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'Cool' New Knee Procedure Eases Arthritis Pain Without Surgery

A new, non-invasive knee procedure could bring some relief for patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain, for whom surgery is not an option.<p>The treatment, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is called “cooled radio frequency ablation” and is a less drastic option for …

Pain

25 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

Spirituality

The Four Most Difficult Personalities and How to Handle Them | Inc.com

As a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, many clients seek my help handling difficult relationships. Although the old saying "it takes two to tango" is almost always true, often I am convinced that my client is not the one with the enduring problem. Instead, he or she is having a tough time dealing …

Psychology

How to escape the overthinking trap: stop judging yourself

The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts<p>Before Christmas I took a young relative to a jazz concert. The thought of it ruined his whole day. He scuffed around the house like an alt-right voter at a refugee …

Fake News

Why Iran Wants So Many Ballistic Missiles

Unlike Iran’s nuclear program, the country’s arsenal of ballistic missiles has received only scant scholarly attention. At best, some highly …

Alternative Treatments for Arthritis: What Works, What Doesn't

More than 91 million adults in the U.S. may have arthritis, according to a recent estimate—most commonly osteoarthritis, which causes joint damage …

Pain

11 Life Lessons From Buddha That Will Soothe Your Soul

Guatam Buddha is at the center of Buddhist teachings, and his words of wisdom have been passed down over the millennia through oral teachings and …

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com

There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, it's cerebral knowledge. This tends to build as you age, and is emphasized in most Western …

Meditation

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Deep South drought kills crops, threatens herds, dries lakes

ATLANTA (AP) — Six months into a deepening drought, the weather is killing crops, threatening cattle and sinking lakes to their lowest levels in years across much of the South.<p>The very worst conditions — what forecasters call "exceptional drought" — are in the mountains of northeast Alabama and …

Weather

How Britain is cashing in on the Middle East’s hunt for weapons

Human rights violations in Yemen by Saudi Arabia, the UK arms industry’s biggest customer, have thrown a stark light on the murky defence trade<p>Nursing glasses of champagne and grazing on canapés, around 1,000 guests gathered one evening last month at London’s Science Museum for a lavish reception …

Middle East

23 Affordable Vacations That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers

Where to go to stretch your dollar as far as possible.<p>Yes, you will probably have to pay more for your plane ticket than you would for a domestic flight. But if you choose your destination wisely, you could end up spending much less while you're there. (And you should always follow these tips for …

Why we feel emotions in our guts, and what microbes have to do with it

In the dark, oxygen-free zone of our large intestines, a vast community of life is flourishing. Scientists say there are more than 100 trillion microbes living there, and if you gathered them all together, they would weigh more than our brains.<p>In his new book, "The Mind-Gut Connection," Dr. Emeran …

100 Must-Read Short Story Collections

I discovered my love of short fiction in school. Novels are great, but for someone with zero patience (like me), a good short story is just what I …