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The only 5 lifestyle changes you need to make to get fit and healthy, according to Ayurveda

The only 5 lifestyle changes you need to make to get fit and healthy, according to Ayurveda<p>Last week, I thought of myself as a reasonably healthy …

Alternative Medicine

This Part Of Your Birth Chart Reveals Your Deepest Wounds & Why They're There

You know that hole in your heart you can't seem to fill? That sadness that washes over you without warning? It's been there since you can remember, …

Spirituality

Scientists are getting closer to learning why ketamine helps depression

In 2018, it seems like ketamine is everywhere – even Katie “Ketty” Hopkins is in on it. And perhaps there's good reason: scientists have found yet more evidence that suggests it could be the next big anti-depressant.<p>The powerful general anaesthetic was developed during the 60s, originally intended …

PAVE

To Orgy or Not to Orgy

How to Recognize an Orgy<p><b>EUGENE, SIR:</b> I just got invited to a “clothing-optional” party but don’t have any idea what that means. They say women can be …

Sexuality

Anxious People Focus on Negative Cues That Others Don't

It's an ingrained habit—but one you can teach yourself to break.<p>Let’s pretend for a moment you’re giving a presentation in a room full of very important people. You want their feedback—ideally, some sign of positive approval—because you know you’re being evaluated.<p>You look to a person in the front …

Psychology

Autism Shares Brain Signature with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Gene expression patterns in the brains of people with autism are similar to those of people who have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, according to …

Neuroscience

A New Drug Could Treat Herpes Simplex-1 Virus More Effectively Than Ever

A potentially groundbreaking new treatment for herpes could be nigh, according to a recent study conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The study, which is detailed in the journal <i>Science Translational Medicine,</i> reports that researchers have discovered that a drug molecule known as …

Medicine

How orgasmic meditation is changing male attitudes to sex

Orgasmic meditation is a slightly out there, slightly taboo, and very feminine-focussed practice which is growing in popularity in Britain. Here's …

Meditation

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Consciousness

How to cope with the unique grief of losing a pet

The relationships you have with your pets are different than any other relationship in your life. While your differing views on politics or your last …

Emotions

8 Everyday Habits That Could Trigger a Panic Attack

What is a panic attack?There’s a big difference between feeling nervous and having a full-blown panic attack. “A panic attack is a sudden state of …

Panic Attacks

‘Altered Carbon’ Puts Sex and Nudity Front And Center To Make A Surprising Moral Point

<b>**SPOILER WARNING: This piece discusses major spoilers from all ten episodes of Altered Carbon, including the ending.**</b><p>So Netflix‘s new show <i>Altered</i> …

Streaming

When Panic Attacks Shrank My World

I still don’t understand how it happened. I had some sort of mental breakdown a year and a half ago. The “breakdown” was an intense dissociative …

Mental Health

Why do so many Destiny players seem to love Monster Hunter World all of a sudden?

There’s been a notable amount of Monster Hunter talk on the Destiny Reddit over recent months. Sometimes, it’s come as part of discussions between …

Monster Hunter

Charcoal is the secret to a cleaner mouth with the Burst toothbrush

It will be a lot easier to stop lying to your dentist about how often you’re brushing your teeth when you have a toothbrush that can better help you …

Dental Care

The Physiology Behind Generalized Anxiety Disorder

From your sweaty brow to your pounding heart to the churning in your gut, the physical symptoms of anxiety make it hard to sleep, eat or concentrate, …

Depression

7 Polyamory Myths It's Time to Stop Believing

There’s a typical romance trajectory most of us grew up believing in: Date around a little, find The One, settle into a committed and monogamous relationship, and live happily ever after (while maintaining a sizzling hot sex life, naturally). But as anyone who’s ever dated before can attest, that’s …

Relationships

13 of the Best CBD Products We're Obsessed With — You Need to Try These ASAP

Whether you want to sleep better, relieve chronic anxiety, or reduce pain and inflammation, CBD is a natural wonder. And if you're not already as obsessed as we are with this plant-based supplement, we guarantee you will be soon. Try any of these marvelous products — from edible goodies to topical …

Skin Care

The Outbound Journal

Manuka Honey Benefits, Uses, and Where to Buy It

We all know honey is sweet, but did you know it has some pretty sweet perks for your health?<p>Manuka honey, made by bees who pollinate New Zealand’s …

Alternative Medicine

The Real Causes Of Depression Have Been Discovered, And They're Not What You Think

Across the Western world today, if you are depressed or anxious and you go to your doctor because you just can’t take it any more, you will likely be told a story. It happened to me when I was a teenager in the 1990s. You feel this way, my doctor said, because your brain isn’t working right. It …

Kaiser Permanente

21 Wild Group Sex Fantasies People Actually Have

Threesomes and foursomes and moresomes, oh my.<p>Keep in mind: Your sexual fantasies are not bad or shameful. It's perfectly natural to fantasize about some wild scenarios — even ones that you have no desire or intention to carry out IRL.<p>Here are what some other people are fantasizing about:<p>A …

Sexuality

Relationship experts say these are the 8 red flags to look out for when you start dating someone — and some are surprisingly common

Any new relationship is full of challenges. You're getting to know someone, and there's no telling when something might happen to burst the bubble of your new romance.<p>In general, it's fun learning all there is to know about someone who used to be a stranger. But sometimes, there will be signs that …

Psychology

Inside the ‘XXX Oscars’: How a panel of judges picks porn’s biggest winners

A human woman falls in love with a fish-man and they have passionate sex. That’s a partial synopsis of Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” …

Guillermo del Toro

Ketamine could prove useful in treatment of severe social anxiety

The first placebo-controlled study of ketamine’s effect on social anxiety disorder has provides more evidence that the anesthetic could be helpful in …

Neuroscience

The Secret to Staying Healthy (Even When You Don't Feel Like It)

Lately, my oldest son—who is three years old—has come up with a new favorite retort whenever I ask him to do something: "I'm not in the mood."<p>It’s …

Self-improvement

This Breakthrough in Tractor Beam Tech Could Pave The Way to Levitating Humans

We're excited.<p>In a sci-fi feeling first, engineers at the University of Bristol used the world's most powerful acoustic tractor beam to demonstrate …

Physics

‘I assumed it was all my fault’: the adults dealing with undiagnosed ADHD

It’s 30 years since the condition was recognised. It is most often associated with children, but more and more grownups are now being diagnosed. Does this help?<p>Michelle Beckett, a 44-year-old entrepreneur from Harrogate, always knew she was different. But, like many women who suffer from attention …

Try This Yoga Trick to Realign Your SI Joint & Relieve Lower Back Pain

Ever felt a niggling pain to one side of your lower back? The asymmetrical poses we do in yoga can put stress on the sacroiliac (SI) joint, which …