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11 Signs That You Might Be Experiencing High-Functioning Depression (Yes, It’s A Real Thing)

If I were to ask you to picture and describe a depressed person, what would you envision?<p>Someone having trouble getting out of bed every day? Someone …

Science may explain why some people have deeply sensitive personalities

At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would say. “Why can’t I just die?” His mother, Lori Craven, says she didn’t even know that kids his age could think such things: “Can you imagine your child saying that?”<p>Jack, now …

Autism

World's Fastest Moving Fault Took a U-Turn Eons Ago

The twisting, stretching crust lying beneath New Zealand harbors the world's fastest moving fault, new research suggests.<p>The Alpine Fault, part of …

Geology

Beginner’s Body Scan Meditation

Before I taught scores of body scan meditations like the one above, I too had to learn it for the first time. And my first reaction was: no, thank …

Mindfulness

Our Top 10 Exercises to Tone Your Butt

Hip-Lift Progression<p>This is an awesome way to relieve tension in your lower back and work your butt at the same time. (A cushy mat will keep your …

Workouts

8 Clever Ways to Maximize a Small Space

From dual-functioning furnishings to differentiating color palettes, these small-space design ideas make the most of a tiny apartment<p>When Jonathan Adler’s creative services manager Nicholas Obeid moved from a lofty two-bedroom to a 450-square-foot studio in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, he …

How to Create an Entryway in a Small Space

I rarely use my front door. I only open it to collect the mail or a delivery of take-out. But our side door, that’s the door we really use (and the one that tells me we’re friends, because you know to use it, too). It’s closer to the garage and it opens into the kitchen—it just feels like the …

Small Spaces

What You Never Knew About Eating Disorders and Suicide

Suffering in silence can be deadly.<p>Lindsey Hall knew she'd hit rock bottom when she woke up on a hotel room couch at 5 a.m., vomiting blood after an all-night eating binge. It was 2013 and the then-23-year-old had traveled from New York — where she was working part-time at a literary agency — to …

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You're Heartbroken

The effects are more than just emotional.<p><b>1.</b> In the moments after being blindsided by a breakup, your heart rate might drop, suggests research in Psychological Science that looked at people's heart rates following a social rejection they didn't see coming (researchers we spoke with said romantic …

The Brain

Scientists have discovered how your brain wakes you up

The smells of coffee and breakfast foods have long been credited for rousing even the sleepiest of heads out of their beds, but now, scientists …

Feuding physicists turn to philosophy for help

String theory is at the heart of a debate over the integrity of the scientific method itself.<p>Is string theory science? Physicists and cosmologists …

Religion’s “creative destruction”: Millennials, the new religious “nones,” are experimenting with new forms and rituals

Could spiritual practices like feeding the homeless and fighting injustice take the place of traditional religion?<p>From the recent attack on Planned Parenthood to the shooting in San Bernardino, extremists of all stripes are revealing the ugly side of religion. The confluence of these events and …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

The Magdala Stone May Be A Portal To Early Religion

The Magdala Stone, a stunning archaeological find from an excavated synagogue in Israel that dates back to the time of Jesus, sits at the intersection of Jewish and Christian history.<p>Since its 2009 discovery, the stone — a carved block decorated with symbols including a seven-branch menorah (rare …

Archaeology

The Top 10 Claims Made by Creationists to Counter Scientific Theories

One of the most challenging tasks for the modern day creationist to is reconcile the belief in a 6,000 year old Earth with the ever-growing mountain …

Four Reasons for Decline of Religion

Religious participation is declining among Americans even though religion is still very popular. According to the latest Religious Landscape Study by the Pew Research Forum, the percentage of Americans who believe in God, attend religious services and pray daily has declined significantly during …

Mythic Birthplace of Zeus Said Found

The Greek god of thunder and lightning had Earthly beginnings, and scientists think they finally know where.<p>Ancient Greeks first worshipped the …

Mummy Found Hiding Inside Ancient Buddha Statue

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated on March 3 at 10:10 a.m. E.T.</i><p>A Chinese statue of a sitting Buddha has revealed a hidden surprise: Inside, …

Archaeology

6 surprising foods that are messing with your sleep

You <i>know</i> that having a double-shot latte after 4 p.m. or plowing through too much sugary dessert will keep you from snagging a solid 8 hours of z's. What you probably don't realize is that there are a number of nutritious foods—ones that doctors and dietitians agree are part of a healthy, varied …

Professor explains how his study of the historical Jesus made him leave atheism

Dr. Michael F. Bird has a great article in Christianity Today. I’ve featured his debates with atheist historian James Crossley on this blog before, …

Atheist Richard Dawkins’ Tough — and Surprising — Message to Anyone ‘Offended by Something so Trivial as a Prayer’ After U.K. Movie Theaters Ban Commercial

The Church of England is receiving some unlikely support from outspoken atheist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins after U.K. movie theater chains refused to run a Christian ad encouraging people to pray.<p>The explanation by the Digital Cinema Media agency, which books ads for major theaters …

Scientists Pinpoint Where Happiness Lives in the Brain

We all want to be happy. (I hope you’re happy right now!) Happiness may be the most important feeling in our lives, if our endless pursuit of it is …

Five Ways Emotions Defy Nature’s Laws

Think <i>Newton’s Laws of Gravity</i>, the <i>Laws of Motion</i>, or the <i>Relativity Principle</i>. These laws of physics allow us to understand, define and predict our …

Lost island of Ancient Greece may have been found in the Aegean Sea

An international team of archaeologists believe they had discovered an island in the Aegean Sea that was once the ancient city of Kane, site of an epic sea battle between the Athenians and the Spartans in 406 B.C.<p>The Arginusae islands, now called the Garip islands, lie only a few hundred yards off …

15 Ways to Get Motivated on Days You Just Don’t Want to Exercise

Source: Shutterstock/Miroslava Levina<p>Everyone has days when they’d rather just sit on the couch and do nothing. Yet, the key to reaching your fitness …

Athletic Apparel

Guide to Meditation

What if there was a mental exercise you could do that would increase your brain size, make your thinking more efficient, reduce your anxiety levels, …

Meditation

Lost Island of Ancient Greece Discovered in Aegean Sea

Archaeologists think they may have found the city of Kane, site of a major battle between Athens and Sparta during the Peloponnesian war.<p>An international team of archaeologists and geophysicists believe they have discovered a lost island in the eastern Aegean that was once home to the ancient city …

Farmer Discovers Priceless Trove of Ancient Roman Coins While Removing a Molehill

A cache of over 4,000 silver and bronze coins dating back to ancient Rome has been discovered by a Swiss farmer. Buried some 1,700 years ago, it’s …

When We Run Away From Our Strength

When Kate was 14, her classmate died by suicide on a Friday. On Sunday, Kate attended the funeral. The principal, however, announced that "Madeleine had left school."<p>Her friends couldn't openly mourn their loss; the issue of depression and suicide wasn't addressed. The atmosphere was a heavy grey …

6 expert ways to manage introverts and extroverts

As the boss, your goal is to have all your employees operating at their peak level of energy, efficiency and motivation. This can be a challenge when …