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Exercise and Improving Your Mood

Exercise can be a great way to lift your mood and improve your emotions. When you exercise, your body feels more relaxed and calm. Find out some of …

Barack Obama slams Trump, makes appeal for Hillary Clinton

<b>Philadelphia (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama made a fervent plea for Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, casting the Democratic nominee as a custodian of his legacy while rejecting Republicans' message as fostering anger and hate.<p>In remarks that demonstrated Obama's lasting appeal to wide swaths of the …

Amazing Spider Silk Continues to Surprise Scientists

We already know that spider silk is something of a wonder material, but scientists are still discovering more awesome things that it can do. An …

Researchers Have Finally Found a Way to Make People Smarter, But It's Not Pleasant

You're not going to like this.<p>As we learn more and more about the brain, we're getting better at figuring out how to supercharge it.<p>One of the most …

The Brain

Repeated experiences of racism most damaging to mental health

For the first time, research reveals how harmful repeated racial discrimination can be on mental and physical health. The study looked at the …

Transgender Identity Is Not a Mental Health Disorder, Study Finds

People who identify as transgender should not be considered to have a mental health disorder, according to a new study from Mexico.<p>The World Health …

Could Trashing Junk Proteins Quash Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS and Huntington's?

Although clutter can be a nuisance, it does not typically pose a health threat—unless you’re an aging neuron. As brain cells get older, some proteins …

Papaya Health Benefits: The Secret to Happier Life, Say Scientists

Papaya health benefits are really impressive! Fruits like papaya greatly benefit your body.<b>Papaya</b> (<i>Carica Papaya</i>) is famous for its high medicinal …

Good Foods for GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

Good Foods for GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)<p>Updated on May 3, 2017<p>What Is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?<p>Gastroesophageal reflux disease, …

Gut Busting: How Gaseous Substances in the Body Affect Psyche and Behavior

<i>Summary: A new study reports on the role gasotransmitters play in behavior and psychology.</i><p>Source: Lomonosov Moscow State University.<p><b>Professor</b> …

Lena Dunham: Trump would say my body 'probably like a 2'

For Donald Trump, Lena Dunham's body "is probably like a two," the creator of HBO's <i>Girls</i> cracked at the start of her speech with actress America Ferrera on Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention.<p>"And I'm America Ferrera, and according to Donald Trump, I am probably a rapist," said …

Short men and heavier women earn less, can blame DNA

<b>(CNN) —</b> Men who have more genetic variants that would make them short, and women who have more genetic variants that would lead them to have a higher body mass index, tend to earn less money, according to a study published in BMJ.<p>This phenomenon has been documented in the past, but earlier studies …

Box Office

A century of trends in adult human height

Being taller is associated with enhanced longevity, and higher education and earnings. We reanalysed 1472 population-based studies, with measurement …

Public Health

How humans have changed in height in the last 100 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> On average, we're taller than our predecessors thanks to better nutrition and health, according to new research released Tuesday .<p>But those gains vary vastly by country.<p>"Over the past century adult height has changed substantially and unevenly in the world's countries, according to research …

Which personality types live to be 100?

People who are extroverted, optimistic and easygoing.<p>“When I started working with centenarians, I thought we’d find that they survived so long in …

Wasabi served at sushi restaurants across the US might not be what you think it is

The vast majority of wasabi consumed in America is simply a mix of horseradish, hot mustard, and green dye, according to a new video from the American Chemical Society.<p>In fact, about 99% of all wasabi sold in the US is fake, reports The Washington Post.<p>Even in Japan, where most wasabi is grown, you …

Researchers have finally discovered the key to naturally stripping sugar from all our foods

The global sugar-industrial complex is about to face a serious challenge—from a mushroom.<p>A young start-up based out of Aurora, Colorado is poised to disrupt how sugar is used in packaged goods. Three years after its founding, MycoTechnology is not yet a formidable force in the competitive food …

Flavors

There's New Evidence That Sugar Calories Are Much Worse Than Other Calories

All calories are not equal.<p>Children are manifesting increased rates of adult diseases like hypertension or high triglycerides. And they are getting diseases that used to be unheard of in children, like Type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. So why is this happening?<p>Everyone assumes this is the …

Diabetes

Are funny people smarter than average?

Yes:<p>To explain the pervasive role of humor in human social interaction and among mating partner preferences, Miller (2000a) proposed that intentional …

A counterintuitive way to be happier on a daily basis will be the most fun life hack you try all year

Yes, humor can improve your life. Not too surprising, you say?<p>Here's the problem: you treat humor like a nice thing that happens, oh, whenever.<p>But scientific research is showing giggles, guffaws and jokes are far too important to be left to chance.<p>We're gonna learn the best ways to use humor to …

Happiness

Japan's Deadliest Attack in Decades

Nineteen people were killed and 25 more wounded in a knife attack Tuesday outside the Japanese capital in Sagamihara.<p><b>NEWS BRIEF</b> At 2:10 a.m. Tuesday morning, 26-year-old Satoshi Uematsu broke through a window of a facility for the disabled in Sagamihara, Japan, and went on a stabbing rampage that …

Extremism

What a 4-Billion-Year-Old Organism Says About Life in Space

You may or may not know someone named Luca, but you owe your life to a Luca all the same. What’s more, so do we all.<p>That vital Luca is better known …

Scientists find Luca, a single-cell, bacterium-like organism that is the common ancestor of all life on Earth

Scientists might have found the common ancestor that unites all life on Earth – and it’s called Luca.<p>Our ultimate relative was a single-cell, …

Dolly the sheep clones ageing normally

The ninth birthday of four sheep who spend their days largely minding their own business in a quiet Nottinghamshire field might seem an unusual cause for celebration.<p>But because they are related to the most famous sheep in history, the anniversary is being hailed as a scientific milestone.<p>Dolly, …

Bill Clinton embraces role of political spouse

<b>Philadelphia (CNN) —</b> Bill Clinton isn't used to being the second act, but he slipped comfortably into that role Tuesday night when making a forceful case that his wife is the proven change-maker who should become president of the United States in November.<p>After struggling to control his temper and …

Scientists ‘reverse’ the menopause: could this become part of mainstream medicine?

Greek gynaecologists have developed a technique that reverses the menopause, the <i>New Scientist</i> has reported.<p>Platelet-rich plasma treatment is used to aid the recovery of soft tissue, and researchers believe it can ‘rejuvenate’ damaged ovaries.<p>During the trial they injected the substance — …

19 Killed, 25 Injured in Japan Stabbing Spree

Nineteen people were killed and 25 were injured by a man with a knife early Tuesday at a facility for disabled people in Japan, officials said.<p>An official from the Sagamihara City municipal government emergency task force told NBC News that nine men and 10 women were among the dead. Twenty suffered …

Can Bill Clinton win back the bubba vote?

The former president wants to bring white men back to Democrats as his wife’s team focuses elsewhere.<p>PHILADELPHIA — On the night of Pennsylvania’s primary in 2008, Bill Clinton asked Gov. Ed Rendell to print out returns and highlight in yellow the results for about 20 counties. The former president …

Happy Birthday To The "Dark Lady Of DNA"

Rosalind Franklin would have been 96 today.<p>Twist up some DNA-shaped balloons: Rosalind Franklin was born on this day 96 years ago.<p>Called the "dark lady of DNA," Franklin did work in X-ray crystallography that contributed to one of the biggest discoveries of the last century: the double helix …

Clinton wins historic nomination, says glass ceiling cracked

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On a night awash in history, Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward …