How Hard Is It To Recognize That You Are Experiencing A Delusion?
How Hard Is It To Recognize That You Are Experiencing A Delusion?
in Diseases & Conditions by Kevin Morgan, Univ. of Westminster
When people experience delusions or hallucinations there is usually some loss of contact with reality whereby normal…
8 Things That Have Changed Since The Smoking Ban
8 Things That Have Changed Since The Smoking Ban
in Environmental Health by Andrew Russell, Durham University
It’s hard to think back to what English pubs and clubs were like before the law about smoke-free public places came…
stress and relaxation
Stress!!! How to Manage Its Impact on You & Your Life
in Diseases & Conditions by Chuck Fata & Suzette Hodnett
Our bodies have forgotten how relaxation feels. We have come to accept our fast-paced, over-loaded, and increasingly…
Why We Still Love Jane Austen's Heroes, Heroines And Houses After 200 Years
Why We Still Love Jane Austen's Heroes, Heroines And Houses After 200 Years
in Leisure & Creativity by Lizzie Rogers, University of Hull
Two centuries on from the death of Jane Austen, the enthusiasm for her work and the Regency world she represents is…
Is America's Digital Leadership On The Wane?
Is America's Digital Leadership On The Wane?
in Science & Technology by Bhaskar Chakravorti, Tufts University
American leadership in technology innovation and economic competitiveness is at risk if U.S. policymakers don’t take…
This, Not Diet, May Cause GI Trouble In Kids With Autism
This, Not Diet, May Cause GI Trouble In Kids With Autism
in Diseases & Conditions by Derek Thompson, University of Missouri
Diet is not a contributing factor to the significant gastrointestinal issues common among children with autism spectrum…
How Your Gut May Help You Lose Weight, Fight Depression And Lower Blood Pressure
How Your Gut May Help You Lose Weight, Fight Depression And Lower Blood Pressure
in Diseases & Conditions by Jasenka Zubcevic and Christopher Martyniuk, University of Florida
A universe of organisms living inside you may affect every part of your body, from your brain to your bones, and even…
Research Shows That Marriage Does Make Men Fatter
Research Shows That Marriage Does Make Men Fatter
in Health & Wellness by Joanna Syrda, University of Bath
Wedding vows traditionally account for the possibility of bumps in the road ahead. For richer for poorer is an…
Can Cherishing Stuff With A Photo Help You Let Go Of It?
Can Cherishing Stuff With A Photo Help You Let Go Of It?
in Feng Shui by Rebecca Walker Reczek, The Ohio State University; et al
Picture your favorite childhood stuffed animal. Are you clinging to it even though neither you nor anyone else in your…
Why Legal Marijuana Age Limit Should Be Low Not High
Why Legal Marijuana Age Limit Should Be Low Not High
in Leisure & Creativity by Rebecca Haines-Saah, University of Calgary
Lowering the legal age for marijuana use will help to improve prevention, safety and education for young people.
The Next Step In Sustainable Design: Bringing The Weather Indoors
The Next Step In Sustainable Design: Bringing The Weather Indoors
in Science & Technology by Kevin Nute, University of Oregon
A building’s primary purpose may be to keep the weather out, but most do such an effective job of this that they also…
Why Eating A Plant-based Diet Doesn't Mean Being A Vegetarian
Why Eating A Plant-based Diet Doesn't Mean Being A Vegetarian
in Food & Nutrition by Katherine Livingstone, Deakin University
Plant-based diets are often shown to be good for health. we eat a lot of meat and are sometimes reluctant to completely…
Can You Tell If Your Pet Is Happy?
Can You Tell If Your Pet Is Happy?
in Pets & You by Mirjam Guesgen, University of Alberta
Scientists are starting to be able to accurately read animal facial expressions and understand what they communicate.
How To Help Your Child Make The Most Of Summer Camp
How To Help Your Child Make The Most Of Summer Camp
in Leisure & Creativity by Troy D. Glover, University of Waterloo
Temporary relief from structured classroom teaching opens up exciting opportunities for kids at summer camps that not…
Work: Burden or Opportunity to Make a Difference?
Work: Is It A Burden or An Opportunity to Make a Difference?
in Career & Success by Dr. Allan G. Hunter
We spend large portions of our lives at work, preparing for work, and commuting. Work is, therefore, a major…
How Being Friends With Someone Who Has Dementia Can Be Good For You Both
How Being Friends With Someone Who Has Dementia Can Be Good For You Both
in Diseases & Conditions by Janelle Taylor, University of Washington
There is a lot we can do to make life better for older adults with dementia. And we ought to do what we can – not only…
Can We Build Our Dream World by Adopting A Fresh Outlook?
How We Can We Build Our Dream World by Adopting A Fresh Outlook
in Science & Technology by Philip Comella
We now have reached the stage of evolution where we are ready to accept the world for what it must be: a product of our…
Why Vitamin D Guidelines Need To Be Updated
Why Vitamin D Guidelines Need To Be Updated
in Healing Diet by Susan Lanham-New, University of Surrey
Most people know that it’s important to get enough vitamin D. Among other things, it’s vital for bone and muscle…
Do Cats Purr When Humans Aren't Around?
Do Cats Purr When Humans Aren't Around?
in Pets & You by Jan Hoole, Keele University
Why do cats purr? Humans tend to think that purring is a sign of happiness in a cat – and indeed it can be – but there…
There Is A Greater Risk Of Death With These Heartburn Drugs
There Is A Greater Risk Of Death With These Heartburn Drugs
in Diseases & Conditions by Tamara Bhandari, Washington University in St. Louis
A new study shows that long-time use of heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors is associated with an increased…
Changing Your Body’s Reaction to Stress: The Five Dimensions of Stress
Changing Your Body’s Reaction to the Five Dimensions of Stress
in Diseases & Conditions by Gregory Plotnikoff MD & Mark Weisberg PhD
Stress is both a cause of trouble and the result of trouble. As the first step in empowering you to change your bodily…
This Magic Alloy Could Mean Cheaper Solar Power
This Magic Alloy Could Mean Cheaper Solar Power
in Science & Technology by University of Michigan
Researchers have developed a new kind of semiconductor alloy capable of capturing the near-infrared light located on…
Smelling Our Food May Make Us Gain Weight
Smelling Our Food May Make Us Gain Weight
in Food & Nutrition by Robert Sanders, University of California, Berkeley
Our sense of smell is key to the enjoyment of food, so it may be no surprise that obese mice in a recent study who lost…
If We Stopped Emitting Greenhouse Gases Right Now, Would We Stop Climate Change?
If We Stopped Emitting Greenhouse Gases Right Now, Would We Stop Climate Change?
in Science & Technology by Richard B. Rood, University of Michigan
Earth’s climate is changing rapidly. We know this from billions of observations, documented in thousands of journal…
When Colors Hold Emotional Ties and Provoke Visceral Reactions
When Colors Hold Emotional Ties and Provoke Visceral Reactions
in Leisure & Creativity by Barbara Jaffe, Ed.D.
For me, red is passion, energy, fun, excitement. My red blazer immediately infuses me with inner warmth and joy.…
I Spent Three Days As A Hunter-gatherer To See If It Would Improve My Gut Health
I Spent Three Days As A Hunter-gatherer To See If It Would Improve My Gut Health
in Health & Wellness by Tim Spector, King's College London
Mounting evidence suggests that the richer and more diverse the community of microbes in your gut the lower your risk…
How Spam Became One Of The Most Iconic American Brands Of All Time
How Spam Became One Of The Most Iconic American Brands Of All Time
in Food & Nutrition by Ayalla A. Ruvio, Michigan State University
While you might think of Spam as a basic canned meat, it’s actually one of the greatest business success stories of all…
Why Material Success Can Never Be Enough
Why Material Success Can Never Be Enough
in Career & Success by James Dillehay
False success means abandoning what is in your heart for the lure of money and security. When we primarily strive for…
How Chefs And Home Cooks Are Rolling The Dice On Food Safety
How Chefs And Home Cooks Are Rolling The Dice On Food Safety
in Food & Nutrition by Paul Cross, Bangor University and Dan Rigby, University of Manchester
Encouraging anyone to honestly answer an embarrassing question is no easy task – not least when it might affect their…
How Paddington Bear Found A Happy Home On The World's Bookshelves
How Paddington Bear Found A Happy Home On The World's Bookshelves
in Leisure & Creativity by Veronica Barnsley, University of Sheffield
When he arrived alone in London in 1958, the label attached to Paddington Bear’s coat politely requested that he be…
As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving is an Ancient Act of Resilience
As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving is an Ancient Act of Resilience
in Gardening by Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine
In Norway, a high-tech seed vault flooded from melting permafrost. In Montana, locals keep their seeds in the library.
How To Revisit Trauma To Help You Put It In The Past
How To Revisit Trauma To Help You Put It In The Past
in Diseases & Conditions by Agata Vitale, Bath Spa University
In the introduction to his beautiful book The Body Keeps The Score, psychiatrist Bessel Van der Kolk writes: “One does…
Is It Bad For Your Health To Eat Food Fried In Olive Oil?
Is It Bad For Your Health To Eat Food Fried In Olive Oil?
in Healing Diet by James Brown, Aston University and Rachel Adams, Cardiff Metropolitan University
It recently has been suggested that using vegetable oils to fry food may be bad for your health due to the production…
What ATMs Dispense Is More Than Mere Money
What ATMs Dispense Is More Than Mere Money
in Environmental Health by Riedel Johanna Ohm, Pennsylvania State University
We live in a dirty world. Wherever we go, we are among microbes. Bacteria, fungi and viruses live on our phones, bus…
The Yoga Paradox: How Yoga Can Cause Pain And Treat It
The Yoga Paradox: How Yoga Can Cause Pain And Treat It
in Fitness & Exercise by Evangelos Pappas, University of Sydney and Marc Campo, Mercy College
Yoga carries with it a higher than expected risk of a painful wrist, elbow and shoulder, possibly due to poses like…
Here’s What Happens When You Become Overheated
Here’s What Happens When You Become Overheated
in Fitness & Exercise by Robin Tricoles, University of Arizona
Your body has a maximum operating temperature, according to a physician who knows an overheated person when she sees…
Food Evolution GMO Film Serves Up Chemical Industry Agenda
Food Evolution GMO Film Serves Up Chemical Industry Agenda
in Food & Nutrition by Stacy Malkan, US Right To Know
Some industry messaging efforts are so heavy-handed they end up highlighting their own PR tactics more than the message…
1 In 3 Humans Harbors This Sneaky Parasite
1 In 3 Humans Harbors This Sneaky Parasite
in Health & Wellness by Kara Gavin, University of Michigan
One in three people has a potentially nasty parasite hiding in the body—tucked away in tiny cysts that the immune…
Autistic People Are 3 Times More Likely To Have Hallucinations
Autistic People Are 3 Times More Likely To Have Hallucinations
in Diseases & Conditions by Elizabeth Milne, University of Sheffield
Do you ever hear a sound when there is nothing around to explain it? Or perhaps you have the feeling that someone is…
How To Ask For A Pay Rise
How To Ask For A Pay Rise
in Finance & Careers by Mara Olekalns, Melbourne Business School
When Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe argued that the real source of workers’ unhappiness was an unwillingness to…
Our Hunter Gatherer Past Taught Our Brains To Love Exercise
Our Hunter Gatherer Past Taught Our Brains To Love Exercise
in Fitness & Exercise by Alexis Blue, University of Arizona
The link between exercise and the brain may be a product of our evolutionary history and past as hunter-gatherers,…
Is The Math Of Life And Death Our Secret Weapon In The Fight Against Disease
Is The Math Of Life And Death Our Secret Weapon In The Fight Against Disease
in Diseases & Conditions by Christian Yates, University of Bath
Maths is the language of science. It crops up everywhere from physics to engineering and chemistry
How Our Pets Strengthen Neighborhood Ties
How Our Pets Strengthen Neighborhood Ties
in Pets & You by Lisa Wood, University of Western Australia
Talk to any pet owner and you are bound to invoke stories about the joy and companionship of having a pet. But evidence…
Why The Effect On Your Brain To A Low-carb Diet Is Similar To An Illicit Drug
Why The Effect On Your Brain To A Low-carb Diet Is Similar To An Illicit Drug
in Healing Diet by Andrew Brown, UNSW
Some people on very low-carb diets say they feel euphoric, have clear minds and lose their appetite.

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