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Researchers seek people for effects of cannabis on cognition study

If you have smoked five joints a week, every week, for the past year, then science needs you. A research collaboration between Alberta Health …

Cannabis

Why Americans see Buddhism as a philosophy rather than a religion

In East Asia, Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s death and entrance into final enlightenment in February. But at my local Zen temple in North Carolina, the Buddha’s enlightenment is commemorated during the holiday season of December, with a short talk for the children, a candlelight service, and a …

Meditation

Forget About Bitcoin, Consider Investing in This Instead

These companies are tapping into the resources that are solving a massive global problem.<p>Cryptocurrencies like <b>bitcoin</b> (BTC-USD) are all the rage …

Investing

The morning routine experts recommend for peak productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might …

Personal Finance

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

These stable dividend stocks will keep your retirement income humming along.<p>When looking for great long term dividend investment plays investors …

50 actually nice things that happened in 2017

We (rightfully) talk a lot about all that went wrong in 2017. But because no year, no matter how disturbing, can ever be <i>all</i> trash, let's take a …

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

Everything we knew about the Big Bang could be wrong

The Big Bang theory has been the most widely accepted explanation about how our universe all began — but now experts are challenging the …

Alcohol or cannabis? Science has finally revealed which one is more harmful

If you've ever wondered which is worse, booze or weed, it appears that science finally has the answer.<p>A comprehensive round-up of studies by the team …

Cannabis

Archaeologists confirm that ‘Tomb of Christ’ dates back to ancient Roman times

After more than 15 years of study, experts are laying out the evidence revealing how far back the history goes for the room-sized shrine in Jerusalem …

6 Smart Training Tips That Will Help You Get Stronger

They’re all but guaranteed to help you make gains<p>“I’m really disappointed in my performance today. I guess I need to train harder.”<p>The answer to this is rarely ever, “Yes, you should train harder.” Many dig so deep, they’re already a few inches shy of six feet under, metaphorically speaking. …

Why Women Should Train Harder Than Men

Hormone Disadvantages, Recovery Advantages<p>The Good News<p>Recently, there's been a very significant uptick in women's participation in strength and …

Tip: The Worst Protein for Fit People

Brain atrophy, thyroid suppression, and decreased strength. Well, that's not good. Avoid this stuff.<p>Since protein can be scarce for those avoiding …

Nutrition

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Them!

Tangerines, of the Latin name Citrus reticulate, are also known as Mandarin oranges. Clementines are the seedless variety of these irresistible …

Ancient Hominin Skull From China Suggests Humans Didn't Evolve Just From African Ancestors

Most scientists believe all modern humans are descended from African ancestors. But a new analysis of an ancient Chinese skull found too many …

5 Reasons Why You Must Have a Side Hustle (Unless You're Happy Living Paycheck to Paycheck)

You're employer doesn't love you. If you want a more interesting and financially secure life, you'll have to build it after work.<p>CEO of VUDU Marketing, Author of Screw the Zoo<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tony Robbins is famous for saying, “If you do what you’ve …

Tony Robbins

This Incredible Footage Shows CRISPR Editing DNA in Real Time

This has never been seen before.<p>Want to see something that makes scientists gasp? Feast your eyes on this video, showing a direct observation of …

Genetics

The 4 Investments That Pulled Me Out of Nearly a Million Dollars in Debt -- and That Cost Nothing

If you feel something is lacking in your life, it may be because you're not investing in one or more of these four things.<p>Four years ago, I was $726,000 in debt. I had my back against the wall, and I didn't know how to escape the ditch I'd put myself in. It was a tough time, but one that forced me …

How to make your kids smarter in 10 scientific steps

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But what makes …

Kids

A Genius, Extra-Crispy Path to Roasted Potatoes

In Toro Bravo, the cookbook, this recipe is modestly called “Potato Salad.” But have you ever seen a potato salad do <i>this</i>?<p>This so-called salad is served warm in loose tangles instead of a slick, cold mound, with flavors feistier and brighter than potato salads usually get to wear. But most …

Recipes

An Extreme New Treatment Has Cured Patients of MS

17 of 24 patients saw their MS halted or reversed.<p>An extreme new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) has been shown to stop the disease in its …

Recognizing Pediatric Sepsis with CHART Mnemonic

Photo Rommie L. Duckworth<p>Six million children die from sepsis worldwide every year, making it the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in …

Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say<p>The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked …

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is the source of our self-obsession

Whether you know it or not, a powerful cult is recruiting you. Cults display unwarranted admiration for a person or thing, and this one has chosen an especially irresistible figurehead: you.<p>The Cult of Self lulls us into believing that we’re better than others, that our needs matter more, and that …

Psychology

'Southern Gentleman' lessons teach Missouri kids old-school advice

Boys at an elementary school in Missouri are learning all about what it takes to be “Southern Gentlemen” from a special new program documented by Fox 4.<p>“To me a gentleman is someone who is kind to all and always helps out with certain situations,” a young student at William Southern Elementary …

Teaching

The Art of Raising Kind Kids

We all want our children to be kind, and to grow up to be even kinder. As any parent knows, monitoring unkind behavior is in most cases a practical …

11 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

Mindfulness skills will serve your child well throughout her life.<p>Although mindfulness isn’t new—it’s rooted in Buddhist tradition—it only gained …

Mindfulness

"Menstrual Cycle on a Chip" Offers a New Window into Female Physiology

The feminine mystique is not just figurative—it also extends to women’s reproductive anatomy. For decades women were excluded from research studies, …

Record-Breaker! Heftiest and Purest 'Failed Star' Identified

An ancient brown dwarf is the most massive and purest such "failed star" ever discovered, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers studied an object called …