Daniel Persichetti

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A Psychiatrist Who Survived The Holocaust Explains Why Meaningfulness Matters More Than Happiness

In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, was arrested and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and parents.<p>Three years later, when his camp was liberated, most of his family, including his pregnant wife, had perished — but he, …

DIY Van Conversions

This page is your index to a large number of DIY conversions of vans like the Ford Transit, Chrylser ProMaster, Mercedes Sprinter, and Nissian into …

Religion doesn't make kids more generous or altruistic, study finds

Here's a discovery that could make secular parents say hallelujah: Children who grow up in nonreligious homes are <i>more</i> generous and altruistic than children from observant families.<p>A series of experiments involving 1,170 kids from a variety of religious backgrounds found that the non-believers were …

Google designed a new wearable that allows doctors to monitor patients away from the hospital

Google is bringing wearables to the medical profession. According to a new report, the company has developed a wrist-worn device laced with sensors to give physicians detailed information on patients in real-time, even when they’re away from the hospital.<p>The device can measure heart rhythm, pulse, …

Medical Technology

What’s the prime of your life?

Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.<p>Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead?<p>They say that life begins at 40, or that 60 is …

Harvard

20 New Food Books to Read This Summer

Whether you're into something light and quick or more pensive and poignant, here are 20 new food books for you to read this summer.<p>It's summer, which means it's prime season for reading for pleasure, so here's our food lovers' guide to the new books coming out. Whether you want something light and …

Books

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Singularity

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Happiness

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

How to live to 100: don't smoke, stay cheerful and own a home by 50

A combination of healthy living, wealth and good genes is the secret to living to 100, say scientists<p>Staying slim, keeping away from cigarettes and owning a home by the age of 50 could be the secret to living to 100 years old, scientists have found.<p>In a landmark 50-year study investigating the link …

World Health Organization

China shocks world by genetically engineering human embryos

Critics warned that China was becoming the ‘Wild West’ of genetic research<p>China has been ordered to ‘rein in’ scientists who have edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time, a practice banned in Europe.<p>In a world’s first, researchers at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou confirmed they …

Genetics

Mysterious 'supervoid' in space is largest object ever discovered, scientists claim

A supervoid has been discovered in the universe which is too big to fit into current models<p>Astronomers have discovered a <b>curious empty section of space</b> which is missing around 10,000 galaxies.<p>The ‘supervoid’, which is 1.8 billion light-years across, is the largest known structure ever discovered in …

Imperial College London

KIND bars claim to be healthy. The US government disagrees

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>If a snack bar has fruits, nuts, fiber, protein, fiber, and antioxidants, is it healthy? Not if it also has 5 grams of saturated fat, the US Food and Drug Administration has determined.<p>As described in a March 17 warning letter to Kind LLC CEO Daniel Lubetzky, the FDA has …

Nutrition

Cure for thinning hair? Scientists find plucking stimulates huge growth spurt

Pulling out lingering follicles could stimulate the scalp into a burst of regeneration, scientists have found<p>For people with thinning hair the idea of plucking out the few strands that remain may fill them with horror.<p>However a new study suggests that pulling out the lingering follicles could …

hair loss

All the Reasons Why Emotionally Intelligent People Are So Happy at Work

Let’s face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found …

Happiness

‘But You Never Said...’ Why Couples Remember Differently

The root of many arguments, memory is affected by mood and emotions<p>By<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@EBernsteinWSJ<p>elizabeth.bernstein.50<p>Google+<p>Elizabeth.Bernstein@wsj.com<p>Carrie Aulenbacher remembers the conversation clearly: Her husband told her he wanted to …

Arcade Games

President Obama Hosts Science Fair

Batteries

Does Stress Make Us Forgetful? (Is That Why We Can’t Find the Car Keys?)

An expert sorts through the effects of stress on memory, and its troubling relationship to dementia<p>Stress can be memory’s best friend. But when you forget where you put the car keys, stress can also make you feel stupid. One expert, Rajita Sinha, a professor of psychiatry and neurobiology at Yale …

Humanity

Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next.<p>Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they …

The Brain

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

Genetics

Muscle Building Foods That Are High In Protein

If you want to look fit and toned, your kitchen game has to be as strong as your game in the gym.<p>Pumping iron is important for muscle growth, but so …

Nutrition

Eat These Foods for Faster Recovery from Injury

To mend muscles and fix fractures more quickly, look no further than your local market<p>When an injury sidelines a cyclist, the natural reaction is to cut back on calories until it's time to ride—and burn energy—again. But the healing process demands fuel, too. "It's like fixing a house," says sports …

17 Restaurant Tricks That Are Making You Fat

Avoid these subtle ploys to keep your waistline slim<p>By Ali Eaves, By The Editors of Men's Health, Photography By Thinkstock<p>Sticking to your diet when you're at a restaurant is tough. Sheer willpower isn't always enough—especially when the restaurant is purposefully working against you. Many …