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Say hello to the new Gmail with self-destructing messages, email snoozing and more

Today, Google is launching the biggest revamp of Gmail in years. The company is bringing to the flagship Gmail service many (but not all) of the features it trialed in Inbox for Gmail, and adding a few new ones, too. With those new features, which we first reported earlier this month, the company …

Bad News: These "Healthy" Foods May Not Be Good For Your Heart

Eating healthy is never one size fits all. Our bodies are so different, all with various needs and quirks to attend to. So while a seemingly healthy …

People who meditate enjoy a BIG brain boost in older age, says study

You might want to give it a try after reading this...<p>Meditation and mindfulness have been big trends for a while now, with countless apps and books …

The Gut-Brain Connection, Mental Illness, and Disease

We are never truly alone. On our skin, in our gums, and in our guts live 100 trillion organisms, altogether known as the microbiome. These beasties …

Immune System

Women Who Are in Shape Are 90% Less Likely to Develop Dementia

Many factors contribute to dementia — some of which are within your control, and others that are not. In the latest study published in <i>Neurology</i>, …

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

Weight Loss

10 Plant Protein Sources to Try If You Want to Eat Less Meat

Because vegetarians and vegans know what's up.<p>February 13, 2018<p>A couple of years ago, I could never have imagined a life without meat. However, after …

Google Pixel 2 photos get AI boost for digital zoom

Google's Android phone has only one lens, but a technology called RAISR uses machine learning to help you zoom in better.<p>One of the biggest differences between the iPhone X and the Pixel 2 is that Google's flagship Android phone has a single camera while Apple's phone comes with two. The pair of …

Raspberry Pi's latest competitor RockPro64 brings more power plus AI processor

The RockPro64 developer board is a Rockchip RK3399-powered alternative to the Raspberry Pi.<p><i>Video: A guide to Raspberry Pi in 60 seconds</i><p>Pine64 has …

Google experiments in local news with an app called Bulletin

Google is testing a tool called Bulletin that would allow anyone to publish local news stories and events, according to a report from Slate, which Google later confirmed. The company described Bulletin as a way for others to communicate information of local interest, like bookstore readings, high …

What is the dopamine diet?

Famed as the Tom Kerridge diet, the ‘happy’ weight loss plan is making headlines. But does the dopamine diet work? Our dietitian investigates…<p>Billed …

Nutrition

A cold nose shows you’re stressed – what else does?

Touch your nose. If it is cold, you may need to calm down. Science, by using thermal imaging cameras and stressing the hell out of students, has discovered that stress causes a cold nose (and face). Blood moves from the face to other parts of the body that might need it more in a dangerous …

Self-improvement

Google's Project Fi Adds Unlimited 'Bill Protection'

Google's Project Fi is going unlimited.<p>In a Wednesday blog post, Project Fi Product Manager Marcia Jung announced a new feature called Bill Protection, which "combines the simplicity of our existing pricing with the flexibility of an unlimited plan." The feature is rolling out today to individual …

Notarize App Makes Notarizing Documents so Easy

I’ve only had to find a notary once or twice in my life, but each time, it felt like such a hassle. I was younger and the process of finding a random …

Ripple and MoneyGram Test XRP Currency Transfers

Ripple, a blockchain company and rival to bitcoin, on Thursday announced a tie-up with Dallas-based money transfer giant MoneyGram.<p>The move is …

25 Dinner Ideas For People Who Are Trying To Eat Less Meat

Put these in your dinner rotation.

Magic mushroom compound might treat depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the brain

New research suggests that psilocybin-assisted therapy helps alleviate treatment-resistant depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the …

7 Habits of People Who Age Well

1<p>Maintain a positive attitude.<p>You are what you <i>think</i> you are when it comes to aging. Seniors who think of age as a means to wisdom and overall …

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

France to impose total ban on mobile phones in schools

France is to impose a total ban on pupils using mobile phones in primary and secondary schools starting in September 2018, its education minister has confirmed.<p>Phones are already forbidden in French classrooms but starting next school year, pupils will be barred from taking them out at breaks, …

Former Facebook executive has sworn off social media because he doesn’t want to be “programmed”

While Facebook’s business is booming and the company continues to expand its tentacles to every corner of the internet, its early employees and investors are growing more and more vocal about the damage it has wrought among its users.<p>Former Facebook vice president of user growth Chamath …

Google's Nexus 6P 64gb Unlocked- The Rare Frost color

After a couple of bogus customers I've decided to drop the price.The Nexus 6P is the last Nexus phone from Google with Android Oreo 8.0. The 6P …

Gut bacteria influence the brain indirectly, study shows

A new study has found that there is a three-way relationship between a type of gut bacteria, cortisol, and brain metabolites. This relationship, the …

Medical Research

4 Week Diet that treats hormonal imbalances

Due to the fast-paced, hectic lifestyle that most of us lead nowadays, we sometimes easily dismiss certain tell-tale signs of concerning health …

MRI Scans Reveal Differences in Brains of People With Anxiety and Depression

These debilitating conditions have a physical basis.<p>In the United States, approximately 16 million adults are diagnosed with major depression …

Razer launches Hammerhead USB-C earbuds alongside the Razer Phone

Today’s the day that the Razer Phone officially goes on sale, and to celebrate, Razer has also launched some new earbuds to go along with its new …

Consumer Tech

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The invisible disease affecting millions of women

A little-known condition seems to be taking a catastrophic toll on millions and most of them are women, even as the medical fraternity debates …

"Gut Health Equals Hormonal Balance," Says a Doctor—These 5 Foods Are Key

When your hormones are out of whack, you can experience everything from mood swings, depression, and anxiety to fatigue, weight gain, and acne. Many …

Wellness

Alzheimer's Patients Have Altered Gut Bacteria

People suffering from Alzheimer's disease have altered gut bacteria, a new study published in Scientific Reports shows.<p>A team of researchers …

Ancestry answered the DNA questions 23andMe couldn’t

A really awesome thing about being black is that ancestry can be very unclear because of, you know, slavery. Enter DNA kits.<p>In 2013, I sent over my spit kit to 23andMe . After a couple of weeks, 23andMe notified me that I was 71.3% West African. My results didn’t specify which specific countries in …