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25 Productivity Secrets from History's Greatest Thinkers

Want to get stuff done? Try these productivity tips from some of the most influential minds in history, as compiled by Mason Curry in <i>Daily Rituals:</i> …

The Strange and Mysterious History of the Ouija Board

In February, 1891, the first few advertisements started appearing in papers: “Ouija, the Wonderful Talking Board,” boomed a Pittsburgh toy and …

A Brief History of the To-Do List and the Psychology of Its Success

“The list is the origin of culture,” Umberto Eco famously proclaimed. (Leonardo da Vinci, John Lennon, and Woody Guthrie would have all agreed.) But the list, it turns out, might also be the origin of both our highest happiness and our dreariest dissatisfaction. So argue <i>New York Times</i> science …

U.S. deal with cartel let billions of dollars of drugs be smuggled

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>In a shady deal to garner informants, the government has been working with the notorious Sinaloa cartel since 2000<p>Natasha Lennard<p>January 13, 2014 9:59pm (UTC)<p>Under the remit of the War on Drugs, millions of U.S. citizens have faced arrest and jail time for minor, nonviolent charges. …

Sober Resources

New Hope Recovery Center works closely with other facilities, individuals, schools, companies and professional groups related to recovery. We have …

Why Is Heroin Abuse Rising While Other Drug Abuse Is Falling?

Peter Shumlin, Democratic governor of Vermont, moved heroin addiction to the front burner of national news by devoting his entire State of the State address last week to his state’s dramatic increase in heroin abuse. Shumlin described the situation as an “epidemic,” with heroin abuse increasing 770 …

What Is Meow Meow, the Drug That Made a Teen Cut Off His Genitals?

Of all the nicknames for a street drug, the newish “meow meow” might be the most innocuous ever, but its effects can be gruesome. On December 29th of …

Kentucky

Recovery and Justice | Blog & New Postings | William L. White

Ken Burns’ wonderful PBS documentary on the Civil War includes historian Shelby Foote telling the story of a young solider brought before General Lee …

How Can I Fall Asleep Faster?

<i>The latest sleep research has revealed a good night's rest is more important than we ever thought. Sleep doesn't just reinforce memories and make you</i> …

Why Addiction Treatment Is a Disaster

Anyone who has been through rehab or any other type of addiction treatment in America knows that it is radically different from any other sort of …

Mental Health

Is The Choice To Use Drugs A Human Right?

The International Network of People who Use Drugs not only believe that the prosecution of drug users is a violation of their human rights, but that by ending the global prohibition of drugs we can reduce crime, disease, and mortalities in the...<p><i>Image via</i><p>There's no arguing that every year drug use …

Heavy smokers cut down or quit after magnetic brain stimulation, study finds

Heavy smokers who regularly puffed more than a packet of cigarettes a day cut down or quit for six months after their brains were stimulated with magnets, researchers say.<p>The apparent success of the simple procedure has led the scientists to organise a large-scale trial which will launch early next …

The Science Behind Posture and How It Affects Your Brain

I'll confess up front: I have terrible posture. It's been bad since I was in high school at least, and probably for even longer than that. It's one …

The Science of Inspiration (and How to Make It Work for You)

Inspiration is fickle and difficult. We all strive for those bright "Aha!" moments, whether we work in a creative or logical field. While it's not a …

Creativity

How sleep makes your mind more creative

It’s a tried and tested technique used by writers and poets, but can psychology explain why first moments after waking can be among our most imaginative?<p>It is 6.06am and I’m typing this in my pyjamas. I awoke at 6.04am, walked from the bedroom to the study, switched on my computer and got to work …

University of California

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

Try an S.O.S. (Stop, Organize, Secure) When You’re Overwhelmed

If you have bitten off more than you can chew, things can get stressful very quickly. Instead of hitting the panic button, Whitney Johnson—co-founder …

3 Ways to Stay More Energized

You can learn a lot from your grandparents<p>Always tired? Take a cue from your elders. In a recent study at the London School of Economics and Political Science, seniors felt 28 percent less fatigued than young adults.<p>And before you scoff, know that the researchers did adjust for sleep, kids, jobs, …

Stop Overtaxing Your Attention Span to Help Strengthen It

We've talked about ways to improve your attention span in the past, but before you change anything else, there's one thing you can do that will make …

Does reading actually change the brain?

After reading a novel, actual changes linger in the brain, at least for a few days, report researchers.<p>Their findings, that reading a novel may cause …

The Brain