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​Adult ADHD Symptoms - Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Men’s Health

​10 Adult ADHD Symptoms Every Impulsive, Procrastinating Guy Must Know<p>It's not just a problem for kids​<p>Getty Images<p>Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders diagnosed in kids. But while it's often considered a children's condition, it can affect …

12 Outdated Ads of Bygone Tech Eras

"Oh no you ain't. You're gonna play... Pole Position!"<p>From the first portable computer to anti-piracy, commercials have been enlightening us to the wonders and cautions of state-of-the-art technology for decades. Watch Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry learn how to use Windows 95 or marvel at how …

Brains behind ransom virus make software more user-friendly

The world's most notorious ransomware is making it easier for its victims to pay off the blackmail bill, according to security researchers.<p>CryptoWall, formerly known as CryptoLocker, was already a diabolical piece of malware: Once it's inside your computer, it adds a layer of nearly unbreakable …

What Happens to a Woman's Brain When She Becomes a Mother

From joy and attachment to anxiety and protectiveness, mothering behavior begins with biochemical reactions.<p>The artist Sarah Walker once told me that becoming a mother is like discovering the existence of a strange new room in the house where you already live. I always liked Walker's description …

Pregnancy

Chocolate-Mint Icebox Cake

This old-fashioned no-bake cake has just three components: store-bought cookies, homemade mint whipped cream, and chocolate chips.

Dessert

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

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Pokemon is killing Nintendo

The end of November period brought just about the worst possible news for Nintendo: The latest Pokemon games sold a dazzling 1.5 million units in …

Addiction Casebook: What Is The Heroin?

The initial call did not seem promising. On the voicemail, the man's Slavic accent was very thick. His name, and the name of the person who referred him to me, were unintelligible. I wrote his number down, an outer borough area code, and quickly forgot about it.<p>About a week later he called again, …

Breaking Bad Habits: Lessons From Vietnam War Veterans

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>It was 1971 and the Vietnam War was heading into its 16th year when two …

Non-addictive narcotic painkillers may be close

Opioid painkillers have long been the gold standard for severe pain but come with a terrible dark side: They are the main culprits in a prescription …

Silicon Valley can keep its Teslas and robotic cars: Slovakia's AeroMobil just unveiled a flying car

VIENNA, Austria — Electric cars? Driverless cars? Yawn.<p>At the Pioneers Festival in Vienna today, a Slovakian startup called AeroMobil unveiled the thing that we have all been dreaming about since we saw that first episode of the Jetsons while still wearing diapers:<p>The flying car.<p>It’s here. It’s …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

Bar Charges Extra For Clear Ice, Cocktail Culture Hits New Low

Sick of overpriced cocktails that cost more than your monthly rent? Tired of waiting for hours on end while your bartender -- excuse us, mixologist -- meticulously measures the components of your drink, before shaking it exactly 10 seconds, no more, no less? Well then get excited for the new trend …

6 Tips for Making Amazing Bacon Weaves

Who first had the idea to apply the classic over-and-under weaving technique to strips of cured pork belly, aka bacon? I wish I knew (if you do, please let us know). But the technique went viral in December 2008, when Kansas City, Missouri, competition barbecuers Jason Day and Aaron Chronister …

9 Delicious Things To Do With A Jar Of Pumpkin Butter

Fall's in full swing, which means our dear pumpkin has reared its orange, bulbous head to flavor everything edible. Everyone is thrilled. Not to be overlooked or underused is pumpkin butter, the sweet, versatile condiment that can be served atop or mixed in with virtually all meals -- from pancakes …

In Defense of the Well-Done Steak (and Those Who Order It)

Credit: Stu_Spivack (Edited)<p>Of all the terribly annoying things you can do at restaurants, there's no better way to reveal yourself as a condescending suck-merchant than by criticizing someone for ordering their steak well-done. It's the worst.<p>Here are four common objections that self-important …

How Gangs Took Over Prisons

Originally formed for self-protection, prison gangs have become the unlikely custodians of order behind bars—and of crime on the streets.<p>On a clear morning this past February, the inmates in the B Yard of Pelican Bay State Prison filed out of their cellblock a few at a time and let a cool, salty …

13 Things You Never Knew About Pop-Tarts

Believe it or not, Pop-Tarts turned 50 in September and our favorite toaster pastry is still selling -- and tasting! -- better than ever.<p>And with every great product, there's a great backstory. We did some digging into Pop-Tarts and found some interesting factoids. With some help from the folks at …

Here's Why Thousands of Walruses Are Gathering on Alaska's Shore

Nearly 35,000 walruses were discovered this month on a northwest Alaskan shore as result of being unable to find sea ice to rest upon, a problem …

The Essential Techniques That Every Home Cook Should Know

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're going back to basics with the essential cooking techniques -- think of this as Cooking 101.</i><p>The problem with cooking basics is that people often …

Baby Cow Born With Giant Lucky Number 7 On Its Head

Meet Baby Ben, a calf born at the Vale Wood Farm in Pennsylvania with a giant number 7 on its head and named after Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Ben …

What You Need To Know About The Solar Storm Headed For Earth

Two solar flares have sent magnetic fields to our planet -- and scientists aren’t sure how they’re going to impact each other.<p>The sun has been regurgitating a lot of solar flares these days, and now, a couple will be knocking at Earth’s door this weekend.<p>The originator of these flares is a …

The big problem with the Apple Watch is that time is an illusion

There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical of the Apple Watch. Who wants to use a touchscreen that tiny? Why would I want to send my heartbeat to my friends? Why should people who aren't titans of finance spend $349 (the cost of the cheapest model) on a watch?<p>But the best reason for skepticism is …

Nintendo Taps Retro Nostalgia With GameStop Exclusive NES Edition 3DS XL

Say what you want about Nintendo's messaging or their baffling console naming conventions, but the company continues to master the art of pulling at our nostalgia heartstrings. Exhibit A: This new NES Edition 3DS XL, inspired by the iconic Nintendo Entertainment System controller.<p>The special …

US researching implants that'll help your body and mind heal itself

America's mad science division is at it again, this time imagining a future where your body won't need (as much) medicine to stay healthy, simply by using the resources it already has. Put simply, a person's peripheral nervous system runs the internal organs and summons the troops to fight off …

Splatoon was nearly a Mario third-person shooter, according to Shigeru Miyamoto

Mario is best known for jumping on his enemies, but we very nearly saw another side to this Nintendo iconic mascot’s personality in a third-person shooter.<p>Speaking to <i>Edge</i> magazine, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto said that Nintendo thought about using the jovial plumber as the star of its …

The Whopper: 10 things to know

This past weekend, Burger King announced it is in talks to purchase Canadian chain Tim Hortons for $11 billion. It would give the burger company a major cut in its U.S. tax rate if it creates a holding company in Canada, as planned. Here are 10 things you need to know about the signature entree …