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30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

Depression

Messages from Beyond the Grave

Is it “Art imitates life,” or “Life imitates art”? I can never remember. Either way, the sudden revelation where an “art” experience uncannily …

Book Review: The Consolations of Mortality

One of the distinguishing features of Homo Sapiens, supposedly, is that we possess the awareness of our own inevitable death. Of course, we don't …

Fear the Strong Man Saving Us from Death

Terror Management Theory (TMT) is a branch of psychology that has arisen out of the work of social anthropologist Ernest Becker and his book, "The …

Celebrate Your Freedom From These 4 Tired Content Marketing Tactics

Freedom is an expression that you’ll hear a lot this week as we celebrate America’s independence. Our forefathers had a vision for a country that …

Everything you need to know about full-stack marketing

With everything from social media to video production, where should you start investing your attention? Take a look at the following marketing …

Here’s the one thing you have to understand to be an internet writer

I EDIT FOR A LOT OF ASPIRING internet travel writers, and I can usually tell which book it was that first made them think, “Hey… being a travel …

Writing

Disposing of the Dead

The current population of the Earth is about 7.4 billion. We'll hit 9 billion by 2040. The current annual death rate is estimated at nearly 12 …

Taking Control of Your End Time

With the detection of actual gravitational waves predicted by Einstein's General Theory of Relativity one might think science and human ingenuity …

Video

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>England knocked out of World Cup by Croatia<p>Kieran Trippier put England ahead …

Slow Cooker Meals

The appeal of a slow cooker is obvious: throw some ingredients into your pot in the morning and come home at night to a hot, ready-to-eat meal. <b><br>How</b> …

9 crazy things that could happen after the singularity, when robots become smarter than humans

Futurists say that our destiny will be shaped by the Singularity, the moment when artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence.<p>Scholars don't agree on the details, but they say it will happen between 30 and 1000 years from today, with most predicting it will emerge in the next century.<p>It …

Why we all need to see death and decay

The notion of ‘human remains’ can disturb, but as a custodian of anatomical specimens, I think it’s important to understand death: it’s a big part of life<p>Human Remains.<p>Two words, innocuous when apart but when placed together conjure up any number of negative scenarios. Perhaps it’s because …

The Music of Dying

<i>"Good night, sweet prince,</i><i><br>And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!"</i> Hamlet, William Shakespeare<p>Just when you think you've heard everything about …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

In What Should We Have Faith?

The New York Times recently had a feature about a young woman (Kim Suozzi) who knew she was dying of brain cancer and opted for the faint hope of …

Blog

Grieving Beyond Belief<p>When a loved one dies we experience grief and we find ways to deal with it. Our friends and family try to comfort us, help us …

The 20 best Italian recipes: part 1

Liven up your home cooking with pasta and meat recipes from top chefs including Giorgio Locatelli, all selected by Observer Food Monthly<br>• Part 2 of this series launches tomorrow<p>Serves 4<b><br>plain flour</b> 4 tbsp<b><br>sea salt and freshly ground black pepper</b><b><br>kid goat</b> <b>or lamb</b> 1kg, cut into large chunks (about 6 x …

Almond Meal Crusted (Baked!) Chicken Nuggets

Recipes

More evidence that near death experiences are related to brain activity, not the supernatural

It’s long been suspected that what we describe as near death experiences (NDEs) may be related to processes in the brain that create a flurry of …

The 20 best recipes in the history of The Splendid Table, chosen by you

We gave you 50 recipes that have been popular on our website and asked you to vote for your favorite. The votes have been counted.<p>Some of the recipes …

13 Places In Italy Every Wine Lover Needs To Put On Their Bucket List

5 minute Read<p>Sure France is a great place to visit for a wine lover, but we’d argue that no place is more magical and transporting than a trip to …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

A Healthy Take on Steak (with Wine)

The secret? Serve it with plenty of veggies and a spicy green sauce.<p><i>These healthy recipes are all created to pair with wine (which has 120 to 150</i> …

How to Braise Meat without a Recipe (Seriously!)

By Bon Appétit<p>Learn the basics of braising and you can transform even the toughest cut of meat into a tender, succulent masterpiece. Here's how to braise meat—no recipe necessary.<p>Real talk: You don't need a recipe to make the braise of your dreams. Not that there's anything wrong with following a …

Cooking

End of Life Care Its Not Medical Its Personal

When we hear that we have a terrible illness that will shorten our life, it’s personal.<p>When we learn about the benefits and trade-offs of the tests …

Physiotherapy

TEDx talk: How the organic movement became anti-GMO

TEDx