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All creatures naturally seek pleasure and avoid pain. People (and animals) often crave something more--to feel high. For millions of years, humans have used alcohol and other drugs, elephants have sought out fermented fruit, and cats have rolled ecstatically in catnip. But we have also...

From "Doing it Old School: The History of Getting High" Veni Vidi Vino After important dinners and symposiums (some of which presumably involved sumptuous banquets with castratos fanning guests with palm fronds), Romans would sometimes indulge in a game of convivium, which sounds a lot more congenial than it actually was....

YogaTherapyToday | Spring 2013 www.iayt.org Review Your Brain on Yoga A Harvard Medical School Guide By Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, with Jodie Gould Rosetta Books (2012) Review by Stephanie M. Shorter, PhD Harvard-based yoga researcher and neuroscientist Dr. Sat Bir Khalsahas teamed up with award-winning journalist Jodie Gould to produce an overview of the research on...

Does yoga really reduce stress? Can we feel happier after meditating just 10 minutes a day? How about smarter?  YOUR BRAIN ON YOGA presents the latest, cutting-edge studies that show the physical and psychological benefits of yoga and meditation. Neuroscientist Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D,...

INTRODUCTION Can yoga help reduce the stress that makes you look and feel older than your years?  Does yoga help elevate your mood and make you mentally sharper?  Will meditation enhance your spiritual outlook or give you a sense of peace and calm?  As a Harvard...

A breakthrough guide to recovery for women who struggle with alcoholism, based on a groundbreaking new model that targets the pain instead of the shame. Tens of millions of women today drink to excess and their numbers are growing. Now, Dr. Kitty Harris, an experienced counselor...

When Mothers Drink In an episode of the TV series Mad Men, set in the early sixties, advertising exec Don Draper is entertaining colleagues at his suburban home with his wife and family. His daughter, who looks to be around six or seven, is mixing and...

The Beauty/Brain Connection "Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical." --Sophia Loren, Actress In the search for that magic lotion or potion that will make us more beautiful, I'm here to tell you that it's all in your...