fix Lawn Spots

5 Remedies for your hurting turf<p>1. Soak your pet’s favorite areas in your lawn to get the salts out of the root zone before they kill the grass.<p>2. …

Before and After: Light and Airy Bedroom Makeover

This bedroom makeover not only looks better in the after version, it also looks bigger, with a few minimal adjustments.<p>Designer Jana Bek transforms …

Interior Design

How to share iTunes libraries between user accounts in OS X

If multiple users on an OS X system use iTunes, by default each will have a separate iTunes media folder in which music files are stored. This is convenient for privacy, but it will prevent users from sharing common music, which may be desired for household members or coworkers using the same …

Tricks of the Trade: Organize Any Space In 4 Steps

<i>This post is courtesy of Manilla.com, the leading, free and secure service that lets consumers manage all of their bills and accounts in one place</i> …

Dental Care

Sleep Helps The Brain Learn Motor Tasks -- And Here's How

Scientists have long known that sleep is vital to learning and memory, but now, we might have a better understanding of what exactly is going on in the brain as we slumber.<p>The idea that sleep aids in learning is not new. Past studies have shown not only that sleep seems to amp up our learning …

Do the same genes cause alcohol dependence and eating disorders?

A new statistical analysis suggests that alcohol dependence and binging and purging behaviors, all believed to be influenced by genetic factors, may actually be influenced by the <i>same</i> genes.<p>Writing in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Washington University School of Medicine postdoctoral …

The Power of Suggestion

Beverly Blanchard, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Every day we are bombarded by a tidal wave of information. Most of it is irrelevant to our immediate lives, …

Abandoned Doctor's House Photos Reveal The Past Lives Of A Mansion (PHOTOS)

When we come across photos of forgotten homes, they usually leave us totally stunned and full of questions. And we're clearly not the only ones who find these images captivating. We stumbled upon photographer Daniel Marbaix's Flickr site, chock full of eery pictures like these from an abandoned …