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How to touch someone, according to science

With a stroke of the hand he or she wishes to convey an ancient and deeply human message: You are cared for, you are safe. But what makes for a meaningful loving touch?<p>Is it something baked into the structure and function of our skin, nerves, and brain, or the result or our culturally constructed …

The world regards Australia's healthcare system as one of the best. It's time we realised why | Ranjana Srivastava

After decades in the public system I still experience a thrill each time I’m able to call the brightest minds to the side of a patient who can’t afford his groceries<p>It was nearing a weekend when I inherited the care of a distressed elderly man. The hospital bed had been pushed against the wall to …

Health Care

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

Adventure<p>This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the …

National Parks

9 Realistic Ways To Stop Procrastinating And Stress Less

People procrastinate for different reasons, but the result is the same: stress. Here’s how to tackle all of the reasons you put things off.<p>Those expense reports you’ve been putting off for months? That power yoga class you never seem to make? Chances are, there are at least one or two projects on …

7 Strategies for Pain-Free Running

Coach Jenny's got you covered.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Hadfield and repurposed with permission from Runner's World.</i><p><i>--</i><p><i>Dear Coach Jenny,</i><p><i>I started running two months ago and I'm up to 30 minutes. I find I'm always sore in my shins, knee and sometimes hamstring. I sit a lot during the day. I</i> …

Pledge of Allegiance

I Quit My 6-Figure Career to Teach Yoga

Money isn't worth the misery.<p>I was 31, the head of PR for a $750 billion financial services company, and I was making a six-figure salary. Then I gave it all up to teach yoga and write. It was as simple and terrifying as that.<p>For nearly 10 years, I slogged through brain-numbing, red-tape-filled, …

Onetime party drug hailed as miracle for treating severe depression

By Sara Solovitch<p>It was November 2012 when Dennis Hartman, a Seattle business executive, managed to pull himself out of bed, force himself to shower for the first time in days and board a plane that would carry him across the country to a clinical trial at the National Institute of Mental Health …

University of California

How to Get a Great Core Workout During Any Exercise

Yes, ANY.

Workouts

14 Books That Inspired Steve Jobs

Why did Apple “think different?”<p>Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>“The reason that …

The Latest Breakthrough In Understanding Diabetes Was Made By An Algorithm

Though there’s both hype and a lot of genuine promise, the field of precision medicine is still in its nascency. Genetic sequencing has helped in the …

33 Books Millennials Need to Read Before Turning 30

To lay the foundation for a fulfilling career, turn to these classic titles.<p>Your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what you want from life.<p>While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the …

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Peter Thiel

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.

3 scientific ways to prevent awkward conversations

You’re in the middle of a conversation, about to chime in but then…you <i>totally blank</i>. A conversation that should have flowed easily turns awkward, your conversation partner looks at you like you’re an alien and your confidence sinks.<p>Has that ever happened to you?<p>It’s common to feel nervous during …

The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You (And What to Do About It)

Just because it was true in the past, doesn't mean it's true today. And just because you learned something one way doesn't mean you learned it the best way.<p>In 1932, Frederic Bartlett was working at Cambridge University when he conducted one of the most famous cognitive psychology experiments of …

Cambridge University

6 Moves to Do in the Morning for TONS of Energy

Get up, get moving, and kick ass every day.<p>As a yoga instructor, I know how big of an impact meditation and a few yoga poses first thing in the morning can have on your day. From clearing your mind to prepping your body for eight hours of sitting, kicking off your morning with a little time to …

Yoga

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Love Me, Take Me, F*ck Me: it feels Good to use Sex to Release Blocks. {Adult}

<i>*Warning Adult Language Ahead*</i><p>Sometimes we just need to be f*cked.<p>I’m an independent type, yet sometimes, I want to be owned. I want to know that I …

12 Life Changing Buddhist Quotes

You’ve seen statues of him, symbols of the great Buddha all over. We know people pray to him, rub his belly, worship and adore him but who is he and …

100 books everyone should read Amazon Goodreads

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

Neuroscientists Suggest These 5 Easy Ways To Create Genuine Happiness In Your Life

David K. William<p>David is a publisher and entrepreneur. He is also the founding editor of Web Writer Spotlight. Read full profile<p>Scientific studies on …

Self-improvement

Here's the Extra Gum Commercial That's Making Grown Men Cry

Here's the Extra Gum Commercial That's Making Grown Men Cry

11 Fitness Apps That Are Better Than a Personal Trainer

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A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

The Brain

21 ways rich people think differently than the average person

That's what Napoleon Hill preached in his bestselling 1937 book "Think and Grow Rich," the culmination of his intensive study of more than 500 self-made millionaires.<p>Self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has interviewed 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people during the past three decades, …

Forget Diets, Weight Loss Is About Hormones: An Interview with Jon Gabriel

My approach is different. It's about creating certain habits that address the issue so your body wants to be thin. Then it requires no discipline at all. I will go on record saying this, and I've said it many times: Once your body wants to be thin (though it can be easy or hard to get to that …

Weight Loss

How to Start a Business Without Quitting Your Day Job

And meet a bunch of folks who pulled it off.<p>Bill and Lauren Elward both held demanding full-time jobs when they started their online business, Castle …

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Large Hadron Collider discovers new particle - the pentaquark

Physicists had theorised the existence of the pentaquark since the 1960s and now it has been discovered by the Large Hadron Collider<p>A new kind of particle, called the pentaquark, was discovered by scientists at the Large Hadron Collider yesterday.<p>Physicists had theorised the existence of the …

Paradoxical Crystal Baffles Physicists

In a deceptively drab black crystal, physicists have stumbled upon a baffling behavior, one that appears to blur the line between the properties of …