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How did Alexander Shulgin become known as the Godfather of Ecstasy?

The explosion of dance music culture during the late 80s and early 90s conferred fame on some unlikely people, but few were quite as unlikely as Alexander Shulgin, who died on 2 June at his home in California at the age of 88. He was nearly 70 by the time he became known as the Godfather of …

Lost At Sea? Survive With These Tricks

A handy manual to prepare you for life's misadventures.<p>Jose Salvador Alvarenga was fishing off the coast of Mexico in late 2012 when a powerful storm sent his boat adrift. Marshall Islanders found the battered vessel nearly 16 months later, stuck on a reef—with Alvarenga still alive inside. …

Handy

Mystery over pig virus origins contributes to spread and anxiety | Reuters

CHICKASAW Ohio (Reuters) - Swine veterinarian Bill Minton thought the baby pigs dying at a farm in western Ohio had a bad case of gastro-enteritis and was stumped when lab results came back with no indication of what had killed them.<p>It took nearly 30 days – and hundreds more pigs dying in five …

How to Recognize a Narcissist

Have you heard someone be accused of being a narcissist, but realized that you don't really know what that means? You know it's negative. You may think that it probably means someone is egotistical, or self-absorbed. But how do you really know if someone is a narcissist?<p>Here are the basics you need …

Psychology

Being Ignored At Work May Be Worse Than Being Bullied

Have you ever felt that your office resembles a grown-up version of high school? Are there gabby cliques and BFFs gossiping near the coffee machine, while a few lonesome individuals stand off to the side, ignored? Well, a new study out of Canada says workplace ostracism -- being ignored or excluded …

Food poisoning? It was likely a restaurant worker, says CDC

Approximately 20 million people fall ill every year due to norovirus, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says the food service industry could do much to decrease that number.<p>Restaurants and catering services are the most common sources for norovirus …

"Eat Less, Exercise More" Isn't The Answer For Weight Loss

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

#LowSelfies: A New Healing Strategy for the Insecure

In my new book, <i>Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself</i>, I call self-loathing a secret epidemic. One thing about us, the afflicted: We don't take selfies.<p>What are selfies if not assertions of high self-esteem? Why else snap smoochy self-portraits if not to flaunt them -- digitally thus eternally, …

Self-esteem

Sleepless nights raise brain levels of Alzheimer’s protein: study | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After a night of no sleep, even a healthy brain has higher than normal levels of the protein that forms the signature tangles in Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the Netherlands.<p>“We think normal healthy sleep helps reduce the amount of (amyloid) beta in …

Science Says There Really Is a Difference Between Dog People and Cat People

Feline fans, who made up only 11 percent of the people surveyed, scored higher than dog people when it came to intelligence and sensitivity. Researchers also discovered that the people who liked cats in the study were typically less extroverted, less practical, and had less self-control than the …

Exercise of the Week: Tempo Pushup

The Pushup That Will Make Your Muscles Burn!<p>Harness the power of tempo training to skyrocket your muscular endurance<p>Pumping out pushups at warp speed may make you feel invincible, but slowing them down has big benefits. "The tempo pushup—which involves moving slowly up and down without …

How insects could feed the food industry of tomorrow

Would you eat meat fed on maggots? Raising pigs, chickens and fish on insect larvae could change the way we farm animals, says Nic Fleming<p>Millions of maggots squirm over blackened pieces of fruit and bloody lumps of fetid flesh. A pungent stench of festering decay hovers over giant vats of …

Agriculture

5 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Discover What You're Passionate About

Do you ever wonder why you're doing what you're doing? Do you wake up and hate the situation you're in, and wonder what your end game is? If someone were to offer you a way out of your current work situation, would you take it?<p>If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have a problem …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Why Befriending Your Ambivalence Can Help You Change

It can be tempting to view ambivalence as the enemy of positive change. Today you feel certain about making a change and tomorrow you're having second thoughts. It's especially frightening to hear ambivalence in others. Today your husband agrees he will start following the doctor's diet …

Mental Health

The Scary Fish Poisoning Disease You Haven't Heard Of

<b>The Dangers of Ciguatera</b><br>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list ciguatera as the second most common disease from marine toxins. It's derived from a toxin found in algae called <i>Gambeirdiscus toxicus</i>, which thrives primarily in reefs in tropical locations such as the Caribbean islands and …

Ebola Still On The Rise in West Africa, WHO Reports

Ebola cases have spiked in the west African nations of Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to new figures released by the World Health Organization on …

FDA approves drug to treat MRSA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat bacterial skin infections like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA .<p>MRSA is caused by a strain of staph bacteria that's become resistant to most antibiotics. It's life-threatening and is often found …

Ebola death toll hits 208 in Guinea

<b>Some 208 people have now died from the Ebola virus in Guinea after a deadly spike in recent days, world health officials say.</b><p>At least 21 people died and 37 new cases of suspected Ebola were found between 29 May and 1 June, bringing the total number of cases in the West African country to 328.<p>Of …

Disease

The New and Dangerous Eating Disorder

What is one of the most dangerous ingredient in any food?<p>Not gluten, not GMO's, not even grease.<b>The worst ingredient you can add to your food is guilt.</b><p>This guilt around food is something I see more and more in my coaching practice. I am a recovered food addict as well as a food freedom coach. That …

Mental Health

Mercury Retrograde: June 7 to July 1st - 8 Ways To Survive It!

Unless you've been living in a cave, you've most likely heard of the cosmic event called, <i>Mercury Retrograde</i>. Well, get ready to buckle up your seat belt and strap yourself in because this event will happen again from June 7 to July 1. In simple terms, it's a time to be careful about the way you …

Astrology

The 10 Best Apps To Train Your Brain

<i>By Perry Santanachote for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>“Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and …

A Lesson From the Heart: Be Careful Where You Focus Your Attention, Lest You Make Yourself Miserable

I've been a bit "emotional" lately. I usually share my ups and downs in my blog and newsletters, but in this case, I haven't. Quite honestly, it's all been a bit too close to my heart to wrap any words around the tumult of mixed emotions that have been playing havoc with my heartstrings.<p>But today …

Happiness

A New Way of Thinking About Autoimmune Disease

Having long struggled with an autoimmune illness, recently I found a key to understanding why I got sick and how I got well in the <i>New York Times Magazine</i>. I think it will be a game-changer for people suffering from inflammatory diseases that affect every organ system in the body.<p>In 1998, Dr. Kevin …

Autoimmune Diseases

The Camel Did It: Scientists Nail Down Source Of Middle East Virus

In the two years since Middle East respiratory syndrome was first diagnosed in people, scientists have struggled to figure out how we catch the deadly virus. Some blamed bats. Others pointed at camels.<p>Now scientists in Saudi Arabia offer the strongest evidence yet that the one-humped dromedaries …

Are You Eating in the Dark?

Are you eating in the dark? Sitting at the kitchen table, lights off, fork in hand, chewing something that tastes like chicken. Your spouse told you it was chicken. It must be chicken.<p>This scenario sounds ludicrous. I know. However, if you are not checking the nutrition labels of the foods you're …

Nutrition

Apple wins patents on 3D tech in desktop user interfaces

The technology may not actually come to future versions, given the "flatter" design in Apple's latest OS X effort, Yosemite.<p>Apple was granted 62 patents on Tuesday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, but it seems unlikely that at least one of them will ever come to OS X.<p>Apple has been granted a …

Google Launches 64-bit Version of Chrome for Windows

Google today announced the debut of a 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows, starting with the introduction of 64-bit Dev and Canary channels for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. You can download both now from their respective pages: Dev and Canary.<p>It’s worth noting that in both cases the 64-bit …

8 Things You Didn't Know About Apple's New iOS 8

Get ready, Apple fans: The next mobile operating system upgrade, iOS 8, is coming to iPhones and iPads this fall. It’s got a couple big new features: …