Allison Mikels

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Eye-Opening Photos Contrast the Meals of the Powerful and the Hungry Throughout History

Power Hungry is an eye-opening series by photographer Henry Hargreaves and food stylist Caitlin Levin that examines the food disparity between the poor and the wealthy that has existed around the world for centuries. In each set of photos, one side of the table is covered in a decadent feast that a …

25 Invisible Benefits of Gaming While Male

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Childhood reading and broadsheet newspapers are best for boosting vocabulary

Children who read for pleasure at the age of 10 had far higher vocabulary scores by the age of 42, a study has shown<p>Marcel Proust claimed that there are ‘no days of our childhood lived so fully as those spent with a favourite book.’<p>But a new study suggests that children who read for pleasure carry …

Book Talk: E. O. Wilson's Bold Vision for Saving the World

When we see how badly we're destabilizing the world, Wilson says, we'll turn to reason.<p>Edward O. Wilson has been called the heir of Darwin. His relationship to <i>National Geographic</i> stretches back to 1939, when, as a ten-year-old boy, he read about insects in the magazine and made up his mind to be an …

Civilization: Beyond Earth review: starstruck

Science is the hub around which <i>Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth</i> turns, but science also thrums within the game's every node, synapse and tendril.<p>This is a very good strategy game. I expect nothing less from a franchise that has dedicated itself to turn-based strategy for more than two …

Ebola discoverer: 'Without a vaccine I’m not sure we can stop Ebola’

Prof Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the virus, never anticipated that it would cause such a humanitarian crisis<p>THE EBOLA VIRUS – its very name seems to have come straight from the heart of darkness – is striking fear across the globe. It has killed (officially) 4,546 people out …

Regular People Who Changed the World, and How You Can Too

Altruism has important evolutionary benefits, say Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.<p>In their first best-selling book, <i>Half the Sky</i>, husband and wife team Nicholas D. Kristof, a <i>New York Times</i> columnist, and Sheryl WuDunn—who together were the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize for …

This One Idea Changed How Bosses Treat Office Workers Forever

A founding faculty member of MIT's Sloan School of Management, McGregor wrote "The Human Side of Enterprise," a 1960 business book that changed the way managers see — and treat — their workers.<p>The core insight of McGregor's book was one that took an optimistic view of the office worker's nature, as …

The myth of the 'superfood'

We're always being told to eat more 'superfoods': broccoli, pomegranate, whatever. But there simply isn't much evidence that it does any good<p>Eat beetroot! Eat kale! Eat mackerel and pomegranate and chard! These are not just foods: they are superfoods. They are health-giving. If you eat them in …

Massachusetts Patient With Ebola Symptoms Put In Isolation

Reports indicate the patient came in with a headache and other Ebola-like symptoms, including muscle aches. Two people seem to have been transported from the clinics in ambulances. They were taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, according to a statement from Harvard Vanguard Clinics' Chief …

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