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California police bust multimillion-dollar weed 'fortress'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Southern California raided a weed "fortress" on Wednesday, seizing 35,000 marijuana plants and shutting down an …

Increased Hours Online Correlate With An Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

A study published Tuesday in the journal <i>Clinical Psychological Science</i> finds that increased time spent with popular electronic devices — whether a computer, cell phone or tablet — might have contributed to an uptick in symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts over the last several years among …

Depression

This One Habit Can Dramatically Reduce Anxiety, According to a Therapist

How we do one thing is how we do everything.<p><i>Is yoga effective in treating anxiety? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Karen Arluck, Clinical Psychotherapist in private practice, on</b> …

Mindfulness

With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there's a likely culprit

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt …

Every Thanksgiving Staple Dish Made Gluten-Free

The thought of preparing a gluten-free Thanksgiving dish or an entire meal, gluten-free or not, can be quite daunting. Thanksgiving, of course, is associated with feasting until you can barely move, along with throwing caution to the wind in regards to your usual dietary habits. But sometimes …

Here's the Key to Great Conversation in 1 Sentence

In the best conversations, both people are students of each other.<p>One of the most famous quotes about communication comes from Stephen R. Covley. He intelligently remarked that most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. In essence, this means that …

Self-improvement

Lifestyle changes could prevent a third of dementia cases | Financial Times

More than a third of the world’s dementia cases could be prevented by tackling lifestyle factors that increase an individual’s risk of suffering …

Dementia

How severe, ongoing stress can affect a child's brain

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and …

The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain–And Why You Should Have One Today

Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function, creative thinking, and memory performance. Ready, set . . . snooze.<p>I’m a big fan of afternoon naps.<p>In fact, I was super excited when I joined Buffer to hear that the team is pro-napping. It’s not every day you come across a company …

Sleep

Vital but invisible early lessons that last a lifetime | Holan Liang

At the core of a happy, healthy adult is the resilience they learn as a child. Can this be taught, asks psychiatrist Holan Liang<p>Knowing the extent of our influence as parents can make our task all the more daunting. The endless rise of new parenting methods we hear about in the media can add to our …

Parenting

At $75,560, housing a prisoner in California now costs more than a year at Harvard

The cost of imprisoning each of California’s 130,000 inmates is expected to reach a record $75,560 in the next year<p>HOW MUCH?<p>More than tuition at Harvard University<p>That’s enough to cover the annual cost of attending Harvard University and still have plenty left over for pizza and beer<p>Gov. Jerry …

Harvard

You are Not Living in Reality Because Your Brain Doesn’t Want You To

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy. I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive …

Critical Thinking

A ‘Memory Hacker’ Explains How to Plant False Memories in People’s Minds

Scientist Julia Shaw explains false police confessions (and reports of alien abductions).<p>We tend to think of memories as perfect little time capsules—important records of past events that matter to us and made us who we are, as unchangeable as a dragonfly stuck in amber. Well, they're anything but. …

Why Your Brain Won't Let You Look at These Black Dots All at Once

A new optical illusion is here to break the internet, or at least our minds. The latest visual trick making the rounds is an image of intersecting …

Trump predicts demographics make 2016 'last election Republicans can win'

Donald Trump has said the 2016 presidential election is “going to be the last election that the Republicans can win”, because if he is not victorious undocumented migrants “legalised” under a Hillary Clinton presidency will “be able to vote and once that happens you can forget it”.<p>“I think it’s …

Neuroscientists figured out how to change the way you feel about someone's face

One of the first would be that you don't speak the language — and likely lack the tools to decode it, the way you might be able to do with a human tongue.<p>But over time you might notice patterns in their mysterious gestures and noises. They might sound like angry hornets before they bring you food, …