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Marijuana and mental illness: Low dopamine levels may play a role

A new review offers further insight into how long-term marijuana use might have a negative impact on mental health, after finding "substantial …

Neuroscience

How to Start Feeling Better About Yourself Today

Most advice that claims to help elevate your self-esteem eventually falls flat for the same reason that, as Sancho proclaims in Cervantes’ <i>Don …

Animals don't have Mondays (except for these photo contest winners)

What we all need right about now is something to make us smile, giggle, guffaw or just laugh outright. The 2016 winners of the Comedy Wildlife …

How a researcher used big data to beat her own ovarian cancer

Academic scientists devote their lives to research, often toiling away on problems that few people outside their discipline fully understand. Perhaps …

Trauma affects brains of boys and girls in opposite ways - Futurity

Brain scans of children and teenagers with PTSD show structural differences between the sexes in one part of the brain: the insula.

The Brain

This Smartwatch Powered By Your Body Heat Never Needs Charging

The more features that fancy smartwatch on your wrist has, the worse its battery life will be. But what if instead of needing to be charged every …

How to Change Your Negative Attitude (When You Can’t Change Anything Else)

<i>Happiness is in the mind, not in outside events and circumstances. Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negative thinking.</i>There is …

Why You Should Actually Look Forward to Being Alone Forever

We asked a psychologist about how playing the long game as someone who doesn't commit to romantic relationships can pay off.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>For years, single people have been painted as failures. Hollywood has managed to make three Bridget Jones films on that loose …

This Interactive Map Of Music Genres Will Take Up The Rest Of Your Day

A Belgian architect has created a map that could be the Internet’s next great music source.<p>The word ‘map’ doesn’t quite do Musicmap justice. If it were merely a map, that would just be a chance to jokingly present Dubstep as the Port Moseby, Papua New Guinea of the music world. Instead, the new …

I Grew as a Person and It Sucks

The longer I stay out of the game, the more I see my intentions behind things—the way I sexualize life.<p>I haven't had sex with a stranger in over two years. I haven't allowed a mild crush to develop into a romantic obsession in almost just as long. It's heartbreaking.<p>Fantasy, limerence, longing, and …

5 Ways To Stay Mentally Strong When You’re Stressed

The unpredictability of life – feedback from a boss or co-workers, the ups and downs of family relationships or just the day-to-day news – can keep …

Regret-Proofing Your Relationship

Regret is a strange thing, especially when it comes to love and romance. Very few of us can say, as Edith Piaf did in her famous anthem, "Non, je ne regrette rien." For even the happiest person, there is often a sense of something left undone or unsaid, of the wrong choice made, of an opportunity …

Montreal research: Broken heart? There might be a pill for you

The awful sinking feeling would hit when Sam was in the shower.<p>As the water poured down, he relived the devastating moments before his girlfriend of …

Polyamorous People Tell Us How They Make Their Relationships Work

If you want to bang other people while you're already in a relationship, there might be a few rules to follow.<p>While monogamy works for some, others spend their lives serially cheating on their partners while trying and failing to adhere to it. As an alternative, there are people who have found that …

15 Things My Wife Does That Make Me Fall In Love With Her Again

<i>By Jonathan Brent Butler</i><p>My wife and I dated for nearly eight years before deciding to tie the knot three years ago. I've had lots of time to reflect on what works for us, and what I can tell you about love is that (to use one of my wife's least favorite phrases) it's a process, one that's aided …

Letters: forget electric cars. Hydrogen power is the way forward

The advent of mass-produced, electric-driven vehicles (“VW hopes electricity will power it back into pole position”, Business leader) augurs a global cultural change. But switching to EVs worldwide will involve considerable investment in new infrastructure, not least because of the inherent …

North Africa

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Science often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to satisfy your curiosity on subjects ranging from computer …

How to talk to someone with anxiety

We live surrounded by anxiety. New research published in the journal Brain and Behaviour found that in 2013 there were an estimated 8.2m cases of anxiety in the UK. Women are nearly twice as likely to experience anxiety as men. So how can you help a loved one who experiences it?<p>We recently ran a …

Mental Health

Rumi 15 Mindfulness Ways To Find Happiness In Your Life

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī <b>( Rumi)</b> was a 13th-century Persian poet, Islāmic scholar, jurist, Sufi mystic, and theologian.<p>Rumi’s philosophy depends on …

This Super Sustainable House Can Be Built in One Day

A Dutch design firm has redefined living by creating a house that doesn't need a foundation, can be built in one day and is three times more …

The Secret Ingredient for Happiness that You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet.

A few years ago, I accidentally stumbled upon the secret to happiness.<p>I was a single mom, working more than full time hours and in grad school full …

2016 Half Down... The Best Albums Of The Half Year

What’s happening folks?! It’s been a pretty nuts couple of weeks in Hip Hop. From the tragic shooting in NY at the T.I. concert to the phenomenal …

Next Time You're Late To Work, Blame Dark Energy!

Ever since Lemaitre and Hubble’s first proposed it in the 1920s, scientists and astronomers have been aware that the Universe is expanding. And from …

Physicists might have just detected a fifth force of nature

But now physicists in Hungary think they might have found evidence of a mysterious fifth force of nature. And, if verified, it would mean we'd need to rethink our understanding of how the universe actually works.<p>Before we get into that, let's go back to those four forces for a second, because …

The Best Way to Build a Successful Team

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

12 of the Most Inspirational Commencement Speeches of All Time | Inc.com

Now and then we all need something to pick us up when we're feeling down, to give us clarity when we're confused, to inspire us when we don't feel motivated.<p>These lines, excerpted from a dozen of the best commencement speeches in recent years, can help.<p><b>1. President Barack Obama, Rutgers …

Motivation

New Evidence Could Break The Standard View of Quantum Mechanics

Just as we were beginning to understand it...<p>Quantum mechanics is difficult to understand at the best of times, but new evidence suggests that the …

6 Silly Mistakes You Make in Pursuit of Happiness

Be happy.<p>Do you get confused by that.<p>I mean, happiness. You're told to be happy no matter what.<p>Everywhere you find advice on happiness. Books promising to deliver true happiness. Blog posts telling you do this and you'll be happy. Friends and family telling you to add happiness on your …

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What life is like when you don’t feel real

<i>This week (May 16-22) is Mental Health Awareness Week, with “relationships” as the theme. We’ll be running features all week about the mental health of those close to you, the mental health of the artists that inspire you and the different ways that communities and individuals deal with the issue.</i> …