Alexandra VanBergen

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38 nutrition experts tell us what they eat for breakfast

Study after study shows that breakfast boosts brainpower and helps to control cravings later in the day. Lots of highly successful make sure to fuel up before they face the world.<p>But some breakfasts are more well-rounded than others.<p>To see what a healthy breakfast looks like, we asked dozens of …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Scientists Uncover Power Law of Nature Why Lions are Lesser Than Prey

Why aren’t there more lions? (Photo : McGill University)<p>Scientists revealed an odd law of nature that keeps large predator populations low despite …

Imogen Heap: saviour of the music industry?

In our age of Spotify, most artists fail to get a fair deal. But with help from coders, Imogen Heap is leading the fightback, using a technology that could revolutionise the way music is made and sold<p>When was the last time you bought a CD or a record? Chances are, you’re listening to more music …

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Ten Troubling Labor Day Stats 2015

5.1. The official unemployment rate is 5.1 percent, or 8 million people, according to the US Department of Labor. However, this widely reported "official" number overlooks the millions of people unemployed for more than a year, nor does it count those who are working part-time and looking for …

Vitamin C 'as effective as exercise' for obesity vascular health

Authors of a small study conclude that "vitamin C supplementation represents an effective lifestyle strategy" for reducing the blood vessel …

Diabetes

Not Just Another Discussion About Whether AI Is Going To Destroy Us

An AI roundtable discussion is a staple of the tech journalism circus — usually framed with a preamble about dystopic threats to human existence from the inexorable rise of ‘super intelligence machines’. Just add a movie still from <i>The Terminator</i>.<p>What typically results from such a set-up is a …

Feeling the Burn at Burning Man: Pictures

The Arts

Seeking an arrangement? Here’s what happened when I joined a sugar daddy dating site

<b>Sugar daddy dating as been around for years, long before the internet or dating sites.</b><p>Remember the cliché of the man in the middle of a mid-life …

Relationships

The Six Hallmarks of a Sociopath

Do you know any sociopaths?<p>Chances are, your answer is, “Only on TV.” And chances are, you’re wrong.<p>The media’s portrayal of the sociopath is …

Sociopathy

9 Arresting Facts About Conjugal Visits

They're not nearly as common as pop culture might lead you to believe.<p>1. ONLY FOUR STATES STILL ALLOW CONJUGAL VISITS.<p>In the United States, conjugal …

The collapse in US workers' wages can be directly attributed to the presidency of George W. Bush: report

One of the statistical touchstones for left-leaning economists is the run of figures showing that US workers have suffered three decades of flat …

A psychologist reveals the biggest predictor of happiness — and it's not money

H. Michael Miley / Flickr<p>When psychologist Arthur Aron was a graduate student in the 1960s, he was looking around for something to study for his …

The Math That Shows How Fewer Roads Can Lead to Less Traffic Congestion

Meet the Braess paradox.<p>New roads don't fix traffic. In fact, they often make it worse. This has not only been observed in many real-life cases, but, as the mathematician Josefina Alvarez pointed out recently in <i>Plus</i> magazine, it's also a mathematical reality. In 1968, maths thinker Dietrich Braess …

America's decline in wages can be traced to the George W Bush era

One of the statistical touchstones for left-leaning economists is the run of figures showing that US workers have suffered three decades of flat wages. There is no better way to illustrate how capitalism, marching to its own tune, fails most of America’s 160 million workers than wage data that …

Economics

James Franco Is Teaching High School Now

Don’t tell Daniel Desario.<p><b>James Franco</b>, student of life, teacher of N.Y.U. and U.S.C. film students, guest starrer of soap operas, will next bestow his hard-won wisdom upon a lucky few high-schoolers. Friday night via Instagram, Franco alerted the young citizens of California that he’d be hosting …

High School

Scott Walker, meet Noam Chomsky: Here’s the real Iran history Republicans need to learn

<b>(AP/Jacquelyn Martin/Nader Daoud)</b><p>What will it take for conservatives to understand that we’re the ones who have been meddling in Iran for decades?<p>Kyle Schmidlin<p>September 6, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>As a historic deal with Iran that would temporarily block it from pursuing certain nuclear ambitions in …

South Asia

Save A Mini Fortune This Fall By Making THIS

Pumpkin spice mania started back in August, but the elusive PSL is only officially returning to our coffee orders this week. This year, instead of …

Recipes

Astronauts report an “overview effect” from the awe of space travel—and you can replicate it here on Earth

The view of earth from space is so spectacular that it can apparently transform astronauts’ perspectives on life—and even draw these scientists toward religion and spiritualism.<p>“Something happens to you out there,” Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell has said. “You develop an instant global …

Space Exploration

This CEO only took 10 days off for maternity leave but doesn't expect other women to do the same

Pro: She's definitely a role model for women who want to have it all. Con: Her decision to take a short maternity leave and work throughout it is viewed as a dangerous precedent.<p>We recently spoke to a CEO who made a similar decision, and she gave us a thoughtful reason why.<p>In 2013, Christy Wyatt …

A White Supremacist Holds an Entire American City Hostage

The riveting documentary Welcome to Leith chronicles white supremacist Craig Cobb’s mission to create an Aryan utopia in rural Middle America.<p>When …

Obama just won two huge endorsements for the Iran nuclear deal

On Sunday, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said in an interview on NBC's Meet The Press that he supports the nuclear deal, which mandates that Iran drastically reduce its nuclear-development programs in exchange for the easing of international sanctions.<p>"I think it is a good deal," Powell …

Here's the Single Best Way to Stall Aging

It happens to everybody, and there's no cure. Americans spend millions of dollars trying to avoid or delay it, but many efforts are in vain. Aging is simply a universal fact of life.<p>However, one of the best ways to keep the side effects of aging at bay may be something anyone can do, for free: get …

What Is It Like to Date When You Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

For those dealing with BPD, the trust and patience required by relationships can be a complicated issue.<p>Most people first encounter borderline personality disorder (BPD) on screen: It's the condition behind Glenn Close's character in <i>Fatal Attraction</i>. It's what Winona Ryder's character was diagnosed …

Here's what it's REALLY like to work at Google, the 'world's most attractive' employer

The tech giant headquartered in Mountain View, California, frequently ranks top tier on Business Insider's Best Companies To Work For In America list, landing in the No. 2 spot this year.<p>Google was also judged to be the World's Most Attractive Employer this year by global research and advisory firm …

24 Dump Dinners You Can Make In A Crock-Pot

Step one: Dump everything into a slow cooker. Step two: Let dinner make itself.