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Mind molding psychedelic drugs could treat depression, and other mental illnesses

It seems that psychedelics do more than simply alter perception. According to the latest research from my colleagues and me, they change the …

The 7 Best Foods for Fighting Inflammation

Some foods cause inflammation, but these may actually tamp it down.<p><i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> 100 Most Healing …

Wellness

All About the Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)

According to Aztec legend, the first axolotl (pronounced axo-LO-tuhl) was a god who changed his form in order to escape being sacrificed. The sneaky …

Zoology

Do Not Make the Mistake of Booking a One-Way International Flight — Here's Why

Have you ever dreamed of booking a one-way ticket abroad and never looking back? The thought of an indefinite adventure may seem thrilling, but in reality you're likely to run into trouble. Aside from the possibility of running out of funds or ending up stranded without a place to stay, you might …

11 Best Countries That Actually Love Having American Tourists

One of the strangest sensations when traveling abroad as an American is the heightened sense of your American-ness. That I’m-from-anywhere accent you …

The Dos and Don'ts of Amsterdam Coffeeshops

When visiting Amsterdam coffeeshops, which are local legal dispensaries for marijuana, there are few tips you should keep in mind. These dos and …

Cannabis Industry

Like Lemons? Quinoa? Thank This Food Explorer For Bringing Them To Your Plate

Botanist David Fairchild grew up in Kansas at the end of the 19th century. He loved plants, and he loved travel, and he found a way to combine both into a job for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.<p>At the age of 22, he created the Section of Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction of the USDA, and for …

Southern Africa

There’s a secret meaning behind Costco’s prices

Yes, yes, we love Costco. So we were both fascinated and impressed by this <i>Uproxx</i> exploration of the different meanings behind certain Costco price …

Shopping

The best sights and bites in Hong Kong: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Trek to the infinity pool near Tai O<p>For a beautiful day, start in the little fishing village of Tai O, trek around the lake and up towards a manmade pool nicknamed “infinity pool”. It’s not too long (around an hour) and has many beautiful views of the hills and sea – you can even spot …

Hong Kong

Travel Wisely With These Tips from Nineteenth Century Japan

There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding Youtuber Logan Paul and his childish antics while visiting the beautiful country of Japan. Well, if you …

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

This Brave Scientist Grew a Maggot Inside His Skin And We Can't Stop Watching

Warning: cannot be unseen.<p>When Piotr Naskrecki travelled to Belize in 2014, he found himself riddled with tiny parasites that had taken up residence …

Learning to embrace conflict as a part of startup culture

Eric Paley Contributor<p>Eric Paley is a managing partner at Founder Collective.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>When venture capital becomes vanity capital<br>• The plague of rationalization<p>A startup is a journey of questions with as yet unidentified answers. Most startups fail because they never find true …

Wavy to Zig-Zag Line Illusion Reveals the Importance of Corners in Perception

Corners are especially important because they provide a point where two lines meet. This is, of course, extremely useful for picking a spot where …

From an evolutionary perspective, does it make any sense to be nice?

Solving Darwin’s puzzle of kindness.<p>World Kindness Day is a global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. We are encouraged to perform acts of kindness such as giving blood, cleaning a communal microwave at work, or volunteering at a nursing home.<p>Of course, …

Psychology

A top psychologist says parents who argue tend to raise more creative kids

Kids exposed to conflict no doubt may carry emotional baggage into adulthood. But according to psychological research, there is a hidden upside to some conflict: It'll make you more creative.<p>"It turns out that highly creative adults often grow up in families full of tension. Not fistfights or …

University of Pennsylvania

You’ve got a lot of reading to do: Amazon releases Best Books of 2017 across multiple categories

It’s almost the end of the year, and if you still haven’t finished that pile of best beach books from the summer, you might want to transition to the …

WATCH: You Must See How This Florida Town Celebrates Christmas with Tradition and History

It’s time to stray from your coastal comfort zone and push into the heart of Florida until you reach a small town flanked by lakes and captured by …

Eerie footage shows what Fukushima looks like 6 years after the nuclear fallout

Two men are out to explore the abandoned, hidden, and forgotten parts of the world. They document their adventures on YouTube at "Explore the Unbeaten Path." Their latest adventure? A Fukushima ghost town.<p>They have released three videos of their time in Fukushima. You can watch their original …

Nuclear Energy

How cancer survival rates have changed since the 70s

More people are surviving a cancer diagnosis today than in the 1970s, according to a report released earlier this year by government agencies and …

Want birds in your yard? Plant native trees

A recently published study confirms that native trees are most effective in hosting caterpillars, an important food for birds.<p>Students of nature …

Under Trump, stock market has best first year since FDR

Stocks have been on a tear ever since President Donald Trump surprised the political world with an election victory on Nov. 8, 2016. In fact, on the one-year anniversary of Trump’s win, the Dow has booked its best-ever first year under a new administration since 1945.<p>The Dow has soared 28.5% since …

13 ways to get rid of under-eye bags and dark circles—without products

Go into any store’s beauty section, and you’ll find a seemingly endless selection of eye creams that claim to get rid of under-eye puffiness and dark …

A handful of clinics is embracing a 'party drug' that could be a rapid-fire depression treatment — we got a look inside

After a 45-minute infusion of ketamine, clients at a clinic in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood are not partying.<p>Instead, they're in a state of quiet contemplation — reclining on cushioned chairs, listening to music, or occasionally striking a tranquil yoga pose.<p>These clients are patients at …

Depression

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

One snub of Hitler may have changed history

A snub appears to have led Adolf Hitler to the Nazi party. A historian is making the case that the most reviled dictator in history first tried to join the German Socialist party but was rejected, the <i>Guardian</i> reports.<p>If the German Socialists, another far right party, had taken him, Hitler may have …

Forget Machu Picchu: Seven Newly Accessible Wonders of the World

If visiting the world's most ancient temples and monuments—Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Petra—inspires your inner Indiana Jones, just …

Sri Lanka

A Grecian Artifact Evokes Tales From the ‘Iliad’ and ‘Odyssey’

Two years ago, archaeologists excavating an ancient grave at Pylos in southwestern Greece pulled out a grime-encrusted object, less than an inch and half long, that looked like some kind of large bead. They put it aside to focus on more prominent items, like gold rings, that also were packed into …

Disney's requirements for the new 'Star Wars' movie have angered some movie theaters

When you are the king of the mountain, you can declare some unusual terms — and that's exactly what Disney is doing when it comes to releasing "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," some theater owners said.<p>Even though Disney releases, including its "Star Wars" movies, have been a godsend to the movie theater …

Star Wars

10 Must-Visit Places in Florida That You've Probably Never Heard Of

1 of 10<p>Walkers Landing in Amelia Island<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>No Name Pub in Big Pine Key<p>3 of 10<p>Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge in Vero …