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Here’s a Handy Way to Understand Healthy Serving Sizes

Unfortunately, this isn’t quite the full story. In fact, the serving size on a food label is determined by the manufacturer—and not the USDA, who …

Nutrition

The counterintuitive tricks to asking better questions, according to Harvard research

Having the ability to ask a question appears to be a uniquely human trait, one that saves us time and energy as we gather resources and information. It also allows us to develop empathy for others and create bonds of trust, even among strangers. Indeed, people who ask more questions are seen as …

Framing

Magnetic 'metal seed' that destroys brain tumours in ten minutes invented by British scientists

Deadly brain tumours could be removed in just ten minutes with a groundbreaking new treatment which uses MRI scanners to heat up cancer cells until they die.<p>The new therapy, developed by University College London, involves injecting a tiny magnetic metal ‘seed’ into the bloodstream and directing it …

Cancer

11 of the Most Famous Riddles in History

From the Bible to Shakespeare to Harry Potter, these riddles were dreamed up by some of history’s most celebrated writers—and puzzled some of its …

How to reset your midlife body to burn fat – in six easy steps

Weight gain is not an inevitability of ageing – although, for many people, as they accumulate years under their belt, they also gain pounds.<p>A big part of this is down to the modern dietary environment, which encourages gradual weight gain over time. Over the last 10-20 years, we have started to eat …

Russians Hack Wi-Fi Routers: What to Do Right Now

It's a pain in the neck, but you should probably factory-reset your home wireless router as soon as possible. You definitely need to do this if you …

How To Create Weird But Brilliant Food Pairings

How does flavor work, exactly? Why does our tongue like what it likes? James Briscione was the Director of Culinary Research at the Institute of …

Dad Live Tweets Chaperoning A 5th Grade Science Trip And It’s Comedy Gold

Chaperoning fifth-graders is a tough job, as this dad learned the hard way<p>When you think of your idea of fun, surely one of the first things that …

Conversation is a skill. Here’s how to be better at it

<b>Celeste Headlee</b> is a journalist, public radio host, and professional opera singer whose TED Talk on conversations has been viewed over 10 million …

TED Talks

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

The best foods for arthritis symptoms – new research

Osteoarthritis is the most common of the more than 200 forms of arthritis, affecting more than 20% of the population. Unfortunately, there are …

39 questions to make small talk with anyone

There’s nothing quite like breaking the conversational barrier with a friend or co-worker. In order to reach that level of chummy rapport, though, …

Commuting

How bacteria are changing your mood

<b>If anything makes us human it's our minds, thoughts and emotions.</b><p>And yet a controversial new concept is emerging that claims gut bacteria are an invisible hand altering our brains.<p>Science is piecing together how the trillions of microbes that live on and in all of us - our microbiome - affect our …

Just one night of bad sleep increases Alzheimer's protein

If you think that a bad night's sleep is harmless, think again. New research suggests that a single night of sleep deprivation can increase levels of …

'My dog scratched my hand - four months later I had to have my legs amputated and surgery on my face'

Jaco Nel was playing with his dog Harvey when he noticed a tiny cut on his hand.<p>The 50-year-old thought nothing of it, washed his hand and carried on …

Here’s the real reason so many people now believe the Earth is flat

There is now an alarmingly large number of people who really believe that the Earth is some kind of magic pancake thing floating in space.<p>A frankly …

Flat Earth Society

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Why Doctors Are Rethinking Breast-Cancer Treatment

"What if I decide to just do nothing?"<p>It was kind of a taunt, Desiree Basila admits. Not the sort of thing that usually comes out of the mouth of a …

Cancer

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ll be questioning whether some of our favorite habits and</i> …

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

Self-help

The 16 Funniest Replies to Donald Trump Tweets This Week

The 16 Funniest Replies to Donald Tru...<br>The week the President would have won the war on Christmas if it weren't for those pesky bone spurs.<br>Submitted …

How to find—and love—yourself at midlife

The midlife transition can come with its challenges and while you may feel lost, there are ways to work through those emotions. Here's a shortcut to …

Middle Age

How to Train Your Brain for Maximum Creativity. (Here's What the Science Says.)

For starters: If you want to be more creative, you aren't going to get there if your brain is constantly fighting off negative stress hormones.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business success simply isn't going to happen without the creativity required to dream up new …

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

Couples Who Have the Best Sex Have This Important Thing in Common

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>For spouses or partners who have been together for many years, their sex lives have a lot to do with …

Psychology

I'm Kind Of Obsessed With This 200-Year-Old Cake Recipe

George Washington feasted on this cake in 1783. And I feasted on it last week.<p>So it ends up sweet, but not overpoweringly sweet. And the carrot-cooking isn't too involved: you just boil 'em for 5 minutes.<p>You cream the butter and sugar, add a bunch of eggs one at a time, sift together the flour and …

Surprise, Surprise: Complaining Too Much Is Harmful To Your Mind, Body, And Relationships

We’ve all had shit days and shit weeks. Heck, sometimes we even have shit years for that matter. There are times in our lives when nothing is falling …

The Other Reformation: How Martin Luther Changed Our Beer, Too

On this day 500 years ago, an obscure Saxon monk launched a protest movement against the Catholic Church that would transform Europe. Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation changed not just the way Europeans lived, fought, worshipped, worked and created art but also how they ate and drank. For …

Beer

How to read people: 5 secrets backed by research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Psychology