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Two insecticides may stunt babies’ motor skills

New research links exposure during pregnancy to either of two insecticides to reduced motor function in babies.<p>Researchers tested children in China …

When does close friendship turn into emotional infidelity?

If you’re having a hard time in your marriage, is it wrong to talk to someone else about it, or to share intimate secrets with a friend?<p>A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about infidelity in which I referred to “emotional infidelity” – what used to be called “an affair of the heart”. Just what does …

Tell Me What You Did Today, And I'll Tell You Who You Are

Motivation and momentum are very fickle. It doesn't matter how much you currently have.<p>"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." -- Mahatma Gandhi<p>Gandhi was completely right. When you don't act in accordance with your values and goals, you're …

Tighten Up Your Lower Abs With This No-Equipment Move

This no-equipment-necessary move is an excellent way to work the booty and hamstrings while tightening up that often-overlooked lower part of your midsection. The good morning is also a great exercise to perfect your form for a deadlift.<p>Here's how to do a good morning — make sure you're activating …

An entire Manhattan village owned by black people was destroyed to build Central Park

Three churches, a school, and dozens of homes were demolished<p>When Reverend Christopher Rush laid the cornerstone of the First African Methodist …

African-American News

6 Bad Mental Habits That Are Holding You Back (and How to Replace Them With New Ones)

A few small changes to your thought patterns can make a very big difference.<p>When it comes to reaching your goals, do your mental patterns help you or hurt you? The answer is almost certainly both. Most of us have learned to envision a future we want to achieve and taken steps to achieve that …

Johns Hopkins clinical pharmacologist Roland Griffiths talks about a major new study hinting at psychedelic drugs as therapeutic powerhouses

By Richard Schiffman<p>In one of the largest and most rigorous clinical investigations of psychedelic drugs to date, researchers at Johns Hopkins …

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

A neurobiologist says medical marijuana could solve the US opioid abuse crisis

Americans are in pain. Over 2.5 million people in the US are addicted to opioids, the US Department of Health and Human Services reports. About 80 die daily from opioid overdoses. It’s gotten so bad that even conservative state legislators want to legalize medical marijuana, arguing it’s a safer, …

Cannabis

Marcus Krause's lung cancer wouldn't stop growing. Then he took a new kind of blood test

<b>In late August 2014, Marcus Krause, a 53-year-old photographer from Atlanta, received a phone call from his oncologist.</b> Krause had been waiting for …

Bosch and Bruegel review – more gripping than a thriller

Two master painters of the macabre and the mundane come together in Joseph Leo Koerner’s frightening, fascinating study<p>Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel the Elder work like antagonistic muscles in the imagination, pulling with and against each other. Bosch is a painter of medieval hellfire whose …

What the FDA doesn’t know about alternative medicine—thanks to politics—could kill you

In 2014, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson took a hard hit to the head during a conference championship game against the Green Bay Packers. The following day, however, Wilson had no serious head injury.<p>“I believe Recovery Water helped prevent me from getting a concussion based on a bad …

Alternative Medicine

If you want to smile, watch B-Rad the baby sloth do his thing

This might be, without exaggeration, the absolute cutest baby sloth we've ever seen.<p>B-Rad is a three-toed baby sloth from Costa Rica and we can only …

A Tremendous Roundup Of Street Art Ridiculing Donald Trump

From England and Austria to New York and Los Angeles, the writing is on the wall.<p>Street artists have a lot to say about President Donald Trump ― little of it flattering.<p>Works criticizing the former reality TV personality began appearing on walls around the world soon after he launched his bid for …

Donald Trump

Relationship Ghosting

Rule one when in a relationship: never underestimate how fast it can all go tits up.<p>It doesn't matter if you have been with someone 12 days or 12 …

Marijuana Legalization More Likely to Help, Not Hurt, Beer Sales

As marijuana becomes increasingly legalized, alcohol companies have voiced concerns that people will want to toke up instead of get sloshed. But …

Magic Mushrooms for Mental Health

Psychedelics are powerful substances that alter perception, mood, and cognition. Psychedelic use has been a part of human history for thousands of …

Massive meta-study confirms the health benefits of cannabis

After digging through more than 10,000 separate clinical studies, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on Thursday issued a groundbreaking, 400-page report on the potential benefits and detriments posed by cannabis use. The biggest revelation: cannabis has verifiable …

Cannabis

Your appendix might serve an important biological function after all

One of the first things you learn about evolution in school is that the human body has a number of 'vestigial' parts— appendix, wisdom teeth, tailbone — that gradually fell out of use as we adapted to more advanced lifestyles than our primitive ancestors.<p>But while our wisdom teeth are definitely …

Biology

The Four Seasons as Seen Through a Microscope

“Seasons in a Small World” by Beauty of Science views the four seasons through a microscope and sets the footage to The Blue Danube. The video uses …

This DEA tweet accidentally reveals one of the big arguments for legalizing marijuana

The DEA pointed to the tobacco model as a success. But tobacco is legal.<p>The Drug Enforcement Administration heads the nation’s drug war. As part of that, it’s done a lot to push messaging that marijuana is dangerous — at times struggling to admit that pot isn’t as dangerous as heroin.<p>On Tuesday, …

Mounting Evidence Links Lead, Mercury and Arsenic to Autism

In November 2016, I reported on six studies that found strong relationships between biomarkers for mercury toxicity in children with autism including …

What magic mushrooms do to your body and brain

There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind.<p>Several studies, including two promising recent clinical trials, suggest that psilocybin, shrooms' psychoactive ingredient, may hold the potential to help relieve severe anxiety and depression.<p>Still, because they're …

Magic Mushrooms

Community-Based Care Can Reduce The Stigma Of Mental Illness

Mental illness has been part of human society throughout recorded history, but how we care for people with mental disorders has changed radically, and not always for the better.<p>In Colonial days, settlers lived in sparsely populated rural communities where sanctuary and community support enabled the …

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The questions parents of children with special needs should be asking

Dyslexia, Autism, Auditory Processing Difficulties and Dyspraxia to name a few: the range of what constitutes a ‘special educational need’ is wide and varied. There is one aspect however that they all have in common: when parents and teachers work well together a child’s needs will be best met.<p>Your …

Boy with epilepsy finds 'normal life' with cannabis oil

Bruno Delgadillo, a young boy in the US state of Florida, suffered as many as 300 epileptic seizures a day but, according to his mother, a daily intake of medical cannabis oil has stopped them, allowing him to live a normal life.<p>Jacel Delgadillo told Al Jazeera that cannabis has succeeded in …