Denis OUELLETTE

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The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul

Teens have taken a technology that was supposed to help grownups stop smoking and invented a new kind of bad habit, molded in their own image.<p>If I get addicted to vaping, I thought, in March, I will always remember this Texas strip mall. I was walking out of a store called Smoke-N-Chill Novelties, …

10 reasons it's difficult to spot narcissists and psychopaths — and how they use these to hide in plain sight

Dark triad personalities — narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy — rely on manipulating other people as their source of power. They thrive off creating chaos for everyone around them, under the illusion of being a caring partner or friend.<p>Narcissists, sociopaths, and psychopaths are so good …

Narcissism

Vikings

The Vikings were diverse Scandinavian seafarers from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark whose raids and subsequent settlements significantly impacted the …

Inside the Deadly Pursuit of Unsolved Languages

Facebook's robots have terrified the masses by coming up with a language their creators could not understand, but one researcher's work got him …

25 Cultures That Practiced Human Sacrifice

1 of 27<p>Human sacrifices<p>From prehistory to the 21st century, human sacrifice has been practiced around the world by numerous cultures. Live Science …

Researchers find mysterious wooden pagan circles are actually 800 years older than Stonehenge

Thought Stonehenge was our oldest relic?<p>Think again.<p>Mysterious religious rituals were happening WAY before the stone circle was assembled, in a lesser-known prehistoric site some 20 miles down the road in Avebury, Wiltshire.<p>Experts discovered the circular Palisades – which would have appeared like …

The beginner’s guide to cutting out sugar

If you had to pick a public health enemy number one, you could make a <i>very</i> strong case for (or really, against) sugar.<p>The sweet stuff’s been deemed …

‘Forgive Me’: Manchester Bomber’s Tangled Path of Conflict and Rebellion

MANCHESTER, England — Salman Abedi was wearing a red vest, his suicide bomb hidden in a small backpack, when he phoned his younger brother in Libya and asked him to put his mother on the line. It was about 10:20 p.m. on Monday, and the call was short.<p>“How are you doing, Mom? Please forgive me for …

An Iceberg Flipped Over, and Its Underside Is Breathtaking

On vacation in Antarctica, filmmaker and photographer Alex Cornell captured an unusual sight<p>Snow-covered icebergs dominate the scene near the shore …

Scientists discover the secret to breaking down plastic: Beeswax-eating worms

Wildlife<p>By Erica Cirino<p>Federica Bertocchini is a developmental biologist at the University of Cantabria in Spain. Most days she can be found dressed in a white coat working on experiments in her lab. But in her spare time this scientist works in her backyard—wearing a protective suit, gloves and …

12 Terrible Habits That You Can Either Stop Now or Regret Later

What are the top bad habits to stop immediately or I'll regret big time later in life? the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to …

The (Sometimes Unintentional) Subtext of Digital Conversations

Different people have different ideas about what it means to sign an email “XOXO,” what you should use Facebook for, and how long you can wait before texting back.<p>The meanings we glean in conversation are often, maybe mostly, not found in the words spoken, but in how they’re said, and in the spaces …

Relationships

Comfort eating is something we’re taught as children, which means it could be prevented

The portrayal of a heartbroken woman devouring a tub of ice cream under a duvet is a well-established television cliché—think Bridget Jones. That’s probably because it’s actually quite a common behavior: 38% of adults say that they eat more when stressed or sad.<p>You may be all too familiar with the …

Hypnosis Has More Scientific Basis Than We Thought

There's that placebo effect again.<p><b>By Devin Terhune, Goldsmiths, University of London; Steven Jay Lynn, Binghamton University, State University of New</b> …

Children in Polyamorous Families Part 1

As public awareness of polyamorous families has risen over the past 20 years, so has concern over their impact on children. In order to (at least …

High School

It’s not your imagination: bike sharing systems are popping up all over the place

They now provide Americans 28 million pollution-free trips a year.<p>When I was in grad school at the University of Montana back in the late 1990s, they launched a small bike sharing system as an experiment. I forget if it was Missoula-wide or just the university (Google is no help), but there were …

Matthew McConaughey's Mother Does Not Acknowledge the McConnaissance

Charisma has never been in short supply with Matthew McConaughey. But it was only when he married it with pathos and a deep commitment to his craft that he suddenly reinvented himself as a leading man who could ride that charm deep into awards season. He won his Best Actor Oscar for 2013's <i>Dallas</i> …

The Secret to Happiness? Simplify.

For centuries, people leaned into the popular (and false) belief that possession—material wealth and stature—was synonymous with happiness. But now minimalism is on the rise, and for good reason: it works. With the popular Netflix film <i>Minimalism: A Documentary About Important Things</i> and the massive …

The Sleep Cure: The Fountain of Youth May Be Closer Than You Ever Thought

Mark Zielinski knew he was onto something when his mice stopped sleeping. Normally, the animals woke and slept on a 12-hour cycle. When the lights …

Inside Scotland's Wild Ship-Burning Viking Party

An all-night rager with enough flames to torch a city.<p>Partying with Vikings is not for the faint of heart. The wind and rain is blistering, paraffin from almost 900 torches burns your eyes, and there's a 10-hour marathon of dancing and drinking. But that's what you do for Up Helly Aa—loosely …

Don’t Give Anyone “Smart” Crap This Year

Unless you want to make that special someone in your life feel like a total idiot.<p>I want you to close your eyes. (Metaphorically. Please keep reading.) Imagine a world with no friction. It’s a magical place, isn’t it? A place where your Dyson robot drives your kids to school and vacuums them clean …

Meet Henry Orenstein, the Man Who Changed How the World Plays

Culture toys Holocaust<p>Henry Orenstein was standing outside his concentration camp barracks, shivering, when the amplified voice of his salvation cut …

The Coolest Archaeological Finds of 2016

From talking mummies to creepy ancient burials, the year in archaeology offered some astounding discoveries.<p>From creepy burials to sunken ships, …

Ötzi the Iceman’s voice

"Nature is not good to human beings": A food industry titan makes the case for a new kind of diet

The modern food movement has brought us to a fork in the road. On one path are people who say it is enough to eat the fresh fruits and vegetables that spring from the earth, the milk from our cows, and the meat from farmed animals. Simplicity is the path to fulfillment, and sticking close to nature …

Nestlé

The Gamblers Behind Tech’s Biggest Deal Ever

Photograph by Wesley Mann<p>How a computer mogul and a private-equity rising star paved the way for the Dell-EMC merger.<p><b>Everything’s bigger in</b> …

Dell Technologies

When Women Choose Children Over a Career

“I went to a job interview after my first daughter was born and cried the whole way home.”<p><i>This is the third story in a seven-part series looking at women’s ambitions in the years following college.</i><p>When we began interviewing our former classmates at Northwestern, we expected to encounter a few …

Parenting

Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression - ExtremeTech

By on December 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>New research from Weill Cornell …

The Brain