What you learn about racism, from studying the human brain.

When you go back, Africa is everyone’s starting point. As the title of an article in Newsweek proclaimed, in August 2014, “There is no such thing as race”. This article describes how, in 1950, an international panel of experts at UNESCO issued a statement confirming that “race” is a myth. When they looked for the differences separating us, all they found were similarities.

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How to fight depression with vitamin D

Vitamin D is usually associated with bone health, but it also plays an important role in brain development — there are receptor sites for this vitamin throughout the brain. A whole spectrum of neurological disorders have been linked to lack of vitamin D, including depression.

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The Secret Diet Ingredient That Protects Your Skin From Sun Damage: Carotenoids

Plants contain carotenoids, antioxidants that protect them from sun damage. When we eat these plants, they pass on this protection. Eating lots of carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables protects skin from the harmful effects of the sun.

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The link between diet and depression: 5 important facts

Although diet plays a crucial role in the normal functioning of the brain, it is often overlooked as a major cause of depression, despite all the evidence. This article describes how certain nutrient deficiencies can lead to depression. Find out how to ensure you are eating the right foods for a healthy brain.

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