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Flip a switch and shut down seizures?

New research suggests how to turn off out-of-control signaling in the brain.<p><i>By Rochelle Hines, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of</i> …

Neuroscience

Peak Design’s new $300 Travel Backpack is designed to be the ultimate carry-on bag

A different, more modular approach to organization than the company’s other bags<p>Peak Design is expanding its lineup of premium bags with the new $299 Travel Backpack 45L, launching on Kickstarter today and shipping this fall. The Travel Backpack can hold more than the company’s Everyday Backpack, …

Backpacking

The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

Don't Buy This: You Don't Need Drano, Windex or Other Brand Name Cleaning Products

Making your own cleaners is cheap, easy, and better for the environment.<p>Cleaning your place is no fun, but even worse is knowing you're getting ripped off for the products you use to make the bathroom mirror sparkle and the kitchen sink shine. The average person drops around $500 on cleaning …

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit

Victoria Toline would hunch over the kitchen table, steady her hands and draw a bead of liquid from a vial with a small dropper. It was a delicate operation that had become a daily routine — extracting ever tinier doses of the antidepressant she had taken for three years, on and off, and was …

Depression

The 10 most liveable cities in the world

Are you contemplating a move?<p><b>Vienna has been named the world's most liveable city for the ninth year in a row.</b><p>In Mercer's 20th annual Quality of Living survey, the Austrian capital dominated, followed by Zurich, Auckland and Munich in joint third place, and Vancouver in fifth. The survey evaluates …

Michio Kaku picks five books to help you understand the future

From medicine to space travel, these works explore how the newest wave of science will transform society<p>Science is the engine of prosperity. From the industrial revolution (powered by the steam engine), to the electric revolution (which lit up our cities), to the current computer revolution (which …

Singularity

Egg Breakfast Recipes

Packed with nourishment, the egg is one of nature’s perfect foods. One large egg has varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals all for …

StumbleUpon

Ranking the media from liberal to conservative, based on their audiences

By Aaron Blake<p>, Senior reporter<p>One chart I didn't get to include in my post Tuesday morning on Pew's new study of Americans' media habits was the one below.<p>Pew has basically taken the average viewer/consumer of all of these media outlets and plotted them on a continuum, trying to ascertain which …

Water did not form on Earth but was brought by asteroids when the planet was 2 million years old

Water arrived on Earth when it was just 20% of its current size.<p>Water, one of the prerequisites for life, arrived on Earth two million years after …

Bake This Bread Today

You should try this recipe from Jim Lahey, the founder of New York’s acclaimed Sullivan Street Bakery, as soon as possible.<p>I used to love to bake …

Oyster closes 2017 with a record order book

<b>Oyster Yachts has seen its order book hit a record £80m+ as it continues to advance in design and innovation.</b><p>With the second half of 2017 proving …

Kodak’s pivot to crypto seems to be working out quite nicely

Here’s one way to inject some energy into a 129-year-old brand. Shares of Eastman Kodak more than doubled today after it announced a licensing partnership with Wenn Digital to launch a cryptocurrency aimed at photographers. <b>The currency is called KodakCoin (of course) and will be part of a platform</b> …

Smartenna+ emulates seven TV antennas to find the best OTA signal

Believe it or not, some people still get their television signal over the air from antennas. It's one way cord-cutters can watch local television without purchasing a cable subscription. Getting good reception can be tricky, though. Channel Master's new Smartenna+ is an amplified, indoor TV antenna …

How to use focus stacking to get impossibly sharp photos

Adjusting aperture alone can only do so much to get sharp images with a wide depth of field — sometimes, getting both point A and point B tack sharp …

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ll be questioning whether some of our favorite habits and</i> …

Viennese Vanilla Crescent Cookies

<i>Viennese vanilla crescent cookies are a tradition in Austria. One nibble and we think you'll comprehend why.</i>Adapted from Ruth Reichl | The Gourmet …

Dessert

Best Midsize Cruiser 44-47 Feet

Winner: Boreal 47<p>A tightly knit division of three yachts, including a pair of aluminum boats from France (the Allures 45.9 and the Boreal 47) and a …

15 books Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk think everyone should read

Books have always been important to billionaire moguls like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.<p>Over the years, the trio has sung the praises of several books that influenced the way they see the world, from their approach to technological innovation to how they manage their businesses.<p>Here are …

Jeff Bezos

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

Easy-access ski areas in the French Alps

If you are looking for a French ski resort that is accessible for those with a disability or limited mobility then check whether they have the adpaté …

Vintage

Best Boat Winners 2018

If there’s one word that sums up the <b>Best Boats Class of 2018</b>, it would have to be “performance.” This is most obvious in the simple fact that our …

Sailing

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum …

Let’s Talk About Compression

Wearing really tight socks in cold weather seems counterintuitive. I always believed that tight garments restricted blood flow, and thus, would …