Alexandra Marie

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7 foods to boost your mental performance

Research shows that nutrients in food can have a significant positive impact on cognitive performance. Cognitive impairment is increasingly attributed to oxidative stress, a condition that involves excessive harmful molecules called free radicals or oxidants. Since these free radicals can lead to …

See How Studio Ghibli Brings the World’s Oldest Manga to Life

<b>WHO:</b> Studio Ghibli <b><br>WHAT:</b> An animation of the world’s oldest manga, <i>Choju Jinbutsu Giga</i> <b><br>WHY WE CARE:</b> Often considered the Japan’s version of Disney, …

Sahara Desert Project to grow 10 hectares of food in Tunisian desert

With 75 percent of its country comprised of desert, it’s not easy for Tunisia to grow food. But the Sahara Forest Project aims to change that with a …

Remarkable, Rare Photographic Moments With Amazing Ocean Animals

Changing Planet<p>For more than 20 years now, we have spent well in excess of 3,000 days at sea, most of them in the company of great whites and other shark species. During all this time we also had the great fortune to have experienced many spectacular encounters with various forms of marine …

17 photographs that prove Ireland is the most beautiful country on Earth

How scientists can make copies of memories,

Undoubtedly the most interesting conversation I had at SXSW was with Dr Ted Berger, who is working on a brain implant to make life better for people who have problems with long-term memory – and the science behind it is fascinating.<p>Berger explained to me how people with conditions like epilepsy and …

Monkeys

These Two Pre-Teen Girls Doing Hip Hop Is A Damn Work Of Art

Two hours of choreo and then they SLAY.<p>Here are two more shot by Tim Milgram: Missy Elliott's "WTF" and Beyoncé's "Formation."

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Top 10 Most-Visited National Parks

If someone tells you to take a hike, head directly to Montana’s Glacier National Park where 700 miles of trails wind through the forest-covered …

“Nature can surprise us”: There’s a new species of bacteria that eats plastic

There’s an estimated 311 million tons of plastic (pdf) produced every year across the world. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, it’s probably in our food, and will likely leave its mark long after we’re gone.<p>Polyethylene terephthalate (known as PET), which is used for …

Kangaroo in heartbreaking 'grieving' photos may actually have killed its mate

Pictures of a dead kangaroo dying in the arms of a male kangaroo, while her joey looked on, touched the hearts of many this week.<p>It looked as if the marsupials were showing human-like emotion as the female kangaroo passed away.<p>However, it looks as if this story has taken a shocking twist.<p>Experts …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

Immune System

Hunters shoot two elk - then realise they were firing through fence into zoo

A group of hunters in Norway have shot dead two elk - before realising seconds later they were firing through a fence into the animal's enclosure in …

Puppy taken from homeless man by animal rights activists

This heartbreaking footage shows a homeless man crying in despair as his puppy is taken from him by animal rights activists in Paris<p>A video of animal rights activists snatching a puppy off an apparently distraught homeless man in Paris has caused widespread outrage in France.<p>An alleged …

Animal rights group returns puppy seized from Paris homeless man

Animal rights activists to return a puppy they "stole" from a beggar near Châtelet in central Paris after 240,000 people sign petition<p>Animal rights activists who seized a puppy from a homeless man in Paris are returning the dog after a public outcry over their behaviour.<p>Activists from Cause Animale …

This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't contain their excitement, you're bound to hear some profound scientific poetry.<p>One scientist from the Laser Interferometer …

This Is the 1 Thing Ruining Your Relationship

Those of us who spend our lives helping people with their relationships talk a lot about behaviors. We encourage couples to say this instead of that …

6 border collie puppies found abandoned in dumpster in Merced

Officials say six border collie puppies are recovering after they were found abandoned in a Merced dumpster.<p>The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the puppies, all from the same litter, are being treated in the veterinary offices of the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to …

Keeping fit: What to eat, when to eat and why

It might be fashionable to exclude carbohydrates from your diet, but it is not necessarily the healthiest approach to eating – especially if you are also working out. Jon Denoris, a performance coach, is a proponent of “nutrient timing”: eating the right food at the right time of day. I spoke to …

Dozens of teenagers told us what's cool in 2016 — these are their favorite (and least favorite) apps

To learn what American teenagers in 2016 really like, and what they don't, we polled about 60 of them from across the US. We spoke with teens ages 13 to 19, in middle school, high school, and college.<p>We asked them about their digital lives and habits, pop culture, and politics. Their answers offer …

Physicist fires a gun at himself underwater to prove a point

You've got to hand it to the scientist in the above video: No matter how sure he was about what would happen when he fired the gun at himself, it …

Physics

11 must-see movies completely rejected by the Oscars

The tragic fate of the people who stop sleeping

A handful of families are cursed with “fatal insomnia”, a cruel disease that leads to months of sleepless nights and terrible exhaustion. Will a controversial cure save their lives?<p>Silvano was on a cruise ship when the family curse struck. An elegant 53-year-old with striking red hair who enjoyed …

The World's 12 Best Places To Live Or Retire In 2016

The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent.<p>Where should you …

Woman, 20, killed herself fearing she would lose boyfriend to arranged marriage, inquest hears

'I love you… I’m doing this for you': Final words to boyfriend she believed would be forced into arranged marriage before she stepped in front of lorry<p>An aspiring fashion designer who feared she would lose the love of her life to an arranged marriage stepped in front of a lorry, an inquest …

Lumosity let you down? 7 proven strategies to keep your brain sharp

If you want to protect your brain, you don't need an app for it.<p>You may have heard developer Lumosity was fined a whopping $2-million by the FTC for claims it deceived customers into believing its computer games improve brain performance.<p>The good news: there are numerous, simple ways to sharpen …

There’s a misogynist aspect of Buddhism that nobody talks about

Hinduism is patriarchal. No doubt about it. So are Christianity and Islam, Sikhism and Shinto, Jainism and Judaism. But Buddhism? It is not the first religion that comes to mind when we talk about misogyny.<p>The assumption is that Buddhism is rational, modern, agnostic, and liberal in matters of …

Elder Orphans: A Baby Boomer's Aging-Alone Plan

The deeper my age propels into the senior years, long-term care planning cannot delay. This is the first of a series on how I plan to care for myself in the elderly years. Like most over 60 years of age, we haven't planned well, and adults like me who live without a spouse or children cannot afford …

What's Your Beauty Vice or Virtue? 6 It Girls Share Their Goals For the New Year

There’s a certain power in the idea of what a new lipstick shade holds. Each test swipe on the back of the hand ushers in a fresh wave of optimism; with <i>this</i> lip color, a stroke of fortune, a good date, or a promotion just might follow. Never are these feelings more potent than on the first days of …

Beauty

Purple ‘Smurf’ kitten rescued after suspected ‘chew toy’ abuse

A purple-dyed kitten, nicknamed Smurf, was found abandoned in a box on the side of the road with deep wounds<p>Adoption offers from around the world have poured in for a kitten dyed purple and left abandoned on the side of the road.<p>The two-month-old kitten, nicknamed Smurf, is recovering from multiple …