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Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

As more states legalize marijuana, there's growing interest in a cannabis extract — cannabidiol, also known as CBD.<p>It's marketed as a compound that can help relieve anxiety — and, perhaps, help ease aches and pains, too.<p>Part of the appeal, at least for people who don't want to get high, is that CBD …

Cannabis

7 surprisingly helpful tips to make you fall asleep faster

Having trouble nodding off? Put down your laptop and pick up that novel collecting dust on your night stand<p>Larry Schwartz<p>September 29, 2015 9:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Human beings need sleep. We don’t know exactly why that is, except to say that if we don’t get enough …

Religious Fundamentalism: A Side Effect of Lazy Brains?

Insights from neuroscience suggest that the brain tends to automatically accept rather than reject beliefs, oftentimes independent of how logical …

Religion

Laser treatment claims to turn brown eyes blue

A clinic in California is testing a laser procedure that eliminates pigment in the patient's eyes, turning them blue.<p>Ever been stymied in a desire to bat your baby blues by the fact that your eyes aren't actually blue? An experimental new procedure could see you permanently change your peepers' hue.<p>…

Glaucoma

Why Introverts Can Be Great Leaders

When it comes time to pick a group leader, who are you likely to choose? Would it be one of the people eagerly waving their hands in the air in a …

14 Signs You’re in a Healthy Relationship

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What the Music You Love Says About You and How It Can Improve Your Life

<b>The Music You Love Tells Me Who You Are</b><p>Ever been a bit judgey when you hear someone’s taste in music? Of course you have.<p>And you were right — <b>music</b> …

Habits of the World's Smartest People: Sex, Drugs and Late Nights

It turns out the smartest among us may also be the most problematic. New research suggests that intelligent people tend to stay up late, have lots of …

Consciousness

5 Phrases That Can Kill a Relationship

Any relationship can benefit from more closeness. Closeness is created between two people through knowing each other well and caring for each other …

Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after …

Google Earth

Here's A Simple, Sneaky Way To Win Any Argument

Brain scans help us see why. In one study of political beliefs during the 2004 election year, participants were shown divisive video clips of George W. Bush or John Kerry.<p>Time magazine reports:<p>As soon as [study subjects] recognized the video clips as being in conflict with their worldview, the …

The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

A brilliant student, Jonathan sailed through grade school. He completed his assignments easily and routinely earned As. Jonathan puzzled over why …

How Much Can You Really Change After You Turn 30?

I am turning 30 in March, and so I was a little unnerved when I recently came across a question that researchers who study personality have …

Why Creative People Seem To Have The Messiest Minds

Creativity is very messy.<p>According to one prominent theory, the creative process involves four stages: preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification. This is all well and good in theory. In <i>reality</i>, the creative process often feels like this:<p>The creative process — from the first drop of …

The Next Big Social Idea: Unconditional Basic Income

Total Freedom Short from Tree Media on Vimeo.<p>In 2014, serious voices from Pope Francis to Thomas Piketty, in his book <i>Capital in the Twenty-First Century</i>, have lamented ever-widening inequality. Others have expressed concern that "the second machine age" of digital technologies will entail the …

Kobe tops Jordan on NBA scoring list

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list Sunday and moved into third place behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar …

Meet the first lady of graphene, turning harmful gases into the wonder stuff

Catharina Paukner is building a supersized graphene factory in Cambridge that can turn methane from landfill - or even cows - into modern-day black gold<p>The birthplace of graphene – the one-atom-thick carbon – is Manchester University, where it was created by two physicists. But Cambridge could …

Graphene

Kobe Bryant shines on milestone night, spurs Lakers to OT win

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant wanted this one badly, especially after missing a clutch free throw in the final minute of regulation. And by the time the …

Tip Sheet: How to Hack Sleep | Inc.com

The ability to get by on little sleep is frequently seen as a badge of honor in the business world. Entrepreneurs, in particular, often sacrifice sleep for the sake of their companies. In a recent survey of Inc. 500 CEOs, 48 percent said they sleep six or fewer hours a night, and 85 percent work 10 …

Stanford University

Scientists Have Located the Brain's On/Off Switch for Consciousness

Every one of us loses consciousness on a daily basis: it's called sleep. But scientists have never understood which part of the brain controls when …

15 Things All Dads of Daughters Should Know

"I feel sorry for you when they become teenagers." "Dude, you're surrounded by women." "What did you do to deserve that?"<p>Being a dad of four daughters (we also have one son), I hear stuff like this almost daily. And honestly, I'm the one who feels sorry for people who think this way.<p>Having …

4 Steps To Become More Decisive | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I hate making decisions. I always envy those who say, “I just knew this was the house for us,” or “to me that was a sign, so I just broke up with …

Walt Disney Company

Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 Hour Rule for deliberate practice is wrong: Genes for music, IQ, drawing ability, and other skills.

A decade ago, Magnus Carlsen, who at the time was only 13 years old, created a sensation in the chess world when he defeated former world champion …

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like to Admit

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>While people generally like to think they're in touch with reality, the truth is that many of us shield ourselves from certain unpleasant facts to make us happier and more productive.<p>Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an …

12 Simple Ways to Improve Your Sleep

There are SO MANY tips on how to get better sleep. Mattresses, light exposure, daytime activities, the food we eat, exercise, sleep position, …

Whole organ 'grown' in world first

<b>A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.</b><p>A group of cells developed into a thymus - a critical part of the immune system - when transplanted into mice.<p>The findings, published in Nature Cell Biology, could pave the way to …

Bee, scorpion and snake venom may hold cancer cure

It's ancient medicine with a sci-fi-sounding twist.<p>A scientist at the University of Illinois, Dipanjan Pan, and his team say they may have found a way to stop cancer cell growth, according to a paper presented at the American Chemical Society conference this week.<p>The work is in very early stages, …

Blood test can predict risk of suicide

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, found that variations in a single gene can be used to predict if someone is likely to take their own life<p>A blood test that can predict whether someone may attempt suicide has been developed by scientists in a breakthrough which could prevent …

Depression