Morgana Ximenes

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Genetic Link Found Between Mental Illness & Creativity: Here Are The Details

I'm in!<p>A new study published in the journal <i>Nature Neuroscience</i> has discovered a genetic link between mental illness and creativity. The research was …

It's hard to take Vancouver seriously when hysteria erupts over yoga

Sometimes Vancouver becomes a parody of itself. This week, for example, two of the biggest stories involved pot and yoga.<p>The chambers at City Hall were jammed with people, many wanting to register their objections to Mayor Gregor Robertson's plans to crack down on the plethora of medical pot shops …

City Halls

Meditation for the Busy Bee

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Establishing a meditation routine can be difficult. You’re busy! Who has time to breathe, let alone sit and …

Let’s Talk About Yoga And Meditation

Let’s talk about yoga and meditation. Everybody seems to be terribly interested in yoga. They want to keep young and beautiful. Shall we begin with …

Best places to travel in September 2015

As temperatures grow milder and tourist crowds wane, September can be a wonderful time of year to travel.<p>Head to Shanghai for mid-autumn moon gazing, or catch the last of the summer sun on the shores of Lake Michigan. This is also the time to indulge in a tipple or two - at La Rioja's grape harvest …

Travel

See Roles You Didn't Realize Orange Is the New Black Stars Also Played

Before Taylor Schilling played Piper Chapman on Orange Is the New Black she starred as Beth Green in The Lucky One.<br>Netflix; Warner Bros.

TV

Russian man to undergo world's first full head transplant

Mr Spiridinov, from Russia, suffers from Werdnig Hoffman disease, a muscle wasting condition that seriously diminishes his physical capabilities and left him dependent on a wheelchair.<p>Now he has announced his intention to become the world’s first subject of a full head transplant, so that his brain …

Off the streets and into the OR: a new UCLA doctor turns his life around

Two very different documents define James Maciel's unusual life journey.<p>The older one is a photocopy of his court records from the late '90s, showing arrests for graffiti vandalism and possession of a handgun that landed him in Orange County Juvenile Hall and the Youth Guidance Center for six …

The 40-Year-Old Graduates

While the United States struggles to encourage older Americans to enroll in college, Sweden has made adult learning a popular choice for citizens.<p>UPPSALA, Sweden—When the instructor in her teacher-training course invited students to share some music they remembered from their childhoods, Ingela …

A new class: Canada neglects the precariat at its peril

<i>Guy Standing, a professor of economics and development studies at the University of London, is author of</i> The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class <i>(2011) and</i> A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens <i>(2014).</i><p>There is a new class whose voice will soon be at the centre of Canadian life. It is the …

3 Hidden Dangers of Meditation You Should Know

Mindfulness meditation (the practice of sitting still, focusing on your breath, noticing when your attention is drifting and bringing it back to your …

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