Alison Hartz

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Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices

Teenagers aren't exactly known for their responsible decision making.<p>But some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain's working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — …

Organic food isn't actually any better for you, and it's way more expensive

Researchers look at over 200 studies of the health benefits behind organic food, and find that there aren't really any.<p>A common mantra of the organic …

How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

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Duo Completes First Free Climb of Yosemite's Dawn Wall, Making History

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson finish their quest to be the first to free climb the Dawn Wall.<p>Nineteen days after they set out to achieve one of climbing's most difficult challenges, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson reached the summit of the 3,000-foot rock known as El Capitan in Yosemite …

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American Architects Pick the 11 Best Buildings of the Year

There's no better compliment—and no more blistering insult—than one from your peers, especially when it comes to professions that trade in …

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Hinterland House / Shaun Lockyer Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Hinterland House takes its inspiration from the stunning ridge lines surrounding the site as well as …