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Listen to this playlist, designed by a psychologist to support subjects tripping on ‘magic’ mushrooms

Listening to music can be a very personal journey for some people, serving as a guiding light or emotional girder, depending on the situation. For …

Study: Why sex abstinence drives male rats to drug abuse

Some say sex is the most powerful drug in the world. It does excite the same brain areas as amphetamines - and makes male rats more prone to seeking …

What's My Dog Thinking? Getting Inside Fido's Head

<i>An</i><i>yone who owns a pet understands the strong connection that can develop between people and animals. But that deep bond doesn’t let us see behind</i> …

Pagani May Go for a New Nurburgring Record with the Huayra BC

There's no telling what its time would be, but it sure does look quick.<p>After a long tease, Pagani finally revealed the track-focused version of its current supercar, the Huayra BC. Packing a 6.0-liter AMG-sourced V12 making at least 750 horsepower, a huge rear wing, and an aggressive aero package, …

Formula 1's New Owner Wants to Capitalize on Sports Gambling

Why let bookies make all the money off the people betting on F1?<p>As the (eventual) new owner of Formula 1, one of Liberty Media's top goals is to make the sport more profitable. One idea that's already on the table is expanding F1's American fanbase, hopefully without Americanizing it in the …

Motorsport

Here's the Real Reason You Should Never Warm Up Your Car

It takes longer, wastes fuel, and actually increases the wear and tear on your engine.<p>On cold winter mornings, some folks will fire up their cars and leave them running for 10, 20, maybe even 30 minutes, thinking they're reducing wear and tear by letting their cars warm up gently. But Jason from</i> …

12 Ways to Know You Genuinely Have Emotional Intelligence

Genuine people have a profound impact upon everyone they encounter. Discover the unique habits that cause them to radiate with energy and confidence.<p>There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the …

10 insights that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives without improving their methods.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Siblings

Modern thinkers increasingly confirm a designed universe

The idea that the universe might bear some marks of design has traditionally been denied in academic circles. Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins …

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have specific morning rituals to start their day on the right foot.<p>The neuroscience behind these behaviors is well-documented. …

Success

Can you see the mind-bending optical illusion that tricks the brain?

Take a close look at the below image – do you see anything unusual?<p>It may appear to be a simple grid of pink and red squares at first glance - but take another look and they may appear to move before your eyes.<p>Stare at it for long enough and the upper half of the illusion appears to move to the …

​What Kind of Porn Gets You Off the Fastest?

Redheads, we think.<p>A couple of hundred years ago, the invention of photography forever changed the way the world masturbated. The Dark Ages of jerking off to one's own imagination faded away, and the relatively novel concept of "pornography" as we know it today flourished. Fast-forward to the dawn …

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

Things that will help you understand and raise more questions on Human Consciousness

Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. It has been defined as: …

How fasting helps fight fatty liver disease

Neuherberg, Germany, May 9, 2016. Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have new information on what happens at the molecular level when we go …

Here Are Nikola Tesla's Amazing Predictions About Future That Came True

Advertisement<p>The beautiful mind of Nikola Tesla was one of the best ones in a scientific and technical generation that stands shoulders above the lot …

Consciousness Works Differently Than You Think, According To This New Theory

We might see things before we're actually aware of them.<p>We may not be nearly as aware of the world around us as we'd like to think, according to a thought-provoking new theory in cognitive neuroscience.<p>Just like a movie appears continuous even though it's made up of a series of separate images, our …

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How it Feels When the Person You Love Has Depression

I'd never dated anyone who hadn't been on antidepressants, or spent time in a psychiatrist's office. That dark, brooding, introspective type: it draws me in.<p>I used to joke that only men with depression were attracted to me. It was the only experience I'd had, every long-term boyfriend and even the …

Relationships

Photos of People Doing the Things That Make Them Really, Really Happy

Photographer Eva Szombat's latest project is simple: Find people who have discovered a thing they love, then put them in pictures.<p>Hungary is still perceived by many as a pretty gloomy place. Not too long ago, it was branded the most depressed nation in the world for six years running, and its …

24 experts tried to explain the mystery of sleep in one sentence

Sleep is a mystery.<p>Scientists acknowledge certain objective features of sleep, but, beyond that, differ in what they see as its essential elements. In defining it, would they emphasize the biological nature of the activity, its purpose or its benefits? Would "sleep" encompass those squishy states …