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Feeling Blue? Try Some 'Shrooms, Says Science

A new study says magic mushrooms may treat severe depression.<p>A small clinical trial showed that hallucinogenic mushrooms may serve as a treatment for severe depression, Quartz reports.<p>Although illegal in the U.K., British researchers were able to get approval to test the effects of 'shrooms on a …

Flatbush Zombies on Their Psychedelic Hip-Hop ‘Odyssey’

Around four years ago, members of the Brooklyn hip-hop trio Flatbush Zombies and their friends gathered around a TV, drank liquid LSD and tripped …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This Might Be the Weirdest Thing That's Ever Happened to Earth's Atmosphere

Life has been transforming Earth’s atmosphere since the first single-celled organisms evolved. But few instances of atmospheric terraforming compare …

How Amazonian Tree Frog Poison Became the Latest Treatment for Addiction

The use of kambo—the poison of a bright green frog—is on the rise as an alternative treatment for depression and drug dependency. But does it actually work?<p>In March of this year, Beth Marsh, a 29-year-old photographer from London, paid about $85 to have small circles of her skin burnt and anointed …

The 5 Shadiest Practices Of Modern Pet Stores

Who doesn't love having a pet? America is chock full of dogs and cats -- 70 million and 75 million of them, respectively. Factor in the guinea pigs, …

The Mediterranean Diet Might Actually Slow Aging

Talk about multi-talented.<p>We’ve been touting the benefits of the Mediterranean diet for a while—it’s great for weight loss, boosts heart health, and can even improve your memory. Now, new research shows that loading your plate with fish, veggies, and whole grains might be as close as you'll ever …

Why I’m Glad My Bipolar Dad Was Institutionalized

For years, my family fought to keep my father out of institutionalized living. We never dreamed it would turn around his mental health.<p>"You father is all set to be released tomorrow," the social worker said, her voice cheery, as if this were good news.<p>My stomach dropped.<p>My father was about to be …

Mental Health

Facing it head on: what does a traumatic brain injury feel like?

Each year across Britain some 350,000 people are admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury. The results can be life changing with 500,000 people in the UK currently suffering long term disabilities as a result.<p>Four years ago the charity Headway East London started delving into the minds of …

Growing up with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Depression by Author

What can I say about growing up with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Looking back on it now I feel the overriding emotions were fear, confusion and …

Mental Health

Why good relationships suddenly go bad

If you prefer to listen, this post is also available on iTunes and Soundcloud.<p>How good relationships turn into bad relationships, seemingly out of …

Kristen Bell reveals longtime battle with anxiety and depression

Kristen Bell is candidly opening up about dealing with mental health issues.<p>The 35-year-old actress reveals that she struggles with anxiety and depression in a new interview on "Off Camera with Sam Jones," and says she's been on a prescription for years. Bell shares that her mother, a nurse, sat …

Ever wondered how animals sleep?

For most kids, the biggest concern about sleep is being told to go to bed before you want to. Things are different for animals. Unless animals are at the top of their food chain, most can’t afford to get a good night’s sleep. (Or a good day’s sleep, if they’re nocturnal.) Why? Because they have to …

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Happy Couples Value This More Than Love

I strongly believe that understanding is more important than love, especially when it comes to intimate relationships. As a psychologist for more …

Relationships

Runner’s high: the athletes who use marijuana to improve their training

Stoned marathon runners may seem like walking contradictions, but there are hints the drug and long-distance running could go hand-in-hand<p>Avery Collins speaks with the snow-bro drawl typical of many young Coloradans.<p>With his bloodshot, blue eyes peeking out from under blond curls and a low-slung …

Cannabis

These itty-bitty food cooking videos will bring immense joy and tranquility to your heart

I don't know why, but things not being their intended size, whether they're comically big or diminutively tiny, is always hilarious to me. Extremely large wine glasses? <i>Very</i> funny. Basketball personality Shaq? A human knee-slapper!<p>That's why I was so tickled when I stumbled upon Korean artist …

There Will Be a Pink Moon in the Sky Tonight

Here's how you can see this beautiful phenomenon.<p>If the skies are clear, those of us looking up at the heavens will get to see a beautiful phenomenon on Thursday night: a pink moon.<p>As with the "blue moon," the pink moon doesn't actually denote a change in color, even though the moon has been known …

Astronomy

10 Things That Make Him Fall Even More In Love With You

You might not think no. 3 matters, but to him it's huge.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Whenever you make him laugh.</b> If all the Facebook posts my friend's mom shares are true, then Marilyn Monroe once said, "If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything." The same applies to guys too. I guess some women can make …

Want a 'Green' Job? Don't Overlook the Midwest

States like California and Massachusetts lead the list of places in the U.S. where the “clean economy” has made the fastest strides, with big public …

Can psychological treatments be harmful?

The mind is a delicate thing, so can therapies actually have a negative effect? The evidence points to some cause for concern<p>The side effects of antidepressants are well known – nausea, dry mouth, constipation and loss of interest in sex. But what if your depression is being treated by a …

Self-esteem

Why Yoga is Changing Schools | Goop

For the better part of three decades, Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa—an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate …

Yoga

How does your brain pick one word from 50,000 in 0.6 seconds?

<b>The average English-speaker has about 50,000 words in their mind. But how do they find the right one in 600 milliseconds?</b><p>A Bangor University expert believes the constant battle for prominence between words like "cat" and "dog" could help to explain.<p>Dr Gary Oppenheim, of the university's Language …

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found they share 6 personality traits

Each person's path to wealth may be unique, but there are certain commonalities among the world's richest people.<p>After studying the lives of 177 self-made millionaires over the course of five years, author Thomas C. Corley found that they all shared six traits, which he reveals in his upcoming …

Self-improvement

A species' fate and $2 billion at stake as South Africa mulls rhino horn trade

KLERKSDORP, South Africa - South Africa will decide this month whether to push to end a global ban on buying and selling rhino horn, a move that could unlock a $2 billion bonanza and determine the fate of a critically endangered species.<p>A White Rhino walks through scrub in the dusk light in …

South Africa

LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of New Jersey’s …

Illinois judge defers decision on freeing man wrongfully convicted of murder

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois judge on Friday said he needed more time to consider whether to free a man serving a life sentence who prosecutors say was wrongfully convicted in 2012 of kidnapping and murdering a 7-year-old girl more than 50 years ago, local reports said.<p>Jack Daniel McCullough, …

Washington State

Check out these 8 Attractive Things In Women

I’ve been helping men improve their love lives for years now. I’ve probably read dozens of articles on what women find attractive in men. I’ve even …

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Artist's hyper realistic drawings will bend your brain

This is one way to save on groceries.<p>Artist Howard Lee has an amazing talent for creating extremely realistic drawings, often of different foods.<p>Lee …