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Biologists Coax Worms Into Growing New Kinds of Heads

In what sounds like a plot line from a <i>BioShock</i> game, a team of biologists has coaxed an animal into growing a new head and brain resembling those of …

How Loneliness Affects Your Brain

Lonely people quickly move to the edges of social networks — here’s why.• Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean:• Activate: How To …

Loneliness

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Seasonal Depression

It's more than just the winter blues.<p>For some, the winter is hardly "the most wonderful time of the year."<p>Seasonal affective disorder is a condition that affects nearly 10 million American adults and can make a few months out of the year feel downright unbearable. It's common to feel bouts of the …

25,450 Americans will die this year waiting for cancer drugs that could treat them

When you have a terminal illness and all else has failed, shouldn’t you be free to enrol in a medical trial of a promising new drug? This isn’t a distant hypothetical, but a serious predicament that faces thousands of Americans every year.<p>In a recently published book, <i>The Right to Try,</i> Darcy Olsen, …

FDA

9 Sneaky Causes Of Depression

From the weather to your lifestyle habits.<p>For some people, sub-zero temperatures aren’t the only difficult side effect of winter. Approximately 10 million Americans also experience seasonal affective disorder, a depression-related mental health condition that waxes and wanes depending on the time …

Suffering from self-destructive food cravings? Stop them cold in their tracks

Food cravings sometimes are a warning that the body lacks an essential nutrient, but more often than not, perceived food cravings are simply a response to an emotional trigger, the most common being anxiety, sadness, loneliness, and boredom.<p>Instead of allowing food cravings to control you, take …

Fake it ’til you become it: The science of self-perception

In the 1960s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman was trying to understand the relationship between fear and learning when he stumbled upon an unexpected phenomenon.<p>In the experiment, Seligman gave a group of dogs an electric shock they couldn’t escape. Eventually, they learned to stop trying to …

Self-improvement

Can You Really Become Addicted to a Drug After Just One Hit?

The idea that one toke on a crack pipe destroys your life is popular, but it contradicts what we know about brain chemistry.<p>You know the story. The one that says some drugs are so enjoyable, so insidious, that just one try will get you hooked. And you'd be forgiven for believing this as the media …

25 Things You Did Today That Ruined Your Metabolism

<i>by Grant Stoddard</i><p>Metabolism. It’s the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. It’s such a big concept …

Here’s the simple strategy extroverts use to win people over

Yet until recently, no one's been able to pinpoint what exactly extroverts <i>do</i> that helps them build strong social ties.<p>Now, new research from Duke University, cited by the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that the answer is surprisingly simple: It's a matter of mimicry, or copying the …

We are creating a nation of addicts

<b>(CNN) —</b> In my youth, it took me many years of heavy drinking to become a career alcoholic. This year, it took less than eight weeks of medical treatment to become addicted to OxyContin and Percocet.<p>It started in the spring when long-standing pain in my back, dating to my high school football days, …

Biomedicine

What If Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong?

When we think about addiction, our first instincts are to blame the drugs and the people who choose to take them. But what if that approach to …

Vietnam War

5 Ways to Burn More Calories During Your Strength Session

Since the days of Jane Fonda workout videos, aerobic exercise has been crowned as king when it comes to weight loss. Running, biking, swimming and …

Which Helps You Lose Weight Faster: Body-Weight or Weighted Exercise?

It’s face-off time: body-weight versus weighted exercises. Which one will help <i>you</i> lose weight faster?<p>Without a doubt, anyone who’s beginning their …

The Real Reason Why You Haven't Healed Your Trauma/Depression/Heartbreak

The prevailing psychological wisdom of our time tells you that your current dysfunctions are probably a result of your past experiences, e.g., your painful childhood, your stupid parents, your abusive first love, and the wars, famines, and hurricanes you were forced by fate to go through. If you're …

The Beachbody Blog | Fitness Tips, Nutrition Advice & Healthy Recipes

RecipesCarrot Cake Smoothie By Anguel Dimov; February 8, 2018<p>Nutrition9 Pantry Staples for Healthy Eating By Kristina LaRue, R.D.N., C.S.S.D.; …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Tourism

This is what “comfort food” is probably doing to your brain

The old cliché of the sad woman eating her feelings might be all wrong. It may not be her feelings causing her to eat. It might be that the eating is what’s causing her feelings.<p>In a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found that eating foods with a higher …

Nutrition

This is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

It takes a lot of hard work to stay in shape, which is why it’s important to exercise on a regular basis. But it’s not always possible to remain …

Psychedelics Could Trigger A 'Paradigm Shift' In Mental Health Care

A new review of studies finds that LSD, psilocybin and MDMA hold potential for treating mental illness.<p>Is American medicine on the brink of a psychedelic revolution?<p>It's seeming more and more likely. A scientific review of the existing research into the therapeutic applications of psychedelics, …

Johns Hopkins University

How To Save Money On Prescription Drugs, Insured Or Not

If you haven't experienced it yourself, you've no doubt heard about the outrageous — and rapidly growing — prices of certain prescription medications.<p>The average price for about one year of cancer-drug therapy has skyrocketed from $10,000 or less before 2000 to more than $100,000 by 2012, according …

Health Care

The 20 Best Horror Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: February 19th</b><p>Horror movies have evolved throughout the years (and we ranked the best of the ’80s and the ’90s here), but sometimes you just want to binge whichever good scary movies on Netflix has to watch on a dark, stormy night. From ghosts to vampires, zombies, and Babadooks, just …

How Cannibals Might Cure Degenerative Brain Diseases

The Kore tribe in Papua New Guinea ate its dead during a prion epidemic called kuru. Eventually, many of the cannibals developed a resistance to kuru altogether.<p>Prion diseases are terrifying. A rare, yet aggressive and mostly fatal class of neurodegenerative maladies popularized by bovine …

People with these rare brain disorders have a disturbingly skewed perception of reality

These are just a few of the strange brain disorders that have plagued a rare set of people over the years. Oliver Sacks' classic book "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" introduced us to some of the strangest brain disorders people suffer from, but that's only the tip of the iceberg.<p>Here are a …

7 Ways to Travel Like a Millionaire -- on a Budget

<i>By Charlene Oldham, Contributor</i><p>Champagne wishes and caviar dreams might seem out of reach for travelers on a beer-and-burger budget. But with a little research and planning, a vacation filled with private jets and luxury accommodations doesn't have to be a far-fetched fantasy. If you'd like to …

A handful of dangerous new legal drugs has public health experts worried

Because these drugs are new and have not been rigorously tested, their effects may be erratic and unpredictable.<p>Some forms of these drugs, including flakka, have already been linked with several episodes of violent, dangerous, and even life-threatening behavior.<p>Since these drugs are not monitored, …

Why You Should Only Read Long Articles and Books

(and why you don’t)<p>by Maxwell Anderson<p><b>Six in 10 Americans say they don’t read full articles, only headlines.</b> This is a big change from how most …

4 Things We Just Learned About Donald Trump's Money

Mark Peterson—Redux<p>Brooks Kraft—Corbis for TIME<p>Susan Walsh—AP<p>Win McNamee—Getty Images<p>Mark Peterson—Redux<p>Jim Young—Reuters<p>Jessica McGowan—Getty …

6 reasons this is the perfect thank-you email to send after a job interview

You spend weeks preparing for a job interview and give 110% once you're in the hot seat. You walk out feeling confident and relieved — like your work is <i>finally</i> done.<p>But it isn't.<p>In fact, there's still one more crucial step to take if you really want to land the gig: sending the interview thank you …

Employment

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