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27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Harvard

Meth addiction study tests potential treatment in Pickens County

In the movies, methamphetamine use is often relegated to the mean streets of big cities.<p>But in South Carolina, it’s more of a problem in areas with …

South Carolina

Family Saves Stranded Octopus - The Next Day, He Returns To Thank Them In Remarkable Fashion

Those of us who spend time with animals know they are capable of processing emotions and becoming attached to humans. Apparently that even goes for …

Octopuses

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Sister of 'The Man in the Doorway' calls for further NSW mental health probe

Jennifer Allen spent her 11th birthday in the waiting room of a psychiatric hospital in Newcastle. It remains her most vivid reminder of the tragic …

Science suggests there's no such thing as an 'addictive personality' — here's why

Addiction — whether it's to alcohol, a substance, or even sex — is a negative term. We refer to addiction as a disorder, and those who are diagnosed as being hooked on something are told by society that they have a problem.<p>The reasons someone becomes an addict are complicated. Some think it's down …

Psychology

Colouring books for adults benefit mental health, study suggests

New Zealand researchers say their study shows anxiety and depression may be reduced by colouring in for as little as 10 minutes a day<p>The adult colouring book craze has thereupeutic mental health benefits, New Zealand researchers have found, including reducing symptoms of depression and …

How A Group Of Drug Users Transformed One City's Struggle With Addiction - The Simi Sara Show

North America is in the grips of a drug epidemic. While deaths across the continent soar, Travis Lupick's Fighting for Space explains the concept of …

Vancouver

Could How You Sleep Be Linked to ADHD?

Could ADHD be a problem caused by a disruption in circadian rhythms?<p>It’s an area of research that some experts say holds promise for developing new treatments for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.<p>Many adults and children diagnosed with ADHD report sleep problems. Some have difficulty …

Autism

Apps Everyone Suffering From Depression Should Know About

1 of 15<p>Gettyimages.com/Black woman using cell phone in cafe<p>If you are someone who suffers from depression, you likely—hopefully—have friends who say …

High Tech Comes to the Sex Worker Industry

Escorts, sex workers, working girls, call girl, lady of the evening, whatever name the industry gives it, one issue is always the same: Safety.<p>Technology has changed so much of what people do, and it is taken for granted. In fact, it has gotten more difficult to remember what life was like before …

These Adults Have ADHD But Were Misdiagnosed For Decades

BuzzFeed News spoke to adults who learned that they have ADHD after being misdiagnosed for years with conditions including borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder, with life-changing results.<p>A noisy pub is not the ideal place to try out a new medication. But the first time Sonja (who …

How Your Brain Benefits From the Long Labor Day Weekend

An argument for the permanent three-day weekend.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Health & Sleep<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by …

Drug Addiction, Social Connection, and the Brain

Science has long known that having positive social connection is important to a happy and healthy life. But less is understood about how our brains …

Psychology

Sinead O’Connor tells fans she is ‘totally destroyed’ as she’s re-admitted to hospital

Sinead O’Connor has revealed she was re-admitted to hospital due to mental health issues.<p>The 50-year-old sparked concern last week when she shared a …

Prince's Ex-Wife Speaks Out On His Passing — 'I Never Actually Saw Him Do Drugs'

Prince may have been dealing with a drug addiction for many years.<p>In her new memoir, <i>The Most Beautiful: My Life With Prince</i>, exclusively excerpted in</i> …

Bruno Mars

Washington city sues big pharma for letting Oxycontin flood black market

Mayor Ray Stephanson is suing Purdue Pharma, alleging they are responsible for a major opioid epidemic<p>The Mayor of Everett, Washington is battling back against a major opioid crisis that he believes has led to a rise in street crime and heroin abuse. Mayor Ray Stephanson is suing Purdue Pharma, …

Corruption

We Asked People Why They Got Sober

“I reached a point where I realized that I had stopped having any hopes, dreams, or goals.”<p>Earlier this year, I attempted a sober January. The excess of the holidays had left me feeling worn out, and I figured that a month without substances was a chance to clear my mind and recharge. While I don't …

Drug Addiction

The case for going to bed at 2:30 am

There’s nothing virtuous about “early to bed, early to rise.”<p>It was like a dream.<p>Last Wednesday, I hit every green light on the drive to Kroger. I made it through the aisles in 15 minutes and didn’t have to wait in line at checkout. Back home, I prepped meals and washed dishes without anyone …

A sleep doctor says 4 types of animals represent how people sleep — and these are the ideal daily routines for each

When it comes to health and productivity, it's not just about what you do — eating right, exercising, and working hard — it's also about <i>when</i> you do it.<p>Chronobiology is the study of internal clocks, how they differ among people, and how you can adjust your daily schedule to suit your unique …

Time Management

Women are less happy than men in marriage, but society pretends it isn't true

To Post Secret, a project that collects personal secrets written artistically onto postcards, someone recently sent in the following bombshell: "Ever since we started getting married and buying houses," she writes, "my girlfriends and I don't laugh much anymore."<p>Her personal secret is, in fact, a …

Hugh Hefner

6 Personality Tests That Will Actually Help You Learn About Yourself

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>Humans have a weird desire for self-awareness, even …

Psychology

The Virgin Islands Will Pay You to Visit Them in 2017

It applies to St. Thomas, St. John or St. Croix<p>Caught up in the winter doldrums? The Virgin Islands are willing to pay you to visit.<p>The U.S. …

Caribbean

5 Inexpensive Office Perks That Give Huge Payoffs

When a little goes a long way.<p>It's no surprise that teams around the globe continuously look for ways to improve their workspace. We spend the majority of our week at the office, so it's important to create an environment that is not only productive, but also fosters creative thinking. Here are a …

The Workplace

A Productive Person’s Guide to a Little Bit of LSD

In the mid-1700s, Benjamin Franklin developed a strange habit: Almost every morning before he began to work, he’d stand at his window, nude, taking …

Books

3 science-backed tips that will help you finally remember everyone's name

I once went to church with a friend of mine. He introduced me to his pastor. Then we went back again, about ten years later. We walked in the door, the pastor took one look at me, and said, "Hi, Stever! I hope all is well with you." Mind. Blown. When someone remembers your name ten years later, …

The Brain

If You Have One of These 7 Traits, You're More Intelligent (Says Science)

What does it mean to be intelligent? How does one know if you're smarter than the average? Well, if we went by the Merriam-Webster definition, it …

Power of psychedelic drugs to lift mental distress shown in trials

In 1970 US authorities said drugs like LSD had no medical use, but two tests may just have proven that wrong<p>When Aldous Huxley was dying in 1963, he asked his wife to inject him with LSD, and he passed away, she wrote afterwards, without any of the pain and distress that cancer can cause in the …