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Mentally Challenging Activities Key to Healthy Brain Aging

<b>Individuals who participated in high challenge activities like quilting and photography showed enhanced brain activity, according to a new</b> …

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Microbes make the meal, new diet book proposes

The Diet Myth<i><br>Tim Spector<br>Overlook Press, $28.95</i><p>For 10 days, Tom Spector lived off McDonald’s. He had chicken nuggets or Big Macs for meals and …

Nutrition

13 Cheerful Comics For Those Who Need Some Positive Vibes!

Everyone has something they’d like to change. The desire for self-improvement and progression is innate. It is in our DNA.<p>Unfortunately, when it …

Will Power

5 Powerful Psychedelics That Reorganize the Brain and Elevate Consciousness

Psychoactive plants and hallucinogens have given us the opportunity to see life through different perspectives for thousands of years.<p>Michael …

8 Things You Must Immediately Do After Losing Your Smartphone

I've only truly lost my phone one time. I was riding the subway in Manhattan and it slipped out of a shallow jacket pocket. As soon as I was off the …

Frugal Living

12 Amazing Things We Learned About The Human Body In 2015

An illustrated guide.<p>The human body is a source of mystery. But every year, scientists get just a little better at understanding its secrets.<p>Of course, 2015 has been no different. In the past year, researchers have created better access to proven therapies, developed futuristic new technologies …

Medicine

An Incredibly Helpful List of 71 Free Online Courses and Tutorials

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

Procrastination

Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organized and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to …

The Insanity of Lyme Disease, Part 2: The Doppelganger in the Abstract

<i>Mixed-media collage/painting made during a prolonged anxiety attack.</i><p>In this recently published case study, authors Amir Garakani and Andrew G. Mitton detail the case of a man who... well, he could be me. Age 37 (my age), the man had sudden-onset panic attacks and suicidal ideation. He sought out a …

Lyme Disease

Ottawa psych student's app to help 'thousands' with anxiety, depression

Jeff Perron wants to help more people than he ever could all by himself.<p>The Ottawa man finished an undergrad in psychology, earned a master’s in …

Easy Organizer

<b>Drowning in a sea of paper and scattered information?</b><p>With everything you have going on in your life it is very easy to feel overwhelmed. Whether you …

Science Finally Explains Slackers

There’s a neurological reason for apathy and laziness, according to new research. Inefficient connections between certain areas of the brain may make …

Oxford University

Our stuff is burying us alive: Hoarding and the mountains of garbage we call “collections”

<b>(AP/Eric Risberg)</b><p>Would you want to inherit your friends’ stuff? Your valuables might mean just as little<p>Brian Thill<p>November 8, 2015 12:30am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Waste”<p>Look around the homes of loved ones whose objects you might at some future date have the opportunity to inherit or be saddled with …

Minimalism

Evernote, OneNote, and Beyond: The 14 Best Note-Taking Apps

Ever feel like you’re struggling to remember everything?You're not the only one—and that's why it's so important to take notes. As author Tim Ferriss …

Apps

Perchance to dream? The Nora will stop your snoring before you wake anyone up

There are all kinds of products promising to keep you (or your partner) from snoring. From nasal strips to tubes and masks that could double as a …

Fungal Infections Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

<b>Researchers have found evidence of fungal infections in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. The research was published in Nature’s</b> …

Instead of treating schizophrenia, scientists may have figured out a way to prevent it

Schizophrenia is a serious psychotic brain disorder that can cause hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia. But a recent study, published Oct. 16 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, suggests that it may be possible to prevent the disease by calming the brain’s immune system.<p>Scientists have been …

Neuroscience

3 Tips on Being a Pro Organizer

The world of PR can be stressful. In the blink of an eye, your inbox can spin out of control as tasks pile up and your coffee cup reaches empty. …

Productivity

8 Ways Clutter Keeps You Poor

The worst financial mistake I ever made was keeping a cluttered home.<p>Losing money is painful. Bad investments have driven people to suicide. People …

Minimalism

3 Good Websites for Educational Documentaries

October 10, 2015<br>We have recently received a few requests from teachers asking about websites where they can search for and access educational …

Memory loss breakthrough: New implant can reverse Alzheimer's damage

GETTYScientists have developed a high-tech implant they hope will help brains damaged by Alzheimer's<p>Scientists have developed an electronic implant …

Steve Coogan: 'It took me a long time to face up to my addiction'

In an exclusive extract from his new book, Steve Coogan looks back on failure, rehab and becoming Alan Partridge<p>My career as an impressionist started early. From the age of five or six, I used to imitate the sound of car wheels screeching – sometimes too effectively: Mum was always telling Dad off …

Hypnotic Susceptibility in the Brain

A new and innovative neuroimaging study published in <i>NeuroImage</i> has helped foster a deeper understanding of what makes some of us ready-made putty in …

The Brain

Do Crows Hold Funerals for Their Dead?

The highly intelligent birds gather around their fallen comrades, but why might surprise you.<p>Many who have heard the melancholy cry of the mourning dove might wonder: Do birds grieve for their loved ones?<p>For this Saturday’s Weird Animal Question of the Week Emilie Bouef commented via Facebook: "I …

Finding new sense of purpose key for men in retirement | The Star

Lon Palmer was crushed after he retired. He loved his job as a high school English teacher, and had a talent for getting through to kids. “I liked to …