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How to pack for your trip

Whether you’re off on a European city break or an Antarctic expedition, a well-packed bag can make or break a trip. To take a little stress out of stuffing that suitcase, we’ve selected seven handy guides from our book, How to Pack for Any Trip, to help you pack right for your trip type.<p><b>Where are</b> …

Backpacking

The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

British Columbia

15 Delicious Smoothies Beyoncé Would Approve of

When the temperatures skyrocket come summertime, warm breakfast bowls lose their appeal as your go-to morning meal. That’s why a morning smoothie is a great blend-and-go breakfast. The plant-based smoothies on this list are an ideal way to get all of your vitamins and minerals before you’ve had …

Healthy Eating

The epigenetics of The X-Files

Epigenetics is helping us to solve DNA mysteries that cannot be explained by genetics alone. It might even help explain some of the spooky phenomena described in the 1990s science documentary series The X-Files …<p>The X-Fileswas my absolute favourite television show in the 1990s. My flatmates and I …

How To Finally Stop Procrastinating — For Good

<b>Stop Waiting Until Tomorrow</b><br>We've all been there. Sometimes you find your to-do list so full of endless tasks that you can't will yourself to …

Procrastination

21 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

<b>1. Exercise with Friends</b><br>Instead of catching up with friends over food and drinks, suggest a reunion on the move—you're likely to work out 104 percent harder if you have an exercise buddy. Suggest a weekly walk-and-talk session, form a friendly fitness club, or take advantage of gym specials …

Nutrition

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The ultimate guide to Google Now cards

Google Now cards can offer a lot of information at a glance. This is how to make them work for you.<p>Google Now is much more than a Siri- or …

Maps

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Half Marathon Training for Beginners

If you can run three miles, you can train for 13.1. Really!<p>Believe it or not, if your long runs are up to three miles, you're ready to train for a half marathon. Running 13.1 miles might seem impossible now, but you will make it, as long as you take it one week—and one mile—at a time. With a …

Marathons

Inside The (Not So) Secret World of Pandas

The following images were taken by Ami Vitale from Nov. 6, to Nov. 11, 2013 A captive bred baby panda sits in a baske<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Ami Vitale<p>1 of</i> …

7 Of The Most Shocking Freakshow Performers In History

In the early 20th century, people who were born with deformities would join (or be forced to join) circus sideshows.<p>These types of attractions that …

My Year At A Standing Desk And Why I’ll Never Go Back

Fast Company Web Producer Cia Bernales made the switch to a standing desk a year ago. She shares why she’s never going back to a regular office chair and how her posture got a new angle.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>It all …

Numb

NRA opposition may sink Obama's surgeon general nominee

WASHINGTON— Intense opposition from theNational Rifle Assn.has all but doomed prospects for PresidentObama's nominee for surgeon general, officials said Saturday as pro-gunSenateDemocrats peeled away from theWhite Houseon a volatile issue in an election year.<p>Facing a potential high-profile setback …

How Many Die From Medical Mistakes In U.S. Hospitals?

It seems that every time researchers estimate how often a medical mistake contributes to a hospital patient's death, the numbers come out worse.<p>In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published the famous "To Err Is Human" report, which dropped a bombshell on the medical community by reporting that up …

Infographic: Scientists Who Doubt Human-Caused Climate Change

A survey of the past year's papers demonstrates that the science is in on global warming.<p>The next time you hear someone dispute that human activity is destabilizing our climate, remember this pie chart.<p>It represents geochemist James Lawrence Powell's review of 2,258 peer-reviewed scientific …

Climate Change

Ancient "Giant Virus" Revived From Siberian Permafrost

Climate change could release more ancient viruses. Is there a risk to humans?<p>Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost and untouched for over 30,000 years, researchers have discovered what is thought to be the newest representative of what are loosely known as "giant viruses."<p>A team led by Jean-Michel …

Turkey passes controversial medical aid bill

A controversial medical bill that makes it a crime for doctors to provide emergency first aid without government authorisation has come into force in Turkey despite an outcry from rights groups.<p>Under the legislation that was approved by President Abdullah Gul on Friday, those convicted could be …

A Surgeon’s Review Of Google Glass In The Operating Room

Dr. Pierre Theodore of UC San Francisco has completed a three-month trial of using Google Glass during surgery.<p>For a little over three months now, Dr. Pierre Theodore, a cardiothoracic surgeon, has been using Google Glass in the operating room. Although he’s tapped the functionality during …

Google Glass

Ditch your contract, and go unlocked - here's why

There was a time when prepaid cellular service was considered to be nothing more than a third-rate alternative to contract-based phone plans in the United States.<p>There were a few reasons for this line of thinking. First, the big four carriers had done an effective job of brainwashing us and had …

Customer Service

Hollywood film producer confirms he was Israeli spy

Arnon Milchan claims other big Hollywood names were connected to his covert affairs<p>Stories about Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan's alleged double life have been circulating for years.<p>Now, the Israeli businessman behind hits like "Pretty Woman," "Fight Club" and "L.A. Confidential" has finally come …

A month in the life of a Galaxy Note 3 owner

This is my Note 3, there are many like it but this one is mine.<p>The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been a fairly big deal. In its first month of existence, it’s sold over 5 million units. It’s had positive reviews from tech sites and consumers alike. So what is it like to actually use one everyday? I …

Phones

Shamsi Ali: The rise and fall of a New York imam

<b>An imam once regarded as one of New York's leading religious figures had a sudden fall from grace. So what does the story of one man's attempt to adapt Islam to modern America tell us, asks Sune Engel Rasmussen.</b><p>Before the controversy that cut him down, Shamsi Ali was the leading figure of moderate …

Religion

Themer will make your Android phone look amazing

One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn't always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change …

FYI: Why Are Mean People So Hot?

It's not that meanies are more physically attractive than everyone else. They're just very good at fooling us.<p>Mean people are attractive because of their meanness, not in spite of it. What I call meanness is more officially known as the "Dark Triad" of personality traits—narcissism, …

Robotic surgery is growing, but complications might be underreported

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Intuitive Surgical<p>Robots can make better surgeons than humans, especially when it comes to accessing hard-to-reach …

Doctors pulled out rotten teeth instead of helping brain injury man

A man died from a brain haemorrhage after hospital bosses refused to reassign staff brought in to operate on rotten teeth – delaying his treatment by four days.<p>Despite calls from consultant neurosurgeon Dr Roger Hunter for doctors to be diverted from their scheduled weekend list to help treat …