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Plagued by unwanted thoughts? You may be low on hippocampal GABA

Whether they take the form of worries, unpleasant memories or hallucinations, recurrent unwanted thoughts are a key feature of conditions such as …

Trump administration ending protections for thousands of Nicaraguan migrants, defers decision on Hondurans

The Trump administration said Monday it will end a special program that for years has protected more than 5,000 Nicaraguans against deportation, but stopped short of ending similar protections for immigrants from Hondurans or other countries.<p>While the announcement means that the Nicaraguans who now …

Why It Takes So Long to Get Off the Plane After It Lands (Video)

Even when you hear the captain welcome you to your destination at the end of a flight, your time aboard the airplane is likely not over. Not even …

Cabin Crew

Why It's Illegal to Take Photos of the Eiffel Tower at Night

It's all because of that razzle dazzle.<p>Paris may be known as the City of Light, but the next time you’re basking in the glow of the city’s greatest monument—La Tour Eiffel—you may want to think twice about documenting it.<p>Unbeknownst to the average tourist or 'Gram-obsessed social media star, it’s …

How to keep the passion alive in your relationship, according to a relationship scientist

Eli J. Finkel, a professor at Northwestern University and the author of "The All-or-Nothing Marriage," explains how to maintain fiery passion in a relationship. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Eli Finkel:</b> I'm Eli Finkel. I am a professor at Northwestern University in the psychology …

Northwestern University

There's a Simple Way to Convince People Mental Illness Is a Real Disease

Time to stop the stigma.<p>As a psychiatrist, I find that one of the hardest parts of my job is telling parents and their children that they are not to …

A Harvard doctor shares the 3-ingredient breakfast she eats at work every morning

When Harvard physician Monique Tello looks at the typical American breakfast, she said, it makes her "want to cry."<p>"A bowl of cereal, or a bagel, or a piece of toast, or a muffin are all no different than a dessert," Tello wrote in a recent Harvard Health blog post.<p>Think about it — most blueberry …

Breakfast

A Woman Has Suffered a Clinical Broken Heart After The Death of Her Dog

Heartbreak can be deadly.<p>Joanie Simpson woke early one morning with a terrible backache. Her chest started hurting when she turned over.<p>Within 20 …

Here Are 16 Psychological Tricks to Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

The One Nutrient That Science Says Can Help Your Child Perform Better in School

It turns out there is one more reason to get your kids to eat more vegetables. In addition to being part of a healthy diet, they can also help them …

Nutrition

Memories of fear could be permanently erased, study shows

Research in mice reveals a new approach to wiping memories from the brain, demonstrating that specific memories can be weakened or strengthened<p>The eternal sunshine of a spotless mind has come one step closer, say researchers working on methods to erase memories of fear.<p>The latest study, carried out …

Neurophilosophy

Scientists just found another worrying link between sugar and depression

Lately, the science has really been stacking up evidence against consuming sugars in excess.<p>In addition to being linked to conditions like obesity, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, eating high levels of sugar has been associated with mental illnesses like depression. In a study published July 27 in …

Mental Disorders

What Causes Sinkholes Anyway?

Internal erosion is silent and all around us.<p>If you think it's bad getting stuck in traffic, just try getting stuck in a sinkhole, a horrible pit suddenly opening in the middle of the ground. How does this happen, and why does it seem to happen so often?<p>Practical Engineering digs deep to figure out …

This hidden health reason could be why you’re so tired at work

When you have a vitamin deficiency or mineral and your energy level hits the floor in the office, it can be very difficult to be productive. Long …

UN warns 'no progress' on 260 million missing school places

<b>Global pledges to provide education for all young people show little chance of being achieved, according to annual figures from the United Nations.</b><p>There are 264 million young people without access to school, with few signs of progress, says Unesco.<p>Around the world, almost one in 10 children does …

Geography

Why Am I Always Tired? 4 Natural Fixes That Are Better Than Coffee

Many of us find ourselves asking the dreaded question: Why am I always so tired? Constant exhaustion takes a toll on our bodies and our mood, and it …

The One Thing You Should Eat In The Morning For Inflammation

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make it right! Eating the wrong foods, like dairy and fats, can cause inflammation. This may not …

The Anti-Aging Ingredient You've Never Heard Of That Will Transform Yo

Two years ago, non-profit entrepreneur Leila Janah strolled into a small marketplace in Northern Uganda in search of a cure for her parched skin. She came across Nilotica balm, a cold-pressed oil which is derived from the locally grown Nilotica nut. Within hours she found her skin moisturized and …

Skin Care

The Science Behind Weighted Blankets As A Treatment For ADHD

by Kristin Houser May 3, 2017 Health & Medicine 11701<p>Elusive Sleep<p>Imagine living with a mind that never slows down, one that feels like it’s occupied …

How did the Romans communicate with the many cultures they conquered?

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts<p>How did the Romans communicate with the many and various cultures they occupied?<p><i>Stuart Hammal, Portsmouth</i>

Which is the world's most visited city? The results are in

Hong Kong is the most visited city in the world, according to an analysis of international arrival numbers.<p>It welcomed 26 million visitors in 2015, the most recent year for which comprehensive statistics are available, earning it top spot in Euromonitor’s annual rankings, released today. It held …

These are the dash cams your car has been waiting for

Having a dash cam can mean the difference between a small fender bender that wasn’t your fault costing you nothing and costing you thousands. How? If …

Dashcam

“Write Drunk. Edit Sober.” According To Science, Ernest Hemingway Was Actually Right

“Write drunk, edit sober” was Hemingway’s decree. Despite the fact that this quote likely owes less to creative experimentation and more to the …

Alcohol

Mediterranean diet could prevent brain shrinking in old age, study suggests

Following a Mediterranean diet could prevent the brain shrinking in old age and help prevent cognitive decline, a new study suggests.<p>Scientists have known for some time that eating healthily can help stave off dementia but did not know how it protected the brain.<p>Now a new study shows that it may …

How to be human: how to handle fear

Be afraid, be appropriately afraid<p><i>Leah Reich</i> <i>was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "</i><i>Ask Leah</i><i>" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user researcher, but her views here do not represent her employer. How to be Human</i> …

Science says these are the men who will make you orgasm

Are you on the hunt for a man who is guaranteed to give you an orgasm every time you have sex?<p>Well, we have good news! A team of scientists have been …

8 Ways Your Car Can Drive You to Big Tax Credits and Deductions

Image source: Getty Images.<p>With just days remaining before we turn the page on 2016, it's once again time for Americans to seriously start thinking about the upcoming tax season. Even though a majority of Americans will wind up netting a federal tax refund from Uncle Sam come April, some taxpayers …