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How to Reprogram The Unconscious

Recently my 16-year-old son bought a bunch of new music on i-tunes and because we share the same account, all of his new music ended up automatically …

New Music

Poverty changes your brain to make you less intelligent, study suggests

Falling into poverty appears to make people become less intelligent and become old before their time, according to a new study.<p>Researchers found life …

3D-Printed Gun Files Aren't Free Speech, Court Rules

According to a landmark court ruling handed down this week, citing national security<p>The first two protections in the U.S. Bill of Rights guarantee freedom of speech and a right to bear arms, respectively. But what about when those collide?<p>The founders who wrote it likely never imagined a world …

Defense Distributed

The Virtues of Sexual Generosity in Relationships

<i>“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”</i> …

Mild bump to head increases risk of psychiatric problems and early death

Suffering even a mild bump to the head can leave people at greater risk of psychiatric problems and early death, a study shows.<p>Researchers at the University of Oxford and Imperial College studied more than a million people born since 1973 in Sweden and followed them to see how head injuries …

Can Psychedelics Make Us More Moral?

Psychedelics are experiencing a renaissance. As serious scientific research is occurring with ayahuasca, psilocybin, MDMA, and others, we’re moving …

How to Respond to Loneliness in Marriage

<i>by guest blogger Pam Fullerton, psychotherapist and writer</i><p>In my last article, I touched upon loneliness in marriage. When I married my husband as a young person of 28, I never thought that I would experience feelings of loneliness. The truth is, that feeling of loneliness is one of the utmost …

Relationships

An MIT Scientist Claims That This Pill Is the Fountain of Youth

I recently received in the mail a small cardboard box, solidly constructed and colored a subtle metallic gray, from the future. ELYSIUM HEALTH was …

Nobel Prize

How to Become an Expert at Anything, According to Experts

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?<p>Research shows in high complexity jobs like …

8 common traits of highly intelligent people

Some users claim to know from personal experience; others are just taking an educated guess.<p>As it turns out, many users gave answers that researchers would agree with.<p>We pulled eight of the most intriguing Quora responses and explained the science behind them — and let's just say that we feel a lot …

How To Unleash The Cauldron Of Desire From Your Pelvis

What if it was possible to use your sexual energy not just for great sex, but to fuel other parts of your life like your career, fertility or even crafty activities such as painting or cooking? It's all about harnessing the power of your pelvis, and then unleashing that energy right where you want …

Yoga

Becoming Intuitive, and the Power of Trusting Your Gut

Q<p>How did you know you had this ability?<p>A<p>When I was young, I would often have an inkling or gut feeling about something and it would come true. At …

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

Long-term marijuana use changes brain's reward circuit

Researchers have demonstrated that long-term marijuana users had more activity in the brain's reward processes when presented with cannabis cues than …

Neuroscience

Comorbid Conditions in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Overlapping Conditions<p>Overlapping (comorbid) conditions are ailments that frequently occur together. Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and chronic fatigue …

Magic Mushrooms Could Be the Future of Antidepressants

We spoke to Dr. Mark Bolstridge, a clinical psychiatrist searching for alternative and unusual treatments for depression.<p>The active ingredient in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, has been used in a clinical trial as an antidepressant. Photo via Wikipedia<p>The science of antidepressants, is not, as it …

Oil company records from 1960s reveal patents to reduce CO2 emissions in cars

ExxonMobil and others pursued research into technologies, yet blocked government efforts to fight climate change for more than 50 years, findings show<p>The forerunners of ExxonMobil patented technologies for electric cars and low emissions vehicles as early as 1963 – even as the oil industry lobby …

The Shocking Things About Aging That No One Ever Talks About

Hair relocates; who knew?<p>Everybody ages differently and nobody actually understands how they wound up at their own 60th birthday party. For most of us, "old" will always be 20 years down the road from whatever age we are now. But there are some surprises in store for some young-ens, some things …

How is this possible? Mysterious microbe is missing mitochondria

Imagine meeting another human who lacks a heart, lungs or some other crucial organ, and yet seems to be functioning completely normally. An international team of scientists has discovered the single-celled version of this conundrum: a eukaryotic microbe that has lost its mitochondrion, which …

Biology

IARPA Releases Its Shopping List For Spy Technology

Artificial intelligence and superhumans, no big deal<p>If you want to talk about high risk, high reward projects, look no further than the list recently released by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, or more readily referred to as the DARPA for spies. IARPA prides itself on looking …

Artificial Intelligence

The Campaign to Eliminate Hell

A new generation of evangelical scholars are challenging the idea that sinners are doomed to eternal torment—but traditionalists are pushing back.<p>Hell isn’t as popular as it used to be.<p>Over the last 20 years, the number of Americans who believe in the fiery down under has dropped from 71 percent to …

The 1 Lesson That Will Sharpen Your Emotional Intelligence

Understanding the difference can help you get the most out of everyone.<p><i>Before you criticize someone, try walking a mile in his or her shoes.</i><p>Chances are, you've heard that proverbial advice in one form or another. One could say it perfectly illustrates the quality of empathy, a hallmark trait of …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

By Daniel Miller<p>In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of …

An ancient virus has been found in human DNA — and it may still be active

This ancient retrovirus is a kind of living fossil, and the discovery of an intact copy of it within the human genome poses questions as to how it has survived, and suggests others from the distant evolutionary past may lie dormant in the DNA of many species.<p>A retrovirus replicates by inserting its …

Biology

Alzheimer’s may be due to renegade synapse-pruning mechanism

Alzheimer’s disease, the notoriously hard-to-treat neurodegenerative disorder, may be caused by the immune system overzealously pruning the …

Why Bible believers are not really Bible believers

A good number of evangelical Christians self-identify as Bible believers. It’s a peculiar way for a Christian to self-identify when you think about …

Theology

Beware! Depression is a bigger deal than you’d like to believe | health and fitness

There is a fine line that separates being stressed and being depressed, and often the crossover is so subtle, most people do not realise it. However, …