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27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Salt raises blood pressure, but our gut bacteria can stop it

It's a known fact that too much salt can increase blood pressure. But new research brings gut bacteria into the mix, and some good news along with …

A healthy gut means healthy aging

Extremely healthy seniors appear to have the same bacterial composition in their guts as healthy 30-year-olds, shows new research.<p>The new study was …

You Asked: Why Am I So Bloated?

Your waistband is digging into your belly, and your gut feels like you swallowed a balloon that failed to pop. Many of us experience bloating from …

Holistic Medicine

The most Googled questions about contraception answered

What contraception is best for you?<p>Contraception is a tricky one.<p>It shouldn’t be, given that it’s 2017 and the pill was first introduced in 1961 (only to married women, mind you) but despite school sex education, our own experiences and conversations with our mums and friends, plenty of women and …

Feeling anxious? Your gut bacteria might be to blame

All of us experience anxiety at one point or another; whether down to a job interview or a first date, that nervous feeling in the gut often takes …

Microbiology

The Science of Self-Control: 6 Ways to Develop Greater Willpower and Discipline | Inc.com

Self-control. Willpower. Determination. Perseverance. Doing what you need to do, day after day, with total focus and resolve...that's how you succeed. And that's why we all want to develop greater willpower and self-control. Willpower, determination, and resilience help successful people keep …

Self-improvement

Interactive Periodic Table Shows the Uses of Every Element

The Periodic Tables of Everything<p>Explore the Best Brews of 2016 With This Interactive Periodic Table of Beer<p>This Table of Exercises Shows You How to …

Periodic Table

Drinking More Coffee Is Associated With a Longer Life, New Studies Show

Load us up!<p>There's something truly magical about a cup of coffee. A steaming cup in the morning can help you face the day, a sweating glass of iced …

Coffee

Your Brain Will Start To Eat Itself After Chronic Sleep Deprivation

"Think about how difficult focusing and reasoning becomes after a night spent awake"<p>Workaholics who regularly pull all-nighters aren’t just burning …

Neuroscience

A Zen master explains why it's useless to try to "silence the mind"

Have you ever tried to “silence the mind” in order to achieve peace and tranquility?<p>It’s very common advice from mindfulness practitioners to quieten …

Harvard Neuroscientist: Meditation Reduces Stress and Literally Changes Your Brain

<i>Futurism only supports products that we use and love. The Gravity Blanket is one of those products. A subsidiary of Futurism launched this product</i> …

Mindfulness

How to Breathe Your Way to Inner Calm

<b>“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” ~Etty Hillesum</b><p>Today I’d like to discuss something …

Artery-clogging saturated fat myth debunked

Among doctors and the public alike, there is a popular belief that dietary saturated fat clogs up the arteries and results in coronary heart disease. …

Who Is In Charge In A Relationship, Men Or Women? Power And Money Are Deciding Factors

When it comes to power in romantic relationships, men are often cast as dominant and women as deferential. But working against this are caricatures …

Low-dose penicillin in early life induces long-term changes in murine gut microbiota, brain cytokines and behavior

Altmetric: 376<p>Citations: 8<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Sophie Leclercq<br>• , Firoz M. Mian<br>• , Andrew M. Stanisz<br>• , Laure B. Bindels ORCID: …

Neuroscience

20 Profound Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Ever heard of Hakuin Ekaku? If not, then you’re in for a major treat of wisdom today.<p>Ekaku lived in Japan in the 1700s and is considered one of the …

Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

According to a report by <i>The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't pick...just...one).<p>It's <i>autonomy</i>.<p>The report defines autonomy as: "the feeling that your life, …

Employee Engagement

The Truth About Karma and How to Use it as a Guiding Force in Life

Just about everyone’s heard of karma. Some people think it’s almost fate. But have you ever stopped to think what Karma really means?<p>The truth is, …

Use a Mind Map To Figure Out What You Want to Do With Your Life

GIF<p>We’ve talked before about using mind maps as a means to kickstart creativity, but former Google career coach Jenny Blake suggests using one to …

A Stanford University psychologist’s elegant three-step method for creating new habits

If you hate the monotony of running on the treadmill, but drag yourself to the cardio room daily, believing self-torture will eventually become a habit—that’s not heroic; it’s bad design.<p>According to B.J. Fogg, a psychologist and researcher at Stanford University who has studied behavior change for …

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known for Ages: There Is No Constant Self

Evan Thomson, a researcher from the University of British Colombia, has confirmed that the Buddhist teaching of a constantly changing self is …

17 skills everyone should learn in their 20s

Your 20s can be a confusing time.<p>You might not be in school anymore, but you still have plenty to learn before you're a fully functioning …

Be happy, not mindful

As post-Trump anxiety rates go through the roof, it’s time for less introspection and more social engagement<p>“Happiness comes from within,” declare a thousand advice blogs and books, fridge magnets and Facebook memes. Or “withinwards” as my local yoga studio prefers to call it.<p>The idea that …

Mental Health

A Brown professor compiled 30 essential tips for succeeding in graduate school

These gems aren’t mine, really. Facebook friends and colleagues have helped me to write this list. But I did rank the first ten.<p><b>Top ten</b><p>1. Remember: there are no non-professional interactions.<p>2. Fundamentals matter. Practice your talks until they flow. Do some editorial work. Volunteer. Wear clean …

Graduate School

The 25 Best Movies of 2016, and Where to Watch Them

It’s been a tough year for some of us, but its been a <i>fantastic</i> year for film. These incredible dramas, musicals, documentaries, and sci-fi thrillers …

HOW TO FIND YOUR PURPOSE | ANIMATED

The 10 game-changing wellness tips that you’ll definitely want to follow come 2017

Even if you’re not a resolutions person, the end of the year inevitably heralds in some serious self-reflection—along with a few ideas about what you …

How to save at least 32,000 lives each year: Replace male doctors with female ones

Doctors from Harvard have an intriguing suggestion for saving 32,000 lives each year: Make sure all senior citizens who wind up in the hospital are treated by female doctors.<p>After examining the medical records of<p>Medicarepatients from across the country, the Harvard researchers calculated that …