The Exploration of Existence and Human Spirit

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This is Your Brain in Love: The Stanford Love Competition Shows What Love Looks Like on an MRI

We hear it so often it’s almost a cliché, one I’m sure I’ve repeated without giving it much thought: <i>You can’t measure love in a laboratory</i>. But we …

9 Ways Love Is Celebrated Around the World

The exact origin of American Valentine’s Day is unknown, but what we do know is that the holiday is related to one of at least three Saint …

Could Nutrition Help Prevent Your Brain From Ageing?

An astonishing set of observations within neurological research could fundamentally change how we see nutrition and the way in which nutrition could …

How the Brain Changes When You Meditate

Not too long ago, most of us thought that the brain we’re born with is static—that after a certain age, the neural circuitry cards we’re dealt are …

Hacking the Nervous System

When Maria Vrind, a former gymnast from Volendam in the Netherlands, found that the only way she could put her socks on in the morning was to lie on …

The Buddhist Priest Who Became a Billionaire Snubbing Investors

If this 83-year-old billionaire is right, one of the most important lessons of business school is pretty much wrong.<p>All that stuff about focusing on …

Japan

The theory of parallel universes is not just maths – it is science that can be tested

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical …

When science and philosophy collide in a 'fine-tuned' universe

When renowned scientists now talk seriously about millions of multiverses, the old question “are we alone?” gets a whole new meaning.<p>Our …

First almost fully-formed human brain grown in lab, researchers claim

An almost fully-formed human brain has been grown in a lab for the first time, claim scientists from Ohio State University. The team behind the feat hope the brain could transform our understanding of neurological disease.<p>Though not conscious the miniature brain, which resembles that of a …

Ohio State University

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.<p>"The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state …

The scientific breakthrough that could radically transform the way we treat neurological disorders

New research suggests our brains and our bodies are much more closely connected than previously believed<p>When the ancient Egyptians prepared a mummy they would scoop out the brain through the nostrils and throw it away. While other organs were preserved and entombed, the brain was considered …

An unlikely grocery store is becoming a major threat to McDonald's

The grocery-store chain Kroger is ramping up its prepared-food offerings and luring fast-food customers, according to Jonathan Maze at Nation's Restaurant News.<p>The industry consulting firm Technomic polled customers on what they would eat if they didn't "get a bucket of chicken or a salad bar from …

Tourism Bureaus Need to Stop Thinking Like Tourism Bureaus

The primary role of tourism bureaus is to choreograph the overall destination experience, because with all of the talk about Google, Uber, and …

A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

Science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy thinks a lot about "self" — not necessarily <i>himself</i>, but the role the brain plays in our notions of self and existence.<p>In his new book, <i>The Man Who Wasn't There,</i> Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves and how those perceptions can be distorted …

Consciousness

The 25 best cities for foodies around the world

One of the best parts about traveling is getting to indulge in regional delicacies from around the world.<p>We combed through a recent Quora thread on the best cities for foodies and pulled out the top food cities where you'll find everything from high-end Michelin-starred restaurants to scrumptious …

The Human Element: Your Most Important Business Resource

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From wearables to rugged tech, the digital world has infiltrated every aspect of business, and everyone is drooling over the latest gadgets.<p>But although technology is front-and-center in today's corporate world, that doesn’t mean you can …

The Crusades: A Complete History

Jonathan Phillips offers a comprehensive account of a compelling and controversial topic, whose bitter legacy resonates to this day.

7 Perfect Ways to Train Your Brain with the Help of Gadgets

The key to training your brain is to keep it active. Watching TV is not going to stimulate your brain enough in order to keep it active. Playing …

The 6 newest boutique hotel chains you'll want to try

Staying in a full-service hotel can make guests feel as if they’re in a luxury bubble, as just about every need can be fulfilled 24 hours a day. …

The sexism that propels Carly Fiorina’s candidacy

How depressing is it that, out of the more than a dozen announced or prospective Republican candidates for president in 2016, only one, Carly Fiorina, is a woman. Even more depressing: that Fiorina, as long-shot as her candidacy is, would not be taken even semi-seriously were it not for her …

Government

Here’s How to Scientifically Train Your Mind to Be Happy

Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like accounting and law) can lead you toward a pervasive pessimism that …

5 Ways Positive Thinking Can Transform Your Health

Our emotional world has a remarkable power to determine not only our mental health, but also how our physical well-being.<p>"Positive characteristics, such as optimism, vitality, meaning, and subjective life satisfaction are immensely important in their own right," psychologist Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman …

Healthy Vegetarian Diet Tips: How To Make Sure You Eat Enough Protein (It's Called 'Protein-Combining')

One of the main questions about vegetarianism that perturbs meat-eaters and would-be veggies is this: how do you get enough protein in your diet?<p>We …

5 Habits of Vegetarians You Should Steal

More and more of my clients consider themselves to be “part-time” vegetarians. While they may not want to give up meat altogether, they enjoy plenty …

7 Rules For A Happier, Healthier Life

Sometimes, when you're looking to make some new healthy changes to your life, the last thing you want is another calorie-counting food journal or specific list of exercises that tone each troublesome body part. Instead, a simple mantra or two will do.<p>That's the premise behind <i>The New Health Rules</i>, …

Wellness

If You Feel Constantly Stressed, Start Consuming These Safe Anti-Stress Supplements

In just one day, I can feel like I’m on a crazy ride of opposites: stress and relaxation, happiness and sadness, bursts of energy and extreme …

Wellness