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Are We Looking at Psychiatric Disorders the Wrong Way?

<b>McLean Hospital Guest Blogger</b><p><b>Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD</b><p>The first psychiatric patient I evaluated--42 years ago--presented with delusions and mood swings. Based on those symptoms, our attending physician diagnosed her with schizoaffective disorder. We medical clerks were confused by that …

3,000yo brain surgery patient likely treated with cannabis, magic mushroom ‘painkillers’ - study

The study of a Bronze Age man’s skull has shed some light into how ancient people of the Krasnoyarsk region in northern Russia treated intracranial …

The Multiverse For Non-Scientists

When you think about the Universe, most people think about the vastest depths of space, to the limits of what humanity has ever observed, and of everything that ever was or will be. But even with as vast as the Universe is:<p>containing hundreds of billions of galaxies,<br>• each with billions or even …

29 Things People With Anxiety Want Their Parents To Know

They really appreciate you being there — but also want you to go away sometimes.

Here's what it's like on Awake Dating, the new dating site for conspiracy theorists

There are dating sites for everyone these days. One of the more obscure ones is Awake Dating, a new site exclusively for conspiracy theorists.<p>It's for people who have "woken" (not to be confused with "woke," which usually describes people who are aware of social justice issues). Those who are …

​How Color Psychology Can Make You Happier at Home

If you're often stressed in your living room or are having trouble falling asleep in your bedroom—good news, it may not be you. It may just be time …

“Get them to say no”: Expert lessons in influence from the most persuasive professions on earth

“You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.” Russian playwright Anton Chekov might have been right that we can’t go it alone, but we’re also right to be skeptical of others.<p>The great skills required of a con artist, politician, or salesperson are also the skills of great …

Xiaomi's smartwatch for kids has a panic button, route tracking and a pricetag under $50

In the run up to Xiaomi's Mi Band successor, the Chinese juggernaut decided to take things in a slightly different direction and release a wearable - …

US home horror: 2-yr-old boy chained, 3-yr-old girl tied with dog leash

A late-night phone call to police about a crying child led to the discovery of eight children unsupervised at a San Antonio home, including a …

Why you should never spank a child - major research project confirms dangers

Children who are spanked are more likely to defy their parents, behave anti-socially, and experience increased aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties.<p>Those are the findings of a new meta-analysis of 50 years of research on spanking, carried out by experts at The University of …

8 Household Uses for Chamomile - Healthy Home

Chamomile’s sturdy reputation as an herbal remedy is centuries old. Commonly used as a tea for aiding sleep, stomach upset, or cold and fever relief, …

How This Mom Feeds A Family Of 7 On $300 A Month

Could you feed your family on $10 a day?<p>It takes planning, discipline and a savvy kind of gamesmanship according to Jen Wallwork Dominguez, who has developed a meal plan that allows her to hit that budget for her family of seven.<p>A good sense of humor doesn’t hurt either: “My idea of being wealthy …

Personal Finance

Baked Cauliflower Bites with Hummus & Feta {Healthy New Year Challenge - Week 5}

Baked Hummus & Feta Cauliflower Bites<p>Prep time<p>15 mins<p>Cook time<p>25 mins<p>Total time<p>40 mins<p>Hummus & Feta Cauliflower Bites…Great for healthy snacking or …

‘Most unwelcome’: South Carolina lawmakers pass bill making refugee sponsors liable for crimes

Refugees sent to South Carolina will be registered and tracked, and their sponsors will be held liable for violent crimes if a bill that just passed …

Altruism triggered in humans by weakening brain activity in prefrontal cortex

Altruistic behaviours can be boosted by reducing activity in some parts of the brain. Weakening the prefrontal cortex, in particular, appears to make …

The 30-Day Burpee Challenge That Will Totally Kick Your Butt

Ah, the burpee. It’s one of the most dreaded exercise moves across the board, and yet every workout seems to incorporate a version of it (hello, even …

Workouts

We Are Sex Addicts: 6 Distinctly Un-Sexy Realities

For anyone famous enough that getting caught sticking their pants-parts in places they shouldn't is grounds for a press conference, the go-to tactic …

Relationships

13 VR Horror Films You Can Watch On Your Phone Right Now

Wear headphones.<p>The traditional film genre most often cited as a natural for virtual reality is horror. Whether you're being attacked from behind, eaten alive, or subjected to the ministrations of a lunatic surgeon, 360-degree video keeps your head in the game. Looking around, waiting for the next …

The Pet Obesity Epidemic: What If Your Pet Is Overweight?

Obesity is a growing major epidemic. (You’ve heard this before? Read on.) Obesity is affecting every age and every location. (“OK,” you may say. Keep reading.) Obesity can lead to life-altering and -threatening chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, bone and joint problems and hair coat …

A Functional Life-Size Camping Trailer Made From LEGO Bricks

<b>Using exactly 215,158 LEGO bricks, a team of 12 professional LEGO builders spent 12 weeks and more than 1000 hours creating a life-size camping</b> …

The Bible Unlocked

Sacred texts intrigue me and although they can be difficult to read, I often find little gems that shine like diamonds in my mind. It is as if they have the power of a seed to sprout over time, tickling my brain with a new thought. We can find inspiration in any of these ancient books; The Bhagavad …

This Week’s Night Sky: New Year’s Comet and a Meteor Shower

Try out a new telescope or binoculars with these celestial sights.<p><b>Lion’s Heart and Luna.</b> In the morning twilight of Tuesday, December 29, look toward the western sky for the bright waning gibbous moon hanging below the constellation Leo, the celestial lion.<p>To the upper left of the moon is Leo’s …

Astronomy

The Secrets of Orgasmic Meditation

We might just be the last people to this particular pajama party, but we recently found out that there’s an entire meditation practice that revolves …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

Happiness Researcher Dispels A Big Myth About Joy

It's not the same as pleasure, says Shawn Achor. In fact, it's the opposite.<p>If you were to ask people what experiences makes them happy, you'd get a variety of answers that typically center around things that make them feel pleasure. A big bear-hug from their child, catching a glimpse of a sunset …

You Can’t Manage Emotions Without Knowing What They Really Are

At this point, everybody knows emotional intelligence matters in the workplace. Yet there are two aspects of emotions that make it hard for people to exercise their emotional intelligence. First, most people are still not completely clear about what emotions actually are. Second, even when we …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley1 day agoView …

Prayer Cards Of 9/11 Leave Jon Stewart Stunned

A dying firefighter brought them to Washington to convince politicians they really should never forget.<p>WASHINGTON -- When Jon Stewart and a group of 9/11 responders walked the halls of Congress this past week hoping to get commitments from senators to pass a permanent 9/11 bill, what they mostly …