Alexandra Whitacre

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Taurine-like chemical restores cognitive function in mice with Alzheimer's

Tests show compound, similar to that found in energy drinks, clears amyloid beta plaques, which build up in the brain in early stages of Alzheimer’s<p>Scientists have discovered a chemical that destroys toxic plaques which build up in the brain in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Preliminary …

Dementia

Ashura attacks as Shi'ites are killed in Bangladesh and Pakistan

A twelve-year-old boy has been killed and more than 100 injured in a bomb attack in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka.<p>— Free Speech (@kewshukhinoy) October 24, 2015<p>Authorities say home made bombs were thrown as thousands of minority Shi’ites celebrated the Day of Ashura.<p>The Dhaka attack comes hours …

Bangladesh protests to Pakistan over remarks on executions | Reuters

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh protested to Pakistan on Monday over what it said was interference in its internal affairs in comments about the hanging of two opposition leaders convicted of crimes against humanity during the 1971 war to break away from Pakistan.<p>An ambulance carrying the body of …

North Africa

Pakistan summons Bangladesh envoy over war crime executions

Pakistan on Monday summoned Bangladesh's envoy to protest Dhaka's charges of its complicity in atrocities during the 1971 liberation war, days after …

Pakistan

Look at key radical Islamist groups in Bangladesh

NEW DELHI (AP) — Gunmen attacked a Shiite mosque in Bangladesh, killing one person and wounding three others, in the latest in a wave of deadly …

Extremism

Bangladesh Keeps Blocking Social Media, Threatens New Surveillance Tactics

A protester near the Teacher Students Centre (TSC) of Dhaka University. The poster reads “How many excuses more? Open Viber, Messenger, WhatsApp and …

Privacy

Is Bangladesh descending into lawlessness?

An Italian priest has been wounded by gunmen in Bangladesh, the latest in a wave of attacks on foreigners there. Only weeks before, an Italian …

Bangladesh: Lurching from secularism to sectarian terror?

<b>The recent killings of atheist bloggers in Bangladesh have raised concerns about freedom of speech and shrinking space for secularist thoughts. But increasingly, Bangladesh appears to be heading down a new and even more dangerous road.</b><p>Recent attacks on Shia Muslims and death threats against …

Extremism

The Most Beautiful Lakes in the U.S.

Glaciers, geysers, crystal clear water: What more could you ask for? These 15 American lakes are gorgeous—and worth a visit—any time of year.<p>Caddo Lake, Texas<p>Lake Powell, Utah<p>Lake McDonald, Montana<p>Diablo Lake, Washington<p>Lake Clark, Alaska

National Parks

5 Scientific Ways to Make Yourself Smarter | Inc.com

About a decade ago, some early scientific research suggested that playing memory games could increase "fluid intelligence," which is the capacity to solve problems in novel situations, independent of acquired knowledge.<p>A spate of apps, books, and classes resulted, all claiming to make people …

The Brain

What To Eat And Drink To Help Your Digestion

Nothing's fun about constipation 💩<p>We all get a little stuck sometimes.<p>Constipation can be caused by a host of things: A poor diet, a poor exercise routine and often stress can all contribute to discomfort on the toilet.<p>In most cases, adding a little extra fiber to your diet can help get things …

Nutrition

100 books everyone should read Amazon Goodreads

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

Finding New Clues About How Proteins Fold

<b>Proteins can fold in different ways depending on their environment. These different configurations change the function of the protein; misfolding is</b> …

19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Books

This guy traveled to every country in the world before turning 40 — here are the countries he thinks everyone should visit

So when people ask him which country was his favorite, he has a hard time picking just one.<p>But there are 12 countries he thinks everyone should visit at some point in their lives.<p>Keep scrolling to see what those countries are, and why he thinks they're worth visiting.

European Travel

11 Tools for Productive Individuals

There are hundreds of thousands of productivity tools to choose from. Auditing each of them is the hardest part of the selection process.<p>Just …

Apps

7 Charts on Happiness That Everyone Should Read

Happiness

The World's 18 Strangest Hotels

For the intrepid, quirky and adventurous traveler, the flower-quilted double bed and lacquered furniture of a typical hotel room is just plain boring. Here are the world's 18 strangest hotels.<p>The first thing every hotel developer considers before construction is "who is the guest, and why are they …

Living Rooms

Starwatch: The September night sky

September’s only bright evening planet, Saturn, stands low down in the SW at nightfall where it shines at mag 0.5. It sets 30 minutes before our star map times to leave the sky devoid of bright planets until Mars and Venus appear in the E before dawn, soon to be joined by Jupiter.<p>The month’s early …

Astronomy

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

4 Ways To Psychologically Manipulate Someone

Ever thought about using psychology to your benefit your everyday interactions with others? You don’t need a psych degree, nor do you need any …

10 Dream South America Adventure Travel Expeditions

An expedition is more than just a trip, it’s a journey undertaken for purpose of exploration. It’s a way to experience the world in a new way and …

11 easy ways to boost your willpower and concentration

Fortunately, there are dozens of ways to filter out distractions and improve your ability to concentrate for extended periods of time. To find out what some of these strategies are, we sifted through the Quora thread, "How do I improve my concentration and willpower?" and highlighted the most …

Time Management

14 incredible national parks around the world

From the grassy planes of the Serengeti to the Arctic wilderness of Svalbard, these are the parks that are worth traveling the world to see.

Science proves that travel is the secret to happiness

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>The science is in, and the experts agree: you should …

The science behind setting high goals without burning out

People who aim high in life may risk burning out, but a new study shows that those with ambitious goals who also avoid taking failure too seriously …

Health & Fitness Tips

Highlights Foods do much more than just nourish our body There are foods that can completely put you into a READ MORE<p>May increase heart disease risk …

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>1. Mono Lake<p>California | Car …

21 Powerful Short Books To Change Your Mindset And Improve Your Life

Summer’s here, and what better time is there to grab some short self care books to read and improve your life? Get outside, even if it’s just to a …