Angela Leighton

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Gooey Butter Cake Is Missouri's Mind-Blowing Dessert That You've Got To Try

St. Louis created something magical.<p>A quick trip to the nearest respectable bakery usually cures our dessert cravings. But sometimes we discover a local treat <i>so</i> stellar, it’s worth any amount of travel to try a bite.<p>Behold: St. Louis gooey butter cake from St. Louis, Missouri. The mind-blowing …

Here’s Exactly How To Superset At The Gym

The term supersetting is becoming a mainstay in fitness vocabulary, and with good reason—pairing exercises in sets is an efficient way to work out …

Olympic Athletes Are Electrifying Their Brains, and You Can Too

<b>It’s a chilly mid-April morning</b> in the Silicon Valley suburb of Menlo Park. The sun climbs wanly above the horizon while techies start up their …

17 Hacks And Extensions That Will Change How You Use Gmail

Since it debuted a decade ago, Gmail has become not just another email program, but a cultural force. It is the world’s largest email service, and it …

3 Daily Habits Of Peak Performers, According To Michael Phelps' Coach

Spend some time with U.S. Olympic men’s swimming coach Bob Bowman, as I recently did, and you’ll understand why some people go from good to great in a chosen field, while others, like Bowman’s longtime student Michael Phelps, go from good to record-shattering.<p>Phelps’ record is extraordinary. His 22 …

Swimming

Harvard Research Shows How the Cerebellum Regulates Thoughts

In 1504, Leonardo da Vinci made wax castings of the human brain and coined the term <i>cerebellum</i> (Latin for “little brain”) to describe two small brain …

This is one weak nominee: Hillary Clinton’s problem isn’t Bernie Sanders. It’s Hillary Clinton

Clinton’s camp thinks her résumé will be enough to carry her to the White House. No one should be that sure<p>No matter what you think about Hillary Clinton as the presidential primaries wind down, there is one undeniable fact that lingers in the background. Despite having had enormous advantages from …

How to Build a Classy Concrete Countertop

Don't worry about choosing tile for you kitchen remodel, try DIY concrete countertops instead.<p>Concrete countertops are just one of the many kitchen countertop options to choose from. You can purchase precast counters from fabricators that are cured and finished in a workshop and which can be …

Home Improvement

Probiotics for Depression

A randomized controlled trial shows some promising results<p>A few weeks ago the first video in our monthly series with Dr. Drew Ramsey came out on …

Report says rights must be strengthened after attacks on whistleblowers and press, the curbing of peaceful protests and the sidelining of courts<p>Australia is facing a “corrosive” decline in democracy as sweeping laws seek to stifle press freedom, curb community advocacy and sideline courts, …

Surveillance

How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

Can your brain reveal you are a liar?

Your brainwaves never lie. Or at least that’s the story believed by a growing number of police and law courts worldwide – the truth is more complicated.<p>At Northwestern University in Illinois, a group of psychologists are teaching students how to commit the perfect crime.<p>They are taught how to break …

Emotions Impact Your Work -- So Why Don't Companies Take Mental Health Seriously?

Mental health in the workplace is neglected and rarely, if ever, addressed, according to an expert.<p><i>This story is part of our monthlong “</i><i>Work Well</i><i>” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>One somewhat unfortunate reality of living in …

How to Unlock Netflix’s Hidden Categories

Ever get frustrated with the limited options that Netflix offers you when you log onto the home page? There are thousands upon thousands of TV shows …

10 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Wow, Stephen Colbert on guns and President Obama’s tears is absolutely perfect

“When it comes to the five stages of grief, we’re really good at the denial part, but then we skip to acceptance”<p>When it comes to mass shootings the United States Congress has been much ado about nothing. Sympathies are expressed, but actions are few. That's why Stephen Colbert is grateful that …

Federal judge: Drinking tea, shopping at a gardening store is probable cause for a SWAT raid on your home

In April 2012, a Kansas SWAT team raided the home of Robert and Addie Harte, their 7-year-old daughter and their 13-year-old son. The couple, both former CIA analysts, awoke to pounding at the door. When Robert Harte answered, SWAT agents flooded the home. He was told to lie on the floor. When …

One in 10 death row inmates are military veterans, report says

One-tenth of those who currently on death row in the United States are military veterans, including some with post-traumatic stress disorder that was not factored into their sentences, according to a new report released on the eve of Veterans Day.<p>This report arrives as the country’s use of the …

14 Things You Should Give Up Chasing No Matter What Others Say

Whenever we chase after something, we take ourselves out of the present moment where life actually happens. The future doesn’t exist yet and the past …

8 Mistakes That Accidentally Lower Your Thyroid Function and Metabolism

You try to be healthy so you go on a diet, start exercising, take vitamins and go to see your doctor, who prescribes medications.<p>Despite your best …