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Why The Older You Get, The More You Hate Everyone (And Why That's OK)

Ad failed to load<p>You know how you're always talking about how you hate everyone? The thing is, the older you get, the more real this is.<p>True story: I …

Relationships

'Brieing' Is a New Trend Where Middle-Aged Women Eat MDMA Wrapped in Cheese

Like butt-chugging, but for grown-ass women with lots of money and a penchant for fromage d'Affinois.<p>If you’re a middle-aged woman with a tremendous amount of disposable income, it’s so hard to be <i>satisfied</i>, you know? Like, how does one find fulfillment, especially in those empty hours between …

Middle Age

A New Harvard Study Reveals The Truth Behind Amazon's Purchase of Whole Foods (And Why Store Shelves Are Shockingly Empty)

Employees crying, empty store shelves, and irate customers do not sound like the Whole Foods we know and love. Welcome to the new normal -- at least for now.<p>Whole Foods has enjoyed an incredible history of success. Their co-founder and CEO, John Mackey, is an evangelist for "conscious capitalism" …

Jeff Bezos

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

Income Inequality

This Will Change Your Mind About Psychedelic Drugs

For years, the field of mental health has been largely barren of meaningful treatment advances. But now, scientists have new hope in the least likely …

Mental Health

From shanties to the screen: Fisherman’s Friends inspire feelgood UK film

Cornish singing stars’ remarkable story to be told in new comedy with James Purefoy and Tuppence Middleton<p>Nine years ago a group of Cornish fishermen were singing sea shanties in their village pub when a holidaying music executive came in for a pint. The result was a million-pound record deal and …

Dialects

What’s the Difference Between Dopamine and Serotonin?

Dopamine and serotonin are both neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that regulate countless functions and processes in your …

Neuroscience

When Cancer Patients Ask About Weed, Many Doctors Say Go For It

Thirty U.S. states have enacted medical cannabis laws, and all but one of them include cancer in the list of conditions allowed. Such laws give cancer patients across the country access to a substance that remains illegal under federal law.<p>Anecdotal reports suggest marijuana is helpful in managing …

Cannabis

The answer to life, the universe and everything might be 73. Or 67

A new estimate of the Hubble constant – the rate at which the universe is expanding – is baffling many of the finest minds in the cosmology community<p>A crisis of cosmic proportions is brewing: the universe is expanding 9% faster than it ought to be and scientists are not sure why.<p>The latest, most …

Universe

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

The Surprising Origin of Chicken as a Dietary Staple

Before 1948, chicken wasn’t a mainstay of the dinner table. A contest to breed a bigger, better bird changed that.<p>In this excerpt of <i>Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats</i>, author Maryn McKenna chronicles the rise of the …

Agriculture

Getting Rid of Belly Fat Is Harder Than You Think — Here's How to Do It

I have this fantasy where I eat pizza and Salt & Straw Chocolate Gooey Brownie for every meal but also have abs. I'm not talking, like, a six-pack, but just some nice abdominal definition. (You'd think I'd go all out since this is a fantasy version of myself, but IDK. I'm sure there's something to …

Nutrition

Kakeibo: a life-changing method for saving money

<b>This Japanese approach to managing household spending may be over 100 years old, but it's as relevant as ever.</b><p>First there was Marie Kondo, who …

Personal Finance

Everything You Need To Know About Cbd

Today’s buzziest wellness trend<p>In case you haven’t noticed, CBD is having a moment.<p>Popping up in health food stores, beauty products, and even your local latte spot, CBD is quickly becoming the latest buzzy wellness trend, joining the ranks of adaptogens like turmeric or reishi mushroom.<p>However …

How Ultramarathon Runners Took on World's Most Difficult Trail

The intrepid team tackled Bhutan's Snowman Trek—typically a month-long feat—in a record-breaking two weeks.<p>Two years ago, mountaineer Ben Clark took on what’s widely considered the most difficult trail in the world. He had his sights set on completing the Snowman Trek, a grueling route through the …

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the commentary you …

Communication Skills

So, Uh, What's Going On With the Sahara Desert?

Stretching 3.5 million square miles across northern Africa, the vast sand dunes and rocky plateaus of the Sahara cover more ground than the …

There's Mounting Evidence The African Continent Is Splitting in Two

A huge crack has appeared in Kenya, and it's growing.<p>A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western …

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Windows 10

Science Is Getting Us Closer to the End of Infertility

About 40 years ago, Louise Brown, the first human created using in vitro fertilization, was conceived in a petri dish. Not long after her birth, Leon …

Weird New Theory Presents Unexpected Reason Huge Mammals Live in the Sea

"It’s not that water allows you to be a big mammal."<p>Fifty million years ago, whales were four-footed, tailed land mammals about the size of wolves. …

Nissan is using recycled Leaf batteries to power street lights

Nissan is using old Leaf batteries in a very meta way: To power streetlights that will make roads safer for vehicles and pedestrians. Called "The Light Reborn," it uses a solar panel that charges up a battery, which can then power the LED at night with no external connection required. Nissan is …

Clean Energy

What we know about Emma Gonzalez, the fiercely outspoken teen who stunned America with her silence

<b>(CNN) —</b> She strode on stage at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington over the weekend, and listed the names of the 17 students and staff gunned down at her high school in Parkland, Florida. And then she went silent.<p>Minutes ticked by. One. Two. Three. Four.<p>It was a visceral moment -- one that …

Gun Control

The dark truth about chocolate

Grand health claims have been made about chocolate, but while it gives us pleasure, can it really be good for us?<p>Chocolate has been touted as a treatment for agitation, anaemia, angina and asthma. It has been said to awaken appetite and act as an aphrodisiac. You may have noticed we’re still on the …

Holistic Medicine

Biodiversity Scientist Warns: "We're Sleepwalking into a Mass Extinction"

Diversity "can be damaged in the blink of an eye."<p>Most scientists acknowledge that we are smack in the middle of the planet’s sixth great mass …

Facebook: is it time we all deleted our accounts?

The Cambridge Analytica revelations may be the final nudge we need to turn away from the social network. And it’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to big tech harvesting private information<p>Sorry to break it to you, but you are probably a “dumb fuck”. This is according to statements by a …

Social Media

Yes, This Is Going to Be Worse Than Watergate

In 1973, there were still some independent-minded lawmakers in the Grand Old Party. Today, not so much.<p>Something changed last weekend, did it not?<p>The …

Donald Trump

Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani contains tiny plastic particles — here's what that does to your body

You're drinking plastic, I'm drinking plastic, we're all drinking plastic. Bottled water drinkers may be drinking the most plastic of all.<p>A new study released by Orb Media estimates that on average, a liter of bottled water from big brands like Dasani, Aquafina, and Nestle, contains roughly 10.4 …

Rain or shine: new solar cell captures energy from raindrops

A solar panel that can generate electricity from falling raindrops has been invented, enabling power to flow even when skies cloud over or the sun has set.<p>Solar power installation is soaring globally thanks to costs plunging 90% in the past decade, making it the cheapest electricity in many parts …

Clean Energy

A father and son are growing fruit and vegetables 8 metres below the surface of the Mediterranean Sea — here's why

This is Nemo's Garden, it's an underwater farm created by the Ocean Reef Group.<p>The project was started as an experiment as the owner's crops were suffering in cold weather. Nemo's Garden utilises the near constant temperature of the sea to make growing plants easier.<p>The garden was first set up in …

Weather