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13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement

Stem cell brain implants could 'slow ageing and extend life', study shows

Researchers hope to launch human trials as breakthrough shows hypothalamus controls ageing, with treated mice remaining fitter and living 10-15% longer<p>Scientists have slowed down the ageing process by implanting stem cells into the brains of animals, raising hopes for new strategies to combat …

Medicine

Unavoidable DNA errors help fuel cancer

Scientists in the US have published research showing that two-thirds of cancers are caused by DNA replication errors.<p>Cancer patients often wonder, …

German Researchers Discover Cause of OCD

This is major.<p>Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can take many forms. Perhaps someone washes her hands over and over again, leading to cuts and skin damage. Or maybe she can’t fall asleep at night until she’s gotten out of bed to make sure the door is locked. Perhaps she always orders objects in a …

Neuroscience

How I Motivated Myself During My Darkest Times | Inc.com

Motivation is a daily struggle. We all have those mornings when it's cold and rainy, and all you want to is stay curled up in bed. Other times, we're just mentally and physically exhausted. Then there are the times when a disastrous and unexpected moment hits you so hard that everything becomes …

Motivation

How to stop wasting time & start living your life

Adventurer Matt Prior shares some practical advice for our busy world.<p>We all have plates to spin and balls to juggle. And I'm not from the camp that …

Motivation

Warehouse loft by Form Design Architecture with floorboards salvaged from a chapel

The floors of this open-plan apartment in London by local studio Form Design Architecture are covered with timber boards salvaged from an old Welsh …

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Happiness and Success | Inc.com

We all want to be happy and successful, but no matter how positive we try to be, sometimes events can overtake us--bringing us down. When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some very inspiring people. You just might get the lift you need to take you to your happy (and …

Motivation

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

The virus that could cure Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and more — NOVA Next | PBS

In 2004, the British chemist Chris Dobson speculated that there might be a universal elixir out there that could combat not just alpha-synuclein for …

You Can Heal Yourself With Your Mind (For Real)

From multiple sclerosis to chronic pain to HIV, science is increasingly showing us that what’s in a patient’s head affects how the body heals.<p>I met …

Doing Is the Best Way of Thinking

A while ago I traveled to Nepal to trek in the Himalayas, and to learn a bit more about myself and about the world from Buddhist spiritual teachers. As the night embraced the highest peaks in the world, I walked through the gates of a modern Buddhist monastery. Pale yellow lights shimmered from the …

What 5 Muslim Women Think About Dolce & Gabbana's New Hijab Line

Reactions to the new fashion line are mixed.<p>Earlier this month, Dolce & Gabbana garnered international headlines when the Italian fashion line announced it had designed a new hijab and abaya collection for Muslim women. The iconic brand rolled out images of a glamorous woman draped in luxurious, …

The former YBA launches a jewellery line, the Musée d’Orsay calls the cops and London Art Fair showcases the difference between men and women<p><b>Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse</b><br>What were the first abstract paintings? Monet’s late paintings of his waterlily pond put in a good bid for the …

Art

The 25 Places You Must Explore In 2016

From Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2016 and Afar Media's Where to Go in 2016.

25 healthy foods under $2

Eating healthy is not as expensive as many believe. Here’s a look at some of the healthier food options that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.<p>Apart …

The Global Conflicts to Watch in 2016

Concerns about the Middle East, and especially Syria, have displaced other threats.<p>In the summer of 2012—around the time that the Islamic State’s inchoate plans for a caliphate merited a mere footnote in a U.S. congressional report on the year-old Syrian conflict—Robert Satloff argued that a civil …

Geopolitics

How Science Has Been Abused to Promote Racism

Tim Crowe, <i>University of Cape Town</i><p>Race in human taxonomy -- the science of classifying organisms -- has a long, disgraceful history.<p>Individuals have used race to divide and denigrate certain people while promoting their claims of superiority. Some of these individuals were, and are, respected in …

9 things to do on Sunday night to set yourself up for a successful week

In fact, a 2013 poll conducted by Monster.com found that a whopping 78% of surveyed adults worldwide experience the "Sunday night blues" on a regular basis.<p>Even if you love your job and typically look forward to getting back into the swing of things, "it's easy to feel a bit of trepidation on …

Success

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

Depressed females have over-active glutamate receptor gene

Numerous genes that regulate the activity of a neurotransmitter in the brain have been found to be abundant in brain tissue of depressed females. …

Depression

TKO Ice Cream Sandwiches

Two summers ago, I spent a week with my friend Bates, home from abroad for the summer, in Duxbury, Mass. We spent most of our days tending to the …

Lies You Will Hear As The Economic Collapse Progresses

It is undeniable; <b>the final collapse triggers are upon us</b>, triggers alternative economists have been warning about since the initial implosion of …

School sites being sold despite rising rolls

<b>Developers snap up much of $20m in land.</b><p>Sites earmarked for Auckland schools have been sold off for almost $20 million in the past two years, with …

Articles about sculptural desert escape inspired shadow on Dwell.com - Dwell

This dark Yucca Valley home tricks the eye through clever use of light and shadow.<p>A Denver family lives in a Victorian home built in 1890, with its classical charm and conventions.<p>Stay in a midcentury modern hotel built and inspired by the iconic style of American architect John Lautner.<p>A rookie …

A life-affirming study shows how much attitudes have changed to the condition once known as ‘childhood psychosis’<p>Currently, the most high-profile person on the autistic spectrum in Britain is a garden designer with flamboyantly pink hair and muscly, tattooed arms. Star of Channel 4’s latest …

Autism

Motherhood Can Be a Lonely Place

Entering motherhood is a rite of passage for most women. For many new moms, however, the first months and years can be a lonely place. A new study …