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9 Books To Read If You Struggle With Anxiety

Managing anxiety can be a giant pain in the *ss. If you have social anxiety, for instance, then it can take a tremendous amount of effort to calm …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science | Inc.com

Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel better.<p>But science suggests there are a few serious flaws in that reasoning. One, not only does …

Happiness

Grow A Bacterial Zoo In A Bottle

How to build your own Winogradsky column<p>In the 1880s, Russian microbiologist Sergei Winogradsky sealed pond water, mud, and nutrients in a clear tube. The column gave rise to a diverse mix of pond bacteria, which organized into layers based on their energy sources: carbon, hydrogen, sulfur, or …

Biology

Watch a Scientist Demonstrate the Different Ways Venom Can Kill

Even if you don't know exactly how it works, you probably know that venom is something you don't want to mess with. The deadly substance can be found …

Zoology

Sugar and the Brain

Glucose, a form of sugar, is the primary source of energy for every cell in the body. Because the brain is so rich in nerve cells, or neurons, it is …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

Human breast milk protein could wipe out superbugs

Scientists hope the discovery will help tackle increasing antibiotic resistance<p>Scientists have developed an antibiotic from human breast milk that …

This Insane Fact About Store-Bought Eggs Is Going Viral

You definitely have NO IDEA how old your eggs are.<p>Everyone has a little-known secret up their sleeve when it comes to grocery shopping — like time-saving tactics, coupon-clipping strategies, or meal planning systems to reduce waste. But did you know that the eggs you're picking up in the dairy …

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Creativity

Toxoplasma Parasite Alters Host's Personality and Brain Behavior

<b>Melbourne researchers have discovered how a common parasite hijacks host cells and stockpiles food so it can lie dormant for decades, possibly</b> …

Neuroscience

Drinking Milk Is Linked to Parkinson’s Disease: Study

Studies have found a connection between the consumption of dairy products and a higher risk of developing Parkinson disease, the neurodegenerative …

7 Questions to Ask Yourself If You're Constantly Anxious

The other day my friend asked if I could broach the subject of emotional wellbeing with her father. His generation is one where mental health awareness doesn't exist. She hoped that he'd have some peace from his long-standing anxiety, because he was suffering from a terminal illness. I had an hour, …

This Flexible Sensor Sticks To Your Skin And Measures Your Blood Flow

To better monitor diseases that may affect how blood flows<p>The blood coursing through your arteries and veins bring necessary nutrients to organs throughout the body as well as take waste away. But conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, and certain types of inflammation can limit blood flow to …

Nanotech

A daily capsule of probiotic bacteria may help people cope with anxiety and memory problems

Those who took the bug-bearing capsules for a month reported less stress and anxiety, and had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the morning, than when they took a placebo instead.<p>Those on probiotics also fared better on memory tests that required them to pair objects together, such as …

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Your Body Is Surrounded by Clouds of Skin and Fart Bacteria

Everywhere you go, in everything you do, you are surrounded by an aura of microbes. They drift down from your hair when you scratch your head, they …

Here are 5 things you may regret at the end of your life, from a nurse who works with the dying.

You might think watching people die would depress a person. It actually taught her how to live.<p>Bronnie Ware spent years as a palliative care nurse, …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

All parts of our body age. And our brain does too. We’ve all witnessed the natural deterioration of brain functions in older relatives. …

Everything You Need To Know About Parenting In 12 Jim Gaffigan Quotes

Comedian Jim Gaffigan will have you laughing and nodding as he riffs on the world of parenting.<p>If you’re like most parents, when your kid’s first …

Parenting

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend | Inc.com

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …

Self-improvement

Alzheimer’s may have been transmitted via injections, researchers say

Other scientists say more evidence is necessary<p>During the autopsies of eight people with a rare brain disease, doctors found something unexpected: evidence of Alzheimer's disease-like changes in the brains of six of those patients. That's especially odd, since the people were between ages 36 and 51 …

Didn't Sleep Much Last Night? 10 Ways to Function Today.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published September 9, 2015.</i><p>Need to get a better night's sleep so you can work harder tomorrow? It will happen to you at some point: The kids kept you up all night. You toss and turn until 4 a.m. because you’re …

Alzheimer's disease may be caught through medical accidents

University College London study finds it is theoretically possible to become infected through blood transfusion, brain surgery or root canal operation<p>Alzheimer's disease may be transmissible through blood transfusions and medical accidents in the same way as Creuzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD), …

Engineered yeast turns sugar into painkiller - Futurity

Around the world, 5.5 billion people lack access to painkillers. Genetically engineered yeast that makes hydrocodone out of sugar could address the …

Pain

25 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Alan Watts

A world renowned philosopher, writer and speaker, Alan Watts has left behind many works on personal identity, the true nature of reality, and the …

Alan Watts

Reluctant confessions of a happy mother (also titled: No, having a child isn’t worse than divorce)

Before having a baby, I read the doomsday articles and considered myself forewarned. I knew that parenthood would be challenging, exhausting and promised no immediate gratification. When I found out I was pregnant, I braced myself, expecting a few very tough and unhappy years ahead.<p>At the risk of …

Parenting

It's Official, No One Uses "LOL" Anymore

Except for maybe your parents.<p>In today's edition of breaking "news" that's not new to you at all, nobody uses "LOL" anymore. Well, to be precise, just 1.9 percent of Facebook users claims to be laughing out loud, which means the acronym is on the verge of extinction.<p>Scientists at Facebook studied …