Amber Riat

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Found: The Perfect Date-Night Pasta Recipe (It's So Simple)

<i>The Kitchy Kitchen is the brainchild of food enthusiast and self-taught chef Claire Thomas. With a focus on new spins on classic meals, the site</i> …

What psychology teaches us about opposing an unpopular president

Trump’s best hope is to convince opponents he’s more popular than he actually is.<p>These are disorienting times for American democracy. Key features of a democratic nation — that the candidate who wins the majority has the right to rule, that elections are free from outside influence, and that …

People With Anxiety Perceive The World In A Fundamentally Different Way

Can't argue with science: A person isn't responsible for having a mental illness.<p>People who still believe the outdated notion that mental health conditions are "all in a person's head" have yet another reason to stop believing the myth: According to a new study in the journal Current Biology, those …

The Brain

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

PBS Doc “Memory Hackers” Shows The Future Of Memory Manipulation

Your memories are not what you think they are. The Nova doc Memory Hackers examines the latest efforts to understand the human mind.<p><i>Total Recall</i>, <i>Inception</i>, <i>Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind</i>.<p>Once the realm of science fiction, advances in technology, neurochemistry, and cognitive science are …

The world's least visited countries – have you been to any of them?

The Costs of Not Caring: How to Fix Our Broken Mental Health Care System

<i>By Shani Dowd, Director, Culture InSight, at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Dr. Nicholas Covino, President of William James College</i><p>The mental health system in our country is broken, but this comes as no surprise to many Americans. We've talked for years about redeveloping the mental …

Bizarre Found Photos Follow A Man In A Bear Suit Through Nazi Germany

The strange corner of German history you never knew existed.<p>"In short: from the very first day, I loved being a bear."<p>Photography collector Jean-Marie Donat discovered a bizarre blip in the world of found photography. In Germany, between the 1920s and the 1960s, there was a preponderance of photos, …

German History

Bernie Sanders’s Tax Plan Would Test an Economic Hypothesis

In the Democratic presidential primary, Bernie Sanders is calling for a political revolution, saying his movement can sweep in policy changes that would seem impossible in traditional American politics.<p>One of the ideas Mr. Sanders has advanced is more revolutionary than it looks at first glance: …

Income Inequality

8 Things To Remember When Everything Is Going Wrong. Stopping #3 Changed My Life.

Marc and Angel are two passionate writers of <i>marcandangel.com</i>, life-hackers, and the authors of <i>1000 Little Things Happy Successful People Do</i> …

How brain architecture relates to consciousness and abstract thought

Human brain connectome (credit: NIH Human Connectome Project)Ever wonder how your brain creates your thoughts, based on everything that’s happening …

Neuroscience

The 'affluenza' teen is trying to delay his deportation to the US by saying Mexico violated his human rights

Ethan Couch, 18, won a delay in his deportation based on a constitutional appeal in Mexico that could lead to a trial process that could last weeks or even months.<p>Any flaw in the process of his detention by Mexican immigration authorities can be considered a violation of due process and of his …

I was terrified when my mind detached from my body – this is depersonalisation

On holiday with my family, I looked in the mirror and saw a stranger. Somehow, my brain can pull me apart and put me back together again<p>You’re staring straight ahead. Somehow your awareness peels away from you, in slow motion. It’s like you’ve cracked in two, and one half is facing the wrong way. …

Mind

The Return of the Middle American Radical

Add to Briefcase<p>John B. Judis<p>Oct. 2, 2015, 5 a.m.<p>In 1976, Don­ald War­ren—a so­ci­olo­gist from Oak­land Uni­versity in Michigan who would die two …

Political Science

'GOD' for Atheists (and an Expanded, Scientific Definition of God for Everyone Else)

As many celebrate the Christmas season and the coming of a New Year, maybe there's a way we can, indeed, bring atheists and theists and the disparate factions and religions together on our little planet.<p>And, instead of focusing on the old definitions of "God", that many reject, or on how …

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

Mainstream Media

Study finds mechanism that causes normal cells to become cancerous

Researchers studying brain tumors said they have discovered a new biological mechanism that causes normal cells to become cancer cells, a finding that both challenges current treatment strategies and could lead to new approaches against the disease.<p>In a study published online Wednesday in the …

George RR Martin: our long obsession with Mars

The author behind Game of Thrones spent his childhood reading stories about Mars and hoping to write one himself. As new discoveries on the red planet capture the world’s attention, he surveys a rich Martian literature<p>Once upon a time there was a planet called Mars, a world of red sands, canals and …

Literature

Repsol to drill for oil in Amazon rainforest in Peru

Repsol has been given the go-ahead by Peru's ministry of energy and mines (MEM) to explore for oil in one "protected" and one proposed reserve in the north of the country in the remote Amazon rainforest bordering Ecuador.<p>According to an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the company's plans …

Ecuadorean Amazon oil slick heads towards Peru

An oil spill in the Ecuadorean Amazon is flowing downstream towards Peru and Brazil, heightening concerns about the impact of drilling in one of the world's last remaining wildernesses.<p>About 1.6m litres of crude was discharged into a tributary of the Amazon from the Trans-Ecuador pipeline, which …

Eco-tourism in Peru: engaging with communities and preserving the Amazon

An award-winning, for profit eco-tourism company is boosting the wages of the indigenous community and protecting biodiversity<p>Infierno – the Spanish world for Hell – is not, you might imagine, the ideal location to encounter a slice of Amazon biodiversity in the eco-friendly comfort of a five-star …

South America