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Earth - The strange fate of a person falling into a black hole

<i>This was the most-read story on BBC Earth in 2015. Here is another chance to read it.</i><p>It could happen to anyone. Maybe you're out trying to find a new habitable planet for the human race, or maybe you're just on a long walk and you slip. Whatever the circumstances, at some point we all find …

Black Holes

8 Simple Eye Exercises To Keep Your Eyes Healthy

We exercise our arms, legs, abs, and even our behinds, but have you ever thought of exercising your eyes? Any eye doctor will tell you that it is …

How to Stop Your Mind From Racing in the Middle of the Night

Are you gifted with the ability to doze off instantly every night, sleeping until the moment—or just before—your alarm goes off? No? Then you can …

Self-help

Yoga Nidra: The Key to Better Sleep?

According to Ananda’s head of yoga, Kirit Thacker, one session of the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, which means, “psychic sleep,” is equivalent to …

Yoga

When Your Lover Really Becomes Your Partner

This is for the boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife who lit the spark that will warm your heart forever. It's for the lover that really and truly became your partner; the person who changed everything.<p>It's not a single moment. There isn't a magical strike of lightning to your heart indicating …

Relationships

Everyone is an Addict

We live in the age of addiction. It is a time of unbridled desire and reckless overconsumption. Addicts seem to be everywhere. We point our fingers …

Drug Addiction

'Unbroken Brain' Offers New Insights On Addiction

From the start of Maia Szalavitz's englightening, insightful and informative new book on addiction titled <i>Unbroken Brain,</i> I had the feeling that I was being reminded of truths that I'd once known but that I and others, as if through a kind of collective amnesia, had somehow forgotten.<p>Thinking about …

Mental Health

The answer to treating drug and alcohol addiction may be far simpler than you think

The answer is far simpler than you might think, at least according to neuroscience journalist and author Maia Szalavitz, whose new book, "Unbroken Brain," throws water on most of the modern assumptions that plague our understanding of drug and alcohol addiction.<p>Addiction, she writes, is not a …

Mental Health

10 Thai Recipes to Make This Summer - One Green Planet

Think about Thai food and your mind pictures crunchy, fresh vegetables, fragrant, warm spices and the amazing flavors of peanuts, coconut, ginger, …

The Difference Between Romantic Love and True Love

<i>Love Locks of Prague</i> <i>by Sezín Koehler.</i><p>Growing up and beyond I was obsessed with films featuring true love found and lost amidst uncontrollable circumstances. I'd stay up into early morning hours, crying over these tragedies and wondering if one day I'd have a love so great that it would consume me …

Relationships

The American Hiking Trails You Must Do Before You Die

Shutterstock<p>Panorama Trail<p><b>Where it is:</b> Yosemite National Park, CA<b><br>Distance:</b> 8.5 miles<br>Have your GoPro ready—you're definitely going to want to capture …

How much sex should you be having?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are you having enough sex? You might have wondered if you should up your bedroom activity after reading about other couples' resolutions to have sex every day or about all the health benefits of getting horizontal.<p>In what might be welcome news for everyone exhausted from work and frazzled …

Marlon Brando

This is what you're doing wrong with produce

Many of my clients assume they should be eating fresh, raw produce to reap the most health perks possible. But the reality is, several studies have debunked conventional wisdom about the best ways to store, prep, and cook fruits and veggies. Check out these science-backed tips for getting the most …

Nutrition

7 Essential Qualities Of True, Lasting Love

Love can be called a feeling. But love is also work. It requires action, intention, and openness to sustain love over years or decades. As a student …

Science Says Eat More Avocados, So Here's a Delicious Recipe for Salmon with Avocado Crema

As if we needed another reason to love the little green superfood avocado, recent studies have found that in addition to decreasing the risk of heart …

Seafood

What It Was Like Being a Test Subject in One of the Earliest LSD Experiments

Doctors and nurses in the province used to be tripping out all the time. Now years later, LSD as medicine could be back.<p>It was a pleasant summer afternoon when Kay Parley put on a blue gingham dress she had made for herself before walking to a small cottage in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada, where …

Mental Health

3tags.org

How Sci-Fi Invented the Superman Memory Crystal

From Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, to Jedi Holocrons, to… your office?<p>Here’s the dilemma: you want to store something big, like, <i>entire King James Bible</i> big, for, say, a billion years. What do you do? Researchers at the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Center have an answer. …

Science Fiction

3tags.org

We've Detected Gravitational Waves, So What?

We now live in a universe that we know is humming with gravitational waves -- why is that important?

Gravitational Waves

Everything you always wanted to know about sex (and weren’t afraid to ask)

Desire, arousal and pain: psychotherapist Pamela Stephenson Connolly answers the questions most commonly asked by readers of the Sexual Healing column<p><b>Where has my sexual desire gone, and how do I get it back?</b><p>Sexual desire is normal for most people. The urge itself is a complex combination of …

Communication Skills

The Secret to True Love According to Three Old Grandmas

"I absolutely think you can find 'the love of your life,'" says 71-year-old Honey. "But yes, love is just as scary when you're old as it is when you're young."<p>At 28, I've finally started to feel like a grown-up. When I was in my early 20s, I dated sleazy photographers or DJs who never introduced me …

Relationships

We Asked For Love Advice From Couples Married For More Than 50 Years

We wanted to find the secret to a long and happy marriage, so we asked the experts.<p>For this Valentine's Day, BuzzFeed met people who have been married for more than 50 years to discuss love and hear their advice for young people.<p>Jack first met Mina when he visited her and her sister. “He came into …

Want good sex? Get married

While my mid-20s peers are playing the field and avoiding commitment, I’m married and thrilled to find the frisson hasn’t fizzled out. Anything but – and it’s all thanks to the three Cs<p>Let’s play a word-association game. If I say the word marriage, what comes to mind? Hot, steamy sex and …

Relationships

6 Reasons Being In Love Is The Absolute Worst

Of all the emotions in the human experience, love has got to be the weirdest. This roller coaster of wonderful highs and lows has been called "one of the most studied and least understood areas of psychology."<p>Below are six reasons you should avoid love at all costs. Forever. Period. (Or not, if …

Relationships

Here's what a master true-crime documentary maker thinks of 'Making A Murderer'

A drifter named Randall Adams was convicted of the crime largely thanks to the eyewitness testimony of the other prime suspect in the murder, a teenager named David Harris.<p>Adams had hitched a ride with Harris and spent the evening with him at a drive-in. Later that night, Wood pulled over Harris' …

Crime

5 Shortcuts To Bonding Deeply With a Romantic Partner

How do you get to crazy love — or get crazy love back when it’s gone away?<p>Forget the silly relationship books, let’s look at the real science and get …

Staten Island

A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

Paranormal

How to Deal With a Narcissist: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are …

Narcissism

Daily Meditation: Awakening From A Dream

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's post features a love poem by Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. "The Dream" reminds us that …

Meditation