Matthew Schreiber

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How sailing is helping people overcome mental health crises

It is a perfect summer’s afternoon in Cornwall. In Falmouth marina, bobbing dinghies and gnarled fishing boats mingle with the gleaming yachts. On land, the town is teeming with holidaymakers, all dipping in and out of the shops and pubs for ice creams, fish and chips and pints of Cornish cider. …

Does music really help you concentrate?

‘I won’t be able to focus if you turn that off,’ a gazillion teenagers have whined at their parents. Is it possible that they’re right?<p>Many people listen to music while they’re carrying out a task, whether they’re studying for an exam, driving a vehicle or even reading a book. Many of these people …

Flute

The Mental Health Costs of Studying Abroad

International travel can severely screw with your mind.<p>Image by Frances Smith<p>I was in Paris the first time it happened: I woke up in bed and couldn't move. <i>Shit</i>, I thought. <i>Am I dead?</i> Blinking out of existence would have been bad, but spending eternity staring at the lid of a coffin seemed much, much …

Mental Health

11 Groundbreaking LGBTQ Novels

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf<p>If you're still high on exhilaration from last June's historic Supreme Court decision, we don't blame you. Looking for ways to keep celebrating pride in all its forms? We've got you covered with our list of eleven works of LGBTQ-centric fiction. As these powerful novels …

I Tried Cheating a Drug Test Using 'Science' I Found on the Internet

A highly un-scientific scientific odyssey.<p>Twas the night before 4/20, and all through the head shop, people were readying themselves to ride the green dragon on the high holy holiday of stonderdom. I was there for a different reason.<p>"I need to beat a drug test tomorrow," I said to the girl behind …

Many European Doctors Believe Homosexuality Is A Disease, EU Research Finds

'A reflection of shocking treatment and inequality'.<p>Dallas Stribley via Getty Images<p>A report from an EU agency says a 'large proportion' of European …

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

The Secret History of 2015’s Best Gay Movies

Why should a Best Gay Movie List rubber-stamp mainstream Hollywood? How dare anyone compose such a list when Hollywood still depicts LGBT life …

Johnny Depp: 'All My Characters Are Gay'

Didn't you know?<p>Twelve years ago, Johnny Depp claims he was almost fired from the first installment of what would become the hit "Pirates of the Caribbean" series.<p>Disney executives were apparently concerned about Depp's portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow.<p>“It trickled back to me somehow that, …

When My Childhood Bully Hit Me Up On A Gay Dating App

Maybe this person wasn’t the one-dimensional villain I’d made him out to be.<p>What does a gay man do when stuck in rural Oklahoma?<p>In all my years as a lecherous homosexual, I have never, not even once, hooked up with someone in my hometown. The primary reason being: My hometown is miles away from …

25 Museums You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime

The breathtaking art collections (and striking architecture) are certainly worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, a comprehensive ranking includes places from all corners of the world.

How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

Mindfulness

Should Doctors Operate On Intersex Babies?

M.C. was born with ambiguous genitalia, a rare condition that doctors addressed with surgery. Now, in a landmark lawsuit, M.C.'s parents are challenging the medical mainstream: Why does a surgeon decide what sex a child should be?<p><b>Pam Crawford first</b> saw M.C. nine years ago, on an adoption website …

A tennis shoe from 1963 has suddenly taken the fashion world by surprise

Many have heard of the legendary Adidas Stan Smith sneaker.<p>But few are aware that the shoe, first introduced in 1963 and recently hailed as one of the most important sneakers in the world, takes its name from former No. 1 tennis player Stan Smith.<p>To boot, a lot of the trendsetters bopping around in …

Shoes

Why Aging Can Be Tougher On Gays

The issues facing LBGT elders are unique and need to be addressed.<p>The once-a-decade temperature check on aging in America -- the White House Conference on Aging -- starts Monday and the spotlight is bound to shine on some of the special concerns facing the nation's elderly LGBT community. Here are …

LGBTQI

Light Affects Your Brain Like A Drug: These Gadgets Make It A Drug That Lets You Sleep Better

By Charlie Sorrel3 minute Read<p>Sleep used to be so simple. You’d go to bed, read a book and nod off. Then, around eight hours later, you’d wake up, …

Gear & Gadgets

'Free' college in Europe isn't really free

While Democratic national contenders are calling for debt-free college in the US, they offer few details about how they would finance such a plan.<p>Of course, many European countries like Germany already offer free college, though "free" is a relative term since tax payers absorb that cost.<p>But those …

Debt Management

More Than Two Thirds of Americans Are Overweight or Obese

Most Americans are overweight, according to a new study looking at overweight and obesity rates in the United States.<p>In a report published in <i>JAMA</i> …

10 definitive ways Europe is better than America

Bad healthcare. Limited vacation time. Lower life expectancy. “American exceptionalism” has never rung so hollow<p>Alex Henderson<p>June 19, 2015 7:00am (UTC)<p>The term “American exceptionalism” is often tossed around by politicians. Neocons, far-right Christian fundamentalists and members of the …

Universal Health Care

LGBT Rights Milestones Fast Facts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here is some background information about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender milestones in the United States.<p><b>Timeline:</b><b><br>1924 -</b> The Society for Human Rights is founded by Henry Gerber in Chicago. It is the first documented gay rights organization.<p><b>1950 -</b> The Mattachine Society is formed by …

How to save money at Whole Foods

The company has earned the nickname "whole paycheck" for its high prices.<p>But it doesn't have to be that way.<p>We picked up some tips from money-saving experts on how you can save.

Savemoney

Pope Francis the Chemist Should Give Congress a Science Lesson

Tony Gentile—AP<p>L'Osservatore Romano/AP<p>Timothy A. Clary—AFP/Getty Images<p>David Goldman—Reuters<p>Matt Rourke—AP<p>Osservatore Romano/AFP/Getty …

Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …

Furniture

Inside the Fear of Being Gay

An overlooked manifestation of OCD, sexual orientation obsession plagues sufferers with a debilitating fear of being gay. A new study differentiates …

These Are the Best In-Ear Headphones Under $40

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

WeFinance Offers A Crowdfunded Alternative To Student Loans And More

WeFinance, launching today, is the latest startup to use a combination of technology and crowdfunding in order to offer borrowers lower interest rates on loans, while reducing lenders’ risk. The new peer-to-peer lending platform operates something like a Kickstarter for personal loans – largely …

Loans

Melody on the menu: how a sprinkle of Mozart might give your meal zing

Photograph: Carlos Barria /Reuters<p>British food on a union jack table at Ultraviolet in Shanghai.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/4/1428156134970/058c42cb-0bc9-4b6d-80e4-f4b47e16f725-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Carlos Barria /Reuters<p>British food on a union …

Food (UK)

37 incredible drone photos from across the globe that would be totally illegal today

One of the most interesting ways to utilize drone technology is photography. Photographer Amos Chapple knows this better than most. As soon as consumer drones came on the market, Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing one and learning how to fly it, he began traveling the globe, photographing …

Drones