Denise McAlonan

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Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

Nutrition

Stars : Le bistouri, leur meilleur ennemi

C'est lors l'avant-première de la nouvelle série «the Slap», dans laquelle Uma Thurman incarne une femme attirée par un homme de seize ans son cadet, …

18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

Breakfast

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

National Parks

Jane Austen in quotes: 30 tips for a successful life

Who needs modern self-help gurus when a 19th-century novelist had it all worked out? Fortify yourself for the first Jane Austen day with quotes from her novels – and let us know the ones we have missed<p>Sarah Seltzer on the link between Jane Austen and online feminism<p>It’s no longer universally …

5 apps to turn your smartphone into a personal assistant

We all want a personal assistant à la Lloyd in <i>Entourage</i> — someone to walk our dogs, handle unwanted emails and ensure we're always on time. But for …

Oil tycoon ordered to pay $1bn in one of most expensive divorces in US history

CEO Harold Hamm ordered by an Oklahoma judge to hand over $995.5m to his ex-wife Sue Ann Hamm<p>An oil executive has been ordered to pay nearly $1 billion to his ex-wife, in one of the largest US divorce judgments in history.<p>Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources who is worth an estimated $14 …

Oil & Gas Industry

Man embeds computer chips in hands to store Bitcoin

By implanting 12mm glass computer chips in his flesh Martijn Wismeijer has been able to store Bitcoins inside his body, create a personalised alarm clock and will even be able to install keyless doors in his home. But how painful is the injection?<p>A Dutch entrepreneur has had two wireless computer …

Hungry? You Might Make Better Decisions, Study Finds

Have a hunger to be a better decision maker? Then stay hungry, my friends. Researchers have found that being hungry leads people to make better choices, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.<p>All study participants fasted overnight, but one group was fed breakfast immediately when they arrived …

Psychology

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Week's Best Space Pictures: A Star Pulses, a Hurricane Rages, and a Planet Sucks

Astronomers catch the blue light from a pulsar, a hurricane makes landfall, and an exoplanet sucks the life out of its star in the week's best space pictures.

Here's How You Should Be Eating Edamame

Edamame is most popularly known as a lightly steamed and perfectly salted appetizer at Japanese restaurants. These high-protein soybeans, teased from their pod, are not only fun to eat but they're also addictively sweet -- so much so that most people don't ever try them any other way. This is a …

Savory Oatmeal Is Changing The Breakfast Game

Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal makes a more complete and heartier breakfast when …

ISIS Executes Iraqi Woman Activist

The United Nations says militants with the Islamic State group have publicly killed a rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after finding her …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

Productivity

Opinion

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Commission opposes European Citizens’ Initiative against TTIP

Ian Paisley and Gerry Adams make me want to spew.

I suppose I can understand why people are glad when they see Ian Paisley and Gerry Adams sitting down together and consenting to "power sharing" in …

The privileged few are tightening their grip

Politics, journalism, the arts – they are all increasingly controlled by nice people from wealthy backgrounds. And their niceness is strangling us<p>Decades back, when the young Judi Dench starred as Juliet, her mother and father joined the cast. In Act 3 Juliet learns that Romeo has killed her …

By denouncing ISIS as ‘not Muslims’, moderate Muslims risk making things worse

When moderate Muslim groups use takfirism to tackle extremism, this intolerant doctrine is not challenged but reaffirmed.<p><i>When moderate Muslim groups</i> …

Comment: Outrage as EU blocks democratic challenge to US trade deal

<b>By John Hilary</b><p>There is something rotten in the state of Europe when an unelected, unaccountable EU body can glibly inform millions of us that we no …

Leica goes discreet (sans red dot) with the improved M-P

The Leica M-P (not to be confused with the film-shooting Leica MP) shares the vast majority of its features with the Leica M. As such the full-frame …

Videogaming is no longer a man’s world

The US videogame industry is shifting rapidly. Gamers are almost equally split between males and females now (pdf), at 52% to 48%, according to the latest annual report by the Entertainment Software Association. Eight years ago, males were 63% of US gamers. More than that, adult women now outnumber …

Gaming

Behind Claude’s Doors

In 1960s Paris she became known as the world’s most exclusive madam, whose client list was said to include John Kennedy, de Gaulle, Onassis, and multiple Rothschilds, and whose beautiful and cultivated girls often went on to marry wealth, power, and prestige. But among the many secrets Madame …

Russians Start Paying the Price for Putin's Ukraine Adventure

For most Russians, indeed nearly all of them, the crisis in Ukraine has had a distant, almost virtual quality. It has been something they watched on …

Russia

From Ralph Waldo Emerson to his daughter, Ellen. Planning to repeat it to my daughters. http://t.co/duM3yBvuiq

How taxpayers helped fund £1m home of minister who can't live on MP's pay

Foreign Office minister bought seven-bedroom 17th century abbey set in 15 acres of land after selling his taxpayer-funded home in London for £1.2 million<p>A foreign office minister who resigned from the Government after claiming his expenses were too meagre used a windfall from the sale of his …

United Kingdom

Here's One Way Of Understanding Why Some People Kill Themselves

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith was less understanding.<p>"It's hard to imagine, isn't it?" he asked the camera, wondering how Williams could love his children "and yet, something inside you is so horrible or you're such a coward or whatever the reason that you decide that you have to end it."<p>Smith's …

Psychology

Police want right to see medical records without consent

Greater Manchester chief constable says move is needed to help police deal with people struggling to look after themselves<p>Police want new and expanded rights to access medical records and other confidential data without an individual's consent, a senior police chief has told the Guardian.<p>Sir Peter …