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Tumor-Destroying, Life-Expanding Cancer Treatment Wins Prize for 3 Scientists

Tumors once considered untreatable have disappeared and people previously given months to live are surviving for decades thanks to new therapies …

Watch a mother gorilla kiss her newborn baby for the first time

Cutest Thing Ever<p>Annual Clear the Shelters event aims to boost pet adoptions<p>02:22<p>Jane Lynch hosts a 4th hour edition of ‘Hollywood Game Night’<p>02:53<p>Jane Lynch joins KLG and Hoda to help Clear the Shelters<p>02:58<p>Adopt a pet without the adoption fee! Lear more about NBC’s Clear the Shelters …

Cute Animals

The Keto Diet Was Catastrophic to My Mental Health — Here's Why

When I learned about the keto diet, it didn't feel <i>too</i> different from my post-Whole30 eating habits. My typical plate was filled with mostly veggies, meat, and tofu; I drank green smoothies for breakfast; and I swore by bulletproof coffee (though I still enjoyed cocktails at happy hour and my …

Mental Health

Scientists may have uncovered exactly how eating certain vegetables can prevent colon cancer

Newsflash: Vegetables are good for you! OK, so this may not exactly be news, but a new study from a team of researchers at Imperial College London …

Research

Unsafe levels of a weed killer chemical in oat products, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars contain higher levels of a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup than what the Environmental Working Group considers safe, according to a report released Wednesday by the advocacy group.<p>Almost three-quarters of food samples …

Glyphosate

Half of the Top 10 U.S. Colleges Are in the Same State — and Four Are Public Schools. Here's Why They Rule

Consider these schools if you're applying to colleges.<p>If MONEY’s 2018 Best Colleges rankings put you in a West Coast state of mind, there’s a reason: …

College & University

Why You Get What You Believe, Not What You Want…

We All Get What We Believe.....<p><i>by</i><p>, Mindset & Hypno Coach<p>Yes, it’s true! All the conditions you are currently experiencing in your life are down to …

Happiness

She Had a Genius Idea: Air-Conditioned Doghouses. Then the City Showed Up.

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — No one was in the doghouse, not even Quigley and Snowflake, two Pomeranians on a car trip with their owners, Alan Ruta and Jennifer Wright of Cambridge, N.Y.<p>Quigley and Snowflake sniffed the doghouse — actually, there are two large, cream-colored doghouses next to the …

New York State

Shipt: How this 32-year-old high school dropout built a business that sold to Target for $550 million

So far this summer, same-day delivery service Shipt has been busy.<p>Shipt has been steadily rolling out to massive markets in states like New York, New …

Startups

You can make money directly off of other people's debt.

The Best Peer-to-Peer Lending Platforms for Investors<p>These services give you direct access to the consumer credit market.<p>Updated August 10, 2018<p>We …

Loans

The One Smoothie That Gets Rid Of Back And Stomach Fat, According To A Dietitian

When combined with a consistent exercise routine, incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet is a great way to kickstart fat loss. In …

Nutrition

Blue Light Is Causing The Human Eye to Attack Itself

Not good.<p>Excessive exposure to blue light isn't great for our eyes, contributing to a slow loss of vision over the course of a lifetime.<p>Scientists …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. <i>Lies My Teacher Told Me</i>, by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the …

Black History

Your Brain Contains Magnetic Particles, and Scientists Want to Know Why

<i>This article was updated Aug. 9 at 3:30 pm E.T.</i><p>In a remote forest laboratory in Germany, free from the widespread pollution found in cities, …

Particles

Cat lovers, this is how a feline friend can boost your health

Cat enthusiasts, did you know how these elegant feline friends can enrich your life? Sure, cats are adorable when they cuddle with you, and it's so …

Pets

Cell Phone Use and Blindness Linked by "Toxic" Oxygen in New Study

We're spending more time in front of screens than ever.<p>Scientists have found the chemical reason that blue lights are bad for our eyes. We know that …

Research

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

Probiotics not always beneficial and may cause brain fogginess and severe bloating

While current research is finding that modulating our gut microbiome through probiotics can have a number of positive health outcomes, a new study is …

Wellness

An Introduction to Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development

Psychoanalyst Erik Erikson's stages of development articulated a psychosocial theory of human development made up of 8 stages that span the entirety …

Psychology

A Secret Agent Shares 12 Tips to Survive in Critical Situations

Clint Emerson is a US Army Special Forces agent who has participated in secret government operations all around the world. After he retired, Emerson …

Prevent Fires and Cut Your Energy Bill! Expert Guide to Dryer Ducts

On any top 10 list of home fire causes, you’ll find “clothes dryer.” But it would be more accurate to categorize these disasters as “lint fires.”<p>Lint …

Home Improvement

$50,000 in 5 months: 3 essential steps to turn a passion project into a business

Three years ago I got serious about turning my passion project of Tudor history into a business, and now I see regular five figure monthly revenues …

eCommerce

Diet Hit A Snag? Your Gut Bacteria May Be Partly To Blame

Have you ever been on a diet but didn't hit your goal weight? Your gut bacteria may be part of the explanation.<p>New research suggests the mix of microbes in our guts can either help — or hinder — weight-loss efforts.<p>"We started with the premise that people have different microbial makeups, and this …

Weight Loss

Why these 36 questions can make you fall in love with anyone

If it sounds easy; it isn't.<p>The questions begin gently enough: 'Would you like to be famous?'; 'What's your perfect day?'; Or 'When did you last sing …

Relationships

How to Invest $100 a Month and Why It Can Be Life-Changing

For the first twenty years, the effects of compounding aren't all that impressive. But after that, the growth from your original investments is what …

Investing

Stop Saying These Three Words Now — and You'll Instantly Be a More Positive Person

Cut this phrase out of your vocab immediately.<p>Here’s something that’ll make you think twice: “The majority of American conversations are …

Cleveland Clinic

'You’ve had what we call a cosmic orgasm': the rise of conscious breathing

When you’re looking at a screen, your breathing changes. You’re like an animal in stalking mode<p>It takes a lot of effort to breathe to someone else’s command. But before long, my mind wanders<p>Are you sitting comfortably? Airways clear, back straight, no respiratory conditions? OK. Take a series of …

Meditation

What If We Actually Create Reality By Observation?

August 2, 2018 by Keith Giles<p>If we’re not here to observe the Universe, does it cease to exist?<p>What if Christ in us is what created the Universe, and …

Quantum Physics

17 Top-Rated Skincare Products on Amazon You've Never Heard Of

We rely on Amazon for everything from groceries to books, but did you know it's a gold mine for skincare products? When it comes to honest, knowledgeable reviews on products, it doesn't get any better than this major etailer. What's more, you often come across little-known (but highly rated) gems …

Skin Care