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This makeup tutorial makes a very important point about depression

Despite growing acceptance that depression is perfectly normal, stigma and lack of understanding still surrounds a depression diagnosis. But the …

Depression

Paul Tremblay Says That His Latest Novel Is His Graduate Thesis on Horror Fiction

While on a road trip recently, I picked up Paul Tremblay’s latest novel, <i>A Head Full of Ghosts</i>, and proceeded to spend the next ten hours completely …

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

New research finds that altering gut bacteria in mice changes the way their brains work.<p>The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this community of microbes to a range of psychiatric conditions, …

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …

What Makes You 'Click' With Someone Else?

You can’t put your finger on it.<p>You may not have anything in common.<p>On paper it might seem you’d never be friends.<p>But you just… “<i>click</i>.”<p>How does that …

I wasted decades feeling fat and ugly

<b>(CamPix1 via iStock)</b><p>All my life people have told me to lose weight or else. At 74, I’m fat, healthy and done apologizing<p>Erica Manfred<p>January 25, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p>I was a fat kid, a fat teen, a fat adult, and have been “fat shamed” ever since I can remember. When I was a kid they just called it …

'4-hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss plans to donate $100,000 toward studying how to treat depression with psychedelics like magic mushrooms

Tim Ferriss. Jemal Countess / Getty Images Tim Ferriss, widely known as a productivity guru and the author of "The 4-Hour Workweek," is donating at least $100,000 this year to research on psychedelic drugs for the treatment of major depression.<p>A portion of those funds will go toward a pilot study …

Magic Mushrooms

Inflammation Increases Depression: Here's What to Do

“In the health area of psychology at Rice, we’re very focused on the intersection of health behavior, psychology and medicine,” said assistant …

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

There are other books in the sea.<p>George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier …

How to Supercharge Your Router with DD-WRT

Few routers utilize their full potential out of the box because their firmware limits their functionality. Thanks to an open-source project called …

How I Taught Myself to Code in Eight Weeks

To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have …

Programming

Winter Wonderland: How To Make A Paper Snowflake

Ready to up your paper snowflake game? We're going to let you in on a little secret: it's all in the fold. No more of that "fold any old piece of …

Secret Teacher: I dare not tell anyone about my personality disorder

The stigma is such that, while it makes me a great teacher, I can’t disclose my condition. But it’s getting harder to hide and I’m worried I’ll have to quit<p>You know me, you’ve seen me at parents’ evenings. I’m the teacher at the next desk – the popular one, the one you all want to teach your …

Mental Health

No one knows why an ancient Japanese Buddha statue lost half its hair curls

Japanese academics scratch their heads over the conundrum of an ancient Buddha statue that appears to have lost its hair<p>An ancient Buddha statue in Japan is causing consternation among academics after apparently suffering from extensive hair loss, according to new research.<p>The Great Buddha of Nara, …

Researcher Claims Small Doses Of LSD Can Alleviate Anxiety And Depression

Anxiety and depression are serious mental health problems, both of which are severely disruptive at the best of times and incredibly dangerous to the …

Psychedelic Drugs

9. Following His Writing Advice Religiously

While there are surely many Stephen King fans out there who are completely content with reading and nothing more, there are also plenty who love …

10. Coherence (2013)

Of all the genres, perhaps, sci-fi is the one that has the precedent - and the responsibility - to bend minds. Sci-fi has long been the genre of the …

Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Depression

If depression can be induced with pro-inflammatory drugs, might an anti-inflammatory diet be effective in preventing and treating mood …

The ghost that haunts American literature: The genius & the repugnance of H.P. Lovecraft

<b>H.P. Lovecraft (Wikimedia)</b><p>How can we square the giant accomplishments of a brilliant horror writer with the virulent racism that informed him<p>Philip Eil<p>November 22, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Howard Phillips Lovecraft will make you believe in ghosts.<p>The legendary “cosmic horror” author has been dead for 78 …

20 Best-Ever Fat-Burning Soups

Theoretically, having more choices is a good thing.<p>But when ordering a coffee at Starbucks is like doing a mini dissertation in some vaguely Romantic …

Your brain cells can now be turned on and off like a bedside lamp: A new discovery in optogenics

<b>(Alex Mit via Shutterstock)</b><p>Two neuroscientists from MIT and Stanford have won a Breakthrough Prize for their revolutionary work in the field<p>Simon Makin<p>November 14, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Optogenetics is probably the biggest buzzword in …

Neuroscience

6 DIY Beauty Hacks So Simple, They'll Blow Your Mind

😱<p>Is your pressed powder crumbling? Did you break yet another tube of lipstick? We've all been there. And we can all attest to the fact that few things are worse than ruining perfectly good makeup.<p>But starting today, there's no need to worry about simple makeup mishaps, thanks to Cosmopolitan.com. …

How to Turn Your Phone Into a DIY Photo Projector for $1

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Slide projectors are great but outdated. And digital projectors cost a bundle. What’s a photographer to do when …

I’ll Be in My Bunk with Jayne

In honor of Adam Baldwin’s birthday on Friday (February 27th), I wanted to share something beyond the iconic hat he wore as Jayne Cobb in “Firefly.” …

Studio Ghibli Full Sleeve Tattoo

Check out this stunningly beautiful Studio Ghibli Full Sleeve Tattoo! Ghibli has to be my all time favourite animation studio (possibly tied with …

Make Your Own String Dolls!

I was hanging out with my best friend and her family, including two very rambunctious boys, and we were at a big toy store when my friend found this …

Make Your Own Zombiebot Amigurumi!

I’m not exactly sure what a zombiebot is, but it sure is cute. Check out this free crochet pattern available on CraftFoxes.com, sourced from a super …

Stephen King's 'Bazaar of Bad Dreams' pulls us in and then out

Stephen King, I've come to think, is at his most adept when writing in the midlength range. His big novels — "The Stand," "It," "11/22/63" — have always felt a little baggy to me, while his shortest work (he has published more than 200 stories, gathered in a number of collections) can feel sketchy, …

Diverse Subtypes of Serotonin Producing Neurons Discovered

<b>Scientists have begun to learn that differences in serotonin producing neurons likely matter in disease</b><p>It used to be enough to call a serotonergic …

Hammer Films

Features To Quatermass and Beyond The Impact of Sci-Fi's Unlikely Hero<p>Features Yeti Persisted The Cinematic Legacy of the Abominable Snowman<p>Features …