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As a psychology expert, Carian (editor) keeps an eye on new hot research. Via her blog posts everybody can stay informed about interesting psychology topics, with a hint of sex, drugs and rock and roll. Together with friends, she enjoys all the good things Amsterdam has to offer. When alone, she frees her mind by practicing kundalini yoga.

4 Surprising Side Effects of Foods You May Eat Every Day

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We all eat to stay energized and healthy. However, some foods are more than a way to fill up your stomach and may cause unexpected side effects that you should definitely know of. Cherries make you sleep longer and better Cherries are a natural source of melatonin, a powerful antioxidant critical for sleep-wake cycle regulation.   …Continue Reading

Smoking Damages the Brain

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Numerous studies have demonstrated that inhaling tobacco smoke increases the risk on various cancers, heart complications, stroke and other health problems. Now new research adds another hazard, but this time it’s a mental one: smoking may damage memory, learning and reasoning capacities – if you’re older than 50. Researchers at King’s College, London, asked 8,800   …Continue Reading

Inspired by Science: The Abandoned City

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What does a city look like when due to some kind of disaster its inhabitants have left? Rather than showing the beautiful vista, faux landscape photographer Lori Nix prefers to depict the darker corners of life. “My scenes are devoid of people and this emptiness becomes an important element,” says Nix. “Evidence of humans may   …Continue Reading

Tropical Plants Made Our Ancestors Hungry For Sex

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For the first time, researchers found evidence that the consumption of plant-based estrogenic compounds, or phytoestrogens, likely played an important role in human evolution. For 11 months, a research team studied a group of red colobus monkeys in Uganda, known to eat leaves from a tropical tree with estrogen-like compounds, called Millettia dura. They found   …Continue Reading

Remarkable Conditions: Fatally Allergic to All Foods

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People eat to live or even live to eat, but Joshua from New York has to stay away from even the smell of most foods. The nine-year-old boy suffers multiple food allergies and the rare disease Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EE), an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus, which makes a simplistic menu a matter of life   …Continue Reading