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New LSD Research May Help Explain the Brain Chemistry of Depression and Schizophrenia

Anyone who’s taken the psychedelic drug LSD (formally known as lysergic acid diethylamide), or had the joy of listening to their favorite relative …

Scientists Show How LSD Dissolves the Barrier Between You and Everyone Else

There's a reason acid trips create feeling of "oneness."<p>A distorted “sense of self” underlies certain psychiatric disorders, like schizophrenia and …

Breakthrough study reveals how LSD dissolves a person's sense of self

A fascinating study led by scientists at the University of Zurich has uncovered key insights into the mechanisms behind how our brain generates our …

A Guy Read 50 Years Worth of Relationship Studies. He Came Up With 17 Strategies

What makes love last? Different researchers from different academic disciplines have examined the question over the years and now a professor has …

Your January Horoscopes Are Here

What the stars have in store for you this month<p>Welcome to a new year, readers! For those of us who have made it through, we now know the stretch of our limits, and our boundless capacity to heal. For those who did not survive, who rest without justice, who have yet to find rest at all, there is …

Scientists Find the Chemical That Suppresses Unwanted Thoughts in the Brain

When there's not enough of it, unwanted memories take over.<p>The brain does what it can to suppress unwanted thoughts, but we often end up wrestling …

How to Reignite the Passion in Your Relationship, According to a Psychologist

No matter how strong your relationship is, every couple experiences ups and downs, especially when it comes to keeping the spark alive in the …

Stephen Hawking releases graduate thesis, promptly breaks internet

It's a big win for something called open access.<p>The Cambridge website crashed last week, due to an overwhelming rush to download a paper about the implications of the expanding nature of our Universe. Stephen Hawking is one of the most recognizable astrophysicists alive today, and his decision to …

Stephen Hawking

Laptop accessories that will upgrade your entire life

Supplies to help you do everything (that you do on your laptop) better.<p>You don't need to be a huge gamer or a Youtube star to want the best products for your laptop. Below, personal computer accessories to help protect and leverage your device's capabilities.<p>If your bag doesn't come with a built-in …

Why You Must Challenge Yourself in Life

Dear friend,We need a bold, epic, and difficult challenge in life — in order to test our strength, will, tenacity, and endurance.<b>CONQUER YOUR FEARS</b> …

Leonardo Da Vinci

How To Tell If Your Partner Is Emotionally Cheating

'People can often become quite defensive.'<p>When it comes to emotional cheating, the lines between what constitutes an affair, and what doesn’t, can …

Study Finds Intelligent Men Are "Less Likely to Want to Be Unfaithful"

Smart people are more likely to be forgetful, tend to be rebellious in their younger years, and—apparently—are less likely to cheat in relationships, …

Are you ‘phubbing’ right now? What it is and why science says it’s bad for your relationships

By Emma Seppälä<p>“Phubbing” is the practice of snubbing others in favor of our mobile phones. We’ve all been there, as either victim or perpetrator. We may no longer even notice when we’ve been phubbed (or are phubbing), it has become such a normal part of life. However, research is revealing the …

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Codependent Relationships, Explained

Needless to say, relationships are complicated, and it can be difficult to objectively evaluate the ones you're in whether they be friendships or …

We Asked, You Answered: This Is When to End a Relationship

How do you know when to call it quits? Breaking up is never easy, and figuring out when to end it is half the battle. Sure, there are some …

How the brain stores memories | Daniel Glaser

Memory loss is gradual but, unlike computers, we have inbuilt backups<p>Every week there is a new dementia study, raising hopes that we can find a way to halt memory loss. Interestingly, in any form of dementia our memories don’t vanish immediately but fade gradually – our memory systems have a …

Memory Loss

How to give your relationship a break without splitting up

When couples embark on a new relationship, they hope it will last forever. Sadly, statistics show that for as many as half, this will not be the case. Recent UK figures put the divorce rate at 42 per cent, and the average length of a marriage at 11 years.<p>This is despite the fact that there’s a vast …

If You're Feeling Stuck Or Uncertain, Then It's Time To Walk Away

Don’t you hate the feeling of having to bear the betrayals of your own heart? You didn’t ask to be put into this position. You didn’t force yourself …

Love Stories

Why You Should Date Someone Who Isn’t Your Type

Sometimes Mr. or Ms. Wrong can actually be very right<p>Throughout my misadventures as a serial dater and love seeker, I’ve developed a taste for a certain type. And while it might not have been intentional, if I were to put my last four lovers in a police lineup, it’d be hard for strangers to tell …

The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent

Gemma is extremely caring and sensitive. She pays a great deal of attention to others’ emotions and is kind and considerate. Gemma is also quite optimistic. She is usually upbeat and remains positive even in the face of bad news. Her colleagues love working with her because they see her as a beacon …

Three Terrifying Words: What to Say When Your Partner Asks 'What Are We?'

Dating's tough. Labels are tougher. So here's a scientific breakdown of every stage of your relationship.<p>"I'm going to block you now." Those are the last words I heard from a person I was... seeing? Hanging out with? Dating? I don't even know. When we were together, we felt like a couple, complete …

How to Tell Your Spouse You're Not Happy With Your Sex Life

Simply put, "sex is the glue that binds a romantic relationship," says Gloria Brame, Ph.D., clinical sexologist and sex therapist. In other words, if you don't enjoy your sex life, more than your libido can suffer — your relationship can too. And that's just one reason it's important to talk about …

5 Ways to Prevent Regrets

The holidays are a time of retrospection. Here are some thoughts on how to keep looking back in a positive light.<p>Every December I get a chance to review the year. Not just because the year is ending--my birthday is December 22nd and the older I get, the more behavior and actions I have the time to …

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5 Questions to Test the Strength of Your Relationship

<b>Are the compromises you make really compromises?</b><p>No doubt you'll have to make decisions as a couple this season. What shape will these negotiations …

Relationships

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

Brain, Mind, Body And The Disease Of Addiction

The standard definition of drug or alcohol addiction is that it's a chronic, incurable disease of the brain.<p>In a comprehensive report on the topic, published last month, the surgeon general gives this familiar definition a more positive spin. He eschews the "cure" word and focuses instead on the …

Consciousness

1,500 People Give All the Relationship Advice You’ll Ever Need

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of …