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A Blind Woman Has Regained Sight Following a Controversial Stem Cell Treatment

This is incredible.<p>Vanna Belton from Baltimore has been blind for more than five years, but after undergoing surgery where stem cells extracted from …

Facebook addiction ‘activates same part of the brain as cocaine’

Internet addiction activates the same areas of the brain as drugs such as cocaine, but is much easier to quit, a study suggests<p>Endless Facebook feed scrolling affects our brain in a similar way to taking cocaine, new research suggests.<p>Facebook addiction may show up in brain scans of those who can’t …

Big Marijuana Execs Want Young Professionals, Emphasis on 'Professional'

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Yasmin Tayag</b><p>Weed has gone legit. Gone are the days of seedy back-alley deals and surreptitious deliveries. (Unless -- do you know a guy?) As legalization expands, clandestine dealers are being replaced by respectable mom-and-pop shops, glossy grow-ops, …

Cannabis

Onetime party drug hailed as miracle for treating severe depression

It was November 2012 when Dennis Hartman, a Seattle business executive, managed to pull himself out of bed, force himself to shower for the first time in days and board a plane that would carry him across the country to a clinical trial at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in …

Depression

Ceramic pill could help US government reduce painkiller addiction

Millions of Americans are addicted to painkillers, with the death rate from opioid addiction doubling over the past decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>The US government is attempting to crack down on the problem. Several states have introduced stringent laws that …

Australia’s Plain Tobacco Packaging Neutralizes Dirty Branding Tricks

Cigarette companies can no longer trick people into thinking their brand is healthier, thanks to an effective 2012 law.<p>In 2012, Australia banned branding on tobacco products. Every pack of cigarettes carries a health warning, and a horrific photograph of someone with lung cancer, or a mouthful of …

This Substance Is More Likely To Be A 'Gateway Drug' Than Marijuana

There's apparently a substance far more deserving of the label "gateway drug" than marijuana, and it's legal in all 50 states.<p>According to The …

Colorado Celebrates Legalization Anniversary: Massive Drop in Arrests and Millions in Tax Revenue

More than three years have passed since Colorado residents voted to legalize marijuana, which immediately allowed adults to possess and cultivate limited amounts of marijuana. This past New Year's Day marked the two-year anniversary of adults being able to legally buy marijuana in Colorado. The …

Cannabis

Hoverboard sparks house fire in Australia

The hoverboard, which was a Christmas gift, was being charged in a young girl's bedroom in Melbourne when it caught fire<p>An Australian family home was gutted when a hoverboard caught fire as it was charging, officials said on Tuesday.<p>Authorities said the hoverboard - a Christmas gift - was plugged …

ODO Develops Odor-Resistant, Stain and Water-Repellant Denim

Woven with the magical properties of silver.<p>Denimheads have always implored neophytes to never, ever wash their jeans for more natural wear, but the …

Physical Geography

People are flocking to Florida bars for a legal but dangerous drug

A drug called kratom is being sold legally in bars in Florida and other states, where some people are reportedly using it to wean themselves off their heroin addiction.<p>Kratom is a psychoactive drug derived from the leaves of the kratom plant (<i>Mitragyna speciosa</i>) that has been widely used in …

The Brains of Compulsive Gamers Are Wired Differently, Study Finds

And that's a good and a bad thing.<p>According to scans of nearly 200 adolescent boys, the brains of compulsive video gamers are wired differently from …

‘Merry Christmas & a happy puff puff!’ Denver homeless treated with free holiday joints

Christmas could not have been merrier or greener for the homeless on the streets of Denver: They were treated to some holiday joints handed out by …

Gillette Starts Knife Fight With Dollar Shave Club Over Razor Patent

There May Be Blood.<p>Gillette is picking a legal fight with one of the many startups trying to challenge its place atop the grooming industry. The razor maker, part of consumer goods giant P&G, sued Dollar Shave Club today in Delaware circuit court, claiming several of the company's blades infringe …

Why Your Coffee Addiction Isn't So Bad for You

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Couples who have sex just once a week are happiest

For decades self-help books and therapists have advised couples that the key to a successful relationship is sex…and plenty of it.<p>But a new study suggests that behind closed doors, the happiest partners are actually making love just once a week.<p>According to the University of Toronto-Mississauga …

Canada’s Prime Minister Issued an Order to Start the Legalization of Pot

But cops and prosecutors are still nailing Canucks for lighting up.<p>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given his first official order to start the process towards legalizing weed.<p>In a public mandate letter issued to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould Friday, Trudeau listed the government's top …

Facebook Is Keeping You From Being Happy, Study Suggests

We don't like this.<p>Facebook is ruining all of our lives.<p>Okay, so that's not completely true, but a new study from the cheerily-named Happiness Research Institute suggests that staying off Facebook can actually make you happier.<p>Not that this isn't something we haven't already heard before. Many …

Playful Winter Ski Masks Delightfully Transform Wearer into an Animal

The frigid winter temperatures provide the perfect excuse to bundle up and have some fun with your wardrobe. And with these playful balaclavas, dressing for cold weather has become even more exciting. Russian tattoo model Teya Salat created a series of animal-themed ski masks that transform you …

Weather

Your smartphone could contribute to cancer research while you sleep

Curing cancer isn’t exactly something the average citizen can do. It takes years of training to break into the highly specialized field of cancer research, and that’s only after mastering complex scientific principles and completing an exhaustive medical education.<p>But non-experts can still actively …

Cancer

Target Accused Of Making Light Of Mental Illness With 'Obsessive Christmas Disorder' Sweater

The retailer has no plans to pull the sweater.<p>It's November, which means that the season of companies facing backlash over offensive Halloween costumes has given way to the season of companies facing backlash over offensive Christmas gear.<p>First, Starbucks was criticized for changing the design of …

Mental Health

3 secrets to dealing with anger the right way, according to neuroscience

And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone…<p>I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational , but how can you control those emotions in <i>yourself</i> ?<p>Looking at the neuroscience, there's a right way and a wrong way to …

Anger Management

This Android malware is so bad, you might be better off buying a new phone

We've seen Android malware that takes your photos and videos for ransom, and there's one that can mimic your phone's shutdown process and spy on you …

A Child's Lifelong Self-Esteem Emerges Earlier Than We Thought

Children may form a sense of their "overall goodness" by preschool.<p>Five-year-old children may only read and write at a basic level, but their sense of self is surprisingly sophisticated. A provocative new study suggests that by kindergarten, a child's self-esteem is as strong as an adult's.<p>The …

Molten iron rain and acid fog: the weirdest weather in the universe

Acid fog, rain made of glass and temperatures ranging from absolute zero to more than 2,700 degrees C -- the universe is a tough place to live if …

Report: Human DNA found in hot dogs

Hot dogs are considered one of the most American foods.<p>However, a report uncovered some startling findings on what people are really eating when they bite into a frankfurter.<p>Clear Food analyzed 345 hot dogs and sausages from 75 different brands sold at 10 retailers and found that 14% had hygienic …

40 Years of Stanford Research Found That People with This One Quality Are More Likely to Succeed

In the 1960s, a Stanford professor named Walter Mischel began conducting a series of important psychological studies.<p>During his experiments, Mischel …

What Happens to Your Brain When You Negotiate About Money

Not once in the original edition of <i>Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In</i>, which was published in 1981, was the word “brain” mentioned. Certainly, the “mind” was invoked several times to discuss the psychological aspects involved in negotiation. The absence of the “brain” is to be …