Leong Siew Kim

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Rise and shine with the best alarm clocks to kick-start your day

Over the past decade, many of us have gotten used to setting our alarm clocks on our smartphones rather than purchasing a dedicated device for our …

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Soccer Mom’s Secret Heroin Addiction

After Candace broke her neck in a car accident, doctors prescribed OxyContin. When her insurance fell through, the single mother of two found …

Doctors express concern over synthetic drug that can induce ‘excited delirium’

New designer drugs, made to bypass standing legislation that outlaw their original forms, are hitting the market, raising concern among U.S. physicians. Among them are shatter, a highly concentrated form of marijuana legal in Colorado; fentanyl, a stimulant up to 50 times stronger than heroin; and, …

After Years of Daily 'Wake 'n' Bakes' I Faced My Battle with Psychological Weed Addiction

It took more than a decade, countless pledges to quit cold turkey and some harsh words from my grandmother, but I've finally decided to start taking my dependence on weed seriously.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>For the past six years or so, I've started my day with the same …

Drug more deadly than meth is the scourge of the suburbs

We’re heedlessly popping the very pills that have torn apart tight-knit communities with their malevolent effects.<p>Painkiller abuse has reached …

The Power of Mind in Spiritual Meditation

The power of mind determines the mental strength of a person. Controlling one’s own mind is inevitable for achieving success in life. When the mind …

“Why are you a Buddhist?”

People ask me once in a while why I’m a Buddhist.<p>Sometimes they ask because it seems weird and foreign to them. Sometimes they ask because they think …

How Doing Absolutely Nothing for 3 Minutes Could Save Your Brain

Add this to your daily routine and stay sharp for decades<p>Find your zen now, so you don’t lose your mind later. People who meditate regularly may experience less brain deterioration as they age, finds a new study from the University of California.<p>Researchers examined brain scans and found that older …

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Find inner-peace, while pounding the pavement<p>Feel like you're going to pieces? Read on for a solution<p>One writer’s adventure in ‘orgasmic meditation’<p>Tune in to your discomfort rather than trying to turn it off<p>Finding inner peace comes with some serious perks<p>Adrenaline is not just for emergencies …

How BrainGate reconnects the mind to the physical world

Don't miss our special WIRED.co.uk podcast dedicated to BrainGate, and how Associate Editor Madhumita Venkataramanan covered the story.<p>When Cathy …

Neurophilosophy

There are some things in life you can’t answer, but science sure has the answer to a lot of things. Here are a few answers to things we all ask …

5 scary things which happen to your body (and mind) when you drink booze

Alcohol is the world’s most dangerous drug – and the most popular.<p>Dr. Samuel Ball of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia …

Mental Health

Why You Don't Have To "Clear Your Mind" To Meditate

Want to start a meditation practice, but can't imagine sitting completely still for more than 30 seconds at a time? Think it's totally impossible to …

Control These Robotic Flowers With Your Mind

Self-proclaimed “robot fan” Ashley Newton has invented a set of gorgeous robotic flowers that you control with your mind.<p>Newton created the flowers, which look a bit like bioluminescent deep-sea creatures, along with artist Sean Stevens, her partner in their collective Sustainable Magic. Newton has …

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Joyce Tang Unlucky in Love for the Third Time; Boyfriend French-Kisses Another Woman

After dumping less-known star, <b>Derek Kwok</b> (郭政鴻) last year, <b>Joyce Tang</b> (滕麗名) who used to be a magnet for attracting bad love cheats, finally found …

10 Ways To Say 'I Love You' Without Saying A Word

You know that thing your spouse has been asking you to do, but you just haven’t quite gotten around to it yet? Stop thinking about it. Schedule a …

I Love My Children, But I Love My Husband More

Less than one month after my husband and I got married—before I even mailed thank you notes for our wedding gifts—I found myself holding a positive …

10 Signs of True Love

Despite Tolstoy’s claim that all happy families are alike, I think there are many different ways to be happily married. All of them depend on a …

5 Secrets You Should Finally Tell the Man (or Woman) You Love

The 12th House is the most mysterious House in our birth chart. It rules faith, spirituality and our secrets. This House contains the secrets of the man who trolls the Internet every night, visiting pornography websites after his wife has gone to sleep; and the woman who lives with fear and shame, …

Does Having Kids Make You Happier?

Your kids probably bring immeasurable joy into your life, right? Most days anyways. But what if you <i>could</i> measure it? Researchers from the London …

Why You Should Definitely Sleep Naked Tonight

Aside from the fact that it's a million degrees out<p>Sleeping in the buff with your partner definitely has its benefits—like getting to snuggle against their warm body instead of their super-worn t-shirt. And get this: People who snooze in the nude are also more likely to report being happy with …

Why You Shouldn’t Blow Your Savings on an Engagement Ring

Find out what her bling may mean for your marriage<p>Contrary to what Kay Jewelers would have you believe, buying her a giant diamond doesn’t guarantee your marriage will be as solid as her rock. More expensive engagement rings are associated with higher rates of divorce, suggests new research from …

9 Things Some Men Are Too Afraid to Ask For in Bed

Note to guys: You'll never know the answer if you don't ask.<p>No matter how much crazy-great sex you and your partner might be having, admit it: You've wondered if there's any desire he's holding back. Hey, chances are you have a fantasy or curiosity that you may or may not have worked up the courage …

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Divorce Causes: 6 Marriage Mistakes To Avoid

<i>By Teresa Atkin for YourTango.com</i><p>After spending years working with couples and individuals who have been through a breakup or divorce, I see the same problems coming up over and over again. Wouldn't it be good to know where to really concentrate our efforts so we can give our marriages the best …

Divorcing? Move Out of Denial and Into Reality

Facing the truth is much easier than staying in denial, but we do get trapped into thinking otherwise. When facing the end of a marriage we can find ourselves trying desperately to hang on to every little bit of hope -- that perhaps this is just a passing phase and our marriage will be fine.<p>We each …

Signs You Make Your Divorce Bitter

<b>Signs You are Making Your Divorce Bitter</b><p>We all know it takes two to tango. It also takes two to un-tango. Divorce would definitely be considered an un-tango. As you can imagine, the un-tangoing is always the worst part.<p>The majority of the time, both parties are equally upset about the ending of …

Marriage Advice From This Divorced Man Is A Must-Read

Marriage is a <i>lot</i> of work, but unfortunately, that's a lesson many of us don't fully grasp until it's too late.<p>In late July, newly divorced motivational speaker Gerald Rogers took to Facebook and admitted that there were a lot of things he could have done differently to save his marriage.<p>The …