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6 Science-Backed Ways To Use Writing As Therapy

You probably know at least one person who keeps a diary, gratitude journal, or bullet journal. But can writing be a legitimate therapy to improve our …

Creative Writing

Daily Routines Can Benefit Your Mental Health, According To A New Study & Here’s How To Kickstart Yours

Anyone who's ever experienced sleep issues has likely been told that maintaining a regular sleep-wake cycle is the number one way to get their sleep …

Sleep

The earth has had warmer-than-average temperatures for 400 straight months now

<b>(CNN) —</b> For 400 consecutive months -- that's more than 33 years -- the earth's temperature has been above average, and climatologists aren't mincing words as to why.<p>The dubious milestone was reported in the April edition of NOAA's monthly global climate report. The report also states that this …

Global Warming

The 50 Most Iconic Movie Posters Of The 1980s

The last great decade for movie art<p>Movie posters are hardly special these days, especially since you're more likely to get a glimpse at a movie from Twitter than you are from seeing a big poster in a cinema lobby. But before Photoshop, movie posters were an art form, and the '80s were the last …

Universal Pictures

Schizophrenia Could Be Physically Changing The Body, Not Just The Brain

But how?<p>Schizophrenia is considered a disorder of the mind, influencing the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. But our latest research shows …

The Brain

10 Best Ways to Increase Dopamine Levels Naturally

Dopamine is an important chemical messenger in the brain that has many functions.<p>It’s involved in reward, motivation, memory, attention and even …

Neuroscience

Louisiana mental health advocates bracing for $50 million budget cut, predict layoffs | NOLA.com

For much of his early life, Jessie Smith III was told he was lazy, he had low self-esteem and he just needed to get a job -- advice offered up by a …

Mental Health

What’s the Difference Between Dopamine and Serotonin?

Dopamine and serotonin are both neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that regulate countless functions and processes in your …

Neuroscience

More than 30,000 nursing home eviction notices to be sent in Louisiana Thursday

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's Department of Health will begin sending nursing home eviction notices Thursday to more than 30,000 residents who could lose Medicaid under the budget passed by the state House of Representatives.<p>"The Louisiana Department of Health is beginning the process of notifying all …

Health Care

What's the difference between a narcissist, sociopath, and borderline? | The Recovery Expert

People often wonder about the differences between borderline, narcissist, and antisocial personality disorders – the <b>Cluster B personality …

8 Ways Childhood Neglect Affected Your Life

Most people have experienced childhood neglect to one degree or another at some point during their lives. Of those, many don’t even recognize it as …

Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas

A new way of thinking about consciousness is sweeping through science like wildfire. Now physicists are using it to formulate the problem of …

Antioxidant found to wind back the clock on blood vessel function by up to 20 years

Much mystery surrounds the physiological processes by which humans age, but scientists are learning more all the time. With this knowledge come new …

Wellness

3 things that brought this woman back from Alzheimer’s

<b>Mom and son created an action plan for dementia; a year later and she's back to her old self.</b><p>Anyone who has experienced Alzheimer’s in a loved one …

Scientists just discovered a strange new DNA shape lurking in human cells

But what does it do?<p>The discovery of DNA as a double helix is a hallowed story of scientific triumph—the work of four researchers merging together to solve one of science’s biggest mysteries, giving birth to what we know as the field of modern genetics. But decades later, we’re still learning that …

Biology

China's Xi has a single-mindedness Trump can only dream of

<b>(CNN) —</b> The images could not have provided a greater contrast. At one point on the globe, a nation's leader in military fatigues, overseeing its largest display of naval power ever, and in waters that are at the heart of a regional territorial dispute.<p>At another, a besieged president waylaid by …

China

New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease — basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather …

Dementia

What is vitamin B12 and what are the symptoms of a deficiency?

Our bodies are remarkably adept at absorbing, storing and using vitamins and minerals. But sometimes our diet and lifestyle can make it more difficult to get enough of certain nutrients – which is where deficiency comes in.<p>Lack of sunlight can lead to a deficiency in vitamin D, for example, which …

Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene

Groundbreaking research shows, for the first time, how the most well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease causes signs in human brain …

Neuroscience

One night of sleep deprivation leads to increase in Alzheimer's protein

A new study has revealed a stark connection between sleep deprivation and increased deposits of amyloid-beta – peptides linked to Alzheimer's disease …

Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why Incompetent People Think They Are Superior

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. …

Psychology

Imperfect, organic design is the next step – UX Collective

The current obsession over Pixel Perfect products. And how ‘imperfections’ can make our designs more human.<p>Long ago, there lived a priest who was in …

UX Design

Can These Tiny, Modular Smart Homes Relieve the Demand For Affordable Housing?

Prefabricated and stackable, Kasita's high-density units may be a solution to America’s affordable housing crisis—with tech-enabled, high-quality design to boot.<p>Whether it’s building regulations or growth outpacing construction, America faces a new kind of housing crisis: a shortage of homes. …

Housing

How to Design a Wabi-Sabi Inspired Home Anchored in Concrete

The 90’s was a time when the design and decorating world moved away from the colorful zest of the 80’s and a took a more polished approach towards …

Interior Design

The Promise of Gnarbox Finally Realized In New Gnarbox 2.0 SSD Product

<i>The concept behind the Gnarbox was always a good one, but the execution in the first gen product left a lot to be desired</i><p>We were always fans of the …

How to Elevate Your Photography to the Next Level

You’re feeling stuck; how do you elevate your photography and take it to the next level?<b>CONQUER YOUR FEARS AND MEET NEW PEERS at ERIC KIM WORKSHOP</b>1. …

Street Photography

Reverse engineering consciousness: Is the brain a quantum computer?

The human brain is often described as a powerful computer, a metaphor that leads many experts to fear AI could one day become sentient. But what if developers seeking to create machines that think are barking up the wrong tree?<p>Our minds, according to some, are actually <i>quantum</i> computers. And, if …

10 Reasons Why Some of Us Are So Vulnerable to Depression

People’s thoughts and attitudes explain why some develop depression following stressful life events. The following list provides an overview of …

Brain Damage from Benzodiazepines: The Troubling Facts, Risks, and History of Minor Tranquilizers

Last week, Britain's <i>Independent</i> newspaper published a bombshell for psychiatry and medicine: the country's Medical Research Council had sat on …

Depression

2 Out of 3 People See Depression at Work. Here's How to Keep Your Team Well

Your employees' mental health can affect your bottom line. Here's how to help them--and your business.<p><b>When Arun Gupta,</b> founder of the New York City health care company Quartet Health, couldn't find satisfactory mental health insurance for his team, he came up with a creative solution: …