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7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

High Blood Pressure

Here’s how you access the super creepy data Facebook has on you

Since 2010, Facebook allows you to download an archive file of all your interactions with the network. It’s a 5-click easy process that your grandmother can do (more details below).<p>Inside the .zip, lies an ‘index.html’ page that acts as a portal to your personal data. Visually, it looks like an …

Scientists Discover a Bone-Deep Risk for Heart Disease

It’s been one of the vexing questions in medicine: Why is it that most people who have heart attacks or strokes have few or no conventional risk factors?<p>These are patients with normal levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, no history of smoking or diabetes, and no family history of …

Medicine

How to Prevent a Cold Before It Becomes a Full-Blown Thing

This time of year, someone just about sneezes on me and I've got the sniffles and a cough for a week (yes, I'm aware that I probably need to be put …

Wellness

Sorry, Roy Moore. Joseph Wasn’t Twice Mary’s Age.

Early church fathers only aged Joseph’s image to protect Mary's virginity—and definitely not to sanction some May-December biblical romance.<p>After allegations broke last week that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore had pursued relationships with several (and sexually assaulted at least one) …

Dementia breakthrough? Brain-training game 'significantly reduces risk'

A recent study has been hailed as a "breakthrough" in dementia prevention, after finding that a brain-training exercise can lower the risk of the …

Dementia

Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range …

There Was So Much Wind In Germany Last Weekend That Electricity Was Free

In Germany, the power company pays you. At least, it did this weekend — thanks to massive windstorms and some strategically placed turbines.According …

After watching over 100 TED talks, these are the insights that have stuck with me most

Watch one TED talk, and you have a factoid to share with a friend at a bar.<p>Watch over 100 TED talks across several years — as I have, obsessively — and you begin to think a little differently about the world.<p>Not every talk is awe-inspiring or illuminating, but the best ones have changed how I think …

Dead people may even hear their death being announced by doctors

The researchers claim that a person's consciousness continues to work after the body has stopped showing signs of life.<p>What happens after death is a …

18 books to read before they're turned into films in 2018

So you can be the one who says "well, this wasn't the same in the original..."

Books

How a female-only line of salamanders 'steals' genes from unsuspecting males

Kleptogenesis gets a little less mysterious in a new study.<p>Imagine a lineage made up solely of women. Generation after generation, these females pilfer genes from males—not mating and reproducing in the usual way, but using sex as a means to collect genetic material that they can parcel out to …

New compound kills cancer without harming healthy cells

Scientists have developed a small molecule that directly triggers suicide in cancer cells without harming healthy cells.<p>In the journal <i>Cancer Cell</i>, …

Psychology Says This 1 Thing Is Absolutely Critical for Achieving Your Goals | Inc.com

Breaking news--persevering in the face of adversity is <i>hard</i>. I mean like trying to get the drawstring back out of the hole in your sweatpants hard.<p>There's a reason why only eight percent of us achieve our New Year's resolutions. (I mean besides the polar vortex, which of course, screws us all up).<p>In …

University of Toronto

It's official: Your old password is totally worthless

Old habits die hard, and old passwords die harder.<p>But if you ever needed extra motivation to forget that ancient password you've been reusing for …

Die Hard

Black tea boosts weight loss by altering gut bacteria

With obesity affecting more than a third of adults in the United States, identifying new weight loss strategies is a key priority for researchers. In …

Tea

10 Comforting Meals for Busy Fall Weeknights

Every year, like clockwork, as soon as that cool chill hits the air in early fall I instantly look forward to a meal plan filled with as many …

After a killing driven by hate, family wonders 'How many red flags does it take?'

<b>Tulsa, Oklahoma (CNN) —</b> The family raised so many alerts about their neighbor. Why was nothing done to stop him?<p>They told police about the barrage of racist taunts coming from next door, but the hate persisted. They got a protective order to keep him away, but nothing changed. They complained he …

Want to Lower Your Anxiety and Get Better Sleep? Science Says to Do This Nightly (You Can Do It in Your Sleep) | Inc.com

We live in anxious times.<p>Political unrest, aggressive storms exacerbated by climate change, and uncertainty about the future are just a few reasons why 70% of Americans struggle to fall asleep at least one night per week. Maybe you're one of them. Maybe you're also one of the over 40 million people …

Downton Abbey

Someone finally made an app to detect credit card skimmers at the gas pump

In less than 30 seconds a hacker can install a $10 piece of pre-built hardware – easily purchased online – into a gas pump. This device is called a skimmer and it’s designed to get your credit card number when you use it at the pump.<p>A clever developer came up with a somewhat simple approach to …

Identity Theft

4 vaccines you should get if you’re over 60

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Did you know that as you age, your immunity to the diseases you’ve been vaccinated …

Yes, sitting too long can kill you, even if you exercise

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a movement break every 30 minutes, say experts. No matter how much you exercise, sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death, a new study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine found.<p>There's a direct relationship between time spent sitting and …

University of Toronto

What the Color of Your Pee Means About Your Health

Did you know that looking into the toilet bowl is like looking into a crystal ball for your health?<p>Did you know that looking into the toilet bowl is …

Betsy DeVos Ends a Campus Witch Hunt

Suppose you’re the kind of thoughtful liberal who concluded from Donald Trump’s election that you’ve been living in a bubble and need to better understand the causes of America’s distemper. Suppose, too, that you have friends who voted for Trump — and who you know for a fact are neither bigots nor …

'Big Chicken': The Medical Mystery That Traced Back To Slaughterhouse Workers

<i>Editor's note: In the 1950s, the U.S. poultry industry began adopting a new process: Acronizing. Ads that ran in women's magazines pictured crisp-skinned whole chicken that tasted "fresh," "wholesome" and "country sweet" thanks to a "revolutionary process which helps maintain freshness in</i> …

Public Health

'This is crazy,' sobs Utah hospital nurse as cop roughs her up, arrests her for doing her job

By all accounts, the head nurse at the University of Utah Hospital’s burn unit was professional and restrained when she told a Salt Lake City police detective he wasn’t allowed to draw blood from a badly injured patient.<p>The detective didn’t have a warrant, first off. And the patient wasn’t …

Law Enforcement

While America Ignores A Disease Bigger Than Zika, Its Victims Remain Invisible

Some 300,000 in the U.S. have it. Many are afraid to come forward.<p><i>This article is part of HuffPost’s</i> <i>Project Zero</i> <i>campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them.</i><p>LOS ANGELES ― Pancha sits in her cramped living room and scoops her two little dogs into her lap. They …

The biggest myth about our brains is that they are “male” or “female”

Daphna Joel was already an established neuroscientist in 2009, when she chose to launch a gender studies course at Tel Aviv University. While preparing the class curriculum, she became deeply interested in the mechanisms through which gender is formed. Her research led her to an experiment by a …

Now we men can blame our hormones: testosterone is trouble

As a man – the sort of thoughtful, Fawcett Society-supporting man who lowers the toilet seat after peeing, even when he has the house to himself – it’s hard to talk about women and their hormones. There’s no doubt that they affect minds and bodies, through puberty, pregnancy and premenstrual …

Research