Laura Pomarius

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The world's hunger for avocados is having a devastating effect on Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Deforestation caused by the expansion of Mexican avocado orchards is much higher than previously thought, authorities said Monday.<p>MEXICO CITY (AP) — Deforestation caused by the expansion of Mexican avocado orchards is much higher than previously thought, authorities said …

Scientists Connect Neurons in the Lab for the First Time - D-brief

By Nathaniel Scharping | February 9, 2016 5:12 pm<p><i>Credit: NICHD/S. Jeong</i><p>Injuries to the central nervous system — the brain and spinal cord — are …

How to Compile a Completely Sustainable Outfit (and Still Look Good)

The fashion industry is the second largest contributor to industrial pollution, second only to the oil industry. Every year, the fashion industry …

3 Things You 'Know' About Psychology That Are Actually Totally Wrong

Nope, there's actually no such thing as a 'learning style.'<p>Here are certain science "facts" you may have learned at some point:<p>One dog year is worth seven human years.<br>• Spinach is a great source of iron.<br>• Winter is cold because your part of the earth is farther from the sun.<br>• Redheads are slowly going …

How The Microbes Inside Us Went From Enemies To Purported Superhealers

"Microbes have always ruled the planet but for the first time in history, they are <i>fashionable</i>," writes Ed Yong in his new book, <i>I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life,</i> on sale Tuesday.<p>Yong, a U.K.-based science writer, describes how humans ignored, feared and then …

Diet-Altering Gut Bacteria and Their Role in Multiple Sclerosis

You may be surprised to learn that those trillions of tiny organisms called bacteria that live in your gut affect the development and functioning of …

Immune System

6 Foods You Should Avoid, According To Brain Docs

You hear plenty about brain-boosting foods like berries and salmon that can save your memory and keep your brain sharp. And yes, you're smart for eating them. But what about the cognitive culprits that wreak havoc on your noggin, leading to brain fog, or worse, Alzheimer's? We hit up top brain …

Nutrition

Why Women Feel More Stress at Work

Everyone in today’s supercharged workplaces experiences stress. Yet executive and professional women consistently experience more stress, anxiety, and psychological distress than do men. There are, undoubtedly, a variety of reasons for this — more domestic responsibilities, having been socialized …

9 things happier people have in common

In recent years, the science of happiness has exploded. Positive psychology, which focuses on what makes individuals and communities thrive, has been an incredibly popular field of study. Researchers have even started to produce reports on happiness around the globe.<p>It makes sense: we all want to …

National Academy of Sciences

Swipe right for negative self perception, says research into Tinder users

Tinder users were more dissatisfied with their bodies and more likely to objectify their appearances than those who did not use the app, study shows<p>People who use the popular mobile dating app Tinder could have more negative self-perception than those who do not, according to researchers in the …

Brains of Overweight People Look 10 Years Older Than Those of Lean People

Being fat might shrink your brain.<p>Researchers have found evidence that the brains of middle-aged, overweight people have the same amount of white …

This Is What Happened To My Brain When I Spent More Time In Nature

Studies have shown that spending time in nature can lead to less stress and greater creativity. So I put it to the test.<p>It’s a refrain that kids have heard from their parents for generations: “Go outside and play. It’ll be good for you.” Little did we know as children how valuable that advice was. …

The EU referendum has caused a mental health crisis | Jay Watts

A vote about borders finds echoes in the body, triggering primitive anxieties. No wonder therapists are reporting shockingly high levels of despair and distress<p>In shrinks’ offices across the country, just as in homes, pubs and offices, people are trying to come to terms with the surprise and shock …

Mental Health

The Way We Learn Today Is Just Wrong

Over 155 million Americans play video games, and spend upwards of 3 billion hours per week engrossed in a game.<p>The way we learn today is just wrong.<p>Learning needs to be less like memorization, and more like… Angry Birds.<p>Half of school dropouts name boredom as the No. 1 reason they left.<p>How do we …

Angry Birds

Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Closer Than You Think

Don't call it telepathy, but call it very cool.<p>When neuroscientists used a monkey's thoughts to control computers, it was a huge breakthrough in mind-machine research. But harnessing brain waves has become even more complex now that humans are the subjects. Recently, researchers used the thoughts …

Schools mental-health champion has job axed

<b>The government's mental-health champion for schools in England, who criticised the pressure put on children by the current testing regime, has been axed.</b><p>Natasha Devon who was appointed last August used a head teachers' conference last week to highlight the level of mental strain being put on pupils.<p>…

I don’t want to hear anyone else ‘opening up’ about their ‘battle’ with depression

We are getting an incredibly sanitized version of the reality of living with and managing a mental illness<p>Thu, May 5, 2016, 12:51 Updated: Thu, May …

Rumination: A Problem in Anxiety and Depression

Rumination is one of the similarities between anxiety and depression. Ruminating is simply repetitively going over a thought or a problem without …

How to rewire your brain to be better at business

However, that is most likely not the case. We probably make many decisions each day that are not entirely rational, and that would not yield the optimal business outcomes.<p>Fortunately, research in neuroscience suggests that we can rewire our brains for better decision making. And, we don't have to …

Mindfulness

NERVANA: Stimulate Your Serenity

The World's First Consumer Product to Stimulate the Body's Pleasure Center in Synchronicity to Sound | Check out 'NERVANA: Stimulate Your Serenity' …

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What an Anti-Memory Is and How It Frees Your Mind

Neuroscientists at Oxford just discovered how your brain moves memories into long-term storage. It’s called an anti-memory, and it’s more helpful …

Neuroscience

7 Psychology Principles & Laws to Apply to Your Designs

<i>This article was contributed by Mike Wallagher.</i>Psychology is everywhere in design. It’s because of psychology that we understand that red is a choice …

This New App Hopes to Save Suicidal Teens

Because therapy the analog way just doesn't work for under-18s.<p>Photo by Thanasak Wanichpan via Getty<p>Krista Moellers was in fourth grade when her symptoms began. She didn't have a name for it back then, but it's clear now that her spiral into severe depression began many years before her sophomore …

A ward refurbished with dementia at the heart of the design | Debra Carberry

Debra Carberry, nurse specialist for older people at Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust, has seen how imaginative changes in the hospital environment can cheer, calm and console patients with dementia<p>Here at Warrington and Halton hospitals NHS foundation trust, a traditional acute medical …

It’s crazy that latest LSD study is first to scan brains on acid

Log in or create a free account<p>Connect with:<p>Create an account for free access to:<p>A selection of articles hand-picked by the editors available only to …

Lsd

Humans of New York

“Thirty-five years ago I was a staff writer for the New Yorker, and I was working on a biography of Oliver Sacks. I had about fifteen notebooks full …

Fifty psychological and psychiatric terms to avoid: a list of inaccurate, misleading, misused, ambiguous, and logically confused words and phrases

“If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things.”<p>(Confucius, <i>The Analects</i>)<p>Scientific thinking necessitates clarity, …