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Tylenol May Actually Ease Your Heartache

When you've got physical pain, like a headache or a pulled muscle, you probably reach for the Tylenol. But what you may not realize is that Tylenol …

Acetaminophen

Surprise! Lungs Actually Make Blood

When you think about lungs, you think about breathing. That's not wrong, but that's definitely not the whole story. Scientists discovered in March …

Medicine

The Computer Virus Stuxnet Almost Prompted World War III

Could a computer virus start a war? In 2010, a computer virus called Stuxnet proved that's very much in the realm of possibility.<p>Code to Rule Them All<p>…

Cybersecurity

The Supermarket Tricks That Get You To Stay Longer and Buy More

You walk into the grocery store with a five item list: <i>milk, eggs, chicken breast, bread</i>, <i>tomatoes</i>. You leave with 15 items, including the chocolate …

Shopping

No, The Flu Shot Can't Give You The Flu. Here's Why You Think It Can

There are a lot of myths that go around during cold and flu season, but this is perhaps the most popular: the flu shot actually gives you the flu. …

Public Health

All the Biggest Space News to Look Forward to in 2017

Running a space program ain't easy. Spacefaring missions can take as long to plan and fund as they do to execute, so you'd better bet there's some …

Everything You Need to Know About Gene Therapy’s Most Promising Year - MIT Technology Review

For a few lucky patients, 2016 was the year when gene therapy turned from promises to cures. The technology, long contemplated as a way to erase …

Genetic Engineering

The best epically long books to binge-read on winter nights

Readers know all about summer reading: Juicy, plot-driven page-turners that are a breeze to read through sun-induced headaches, or can be picked up and put down between dips in the pool. But in winter, you need a different kind of book: one with a good existential crisis, or a very, very deep …

Books

The Most Moving Personal Essays You Needed To Read In 2016

Here are some of the most beautiful and insightful personal essays that BuzzFeed staff and contributors wrote this year (in the order they were published).<p><b>"</b>As a trans woman, my relationship to makeup — and accompanying cisnormative beauty ideals — has been particularly fraught. My 2015 resolution …

Inside China's 'mosquito factory' fighting Zika and dengue

<b>Guangzhou, China (CNN) —</b> Zhiyong Xi is a man on a mission.<p>He wants to rid China -- and potentially the world -- of mosquitoes, specifically the ones that carry devastating diseases like Zika and dengue. And he's doing it in the classic style of good versus evil.<p>"We're building good mosquitoes that …

Public Health

What's happening in Aleppo?

<b>The northern Syrian city of Aleppo was caught in a brutal four-year deadlock.</b><p>It was a key battleground in the war between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and rebels who want to overthrow him.<p>In November, Syrian government forces launched a renewed assault, and rapidly retook almost all of …

Middle East

4 Ways to Become 1% More Mindful Each Day

<i>Little strokes fell great oaks.” –Benjamin Franklin</i>When I opened my eyes this morning, I looked over at the corner of the room and took a deep …

Mindfulness

Best drugstore skincare products from the People and TODAY Beauty Awards 2016

While there are plenty of differing opinions when it comes to beauty and makeup looks, skin and body care is pretty straightforward: We all want clear, glowing, red-carpet-worthy skin without the celebrity price tag.<p>Thanks to these body and skin care gems from the drugstore, it's possible!<p>TODAY …

Skin Care

How Giving Up Drinking and Drugs in Your 20s Can Change Your Life

For many young men, booze and drugs are a way out of fully confronting mental health issues. We spoke to a couple guys who decided to put down the pints to see what effect it's had.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>Theresa May, Donald Trump, Brexit, an uptick of racism and hate crimes, …

Mental Health

11 Habits of Happy People That Anyone Can Adopt

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure — a decadent meal, a favorite book or a relaxing day on the …

Happiness

How To Eat Like A Vegan (Without Actually Becoming One)

Maybe you’ve considered a vegan diet, but can’t imagine a life without burgers, steaks, or hot dogs. Exercise physiologist Marco Borges — the trainer …

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend | Inc.com

<i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses science-backed evidence at willyoulaugh.com,</b> …

Motivation

How to (Kind of) Master Your Neuroticism

In psychology, the most popular and rigorously tested account of personality is the so-called Big 5 model of personality traits. Four of them sound …

Scientists to 'reset' blood proteins in attempt to slow ageing process

Trial will attempt to change levels of proteins in older blood, believed to hamper growth and maintenance of healthy tissues<p>In what could be a fresh chapter in the never-ending story of the search for eternal youth, scientists are to tinker with people’s blood in the hope of slowing down the ageing …

Medical Research

Lady Gaga Pens Essay On Being a Woman In the Modern World - Read Exclusive Lady Gaga Essay

Why Is Something Funny, And Why Should We Care?

No joke: Science continues to pursue a range of theories about what makes us laugh.<p>Think of the most hilarious video you’ve ever seen on the internet. Why is it so funny?<p>As a researcher who investigates some of the potential side effects of humor, I spend a fair bit of time verifying the funniness …

Psychology

Gene editing will transform cancer treatment

Jennifer Doudna | CRISPR pioneer<p>You may have heard of the gene-editing technique CRISPR-cas9, often simply called CRISPR. Introduced in 2012, CRISPR works like a pair of scissors to cut DNA, inserting or reordering bits of genetic code with remarkable, science-fiction-like results: CRISPR can help …

Genetics

Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies at 90

Fidel Castro, the fiery apostle of revolution who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere in 1959 and then defied the United States for nearly half a century as Cuba’s maximum leader, bedeviling 11 American presidents and briefly pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war, died on Friday. …

Cuba

The hidden war over grocery shelf space

It determines what you buy in the grocery — long before you get a look at the shelf.<p>When considering a late-night carton of cookies-and-cream ice cream, most people aren’t thinking about how it got on the shelf. But behind each freezer door is a secondary market that determines what you have the …

8 Scary Things That Happen to Your Body After a Holiday Food Fest

We know that with the holidays comes an onslaught of foods that are quite high in fat and sugar — typically significantly more so than your day-to-day diet. We wanted to find out exactly what happens when we<p>sabotage our dietsgo a little hog wild on Thanksgiving and throughout the holidays (eggnog, …

Wellness

The year of living thankfully

<b>(CNN) —</b> Logically speaking, we should be in a perpetual state of gratitude. Most people who read this column, even if they aren't fully aware, have a long list of blessings to count (most of the time, anyway).<p>Family. Friends. Love. Health. Freedom from war and natural disaster. Imagination. …

Happiness

The Truth About Probiotics

The probiotic food market has reached $45 billion. But are you getting what you pay for?<p>Thanks to the marvels of modern food technology, you can now …

Wellness

Why More Athletes Are Turning to Weed

It’s a typical Wednesday evening. After a long run, Andrew*, who works in digital media in New York City, is following his standard post-run routine. …