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Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to "Repair" Neurons in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

Neuroscience

The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

Ever feel like you're not good enough? Something bad happens and your brain plays a YouTube highlight reel of every mistake you've ever made. Your confidence crashes and your self-esteem flatlines.<p>You're not alone. People have been feeling like this as long as there have been people. It's an old …

Science Says This Playlist is a Must-Listen While Tripping on Mushrooms

If you’ve been filling your psychedelics playlist with stoner EDM or ‘70s rock, you are probably depriving yourself of a better trip.<p>While the health …

Magic Mushrooms

What is a blockchain? GeekWire’s guide to this game-changing technology and its vast potential

Most technologies touted as “game-changing” are just somewhat modified versions of something already in use. Blockchains are different, and while it …

This Couple Is Retiring at 38 and 41. Here's How They Did It

The Our Next Life bloggers reveal their secrets (and their real names).<p>Like many soon-to-be retirees, Tanja Hester and Mark Bunge can’t wait to …

3 Retirement Statistics That Should Scare You

Why is $1,386 such a frightening number for retirees?<p>No matter how old you are, retirement is probably on your mind. This doesn't mean spending your …

Have Scientists Found a Way to 'Turbocharge' the Human Brain?

<i>In brief:</i> <i>What if you could improve your mental aptitude and performance by directly stimulating specific parts of the brain? That's what a team of researchers from Boston University wanted to find out, and they developed an experimental procedure that can change how you think.</i><p>HITTING THE RIGHT LOBES<p>…

The Brain

For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help

"Why didn't she text me back yet? She doesn't like me anymore!"<p>"There's no way I'm trying out for the team. I suck at basketball"<p>"It's not fair that I have a curfew!"<p>Sound familiar? Parents of tweens and teens often shrug off such anxious and gloomy thinking as normal irritability and moodiness — …

Self-help

The Best Ways To Treat Hay Fever

With September comes Spring and while I’m lucky enough to be able to roll around in the grass and run through sun-soaked fields all day with little …

Revolutionary Carbon Capture Method Makes Building Materials Out of Emissions

Not Just Storage<p>Australian firm Mineral Carbonation International (MCi) recently demonstrated the potential of a unique carbon capture and storage …

Columbia University

Get your child ready for school with these 5 best educational toy deals

While almost all toys can teach your child something, there are a growing number of educational toys on the market that hone in on individual …

Kids

How Traditional Welfare and Taxes Can Be Reformed to Support Universal Basic Income

Some of the most common questions ever asked in regards to the idea of a universal basic income (UBI) are in regards to the details. “<i>How much</i> …

Coinbase Seeks to Raise $1 Bln To Expand and Go Beyond Bitcoin

Demand for Bitcoin has once again gone up with the price of the digital currency continuing to hit all-time highs. Cryptocurrency exchange company …

A Stanford researcher is pioneering a dramatic shift in how we treat depression — and you can try her new tool right now

We do know, however, that talking seems to help — especially under the guidance of a licensed mental health professional. But therapy is expensive, inconvenient, and often hard to approach. A recent estimate suggests that of the roughly one in five Americans who have a mental illness, close to …

Scientists Think They've Finally Found The Mechanism Behind Grey Hair And Baldness

This is where hair loss starts.<p>As we get older, many of us struggle with the harsh reality of our hair turning grey or falling out. But despite how …

A Radical New Approach to Beating Addiction

<b>Jason didn't fit</b> the hackneyed stereotype of an alcoholic. A 39-year-old marketing executive with a master's degree, he never blacked out or erupted …

DARPA Is Planning to Hack the Human Brain to Let Us "Upload" Skills

Mindhack For Faster Learning<p>In March 2016, DARPA — the U.S. military’s “mad science” branch — announced their Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) …

How to Captivate Anyone You Meet | Inc.com

Have you ever wanted to become more memorable? Whether it's a job interview, networking event, or even a first date, it's a skill we must have in order to be successful in life. Most of us have been taught that social skills is a soft skill or rather an art that some people are born with. You can …

How Do We Know That Humans Are Causing Climate Change? These Nine Lines of Evidence

While most Americans acknowledge that climate change is happening, some are still unsure about the causes.<p>They are often labeled “climate skeptics,” …

Interval training exercise could be a fountain of youth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Looking for a fountain of youth? You may need to search no further than your sneakers.<p>Exercise, particularly high-intensity interval training, encourages your cells to make more proteins to feed their energy-producing machinery -- and this arrests the aging process, according to a new study …

Exercise

15 science-backed tips to get someone to fall in love with you

Candy hearts, lavish flower arrangements, and boxes of chocolate line the shelves of stores, waiting to be purchased by lovebirds for their Valentine.<p>But if you don't have a partner to celebrate with on February 14th — and you'd like that to change — don't despair. We've got you covered.<p>In the …

Natural Selection Is Causing a Decline in Human 'Education Genes', Say Scientists

Is our species on a downwards spiral?<p>The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 …

Here’s how to get out of a bad mood, according to science

Much like being sucked into a black hole (we imagine), bad moods after arguments can seem like a crushing vortex from which it is impossible to …

Black Holes

NFL players using Halo headsets to get more out of their workouts

<i>Read about the latest sports tech news, innovations, ideas and products that impact players, fans and the sports industry at SportTechie.com.</i><p>Not …

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

2016 top story: Complete Idiot's Guide to Tim Noakes Diet - banting made simple

<i>UPDATED: Strictly speaking, it’s not correct to call Cape Town sports scientist Prof Tim Noakes’ low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet ‘Banting’, but he</i> …

Want to Be Mentally Tough? Science Recommends 1 Surprising Daily Habit | Inc.com

When we resolve to be more resilient and mentally strong, we often adopt a militaristic "tough it out" approach. That is, we believe the more we put our noses to the grindstone and endure, the stronger and grittier we'll become. Picture: a Marine slogging through the mud, or a football player …

Productivity

Rethinking The Stock Market's Trump Euphoria

According to a rosy stock market outlook, the first year of the Trump administration will run to near-perfection. A good deal of available evidence suggests otherwise, according to most economists. Currently, stock valuations are climbing on speculation that Trump can improve America's economic …

Learn Anything In Four Steps With The Feynman Technique

With the Feynman Technique, you learn by teaching someone else a topic in simple terms so you can quickly pinpoint the holes in your knowledge. After …

Learning

Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study

Most human misery can be blamed on failed relationships and physical and mental illness rather than money problems and poverty, according to a landmark study by a team of researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE).<p>Eliminating depression and anxiety would reduce misery by 20% compared to …

Mental Health