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10 Important Feng Shui Plants To Invite Happiness & Wealth

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophical system, commonly practiced by modern people as well in their homes, premises, bedrooms and even in …

The dark truth behind some of our favourite nursery rhymes

Nursery rhymes are some of the first songs we ever learn as children – but are they as child-friendly as people think?<p>Whether it is at nursery in a …

Scientists Trained a Spider to Jump on Command

Researchers hope to learn more about how these animals jump several times their body length.<p>Jumping spiders are pretty incredible creatures. A typical jumping spider is only about half an inch long, yet they can jump around half a foot or more in distance, several times the length of their bodies. …

Wildlife photo competition disqualifies 'stuffed anteater' image

<b>A winning entry in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has been disqualified for featuring a taxidermy specimen.</b><p>The image, known as The Night Raider, shows an anteater moving towards a termite mound in a Brazilian reserve.<p>London's Natural History Museum, which runs the competition, …

Nature Photography

The Secret to Getting Your Kid Ready for College

Ever have one of those awful stress dreams in which you’re back in school and suddenly realize you have a big test, but you haven’t studied for it? …

India bids tearful adieu to Sridevi: Highlights

The funeral and last rites of Sridevi were held at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium and Hindu Cemetery, Next to Pawan Hans, SV Road, Vile Parle West.<p>…

This simple sleep trick will help you fall asleep in under a minute

It's quicker than counting sheep!<p>Even though we spend all day running around, sometimes the biggest task of the day is actually falling asleep at the …

Sleep

Why heart attack symptoms are sometimes missed in women

<b>(CNN) —</b> Among adults 55 and younger, women may be more likely than men to experience lesser-known acute heart attack symptoms in addition to chest pain, a new study has found.<p>And more than half of the doctors seeing women who seek care for those symptoms, prior to being hospitalized, might not even …

Research

7 Extinction Level Events That Could End Life as We Know It

If you've watched the movies "2012" or "Armageddon" or read "On the Beach," you know about some of the threats that could end life as we know it. The …

Earth Science

How I discovered there are (at least) 14 different kinds of love by analysing the world's languages

No emotion, surely, is as cherished and sought after as love. Yet on occasions such as Valentine’s day, we can often be misled into thinking that it …

Heart Stents Are Useless for Most Stable Patients. They’re Still Widely Used.

When my children were little, if they complained about aches and pains, I’d sometimes rub some moisturizer on them and tell them the “cream” would help. It often did. The placebo effect is surprisingly effective.<p>Moisturizer is cheap, it has almost no side effects, and it got the job done. It was a …

Medicine

First images of creatures from Antarctic depths revealed

Photographs of rare species from unexplored area of Antarctic seabed highlight need to protect life in one of the most remote places on the planet<p><i>(Click images for full caption information)</i><p>The images below are the first of creatures found in a previously unexplored region of the Antarctic seabed …

Antarctica

A Single Word Can Change Your Life in 2018. Here's How

It can inspire you all the way to 2019.<p>Do you believe that just one word can change your life for the better? If not, I don't blame you. I was skeptical too until I tried it. What's the special word? It's different for everyone. Here's how to find yours.<p>I first learned about this process from the …

The real reason today's children are so unhappy

What is wrong with our children today? A recent report by the Children’s Commissioner found the number of young children seeing psychiatrists has risen by a third amid what was described as an “epidemic of anxiety”. This followed a study published in October in the BMJ that found self-harm among …

Mental Health

10 things genuinely confident people do differently

True confidence — as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities — has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly …

11 Tips to Get a Flat Stomach—The Healthy Way

Celebrity nutritionist, Kelly Leveque, shares her best tips to de-bloat.<p>No amount of crash dieting or juice cleanses will give you a flat stomach that lasts more than just a few miserable—and hungry—days. So we're taking slimming notes from emerging celebrity nutritionist and author of Body Love, …

How These Feng Shui Tips Will Bring You (& Your Home) a Sense of Calm Right Now

Sometimes you might feel a little bit uncomfortable at home, but you can’t seem to put your finger on why. Your layout and decor have a big impact on the overall energy of your home, which is why so many people swear by ancient Chinese feng shui principles. After all, if you could be more attuned …

8 subtle signs your body's telling you your diet is all wrong

Our bodies have clever ways of protesting<p>There's one very obvious way you can tell if your diet isn't healthy: putting on weight. But it's certainly …

The modern problem with pursuing perfection

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Perfection, by definition, is an impossible goal, and that's the first thing to say."<p>So says a man who would know: Thomas Curran, a social psychologist whose area of expertise is perfectionism. He's been studying the idiosyncratic personality trait for years.<p>Curran is the lead author of a …

Mental Health

Is social media bad for you? The evidence and the unknowns

What the science suggests so far about the impact of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram on your mental well-being.<p>Three billion people, around 40% of the world’s population, use online social media – and we’re spending an average of two hours every day sharing, liking, tweeting and …

Social Media

Mystery Solved? Gravity Waves Behind Jupiter's Weird Switching Jet Stream

The mystery of Jupiter's strangely switching jet stream may have just been solved.<p>Gravity waves are likely causing Jupiter's jet stream to change …

I'm a therapist, and I always tell clients it's okay to live a 'good enough' life — here are my 5 top tips

There's no such thing as a free exit.<p>A young woman I'd worked with for three years was ready to leave therapy. She was calm, happy and about to step out of the room into the Rest of Her Life. I was excited for her, but I'd miss her. That's the thing about being a psychologist: just because you want …

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Jews, Christians and Muslims - at the roots of science

Contemporary science finds its roots in the work of ancient Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars. In the Middle Ages they translated the texts of …

14 Myths About Animals We All Need to Stop Getting Wrong

Dogs don't see things in black and white.<p>The animal kingdom is home to one remarkable fact after another.<p>To name a few: Sperm whales can hold their …

Men, Meet Your New Hero: Greg!

Over the past few months, a lot of men have been crushed by revelations that their heroes are actually very bad people. (Some women were crushed, too, but most women were spared, owing to their preëxisting distrust of the male sex.) Where could the crushed men turn? As soon as they picked a new …

National Parks

How to spot the signs of stress in your children

''It's not what's being said, it's what's NOT being said that's important''<p>Who doesn't want to return to their childhood, with no adult …

Robin Williams' daughter pays tribute on Aladdin anniversary

Disney's <i>Aladdin</i> celebrated its 25th anniversary this weekend.<p>An opportunity both for fans, and those involved in its making, to reflect back on the …