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'Finding Your Passion' Is an Ineffective Way to Live Your Life, Say Scientists

So much for eat, pray, love.<p>When Steve Jobs delivered his commencement speech to Stanford University’s class of 2005, he instructed them to find …

Psychology

Connection between stress and autoimmune disease affirmed by massive 30-year study

A massive study spanning 30 years of data and examining a cohort of over one million people has found a strong association between persons suffering …

Autoimmune Diseases

Oregon՚s natural wonders – the perfect playground for outdoor adventurers

Take a dive in America’s deepest lake, go boarding down sand dunes or hike up a volcano – whatever you choose, let Oregon’s striking landscapes be the backdrop to your next outdoor adventure<p>Oregon makes big claims in the scenery department – and what’s more, it spectacularly lives up to them. This …

Hiking

Education could be changed forever after discovery of learning biomarker

It is safe to say that we never remember everything we learned at school, whether it be a language you haven’t spoken since you left, or the context …

The Brain

The End of Owning Music: How CDs and Downloads Died

If you visited Austin’s Waterloo Records recently, you might have noticed a construction project that was unthinkable not so long ago: The …

Music

Are Space And Time Quantized? Maybe Not, Says Science

Throughout the history of science, one of the prime goals of making sense of the Universe has been to discover what’s fundamental. Many of the things we observe and interact with in the modern, macroscopic world are composed of, and can be derived from, smaller particles and the underlying laws …

Quantum Mechanics

Psychedelic Drugs May Help the Brain Repair Itself, Study Finds

In recent years, psychedelic party drugs such as LSD and MDMA have been studied by scientists for their potential ability to treat mental health …

Neuroscience

Parkinson’s disease may be caused by virus that kills gut bugs

Parkinson’s disease could be triggered by a virus that kills a “good” form of bacteria in the gut. This may lead to a chain reaction of damaged …

Microbiology

14 'Harmless' Comments People Said That Were Actually Psychologically Damaging

We’ve all heard hurtful or invalidating comments at some point in our lives.<p><i>14 ‘Harmless’ Comments People Said That Were Actually Psychologically Damaging was published on The Mighty by Juliette Virzi.</i><p>We’ve all heard hurtful or invalidating comments at some point in our lives. If you live with a …

Mental Health

Why You'll Want to Change Your Socks After Airport Security

There’s only one thing that Mack, an emergency-room doctor in a major US city, always makes sure he brings with him to the airport, in addition to …

Microbiology

This Ghost Town Was Swallowed Up by Nature and Now It's an Eerily Beautiful Hiking Destination

Man and nature are often portrayed at odds with each other: As skyscrapers go up, trees come down. But sometimes the world has different plans. After …

Ghost Towns

Steer Clear Of These 5 Sneaky Things On Vacation If You Don’t Want To Get Sick

When you're about to go on vacation, the literal last thing you want to happen is to catch a nasty cough the day before you leave. Even worse, there …

Immune System

This Timelapse Through Botswana Will Make You Want to Book a Spontaneous Safari

See how incredible taking a safari through Botswana can be.<p>Botswana is a wildlife lover’s paradise, with national parks and reserves covering more …

Wildlife

A leading psychiatrist’s history of depression helps shape his treatment of young people

When Mike Shooter was in medical school, he suffered the first of what he calls “thunderous depressions.” More followed. Shooter’s efforts to come to grips with these experiences has made him acutely aware of what young people with mental-health problems endure and forged his career as a preeminent …

Mental Health

Heidi M. Sosik is an ocean scientist who uses tools like lasers and robotic cameras to figure out how tiny organisms in the ocean affect our whole planet.

Why you should listen<p>Heidi M. Sosik is a scientist, inventor and explorer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where she holds the Stanley W. …

Earth Science

Free and Low Cost Business Ideas for Teens

Teens are less likely than ever to get an after-school job. In fact, a survey by the Pew Research Center found that fewer than 20 percent of teens …

Small Business

If 95 per cent of the Aztecs were killed by European diseases, why weren't Europeans killed by Aztec diseases?

Due to their more hygienic living conditions, the Aztecs may have carried less diseases than Europeans to begin with.<p>Debate has long raged over what …

Anthropology

Huge Dust Storm on Mars Hits NASA's Opportunity Rover

A massive dust storm on Mars has sidelined NASA's Opportunity rover, stalling the robot's science work as it waits out the still-growing tempest.<p>The …

Dust Storms

Lil Uzi, Chance, More Recreate Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III Cover

Lil Wayne’s 2008 album <i>Tha Carter III</i> celebrates its 10th anniversary today. As a tribute, Chance the Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert, Ty Dolla Sign, Migos, Young M.A., YG, and many others have recreated its iconic cover with their baby photos. Check out a sampling below. “When I heard <i>Tha Carter III</i>, I knew …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This new DNA test screens newborns for 1,800 diseases, but most parents don't want to know

DNA tests that check newborns for diseases are already mandated across the U.S., but a new study at Boston's Brigham and Women's hospital called "BabySeq" is taking it a step further.<p>This landmark genetic scan screens newborns for around 1,800 diseases, including breast cancer and genetic mutations …

Molecular Biology

Some of the Best Amtrak Train Routes

Traveling by train can be a lost art form in today’s travel world, but it shouldn’t be overlooked as a way to travel. We’re all in such a rush to get from point A to point B that we forget that soaking in the adventure along the way can be just as wonderful as the actual destination. Train travel …

Trains

Our brains need silence to make sense of things

The mind works hard in the moments between the noise.<p>The mind may seem to thrive on stimuli — the honking horns, the pixels percolating on this …

The Brain

Brain Recovery After Being Alcohol-Free

When people who drink alcohol heavily stop drinking, some of the brain damage that long-time alcohol use can cause may reverse and some memory loss …

Neuroscience

"Mind-boggling" Stanford research turns human blood cells into functional neurons

In breakthrough new research described as "somewhat mind-boggling," a team at Stanford University has developed a technique than can transform human …

Neuroscience

No one’s eating enough vegetables so broccoli coffee now exists

Yes, we all should be eating five to seven servings a day of fruits and vegetables, but do you know anyone who actually does that? Me neither. So in …

Nutrition

Horrifying Study Photos Show How Much Crap Can Build Up Inside Your Eyelids

Prepare to be scarred for life.<p>It happens to the best of us: You get to the end of a long day, and the last thing you want to do is go through your …

Ophthalmology

Earth's magnetic field is a ruthless, solar-wind-shredding machine

As Earth cruises through the black sea of space at about 67,000 mph (108,000 km/h), the planet's magnetic field pushes aside solar wind — the constant stream of plasma particles ejected by the sun — the same way the bow of a speeding motorboat pushes aside water. Scientists call this phenomenon …

Universe

Best Dog-Friendly Vacations on the West Coast

Because dogs. And vacation. And the beach. And love. Here are 8 irresistible dog-lover vacation spots in California, Oregon, and Washington.<p><b>Cannon</b> …

Pets

Why most people fail at writing blogs…

Writers, write to spread the message, to inspire others, to enlighten others life through their words.When you start to write blogs, you are excited, …

Creative Writing

Why Ireland's Wild Atlantic Coast Is Perfect For Your Next Roadtrip

It seems that Irish eyes really are smiling since there's never been a more enticing time to book a trip to this gem in the north Atlantic. Roughly …

Ireland