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From Corntassel To Peachtree: Which U.S. Megaregion Do You Belong To?

These state lines reflect a new reality.<p>Many of America’s state lines were drawn centuries ago–whether because of King George’s whims, political compromises, or just for the sake of it. Some borders were even established before American colonists settled the area. But if you redraw them completely …

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3 Ways Yoga Can Heal and Prevent Back Pain

<b>If you’ve suffered with intermittent or chronic back pain, you know how hard it is to focus on anything else until relief is found.</b> You’re not alone. …

Yoga

Meditation in the Time of Low Self-Esteem

I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened. I do it to massage certain qualities within myself that make it difficult for me to live on Earth.<p>One of the ways I've found some relief in life is through a morning meditation practice. I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened, …

Meditation

7 Better Ways to Control Your Mind and Increase Mental Strength

How to Control Your Mind?<p>Every person would like to control their mind to an extent that helps them to lead a better life. Everyone would like to …

health

Start Rolling Your Blunts: New Study Says Weed Can Enhance Cognitive Function

Jokes about the stupid stoner are becoming passé.<p>We've already heard how medical marijuana can help people with everything from PTSD to creativity. Now there's even more evidence from Harvard-Tuft researchers in study indicating that cannabis helps our cognitive performance, i.e. the way we acquire …

Harvard Scientists Think They've Pinpointed The Physical Source of Consciousness

Is this where awareness lives?<p>Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness - the awareness of one's existence. Despite …

Consciousness

No Need For An App--Here Are 4 Smarter Ways To Train Your Mind

Brain-training games are fun, but they may not actually make you smarter.<p>It's the end of the day, you have no idea where the day went, and you still have a day's worth of work to do. If only you could get more done in the day--if only your brain worked faster! We've all had these thoughts. In fact, …

The Brain

Israeli court punishes US man over son's refusal to divorce wife

Rabbinical authorities bar man from leaving Israel, claiming he is responsible for his son’s refusal to grant his wife a divorce<p>Israeli rabbinical authorities have seized the passport of an American businessman and barred him from leaving the country for more than a year – claiming he is …

Israel

5 Ways Psychopaths Use Emotional Intelligence, According to Science

Knowing how psychopaths use emotion can help you protect yourself.<p>For most of us, the label "psychopath" summons images of cold-blooded serial killers. But psychopathy is a complex condition that scientists still struggle to fully understand.<p>Professor Robert Hare has spent his life studying …

Psychology

ONE ESSENTIAL OIL TRICK TO ACTIVATE YOUR METABOLISM, ALKALIZE YOUR BODY, AND FIGHT INFLAMMATION

Drinking lemon water on an empty stomach in the morning is very good for your health.<p>The effects it has on your organism are amazing, starting from …

CONSCIOUS AWARENESS: Gateway to the unexplainable vastness of who and what we are

Today, the vast majority of people on this planet have no concept of conscious awareness or mindfulness. Many of those who do, teachers and students …

Unlocking the medical mysteries of King Tut’s tomb

On this day in 1922, the tomb of Tutankhamun, or King Tut as he is better known, was discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter. The news …

Coffee is good for some people and toxic to others; here’s how to tell using your DNA

This enzyme called CYP1A2 is the also key to whether you are a fast or slow caffeine metabolizer.<p>We all have two copies of the gene which make up the …

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

Teaching

health

Eight ways yoga can improve your sex life

Illustrations by Trish McAlaster/The Globe and Mail<p><b>2. Yoga can improve sexual function.</b> Using and engaging Mula Bandha can actually help you have better orgasms. The perineum is the muscular body between the anus and genitals. In yoga, it is believed that by slightly contracting the pubococcygeal …

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New supernova results: is the Universe not accelerating?

Could the Nobel Prize of 2011 have been awarded without cause?<p><i>“Even if I stumble on to the absolute truth of any aspect of the universe, I will not</i> …

Is ADHD a Spectrum Disorder?

According to the <i>Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders</i> (DSM-V), ADHD comprises two predominant sub-types: inattentive and …

Neuroscience

A peace primer: How to go deeper in prayer

Kathryn Jean Lopez talks to Dan Burke, author of a new book on the "journey into the heart of God"<p>“Prayer can be difficult. Prayer can be joyful. …

Witches of America: how I became immersed in a growing movement

A book and film that were first intended as a snapshot of the pagan religious movement today became, equally, a memoir of my own spiritual seeking<p>On a Sunday night in 2012, some 400 people were packed, barefoot, into the darkened corporate ballroom of the Double Tree hotel near the San Jose …

AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit

New documents reveal the telecom giant is doing NSA-style work for law enforcement—without a warrant—and earning millions a year from taxpayers.<p>On …

4 Detox Water Recipes to Help You De-Bloat

When used in the context of your diet, the words <i>cleanse</i> and <i>detox</i> are quite controversial. This is mostly because some commercial cleanses and "detox" …

What do our dreams mean?

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. "An eagle seizes a …

ISIS Assault on Iraq's Kirkuk Ends After 24-Hour Battle

KIRKUK, Iraq — A massive ISIS assault on targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk came to an end Saturday after a day and night of heavy clashes, as Iraqi forces launched a new advance southeast of the ISIS-held city of Mosul.<p>At least 80 people were killed and another 170 were …

Marijuana's effects on the body, brain, heart and sperm: All your weed questions answered

With five more states voting on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana come November, millions more Americans are closer than ever to …

Cannabis