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What Mixing Weed and Alcohol Does to Your Mind

Researchers now understand the science behind the crossfade.<p>I rarely mix weed and alcohol—otherwise, I become more silent than a hermit crab floating in space.<p>But the high that results from combining the two drugs—known as a "crossfade"—isn't uncommon. Researchers, however, are still delving into …

What Are Personality Disorders?

More likely than not, you have had to deal with someone who just seemed a little “off” at some point in your life. Maybe a frustrating coworker who …

What do you do when all you can think is: "I don't want to be here"?

A first-hand account of depression, seeking help and group CBT<p>It's the night of November 21st, and I am standing in a packed west London venue …

'Trapped': Thousands call Childline for mental health help

<b>"Trapped" and feeling like a "monster" is how one young person has described their struggle with mental health.</b><p>They were just one of more than 50,000 children and young people who turned to Childline last year because of a serious mental health problem.<p>New data from the NSPCC shows one in six …

Mental Health

115 Portraits Capture the Queer Sexy 70s

'The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment' explores gay liberation.<p>A 1979 black and white Rink Foto photograph entitled, <i>Lovers in a 1951 Mercury</i>, of a nude gay couple, in the throes of sexual ecstasy, captures the full force of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art’s current …

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …

Wellness

How to Make Downsizing Your Stuff a Little Less Painful

Colie and her husband's Minneapolis rental isn't <i>super</i> tiny — at 781 square feet it's perfectly adequate for two people. But the place they moved <i>from</i> …

Minimalism

Women's March on Washington - The Washington Post

Live<p>Women's March on Washington<p>January 21, 2017 6:34 AM EST — Tens of thousands of people are expected to march in Washington, one day after the inauguration of President Trump. (The Washington Post)

Scum of the earth lowlife packs a bag for Trump's inauguration

I and my brethren have been called scum.<p>We are terrible people. Horrible. Illegitimate. Liars.<p>The worst.<p>Hey, nobody's perfect, and I'm willing to forgive. So today I'm packing my bags and hitching a ride to D.C. for the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States of …

Inside a Killer Drug Epidemic: A Look at America’s Opioid Crisis

Opioid addiction is America’s 50-state epidemic. It courses along Interstate highways in the form of cheap smuggled heroin, and flows out of “pill mill” clinics where pain medicine is handed out like candy. It has ripped through New England towns, where people overdose in the aisles of dollar …

Los Angeles

Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

Students--and especially boys--need hours of physical activity every day. They don't get enough because their schools won't let them.<p>This is a story about successful kids (especially boys), common sense, and research.<p>Most of us spend hours each day sitting at work. Science says it's killing us, and …

Standardized Testing

11 habits that can create happiness at work and in life

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure — a decadent meal, a favorite book or a relaxing day on the beach.<p>These pleasures do bring happiness, but only temporarily. Recent studies have shown that true happiness, or life satisfaction, works a bit …

Happiness

Neuroscience of Meditation: How to Make Your Mind Awesome

So is meditation just another fad that pops up from time to time like bell-bottom jeans? Nope. Research shows it really helps you be healthier, …

Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD is Largely a Fraud

Contributing writer for Wake Up World<p>Viewed by academics as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, Jerome Kagan ranked above …

Mental Health

DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague

<b>DNA testing has for the first time confirmed the identity of the bacteria behind London's Great Plague.</b><p>The plague of 1665-1666 was the last major outbreak of bubonic plague in Britain, killing nearly a quarter of London's population.<p>It's taken a year to confirm initial findings from a suspected …

Archaeology

How to Raise a Genius, According to a 45-Year Study on Extraordinary Kids

Making a mastermind.<p>A survey of 5,000 intellectually talented children has now entered its 45th year, and the insights it’s uncovered when it comes …

‘He paid a dear price for it’: The 19th-century ordeal of one of America’s first transgender men

On Oct. 7, 1879, the New York Times reported the death of one Lucy Ann Lobdell Slater under the headline, the “Death of a Modern Diana,” a reference to the Roman goddess of the hunt.<p>While known for her prowess as a “female hunter,” the Times reported, her “strange life history” was most notable for …

Vintage sleaze and pulp erotica by prolific fetish illustrator Eric Stanton

<i>The cover of ‘Rent Party’ illustrated by Eric Stanton, 1964.</i> <br>Fans of fetish artist and illustrator Eric Stanton allegedly included Howard Hughes, …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of its …

Web Traffic

New Alzheimer's Drug Trial Clears Toxic Brain Proteins And Slows Memory Loss

This is incredible.<p>A new drug trial for Alzheimer’s patients has just been completed, and researchers are calling the results the most promising yet …

Can Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Treat Depression?

<i>This article was originally published in The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>There is growing evidence that inflammation—already known to be …

I've become much less stressed thanks to a simple lesson from a meditation app loved by Wall Streeters and Olympic athletes

For the past eight months, I've been using the guided-meditation app Headspace every day, and it's had a noticeably positive effect on my mood.<p>I first heard about Headspace late last year on Tim Ferriss' podcast. Its proponents include Wall Streeters, Olympic athletes, and celebrity executives like …

Meditation

Opioid Addiction Should Not Be Punished

I had another patient overdose last week—like too many friends, children and neighbors whose addictions and deaths will break their families’ hearts. …

Cannabinoid is culprit when stress becomes anxiety

A new study shows what happens in the brain when stress triggers anxiety.<p>The closely linked emotions of stress and anxiety are both generated in the …

This Woman Was Denied Care for Her Dislodged IUD for the Worst Reason

When Illinois resident Melanie Jones slipped and fell on her bathroom floor, she went to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center to get help for her bleeding and pain. The cause, it was determined, was a dislodged IUD.<p>Typically, when this happens, a physician will remove the device. But Jones' doctor …

Gender Discrimination

This 1 Morning Routine Saves Me 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

Alzheimer's puzzle pieces are coming together - Scope

There's a lot we don't know about Alzheimer's disease. Here's some of what we do know: Its early stages are marked by the wholesale destruction of …

Learning Soft Skills In Childhood Can Prevent Harder Problems Later

Academic learning is usually in the spotlight at school, but teaching elementary-age students "soft" skills like self-control and social skills might help in keeping at-risk kids out of criminal trouble in the future, a study finds.<p>Duke University researchers looked at a program called Fast Track, …

Anti-bullying program focused on bystanders helps the students who need it the most: Study reports on success of model used in Finland

Study reports on success of model used in Finland<p>Many K-12 school efforts to reduce bullying have proven not very effective, leading educators to …

Lithium should be more widely used for bipolar disorder, researchers say

Lithium is most effective drug in reducing self-harm and suicide, and bad reputation is misplaced, study suggests<p>Britain’s 650,000 people with bipolar disorder should take lithium to help control their condition, despite its reputation for dulling the senses, a significant new study has …