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18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

European Travel

Why People Smoke Weed to Treat Depression

Smoking weed to feel less depressed is a well-known phenomenon—but does it actually work?<p>Your typical stoner is a jolly sort. Keanu Reeves' face displays the same flat affect whether he's discovering that he knows kung fu or learning that Morpheus has been kidnapped. The high highs, the low …

Cannabis

Magic Mushrooms Found to Be "Resetting" Brain Circuits in Depressed People

One person said they felt like their brain was 'rebooted'.<p>Psychedelics like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin are popular for their use …

Magic Mushrooms

Magic mushrooms can 'reset' depressed brain

<b>A hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms can "reset" the brains of people with untreatable depression, raising hopes of a future treatment, scans suggest.</b><p>The small study gave 19 patients a single dose of the psychedelic ingredient psilocybin.<p>Half of patients ceased to be depressed and experienced …

Magic Mushrooms

Silicon Valley's LSD habit is exploding, and now a 27-year old is offering how-to tutorials over Skype

Paul Austin's favorite way to open a TED talk is by telling his audience that he took LSD that day.<p>Austin, 27, bills himself as a professional microdosing coach. After personally experimenting with the regimen — which involves taking tiny, "sub-perceptual" doses of LSD or another psychedelic for up …

Silicon Valley

Will Psychedelic Therapy Transform Mental Health Care?

Therapeutic ‘trips’ may someday bring relief from addiction, anxiety, depression — and even the fear of death.<p>In the mid-1950s, LSD and other psychedelic drugs took the medical world by storm — and no wonder. Studies at the time suggested that the hallucinogens were effective against a variety of …

Psychedelia

With This Hack You Don’t Need A DSLR To Click These Stunning Macro Photos, Just Your Smartphone

Indulging in your hobbies costs money. If you're into photography, you need at least a good camera phone, or better yet, a DSLR.<p>Moreover, you come …

Crockpot Roast Beef Dinner

This classic crockpot roast beef dinner recipe is a fabulous and easy meal in one dish. Be sure to read How to Cook Pot Roast before you begin for …

Cooking