Katie Roche Harper

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Psychedelic Renaissance: LSD, Ecstasy and Magic Mushrooms Are Helping People Face Death, Cope with Trauma and Quit Booze and Smokes

“The room instantly lit up in a blinding glare of white, white light. I was seized by an ecstasy such as I had never known,” wrote AA's co-founder, …

Psilocybin Mushrooms Promote Growth of New Brain Cells, Can Even Cure PTSD And Depression

New studies show that psilocybin removes the trauma and fear from memories in the minds of mice, and even stimulates the growth of a significant …

MyWay

Marijuana Helps 6-Year Old Beat Severe Seizures, Replaces Pharmaceuticals

Elizabeth Renter Natural Society May 20, 2013<p>As if the medical marijuana industry wasn’t controversial enough—with opponents arguing it encourages …

Brain function tied to risk of criminal acts

THE NATION<p>Brain function tied to risk of criminal acts<p>A study of MRI scans of inmates turns up a possible predictor of who might be more likely to reoffend.<p>July 15, 2013|Michael Haederle<p>Human brain CT scan. (Handout / Custom Medical…)<p>ALBUQUERQUE — It began with a casual question that neuroscientist …

Scientists discover brain's 'misery molecule' which affects stress, anxiety and depression

• Researchers found the protein - named CRF1- in the pituitary gland<br>• It triggers cells to release hormones linked with stress and anxiety<br>• They now hope …

A Brief History of Golf Ball Design, and Why You Shouldn't Hit People with Baseball Bats

I once helped a career criminal move some things out of his basement—long story—and when we got to his golf clubs, he hit me (not literally) with …

Golf

D.C. Councilmember: 'Marijuana Does Not Do Harm, It's Not A Gateway Drug'

<i>credit: David McNew/Getty Images</i><p><b>WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP)</b> — A bill introduced Wednesday by D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells would decriminalize possession …

How to Create Realistic Looking HDR Photographs

By Sean Ogle. HDR photography has gotten a bit of a bad reputation, simply because so many people don’t know how or when to use it. It kind of …

Photography

Pro-Life vs. Pro-Birth

I've gotten called some awful things when I tell people that I'm both a practicing Catholic and an advocate for women's choice -- from baby killer to hypocrite. But hear me out.<p>I was raised with a strong sense of faith in a "cafeteria Catholic" family -- that is, a family that picked and chose from …

Feminism