You know about probiotics, right? The good bacteria necessary for digestion. But have you heard about prebiotics? They are just as important for your digestive and mental health. Yes, you read that right: what goes on in your digestive system has a direct effect on your mental health, even the quality of...
There are two kinds of human beings currently living on earth: the mortals and the immortals – those who will die like others before them and those who will live forever. Would you like to know in which group you fall?  Futurologist Ian Pearson has told The Sun that the cut-off...
Over the last century, it’s safe to say that Sigmund Freud’s ideas shaped the foundation of modern psychology as we know it. Many of his ideas have become cultural icons, with some popular terms like penis envy and anal obsession penetrating everyday jargon. As controversial as his ideas may now...
New research out of Northeastern University turns everything we know about emotions upside down. Lisa Feldman Barrett is a Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, with appointments at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her new book How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain proposes a...
Fasting for three days can regenerate the entire immune system and reverse the damage to the immune system done by chemotherapy. A team of researchers at the University of Southern California have described their breakthrough as "remarkable". While diets and fasting have traditionally been criticized by the medical profession as unhealthy...
Millions of people suffer from chronic pain and many of them take painkillers to handle the pain, but there is a simple, more human act to alleviate pain and it’s proven by science. Around 100 million adults in the United States are affected by chronic pain – pain that lasts...
Quick question: how many posts have you given a thumbs-up on your Facebook newsfeed today? Right, that's what I thought. Just like me, you probably have no idea. And yet these mindless acts of appreciation give away much more about ourselves than we realize. In a stunning TED talk (see below) Director of...
Lubomir Arsov’s groundbreaking short film IN-SHADOW: A Modern Odyssey is a masterpiece in social commentary that will at once enthrall and disturb you. His stunning animations are masterfully enhanced by a haunting soundtrack by Sheldon Lisoy to make for a totally engrossing experience. In only 13 minutes the film depicts a...