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Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Loneliness

If You're Trying to Get Rid of Belly Fat, Eat Any of These 14 Delicious Breakfasts

Diet plays a huge role in reducing body fat percentage, and there are certain foods proven to target abdominal fat specifically. Ingredients such as whole grains and MUFAS (monounsaturated fatty acids) — think avocado, nuts, and seeds — help diminish visceral fat around your inner organs.<p>Don't …

Healthy Eating

Toasted Oats Are the Secret to Making the Best Steel-Cut Oatmeal Ever

I am a major steel-cut oatmeal fan. A bowl of it keeps me happy all morning long, with its chewy texture, creamy consistency, and nutty flavor. You …

Breakfast

Fighting a Hidden Enemy: Inflammation

<i>By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD</i><p>Inflammation has always been a medical mystery, but now it has become an enemy of long-term health. On …

‘Most of us are too busy to be better’: the lazy person's guide to self-improvement

If you can really improve yourself in just 10 minutes a day, as the self-help gurus claim, Tim Dowling is all for it<p>• Yoga for lazy people<p>I am lying on a mat, looking up at the bright blue of the skylight above me. I exhale purposefully, then let my lungs reinflate of their own accord. I am trying …

Dark Chocolate Caramel Pecan Soufflé Cake

This dark chocolate caramel pecan soufflé cake is so rich, moist, and very delicious! You will need 45 minutes to prepare it plus 45 to cook. The …

7 Vegetarian Soup Recipes So Good Even Staunch Carnivores Will Want Seconds

We've already professed our love of soup on multiple occasions this season (see decadent cauliflower soup recipes and low-carb soup recipes for …

Master the Soul & Science of Sourdough with Kitchn & Modernist Bread

Are you fascinated by sourdough bread? Want to attempt it for the first time? Or maybe perfect your own loaf? This month we have a treat for you. …

These Healthy Baked Oatmeal Cups Are a Breakfast Savior

When you're having one of <i>those</i> mornings — you know, the frantic ones when you oversleep and forgot to set the coffee the night before and can't find …

29 Asian Noodle Recipes You'll Want to Slurp Up Immediately

You’ll find about a bajillion (only a slight exaggeration) recipes for pasta on Greatist, but today we’re shifting our noodle love to another …

Taking Full Responsibility Of Your Life.

Most people are too afraid to commit to anything because they already know they're going to break their commitment.<p>Most people are too afraid to commit to anything because they already know they're going to break their commitment. This internal fear is the primary challenge, yet compounded by …

Self-improvement

How to Make A High-Protein Veggie Grain Bowl

We could go on and on about how amazing grain bowls are—they’re easy-to-transport meals, hearty, majorly-satisfying, and packed with good-for-you …

This incredible optical illusion is blowing people's minds

An unusual optical illusion has left the internet collectively scratching their heads, <b>but can you see why?</b><p>The illusion by Victoria Skye, who has the incredible job title of magical entertainer, has been widely shared on social media.<p>It’s called the Cafe Wall Illusion and may appear to some as if …

Optical Illusions

20 Mantras that Will Adjust Your Attitude (When You Can’t Adjust Anything Else)

<i>If you want life to be happier, you must adjust your attitude. It’s how you deal with stress that determines how well you achieve happiness.</i>This …

Happiness

Stephen Colbert Lashes Out at President Trump for Insulting 'Fair-Minded' CBS Journalist

Stephen Colbert hit back at President Donald Trump for his treatment of CBS journalist John Dickerson in a recent interview marking his first 100 …