Jessica Schilling

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Welcome: A Note from the Editors

A note from the editors<p>1912 Pike. It’s the address of our first store in Seattle, started by a few people that had an intense love for coffee and …

10 Adrenaline-Pumping Outdoor Activities in the West

<b>buck·et list</b><p>noun, informal<p>A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.<p>The diverse climate and terrain of the Western U.S. make it a popular destination for adventurers and adrenaline junkies. Quick to mind are the deep slot canyons of Utah …

Why Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read this book about religion

Zuckerberg's book club, A Year of Books, has focused on big ideas that influence society and business. For his 16th pick, he's gone with "The Varieties Of Religious Experience" by William James (1842-1919).<p>During his tenure at Harvard, James became the most famous American philosopher and …

Mark Zuckerberg

New Theory on Why Men Love Breasts

Why do straight men devote so much headspace to those big, bulbous bags of fat drooping from women's chests? Scientists have never satisfactorily …

The 10 Commandments Of A Solid, Loving Relationship

Coming from a broken family, I grew up learning that love is something difficult and entails more pain than reward. As I believed my relationships …

Relationships

The Best Workout Ever, According to Science

It seems like every other week there’s a new study touting the best way to work out. And, really, how you do it depends a lot on your goal—someone …

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Two-Way Monologue: How to Get Past Science vs. Religion

ANYONE TEMPTED to believe that the history of human thought tends toward progress — that we learn from past mistakes, that our scientific and …

Anxiety And Depression Linked To Stress Causing Gut Bacteria

Anxiety and depression could be caused by the gut bacteria living inside the digestive tract according to scientists from the Farncombe Family …

Depression

The Six Weirdest Ancient Roman Ideas About The Human Body

Given our 21st century understanding of medicine, in which scientists can grow or 3D print new organs, the ancient Romans may seem fantastically clueless about human anatomy and disease. But until Anders Vesalius revolutionized the study of anatomy in the 16th century, Western medicine was …

Ancient History

Scientists find first drug that appears to slow Alzheimer's disease

Scientists appear to have broken a decades-long deadlock in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease after announcing trial results for the first drug that appears to slow the pace of mental decline.<p>The drug, called solanezumab, was shown to stave off memory loss in patients with mild Alzheimer’s …

24 Cartoons That Introverts (Especially INFJs) Will Relate To

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, author of <i>Text, Don’t Call</i>, created INFJoe Cartoons to help other INFJs not feel so alone. He tells me, “I wanted to encourage …

Personality

15 Things Happy People Avoid At All Costs

Some people would rather be miserable.<p>Sure, if they had more time or money to do the things they enjoy <i>then</i> they’d be happy.<p>But that’s never gonna …

The Secret To Happiness

Alex Toth bought a $13 million winning lottery ticket. Before long he filed for bankruptcy, was convicted of fraudulent tax returns and owed millions in back taxes.<p>Willie Hurt won $3.1 million in the lottery. In two months he was in the process of a divorce and had lost custody of his …

A scientist who studies psychopaths found out he was one by accident — and it completely changed his life

A neuroscientist at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, Fallon (not to be confused with Jimmy Fallon, the popular TV host) first began studying the brains of murderers, rapists, and other criminals in the mid-1990s, when his university got its first PET brain-imaging machine. But he didn't start …

Psychology

Have scientists found a drug to stop Alzheimer's disease?

Eli Lilly is due to announce results of its latest trial into Solanezumab at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Wednesday<p>The first drug that can halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease if caught early is expected to be unveiled this week.<p>Trials have been ongoing into a new …

Muscle Building Foods That Are High In Protein

If you want to look fit and toned, your kitchen game has to be as strong as your game in the gym.<p>Pumping iron is important for muscle growth, but so …

Here's What 9 Common Drugs Including Caffeine, Weed, And Alchohol Do to Your Brain

Flakka is here, and we're still trying to figure out what it does.<p>A puff of this, and the world transforms into a colourful kaleidoscope of dancing …

Alzheimer's Drugs In The Works Might Treat Other Diseases, Too

Efforts to find a treatment for Alzheimer's disease have been disappointing so far. But there's a new generation of drugs in the works that researchers think might help not only Alzheimer's patients, but also people with Parkinson's disease and other brain disorders.<p>Previous efforts to treat …

Dementia

Nipples 'Light Up' Brain the Way Genitals Do

For many women, nipples are erogenous zones. A new study may explain why: The sensation from the nipples travels to the same part of the brain as …

Quiz: Which Keirsey Personality Type Are You?

David Keirsey, an American psychologist, was fascinated by human behavior and spent his life studying the similarities and differences of peoples’ …

10 Things You Must Give Up To Move Forward

World's Top 10 Cities 2015

Score: 88.178<p>Christians, Jews, and Muslims converge to worship in this 4,000-year-old holy city, and their respective churches, synagogues, and …

My life has not been the same since I started using this amazing meditation app

It has a lot to say.<p>I need to work harder, I need to do laundry tonight, I need to be more polite, I can't forget to bring my lunch to work tomorrow, when does the next 'Avengers' movie come out? Remember to say hi to the doorman next time you're being rude, what do my coworkers think of me? I hope …

Meditation

New Doubts About Role of Serotonin in Depression

The common belief that depression is linked to low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin is again being questioned by top psychiatrists.<p>Professor …

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

Creativity

7 Things All Unhappy Couples Do (And What You Should Do Instead)

Learn from their mistakes.<p>We all know <i>that c</i>ouple: The one that bickers at dinner parties and makes snide remarks behind each others' backs. The one that prompts the question: <i>Why are they still together?</i><p>But contemptuous couples don't get that way overnight. To help you and your partner avoid the …

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