Elisha Fawkes

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Old antibiotic found to have new use in treatment of PTSD

Negative experiences are hardcoded into the human mind. We've evolved to viscerally remember fearful or threatening times, and this threat memory …

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

How the brain stores memories

Every week there is a new dementia study, raising hopes that we can find a way to halt memory loss. Interestingly, in any form of dementia our memories don’t vanish immediately but fade gradually – our memory systems have a property known as ‘graceful degradation’.<p>A neuroscientist explains: how the …

Memory Loss

Bay Area hikes that are even better after the rain

Many of the region's best waterfall hikes haven't been much to look at the past few drought-ridden years. But that's changed in a big way recently.<p>Waterfall lovers are in heaven right now, thanks to a bit of March rain. All over the Bay Area and beyond, Northern California's prettiest cataracts are …

Gardening 101: Siberian Squill

Siberian Squill, <i>Scilla siberica</i> “The Survivor”<p>With its small, bell-shaped blue blossoms surrounded by gray-green leaves like tiny spears, Siberian …

Arctic Circle

10 Creativity Quotes to Kick Off Your Year

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>If accessing your creative side is one of your …

Creativity

27 Cheap Ways To Upgrade Your Home

Get your dream home without breaking the bank.

Earth - Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, "are just very slow animals".<p>This is not a misunderstanding of basic biology. Schultz is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and has spent four decades investigating the interactions between plants and …

Gardening 101: Stipa Grasses

Stipa Grass, <i>Stipa</i>: “Feather Dusters”<p>Feather, needle, and spear. These grasses form the genus S<i>tipa</i> and they’re the ones you can count on to sway in …

I Only Ate Tacos for a Week and It Made Me So Much Healthier

The taco cleanse is real and it's amazing.<p>At the beginning of 2016, the internet exploded with tweets, Instagrams, and news stories about the taco cleanse, heralding it as this year's latest and greatest diet. Obviously this sounded absurd—detox with tacos? No way that's possible. But according to …

Ask Kids What They'd Like to Keep, Not Get Rid of, to Declutter

Decluttering is hard enough without kids, but try to throw away your kids’ toys and it’s like pulling teeth. Mother and decluttering aficionado Emily …

Kids

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly …

How To Make Quantum Leaps Personally And Professionally

In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist performed an important study. She gave houseplants to two groups of nursing-home residents. One group …

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