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Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The Washington Post.<p>Pentagon leaders …

Military

'I saw my fear': How psychedelic therapy is making a comeback

After learning in 2010 that she had Stage 1 ovarian cancer, Dinah Bazer felt optimistic. Her doctors had just removed the grapefruit-sized tumor …

Forget happy pills, magic mushrooms can fight severe depression

Researchers have literally tripped upon something that might change the way cancer is dealt with in society. According to two new studies by …

The Oral History of the First Two Times the Beatles Took Acid

A few months after George John were unexpectedly dosed with LSD, the whole band decided to try psychedelics properly. So they holed up in Zsa Zsa Gabor's house with Peter Fonda and David Crosby to get properly fucked.<p><i>Lead image by Lili Emtiaz. All other illustrations by Alley Cat</i><p>It was while …

Discover Your Best Personality Traits Based On This Animal Test

<b>Many of us</b> have taken countless number of personality test in hopes of discovering our true selves.<p><b>Whether you are bored</b> at work or simply want to …

Random thoughts on human division and canine cognition

The last few weeks have been interesting. I travelled through Florida and attended a conference at the exact time the United States went through an …

Just One Dose of This Psychedelic Drug Can Ease Anxiety

Cancer is a brutal disease on both the body and mind. Not only do treatments like chemotherapy take a massive toll, but the emotional side effects …

10 Ways to Stay Inspired for Life

Inspiration is the antidote for the grind of building a business and the foundation of a healthy work-life balance.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a unique group of people. Many attributes set them apart from others -- their deep levels of desire, …

Hillary Clinton Falsely Claims She Was In New York On 9/11

Clinton, then a senator, was in her Washington, DC, home during the terrorist attacks. She returned to New York the next day.<p>Hillary Clinton falsely claimed Tuesday she was in New York City during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.<p>The Democratic presidential nominee spoke at a campaign rally in Sanford, …

Terrorism

Why Losing Control Can Make You Happier

By Raj Raghunathan<p>Human beings have a deep-seated desire for certainty and control.<p>Several studies show this need serves at least two important purposes. First, it helps us believe that we can shape outcomes and events to our liking. That is, the more in control we feel, the more efficacious we …

65 Problems With The Rabies Vaccine

There are countless ways rabies vaccination can harm your dog – often permanently. I’m going to tell you about just 65 of those ways below.<p>As a …

Pets

Amelia Earhart May Have Died a Castaway on Uninhabited Island

New evidence from researchers with The Earhart Project may offer insight into the mystery around Amelia Earhart's final moments.<p>Researchers with the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, or TIGHAR, which runs the project, have found similarities between the famed pilot and the partial …

Airplanes

Paul Ryan on voting for Trump: I already voted 'for our nominee'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Paul Ryan might be done defending Donald Trump, but the House speaker said Tuesday that he still followed through on his pledge to vote for the Republican Party's presidential nominee.<p>Ryan told Fox News that he already cast his vote in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin, but didn't use …

Donald Trump

World’s largest floating solar testing ground is underway in Singapore

The $11 million project will try out 10 different solar panel systems<p>Singapore is an island nation with 17 freshwater reservoirs. While some developers might see these vast watery expanses as a waste of good space, city officials spotted the opportunity for power generation. Soon, the country will …

What to Know About the Nationwide Avocado Shortage

It’s official: there’s a national shortage of avocados. But before you go running to your nearest Chipotle in protest, here’s what you need to know:<p><b>A</b> …

AT&T helped the U.S. government spy on citizens using Project Hemisphere

AT&T’s espionage went so far as to listen in on people for the purpose of exposing Medicaid fraud<p>In case there needs to be another reason to be wary of the impending AT&T/Time Warner merger, it turns out that AT&T has been secretly spying on its own customers.<p>Project Hemisphere is a covert AT&T …

Why You Need to Stop Eating Egg Whites

Scan the “healthy” section of a brunch menu and there you’ll find it: the world’s saddest order, the egg white omelet. This time will be different, …

Last Month Was Hottest September on Record, NASA Says

Last month was the hottest September ever recorded, paving the way for 2016 to be the hottest year since record-keeping began, NASA scientists said …

Earth - How a dog's mind can easily be controlled

The placebo effect is a strange and still not entirely understood quirk of medicine. On the face of it, someone's health should not improve if they are given a simple sugar pill instead of a tablet carrying a drug. But sometimes it does.<p>It is just about possible to imagine that the placebo effect …

Placebos

How to Protect Kids from Nature-Deficit Disorder

By Jill Suttie<p>Today's kids spend less and less time outdoors, and it's taking a toll on their health and well-being. Research has shown that children do better physically and emotionally when they are in green spaces, benefiting from the positive feelings, stress reduction, and attention …

Scientists Have Identified a Virus With DNA Stolen From a Black Widow Spider

We've never seen anything like this before.<p>A recent effort to sequence the genome of an unusual virus has led to a bizarre discovery: one-third of …

Coconut oil may taste good, but it’s no cure-all. Here are the facts.

Although it’s been more than five years since coconut oil began its meteoric rise in the U.S. marketplace, the confusion about it has not waned a bit. “Should I switch to coconut oil?” is consistently one of the most common questions that come across my desktop — not surprising given that you could …

Nutrition

Meditation for Stress Relief

It's not much fun to live in an environment that's stressful, pressurizing and completely inferior to your well-being. For some, this environment is at their workplace, while others might find it hard to find peace within their own home -- I'm looking at you, parents.<p>America is known for being a …

Why Am I So Tired All the Time?

YAWWWWNNNN.<p>Sometimes it seems that no matter how much you sleep, you're still exhausted. What is going on? And when does fatigue turn into something you should sorta freak out about?<p>Before you go running off to a doctor with the list of 89 esoteric syndromes you found on WebMD that *might * be to …

We’re safer without pit bull bans

In 1986, the first dog ever to be used by the Los Angeles Police Department for narcotics detection died of liver cancer at the age of 10. His name was Frog. During his eight years on the force he was credited with locating drug shipments worth more than $160 million.<p>I mention Frog's service …

CDC

Famifi

This Graphic Video Shows a Cop Shooting a Beloved Family Dog In An Apartment Building

The dog was approaching the cop with a wagging tail.<p><i>WARNING: This video contains graphic and disturbing content.</i><p>A police officer is now answering for his actions on February 13rd after shooting a family's pit bull who approached him in a Bronx apartment building.<p>The New York Daily News reports that …

Justice