Zavier Romero

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Magic mushrooms can 'reset' depressed brain

<b>A hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms can "reset" the brains of people with untreatable depression, raising hopes of a future treatment, scans suggest.</b><p>The small study gave 19 patients a single dose of the psychedelic ingredient psilocybin.<p>Half of patients ceased to be depressed and experienced …

Magic Mushrooms

Lend your eyes to a blind person with the “Be My Eyes” Android app

In addition to talking with your friends, browsing the web, and watching videos online, our mobile devices can also be used for helping others. A great example of this is an app called <i>Be My Eyes</i>, which launched on iOS devices a few years back and has now finally made its way to Android.<p>The app …

Meditation: The Miracle Life Hack?

We might as well admit it and get this out of the way first: Everyone is looking for a hack. <i>The</i> hack. The <i>one thing</i> that will bring us happiness. The <i>one thing</i> that will make us lose weight. The <i>one thing</i> that will lessen the stress. The search for that critical hack only seems to intensity as we …

Meditation

3 Must-Try Exercises That Improve Brain Power, According to Science | Inc.com

To boost your brain, you also need to boost your body.<p>As I explained in my previous article, for optimal brain power you need to increase your brain's neuroplasticity--your brain's ability to grow and expand. One way science has shown you can do this is with regular exercise.<p>Research linking …

Tai Chi

The 7 Commandments for Great Photo Walks

In the last year, I’ve walked probably more than 2,000 miles with my camera. I love photo walks because they are so meditative. There is also great …

The Best Hikes in the U.S.

With 59 national parks and north of 10,000 state parks, the U.S. has no shortage of fruited plains or majestic mountains to explore via its 193,500 miles of trail (and that’s on federal land alone, according to a 2015 report by the American Hiking Society). No wonder, then, that approximately 13 …

Hiking

This Beer Is Supposed to Leave You Hydrated, Not Hungover | MyRecipes

Summertime means beer-drinking season is in full swing, which also unfortunately means hangover season is peaking. Swigging beers on the stoop or …

Alcohol

5 Things to Try If You Forgot to Book a Hotel Room

Got a little too carefree with your trip planning? One of these backup plans might help.<p>We all make travel mistakes. Sometimes you forget to pack an important item. Sometimes you miss a train. And sometimes you show up to a new city, like Hamburg perhaps, during one of its busiest weeks and realize …

17 under-the-radar alternatives to major tourist destinations

Sure, a trip to Paris or Rome is nice — but sometimes the best vacations come from traveling off the beaten path.<p>This summer, beat the crowds by heading to lesser-known destinations that are just as stunning as their more popular counterparts.<p>Here are 17 alternatives to major tourist cities.

European Travel