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The Man Who Treated His OCD with Magic Mushrooms

On this episode, we talk to Adam Strauss, creator of the off-broadway show 'The Mushroom Cure', about his experience treating his mental health with psychedelics.<p>Adam Strauss was in his twenties when he first started noticing symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). He tried therapy, yoga, …

Mental Health

Aurora Day And True Night Vision Camera

Camera manufacturer SiOnyx has created a new day and truly night vision camera called the Aurora which is capable of allowing users to view and …

Gear & Gadgets

The happiest point in a marriage might be later than you think — here's why

It's baffling for some people to imagine choosing one person to spend the rest of your life with. People change over time, and there's no guarantee you'll grow in the right direction.<p>But despite being a rollercoaster, the happiest point in a couple's marriage has been shown to be later than you …

Happiness

This $17 Retinol Serum Has Over 1000 5-Star Reviews on Amazon

Today's new class of skincare products is a game of Pac-Man—between the ingredients, the devices, and the treatments, it's a maze to navigate, and …

Skin Care

5 Dermatologists Share the Best Eye Creams for Dark Circles, Plus Other Remedies

On a good day, a passerby probably wouldn't notice my dark circles; on a bad one… Let's just say that I've had multiple strangers approach me asking …

Skin Care

The Top TED Talks of 2018 So Far -- and What You Can Learn From Them

Check out seven compelling speeches that offer key takeaways.<p>Inspiration can take many forms, but oftentimes, we find it through other people. That spark can be lit by a colleague, a friend, an acquaintance or even a complete stranger, and that last one is what TED -- a nonprofit with a mission to …

Brainwaves

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

The Best Ways to Fight the Common Cold, According to a Doctor

The Best Ways to Fight the Common Cold, According to My Doctor Dad<p>Three words: sleep, hydration, and Vitamin C.<p>November 28, 2016<p>I am extremely …

Wellness

How to Fold 5 High-Flying Stunt Paper Airplanes

John Collins knows how to make a piece of paper go the distance. In 2012, he set the world record for the farthest flight for a paper aircraft. …

Crafting

Why Do Whales Get So Big? Science May Have an Answer.

Marine mammals have evolved their whopping size for a reason—and it's not what we expected.<p>Land mammals can get plenty big, but to find the planet’s true giants, you'll have to take to the seas.<p>In a new study, scientists show why that is. Marine mammals "have to find a happy medium between getting …

Animals

How to replace a paper notebook with your iPad

The iPad has replaced many things — it’s a TV, it’s a games console, it’s a book, it’s a (huge) camera, and it’s even a typewriter. But until recently, it hasn’t made a very good alternative to paper. But thanks to the Apple Pencil, and to iOS 11, that has changed. Now you can write and draw a note …

Apple Pencil

eBay’s 15% off sitewide sale is back on through 11PM tonight, here’s the details…

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p><i>Update: this deal was slated to go live at 4PM EST, but is already working on some deals. We’ll be rounding up the best offers in</i> …

Consumer Tech

Delta’s credit cards are excellent values right now — the welcome bonus alone can pay for a flight to Europe

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network.</i><p>One of the best ways to get a ton of frequent flyer miles or points quickly is by signing up for new credit cards and earning their sign-up bonuses. This is …

Personal Finance

23 One-Pan Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Sometimes called <i>miracle meals</i> (because they are), these one-pan dinners are a busy person's dream come true. Quick to assemble, quick to cook, and …

Healthy Eating

I've Been Using This Drugstore Moisturizer For 2 Years and I Refuse to Switch

<i>"Moisture is the essence of wetness. And wetness is the essence of beauty." — Derek Zoolander</i><p>The year was 2016. I was working on a piece about affordable night creams for women in their 20s, and I had just received a product that would change my beauty routine forever: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water …

Skin Care

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …

Books

HomeKit Weekly: Turning your old garage door into a Siri-controlled entrance

<i>HomeKit Weekly is a new series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework.</i><p>Getting into HomeKit can be a very costly endeavor when you start replacing locks, lights, and other accessories with connected versions. Fortunately, …

The dark reasons so many rich people are miserable human beings

It’s no picnic having a massive bank balance<p>Mo money, mo problems.<p>New research shows the richer we get, the less happy we become. A study, published …

What an ayahuasca retreat showed me about my life - Vox

What the psychedelic drug ayahuasca showed me about my life.<p>When I finally puked on the fourth night, I felt an odd sense of pride.<p>Inside the loud, stuffy ceremony room, people were laughing, crying, chanting, gyrating, and, yes, vomiting, around me. When my time finally comes, I think: Just aim …

Mind

Is Francis Mallmann the Most Interesting Chef in the World?

Yes, he's a famous chef, but not for any of his nine restaurants around the globe. Francis Mallmann is famous for being Francis Mallmann, an elusive, complex, honest man who does his own thing—in the kitchen and in life. And nowhere does his primal style of hospitality burn brighter than on his …

Sexual Harassment

Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why she thinks having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip …

TED Talks

More Women Are Exploring Sex Tourism—and I Was One of Them

We met her at one of the quieter bars in Hua Hin, the closest beach city to Bangkok, where women of various ages hung around pool tables in miniskirts and spiky heels, waiting for their next client to choose them. It was Valentine’s Day.<p>With long, black, shiny hair and dark skin, Dao was older and …

Dominican Republic

Ways women say no, non verbal signals, and how to ask if they’re enjoying sex

The Aziz Ansari allegations recently shared by Babe, and the ensuing conversation around the situation, have painted a disappointing picture of what …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative | Inc.com

Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the power of music to be more creative.<p>Researchers at Radboud University split …

Creativity

29 Wild McDonald's Menu Items You Can't Get In The US

Brb, booking my next trip.

McDonald's

How to Perfectly Shape Your Eyebrows

We’ve come a long way from the plucked-into-oblivion era and the waxed-into-ambiguity chapter of eyebrows, thank our lucky stars. Gloriously full, …

Makeup

These Home Remedies Will Help You Grow Your Receding Gums

Taking care of the gums and teeth forms a crucial part of the maintenance of overall health. Poor health of the gums or teeth is associated …

The Reasons You Need to Drink Warm Salt Water Every Morning

The consumption of Sole (natural salt-water solution) has been shown to remedy health in a variety of ways. Here are 7 reasons you may want to …

I Tried Coconut Oil Pulling For A Week & Here's Why I'm Sticking With It

Coconut oil is one of those wonder substances that seems to have almost as many purported benefits as the natural water and air we drink and breathe …

Eye Makeup

This super-simple (and free) airport hack lets you skip the line at US Customs

I love a good healthy travel hack as much as the next person—whether it’s ways to stay hydrated on an airplane, catch some zzz’s (even in coach), or …

New York City