Pesticides and food: It’s not a black and white issue

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Unique mix of brain chemicals separates humans from other primates

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The concept of mindfulness involves focusing on your present situation and state of mind. This can mean awareness of your ...
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Scientific American | 
“I think, therefore I am” is perhaps the most familiar one-liner in western philosophy. Even if the stoners, philosophers and ...