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Anhedonia: Why does nothing feel good anymore?

Anhedonia, or the inability to feel pleasure during pleasurable activities, occurs as a part of a number of conditions. It is also considered a …

Neuroscience

Trying to lose weight? Telling yourself it's hard might help

Losing weight is hard. It's super hard. In fact, it is so hard that I'm not even sure this article will help, but it's worth a try. There, you have …

Fitness

Common food preservative may help to treat schizophrenia

A new randomized trial from Taiwan shows that a common food preservative could enhance the effect of a schizophrenia drug, even in the case of people …

The Brain

How grape compounds can help to treat depression

A new study unravels the mechanism by which compounds found in grapes improve resilience to stress in mice and attenuate the brain changes linked …

Neuroscience

Could an existing drug halt Parkinson's disease?

Researchers have discovered a mechanism through which toxic protein clusters develop in the brain in Parkinson's disease. It may be treatable with …

Medical Research

Thinking positively about age could literally save you from developing dementia

The power of positive thought genuinely seems to have merit<p>I know, it sounds like a hokey proverb that you find hanging up on a plaque inside an …

Felix Dennis

Biotin Deficiency

Biotin and biotin deficiency<p>Biotin is one of the B complex vitamins. This group of vitamins is responsible for breaking down fat and carbohydrates …

Wellness

One Theory On the Real Causes of American Depression and Anxiety

'We speak to Johann Hari, author of a controversial new book, “Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression—and the Unexpected …

Depression

It's better to be single, according to science

Give Tinder a break and take yourself on a date tonight.<p>Being single has a handful of benefits, scientific research has found. Alone time is one of them.<p>Single people are more likely to not only embrace solitude, but benefit from it, recent studies have suggested.<p>Bella DePaulo, a psychologist at …

Psychology

Computers Can Now Tell What Songs You've Listened to Just by Using Brain Scans

What kind of wizardry is this.<p>It's not quite mind reading, but it's close: scientists have been able to identify songs people are listening to just …

Humanity

Recreated face of Queen Nefertiti sparks 'whitewashing' race row

What was supposed to be a historical reconstruction project, showing the face of King Tut's biological mother Queen Nefertiti for the first time, has turned sour, amid accusations of whitewashing.<p>The Travel Channel, as part of its series "Expedition Unknown" with Josh Gates, will showcase 3-D …

Ancient History

Queen Nefertiti's skin tone controversy

A facial reconstruction of the ancient Egyptian queen is facing a backlash on social media because of its fair skin coloring.

CNN

Plum Islands Horrific Biohazards

Plum Island Lab | America's Most Secret: Structures

A rare peek inside Plum Island facilities

@LeeCamp @lilitica Have a look at all the weaponized diseases that were developed at Fort Derrick, MD and Plum Island, NY. #AnthraxAnyone #DrMarysMonkey https://t.co/1osq66adOh

This infographic shows how Mark Zuckerberg changed his position on Russian propaganda

It took a long time to get to this week’s disclosure by Facebook that up to 150 million Americans may have been exposed to Russian propaganda. Just days after Trump’s victory in the election last November, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it was “crazy” to think that fake news shared on the platform …

DARPA's new brain device increases learning speed by 40%

Cheap and Non-Invasive<p>New research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has successfully …

The Brain

Is it better to live on the moon or on Mars? A scientific investigation

Elon Musk wants humans to live on Mars. NASA wants, at the very least, to send some astronauts over to the Red Planet to check it out. But the Trump administration has recently signaled that it’s more interested in sending astronauts back to the moon.<p>As a space science professor, I believe this is …

Space Science

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates writers by …

Authors

The new midcentury modern

To meet demand, developers are bringing back the ‘midcentury’ home<p>The most iconic image of midcentury American architecture is arguably Julius Shulman’s photo of the glass-walled Case Study No. 22 house in Los Angeles, which appears to float weightlessly, almost magically above the city. The appeal …

Conscious Creates and Affects Reality — Ancient Wisdom Is Now Proven By Science

Does consciousness create the material world? Before we answer this question, it’s important to first go into what the material world is actually …

Quantum Mechanics

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 9 Things

Or do them all. They work. Science says so.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, but many people aren't (especially people who live in Burundi.)<p>So how can you be happier?<p>If you want to be happier, there's good news and bad. Unfortunately, approximately 50% of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is …

7 Insanely Powerful Lessons My Mentor Taught Me (Which I Didn't Realize Until Later)

This wisdom changed my life.<p>Having a mentor is more than an opportunity. A true mentorship is one filled with emotional investment--a desire in the mentor to see their knowledge manifest in another, and an ambition from the student to take each lesson to heart. In a true mentorship the student …

Motivation

Productivity Is All About Mastering These 4 Mental Tricks, According to Psychologists

This is what's standing between you and achieving what you want in life.<p>My family and I recently celebrated the life of my grandmother. While reminiscing, I ran across a yearbook from her senior year of high school. Next to everyone's picture was a section where they could indicate future ambitions …

Tony Robbins

The Hard Truth About Life That Will Set You Free

Embrace this truth and you'll live like never before.<p>One day, you will return to the source that created you. While this reality is an overwhelming concept, it is the secret power for many of the most successful people. Why? Accepting the reality that your life will end is the very thing that frees …

Motivation

Body of headless Jacobite clan chief exhumed to solve 270-year-old mystery

A grisly investigation has begun to establish whether a headless skeleton in a Highland mausoleum is that of a notorious 18th century clan chief.<p>Simon Fraser, the 11th Lord Lovat, a Jacobite sympathiser who backed Bonnie Prince Charlie, was executed in London in 1747.<p>His body was said to have …

Archaeology

Mysterious Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Actually Hides a Secret Underground Portal - PHOTOS

1/14<p>Mysterious Brooklyn Heights Brownstone - 58 Joralemon Street<p>Walking around Brooklyn Heights, it's hard not to find your gaze captivated by the …

United States

Technically Advanced Ancient Tribe Built Indus Valley Civilization

Researchers believe that what is now one of the most vulnerable tribes in central India built the ancient Indus Valley Civilization using unique …

Hinduism

German publishing sensation haunted by riddle of vanished author

Republication of Ernst Haffner's 1932 novel Blutsbrüder (Blood Brothers) focuses attention on mystery of its writer's fate<p>It is rare these days to turn to the back cover of a novel and not find a photograph of the author. It is even rarer to then discover that barely any information about the …