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A Nobel Prize-winning economist thinks we’re asking all the wrong questions about inequality

America is trying to come to terms with its economic inequality. Does inequality spur growth or kill it? Is it a necessary evil—or necessarily bad? Angus Deaton, an economics professor at Princeton, and the recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics, is asked questions like these all the …

Income Inequality

This Is the Only Type of Bread You Should Be Eating, According to a Cardiologist

Gluten shows up – in some variation – in all the best foods: Doughnuts, pizza, beer, and of course bread, a staple in almost everyone’s kitchen. But …

How to hit your brain's 'kill switch' -- before it's too late

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many of us have found ourselves in the following situation at least once: You're driving down the road, approaching a traffic light, and it turns yellow.<p>Do you speed up to make it through the intersection before the light turns red, or do you slam on the brakes to stop behind the white line?<p>…

CNN

Here’s how to use mindfulness to make better decisions

A lot of the time you know what the smart thing to do is. But you’re still worried about how it might turn out. Or regrets about a past decision are …

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Nanotech

Canadian PhD student makes groundbreaking cancer discovery

A PhD candidate at Queen’s University has discovered a novel DNA binder that could “switch off” cancer cells and prevent them from spreading.<p><b>READ</b> …

Cancer

8 Ways to Increase Your Intellectual Capacity

Time invested into your personal growth is an investment in your success.<p>Psychologist, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To become a standout success, invest in yourself. The deeper your investment, the more fit you become for sustaining your …

Self-improvement

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

Scientists Have Identified The Chemical That Suppresses Unwanted Thoughts in The Brain

With huge implications.<p>Most of us know the feeling of being unable to distract ourselves from a particular thought, however much we might want to. …

Neuroscience

Researchers reveal how to boost brain power

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have found that one brain-training method often used in scientific studies can help to improve working …

Humanity

Here's how sleeping too little literally transforms your brain

Good Night, Sleep Tight<p>You’ve likely noticed your brain moving a bit slowly after a night of too little sleep. However, a substandard amount of …

Are migraines a self-defense mechanism?

An emerging theory suggests that migraine attacks might be the brain's self-protective response to oxidative stress, which is a cellular process tied …

Medical Research

Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity

Remember AlphaGo, the first artificial intelligence to defeat a grandmaster at Go? Well, the program just got a major upgrade, and it can now teach …

Artificial Intelligence

How many calories you burn doing 39 popular exercises

Everything we do burns calories.<p>But have you ever wondered how your running habits compare to your friend's cycling sessions? Or how your weekend kayaking trip stacked up to a morning swim?<p>Calorie-counting isn't the best way to lose weight— for that, you're better off focusing on which foods you …

Fitness

New Hydrogel That Mimics Cartilage Could Make Knee Repairs Easier

The knees are always the first to go.<p>A new cartilage-like hydrogel material could make the job of repairing knees much easier, say scientists, as …

This Bionic Lens Could Give You Superhuman Vision

There are plenty of ways to fix imperfect vision, but none of them last. Even LASIK, the most popular long-term solution, leaves your eyes at risk of …

Contact Lenses

This Stuff Turns Solar, Heat, And Kinetic Energy Into Electricity—At The Same Time

Scientists have discovered a material that might be science's biggest overachiever. This material, which is a type of a mineral called perovskite, …

Clean Energy

360-Degree Photographs Invite You Inside America's Most Majestic Libraries

Whether or not you consider yourself an avid reader, there is something undeniably magical about entering a library. Perhaps it’s the cloak of silence blanketing the space, which amplifies the sound of every flipping page and muffled whisper. Maybe it’s the majestic architecture that transforms the …

Nobel Prize-winning poet Derek Walcott has died. This poem shows his dazzling musicality.

Nobel Prize-winning poet Derek Walcott died this Friday at 87 years old, the New York Times reports.<p>Walcott’s poetry centers around his life in St. Lucia in the Caribbean, and with the complex colonialist legacy that created his world — but it contains multitudes, and it travels around the world as …

3 Top Diabetes Care Stocks to Buy in 2017

Looking to put money to work in this $322 billion market? Here are three stocks for you to consider.<p>Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes -- a …

9 Healthy Foods That Cost Less Than $1 Per Serving

Great news for anyone who wants to save money and eat healthier—in other words, pretty much all of us. A new study suggests that it really is …

How To Stop Being So Negative

Have you ever noticed that after a day of dealing with annoying family members or arguing with a loved one, that parts of your body ache?<p>Giphy<p>This is …

8 Habits to Build a Better Night’s Sleep

<b>Sleep, along with training and nutrition, is one of the three pillars of a healthy body.</b> Each pillar is as equally important as the others, and if …

How to Hack the Genes That Impact Weight Loss & Metabolism

Something that never seemed fair: Two people can eat the same diet, but one gains weight, while the other doesn’t. Why?<p>Gynecologist and aging and …

Get Rid of Headaches and Other Minor Health Woes

Maybe it’s a sprained ankle that still feels wobbly months later. Or colds that seem to leave you coughing for weeks afterward.<p>Sometimes, minor …

How do insurers decide what medicines to pay for?

How do insurance companies decide what medicines to pay for and when to pay for them?<p>Insurers and other payers look first at how well the drug works — not its cost — when they decide whether to cover the latest treatments, according to the nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager, Express Scripts.<p>…

A Home Loan for Doctors? Yup, Physicians Get Their Own Mortgage

As far as jobs go, being a doctor is pretty up there—in terms of salary (the average physician earns $187,200 per year, statistically the top in the …

This Is the Secret to Not Getting Heart Disease

Scientists have fresh evidence of just how healthy a non-Western lifestyle can be. In a new report, researchers studied an indigenous group of …

Are Computer Screens Really Ruining Our Eyes?

The answer may surprise you.<p><b>The Question:</b> I stare at a computer screen all day for work. Is it ruining my eyesight?<p><b>The Answer:</b> If you’ve ever looked at a computer screen for hours on end, you probably know what it feels like when your eyes are tired and your head is tense.<p>What you’re likely …

Everything You Need to Know About Gut Health

Have you ever felt like you’re doing everything right and you still feel bad? You’re cooking healthy recipes, working out, and all-around taking care of yourself — but you still feel less than amazing? According to Dr. Prudence Hall of The Hall Center, poor gut health may be to blame. We talked …

Wellness