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14 Must-Have Beauty Products That Are Good for the Environment

Celebrate Earth Month by adding these to your routine.

What is brain plasticity and why is it so important?

Neuroplasticity – or brain plasticity – is the ability of the brain to modify its connections or re-wire itself. Without this ability, any brain, not …

Gut bacteria regulate nerve fibre insulation

Research suggests that gut bacteria may directly affect brain structure and function, offering new ways to treat multiple sclerosis and psychiatric conditions<p>Far from being silent partners that merely help to digest food, the bacteria in your gut may also be exerting subtle influences on your …

Neuroscience

See this 88-year-old home go from deteriorated to downright dreamy

Ashley Krogman and her husband Eric were utterly charmed by the character of their first-ever home together. The 1928 building had great bones — as realtors are so fond of saying — but it was plenty rough around the edges. They were the first people to purchase the home from the original owners, …

Dining Rooms

Inside the abandoned city of Pripyat, 30 years after Chernobyl – in pictures

Tens of thousands were evacuated from the neighbouring city of Pripyat following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. Lynn Hilton visits the deserted city – and finds homes, schools and a fairground left to decay

Chernobyl

Your girl friends can eavesdrop on convos in this dating app

A new dating app called Boompi works like Tinder at first blush. It finds matches based on location, and you can swipe left or right to let it know if you're interested or not. Now, here's where it gets iffy: if you're a woman, you can invite your girl friends into a private convo you've been …

Can Adderall Abuse Trigger Temporary Schizophrenia?

25 million people take Adderall to help them focus. But when used recreationally, the drug can be harmful—even deadly.<p>By the time 36-year-old Scott …

This Chilling Story Of Postpartum Psychosis Will Make You Rethink Maternal Mental Illness

In 2001, Andrea Yates was America's most notorious mom...but how did she get there?<p>To read more about the Yates Children Memorial Fund, click here.

Study Identifies Potential Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

<b>Lieber Institute investigators designed an innovative methodology that identifies the first potential treatment for Pitt-Hopkins syndrome, a type of</b> …

This Underwater Hotel Wants To Lead The Way In Restoring Reefs

The moving hotel's owners plan to restore coral reefs wherever it's located.<p>When it comes to the future of travel, many experts have looked beyond Earth to the cosmos, naming space tourism as the next big trend.<p>But it turns out there's another trend that's quietly making waves on our home planet, …

Local Economies

31 Vintage Photos of Men In Uniform That Will Make You Swoon

A photo of a handsome 1950s soldier recently went viral — but our readers have some dreamy relatives of their own!<p>After posting a story about a photo of a handsome 1950s soldier that was capturing the hearts of women all over the internet, many of you wrote in to share images of your own handsome …

Telling the Story of Serious Mental Illness

It’s spring semester on campus, and graduating seniors are pondering two important questions: “Where am I going for Spring Break?” And, “Where am I …

Mental Health

Depression Is Not Just a Mental Illness, It Affects the Whole Organism

<b>An international team of researchers lead by the University of Granada has scientifically proven, for the first time, that depression is associated</b> …

10 Weird Brain Disorders That Totally Mess With Your Perception of Reality

We don't all see the world the same.<p>Imagine being able to feel everything another person is feeling - their pleasure and their pain. Or being …

Mental illness is a result of misery, yet still we stigmatise it | Richard Bentall

Patients are being shunned in the mistaken belief they have biological defects. In fact the evidence shows that most have endured traumas<p>It matters how we talk and think about mental health. Get it wrong, and people can end up being misled, or even worse, hurt. Last week the BBC ran a …

Mental Health

How to Deal with Psychosis the Moment It Occurs

Psychosis is defined as being overwhelmed to the point of losing grip on reality. Sometimes this manifests itself as paranoia that people are going …

Meet the Three Cool Beauty Brands That Just Launched at Target

Short of a new liver, there's almost nothing you can't buy at Target, and luxe products are no exception. This month, the big-box store is giving you another reason to spend an inordinate amount of time roaming its aisles, thanks to its launch of three—yes, three—exclusive skin-care and nail-polish …

Skin Care

A Must-See Renovation of a 19th-Century Stone House in Texas

Most of us would have considered this Texas Hill Country home far beyond repair.<p>When a couple took on the renovation of a unique home in the Texas Hill Country they found some unexpected delights.

A Virtual View Of A Slaughterhouse

<i>Editor's Note: Some may find the graphic descriptions in this post disturbing.</i><p>When I walked into my first virtual reality experience last week at Sundance Film Festival, there was no movie theater or screening room to enter. It consisted only of a single, rotating desk chair and a virtual reality …

Only Known Jaguar in U.S. Filmed in Rare Video

Weird & Wild<p>Conservationists filmed El Jefe—which means “the boss” in Spanish—roaming Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains.<p>Weird & Wild<p>El Jefe, the only wild jaguar known in the United States, has made his film debut.<p>In unprecedented video released by the nonprofits Conservation CATalyst and the Center …

Wildlife

The Hidden Harm of Antidepressants

Antidepressants are some of the most commonly prescribed medications out there. More than one out of 10 Americans over age 12—roughly 11 percent—take …

Detroit's Public Schools Are in Crisis: Students and Teachers Deal Daily with Rats, Mold and No Heat

Rats and cockroaches scurry through the hallways, water leaks through the roof, toilets are broken, windows are littered with bullet holes and a …

Top company perks: Student-debt reimbursement, 'Yay Days,' parental leave

Your company may offer a 401(k), but will it ship your breast milk home while you're on the road?<p>Zillow's breast milk shipments, among the real estate website's perks for returning mothers, is one of the top 20 employer benefits identified by job review site Glassdoor in a list released …

Homeless People In Atlanta Plant Organic Garden, Provide Food For Shelter Residents

The residents have already raised small crops of lettuces, collards, kale, chard and carrots.<p>Planting an organic garden is an activity typically reserved for bougie hipster types who have the time, money and training to get behind the cause.<p>But a homeless shelter in Atlanta is opening up that …

Mentally Ill Prisoners Are Destroyed By Solitary Confinement

For those predisposed to mental illness, isolation can induce anxiety, depression, distortions, paranoia, even psychosis.<p>When President Obama announced the end of solitary confinement in federal prisons for juveniles and as a response to low-level infractions last week, he cited "devastating, …

Perfect Intimacy

Freud may have been wrong about many things, but he got one thing right: Childhood Counts.<p>Whether we like it or not, our unique childhood experiences …

Florida

Hidden Lion Population Discovered in Ethiopia

A population of at least 100 lions has lived undiscovered in northwest Ethiopia — until now.<p>Researchers in Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research …

This Weird New Type of Water Is Really Good for You

Rose water facial mists have been a trendy skin-care item ever since the Internet discovered that makeup artists use it <b>backstage at runway shows</b>. Emily Weiss then launched one as part of her Glossier line, and the rest, as they say, is history. But recently, we've noticed a new form of the …

Skin Care

How important is breast milk and delivery method to a newborn’s health?

A baby in the womb is protected from most microorganisms. But when that baby enters the outside world, it’s greeted by a welcoming committee of bacteria. Now researchers are trying to sort out what effect, factors like an infant’s delivery method and early diet have on its community of …

This Company Ships Potato Love Notes To Your Friends For $8

Mystery Potatoes are the new Conversation Hearts.