Sharon Wehmeyer

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A new startup claims that '90 percent of our clients see their anxiety decline'

"It started with little things—having trouble making eye contact," he told me.<p>Soon it got worse. Redding, a 28-year-old salesman in Seattle, found himself freaking out during normal, everyday conversations. He worried any time his boss wanted to talk. He would dread his regular sales calls, and the …

Buzz Kill For Bumblebees: Climate Change Is Shrinking Their Range

There's new evidence that wild bees, some of nature's most industrious pollinators of wildflowers and crops, are getting squeezed by our planet's changing climate.<p>The evidence comes from a century of bee observations, carried out across North America and Europe. Biologist Jeremy Kerr, at the …

The White House Wants To Increase Your Access To Solar Power

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The drastic results of eating 'healthy foods,' with added sugar

When Australian actor Damon Gameau started adding almost a cup of extra sugar a day to his diet for a new documentary, the results weren't …

Semicolon tattoos are a new way to talk about mental health

A global movement is revolutionizing how we talk about mental health — with punctuation.<p>Project Semicolon, which offers hope to those struggling with …

Mental Health

A Presidential Debate on Science: Mental Illness and the Human Dimensions of Science

After trying to kill himself the first time, my friends' son spoke to them about the unbearable weight of his depression. He said he would try to hold on, but wasn't sure he could. He went to many doctors. Nothing seemed to work. He waited until he was 21 before buying the necessary equipment to …

23 Photos That Nail What It Feels Like To Have Depression

Sometimes a picture is worth more than any words could express.<p>After being diagnosed with depression at age 16, photographer Christian Hopkins decided to process his experience from behind a lens. The result is a stunning photo series that captures the misunderstood nuances of mental illness. The …

Mental Disorders

5 tips for writing science fiction to engage people who don't read it

In addition, I’ve been a futureholic throughout my life. Whether through science fact or fiction, I’ve wanted to know what was coming and how it …

Why 2015 won't disappoint book lovers

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>There’ll be something for everyone on the bookstands.<p>ART & CULTURE<p>| It Could Happen to You | 3-minute read | 07-07-2015<p>…

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

University of California

Cause and effect: how human activity is altering the environment – in pictures

Leading environmental photographers and artists exhibit their works on the effects of anthropogenic climate change at the Verve Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from 3 July to 5 September

Japan is building solar energy plants on abandoned golf courses—and the idea is spreading

In Japan, country club memberships famously went for millions of dollars in the late 1980s. Then, too many courses were built in 1990s and 2000s during a real estate boom. Now the nation faces the question of what to do with its abandoned golf courses.<p>Meanwhile, Japan’s energy strategy in the …

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

<b>(akindo via iStock)</b><p>Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Lala Stone<p>July 5, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a …

How Doctors Think: Addiction, Neuroscience and Your Treatment Plan

Ever wonder how a (good) doctor comes up with her/his recommendations for treatment? What the critical thinking underlying the suggestions might be?<p>As an example, we can look at a comprehensive treatment plan for drug and alcohol addiction (forthcoming posts will look at other conditions, like …

7 Yoga-Body Drinks for Weight Loss

Being a practitioner of yoga is like a certificate of sexiness. Yogis are invariably lean, strong and toned, with flat bellies, limber limbs and …

8 Banned Books That You Must Read

These incredible banned books existed from the time of their occurrence and if you look at your book shelf, you will surely find some that for one …

Literature

Revealed: The secret to how parrots talk

Key structural differences in the brains of parrots explain the birds' ability to imitate sounds and human speech<p>Scientists have discovered how parrots talk, as they believe it's down to the wiring in their brains.<p>And the same brain region controls movement which may explain why some parrots …

Brain Cells Protected From Age Damage With Help of Common Protein

<b>A common protein, when produced by specialized barrier cells in the brain, could help protect the brain from damage due to aging. This protein –</b> …

37 Whole30 Recipes That Everyone Will Love

A variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks to keep you going all month.<p>But what does that mean, exactly? In a nutshell, it's a 30-day elimination diet, during which you eat meat, seafood, lots of vegetables, some fruit, and healthy fats like avocados, nuts, seeds and unrefined oils. …

Healthy Eating

Engineers should look to nature if they want to build lasting structures

When engineers are closing a mine and need to build structures that will last, Les Sawatsky suggests they look at natural land forms for …

Discerning Love From Manipulation

"Everyone loved my mother and thought she was a saint, but I never felt good around her and I never felt loved by her. There must have been something wrong with me," stated Pauline in our first session together.<p>While Pauline's mother's actions appeared to outsiders to be loving, energetically there …