Jim Parker

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• <b>Author:</b> Don DeLillo<p><b>From the author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K</b><p>In this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of <b>John F. Kennedy</b>, <b>Don DeLillo</b> chronicles <b>Lee Harvey Oswald</b>'s odyssey from troubled teenager to a man of precarious stability …

Stimulant boosts function in patients recovering from depression

People recovering from depression but struggling with its effect on memory, concentration and cognitive function may benefit from the stimulant modafinil, according to results of a small study published on Tuesday.<p>Modafinil is a generic drug usually prescribed for sleep disorders such as …

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

Self Control

How A Psychedelic Drug Helps Cancer Patients Overcome Anxiety

The brilliantly-colored shapes reminded Carol Vincent of fluorescent deep-sea creatures, and they floated past her languidly. She was overwhelmed by their beauty — and then suddenly, as if in a dream, she was out somewhere in deep space instead. "Oh, wow," she thought, overwhelmed all over again. …

Industrial Farming Is Destroying Our Health and Environment

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Sometimes you read or hear someone in power say something so illogical and narrow-minded that it really crystallizes the reasons why …

If You Want Really Creative Kids Science Says Do This

When it comes to the state of creativity in the U.S., the news isn't good. But there's something we can do about that.<p>When it comes to the state of creativity in the U.S., the news isn't very good--and it's not getting any better.<p>On July 10, 2010, an article--"The Creativity Crisis in America," by …

Creativity

Want to live longer? You might want to switch to the Mediterranean diet

Bust out the olive oil, fruits and veggies — turns out eating a Mediterranean diet could help save lives.<p>Results of a new study performed in Norfolk, …

A New Study Says More People Use Marijuana and Fewer People Think It's Risky

Medical marijuana is somewhat legal in 25 states so this isn't very surprising.<p>It's not just here in Brooklyn that you can smell weed around every street corner. Throughout the United States, more people are using cannabis, according to a new study, and less people think it's bad for you.<p>Published …

New Study Finds That LSD Could Boost Your Creativity

The researchers tested people's abilities to describe pictures and found some very interesting results.<p>In April of this year, renowned drug researcher David Nutt and the Beckley/Imperial Research Programme team confirmed what many ravers already knew to be true: listening to music enhances the …

OSCE rights group requests 500 international observers to monitor U.S. presidential vote | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe aims to send 500 international observers to observe November’s U.S. presidential election, a tenfold increase from the number the group deployed in 2012.<p>A combination photo shows U.S. Democratic presidential candidate …

Bernie Sanders’ New Group Hits Major Trouble on the Launchpad

As Bernie Sanders prepares to launch an organization meant to carry on his presidential campaign’s political revolution, it’s been jolted by legal questions, abrupt leadership changes and mass resignations.<p>The group, dubbed Our Revolution, is set to debut Wednesday evening. But eight of the group’s …

'Carrots and Sticks' Fail to Change Behavior in Cocaine Addiction

<i>Summary: A new study might help to explain why people continue to take drug, even though they are aware of the negative consequences and why they</i> …

Drug Addiction

Growing Older and Cognition: Your Mileage May Vary

What does current science have to offer in the way of advice on staying mentally sharp as you grow older? General guidelines and useful tips, with …

11 iPhone Apps That Will Ensure All Your Pics Are Lit AF

Step up your photo game.

New Imaging Study Shows How Schizophrenic Brains Regenerate

A new study points the way toward future new therapies and maybe even, eventually, a cure.<p>To say that cures are rarely discussed within the context of mental illness would be an understatement. The reality is much closer to <i>never</i> and this becomes even more true as the mental illness in question …

The Brain

Company creates edible 6-pack rings to save sea life

What It's Like to Do Drugs in Your 40s

We spoke to some high-functioning drug users in their 40s about their vices and how drugs have affected their lives.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Serbia</i><p>Stepping into your 40s is a shock to many because of the harsh realization that even if your brain is still in its prime, your body is …

Drug Addiction

Diet, Exercise, and Sleep Are Great, but 1 Thing Matters Even More for Your Health

Everyone knows about diet, exercise, and sleep, but studies show there's something even more important.<p><i>What is the best way to live a happy and successful life? originally appeared on Quora, the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer</b> …

TED Talks

Democrats pressure Sanders as rift threatens party

Real Life Objects Used as Playful Ingredients for Fabulous Fashion Illustrations

Though spaghetti makes for a tasty ingredient in the kitchen, it seems like it’d have an unlikely place in the fashion world. Illustrator Edgar Artis thinks differently. Kiwis, chocolate, bell peppers—these are all unconventional choices for evening gowns, yet the artist manages to transform them …

Drawing

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Biological mechanism passes on long-term epigenetic ‘memories’

According to epigenetics — the study of inheritable changes in gene expression not directly coded in our DNA — our life experiences may be passed on …

This Might Be the Best Marijuana Study You'll See All Year

Image source: Flickr user Pablo Evans.<p>Marijuana appears to be set up for what could be its best year ever.<p>The plant, which is currently illegal at the federal level, has expanded like a weed over the past two decades. A whopping 23 states have legalized marijuana for medicinal use since 1996, and …

The 15-Minute Core-Carving Complex

Burn fat fast and shrink your middle with this brand-new MetCon workout from Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>A complex is one of my favorite metabolic conditioning weapons.<p>It works like this: You perform a series of exercises back-to-back with zero rest—and you never put down the weight. It’s one of …

Bernie never stood a chance: The game was always rigged for a Hillary win

It’s standard practice Democratic challengers are denied access to the party’s voter list. Guess who that benefits<p>Did you know that if a given political party already has an incumbent in a particular political post, it’s standard practice in the United States for a political party to prohibit its …

Why are there suddenly millions of socialists in America?

In 1906 German sociologist Werner Sombart wrote an essay entitled Why Is There No Socialism in the United States? that sought to explain why the US, alone among industrialized democracies, had not developed a major socialist movement.<p>Today, however, we need to pose a different question: why are …

Middle-class

​How (and Why) Your Brain Makes Its Own Cannabinoids

A crash course on the endocannabinoid system in preparation of the premier of 'Weediquette.'<p>As you probably already know, unlike water, potatoes, and many top-selling pharmaceutical drugs, it's virtually impossible to fatally overdose on marijuana.<p>What you might not realize, however, is that this …

Cannabis

Alan Grayson endorses Bernie Sanders

Tweets from https://twitter.com/politico/lists/team-politico<p>Alan Grayson is feeling the Bern.<p>The Florida Democrat and Senate candidate announced Monday that he is endorsing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and would vote for him as a super-delegate at the Democratic National Convention in …

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