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Old antibiotic found to have new use in treatment of PTSD

Negative experiences are hardcoded into the human mind. We've evolved to viscerally remember fearful or threatening times, and this threat memory …

Long-term aspirin use associated with reduced risk of dying from cancer, study shows

Long-term use of aspirin is associated with lower risk of dying from various types of cancers, including colorectal, lung, breast and prostate cancer, according to a study presented at the 2017 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting on Monday.<p>The longitudinal study analyzed the …

Biomedicine

Massive meta-study confirms the health benefits of cannabis

After digging through more than 10,000 separate clinical studies, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on Thursday issued a groundbreaking, 400-page report on the potential benefits and detriments posed by cannabis use. The biggest revelation: cannabis has verifiable …

"Why in heavens didn't I think of that?!"

What time is it? Oh, it's already time for our homify Top 5, which is our one-stop-shop for all the best ideas, most inspiring solutions and creative …

Living Rooms

The best way to motivate your kids, according to a behavioral economist

In other ways, kids are just mini-adults. Motivation is a key example of this similarity: The things that encourage us to perform better at work are the same things that encourage them to do well in school and beyond.<p>That's according to Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics …

Behavioral Economics

How to Get “High” Without Drugs

<b>Binaural Beats</b> are the products of two different sounds in harmony; they produce sounds that are only heard by the brain. The effect of this can be …

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own …

Patients Say Abilify Turned Them Into Compulsive Gamblers and Sex Addicts

Warning labels in Canada and Europe said Abilify could unleash destructive behaviors, but no one told Americans until thousands of them said it was …

The Wailing review: a bizarre horror pile-up with an entire box-set's worth of suspense

<b>Director: Na Hong-jin; Starring: Kwak Do-won, Kim Hwan-hee, Jun Kunimura, Hwang Jun-min. 15 cert, 153 mins.</b><p>Perhaps the greatest film poster tagline ever written is “You’ll believe a man can fly”, dreamt up by Warner Bros to promote Superman in 1978. A comparable version for The Wailing might be: …

Cell Phone Horror Mystery: Sara Is Missing

Sara is Missing [official site] has you combing through a cell phone you’ve found in an attempt to locate its missing owner, the titular Sara. If it …

3tags.org

Photography Guide: How to Master your DSLR Camera

You spend a lot of money buying a DSLR camera. <i>Wouldn’t it be great to learn how to use it so that you can leave auto-mode behind for good?</i><p>Yes, I …

Start Rolling Your Blunts: New Study Says Weed Can Enhance Cognitive Function

Jokes about the stupid stoner are becoming passé.<p>We've already heard how medical marijuana can help people with everything from PTSD to creativity. Now there's even more evidence from Harvard-Tuft researchers in study indicating that cannabis helps our cognitive performance, i.e. the way we acquire …

Cannabis

Top 15 Home Design & Decor Ideas, Plus their Costs – DIY Home Improvements

Having a modern, cozy, comfortable, and beautifully-designed home is a dream of many people in America. If you are reading this, you are probably one …

Protein-targeting drug shows promise for Alzheimer's treatment

Researchers working to target the protein plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease say their latest approach has shown promise in animal and early human trials. In a study published Wednesday in <i>Science Transitional Medicine</i>, Merck Research Laboratories researchers aimed to block an enzyme …

Medical Research

How Did Marijuana Become Illegal in the First Place?

For a plant that humans have utilized for millennia—our brain’s endogenous cannabinoid receptors make us easy targets—restrictions are recent. In his …

Cannabis

16 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:<p>1. …

Self-help

20 Tough Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit

We all struggle. We all suffer on the inside. Every day…We worry.<br>We procrastinate. <br>We feel overwhelmed.<br>We feel angry.<br>We feel lonely. <br>We don’t feel …

Loneliness

The FDA Just Made Its Most Controversial Drug Approval of the Year

Patient advocacy groups and Sarepta Therapeutics (srpt) won a stunning victory on Monday with a conditional approval of the biotech’s drug for a rare …

Biotechnology

The man who made scientists question themselves has just exposed huge flaws in evidence used to give drug prescriptions

Over the past decade, scientists have increasingly become ashamed at the failings of their own profession: due to a lack of self-policing and quality control, a large proportion of studies have not been replicable, scientific frauds have flourished for years without being caught, and the pressure …

Social Sciences

How to prevent Alzheimer's disease

There’s plenty not to love about being middle-aged. But by the time today’s forty- and fifty-somethings reach the age when they may develop Alzheimer’s disease and dementia (one in 20 people develop dementia under 65 but above that age a person’s risk doubles roughly every five years), it’s likely …

Cancer breakthrough: Scientists develop 'smoke detector' test that can spot disease before symptoms are noticeable

A simple blood test that can detect cancer before any symptoms are noticeable has been developed by researchers in a breakthrough that could save …

How to Spend 5 Minutes in the Morning to Supercharge Your Whole Day

These activities offer a outsize impact with a short time investment.<p>Which investment would you take, one that costs a dollar and returns 100, or one that costs 20 and returns 25? This problem isn't a head scratcher. We all instantly recognize that the 100X payoff is the better bet. But when it …

Meditation

Meet the Silicon Valley-ites taking tiny hits of LSD to boost performance

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Consciousness

4 Habits of the Most Resilient People | Inc.com

The truth is that life can be tough, business can be hard-hitting and success comes with challenges. What separates those who can hold their own and keep going in times of adversity is a cluster of habits that center on resilience.<p>Resilience means developing a strong solid level of mental …

Self-help

Nasal Bacteria Pump Out a Potential New Antibiotic That Kills MRSA

Humans, and the microbes that live inside us, could be the source of the next generation of antibiotics.<p>German researchers just discovered an …

Medicine

Brain Training Cuts Dementia Risk a Decade Later

For the first time ever, researchers have managed to reduce people’s risk for dementia — not through a medicine, special diet, or exercise, but by …

Dementia

Powerful Advice From a Dying Man

via <b>Reddit</b><p>“I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It’s <b>the one that I will wear on my funeral</b> a few months from now. …

The Distracted Man’s Guide to Meditation

Face it, if meditation were a pill, you’d want it. If it was a workout, you’d probably be doing it already. You’ve heard all about its much-lauded …

Meditation

Psychedelics have had a long strange trip in our society. Once maligned as insanity-inducing, microdosing or taking small amounts of may help cure depression, PTSD, addiction, and more.

Psychedelics have been with humans for over two millennia. Ethnobotanist Terence McKenna’s “stoned ape theory,” postulates that the development of …