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8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

The Brain

Ayahuasca: a Possible Cure for Alcoholism and Depression

Brazil is at the forefront of research into ayahuasca as a therapeutic drug.<p>Jorge* is around 60 years old, works a white collar job, has gray hair, married children, and grown grandchildren. People who work with him would never imagine that he participates in religious rituals using a mind altering …

Ayahuasca’s Medical Power Is Well Known. Now Science Can Back it Up

Since the boom in ayahuasca tourism, interest in the plant-based south america brew has gone global.<p>Gary, a London-based ayahuasca user, believes that ayahuasca can alleviate depression. Before he started taking the South American plant-based brew, he suffered from intense bouts of anxiety and …

How to Naturally Release DMT from the Pineal Gland

The work of Dr. Rick Strassman has illuminated many of the mysteries long kept by the ancients to modern science and the general public, somewhat …

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

Snapchat’s updated terms of service and privacy policy creep users out

Snapchat has spooked some of its users by updating its terms of service and privacy policy. In what’s become sort of a tradition for popular social …

These Zen Buddhist Koans Will Open Your Mind

"Out of nowhere the mind comes forth."<p>A koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves.<p>Zen masters have been testing their students with these stories, questions, or phrases for centuries. Many koans can …

Meditation

Watch Out for Malicious Wi-Fi Connections at These Popular Tourist Destinations

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>Think twice about logging onto Wi-Fi while vacationing in popular locales. A new analysis found that travelers at highly trafficked tourist attractions are increasingly at risk from malicious Wi-Fi networks.<p>The study, which was conducted by mobile threat defense company …

Want a great work-life balance? Consider one of these 25 careers

If being able to leave your work at work (or do your work from home) is key to your professional satisfaction, you may want to consider a career on …

The Internet May Be Changing Your Brain In Ways You've Never Imagined

"Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski."<p>Five years ago, journalist Nicholas Carr wrote in his book <i>The Shallows: How The Internet Is Changing Our Brains</i> about the way technology seemed to be eroding his ability to concentrate.<p>"Once I was a …

Sex Moves You and Your Husband Can Use Each Night This Week

Has your married sex gone from too hot to touch to too boring to bother? You're not alone. "After we settle into commitment, the mystery and excitement can fade as we settle into a marriage built on stability, trust and security," explains Emily Morse, Ph.D., sexologist and founder of the <i>Sex With</i> …

10 Muscle Building Diet Tips To Maximize Results

You can build muscle mass easily if you consistently do a few things, and you do them correctly. Below you’ll find 10 of these things, 10 muscle …

Quotes From Socrates That Are Full Of Wisdom

If you’ve ever fallen in love, you would know how good it makes you feel. It’s an exciting and at the same time terrifying sensation. You might be …

Why Creative Geniuses Are Often Neurotic

Sir Isaac Newton formulated the laws of gravity, built telescopes and delved into mathematical theories. He was also prone to bouts of depression and …

Psychology

Business Casual - A Man's Guide To Dressing Office Cool

<b>The workplace is becoming increasingly casual (we’re blaming you and those damn Adidas sandals, Zuckerberg), but that doesn’t mean you should look</b> …

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Sweet Potato Lasagna

What you’ll need:<p><i>Homemade Enchilada Sauce</i>1 cup low-fat cottage cheese1 egg whiteCoconut oil spray or olive oil½ small red onion, diced1 garlic clove, minced1 lb lean ground turkeySea salt and pepper, to taste1 Roma tomato, chopped⅓ cup Portobello mushrooms, chopped1 ½ cup low-sodium tomato sauce1 …

At Least 5 Black Women Have Died in Jail This Month

The latest, Raynette Turner, was a 42-year-old mother of eight.<p>Another African American woman has died in a jail cell.<p>Officials are investigating the death of Raynette Turner, a 42-year-old mother of eight, who was found dead in a jail cell Monday in Mount Vernon, N.Y., a town on the outskirts of …

How I Overcame My Heroin Addiction And Reclaimed My Freedom Through Psychedelic Plants

Here is the story of how I used iboga and ayahuasca to save myself.<p>I can say with complete conviction that ibogaine and ayahuasca saved my life. …

The World’s Most Popular Genre is Cannibalizing Itself, and You Didn’t Even Notice

Predicting the “EDM bubble” will soon pop? You’re too late, it already has.<p>T<b>he most followed artist</b> on Spotify is David Guetta. I’d cite a Huffington …

8 Essential Apps for Traveling Abroad

Travelers used to carry along guidebooks about each place they were visiting when exploring the world, but now you can find all the information you need in the palm of your hand. There's an app for virtually everything these days and many of them are designed to make traveling easier. Here are …

The beauty of Brazil's 'invisible' pool: Mystical cave lake has waters so crystal clear that in sunlight it seems to disappear

These azure images of what appears to a mystical cave pool almost certainly require viewers to do a double take.<p>In the depths of the Poco Azul …

National Parks

Beautiful Beaches and Rainforest Hiking: 3 Days in Ilha Grande Brazil

Just off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state is the small, scenic island of Ilha Grande Brazil. This peaceful island is known for it’s 100+ tropical …

Beaches

“Why grow up?” is a political question: Our cult of youth is no accident — and it has dire consequences | Salon.com

<b>(Sergey Nivens via Shutterstock)</b><p>“Why grow up?” is a political question: Our cult of youth is no accident — and it has dire consequences<p>A philosopher argues that we can’t blame our arrested adolescence on the ’60s — or even entirely on ourselves<p>Scott Timberg<p>July 3, 2015 10:00pm (UTC)<p>Whether you look …

German Philosophy

25 remote islands you should visit in your lifetime

But it's hard to relax when you're surrounded by thousands of other tourists. So instead of visiting a well-known island, try something a little more remote.<p>We've compiled a list of 25 out-of-the-way islands that are perfect for travelers seeking a peaceful trip.<p>From a sleepy village in Belize to a …

Beaches

30 Political and Philosophical Quotes By Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is a major figure in analytic philosophy, who has spent most of his career at the Massachusetts Institute of …

10 Exotic Places You Can Visit on $10 a Day or Less

<i>By Paul Sisolak, Contributor</i><p>When you combine all of the expenses that go into travel, like airfare, hotels, food, sightseeing and more, the idea of picking up and exploring different corners of the world can seem too expensive for the budget-conscious adventurer. The good news is that some of the …

Central America

The top 10 bars and pubs on King St. West

King West is a contender for one of the best neighbourhoods to drink in Toronto. From craft beer specialists to ping pong clubhouses, the street is …