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11 of the Greatest Movie Twists of All Time

You didn't see these coming.<p>It was Earth all along! He's actually dead! That's not really a little girl!<p>A good twist can make a movie, especially the sort that completely blindsides you and turns the who film upside down while still making you smack your head and cry "Of course!". Here are cinema's …

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This is awesome.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight

We’ve been conditioned to think of exercise as a key ingredient — perhaps the most important ingredient — of any weight loss effort.<p>You know the drill: Join the gym on January 1 if you want to reach your New Year’s weight loss goal.<p>But in truth, the evidence has been accumulating for years that …

Fitness

10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People

Surround yourself with inspiring, sharp, and positive people.<p><i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of</b> …

Use the 'Goldilocks rule' to stay motivated instead of getting discouraged

Labor laws were loose back then and the boy managed to land a position selling guidebooks to visitors for $0.50 a piece.<p>Within a year, he had transitioned to Disney's magic shop where he learned tricks from the older employees.<p>He experimented with jokes and tried out simple magic routines on the …

11 Things Truly Successful People Always Refuse to Do | Inc.com

How do you define success?<p>For some people, it's achieving a level of respect and accomplishment. Others benchmark their personal relationships. Of course, we all know some people who judge it only by the size of their bank accounts.<p>Regardless, there are certain behaviors and habits that you'll find …

Self-improvement

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

The Top 10 Relationship Deal Breakers, According to Science

And why your S.O.'s negative qualities are so hard to get past.<p>What makes or breaks whether someone wants to see you for more than just one date? A study recently published in the journal <i>Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin</i> nailed down the top 10 most common deal breakers for short- and …

How Porn Is Messing with Your Manhood

Finding a needle in a haystack would be easier than finding an adolescent male who hasn’t seen online porn. Surveys indicate the average boy watches …

Psychology

DNA solves mysteries of ancient Ireland

Let’s call her ‘Maria.’<p>She’s a brown-eyed, brown-haired woman, with a face that would be right at home in the Mediterranean or the Middle East.<p>And she’s Irish.<p>She lived about 5200 years ago, and was buried near a stone monument and an ancient ring-shaped earthwork, in Ballynahatty, near Belfast. It …

Anthropology

Want To Start A Solo Business In 2016? Here's Where The Growth Is

Looking to start a one-person business in 2016?<p>You’ll have plenty of company. Currently, 80.4% of U.S. firms are “nonemployer” businesses with no paid employees other than the owners. The country gained 4.4 million nonemployer firms between 2003 and 2013, bringing the total to 23 million, according …

Real Estate

A 21-year-old painter has captivated the internet with her unusual body art

Steel has been drawing for as long as she can remember, and started doodling on herself during class in high school.<p>"I didn't want to draw all over my notes," Steel told INSIDER. "So the next available canvas was me."<p>She started getting serious attention for her body art during her first year at …

How to see what your ZIP code says about you

Like it or not, where you decide to live often says a lot about you.<p>Of course, you're not totally defined by your ZIP code, but a nifty website first spotted by Reddit seeks to show people what ZIP codes say about the demographics, culture, and lifestyle in one's area.<p>Here's how it works:<p>The "ZIP …

An Incredibly Helpful List of 71 Free Online Courses and Tutorials

With the advancements in technology, we are now able to access a world of information right at our fingertips. EssayMama has sorted through the …

8 Things We Simply Don't Understand About the Human Brain

Despite all the recent advances in the cognitive and neurosciences, there’s still much about the human brain that we do not know. Here are 8 of the …

Consciousness

How This Scientist Discovered Coffee Was Reorganizing His Brain

His 18-month study uncovered a lot about how his brain -- and others -- works.<p>Stanford University neuroscientist Russell Poldrack is the proud owner of the most studied brain in the world.<p>During an 18-month period, Poldrack underwent a 10-minute fMRI scan every Tuesday and Thursday morning, and …

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Robots, drones and heart-detectors: How disaster technology is saving lives

<i>Watch "Katrina: The Storm that Never Stopped</i>" Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Robots with cameras, microphones and sensors searched for victims stranded in flooded homes and on rooftops. They assessed damage and sent back images from places rescuers couldn't get.<p>It was August 31, 2005, two days …

Robotics

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Genetically Modified Humans? How Genome Editing Works

Chinese scientists have edited the genomes of human embryos for the first time, confirming a storm of rumors and igniting an ethical …

4 Wearables That Give You Superpowers

Super strength. Super hearing. Super artistry. Super expression. The future of wearables is really a quest for human enhancement.<p>Mark Rolston used to be CCO at Frog Design. Now he runs his new consultancy, Argodesign. And as part of our Wearables Week, his firm generated a series of concepts based …

The 10 best movies you can stream on Netflix right now

Ahh, Netflix. If there’s a better way to spend $8 a month on entertainment, we haven’t found it. But what good is that gloriously massive streaming …

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …