This Is Your Brain on Binaural Beats

How these otherworldly sounds may help you hear your way to a happier, healthier you. For as long as she can remember, Jessica Trimberger has lived with anxiety. “I find it hard to be motivated and am generally jittery,” she says. Trimberger, who owns a company that makes small-batch beauty products, also has trigeminal neuralgia — a … Continued

5 Early Signs Your Parent Or Grandparent May Have Dementia

Kimberly Williams-Paisley is opening up about her mother’s struggle with dementia. Experts say there are important signals to watch out for if you’re concerned about a loved one. Kimberly Williams-Paisley is coming forward about her mother’s struggle with dementia. In an interview with the Today show, Williams-Paisley said she and her husband Brad Paisley first … Continued

2 Easy Things You Can Do to Prevent ‘Salon Stroke’

Leaning back and getting your hair washed at the salon is uber-relaxing. Except, of course, when it’s causing a STROKE. A few days ago, we here at The Stir told you about a 48-year-old California woman who went to a salon to get her hair done. Two weeks later, she suddenly found she could no … Continued


Science has just given us a great excuse to pour even more maple syrup on our waffles at brunch this weekend. At the recent annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, research was presented that maple syrup may help protect our brains from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other degenerative diseases. Note: this is real maple syrup – … Continued

Health: Beauty Parlor Stroke Syndrome Is A Dangerous Possibility

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Going to the hair salon should be a relaxing and pampering experience, but it could also be a dangerous one because of the position of your head when it’s in the shampoo bowl. For 48-year-old Elizabeth Smith, she says getting her hair washed at a salon nearly killed her. “I was in shock, how … Continued

This Is How Adderall Really Affects Your Brain

At universities around the country, Adderall and Ritalin are the study drugs of choice, but using them to study rather than to treat illness has some dangerous consequences. The drugs were initially developed in the 1940s to treat fatigue, depression, and psychosis, and in the ’90s, Mic reports, Ritalin production rose by 500%. By the … Continued

These Are the 10 Common Behaviors That Are Actually Shrinking Your Brain

In 2014, a report in the psychiatry journal JAMA claimed that pornography is actually shrinking your brain. But the study’s author, psychologist Simone Kühn, suggested the findings were inconclusive, writing, “It’s not clear … whether watching porn leads to brain changes or whether people born with certain brain types watch more porn.” It left the … Continued

Lamar Odom Stopped Talking After He Woke Up From Coma

The prognosis for the ballplayer is still up and down. (Photo: Splash News) Khloé Kardashian announced on the Howard Stern Show this morning that Lamar Odom’s health condition went from better to worse after he woke up from a near-fatal coma in October. “When he first woke up out of his coma, he was way … Continued

Hillary Clinton Shares Plan to End Alzheimer’s

Hillary Clinton wants to find a cure for Alzheimer’s within nine years. (Photo: Charlie Neibergall/AP/Corbis) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced Tuesday that she will call for a massive increase in federal spending to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Clinton is proposing that the government spend $2 billion a year in an attempt to … Continued

That Nausea Might Be Cyber Sickness, Not Morning Sickness

We heart our smartphones. They keep us connected to friends, maps, cute videos of cats freaked out by cucumbers, late-night games of Candy Crush, the latest celeb gossip, weather, and when that pair of Frye boots we’ve been coveting FINALLY go on sale. But being oh-so-glued to our phones may be making us … nauseous. … Continued