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Psychedelic drugs induce 'heightened state of consciousness', brain scans show

Study records what appears to be the first evidence for mind-opening state experienced by users of LSD, ketamine and psilocybin<p>Brain scans have revealed the first evidence for what appears to be a heightened state of consciousness in people who took psychedelic drugs in the name of science.<p>Healthy …

Consciousness

Brain Plasticity: How Adult Born Neurons Get Wired

<i>Summary: Researchers report adult neurogenesis not only helps increase the number of cells in a neural network, it also promotes plasticity in the</i> …

A psychology professor shares a 4-part system that will help you accomplish your goals

But it turns out that fantasizing about the future can actually drain energy away from putting your goals into practice.<p>"The more positively people think and daydream about the future, the less effort they put into realizing that future," Gabriele Oettingen, a professor of psychology at New York …

Productivity

This Brutally Honest Post About Stay-At-Home Moms Was “Liked” Over 640,000 Times, But It Deserves More

Tired of constantly hearing the phrase “but what do you do all day?”, Florida-based tattoo artist Ryshell Castleberry decided to write a tribute to …

Your Self-Consciousness Is Killing Your Creativity

<i>“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”―</i> <b>Harvey</b> …

25 Enlightening Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh That Will Transform Your Perspective on Life

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …

Meditation

The conundrum of mind and matter: what is consciousness?

It’s one of the greatest puzzles scientists struggle to define. Susan Greenfield explains why understanding consciouness remains elusive<p>It’s early in the morning and still dark outside. Your heart rate has dropped to a single beat per second and your blood pressure is the lowest it will be for the …

Consciousness

How to Use Military Strategy to Build Better Habits

Sun Tzu was a legendary military strategist in ancient China and he is the author of the famous book, The Art of War. He was a master of “soft power” …

Medical marijuana: Does research back up claims of therapeutic benefits?

A new Globe and Mail investigation is raising alarming questions about the safety of cannabis being sold illegally in unregulated dispensaries. But for the thousands of Canadians who use regulated and tested medical cannabis, there is another urgent issue researchers are scrambling to address: Does …

Cannabis

An Easy BUT Effective Way That Helps You Sleep Better And Relieve Stress

How can something so simple as sleeping with weighted blankets be a solution to stress, anxiety, insomnia and more? Messed up sleep can create a long …

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

Drug Users Are Being Slaughtered Right Now (& No One Cares)

Look, I get it. There are a lot of crazy things happening in the world right now. It's hard to keep tabs on everything. That said, I'm consistently …

Rodrigo Duterte

Mikko Lagerstedt: Invisible by Day Captivating Night Landscapes

<i>All Images By Mikko Lagerstedt. Used with Permission.</i><p>“Certain aesthetics appeal to me when I shoot at night. It’s a lot about the mystery of long …

22 Times "Bob's Burgers" Nailed Parenting

"You're my family and I love you, but you're all terrible."

Heavy Pot Use Linked To Reduced Dopamine Release in Brain

A new study has found evidence in heavy users of marijuana of a compromised dopamine system.<p>According to researchers at Columbia University Medical …

What LSD tells us about human nature

Our brains, with their intrinsic tendency to segregate, are designed to veer toward over-control. Psychedelics blow all that apart – and we can learn from them<p>I was in San Francisco last week, visiting my brother and revisiting the years we spent there as young men. We walked through Golden Gate …

Brain Activity

How to Free Yourself from Your Brain

On many fronts people feel the urge to change their lives--so why don't they succeed? We live in therapeutic times. Advice surrounds us about …

Consciousness

Supernova exploding in space sprinkled the Earth with stardust, scientists say

The Earth is scattered with shrapnel from one of the universe’s most spectacular explosions, scientists have said.<p>The blast of a supernova millions …

A couple who quit their jobs to spend 7 months traveling the world explain how they stretched $8,000 across 13 countries

"We thought we'd do all of Italy, all of Greece, and all of Croatia," Gallagher recalls — but then they started crunching the numbers.<p>"We realized it could easily be a $10,000 or $20,000 trip," he tells Business Insider.<p>That's when the idea of living<i>,</i> rather than vacationing, abroad surfaced.<p>"Alex …

Santa Monica

10 Ways to Become a Millionaire in Your 20s

<i>This piece was originally published on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Imagine if you could become a millionaire. How great would it be to have the money you need to …

Entrepreneurship

13 Problems Only Extroverted Introverts Understand

Having to reply to every Facebook invite with "interested" because who knows how you'll feel at 8:59 p.m. on Friday?<p><b>1. Going to a party because you want to be around people, but then wanting to jump into a nearby garbage can when someone tries to make small talk with you.</b> "I didn't come to this …

This Kickstarter Will Change the Way You Bring Lunch to Work

It happens to the best of us: Whether you’re trying to save money by bringing lunch to the office or you’re upping your health game by cooking your food (good on you, girl!), resolutions to make your lunches ahead for work aren’t restricted to just the beginning of a new year. Everyone talks about …

Healthy Eating

This Man's Beautiful Memorial Museum to His Late Wife Is the Definition of True Love

"It was love at first sight. We actually had 59 years and 11 months."<p>A new music video going viral features the jaw-dropping home of a widower who created a museum filled with thousands of mementos and photos dedicated to his beloved late wife.<p>The band Mutemath turned Charles "LaLa" Evans's …

Aston Martin Vulcan For Sale For a Mere $3.4 Million

Claimed to be the first in the U.S., it's for sale—for $1.1 million more than Aston's original asking price.<p>Yes, $3.4 million is more money than most people will make in their lifetime, and it's a heck of a lot of money to spend on a car you can't even drive on the road, but if you're in the market …

Sports Cars

How Meditation, Placebos And Virtual Reality Help Power 'Mind Over Body'

While researching the book <i>Cure,</i> science writer Jo Marchant wanted to understand how distraction could be used to nullify pain, so she participated in a virtual reality experiment.<p>During the first part of the experiment, Marchant sat, without distraction, with her foot in a box of unbearably hot …

Mindfulness

6 Habits To Largely Improve Your Memory and Brain Power

Would you like to become smarter? Remember things easier? Increase your brain’s overall strength? Good news! I’m going to show you six things you can …

Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

I bet you cringe at this sentence: "You deserve to be happy." The idea feels selfish, demanding, too self-centered to utter out loud. "You deserve to be happy."<p>I bet the words enter your mind with a twinge of unsettled emotion. I bet, just like me, you write them off as silly, unrealistic words …

Happiness

Snooze, you lose: five tips to start the day well

From avoiding the snooze button to getting dressed with the lights on and doing some exercise, here are five ways to feel energised through the day<p>Getting a good night’s sleep is vital for health and happiness, improving our memory, mood and immune system. But did you know how you wake up is also …

Immune System