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The Roots Of Identity Explored By Miguel Vallinas

Depicting a series of fashionable flower heads, Spanish photographer Miguel Vallinas’ ‘Roots’ project explores the development of personal …

5 Simple Exercises To Fix The Damage Your Desk Job Does

It’s been said that sitting is the new smoking, but chances are you’re not giving up your desk job, so here’s how to undo the damage.<p>We go to work hoping our days spent at the office will challenge us professionally, but in reality, living the 9-to-5 (or 6 or 7) desk jockey life can be demanding on …

Looks Matter: A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

We take the packaging our food comes in for granted. Yet many of the boxes, bags and bottles that protect our edibles were once groundbreaking — both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what's inside. Sometimes, packaging is so distinctive, it transforms food from mere …

10 Crazy Uses For Animal Venom

When snakes and spiders try to kill us but wind up helping<p>All it takes is a pinch on the leg from a sting or a bite, and you could be dead within minutes. Venom, whether it’s from reptiles, insects, fish, mammals or arthropods, is extremely potent, but it’s not always deadly.<p>Venom has evolved …

What I Wish More People Understood About Living With Depression

I suffer from depression. I don't just feel blue on bad days. I don't just have so-so days that improve with yoga or time with friends. My depression …

Psychedelic drugs like LSD could be used to treat depression, study suggests

Researchers warn that patients are missing out on potential benefits due to prohibitive regulations on research into recreational drugs<p>Psychedelic drugs could prove to be highly effective treatments for depression and alcoholism, according to scientists who have obtained the first brain scans of …

Psychedelic Drugs

The HPV vaccine works. So why aren't more girls getting inoculated?

While parents who eschew MMR out of fears of autism might be the most frequently discussed "anti-vaxxers," they’re not the only ones who are letting misinformation dictate choices about their children’s health. In fact, far more parents are neglecting to immunize their children with Gardasil, a …

Depression makes it chemically difficult to get over rejection

Follow @CanoeLifestyle<p>People with depression have a more difficult time dealing with rejection at a fundamental brain-chemistry level.<p>According to a …

Depression makes the sting of rejection linger - Futurity

Getting the brush off from a romantic interest can be hard for anybody. But for people with untreated depression, rejection is especially hard to get …

Vitamin D and depression links debunked

Vitamin D deficiency does not cause depression in later life but may be a marker for depression, a local study suggests.<p>Professor Osvaldo Almeida …

18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

Breakfast

Incredible Photos of Water Drops with Reflected Images

The astonishing collection of images called <i>Water Drops</i> by British photographer Dave Wood is so simple in concept but beautiful in result. Wood very …

Russian Photographer Creates Stunning Visual Narratives Inspired by Fairytales

Russian photographer Margarita Kareva brings fairytales and other magical stories to life in her gorgeous fine-art portraiture. With the goal of weaving fictional narratives that fall outside the realm of photorealism, Kareva immerses her beautiful subjects in fantastical scenes that look straight …

'Better Call Saul,' The Prequel To 'Breaking Bad,' Stands On Its Own

I'm guessing that the first thing fans of Vince Gilligan's <i>Breaking Bad</i> want to know is whether its AMC prequel series, <i>Better Call Saul</i>, premiering Sunday and Monday,is anywhere near as good as the original — which was TV at its very best. And I'm also guessing that people who haven't yet worked …

TV

Dementia 'linked' to common over-the-counter drugs

<b>A study has linked commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.</b><p>All of the types of medication in question are drugs that have an "anticholinergic" effect.<p>Experts say people should not panic or stop taking their …

Bryony Gordon goes to see a doctor about her depression

How the other half lives: struggling with mental-health problems, Bryony Gordon visits a GP<p>The doctor’s waiting-room is cold and the walls are a disconcerting shade of orange, like nicotine. There are people coughing and sneezing while some just stare into the middle distance, and I wonder if they …

Mental Health

Are you depressed without knowing it?

It always amazes me how long it took me to figure out I was depressed. My dad had bipolar and my sister was diagnosed with depression over a decade ago, so you’d think I’d know the signs. But it still took a persistent friend to persuade me that my low moods, constant tiredness, poor appetite and …

Human Geography

Can Inflammation Cause Depression?

Piotr Marcinski/PhotoSpin<p>What if depression was just a side effect of inflammation in the body? What if we felt emotionally crappy simply because our …

New Research Reveals the Real Causes of Depression

By: Dr. Mercola. Guest<p>Depression is thought to affect about one in 10 Americans.1 In 2010, antidepressants were the second most commonly prescribed …

Marijuana and Your Health: What 20 Years of Research Reveals

People who drive under the influence of marijuana double their risk of being in a car crash, and about one in 10 daily marijuana users becomes …

What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be …

The Pill May Double The Risk Of Brain Cancer, Study Finds

The pill is the most popular form of contraception in the UK, but a new study has found long-term use of hormonal contraceptives can double the risk …

Surreal Paintings by Jacek Yerka Reveal Colorful Different Scenes on Each Side

Polish artist Jacek Yerka is known for his surreal paintings of dreamlike realms. In his spectacular body of work, Yerka's <i>4siders</i> series is one of the most puzzling to behold, as each image depicts four different worlds. No matter which way the painting is turned, a new scene unfolds. As a result, …

Red Pandas are the Cutest Animal on the Planet

Could this be the cutest animal on the planet? Red pandas are small mammals that are native to the eastern Himalayas and south-western China. There's estimated to be less than 10,000 mature red pandas, and their population id declining and threatened by habitat loss as well as poaching. Larger than …

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Tea

Scientists make 'feel full' chemical

<b>Scientists have created a chemical that can be added to food to make people feel full.</b><p>Initial tests showed it helped people to eat less and slow weight gain.<p>It harnessed the power of a proprionate, which naturally makes us feel full when it is produced by breaking down fibre in the gut.<p>Writing in …

Street Drug 'Special K' May Offer New Hope For People With Treatment-Resistant Depression

A hallucinogenic drug known on the street as "Special K" offers new hope to those suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression.<p>Ketamine, which was originally developed in the 1960s as a milder version of PCP, already has a well-established medical use as a sedative or pain killer. But …

Electrolyzed-reduced water scavenges active oxygen species and protects DNA from oxidative damage.

<b>Electrolyzed-reduced water scavenges active oxygen species and protects DNA from oxidative damage.</b><p>Shirahata S, Kabayama S, Nakano M, Miura T, …