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Feeling anxious? Your gut bacteria might be to blame

All of us experience anxiety at one point or another; whether down to a job interview or a first date, that nervous feeling in the gut often takes …

Medical Research

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End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer's drug makes teeth grow back

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.<p>Researchers at King's College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so …

Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that uses nanoparticles to identify 17 different diseases, including lung cancer and Parkinson's …

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable--such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast--complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves efficiency …

Want to Be Mentally Tough? Science Recommends 1 Surprising Daily Habit

Harvard research has revealed a counterintuitive way to develop mental toughness--see how to use it daily.<p>When we resolve to be more resilient and mentally strong, we often adopt a militaristic "tough it out" approach. That is, we believe the more we put our noses to the grindstone and endure, the …

Time Management

Check out this great chocolate chip cookie recipe.

<i>This post originally appeared in Genius Recipes from</i> Food52<i>.</i><p>Not that there was anything wrong with chocolate chip cookies. (I legally have to make …

Dessert

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists prove brain implant works in primates

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists developed a brain implant which turns thought into electrical signals in the spine so that lost feeling can be restored after injury.<p>Currently people who break their backs or suffer a spinal trauma are unable to stand or move even though …

11 Indisputable Ways Your Dog Is Exactly Like A Child

Are you one of the millions of people who call your dog "baby?"<p>Have you felt excited to see and spend time with, not your partner, friends or kids, but your dog?<p>If so, type "I" into the comment section below.<p>Loving your dog like a child, racing home after work to let her out, leaving a party, …

Exercise Changed This Neuroscientist’s Life And Now She Wants To Change Yours

New research is increasingly discovering the benefits of physical exercise for the brain.<p>Devoted to solving intricate physiological questions about the brain for almost her entire adult life, Wendy Suzuki, a neuroscientist at New York University, was proud of her work. But the long hours dedicated …

Want to Be More Focused and Happier? Use Your Brain Like This

How to go from "overwhelmed" to "accomplished."<p>Have you ever been in the middle of working on something <i>really</i> important--like a report your boss wants "yesterday" or a presentation you have to give at the next staff meeting--only to have your mind drift away...right in the middle of it?<p>Perhaps you …

Time Management

10 Uncomfortable Deeds That Will Make You Far More Successful

T.S. Eliot was clearly onto something when he asked, "If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?" The very act of stepping outside of your comfort zone is critical to your success and well-being.<p>Our brains are wired such that it's difficult to take action until we feel at …

The Most Important IRA Chart You'll Ever See

You may be surprised at what an IRA could do for your retirement.<p>There are plenty of IRA facts I could share with you that could help make the case …

Eight Reasons You Need To Become A Good Fat Burner | Poliquin Article

Becoming metabolically flexible so that your body is easily able to burn body fat is one of the most important things you can do if you want to …

Warren Buffett Says This Is the Best Investment Most People Can Buy

You won't get rich quickly, though.<p>Warren Buffett is arguably the best stock picker of all time, so it’s no surprise that during turbulent times, …

Investing

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77 Easy Summer Weeknight Dinner Recipes So You Can Just Chillllllllllllll

During the summer, there are no elaborate dinner recipes allowed.<p><b>Summer gives you permission to stop trying so hard.</b> Resign yourself to drinking all day outside. Read for pleasure. And absolutely do not stress about preparing an elaborate dinner. These 77 relaxed dinner recipes, which require …

CO2 turned into stone in Iceland in climate change breakthrough

Radical new technique promises a cheaper and more secure method of burying CO2 emissions underground instead of storing it as a gas<p>Carbon dioxide has been pumped underground and turned rapidly into stone, demonstrating a radical new way to tackle climate change.<p>The unique project promises a cheaper …

Fossil Fuels

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

Confessions Of A Non-Exerciser

I am coming out of the closet now: I don't exercise.<p>I take my dog for walks and sometimes I do yoga. But I have never owned a gym membership and I have never run a marathon. I really do not know why I should. I am not obese and my health is okay.<p>There is, of course, overwhelming evidence that …

LSD Makes Your Brain More ‘Flexible,’ Less Anxious

Breakthrough research shows how psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin expand the brain.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms seem to …

LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of New Jersey’s …

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

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Aerial photos of Iceland's coast look like abstract art | CNN Travel

Super-Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes So You Can Show Off Without Stress

To make a shortcut version of decorated sugar cookies, embellish the dough with chocolate chips and mint extract, then glaze the finished product with creamy icing and crushed peppermint candies.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

Why You Feel Like a Fraud and How to Overcome It

<b>You don’t belong here.</b><p><b>You’re not good enough.</b><p><b>You got lucky.</b><p><b>They’re going to realize you aren’t that smart.</b><p>Ever heard this voice in your head? You’re …

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