Caitlyn Byford

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What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

British Columbia

Can We Unlearn Social Biases While We Sleep?

Putting gender and race stereotypes to bed<p>Your brain does a lot when you are asleep. It’s when you consolidate memories and integrate the things you’ve learned during the day into your existing knowledge structure. We now have lots of evidence that while you are sleeping, specific memories can be …

Psychology

Sex, sea air and stupidity: 5 things we learned about Jane Austen

Here are the key things we learned about the novelist from Professor John Mullan's insightful talk at the Hay Festival<p>It's 200 years since Jane Austen's Emma was first published. As he marked the bicentennial in a talk at the <b>Hay Festival</b>, John Mullan - professor at University College London and …

Seven members of Yemeni family killed in Saudi-led strike: residents | Reuters

CAIRO/ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Seven members of a family were killed in an overnight strike by Saudi-led warplanes on a border village in northern Yemen, residents said, as heavy clashes erupted across the frontier after Houthi fire killed one Saudi citizen.<p>People look at a burning fuel truck after …

Middle East

New LEGO Recreations of Banksy's Famous Street Art

“My favorite thing about Banksy's street art, and all of his other work, is how witty and thoughtful it is. He mixes clever humor with serious issues in a perfect balance.” It's been almost a year since photographer Jeff Friesen first came out with his original series <i>Bricksy</i> where he recreates …

Streetwear

Eggs Are Back: The Elegant Simplicity of the New Diet Guidelines

The proposed 2015 U.S. dietary recommendations were revealed today.<p>Eggs are back, indeed, as many headlines are celebrating today. And aspartame is probably okay in moderation, though artificial sweeteners should not be promoted in approaches to weight loss. Coffee and tea get a more conclusive …

What 3 Nutritionists Order at Chipotle

"I'm so impressed with Chipotle and the work the company is doing," says Alpert. "If only more businesses would follow suit!"<p><b>The nutritionist:</b> Kristin Kirkpatrick, R.D., a Cleveland-based dietitian <b><br>The order:</b> The two-taco kit (from the kids' menu) with crispy corn tortillas, black beans, guacamole, …

7 Jump Rope Workouts To Blast Fat And Get Fit

<i>By A.C. Shilton for Men's Journal</i><p>Forget any association you had with jump ropes and gym class. The jump rope is a powerful workout tool. It builds cardio fitness, balance, agility and bone strength. It's also one of the best go-anywhere fitness accessories, fitting easily into even a crammed …

This Back To The Future iPhone Case Is Totally Ridiculous And I Want One

We’ve made it! 2015. The year of hoverboards and self-tying shoes, according to Back To The Future.<p>So far, we have neither of those things*. But we <i>do</i> have this absolutely ridiculous iPhone case modeled after Doc Brown’s DeLorean, so we’ve got that going for us.<p><i>(* though Nike keeps saying they’ll</i> …

Forex

Frozen Niagara Falls draws tourists | CNN Travel

Travel

6 Weird Things You Never Knew About Kissing

Romantic kissing happens in more than 90% of all cultures, and with good reason: “It helps us find a partner and stay with them,” says Laura Berman, …

3 Easy Hair Accessory Hacks to Complete Your Valentine's Date Night Look

With Valentine's Day on the horizon, the go-to hair look of choice tends to be voluminous, bedhead waves, but factors like being short on time, …

Weird Facts Behind 6 Famous Star Wars Costumes

The little-known stories of clothing from a galaxy far, far away, from Darth Vader’s helmet to Padme’s wedding dress to Han Solo’s vest.<p>From Princess Leia’s cinnamon buns and white robes to Darth Vader’s shiny black helmet and billowing cape, the costumes in the seven episodes of <i>Star Wars</i> are among …

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

If the passenger in the seat next to you buys a snack or a movie, you probably will too

If the passenger sitting next to you on a flight buys a snack or a movie, does that make it more likely that you, too, will buy something?<p>Yes, says Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Pedro M. Gardete. He examined what’s known as social effect—when our behavior is influenced by the …

Marketing Strategy

What We Do In The Shadows - Official Trailer

Fifty Shades of Grey - Trailer 1

E. L. James erotic novel finally comes to the big screen.

Zao Fox Village, a Sanctuary in Japan Where Foxes Roam Freely

Located near the city Shiroishi in the mountains of Miyagi, Japan, the Zao Fox Village (Zao Kitsune Mura) is a paradise for fox lovers. Open since 1990, the village is a sanctuary for over a hundred animals, including six different breeds of foxes who roam freely.<p>After paying a small admission fee, …

Japan

10 Literary Classics Worth Revisiting Now

Because '50 Shades' fatigue is real.<p>Last week, celebrity-loved book club expert Julie Goler taught us how to start a book club that doesn't turn into <i>Lord of the Flies.</i> This week, she defangs ten classically intimidating reads. Click through to get reacquainted with your once-shelved classics, and …

Literature

Supreme Court, in Alabama case, may have shown its hand on gay marriage

The<p>Supreme Courton Monday gave its strongest signal yet that the legal fight for nationwidegay marriagehas been won even before the issue is argued in April.<p>The justices, with only two dissenting votes, turned down Alabama's plea to delay same-sex marriages, clearing the way for gay couples to seek …

LGBTQI

Rarely Seen Moonfish, Size of Manhole Cover, Caught on Camera

The opah, or moonfish, is a camera-shy animal that researchers know little about.<p>Its squat body and flimsy-looking pectoral fins may not scream speed-demon.<p>But the opah, or moonfish, is actually quite fast, and can run with the big boys like tuna and swordfish. That's just one of many surprising …

Exploring the bleak, real world set of The Hunger Games

The first instalment of the blockbuster film series was shot in North Carolina, including around a ghostly, abandoned mill town.<p>In a clearing surrounded by autumn-tinged trees, a row of near-identical clapboard houses stood before me. Their military alignment and similarity were the only organised …

Movies

Everything You Need to Know About Anastasia Steele's Outfits In Fifty Shades of Grey

When you think of <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> (slated to hit a theater near you on Feb. 13), the last thing you would think of is clothes. Or more …

'Measles parties' a bad idea, California public health officials warn

California public health officials are warning parents against "<p>measlesparties," saying that intentionally exposing unvaccinated children to a person with measles could put them at grave risk.<p>"Measles is a serious illness that can have significant consequences," California state epidemiologist Dr. …

Public Health

London Children's Hospital Transformed by Fun Artwork

A recent renovation of London Children's Hospital combines multiple art styles and mediums to create a whimsical patchwork of kid-friendly designs. Young patients feel at home among the vibrant colors and exaggerated patterns that now decorate each ward, lobby and elevator. The three-year-old …

Art

6 Totally Unromantic Truths About Valentine's Day Spending

Sure, people celebrate Valentine's Day to show how much they love that very special someone in their lives. But that's not the only reason people …

Selling

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's 8 Cutest Moments from the Grammy Awards

Not only were Kanye West and Kim Kardashian one of the best dressed couples at the 2015 Grammy Awards, but they were also one of the cutest. The duo …

Calendar Problem: Snow Days Are Piling Up for Boston Kids

School was canceled yet again on Tuesday in snowbound Boston, which is slogging through a recurring nightmare of a winter. For 57,000 students, it was another day for sledding, sleeping in and raiding the Netflix queue.<p>For school administrators, though, it was another day to puzzle over a problem …

New Hampshire