Dina Cruickshank

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What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

What We Can Learn from Programming a Computer to Be Autistic

A new neuro-simulation framework offers insights into the physiological roots of autism and maybe even schizophrenia and aging.<p>Neuroscientists from Baylor University have successfully programmed an artificial neural network to exhibit autistic behavior. In doing so, they've shown how a theorized</i> …

New study shows yet another reason not to overuse antibiotics

The consequences, they caution, are dire—and already emerging in hospitals with bacteria that can't be treated with any of our existing antibiotic medications.<p>But the thinking went that to become resistant to the drugs we use on them, bacteria have to pay a price.<p>They may be able to survive the …

Billions of Earth-like planets in Mily Way galaxy; this one is close (+video)

Scientists have discovered an Earth-like planet about 1,400 light years away, and had named the “closest cousin” as Kepler 452b. <b>NASA scientists</b> …

Planetary Habitability

Avril Lavigne performs for first time in a year, still battling Lyme disease

On Saturday, Avril Lavigne took to the stage for the first time in a year to perform during the Special Olympics World Games' opening ceremony in Los Angeles.<p>The 30-year-old pop star debut her new single "Fly" during the ceremony, and later shared, in a post in Instagram, that she was "honored" to …

6 ways you can easily eliminate stress from your life

True story: Everyone gets stressed. Even those people who seem so cool and collected all the time. As much as you wish you could just make that …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Real Life Diet<p>Jokes. Music. Chicken breast.<p>By Luke Darby2 days agoView More<p>Style<p>A series of internal and external reviews have revealed culture …

8 Reasons Lack Of Sleep Is Killing You (And How To Fix It)

Sleep is by far the most underrated productivity hack. If there’s one thing you could do to make yourself more productive at work, it’s get a better …

South Wales teen 'could not go out' due to social anxiety

<b>A teenager suffered from anxiety so severe she was afraid to leave the house for weeks on end.</b><p>Savannah-Alicia Lloyd, 18, from Crumlin, in Caerphilly, said her "isolating" anxiety disorder meant she experienced panic attacks over everyday tasks.<p>Tired of "missing out", Ms Lloyd sought medical …

The Torch-and-Tone 14-Exercise Circuit

It's the grand finale of celeb trainer David Kirsch's four-week, whole-body training plan.<p>By now you know the 28-Day, Whole-Body Challenge was definitely worth it. The transformation has taken hold of your body. You are feeling invincible!<p>This week, to really show you what you're now capable of, …

There’s a biology to lasting happiness, and there may be way to train yourself for it

That uplifting feeling you get when something good happens to you? Researchers now think they know the part of the brain responsible for it—and they suggest we may be able to train ourselves to make those positive emotions last longer.<p>Their conclusions are based on a study (paywall) conducted by …

Happiness

Struggling to remember something? Have a good sleep, as researchers find it boosts memory

Scientists show for first time that sleep makes it easier to retrieve nuggets of information that may have got lost in a corner of the brain<p>If you are trying to remember something vital you have forgotten, get a good night's sleep.<p>It is well known that sleep boosts memory, but scientists have shown …

Stimulate New Muscle Growth with This Unconventional Exercise

For better results, give your body a new challenge<p>There’s no doubt that conventional exercises like squats, pushups, rows, and lunges work. That’s why these movements should make up the majority of your workouts.<p>But there’s a great reason you should try some unconventional exercises, too: New …

Foods to Help Improve Your Mood

"I don't eat junk food; I don't have junk thoughts." -- Peace Pilgrim<p>Do you think a diet is just for losing or gaining weight? Think again!<p>The word diet literally means "a daily food allowance." We need food for growth, repair and energy for our daily activity.<p>But did you ever think about how food …

4 Ways to Be the Leader of Your Own Life

A Seattle CEO drastically cuts his own salary to give his staff a raise, and triggers newfound success for the firm. A legendary airline founder announces the largest parental leave package in history. In politics, the long and arduous race for the U.S. presidency is beginning, with candidates …

Heart repair protein discovered by scientists

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US, found that a protein called vinculin is responsible for keeping heart muscles pumping as we age<p>A protein which helps the heart repair itself has been discovered by scientists in a breakthrough which could lead to new drugs to …

One Easy Way to Find Your Life's Purpose and Boost Your Brain's Health

"I fairly sizzle with zeal and enthusiasm and spring forth with a mighty faith to do the things that ought to be done by me." -- Charles Fillmore, Unity School of Christianity<p>Those words were spoken in the early 1900s by a man in his 94th year, the head of a major spiritual movement. Just reading …

The 25 Best Abs Exercises

Refresh your workout with these ab exercises<p>Nothing says fit like a washboard stomach. But scoring high-definition abs isn't as easy as cranking out crunch after crunch. To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need the best ab workout to work the two dozen muscles between your hips and your …