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9 Herbs That Boost Memory, Focus & Brain Health!

Whether its from stress, lack of sleep, being overworked or staring a computer screen all day, brain fog often has a way of sneaking up on you. As …

Alternative Medicine

Has voodoo been misjudged?

<b>While many African traditions and cultures are under threat from modern life, there is one which is holding its own - voodoo.</b><p>It has suffered from a bad press internationally but is an official religion in the West African country of Benin.<p>In the voodoo heartland of Ouidah, the sound of drums fills …

New Orleans

4 Ways to Stop Obsessing Over Your Limits and Tackle Negative Thinking

We can at times feel overwhelmed by the barriers in front of us. Whether those challenges come from our own faults and oversights, or from the …

Thomas Edison

5 Proven Steps to Cure Your Burnout at Work | Inc.com

Can't stay focused? Keep losing your concentration? Wondering how to stay motivated even when all you want to do is take a break? It could be that you're burning out.<p>When people burn out, they usually exhibit symptoms that are relatively easy to spot so that you can take the time to rest, recover, …

Burnout

The Average 29-Year-Old

Forget media archetypes of older Millennials as college-educated singles living in cities. The typical 29-year-old is living with a partner in the suburbs—without a bachelor’s degree.<p>What is the typical life experience for an American on the verge of turning 30?<p>This is a hard question to answer, no …

Demographics

The 5-Minute Ritual That Transformed My Sex Life

My boyfriend and I have an app to thank for our solid relationship, but not a dating one. For the past year or so, we've been somewhat addicted to …

Before you make an emotional decision, ask yourself these four questions

The average person makes about 35,000 decisions every day—from choosing an outfit to deciding which seat to take at a meeting. In fact, we make 200 judgments each day about food alone.<p>But research shows that all that decision-making can be mentally and physically draining. Although the idea of …

How to Fix Your Entire Life With Herbs, According to a Professional Witch

Southern California’s lush and sunny climate has its benefits—less seasonal affective disorder, more perennially glowing skin—but it also means my …

This Is the Fastest Way to Calm Down

When people are anxious before getting surgery, doctors and nurses often tell them to take slow, deep breaths with long exhalations. It may seem like …

Mindfulness

I shut off my phone at 9 p.m. every night for a week—here’s what happened

Just about everyone’s fallen victim to a late-night scrolling spiral—you know, when you decide to peek at Instagram before bed, and suddenly it’s …

Sleep

10 Hours of Ambient Arctic Sounds Will Help You Relax, Meditate, Study & Sleep

Not too long ago, we featured for you 4 hours of ambient music created by Moby, all of which you can download for free, and use to sleep, meditate, …

New Evidence Links The Collapse of Aztec Society to a Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

80% of the population was wiped out.<p>When Spanish forces arrived in Mexico in 1519, the native population was estimated to be around 25 million. A …

Anthropology

What Would A Parallel Universe Be Like?

Many scientists believe we're living in a multiverse—just one universe among many others. What would it be like to see another universe? Explore this …

Dark Matter

In the time you spend on social media each year, you could read 200 books

Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said,<p>Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will…<p>When I first found this quote …

Self-improvement

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You've Heard of Acupuncture, but Do You Actually Know How It Works?

Chances are, you've heard of acupuncture, and you've possibly even thought of trying it. But do you actually know how it works and what it does? It's purported as a drug-free solution to a laundry list of ailments, and for many people, that's exactly what it is. And while Western medicine is only …

The Legendary Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh on How to Do “Hugging Meditation”

To give each other our full love and open hearts is perhaps the most powerful thing we can do for one another – yet we rarely give each other this …

Ways to be constantly motivated

As promised, this post is about what you can do to find motivation. The tips presented here will either sound crazy or pretty logical. Let’s get …

How Toxic Relationships Affect Your Health, According To Science

As a functional medicine practitioner my job is to get to the root cause of why people are experiencing health problems.<p>So much can be gained from …

LinkedIn’s CEO says the U.S. cares too much about four-year college degrees

Skills, not diplomas, need to be valued more, says Jeff Weiner.<p>A traditional college education is expensive. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner also thinks it might be overvalued.<p>“Historically here, there’s been a tremendous amount of weight that’s been given to four-year university degrees and not nearly …

Education

5 Mantras to Help You Become Calm and Confident

Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? According to Sherianna Boyle, the answer is most definitely yes. She is the author of</i> …

Meditation

Astronomers just discovered one of the most massive objects in the universe hiding behind the Milky Way

Through the thick fog of our own galaxy, astronomers have spotted an ultimate prize: one of the largest known structures in the universe.<p>Called the Vela supercluster, the newly discovered object is a massive group of several galaxy clusters, each one containing hundreds or thousands of galaxies.<p>"I …

Universe

Why Is Home Birth So Much More Dangerous in the United States Than in Canada and Europe?

According to statistics drawn from Oregon—where home birth is popular and birth and death certificates include information about the location of …

‘Black moon’ to be visible over the night sky for the first time in years

A rare “black moon” will be visible over the night sky this week. The trouble is that nobody’s clear what exactly that means.<p>Friday’s new moon is the …

The Milky Way's 'dark twin' might help us solve one of the biggest mysteries in science

This twin, called Dragonfly 44, is a bit smaller than the Milky Way — about 60,000 light-years across — and has pretty much the same mass.<p>But this twin has a dark secret.<p>Using the most powerful telescopes on the planet, a team of scientists found that almost the entire galaxy, about 99.99% of it, …

Dark Matter

Are We The Earliest Intelligent Life In The Universe?

The study of the formation and logic of the universe — cosmology — and the study of exoplanets and their conduciveness to life do not seem to intersect much.<p>Scientists in one field focus on the deep physics of the cosmos, while the others search for the billions upon billions of planets out there — …

Proxima Centauri

A Woman Suffered Permanent Damage After a Nurse Pushed Her Baby Back Up Inside Her During Childbirth

Caroline Malatesta was looking for a facility where she could have some control over her birth plan for her fourth child. She saw the advertising of …

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African American Midwifery

The Waccamaw Neck had a long tradition of lay midwives – indigenous healers and folk practitioners who followed the Gullah root medicine tradition. …

Pregnancy