Ayman Youssef

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Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

Psychology

26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015

From the start, 2015 was ripe for world-changing innovation.<p>In early January, we saw Bill Gates drink clean water converted from sewer sludge and …

Why is the U.S. bringing down the hammer on FIFA?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In recent years, FIFA has made news not just for enforcing rules on the soccer field, but also for allegedly breaking them off it.<p>The body that governs soccer, the most popular sport in the world, is a multibillion-dollar behemoth.<p>Great power, yes. Great responsibility? Not so much, critics …

Corruption

The Terrible Beauty of Glaciers Melting and Oceans Rising

The fluorescent, milky swirls in the photographs above might look like computer-generated imagery, but this is what Daniel Beltrá saw last July when …

Could electric biorocks save coral reefs?

In Indonesia, ecologists have created ‘biological rocks’ on the ocean floor using an ingeniously simple technology. Katie Silver investigates.<p>Just metres off the beach, beneath the clear water, is a giant motorbike, sitting atop a big steel structure in the shape of a speedbump. It is covered in …

The Invention That Could End Obesity

A Michigan surgeon invented an apparatus that he believes tricks the brain into thinking the stomach is full. His Full Sense Device could be a lifesaver for millions of obese Americans and raises questions about how hunger — our most basic human impulse — even works.

Ivy League For Free: What One Man Learned By Crashing Elite Colleges For 4 Years

Guillaume Dumas attended the most expensive schools on zero tuition. He discovered what a college degree can–and cannot–get you in life.<p>Between 2008 and 2012, Guillaume Dumas took courses at some of the best colleges in North America–Stanford, Yale, Brown, University of California Berkeley, McGill, …

Bill Nye the Science Guy has finally changed his mind about GMOs

Nye has never been aggressively anti-GMO, and when asked about their safety, his arguments carry more of a cautionary note than outright condemnation, but they aren't as pro-GMO as many would expect. While most scientists think that approved GMO foods are safe, Nye is definitely the outlier.<p>In his …

Conservation news - Environmental science and conservation news

Thirty-eight environmental and social groups are demanding an end to indigenous intimidation by a dam building consortium on the Teles Pires River …

10 Dazzling Poisonous Carnivorous Plants Life on Earth

There are over a quarter of a million species of flowering plants. Of these, only around 630 are known to be carnivorous. Carnivorous plants are …

How Sharing Food Makes You a Better Person

Bad news for anyone planning a lonely night of delivery for one: sharing a meal with others actually makes you a better person, suggests a new study …

Can A Smell-Emitting Fork Alter How We Savor Flavor?

The flavors we savor are never just about taste.<p>Our taste buds allow us to distinguish the basic characteristics of food, like sweet, salty, bitter and sour. But we use our noses to sense more subtle flavors. Our sense of smell is what allows us to savor fine wines, delicately seasoned broths and …

Brain Science Explains The Most Productive Ways To Procrastinate

Research on the brain’s decision-making systems reveals the five most productive ways to waste time.<p>Sit down to work on a specific task and you may find your mind veering off on a different track, spiraling down into the black hole of procrastination.<p>“We all experience motivational breakdowns, like …

This Artist Will Spend a Month in Virtual Reality Living As Someone Else

Mark Farid calls his 28-day project "Seeing I."<p>Artist Mark Farid is ready to step into the future—a future that looks like equal parts <i>Being John Malkovich</i> and <i>Lawnmower Man</i>. He plans to live in virtual reality for 28 days, experiencing life as somebody else.<p>His project "Seeing I" will involve a …

Virtual Reality

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

Jean Shrimpton the Style Icon

In honor of The Shrimp's birthday, we rounded up the model's most iconic photos from the era which she helped define.<p>The '60s and '70s fashion scene was dominated by Jean Shrimpton for her ultra mod and glam look. In honor of The Shrimp's birthday, we rounded up the model's most iconic photos from …

Celebrity Style

The Scientifically Best Way To Get Through A Day On No Sleep

Sure, boss, I'll get—*yawn*—right to it.<p>Science is an endeavor by a bunch of flawed people, and the institution can be problematic—hey, we're all human—so I'm not usually one to say things like, "I love science!" This time, however, I'm grateful. <i>New York</i> Magazine talked with sleep researchers about …

The Easy Secret to Making Yourself Better at Anything | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I'm a big believer in self-reflection, and I'm all about finding ways to make things (including myself!) better whenever possible. The reality is, none of us are perfect. Whether it's …

Self-improvement

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

10 Apps That Will Help You Sleep Better

We've all heard it before — the general rule of thumb is that a good night's sleep consists of about seven to eight hours. But with late-night work, …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The best writing of the week, June 8

Your Sunday reading<p>We all know the feeling. You're sleepless in the sad hours of the night or stumbling around early on a hazy weekend morning in need of something to read, and that pile of unread books just isn't cutting it. Why not take a break from the fire hose of Twitter and RSS and check out …

Viral Video of the Day: Charlie Day's Graduation Speech

'It's Always Sunny' actor gives hilarious, heartfelt address<p>“You will get to receive wisdom, life lessons, knowledge… from a man who has made a …