Christopher Lawton

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Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet

No language in history has dominated the world quite like English does today. Is there any point in resisting? By Jacob Mikanowski<p>On 16 May, a lawyer named Aaron Schlossberg was in a New York cafe when he heard several members of staff speaking Spanish. He reacted with immediate fury, threatening …

Linguistics

How to eat like a chef for less than £20 a week

Food sustainability isn’t just about protecting our environment, it’s about protecting us, the consumers, and supporting the farmers who make our food.<p>Affordability is a key element of what a sustainable diet looks like. I call my approach Root to Fruit eating. It is a philosophy that aims to make …

Seasonal Food

Middle Child Syndrome: How Birth Order Impacts Your Personality

So-called "middle child syndrome" isn’t what you think—but your birth order does have an effect on everything from your mental health to your IQ.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Jan Brady. Stephanie Tanner. Cory Matthews. What do all these characters of television shows past have in common? …

Do We Ever Really Die Online?

Social media is turning into a giant graveyard, with sometimes disturbing consequences. So what can we do to keep control of our data after we're gone? Kieran Yates looks at one of the great conundrums of the digital age<p><b>Imagine a future where your great, great grandchildren</b> are gathered around a …

Social Media

How the World's First Loneliness Minister Will Tackle 'the Sad Reality of Modern Life'

Tracey Crouch knows what it’s like to feel frighteningly alone. After giving birth to her first child, Freddie, in 2016, the British lawmaker says …

4 steps to help you wake up, engage, and create the job of your dreams

Are you getting the kind of results you want at work? If you’re like many professionals, the answer is no. Perhaps you’re stalled mid-way up the …

Self-improvement

Yes, bacon really is killing us

Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe? By Bee Wilson<p>There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a …

Sandwiches

Here’s Why This Small Greek Island Is One of the Healthiest Places in the World

It’s always fascinating to take a peek into how people around the world live differently, whether it’s how they work, sleep, or even date. Cultural habits and patterns also contribute to how healthy people are in various countries, cities, and societies, with some of the most successful tactics …

Understanding the Formatting of a Screenplay (and Why It All Matters)

Most filmmakers know scripts follow a very particular format, but do they know why they do?<p>Thanks to all of the low-cost/free screenwriting programs …

The first social media suicide

In May of last year, a teenager in a dreary suburb of Paris live-streamed her own suicide – and acquired a morbid kind of digital celebrity. By Rana Dasgupta<p>“I’ve seen people die,” Océane said, during one of the online broadcasts she made just before her end. “Frankly that’s not what shocks you. A …

The best educational toys for kids

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Like it or not, the toys we choose to buy for our kids can make a difference in their development. During your child's growing years, it …

Kids

Here’s What’s in Pro Backpacker Andrew Skurka’s Pack

Andrew Skurka surely has one of the world’s best jobs: He’s essentially a professional backpacker. Or adventurer, maybe. When he’s not writing books …

The Benefits of Playing Music Help Your Brain More Than Any Other Activity

#4. Learning an instrument has showed an increase resilience to any age-related decline in hearing.<p>The brain-training is big business. For companies like BrainHQ, Luminosity, and Cogmed, it's actually a multimillion dollar business that is expected to surpass $3 billion by 2020. But, do the …

Intermittent fasting could help tackle diabetes – here's the science

Intermittent fasting is currently all the rage. But don’t be fooled: it’s much more than just the latest fad. Recent studies of this kind of fasting …

What is 'leaky gut' — and how do you know if you have it?

Ever heard of leaky gut syndrome? Of course you have. In the world of natural health, the term gets tossed around almost as often as kombucha or detox. But what does it actually mean—and is it as freaky and dangerous as it sounds?<p>That depends on who you ask. “Leaky gut syndrome is something of a …

Money Won't Make You Happy. Here's What Will, According to Science

Consider this when making big career choices.<p><i>At age 25, would you pursue a well-paying corporate job that makes you unhappy or a hobby that makes you happy but has no guarantee to pay the bills? originally appeared on Quora -- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from</i> …

Eating porridge twice a day is the secret to long life, says world’s oldest family

With a combined age of 1,075 years, the Donnelly family have revealed the secret behind their longevity – porridge oats.<p>Inducted into the Guinness …

These 9 behaviors could cut your dementia risk by 35 percent

Quitting smoking, being social, and exercising more can boost your brain health.<p>Dementia has long been thought of as an inevitable part of aging, but researchers are increasingly learning that’s not quite true.<p>About a third of dementia cases might actually be avoided by living a lifestyle that …

The Brain

10 Habits That Change Boys Into Men

The demise of our culture will result from the demise of its men if something isn't changed quickly.<p>The demise of our culture will result from the demise of its men if something isn't changed quickly. Far too many men remain directionless, devastated and scared children.<p>Male suicide rates have …

Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.<p>Now you can add lowering your risk for dementia to the ever growing list of reasons to follow the Mediterranean diet or …

Holistic Medicine

Boxed in: life inside the 'coffin cubicles' of Hong Kong – in pictures

Photographer Benny Lam has documented the suffocating living conditions in Hong Kong’s subdivided flats, recording the lives of these hidden communities

Hong Kong

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

Make no mistake: We're still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone. (And if we're all cyborgs by 2027, I'll happily eat my words. Assuming we're still eating at all, I guess.)<p>Yet, piece by piece, the groundwork for the eventual demise of the …

Augmented Reality

The merging of humans and machines is happening now

<b>The merging of machine capability and human consciousness is already happening. Writing exclusively for WIRED, DARPA director Arati Prabhkar outlines</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

This Startup Will Sequence Your DNA, So You Can Contribute To Medical Research

Will the opportunity to contribute to disease-ending medical research convince more people to get their DNA sequenced?<p>The price to sequence the human genome has dropped from $100 million in 2001 to just a few thousand dollars today. It’s now cheap enough that some people are starting to get …

This tiny digestive tracker can tell what food gives you gas

One of my favorite things to eat is cheese and egg on a bagel. But while it's delicious, let's just say that afterward we don't get along so well. Is it the egg? The cheese? I could go to the doctor and find out which and why, but the testing process is long and expensive and still might not turn …

From $5 to $1.22: the 200-year journey of the pound against the dollar

One of the most dramatic movements in the financial world following the EU referendum was the fall of the pound. The pound-dollar exchange rate fell from a pre-referendum level of around $1.49 to a rate today of around $1.22.<p>In the short term that has been good news for investors with exposure to …

Economics

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

• Information overload sucks, so we aggressively filter.<br>• Lack of meaning is confusing, so we fill in the gaps.<br>• We need to act fast lest we lose our chance, so we jump to conclusions.<br>• This isn’t getting easier, so we try to remember the important bits.<p><b>We don’t see everything.</b> Some of the information we …

The Brain

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 June 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>May 25, 2018<p>Behind an unsuspecting door in a small lane in Britomart you’ll find New York-inspired cocktail lounge, …

Body Clock: What makes you tick?

<b>As leading scientists warn that society has become "supremely arrogant" by ignoring the importance of sleep and the body clock, we examine the profound impact our internal clocks have on our body.</b><p>Explore the eight body clock phases and take the quiz to see if you are a morning-type "lark" - or an …

Viruses 'more dangerous in the morning'

<b>Viruses are more dangerous when they infect their victims in the morning, a University of Cambridge study suggests.</b><p>The findings, published in PNAS, showed viruses were 10 times more successful if the infection started in the morning.<p>And the animal studies found that a disrupted body clock - caused …