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The Best Coming-Of-Age Movies

Growing up is hard to do. Before "adulting" — that is, clumsily impersonating our role models and pretending we have our lives together — became a …

Retirement

The Benefits of Meditation

For some folks in the Western hemisphere, meditation is seen as a sort of “new-age hippie” fad, something that you do right before you eat granola …

Mindfulness

These 3 Outdated Ideas About Sex Need To Be Banished Forever

As a society, we are really confused about sex. The results are these outdated sex "rules" that keep us constricted and approaching sex from a place …

Relationships

Digital nomads are hiring and firing their governments

The nation state has survived wars, plagues, and upheaval, but it won’t survive digital nomads, not if people like Karoli Hindriks have something to say about it. Hindriks is the founder of Jobbatical, a platform that allows digital nomads to find work in other countries and helps with the …

Innovation

Tracing the tangled tracks of humankind's evolutionary journey

The path from ape to modern human is not a linear one. Hannah Devlin looks at what we know – and what might be next for our species<p><b>Let’s go back to the beginning. When did we and our ape cousins part ways?</b><br>Scientists are still working on an exact date – or even a date to within a million years. Like …

Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death

Philosophically, though, our definition of death hinges on something else: the point past which we’re no longer able to return. Those two were more …

Consciousness

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Guitar

How to Turn Your Old iPhone Into a Cute Minimalistic Feature Phone

If you still own an iPhone 4, chances are it’s sitting in a drawer somewhere gathering dust. You’ve probably thought about throwing it out, but now …

App Store

9 science-backed books that could change your life for the better in 2018

This year, like every year, most of us are trying to get more done, be happier, and have better relationships. Given the high levels of burnout across professions (50% by some accounts), we all could use some tools for higher efficiency and better self-care. The good news is that these 9 books …

Happiness

Magic mushrooms: Treating depression without dulling emotions

Two new studies confirm the hypothesis that the psychoactive compound found in "magic mushrooms" may be a useful new treatment for depression, …

The Brain

Motion Picture Mixtape: Music Discovery Though Film Soundtracks

While original film scores are tailor-made for visuals onscreen, creating the perfect soundtrack is an art unto itself. With the right song, at the …

Why Saunas Are Ridiculously Good for You

A visit to the sauna is more than just relaxing; it seems to have real heart and cardiovascular benefits, as well. A group of researchers from the …

11 Amazing Health Benefits Of Bee Propolis

There are a number of various products that come from beehives which have been studied, including propolis, the resinous substance the insects use to …

This Is How To Quit Bad Habits Without Willpower: 3 Secrets From Neuroscience

<b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

What is CBD & Its Effects on the Brain

<i>This article is sponsored by PureCBDvapors.com, your trusted CBD experts dealing in effective pain relief through the use of legal hemp derived</i> …

Neuroscience

The Top CBD Cannabis Studies of 2017

The past year was important for proponents of medical cannabis. Those seeking to remove cannabis’ Schedule I status are now armed with even more …

Does your old iPhone feel slow? Here’s what to do before you sue Apple

By now you’ve probably heard that Apple has intentionally slowed down iPhones, just as some conspiracy theorists have been saying for all those …

5 Science-Based Strategies for Boosting Your Happiness

The findings of a UCLA neuroscience researcher shed light on what actually works when it comes to increasing happiness.<p>There’s enough advice on</i> …

Broccoli And Tomatoes Combination Creates Anti-Cancer Superpower

Most of the available studies that showcase the effects broccoli alone has on cancerous growths and tumors connect these effects with the compound …

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2017

The shows that kept listeners refreshing their apps this year<p>Editor’s Note: Find all of <i>The Atlantic</i>’s “Best of 2017” coverage here.<p>This year, podcasts got funnier, sharper, and even more niche. Our recommendations here pass a vigorous audio smell test. First, the arrival of a new podcast episode …

TV

Woman who can smell Parkinson's disease helps scientists develop first diagnostic test

A British woman who can smell Parkinson’s disease has helped scientists discover 10 molecules linked to the condition which could lead to the first diagnostic test.<p>Researchers at Manchester University first began to believe Parkinson’s might have a discernible odour when Joy Milne of Perth, …

World Health Org Announces CBD Has No Health Risks

Today the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report stating that the medical use of CBD (cannabidiol) is safe and poses no health risks. Here are a few highlights from the report:<p><b>It's not addictive</b>: "CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential."• <b><br>It's an effective</b> …

Cannabis

5 trucos para evitar que el sistema operativo iOS 11 se coma la batería del iPhone

Con cada lanzamiento de un sistema operativo viene, para muchos, la emoción de nuevas funciones que mejoraran el celular. Sin embargo, no todo es color de rosa.<p>Algunos expertos en el área tecnológica así como también usuarios han notado que, tras el lanzamiento del último sistema operativo de Apple …

How Breathing Calms Your Brain, And Other Science-Based Benefits Of Controlled Breathing

The science of breathing stands on quite ancient foundations. Centuries of wisdom instructs us to pay closer attention to our breathing, the most basic of things we do each day. And yet, maybe because breathing is so basic, it’s also easy to ignore. A brief review of the latest science on breathing …

Humanity

Los secretos del abeto de navidad

Un ensayo descubre los sonidos y las sorprendentes reacciones de los árboles<p>Algunas reacciones vegetales afectan al largo plazo, como el crecimiento …

Massive meta-study confirms moderate coffee consumption is good for you

A massive umbrella study published in the <i>British Medical Journal</i> has concluded that moderate coffee intake is generally safe for most of the …

Coffee

Pineal Gland: What Affects It and How to Activate and Stimulate It

The pineal gland, which sits at the centre of your brain, is responsible for the production of a serotonin derivative known as melatonin; a hormone …

Wellness

Cannabis a medical miracle – it’s official

Cannabis is a ‘wonder drug’ capable of radically transforming the lives of very sick people, according to the results of the first clinical trials of …

Cannabis

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain