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The Brief History of Beer

By |2019-05-21T03:22:56+03:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

As almost any cereal containing certain sugars can undergo spontaneous fermentation due to wild yeasts in the air, it is possible that beer-like drinks were independently developed throughout the world soon after a tribe or culture had domesticated cereal. Chemical tests of ancient pottery jars [...]

Homeopathy Types, Benefits, and Risks

By |2018-10-10T13:39:25+03:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , |

Homeopathy is a 200-year old healing modality that involves taking medications that are derived from natural sources. These very mild medicines work to stimulate the healing responses of the body so that it corrects the ailments and illnesses by itself. FDA-approved, homeopathy is being widely [...]

A Brief History of Heavy Metal Music

By |2018-10-11T15:59:37+03:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , |

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Britain’s post-war economic boom began coming to an end. This period of economic decline continued into the early 1980s, marked by a rise in unemployment, inflation, and labor strikes. During this time, options for working-class youths were limited, [...]

Ayurveda: A Science of Life

By |2018-06-17T14:07:36+03:00June 17th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a [...]

Biofeedback Therapy Benefits, Uses and How Does It Work

By |2018-05-26T23:16:02+03:00May 26th, 2018|Categories: Knowledge, Spirituality, Substances|Tags: , , , , , |

Biofeedback therapy teaches individuals how to improve their physical and mental health by controlling their bodies. Normally, certain autonomic bodily functions happen without conscious thought, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and digestion. Biofeedback therapy increases awareness of these functions, so individuals can learn to [...]

What Alcohol Consumption Does to Our Brain

By |2018-05-30T02:16:50+03:00November 24th, 2017|Categories: Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , |

Alcohol is such a ubiquitous part of our culture that it’s easier to brush off any news of its harm than it is to even consider abandoning it in favor of better health, mental clarity, and spiritual awareness. And while there is no doubt that [...]

Kanna: An African Antidepressant Plant

By |2018-06-13T22:28:36+03:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , , |

Meet Kanna. A plant that was raised in the heat of the South African sun. The plant has been revered by the locals for millennia. Way back before the first of the explorers and established colonies arrived. This herb, which is also known as Sceletium tortuosum, [...]

Vikings Berserkers – Fierce Drugged Warriors or just Mad Men?

By |2018-10-29T16:37:57+03:00August 6th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Substances|Tags: , , |

Vikings warriors were a feared lot, and even those who didn’t fear them respected them and their fighting abilities in the battles. But the most ferocious and most feared of them all were the Berserkers. Before the battle, the berserkers worked themselves into a trance [...]

Dance with the Green Fairy: Absinthe Myths and Facts

By |2018-10-16T03:21:21+03:00June 5th, 2017|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , |

No beverage has been romanticized and demonized more than absinthe. It conjures images of La Fée Verte sprinkling intoxicating inspiration upon artists from bawdy literary salons in 1920s Paris to Van Gogh slicing off his own ear in a hallucinatory stupor. Let’s dispel untruths and [...]

3 Signs You Are A Lost Soul

By |2019-01-09T05:48:44+03:00May 19th, 2017|Categories: Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In this crazy life, all of us go through periods where we feel lost, hopeless, and simply at our wit's end. However, truly lost souls go through more intense periods of disassociation and confusion than the rest of us, and sometimes, they feel like their [...]