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When Gut Bacteria Change Brain Function

Some researchers believe that the microbiome may play a role in regulating how people think and feel.<p>By now, the idea that gut bacteria affect a person’s health is not revolutionary. Many people know that these microbes influence digestion, allergies, and metabolism. The trend has become almost …

Microbiology

How Many Steps a Day Should You Really Walk?

<i>(Photo: SuperStock/Getty Images)</i><p><i>By Jesse Singal</i><p>If you pluck someone off the street, whether in New York or Wichita or Seattle or Sacramento, and ask them how many steps people should aim for per day in order to get enough physical activity, they'll probably tell you 10,000. In an age in which …

Fitness

Long German words: a phrasebook for show-offs

“Some German words are so long that they have a perspective,” quipped Mark Twain, in his 1880 book ‘A Tramp Abroad’. He wasn’t wrong - the German language is notable for its compound nouns. Here are 10 phrases that visitors to the country might use to impress the</b> …

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Humanity

27 Apps Designers Can’t Live Without

Top designers from Huge, Zappos, ustwo, OKFocus give us the A-Z of which apps they use most, and why.<p>Maybe it’s just Gmail, or maybe it’s something more esoteric like Processing, but there are certain apps we rely on so much that if they suddenly went missing, we’d have a hard time getting by. …

Apps
Marketing

Amazing cave restaurants to put on your holiday bucket list - Telegraph

3 (More) Ways To Stack Images for Photos With the Wow Factor

In a previous article, I discussed 4 ways to stack images in order to get better results. That's not all, however. There are more things that you can …

Tutorials

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

Apps

8 Tips for Photographing Children

Children’s expressions are genuine; they love to live life with passion and abound in energy. When they are happy, their laughter and joy is …

Digital Photography

How to Give Your Macro Photography a Fine Art Touch in Post-Processing

Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss …

Wasabi: More Than Just a Hot Sushi Condiment

There’s more to wasabi than meets the eye—or rather, more forcefully, the nose. It’s not only an essential in Japanese cuisine, but it may also soon help us devise more effective painkillers, and it’s the secret behind a new kind of fire alarm for the hearing impaired. And by the way, most of us in …

Solar Plane Set for 5-day “Earhart Leg” of Epic Flight

Swiss pilot has little room for error during a long journey over Pacific<p>Wedged into the tiny cockpit of the Solar Impulse 2, an airplane powered entirely by sunlight, a Swiss adventurer will soon begin an unprecedented journey across the Pacific Ocean.<p>André Borschberg will take off from a runway in …

Unlikely destinations for unforgettable family holidays

Your toddler requires a hotel room the size of an airfield to burn off steam, your tweenie wants big-budget action and adventure, and your teens, well, they probably just want to be as far away from you as possible.<p>It's a fine art planning a perfect family trip, balancing all the diverse needs, …

Madhya Pradesh

34 Cooking Moments When You Know You've Nailed It

It's hard to tell when you've finally achieved the ideal pan-seared fish skin or grill marks on a steak. These photos show us how it's done so you can get it right every time.<p><b>There comes a moment in every cook's life</b> when you know you got it right. The butter's ideally melted, the steak's expertly …

Cooking

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

Architizer

Magical Fabric Could Let You Change Clothes Instantly

What would you do with this magic fabric that can change shape at will?<p>You can knot a scarf a dozen different ways. But for the most part, once you sew a textile into a piece of apparel, or upholster it around a piece of furniture, you can’t change the style much.<p>Not so with the Magnetic Fabrics, …

Time I

Could bacteria-grown materials be the future of building?

If there's one thing in the world that there is an abundance of, it's bacteria. So imagine if we could harness the by-product of bacteria to "grow" …

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CNN

Now We Know What It Feels Like to Be Invisible

First, Arvid Guterstam made himself invisible. When he looked down at his body, there was nothing there.<p>He could feel he was solid; he hadn’t vanished into thin air. He even felt a paint brush tickle his transparent belly, while the brush appeared to be stroking nothing but air.<p>Being invisible is …

Car-free getaways from some of the world's greatest cities

Travelling like a local in a foreign place means going off the beaten path in and out of town. On your next big city trip, put a day or so aside for an adventure within an adventure, forget the hassles of driving, and discover what lies beyond the metro maps.<p>1. Athens to Hydra<p>Santorini’s stark blue …

Rio De Janeiro

5 Ways to Shop and Cook Your Way to Less Food Waste (No Dumpster Diving Required)

A new documentary on wasted food shows just how much of our groceries are ending up in the trash. Here's how to be smarter about shopping and cooking, while also cutting down on your food waste.<p>Here is a list of all the food I threw out last week while cleaning my refrigerator: An almost-full bunch …

Curries

Child-friendly cafes: at last! Decent coffee and safe soft play

Emily Chan reports on the new cafes bridging the gap between soft play centres and trendy coffee shops<p><b>The coffee shop revolution</b> on our high streets means that most of us are spoilt for choice when it comes to looking for a stylish, independent café to meet friends or do some work.<p>But once young …

Coffee

Articles about 5 modern renovations london on Dwell.com - Dwell

A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.<p>It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>This week, we follow an American art legend to …

Outdoors

Pear and mixed-berry compote recipe

Frozen berries, defrosted and mixed with softened pears, apple juice and a touch of vanilla, make a glorious breakfast served with yogurt<p>There's very little sugar in this compôte so you won't get a "syrup", but it really doesn't need it. The tart berries are nicely balanced by the sweet pears. I …

Breakfast