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How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

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Styrofoam to be banned in New York City beginning July 1

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>.</i><p>By Kate Taylor, ENTREPRENEUR<p>New Yorkers …

The CIA and Homeland Security want to delete almost all their emails

Usually, deleting emails is a no-fanfare, one-click affair -- but not when you're the Central Intelligence Agency or the Department of Homeland Security. Both agencies have recently submitted proposals to the National Archives and Records Administration that outline their plans to delete years' …

Sony reportedly planning stylish watch made entirely out of e-paper

Company cutting smartphone and TV lineups<p>Next year could see the release of a Sony watch made out of e-paper, according to a report in Bloomberg. The watch is said to prioritize style over the functionality of complex wearable gadgets like the Apple Watch and Sony SmartWatch, using e-paper for both …

EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits

After years of inaction, the Obama administration is expected to propose tougher limits on smog Wednesday, according to people with knowledge of the rule-making effort. The new rule would be a major victory for public health groups, but it is sure to further stoke the partisan clashes between the …

Airfare is still going up, even as costs go down

Some airline costs are going down, but ticket prices are still going up.<p>The biggest expense for any airline is fuel, and the price of jet fuel is down 18% since August. Still, airfares are up 3% this year according to the industry trade group Airlines for America. And they've climbed 31% since 2009.<p>…

We must still hate our kids: Philadelphia and “education reformers” fight demented war on elementary schools

No nurses, few textbooks, closed libraries: Money to urban schools is being starved, intentionally. It’s just wrong<p>Imagine sending your child to a school with a leaky roof, busted windows and a rodent infestation.<p>Or worrying whether the elementary school where you take your daughter every day is …

What If Meditation Isn’t Good for You?

The scholars and teachers responsible for the ‘mindfulness revolution’ gather for a landmark conference—and disagree about everything.<p>Mindfulness’s …

Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd Top 'SNL's Biggest Box Office Earners

Out of all the comedy icons who launched their careers on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, none have contributed more to the North American box office than Eddie …

Here's How Many Americans Have Died From Top Causes Since The First Reported Case Of US Ebola

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the US to be confirmed with Ebola, just died from the horrific illness.<p>We estimated the approximate number of deaths in the US from various causes in the eight days between Sept. 30, when the CDC confirmed that Duncan had Ebola, and Oct. 8, when he died:<p>We …

Obama loses the left: Why his low approval rating may be here to stay

For many liberals, it’s Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s party now. After six years, here’s why they’re ready for a change<p>Except for the brief interregnum that separated the Republican Party's George W. Bush era from its current Tea Party incarnation, President Obama has never enjoyed the kind of high …

Why right-wing Christians think they’re America’s most persecuted group

A new Pew poll reveals the extent of their complex. Its origins can be traced all the way back to the Bible<p>A recent Pew study found that white American evangelical Christians think they experience more discrimination than blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, atheists or Jews.<p>Really?<p>Christianity is the …

What It Means to Be a Black Female Candidate

Sta­cey Ab­rams is a self-identi­fy­ing in­tro­vert, a former bur­eau­crat, a busi­ness­wo­man, and the au­thor of eight ro­mantic-sus­pense nov­els. …

300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries

I watch a lot of documentaries. I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an …

Robot mannequin to test armed forces' protective suits

<b>A robotic mannequin that can run, sit and even mimic the movement of a soldier has been unveiled by the Ministry of Defence.</b><p>The £1.1m robot - developed using Formula 1 technology - will test protective suits and equipment.<p>The "Porton Man" has more than 100 sensors over its body to record data …

Summer Luxury in Italy

Summer in Italia is as close as mortals get... to heaven. Sun-bathed piazzas, colorful, aromatic farmers markets, sensual people throbbing to different music 24 hours a day. If Alaska is the land of the Midnight Sun, Italia is the terra of the Midnight Fun.<p>Italians are different than Americans, …

Stem cells: what happened to the radical breakthroughs?

It's 1998 and science is taking big strides. The first cloned mammal, Dolly the Sheep, has just had her first lamb; the first robotically assisted heart surgery has been completed; Furbys have hit the shelves. In a bold announcement, biomedical engineer Professor Michael Sefton declared that within …

New immunity-boosting drug helps body kill cancer

A new type of drug that “revs up” the immune system to destroy cancer is being tested on humans for the first time.<p>Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed the treatment in an attempt to tackle cancers, such as those of the pancreas, head and neck, that are particularly hard to …

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a concise, solid grounding in neuroscience… remarkably lucid… balanced and entertaining".) When I …

The Week In Numbers: The First Lab-Grown Burger, 3-D Printed Body Parts, And More

<b>$600,000</b>: the funding the National Institutes of Health has awarded to bioprinting projects since 2007. See how 3-D printed body parts will revolutionize medicine.<p><b>20,000</b>: the number of cow cells used to make the first lab-grown beef patty<p><b>$15,000</b>: the money this team hopes to raise for a campaign to …

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How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

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