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9 Best Tips for a Procrastination-Free Life

In a world that’s fast-paced, the concept of procrastination is becoming more and more detrimental in our lives. Persistent procrastinating is often …

Procrastination

6 things a chronic skin-picker wants you to know

When you struggle with an anxiety disorder, it can manifest itself in many different ways — both mental <i>and</i> physical. Some people get panic attacks, …

Alzheimer's: Low serotonin levels may drive development

Could Alzheimer's disease be caused by low levels of serotonin, the brain chemical known to affect mood and sleep? New research investigates.<p>It is …

13% of Americans Take Antidepressants

Antidepressants are some of the most popular drugs in the United States, and their usage shows no signs of waning.<p>A new report from the National …

These spiders crossed an ocean to get to Australia

If you look at a map of the world, it’s easy to think that the vast oceans would be effective barriers to the movement of land animals. And while an …

Scientists use ‘molecular scissors’ to create world’s first mutant ants

It may sound like a script for a science fiction movie, but scientists have created the world’s first mutant ants.<p>Two independent research teams have …

Carolyn Hax: Don’t pry, but offer to help your neighbor

<i>Hi, Carolyn: The other day I noticed my neighbor, who previously had long hair, is now bald. My assumption is she is dealing with some sort of health issue, likely cancer (why else would she suddenly be bald?). I am not sure how to offer sympathy or support without seeming nosy. We are friendly but</i> …

Empathy

Whose shell is this? Neuroscientists selectively wipe specific snail memories

“It’s <i>Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind</i>, but with snails” sounds like a desperate Friday afternoon pitch meeting at Pixar, where everyone’s a bit …

Neuroscience

ACLU will sue over Trump's "religious freedom" executive order

The American Civil Liberties Union announced in a statement on Thursday that it plans to sue President Donald Trump over a recently signed executive …

When you ask yourself these 4 profound questions, your attitude towards life will completely change

All of us suffer setbacks and obstacles in life. According to the first noble truth of Buddhism, suffering is inevitable.<p>Life is full of …

J.K. Rowling Highlights An Important Thread About The Realities Of Anxiety

The author shared fellow writer Matt Haig's tweets: "It can be exhausting, it can be annihilating... but anxiety can be lived with and through."<p>Today Matt Haig, British author of the forthcoming novel <i>How to Stop Time</i>, tweeted feelingly about his anxiety, writing, “Anxiety is a tricky thing. However …

Depression

6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything | Inc.com

While everyone overthinks situations once in a while, some people are plagued with a constant barrage of thoughts all the time. Chronic overthinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much …

Self-help

How to Stop Destroying Your Clothes in the Wash

Theoretically, it’s better to spend more on quality, but that’s only true if the quality item lasts. I used to have a bad habit of tossing my clothes …

California Wants To Tax Liquor To Pay for Tampons

/ @vicki_denig<br>Updated on2017-03-10<p>California’s latest proposition is something every state should take a lesson from. Sacramento lawmakers are …

Menstruation

Time Crystals Are Real, But That Doesn't Mean Time Is Crystallized

In 2012, Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek proposed a new state of matter that had never been theorized before: a time crystal. The “crystal” part of that name is something our intuition and experience matches up with: a repeating, rigid lattice of atoms or molecules bound together into a solid, ordered …

Quantum Mechanics

99-million-year-old mushrooms found perfectly preserved in Burmese amber

Astonishingly well-preserved mushrooms that were trapped in amber some 99 million years ago have been discovered in a museum collection in China.<p>The …

How photons change chemistry

The quantum nature of light usually does not play an important role when considering the chemical properties of atoms or molecules. In an article …

Chemistry

If you don't like bugs, you should love spiders

Spiders eat several hundred million tons of insects per year, a new study finds, a global feast rivaling the yearly meat intake of humans.<p>Spiders can …

The key to curing disease could lie in Iceland's genes

<b>(CNN) —</b> The freezer sits behind a heavy door in the basement of an unassuming building on the campus of the University of Iceland.<p>It feels much colder than it looks; inside, the temperature is minus-15 degrees Fahrenheit, but the air is so dry, you can't see your breath.<p>Stored in that freezer are …

Genetics

Patrick Stewart reveals he uses weed like, every single day

While Attorney General Jeff Session continues to terrify the marijuana industry with his ridiculous comments about pot, medical marijuana got yet …

Neuroscience learns what Buddhism has known for ages: There is no constant self

Evan Thomson, a researcher from the University of British Colombia, has confirmed that the Buddhist teaching of a constantly changing self is …

Meditation

Make Fermented Garlic Honey With Just Three Ingredients

In terms of complex, funky flavor, it doesn’t get much better than fermented foods. If you want to try your hand at fermenting, but are a bit …

Food Preservation

Sources: FBI investigation continues into 'odd' computer link between Russian bank and Trump Organization

<b>(CNN) —</b> Federal investigators and computer scientists continue to examine whether there was a computer server connection between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank, sources close to the investigation tell CNN.<p>Questions about the possible connection were widely dismissed four months ago. But …

Security

The Persian empire: myth vs reality

Thomas Harrison sets the record straight on some of the many misconceptions that have grown around a powerhouse of the ancient world...<p><i>This article</i> …

Wisconsin lawmakers take up cannabis oil seizure treatment bill

MADISON - A bill to ensure anguished parents can get a child seizure treatment is finally moving forward in the Wisconsin Legislature.<p>Senators …

The 'Tesla of cannabis' is opening a massive, custom-built marijuana greenhouse

A marijuana cultivator that's been called the "Tesla of cannabis" is bringing the industry out of the darkness and into the light — literally.<p>Tantalus Labs, which could start selling product as early as 2018, has wrapped construction on a state-of-the-art cultivation site designed to give marijuana …

Cannabis

Marijuana company with Alabama roots becomes major national pot brand

In 2008, real estate developers Tripp Keber and Chuck Smith owned and operated an upscale RV resort just outside Gulf Shores with aspirations of …

Ancient Egyptian Symbols

Religion in ancient Egypt was fully integrated into the people's daily lives. The gods were present at one's birth, throughout one's life, in the …

Australia urged to allow people to keep 'native' pets as an act of patriotism

A push by Australia’s threatened species commissioner to allow native animals to be kept as pets has prompted a passionate debate about whether kangaroos, wombats and koalas belong in the nation’s living rooms and back gardens.<p>Gregory Andrews, a government official whose role is to prevent …