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Listen to this playlist, designed by a psychologist to support subjects tripping on ‘magic’ mushrooms

Listening to music can be a very personal journey for some people, serving as a guiding light or emotional girder, depending on the situation. For …

Sunnybrook introduces program to prevent preterm and stillbirths in Ontario

A new alliance spearheaded by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto is striving to prevent preterm and stillbirths in Ontario.<p>Named the …

21 Beautiful Places in Romania

Romania is a country of medieval castles, Gothic churches, and charming towns, all hidden among some of the most enigmatic landscapes of southeastern Europe. Marked by such geographical wonders as the Carpathian Mountains and Black Sea, the country's dense forests and snow-capped peaks are perfect …

European Travel

When are the best months to sail to certain destinations? Check out Avid Cruiser's month-by-month guide

When are the best months to sail to particular destinations? No one could have predicted the powerful September hurricanes that devastated parts of Texas and Florida as well as Puerto Rico and the Caribbean islands. But Avid Cruiser offers these guidelines for where to go when in a month-by-month …

The Mystery of S., the Man with an Impossible Memory

On an April afternoon in 1929, a timid-looking man with a broad face appeared at Moscow’s Academy of Communist Education and asked to see a memory specialist. The man, who would become known in the psychological literature as S., had been sent by his boss, a section editor at a Moscow newspaper …

Literature

How to visit Switzerland’s Hotel Villa Honegg

HOTEL HONEGG is no sprawling cookie-cutter chain hotel. This 23-room luxury boutique villa sits 914 meters above sea level on top of a farm-dotted …

European Travel

Scientists may have found a way to stop cancer from metastasizing

Metastasis is the main cause of death in cancer, and current treatments against it are ineffective. But new research may have found a way to slow …

How to Hike the Most Beautiful Coastal Trails in the World

Everything you need to know about hiking the world's most stunning walking paths.<p>Kalalau Trail, The Nā Pali Coast of the Hawaiian Island of Kauai.<p>Why: With sharp volcanic rock jutting from the sea and just a thin strip of dirt standing between you and the Pacific, the Kalalau Trail is one of the …

Hiking

The Airbnb of Boats Is Making Your Private Yacht Dreams Attainable

A mega-cruise, with its round-the-clock dining, crowds, and magic shows, might not hold much appeal for a certain kind of traveler. But a sojourn on a small river cruise? Or, better yet, a private sailboat? It’s not difficult to agree to trade in the mega-ship/mega-amenities for calm, quiet, …

We've Never Seen a Tree House This Luxurious Before

It's basically a spa sitting on top of an old oak.<p>When one thinks about tree houses, they might associate it with camping or people who thrive in survival situations — but this beauty will prove there are exceptions to every rule. The Woodman's Tree House in Holditch, United Kingdom is located on …

With a touch of thermonuclear bomb fuel, 'Z machine' could provide fusion energy of the future

Every time the plasma physicists at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, fire a shot on their fusion reactor, a big chunk of the …

Nuclear Energy

14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to motivate people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave …

Psychology

This Map Shows Airport WiFi Passwords Across the World

Never yearn for Internet connection during your layover again.<p>Perhaps a traveler's greatest frustration: Being stuck in the terminal, with plenty of emails to check, but no WiFi to do so.<p>Squander no longer. While many airports require you to join a particular VIP airline club to snag WiFi …

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

Note-Taking