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Mindful Eating, ADHD and Nutrition

The words attention deficit are so strongly associated with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), many people overlook other far-reaching consequences of the disorder. Among them are poor eating habits, eating disorders, and a higher-than-average risk of becoming overweight as a result …

How to Be a Mystic

Being a mystic is a lifelong process of learning and deep contemplation which you can't afford to treat as a game. Identifying the spiritual practice …

June 2015

What Makes Sleep Paralysis Scary

Imagine waking up to find you can't move a muscle. It's dark, but you're sure you feel a presence in the room, hovering near your bed — or perhaps …

Sleep

5 simple bedtime rituals that will make your mornings so much easier

With all the hype on what successful people do in the first few hours of their days, it's no wonder that we're associating mornings more and more …

9 Things You Never Knew Your Body Does While You Sleep

It wakes up a lot more than you realize.<p>You know you're supposed to get eight hours of sleep a night, but what's really going on up in your body during that time? Quite a lot, it turns out. Here's a peek inside your nighttime body factory.<p><b>1. As you fall asleep, you jerk. Every time.</b> According to …

There's one glaring problem with Oculus Rift's plan to conquer virtual reality

Facebook-owned Oculus VR on Friday released the technical requirements for running the Oculus Rift — it will require a PC with a powerful graphics card. But it won't work on any Apple or Linux computers. And the system specifications are far above the levels of any basic PC.<p>"Our development for OS …

How Artificial Sweeteners Confuse Your Body into Storing Fat

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>As noted in the featured video, there are currently five different artificial sweeteners on the market. The one you're most likely to …

12 Mindfulness Hacks You Can Use in 24 Hours

Immediately reduce stress and anxiety with these tricks.<p>Mindfulness is all the rage these days, and with good reason. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. A new study from the University of Oxford even found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is as …

Mindfulness

Medical Benefits of Cannabis: Treatment for Epilepsy and More

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Many drugs are developed not because there's a great medical need, but rather because there's big money to be made from them.<p>In many …

4 Types of Running Workouts (and Why You Should Be Doing Them All)

Reinvigorate your workouts to go longer, run faster, and drop pounds<p>If you’re like most guys, you’re a creature of habit: You go to bed at 11 p.m., hit the john after your morning joe, and run the same loop at the same speed.<p>That’s great for sleeping and pooping, but not so good for your fitness or …

PS4 Could Very Well Become The Best-Selling Console In History

There was a common refrain around the PS4 launch. Sure, it shattered launch records, everyone said, but there was <i>no way</i> that Sony’s new machine could ever outsell the indomitable PS2. The PS2 was a product of its time, they said, and there was no way any one machine could capture the complete …

The One Exercise You Should Do on Your 'Off' Day

Use this simple recovery workout on the days between workouts to reach your fitness goals faster<p>Gym Jones draws a certain type of masochist—our average client wants to explore his physical and mental limits every single workout.<p>We like that. That mindset is what gets you in the door at Gym …

Nutrigenomics: The Diet That Can Change Your DNA

Diet and exercise. The importance of both was known to the earliest humans, but today we know much more about how food and exercise affects our minds and bodies through scientific evidence. In this two-part series, I delve into the latest science behind diet and exercise and how they are ultimately …

Xbox Founder: Playstation 4 Wins the Console War "By a Nose"

It seems like the Playstation 4’s worldwide sales and overall dominance in the home console market has really had an impact, so much so the original …

French Fries

What If ‘God’ Is a Metaphor for Energy?

This article contains opinions which may be viewed as controversial. My intention is not to offend anybody, only to explain my beliefs in theology …

Shocking Secrets of the Processed Food Industry

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>You've probably heard that avoiding processed foods is one of the keys to staying healthy, but do you understand why, exactly?<p>Scottish …

Nerd-vana: How Nolan and Snyder Ruined Superhero Movies

How the combined visions of Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder laid the groundwork for DC Comics’ moody, mirthless, and (so far) lame movie …

Pushing the Limits: Desire & Imagination in the Buddhist Path

All phenomena, the Buddha once said, are rooted in desire. Everything we think, say, or do — every experience — comes from desire. Even <i>we</i> come from …

Meet the Next Generation of Terrorists Who Support ISIS

The documentary Among the Believers provides an eye-opening behind the scenes portrait of the Red Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, which trains young …

This Is How It Feels to Live with Severe Anxiety

My anxiety disorder can make me feel like I'm trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear. But thanks to the right treatments and techniques, I've discovered how to live my life.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>As part of the human body's acute stress system, the "fight-or-flight" …

Depression

Why do we get sleep in our eyes?

Our eyes fill up with gunk as we sleep, but what is it? As Jason G Goldman discovers, the stuff has a more important job than it seems.<p>The first thing I do when I wake up each morning is look at the long list of notifications that have silently accumulated on my phone as I slept. The second thing I …

What is Lucid Dreaming?

Lucid dreaming, also known as an out of body experience or astral travel, is the practice of mentally waking up during a dream. People who practice …

Consciousness

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain

Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He’s mostly known for his …

Meditation

Scientists Have Created an Organic Farm That Stores More Carbon Than It Emits

Is this how we make agriculture more sustainable?<p>Agriculture contributes approximately 35 percent of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions, but …

Waste Management