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These Magical Mushroom Supplements Don't Get You High, They Make You Feel Better

Try 'em out and see if you don't transform into an Ayurvedic god-man.<p>If you're skeptical about mushroom supplements, welcome. I used to be one of you. I had seen mushrooms touted for their superfood properties on both Goop and Infowars (my two baseline sources for nutritional information) but found …

Wellness

Theravada Vipassana Practice

Over the years and throughout various cultures, many techniques and systems of Buddhist practice have been developed, but the essence of awakening is …

Meditation

How to Pull Off the Rolling Transition From the 'Atlanta' Season 2 Teaser

The "Rolling Preview" for Season 2 of "Atlanta" was awesome. Here's how to create that sweet camera rotation effect.Last month, FX premiered a short, …

Donald Glover

How to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop

There are many ways to change the color of an object in Photoshop, but in certain instances, these methods fall short of accomplishing your goal. …

Tutorials

8 'Facts' About The Human Body Debunked by Science

No, you're not "double-jointed".<p>When you know a particular topic really well, you might say you know it like the back of your hand. But how well do …

What is exploding head syndrome?

Comparatively little is known about exploding head syndrome and sleep paralysis, so we’re launching the first large-scale survey into both disorders<p>Of all the sleep disorders, “exploding head syndrome” (EHS) has arguably the most intriguing name. EHS has been described as “a sensory parasomnia …

Sleep

Link between Adolescent Pot Smoking and Psychosis Strengthens

Society’s embrace of cannabis to treat nausea, pain and other conditions proceeds apace with the drive to legalize the plant for recreational use. …

Cannabis

If You Want to Have Lucid Dreams, Here's a Tip From a Recent Study

We're so down for this.<p>Having a degree of control of our dreams while we're in the middle of them can be one hell of a fun ride, adding a vivid new …

Is porn harmful? The evidence, the myths and the unknowns

Pornography is now only an internet search away, and is becoming ever more immersive. How is it changing people’s behaviour, relationships and desires?<p>Few things are truly universal. But while people across the world speak different languages, eat different foods and even feel different emotions, …

Sexual Harassment
Philosophy

Philosopher of the month: Sir Karl Raimund Popper [timeline]

This August, the OUP Philosophy team honours Sir Karl Raimund Popper (1902–1994) as their Philosopher of the Month. A British (Austrian-born) …

Philosophy

Vitamin D deficiency and depression: is there a link?

Everyone's talking about the sunshine vitamin. But could it be good for our minds too?<p>Sunshine is something most Brits only get to enjoy fleetingly …

Wellness

Why We Shouldn't Hide Negative Emotions

To be happy, it’s best not to try to be happy. At least, that’s the main point of a study published in the health journal, <i>Depression and Anxiety</i>. …

Turmeric, red grape, and apple compounds 'starve' prostate cancer cells

What do turmeric, apples, and grapes have in common? According to a new study, they could hold the key to preventing and treating one of the most …

Watch: Exploring the Power of the Match Cut

Find out how you can tell more dynamic stories with this slick editing technique.<p>Today is Father's Day, and what better way to celebrate it than to …

Owe

Could weed be used to treat period pain?

There are reports cannabis will be approved by New York legislators to treat period pain. The evidence is unclear, but that doesn’t mean the drug can be ruled out<p>According to reports this week, marijuana is about to be approved to treat period pains by legislators in New York. Cannabis is already …

Cannabis

This Woman Lived 100 Days Without Fear and Is Inspiring Us to Do the Same

While we all strive to embrace our confident, take-no-prisoners alter egos, it can definitely seem impossible to find the courage to face what scares us most. This was certainly the case for Michelle Poler, who came face-to-face with some of her biggest fears when she chose to pack up her …

Motivation

Study Shows Taking Photos Increases Person's Enjoyment of Experiences Under Certain Conditions

There's a lot of discussion around having a camera out constantly during experiences. And while the etiquette of it is one question, a recent study …

University of Pennsylvania

Dalai Lama to Grads: It's Time to Promote Deeper Human Values | Inc.com

Graduating with a formal education won't guarantee happiness, but committing to finding inner peace will have the greatest influence on life.<p>That was the message that the fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, had for graduates of the University of California San Diego on Saturday. In his …

Mindfulness

Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong – according to science

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, …

Self-help

Researchers Discover What May Be the Earliest Stage of Alzheimer's

<i>Summary: Study reports elevated amyloid plaque are not just a risk factor for Alzheimer’s, but part of the disease and the earliest precursor before</i> …

Dementia

People who lash out first in personal relationships do so because they lack hope

If you’ve ever terminated a relationship—a romance, a friendship, a business partnership—to avoid being dumped or hung out to dry, you’re not alone. Many relationships unravel precisely because individuals worry about being left behind and preemptively decide to call it quits. As it turns out, our …

Is it impossible to change your personality past the age of 30?

The idea that our personalities largely stop changing around the age of 30 is not new.<p>It was in 1890 that the theory was first brought to public …

Psychology

A Short, Animated Introduction to Emil Cioran, the “Philosopher of Despair”

It is admittedly a gross oversimplification, but if asked to summarize a critical difference between analytical Anglo-American philosophers and …

New York Times

The brain under psychedelics: Scientists found evidence for ‘higher’ state of consciousness

Scientific evidence of a ‘higher’ state of consciousness has been found in a study led by the University of Sussex.<p>Neuroscientists observed a …

Consciousness

How to Get Proper Exposure in Camera

In this video, you'll learn how to use live view in your camera's LCD to find the proper exposure before clicking the shutter.<p>In second part, you'll …

Shutter Speed

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Please stop spouting nonsense theories about the meaning of consciousness

Why do humans have consciousness? The arguments surrounding this question make it one of the most animated debates in contemporary philosophy.<p>One …

Consciousness