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Walking Spain's most spectacular coastline

Have we hit peak Camino de Santiago? Almost, according to a copy of the El Correo Gallego newspaper I found lying in a bar in the harbour town of Muxía in north-west Spain: a record 301,036 walkers completed the pilgrim trail last year – 98.6% capacity, said a professor.<p>I mention this because Muxía …

European Travel

11 Beginner Knitting Tutorials For When You're Bored On Winter Break

<i>Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's hottest releases, shopping tips, and gifting ideas in ways that</i> …

A New Drug for A.L.S., but the Diagnosis Remains Dire

A neighbor of mine was recently told he has a devastating neurological disorder that is usually fatal within a few years of diagnosis. Though a new drug was recently approved for the illness, treatments may only slow progression of the disease for a time or extend life for maybe two or three months.<p>…

Consciousness and the Modularity of Mind

Trying to characterize the “architecture of the mind” is one of the central projects in cognitive science. From understanding what neurons actually …

Your brain hides memories of the things you hear while you’re asleep

But your brain will, turning their words over somewhere deep in your mind, far beneath the surface of what your conscious thoughts can access.<p>That's the lesson of a paper out of PSL Research University in Paris.<p>A pair of researchers had 22 French speakers, aged 20 to 28, perform a series of tasks …

The Brain

New Explanation For Symptoms of Fragile X

<i>Summary: A new study looks at some of the underlying causes of fragile X syndrome and offers suggestions for new treatment targets.</i><p>Source: WUSTL.<p><b>In</b> …

Neuroscience

How the brain stores memories | Daniel Glaser

Memory loss is gradual but, unlike computers, we have inbuilt backups<p>Every week there is a new dementia study, raising hopes that we can find a way to halt memory loss. Interestingly, in any form of dementia our memories don’t vanish immediately but fade gradually – our memory systems have a …

Memory Loss

Boosting natural brain opioids may be a better way to treat anxiety

Published in <i>Nature Communications</i> by University of Sydney scholars, the findings suggest medications that boost the effect of natural brain opioids …

Major finding in human anatomy has implications for many brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s

<b>By David Kohn</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i><p>Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries …

27 Expensive Looking Inexpensive DIY Gifts

These inexpensive DIY gifts will fool anyone into thinking that you spent a hunk of your paycheck on these easy craft projects that look like a …

The Whole Grain, Hearty Galette Dough That Will Feed You All Week

<i>Big Sunday dinners anchor the upcoming week, especially if you make a little extra. We partnered with Tillamook to join the #RealFoodSunday movement, encouraging families to cook and eat Real Food together once a week, but especially on Sundays.</i><p>Galettes are the kind of food made for a laid back …

How to make chocolate spread

With only four ingredients, this spread is simple to whip up and keep in your fridge<p>MAKES<p>1 jar<p>INGREDIENTS<p>142g chocolate, chopped<br>• 166g double cream<br>• 47g sugar<br>• 2g salt<p>METHOD<p>Bring the double cream, sugar and salt to a boil. Pour over the chopped chocolate; whisk until smooth.<p>Emulsify with a hand …

Women’s And Men’s Brains Work Differently When It Comes To Cooperating

A new study reveals something interesting about our brains.<p><i>By: Sara G. Miller, Staff Writer</i><p><i>Published: 06/09/2016 on LiveScience</i><p>When men and women work together, their brains may not take the same approach to cooperating, a new study suggests.<p>In the new study, the areas of the brain that lit up were …

DIY Home Decor Projects - 267 Easy and Crafty Ideas

DIY home decor crafts are fun but making something that will actually have decor value may be a bigger challenge than you’ve anticipated. Indeed, …

Home

The best Nutribullet breakfast smoothie recipes

For those unfamiliar with the gadget, <b>the NutriBullet is an extractor which pulverises vegetables, nuts, seeds and even the pips and stalks of your fruits</b>.<p>Here, we bring you the best breakfast smoothie recipes, featuring everything from almond to beetroot, that you can blitz up in seconds for a …

Hypnagogia, The State Between Sleep And Wakefulness, Is Key To Creativity

We all experience the borderlands between sleep and wakefulness. Here's how to make the most of it.<p>We're all familiar with the two basic states of consciousness: sleep and wakefulness. But what about what happens <i>in between</i> those states?<p>In the borderlands between wakefulness and rest is a strange …

Sleep

You probably shouldn't worry about getting a 'mind-altering' parasite from your cat

It's true that this parasite exists, and it's true that you can get it from your cat. But cat-lovers take heart — the truth is more complicated than the other half would have you think.<p>A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE has found "little evidence" that the parasite is linked to mental …

Immune System

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Alzheimer's Disease

Cool Camping Ideas: Everyone Should Know these

A trip with your family can be pretty much everything you could ask from a holiday if you have some cool camping ideas. In the summer, when the …

The Secret Psychology Of Restaurant Menus

If nothing tickles your tastebuds, don't be fooled into ordering apps.<p>The most successful restaurants lure you in with top-notch tastes and an inviting atmosphere. But more subtly, they get inside your head to make you shell out and chow down.<p>Modest touches like loud music, calculated interior …

Psychology

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

What We Can Learn from Programming a Computer to Be Autistic

A new neuro-simulation framework offers insights into the physiological roots of autism and maybe even schizophrenia and aging.<p>Neuroscientists from Baylor University have successfully programmed an artificial neural network to exhibit autistic behavior. In doing so, they've shown how a theorized</i> …

Summer Sips: Refreshing Raspberry Thyme Spritzer

In the mood for a refreshing summer sip sans alcohol? Try a fizzy raspberry thyme spritzer!<p>If you love a good mocktail, now is the perfect time to let your drink-making skills shine! Whip up a decidedly grown-up drink that’s sure to satisfy with this summer-ready raspberry thyme spritzer recipe …

Faux Stained Glass Jewelry

Get the look of beautiful stained glass with this clever crafty cheat. You can make these one of a kind jewelry pendants using a few simple supplies: tissue paper, clear resin, and soft wire. This technique is really neat and I could see it being applied to all kinds of projects other than jewelry. …

A Scientific Breakdown Of The Recently Discovered ‘Nope Shark’

Yesterday, we introduced you to the Nope Shark, pulled out of the sea by horrified Australian fishermen. But is it an eldritch monstrosity from the deep? No! Meet the frilled shark.<p><b>Why do they call it the “frilled shark?”</b><p>Because it has six pairs of gill slits, making it look all fancy. Also, back …