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Amazon's best 100 sci-fi/fantasy books

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before "A Game of Thrones," "The Magicians" and "The Hunger Games," there were classics by Isaac Asimov, Margaret Atwood, George Orwell and more.<p>It's true we're living in a golden age of science fiction and fantasy, where new creatures, technology and entire worlds exist beyond our …

Books

Parents need to be alert for childhood mental illness, psychiatrist says

With many young families still facing the stress of September — new schools, new routines, sports tryouts — parents need to be aware of childhood …

Science and Buddhism Agree: There is No 'You' There

There is no consistent self. Here is why that's really okay.<br>Read More

University of British Columbia

"Headspace" app: Meditation made simple by former monk

Meditation has been practiced for centuries, but one app is making it as easy as the swipe of a smartphone.<p>"Headspace" calls itself a "gym membership …

Top 4 Exercises to Lose Belly Fat Fast

What are some of the healthy ways to lose belly fat? Is belly fat reduction through exercises cost effective? If you are one of those who want to get …

The magic of cinema unlocked one man’s coma-bound world

An Alfred Hitchcock film helped to prove one patient had been conscious while in a coma-like state for 16 years. The discovery shows that neuroscience may still have lots to learn from the ancient art of storytelling, says Tom Stafford.<p>If brain injury steals your consciousness then you are in a …

The Brain

8 Things You Probably Didn't Know Babies Can Do Before They Turn 12 Months Old

She drools, speaks in gibberish, can't feed herself and takes constant naps. If you watch how your baby spends her days, you might think that she doesn't have the cognitive, social or emotional wherewithal to understand much about the world around her and the people in it.<p>But if you look the right …

Spirituality in Action--A Call to Inner Revolution!

When people think of spirituality, we often have images of angels singing, wise men in rapture, saintly women with modest demeanor, monks in meditation, masters benignly guiding us and God or some kind of greater spirit above us, leading us unerringly with total wisdom, certainty and compassion. …

7 Plant-Based Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Ever see those television cooking shows where accomplished chefs are challenged to cook without meat, dairy, or eggs? Time after time, these …

Cooking

Body's 'chemical calendar' discovered

<b>The way the body can track the passing of the seasons in a "chemical calendar" has been discovered by scientists.</b><p>The team, reporting in Current Biology, found a cluster of thousands of cells that could exist in either a "summer" or "winter" state.<p>They use the lengthening day to switch more of them …

Stem Cell Findings May Explain How the Human Brain Evolved

<b>The human cerebral cortex contains 16 billion neurons, wired together into arcane, layered circuits responsible for everything from our ability to</b> …

How Hunger Controlling Neurons Regulate Bone Mass

<b>In an advance that helps clarify the role of a cluster of neurons in the brain, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that these neurons not</b> …

38 Crystals to Increase Your Frequency and Balance Your Energy

Crystals have been used as tools for energy healing in many cultures for millennia, especially in ancient cultures. Crystals are also used as jewelry …