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Cannabinoids and chemotherapy in combination kill cancer cells

A new study confirms that cannabinoids, which are a class of active chemicals in cannabis, can successfully kill leukemia cells. They also find that …

25 Minutes. 13 Moves. One Total-Body Pilates Workout That Burns So Good

There are some sweat sessions that leave you wondering if you even got a good workout. And then there are others that make you shake, sweat, and feel …

Workouts

They raise the world's happiest children - so is it time you went Dutch?

Two toddlers have just chased each other to the top of a climbing frame and are jostling to get down the slide first. Their mothers are lost in conversation on a nearby park bench. In the distance, a dog barks and a little boy ambles along on his balance bike, trailed by his grandfather who is …

Parenting

Your Self-Consciousness Is Killing Your Creativity

<i>“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”―</i> <b>Harvey</b> …

Learning How To Have Productive Fights Made Me A Better Wife

Growing up, the only thing I knew about being married came from the movies. This included a lot of romantic letter-writing and …

Pregnancy changes a woman's brain for at least 2 years after giving birth

Researchers found that first-time mothers consistently demonstrated a reduction in grey matter volume that could mean their brains are optimising and rewiring themselves to help cater to the needs of their infants — with the effects lasting for at least two years.<p>"These changes may reflect, at …

Researchers have found that using social media makes kids less happy in almost every way

Parents are well aware that the internet has opened up new realms both of discovery and danger. Now, new research from the UK has found that use of social media like Facebook reduces children’s satisfaction about every aspect of their lives except friendship.<p>Economists at the University of …

Social Media

The best New York City restaurant for every type of cuisine

As part of its 2017 restaurant-survey results, released in October, Zagat compiled a list of the best restaurants in New York City for every type of cuisine.<p>From smoky barbecue to flavor-packed ramen to handmade falafel, there's a top-rated spot to curb every craving.<p>There were also a few repeats …

Top 4 websites for the best flight deals

It can get stressful when trying to find the right flights. Flight costs differ between airlines, some leave you with long layovers and some charge …

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Researchers identify a way to stop cancer from spreading

Salvador Aznar Benitah and first author Gloria Pascual. Courtesy of IRB Barcelona.<p><i>Metastasis, the spreading of cancer cells to other parts of the body, is the main cause of cancer-related death. New research has identified the cells responsible for this process in oral tumors, and also a promising</i> …

How to prepare your kids for jobs that don't exist yet

The founder of littleBits on turning kids into creators<p>When I was growing up, as far as I knew, there wasn’t data mining or user-experience design or front-end engineering—and now they’re some of the most coveted careers in the world. Today, we can’t just prepare students for certain types of …

Career Development

Grow Potatoes in Pots or Growing Bags

Given the underground nature of tubers, you might think you need a lot of space in your garden where you can dig deeply if you want to successfully …

Top 5 Best Wine Resorts In Tuscany

Hidden in the Tuscan countryside are some of the best wine resorts in the world, offering acres of vineyards, olives groves and forests, spectacular …

Italy

Lazy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE THE TIME TO MAKE DECADENT COOKIES MAKE THESE EASY LAZY BARS INSTEAD. The day these Lazy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars were …

Dessert

A Neuroscientist Explains What Happens To Your Brain When You Meditate

Meditation is becoming very popular lately. Perhaps it’s the anecdotal evidence friends are sharing with each other or the fact that more and more …

Blame Castro for Cuba's poverty, but the US blockade didn't help either

This caricature is problematic - not only because it ignores the devastating economic impact of the United States embargo over 55 years, but also because it is premised on neoclassical economic assumptions.<p>This means that by stressing economic policy over economic restraints, critics can shift …

Cuba

The cure for type 2 diabetes is known, but few are aware

I recently posted to Facebook about a cure for diabetes and suggested someone try it. Just six days later, I received the following message from a …

How Banning Screen Time Changed My Parenting Style

I sit in my bedroom, thumb in constant motion as I scroll through an endless stream of parenting memes, political rants and friends’ status updates. I’ve seen it all before, but just need another minute or two...or five…to ignore the many voices floating up the stairs and down the hallway to the …

What to Do When the Relationship Is Great but the Sex Isn't

In an ideal relationship, you and your partner are compatible both physically and emotionally. But if you have a lackluster sex life while everything else is great, can what's lacking physically be made up for emotionally? And how much better can the sex get?<p><i>Prettyfrustratedtw</i> is dealing with this …

How to Make Unicorn Fuel

Insta-famous Paleo chef Mary Shenouda teams up with Mixed Makeup to launch a new YouTube series all about eating well.<p>Los Angeles-based Paleo chef …

13 Natural Ways to Repel Mosquitoes

Pesky bugs have no chance of winning this battle.<p>You're outside grilling dinners, hosting parties — and fending off what feels like a never-ending supply of mosquitoes. If chemical sprays aren't your thing, try these 13 non-toxic bug repelling tricks instead.

Cannabinoids remove plaque-forming Alzheimer's proteins from brain cells - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

LA JOLLA — Salk Institute scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can …

The Best Bodyweight Workout For When You’re Traveling | Men's Health

The workout consists of just four bodyweight exercises, which Skye demonstrates in the video above. But make no mistake: You’ll light up your hamstrings, quads, and glutes and work up a serious sweat in just 30 minutes.<p>Plus, the routine is so simple that you can memorize it and make it your go-to …

The visual secrets behind some of Pixar’s most emotional moments

<b>LAST YEAR,</b> I was talking with “Inside Out” director Pete Docter about an animation cel that dated back to the days of early Disney. Docter was immediately able to surmise details from its history, and I was reminded in that moment that the “brain trust” filmmakers at Pixar have a deep and nearly …

Animation

12 Summer Sandwiches for Weekday Lunches

Making a great sandwich is an art form. Too often we settle for boring stacks of bread, meat, cheese, and veggies. Yes, they are easy to assemble, …

Cooking

Stuart Shanker on how to defuse your children’s worst behaviour

Your child is cranky, defiant and driving you up the wall. What's a parent to do?<p>If you've read or received any parenting advice in recent years, you'll have encountered the notion that children and teens can't help it when they throw tantrums and lash out; chances are they're tired, hungry, …

More Testing, Less Play: Study Finds Higher Expectations For Kindergartners

This summer, millions of excited 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds will be getting ready for their first real year of school. But some of them may be in for a wake-up call when that first bell rings.<p>If you have young kids in school, or talk with teachers of young children, you've likely heard the refrain — …

Education

10 Great Plants for Shade Gardening

<b>Lamium maculatum</b> (Dead nettle). A low, spreading plant with silvery foliage and purple, pink, red or white blooms in early summer. In shady …

The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife

A hotly contested, supposedly ancient manuscript suggests Christ was married. But believing its origin story—a real-life Da Vinci Code, involving a Harvard professor, a onetime Florida pornographer, and an escape from East Germany—requires a big leap of faith.<p>On a humid afternoon this past …