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The subtle science of selling – a six-step guide

Salespeople can lure you into buying their products with simple psychological tricks. Tiffanie Wen explores how they work.<p>If I told you this is the most important article you’ll read this week, you probably wouldn’t believe me. But what if I could say that 75% of your friends agreed? Or if I could …

Does the language you speak change your view of the world?

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also …

Superb Benefits Of Lemon Water

How the Lemon benefits for weight loss?<p>The Lemon is yellow in color and normally rich in Vitamin C. When the lemon juice added with the warm water, …

Does Stress Make Us Forgetful? (Is That Why We Can’t Find the Car Keys?)

An expert sorts through the effects of stress on memory, and its troubling relationship to dementia<p>By<p>Heidi Mitchell<p>Stress can be memory’s best friend. But when you forget where you put the car keys, stress can also make you feel stupid. One expert, Rajita Sinha, a professor of psychiatry and …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they are imprinted on the brain. An experiment charted the nerve cell …

Death Row

Surprising secrets about flying

Not to make you all “There’s a man on the wing” paranoid, but there’s a lot that goes on aboard airplanes that we just don’t know about. In our travelers’ haze of in-flight movies, naps, and conversations with seat mates, we miss some intriguing (and sometimes unpleasant) parts of the flying …

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

14 Things You Didn't Know About New Orleans

Mardi Gras season is well under way. This year, around one million tourists are expected to flock to New Orleans to partake in the festivities. If you’re one of the lucky million and it’s your first time in the Crescent City, make sure to prepare yourself for the unique wonderland you're about to …

New Orleans

An Elegant Examination of the Power of the Tuxedo—as Shown by Cary Grant, George Clooney, and Angelina Jolie

Soon after its “invention,” in 1886, the tuxedo became the ne plus ultra of formal male attire, and little has changed since. Actor George Hamilton recalls his first, purchased for a debutante party, and Vanity Fair chooses the most memorable tuxedo ensembles in history.<p>A milestone recently came …

Penguins love eating fish but probably can't taste them

The evolutionary peril of not chewing your food<p>You'd think that penguins would love the meaty taste of fish, but it turns out that they may not be able to taste their food much at all. A new genetic study out of the University of Michigan finds that penguins appear to have long ago lost the ability …

This Is Your Brain on Magic

Psychologists and neuroscientists have an unlikely ally in their quest to understand human nature: professional magicians.<p>“I’m going to flip through here and I want you to glance at a card in the middle,” Jay Olson tells his volunteer, offering the deck of cards in his hands. “Not the bottom …

The Complete Guide to How Food Has Invaded Pop Culture (At Least According to Us)

Sure, we all eat, but what we eat has begun to define pop culture.<p><i>To the staff at</i> Bon Appétit*, food has always been an omnipresent life force. But in the past several years, somehow eating-interesting-food-as-a-cool-lifestyle-choice has gotten really zeitgeist-y, with juice bars popping up every …

Avocado Toast

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

Why Eggs And Other Cholesterol-Laden Foods Pose Little Or No Health Risk

Yesterday, the press and public health community confused consumers with the message that an advisory panel was urging the government to stop warning people off eggs despite high cholesterol content. Stories such as The return of the egg? New dietary guidelines may downplay cholesterol risks on Fox …