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German Researchers Discover Cause of OCD

This is major.<p>Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can take many forms. Perhaps someone washes her hands over and over again, leading to cuts and skin damage. Or maybe she can’t fall asleep at night until she’s gotten out of bed to make sure the door is locked. Perhaps she always orders objects in a …

Neuroscience

Eastern Aleppo: A Leg Shattered, A Hometown Destroyed

<i>On his way to meet friends for coffee not long ago, Abu Ahmed*, a 27-year-old computer repairman living in eastern Aleppo, was injured by a cluster</i> …

Students Zap Their Brains For a Boost, For Better Or Worse

Last October, Matt Herich was listening to the news while he drove door to door delivering pizzas. A story came on the radio about a technology that sends an electric current through your brain to possibly make you better at some things — moving, remembering, learning. He was fascinated.<p>The …

The Brain

The 20 Best Ways to Get Organized Right Now

Don’t wait to get organized. Use these 20 great tips to get up and get organized today!<p>1. Put Things Back…<i>Immediately</i><p>You’ll notice that this little …

The 8 Best Science Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: January 2nd</b><p>Science is part of us all. It’s the search for truth in a hostile universe. Our desire to discover, explore, and understand the world within and around us is a universal goal and science is the toolkit. Below are some of the most intriguing science documentaries and series …

The Best Things We Read in 2016 That You Still Can Too

I don’t know about you, but the only time I ever get a consistent amount of reading done is during vacation, when I haven’t spent the entire day …

The 25 best films of 2016

Our annual rundown of the year’s finest new releases, featuring Paterson, Love & Friendship, Rogue One and more.<p>We’ve decided to break from tradition …

The Scary New Link Between White Wine and Skin Cancer

A new study shows that drinking white wine specifically increases your risk of melanoma.<p>The link between alcohol and skin cancer has been known for some time. Some studies have suggested that drinking can make your skin more susceptible to sunburn, while others have surmised that it simply results …

Cancer

The superfoods you need to eat to improve sleep and relieve stress

Her L.A health bar, Moon Juice, counts Hollywood royalty (including Rachel Mc Adams and Gwyneth Paltrow) among the fan following. So when Amanda …

Wellness

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: To Where?

<i>The following presentation is one I have just made in front of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs as part of a hearing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The two other speakers who joined me are French Special Envoy Pierre Vimont and Fernando Gentilini, EU Special Representative</i> …

We have to accept that Assad will win in Syria – and the West should be ashamed of how we drew the conflict out

Maybe this is just my imagination. But I have the impression that, even as some of the most significant developments since the start of the conflict …

Middle East

Climate change escalating so fast it is 'beyond point of no return'

Global warming is beyond the “point of no return”, according to the lead scientist behind a ground-breaking climate change study.<p>The full impact of …

Climate Change

Study: Marijuana Can Help Battle Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and Addiction

The most comprehensive research review ever done on the topic found that marijuana can help battle depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress …

Cannabis

How a former model decided to launch an app to tackle mental illness

Mental health is one of the buzzwords of the moment, especially now Royalty like Prince William and Duchess Katherine have been championing it, along with Kid Cudi, Cara Delevingne and others saying that they would be open to sending their children to counselling.<p>One in five people have suffered …

Mental Health

8 Ways to Fight Seasonal Depression

<i>Answer by Keck Medicine of USC, 500+ internationally renowned doctors at a leading academic medical center, on Quora.</i><p><b>Feeling SAD? Seasonal Affective</b> …

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It's interesting how many universal truths occur in business. For instance, bad customer service will almost certainly sink a company, as even a superior product won't save it if an equal (and nicer) competitor comes along. Or that a business' initial culture is invariably the pathology of its …

Customer Service

3 Rituals That Will Make You More Motivated

You know what you’re supposed to be doing… but you’ve come down with a really bad case of “<i>I-don’t-feel-like-it.</i>” You just don’t have any motivation. …

Daily Life in the West Bank Is More Than Just Protests and Tear Gas

Ben Ehrenreich's new book <i>The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine</i> explores the large and small frustrations of people living in Israel's shadow.<p>Identical twins who swap identities to keep their double out of jail; an Israeli settler caught in his own razor wire, too proud to allow …

In rare twist, Palestinian man rescues wounded Israelis

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Just a few years ago, Islam al-Bayed spent seven months in an Israeli prison for allegedly throwing stones at Israeli …

Caribbean neighbors Cuba and Puerto Rico wonder who really won cold war

Two Caribbean islands are at a crossroads in their relationship with the US. One is plagued by corruption and debt, and dotted with crumbling homes, abandoned by families for the imperial power nearby. The other is Cuba.<p>Who won the cold war again?<p>Within 24 hours on Sunday, Puerto Rico’s governor, …

Caribbean

She’ll make Iran, Syria worse: What the media won’t tell you about our foreign policy — and how hawkish Hillary will pour the kerosene

The truth about our foreign policy is on display, if we choose to look. If only we ever learned the right lessons<p>What an unusual season—or seasons, I should say. The inner workings of American foreign policy are rarely as exposed as they have been over the past couple of years. We ought to …

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Spring has sprung and with it all the fresh, vibrant produce of the season. Make the most of it by cooking at home! Plan ahead to make the task of …

Love Essentially: Men and women – polar opposites when talking love and relationships

Last Friday night, I had the pleasure of sitting on the panel of experts for "The Great Love Debate," a national touring show that had a Chicago stop at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Lincoln Park.<p>Facilitated by the show's host and producer, Brian Howie, along with four other panelists, a crowd …

Relationships

US accuses Israel of using 'excessive force' against Palestinians

The US State Department has accused Israel of using “excessive force” against Palestinians, adding that the Israeli Army killed Palestinians even …

Make 4 changes to your morning routine for a more productive day

You reach for your Instagram, scroll through your inbox, and as soon as your feet hit the floor, you're already in battle mode for the busy day ahead.<p>Sound familiar?<p>We've all been there, but if you have a tendency to hit the ground running in the morning, it might be time to slow things down.<p>Taking …