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75 Years After First LSD Trip, Psychedelic Science is Making a Comeback

Sidelined for decades by the War on Drugs, LSD and other psychedelics are regaining their original reputation as effective therapies for depression …

Lsd

'Mad Honey' and 4 Other Naturally Occurring Psychedelics

Natural doesn't always mean better, though.<p>Nature is full of drugs. For various reasons, evolutionary forces have led certain plants, fungi, and even …

Psychedelia

13 signs you are highly emotionally intelligent

In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea — that an ability to understand and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success — quickly took off, and it went on to …

Emotional Intelligence

Having sex every day for a month saved my marriage

My husband Damien and I have been together for 10 years and married for seven when I noticed I was bored.<p>Was it the famous seven-year itch setting …

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 …

Discover 25 hot illustrators to watch in Computer Arts 276

Illustration is a hugely subjective discipline with, in theory at least, as many styles as there are practitioners. But the field can be buffeted by …

Graphic Design

Trainer to Hollywood's biggest stars Harley Pasternak reveals 8 secrets to the ultimate body transformation

Trainer to the rich and famous Harley Pasternak isn't like other celebrity trainers.<p>You won't see him demanding you spend hours working up a sweat in …

How mountain biking makes us smarter - MBR

Need an excuse to ride?<p>Forget Countdown, crosswords and quizzes; all we need to do is ride. Improved spatial memory, thinking skills, attention and …

Mountain Biking

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Graphic Design

30 Examples of Innovative Navigation Experiences

In this article we want to go beyond the common and safe navigation patterns that provide an easy and natural way to access content. Everybody knows …

Catching Up With: Matt Miller

How an army of postmen is turning China's rural stores into the world's largest retail network

Lou Wener works damn hard. "Five am to 10pm, seven days a week, including national holidays," the 45-year-old shopkeeper says distractedly behind the …

Chinese New Year

Singularity: Explain It to Me Like I'm 5-Years-Old

Supercomputers to Superintelligence<p>Here’s an experiment that fits all ages: approach your mother and father (if they’re asleep, use caution). Ask …

Singularity

How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against …

This is how talking to a therapist actually changes your brain

Most people who’ve gone to therapy will tell you it’s a godsend, but a new study showing physical improvements to the brain after seeing a therapist …

This Is How You Future-Proof Your Brain Against Increasing Distractions

Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload.<p>It’s no secret that technology advancements have affected our brains. With instant messages, push notifications, wearable technology, and many other tech-driven …

Brainwaves

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

Universe

Invasion Of The Big-Brained Sci-Fi Blockbuster!

Prestige science fiction features are winning over audiences and earning major Oscar attention like never before. The filmmakers behind the movies hoping to join their ranks, Arrival and Passengers, spoke with BuzzFeed News about how sci-fi could lead Hollywood into a better future.<p><b>For decades,</b> …

Ludicrously Advanced Technologies We Can Expect By The Year 2100

The future is an odd place<p><i>This story was originally published on Gizmodo</i><p>Predicting the future is hard. It’s nearly impossible to know what …

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

5 Must-See Movies for Designers & Creatives

Probably one of the most popular movies for designers and creatives has to be <i>Helvetica</i>, the 2007 short film directed by Gary Hustwit (which you can …

Graphic Design

Common Traits That Make Great Photos, Part 1

Take a moment to think about the most famous photo you know. What made you choose that picture? Think of another equally powerful one. What made you …

Landscape Photography

8 inexpensive earth homes almost anyone can afford

1/9<p>Nakuru Project Orkidstudio<p>Many people dream of building their own home, but the financial cost and environmental toll of starting from scratch can …

How to see if your Samsung Galaxy phone's working properly

Like a well-loved car, your phone will inevitably break down over time, even if you care for it really well with a protective case.<p>Maybe you suspect …

Immunotherapy cancer drug hailed as 'game changer'

<b>An immunotherapy drug has been described as a potential "game-changer" in promising results presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology congress.</b><p>In a study of head and neck cancer, more patients taking nivolumab survived for longer compared with those who were treated with …

Cancer

Modern Storage Unit Features Stylized Shelving Mimicking a Crack in the Earth's Surface

Renowned for his unique aesthetic and love of asymmetry, Belgian interior and furniture designer Filip Janssens has created <i>Rupture,</i> an unmistakably modern cabinet that features a stylized “crack” fracturing its façade. With ample cupboard space and shelves of various sizes, the striking storage …

Storage Ideas

9 At-Home Remedies That Actually Work

Turns out mom was right. Chicken soup <i>is</i> good for a cold.<p>But it's not the only old-school remedy that scientists have actually found to be …

GE ADT521PGJBS review: GE Artistry dishwasher looks so good you'll forget it cleans dishes - CNET

GE Artistry dishwasher looks so good you'll forget it cleans dishes<p><b>The Good</b> The GE Artistry dishwasher features an appealing retro design and a solid list of features. It cleans quickly, quietly and more-or-less effectively.<p><b>The Bad</b> It's not as good at cleaning as similarly priced competition. …

Smart Homes