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Google knows where you are at all times and there is almost nothing you can do about it

According to a new investigation, we should probably be scared about this, but it is also normal now.<p>An Associated Press investigation has found that …

Google Maps

To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

My back hurts when I sit down.<p>It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"<p>To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back …

Pain

El sapo de Sonora ¿el nuevo psicodélico sagrado mesoamericano?

El uso ritual de este potente enteógeno quedó sepultado tras la colonización y ha emergido en años recientes con fines terapéuticos<p>La entrada al …

The Connection Between Ayahuasca, Your Stomach, and Your Mind

Could changing your gut bacteria alleviate depression and anxiety?<p>Psychedelics—a class of drug that acts on a serotonin receptors in the brain, causing hallucinations—have been steadily gaining attention in the research community over the past ten years for their potential to treat a host of …

Microbiology

5 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's and Why It's Important to Start Now

Drop the Soduko and adopt these simple habits to stand a chance against Alzheimers and other brain diseases.<p>July 03, 2018<p>This past weekend my …

Stranger than fiction: the most shocking documentaries ever

Last weekend saw the US release of the new documentary Three Identical Strangers, a historical footnote too unlikely for anyone to have dreamt up. During the 80s, three young men named Robert Shaffran, Edward Galland, and David Kellman discovered that they were identical triplets separated at …

Child Abuse

CBD Oil for Medical Use: Why This Cannabis Extract is a Potent Medicinal Powerhouse | Times Square Chronicles

CBD Oil for Medical Use: Why This Cannabis Extract is a Potent Medicinal Powerhouse<p>Cannabis research is spreading like wildfire, not to mention the …

Searching for silence and the ‘quietest place in America’

Nightly News<p>Ferguson man defeats prosecutor who presided over Michael Brown case<p>02:20<p>10 million Mustangs: Iconic car celebrates a major milestone<p>01:22<p>New study shows inducing labor may help some women avoid C-sections<p>01:27<p>Insurance a hurdle for California homeowners hoping to rebuild after …

United States

LSD And 'Magic Mushrooms' Can 'Help People Deal With Serious Problems,' According to UC Berkeley Prof

Though many people think the sole reason to take psychedelics like LSD and 'magic mushrooms' is to trip out, they actually have a high therapeutic …

Feeding the gods: Hundreds of skulls reveal massive scale of human sacrifice in Aztec capital

The priest quickly sliced into the captive's torso and removed his still-beating heart. That sacrifice, one among thousands performed in the sacred …

Archaeology

Prospective analysis of safety and efficacy of medical cannabis in large unselected population of patients with cancer

Cancer is a major public health problem as the leading cause of death. Palliative treatment aimed to alleviate pain and nausea in patients with …

Here's why psychedelics could be the answer to addiction and depression

Roland Griffiths was trying to meditate – but he couldn’t do it. If he sat there for a few minutes, it felt as through hours were stretching out …

The Secret Life and Value of Trees

While we were obsessing over the self-obsessive one, people who take a much longer view of things have been debating the question of whether trees talk to one another, experience pain, have sex and send out signals of distress about the imminent collapse of this little planet of ours.<p>Trees are …

Millions of kids on ADHD meds decide their treatment as adults

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Erin Delaney March was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, she was 8 years old. Like most children with the disorder, March was prescribed medicine to help keep her focused and took it every day. But now, at 21, she self-regulates her medication.<p>"I still …

ADHD

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

700,000-Year-Old Stone Tools Point to Mysterious Human Relative

Someone butchered a rhinoceros in the Philippines hundreds of thousands of years before modern humans arrived—but who?<p>Stone tools found in the Philippines predate the arrival of modern humans to the islands by roughly 600,000 years—but researchers aren’t sure who made them.<p>The eye-popping …

How bacteria are changing your mood

<b>If anything makes us human it's our minds, thoughts and emotions.</b><p>And yet a controversial new concept is emerging that claims gut bacteria are an invisible hand altering our brains.<p>Science is piecing together how the trillions of microbes that live on and in all of us - our microbiome - affect our …

Microbiology

Netflix Breaks Up Audience Romance With Telenovela - WSJ

MEXICO CITY—Isaac Lee, a top executive at Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa SAB, says he stays up at night worrying about people like Alicia Torres, the 83-year-old matriarch of a large TV viewing family. Once a dedicated fan of Televisa’s prime-time soap operas called telenovelas, she is now …

Mexico City

National Parks Are About to Get a Bunch of Birds They Didn't Ask For

Acadia National Park is warbler heaven. During the summer, you can hear everything from the rising call of the black-throated blue warbler to the …

You are not alone

Loneliness is worse for you than smoking, and more harmful than obesity. As the number of lonely people in the UK swells, we investigate why feeling …

Edward Snowden: Facebook is a surveillance company rebranded as 'social media'

<b>This story was updated at 10:37 p.m.</b><p>Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden ripped Facebook in a tweet Saturday after the social …

Anti-Inflammatory Plants - Plant Profiles

<i>Try these anti-inflammatory plants to naturally soothe symptoms of inflammation.</i><p>By Christopher Vasey, N.D.<p><i>Cover courtesy Inner Traditions</i> …

Think Small Changes Won't Help? Here Are 4 That Will Transform Your Mental Health

We’re all familiar with the goals so many of us set to support and improve our physical health, like going to the gym or trying an elimination diet. …

Mental Health

The More We Know, the More Mystery There Is

<i>At a meeting I recently attended in Switzerland, “</i><i>The Enigma of Human Consciousness</i><i>,” two prominent physicists talked about the limits of science.</i> …

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 …

Puberty

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 …

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 …

Tracing the tangled tracks of humankind's evolutionary journey

The path from ape to modern human is not a linear one. <b>Hannah Devlin</b> 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 …

Evolution