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11 Superfoods That Work Better Together

Peanut butter and jelly. Soup and salad. Spaghetti and meatballs. There are a few classic pairings that will never go out of style. But some food …

13 ways to stop drinking soda for good

You know soda's not exactly good for you—but at the same time, it can be hard to resist. Its sweet taste, pleasant fizz, and energizing jolt often seems like just what you need to wash down your dinner, get you through an afternoon slump, or quench your thirst at the movies.<p>But the more soda you …

How to Sleep Better: Insomnia Solutions

As we struggle to allot enough time to the job, kids, family, friends, Lost, and Joaquin Phoenix message boards, sleep stands out as a suspiciously long block of idle hours. We set the alarm early, stay up late, and order a tall whatever-we-want to help us get by on the minimum. But the fact is: …

How Waking up in the Middle of the Night Affects The Rest of Your Day

Lead researcher Avi Sadeh, Ph.D., a professor at the School of Psychological Science at Tel Aviv University, found that an interrupted night of sleep—which is common for doctors and new parents—is similar to having only four hours of consistent sleep. The experiment, published in the journal <i>Sleep</i> …

You Might Not Be an Early Bird Or a Night Owl

Curious about whether early birds and night owls could be further divided into different subgroups, a team of Russian researchers designed a study. They had 130 male and female subjects keep track of their sleep-wake habits for a week, then spend 24 hours awake in a sleep lab filling out …

Buckyballs vs. The United States of America

By the end of 2011, Maxfield & Oberton was selling $18 million worth of Buckyballs annually online and through national retailers, including Urban Outfitters and Brookstone. (Bronstein left the company after disagreements with Zucker but kept a 50 percent stake.) There had been more ingestion …

New Jersey

China is so bad at conservation that it had to launch the most impressive water-pipeline project ever

BEIJING—On a Saturday morning in late August, about a dozen university students, professors, and middle-aged Beijing locals stand by a row of apartments in northwestern Beijing.<p>Once an outskirt of the city known for its natural springs and reed-filled ponds, the area now looks just like another …

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Rescue from Antarctica

The whirring twin rotor blades of the helicopter made so much noise that, once inside, it was impossible to hear anything else. Twelve of us, in full cold-weather gear, had picked our way carefully across a snow-covered ice field and climbed into the windowless compartment at the back of the …

Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent's Story

Jane Neubauer was just out of basic training when a secretive military unit recruited her for an undercover mission. She claims she was raped on …

The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab's Closed Doors

Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: The top-secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does–and how it thinks.<p>Astro Teller is sharing a story about something bad. Or maybe it’s something good. At Google X, it’s sometimes hard to know the difference.<p>Teller is …

The Private Lives of Public Bathrooms

How psychology, gender roles, and design explain the distinctive way we behave in the world's stalls<p>When Oprah Winfrey served on a Chicago jury in 2004, she couldn’t go to the bathroom attached to the jury room unless her fellow jurors sang to drown out the noise. One of the songs they sang was …

The Pope in the Attic: Benedict in the Time of Francis

What’s it like for the first living ex-pope in 600 years to watch from up close as the successor he enabled dismantles his legacy?<p>These days, he is an <i>autoclaustrato</i>, a self-cloistered contemplative in an order with a membership of one.<p>His name is still Benedict, 15 months after he renounced the …

The Ship-Breakers

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What the U.S. Can Learn From Brazil's Healthcare Mess

Here’s what it looks like when a sprawling, diverse nation tries to cover everybody.<p>On a recent afternoon in Boa Vista, a lower-middle-class neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Noranei Oliveira Miranda waited patiently on a small couch for the local community health workers to arrive.<p>Her aging …

The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

Retrogaming

Why I Miss Being A Born-Again Christian

I spent my teen and college years deep in a conservative Bible bubble. Here's how abandoning my beliefs became the best thing I might always regret.<p>A shiver hopscotches up my spine. The air is sticky and hot in this school gym in Florida, soaking the underarms of my T-shirt. Loud music rubs its way …

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Monica Lewinsky on the Culture of Humiliation

She tried public appearances. She tried being reclusive. She tried leaving the country, and she tried finding a job. But the epic humiliation of 1998, when her affair with Bill Clinton became an all-consuming story, has followed Monica Lewinsky every day. After 10 years of self-imposed reticence, …

How Ronald Reagan Changed Bruce Springsteen’s Politics

B <i>orn in the U.S.A.</i>, which turns 30 this week, is Bruce Springsteen’s best-selling album to date, and that should come as no surprise. Its songs—“I’m On Fire,” “Glory Days,” “Darlington County” and others—are FM radio staples, their foursquare drum, piano, base and guitar parts perfectly at home in …

Masters of Love

Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.<p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry …

Turn Detroit into Drone Valley

How to build innovation clusters beyond California.<p><b>The popular recipe for creating</b> the “next” Silicon Valley goes something like this:<p>Build a big, beautiful, fully equipped technology park;<br>• Mix in R&D labs and university centers;<br>• Provide incentives to attract scientists, firms and users;<br>• Interconnect …

The Turning Point: New Hope for the Climate

It's time to accelerate the shift toward a low-carbon future<p>In the struggle to solve the climate crisis, a powerful, largely unnoticed shift is …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

Breast Cancer

Will new drugs mean the rich live to 120 and the poor die at 60? – Linda Marsa

The disparity between top earners and everyone else is staggering in nations such as the United States, where 10 per cent of people accounted for 80 …

How A Young Community Of Entrepreneurs Is Rebuilding Detroit

Can entrepreneurs save the city? Nothing else seems to be working.<p>“My cell phone was blowing up. It was 7:30 in the morning, two hours before I usually get up. It kept ringing, buzzing. I finally checked it. People were sending me pictures of the place I bought, the Imagination Station, on fire. …

On the (Very Smelly) Trail of the Skunk Takeover

I bought a striped skunk skull online from a man named Terry. It arrived yesterday from Duluth, Minnesota, in a nondescript cardboard box that weighed almost nothing. I opened the box and removed the skull from a cocoon of bubble wrap.<p>I hold it in my hand now. It’s much smaller than I expected. It …

Cute Animals

Smelling Death: On the Job With New York's Crime-Scene Cleaners

CSI and Law & Order would have you believe that a crime scene empties out after the glitzy detectives are done with it. In reality, somebody else has to come in and clean it all up.<p>There is blood all over the room. It’s on the walls and it has seeped into the cracks in the floor. There are smears …

The Down And Dirty History Of TMZ

How a lawyer from the San Fernando Valley created a gossip empire and transformed himself into the most feared man in Hollywood, all by breaking a few long-held rules and, as rumor has it, lording over a notorious vault full of secrets.<p>For just $53, you can purchase a guaranteed front-of-the-bus …

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