This is What Happened to My Body When I Cut Sugar and Alcohol for a Month

A man in Holland has demonstrated firsthand the impact of a healthy diet by cutting out alcohol, sugar, additives, and preservatives from his consumption for a month. Correspondent Sacha Harland filmed himself for a whole month for the Dutch website LifeHunters to share the experience with the world; here are the main lessons to learn....

These Prisons Are Experimenting with Ayahuasca. Is it Working?

Brazil has one of the highest rates of intentional homicide in the world, and its prison system includes over seven hundred thousand people in incarceration. It’s a place where violent prison revolts are common, and where underfunding and overcrowding means that conditions often border on inhumane. When inmates are released from prison, many fall right...

1/3 of Food is Wasted Worldwide, and France Has a Solution

Take a moment to consider this staggering figure: Of all the food produced in the entire world, roughly one third is wasted or lost each year, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). That’s approximately 1.3 billion tons of food waste worldwide, and in Europe and North America, that’s an average of up...

This is What Happened to My Body When I Cut Sugar and Alcohol for a Month

A man in Holland has demonstrated firsthand the impact of a healthy diet by cutting out alcohol, sugar, additives, and preservatives from his consumption for a month. Correspondent Sacha Harland filmed himself for a whole...

These Prisons Are Experimenting with Ayahuasca. Is it Working?

Brazil has one of the highest rates of intentional homicide in the world, and its prison system includes over seven hundred thousand people in incarceration. It’s a place where violent prison revolts are common, and...

1/3 of Food is Wasted Worldwide, and France Has a Solution

Take a moment to consider this staggering figure: Of all the food produced in the entire world, roughly one third is wasted or lost each year, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)....

Portugal Treats Addicts as Patients, Not Criminals, and the Results Are Staggering

In 2001, in the midst of a heroin crisis, Portugal’s government took the radical step of decriminalizing the possession and consumption of all illegal drugs. At the time, around 1 in 100 Portuguese suffered with...

New Start-Up Uses Social Media to Reunite Homeless People with Their Families

Each new year, families around the world celebrate their health and happiness with the people they love the most. But what about the 160 million people sitting in shelters or huddling for warmth on a...

Tons of Guns, But No Mass Shootings: What We Can Learn From the Swiss

Switzerland has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world, with over 2 million firearms in circulation of its 8.2 million citizens. Swiss citizens regularly learn to shoot when they are still...

Could Religion Actually Make Children Less Generous?

The idea that religious individuals are more compassionate, giving, and morally sound than the rest of us is one that has been embedded in the minds of American society for a very long time. However,...

Was Freud a Joke? New Study is Shifting Our Understanding Of Dreams

Freud thought dreams were the “royal road to the unconscious”, as it is in them that the ego’s defenses are lowered, enabling repressed material to come through to awareness, though in distorted form. A dream about a house,...

55% Of White Americans Think They Face More Racism Than Black Americans? Here’s Why They’re Wrong.

In an astonishing change of tide in Americans’ view on race, a majority of white people think they face racial discrimination. They also believe that anti-white bias is more prevalent than the discrimination faced by...

Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?

Every summer, the first thing my wife does before drinking a cup of coffee is count the new mosquito bites on her body. “I got one here,” she says while twisting her hips to show...

Psychedelics Can Heal Damaged Brain Cells in Patients With Mental Illness

Every year that goes by, it becomes a little more evident that the hippies from the 60s and 70s had it right. They were hard into yoga, consumed raw and organic foods, and partook pretty...

This Little Robot Might Solve the World’s Big Pesticide Problem

Most commercial farmers spray their entire fields with pesticides, and count on their genetically modified crops to withstand the herbicide while harmful weeds do not. Those crops go on to become the groceries we buy...

An Intense, Specific Diet Reversed Type II Diabetes in 86% of Patients

Doctors in the UK just announced that people enrolled in a radical weight loss program were able to reverse type 2 diabetes. The outcome was published in the leading academic journal the Lancet. Because the...

On This Tiny Island of Japan, People Live to 100+. Here’s How.

Beyond the southernmost tip of Japan lies an island known as the “Island of Immortals”. They haven’t found the fountain of youth, but the elders of Okinawa seem to know the secret for living a...

This Doctor Believes He Can Treat Addiction With Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca is a tropical plant from the Amazon that is most commonly brewed into a tea. When ingested, it can induce altered states of consciousness for around four to eight hours. The main ingredients are...

Physicist Invents App That Can Replace Hormonal Birth Control

While this year may represent the 57th anniversary of the combined oral contraceptive pill’s market availability in the United States, the mounting concern for its side effects in women’s bodies in recent years has culminated in...

Science Finds Plants Have Incredible Human-Like Behaviors

Three and a half decades ago, a book called ‘The Secret Life of Plants’ caused a media storm, claiming that plants had feelings, could telepathize, and even read our minds. So much was the hype...

Finland Has an Efficient Way to Fight Bullying. Here’s How

For many, thinking back to middle and high school years means recalling awkward, yet enjoyable times. For others, it can mean flashbacks to bullying and harassment. Whether it was a single, isolated incident or a...