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5 Hidden Blessings in Failure

<b>“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~ Dalai Lama</b><p>Recently I received some “bad” news; after years of …

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …

Education

Everything You Need to Know About Exfoliating

We all know that proper cleansing, moisturizing, and applying daily SPF is the key to a healthy, glowing complexion. But how necessary is it to add …

Skin Care

Self-control saps memory resources

New research shows that exercising willpower impairs memory function by draining shared brain mechanisms and structures<p>In an infamous set of experiments performed in the 1960s, psychologist Walter Mischel sat pre-school kids at a table, one by one, and placed a sweet treat – a small marshmallow, a …

A unique cooking school fosters cultural learning (deliciously)

Ever wanted to learn to cook authentic Korean, Afghan, Lebanese, Greek, Trinidadian, Bangladeshi, Indian or Argentine food? Then you need to check out the League of Kitchens. This unique New York City cooking school takes students into the homes of immigrants from various countries, where they …

Fish tanks lower blood pressure and heart rate

Higher numbers of fish also helped to hold people’s attention for longer and improve their moods<p>For years dentists and doctors have installed fish tanks in their waiting rooms in the hope of calming down stressed patients before they go under the drill or stethoscope.<p>Now a new study has shown for …

Aquaponics

How can we prevent or delay Alzheimer’s? - Canada Q&A

From Claudette L., Quebec City, QC<p>“How can we push back or prevent Alzheimer’s?” asks Claudette in Quebec City. As with most health-related issues, the answer is we can do our best with diet and exercise. The Globe’s dietitian wrote a piece this week that outlined a new diet that may help stave off …

Pets

11 Hyped Up Books Worth the Read

Station Eleven (Emily St. John Mandel)<p>Amazon<p>Yes, we know. “Everyone says it’s so good.” That’s because it IS so good. “Station Eleven” follows the …

Books

How Much Sleep Should You Get? Here's A Handy Chart

Many of us forget what it's like to be well-rested. Sleep is often the last priority in our daily routine, and by the time we're actually in bed, our …

Sleep

What not to ask about at a job interview

After waiting and hoping, you finally get the call – for a job interview.<p>It is for the job you really want and you immediately pore over potential interview questions and review your research on the company. You get to the interview and sail through it confidently, knowing you were made for this …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

Relationships

Lisa Batstone murder charge highlights need for mental health intervention

Forensic psychiatrist Dr. David Morgan says it's important to recognize symptoms of depression<p>The issue of mental illness has come to the fore in …

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

Immunotherapy

December 12: Your daily horoscope

<b>IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY</b><p>Luck planet Jupiter is strong on your birthday, as is Mercury, planet of communication and the mind. Putting the two together you should use your imagination to create something of an artistic nature. It could be the next big thing!<p><b>ARIES (March 21 - April 20):</b><p>There is no …

Astrology