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9 Reasons You Should Eat Dark Chocolate Every Single Day

That nightly indulgence is actually good for you.<p>Those of us who love chocolate don’t really need an excuse to eat it every day ― having a bar stashed in the kitchen is reason enough. But if you’re one of those chocolate lovers who feels a little bad about your habit, we have great news for you: …

Dessert

Under the weather? Here are 5 all-natural cold remedies that might help

As we are all aware, we are knee deep into cold and flu season. Germs are flying faster than we can keep up with. Feels like we’ve been sniffling and …

Mysterious light pillars light up Canada's night sky

At 1:30 in the morning, while most of Ontario, Canada was asleep, Timothy Joseph Elzinga was tending to his crying toddler. Then he looked out the …

Canada

HideMyAss! VPN is like an invisibility cloak for your online browsing

It’s got a cheeky name, but that’s not just why we like it. HideMyAss! VPN is a powerful VPN service touted as one of 2016’s best, and guaranteed to …

This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet

Between election bile, fake news, and just plain exhaustion, we may be entering a down cycle for social media. If you’re interested in downsizing …

19 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us. Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable, competent, and hireable in their eyes.<p>With that in mind, we rounded up a list of easy …

Employment

A psychologist has honed a subliminal tactic to get what you want before you’ve asked for it

Robert Cialdini made his name on counseling everyday people about how to avoid being manipulated by advertisers, politicians, and lobbyists. Now, the Arizona State University psychology professor is advising people on how to become the manipulator.<p>Cialdini’s new book, <i>Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary</i> …

Psychology

How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …

You Need to Update Your Apple Computer Right Now

Remember that nasty iPhone security flaw we warned you about last week? Apple just released patches fixing similar problems with the software …

Will This “Neural Lace” Brain Implant Help Us Compete with AI? - Facts So Romantic

Solar-powered self-driving cars, reusable space ships, Hyperloop transportation, a mission to colonize Mars: Elon Musk is hell-bent on turning these …

Singularity

JET.COM FOUNDER: This is what makes Jet different from Amazon

Walmart is buying Jet.com in the largest e-commerce acquisition in history. We interviewed Jet.com CEO and cofounder Marc Lore in October 2015. During the interview, he explained what makes Jet.com different from Amazon.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

eCommerce

US to lift a ban on part-human part-animal embryo development

Medical experts have condemned the US government for its plans to lift a ban on some controversial biomedical research, raising fears that it could …

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23andMe wants researchers to use its kits, in a bid to expand its collection of genetic data

'It brings new people into the 23andMe database.'<p>23andMe, the direct-to-consumers genetics company, is launching a new service that allows researchers to use 23andMe’s saliva collection kit and genotyping services for their own genetic research studies. In return, research participants can decide …

3 Ways Wal-Mart Stores Is Countering Amazon.com

Shares of <b>Wal-Mart</b> have rallied 20% since the beginning of the year, thanks to a return to positive revenue growth, higher U.S. comps growth, and stronger cash flows from lower inventories last quarter.<p>Image source: Wal-Mart.<p>That was an impressive rebound from last year, when the stock plunged to …

A Step By Step Guide On How To Remove Your Online Presence

Can you ever really disappear from a world where your face is plastered all over Facebook, your location is stamped all over Instagram, and your …

Online Life

Everything You Need To Know About Tor And The Deep Web

For the average Internet user, the deep web might seem like a strange and dark place. But there’s a lot more to it than drug deals, bitcoin …

A single species of gut bacteria can reverse autism-related social behavior in mice

The absence of one specific species of gut bacteria causes social deficits in mice, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine report June 16 in <i>Cell</i>. …

LED Streetlights Are Good for the Earth, Bad for Humans and Wildlife

Communities around the country are switching out their old roadside lighting for energy-efficient LED lights, but some of those new lights might be …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

If your ex wants to be friends with you, science says they might be a psychopath

It’s the question that will haunt us until the day we die: Should we stay friends with an ex? It’s not an easy feat to accomplish, but it can be …

I Used DNA Testing To Personalize My Workouts And Here’s What Happened

On a typical night last fall, when I was sitting on the couch with my husband, watching bad TV and drinking a glass of red wine, I did something …

Lyme Disease: A Ticking Time Bomb

Health and Medicine Photo credit: Ixodus ricinus tick, which spreads Lyme disease in Europe. Richard Bartz , CC BY-SAOn any ranked list of nasty …

Lyme Disease

One Minute of Intense Exercise Is Basically All You Need, Says Science

It's not that we don't know we need to work out; it's just that the alternatives (eating, sleeping, bingeing <i>Gilmore Girls</i> episodes from the couch) are so much easier. Between holding down full-time jobs, taking care of kids, doing all of the boring, behind-the-scenes grown-up stuff (we see you, …

10 youth-boosting foods better than Botox

Forget dumping your paycheck on anti-aging creams and injectables. The Fountain of Youth can be found in your kitchen.<p>In his new book, “The Age Fix: A Leading Plastic Surgeon Reveals How to Really Look 10 Years Younger” (Grand Central Life & Style, out now), Dr. Anthony Youn devotes an entire …

Best Buy just proved why it's important to triple check your placeholder text

Designers everywhere are familiar with lorem ipsum – or placeholder text for when you’re creating a design mockup.<p>Lorem ipsum is popular because they’re words that don’t exist in the English language (they’re Latin-ish), thus making it easy for designers to spot the odd words out and swap them for …

The Science of Memory: How to Effortlessly Boost Your Retention and Recall

There's an easy way to improve your memory, but don't take my word for it - here's the research.<p>Have you ever had trouble remembering names? I know I have. There's nothing more embarrassing than having someone who "knows you" start a conversation while you're running through your mental Rolodex and …

Long-Term Antibiotic Use For Lyme Disease Doesn't Work, Study Finds

Fifteen years. That’s how long scientists have been trying to prove a negative: that “chronic Lyme disease” does not exist, and that long-term antibiotic usage does not help with symptoms that include joint pain and fatigue. This past week, a study in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> showed that …

You Know What Red Food Dye Is Made Of, Right?

Red velvet cupcakes will never be the same again.<p>Red food dye has always given our beloved red velvet cupcakes their rich, festive color. But that aesthetic pleasure comes with a pretty nasty secret.<p>Much of the red coloring we use in food is actually made of crushed bugs. Yep, creepy, crawly …