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Drinking alcohol can cause cancer by damaging DNA, finds study

Alcohol can cause cancer by permanently damaging stem cell DNA, a new study has found.<p>Links between drinking and cancer are well-documented, however, …

Eight habits of highly emotionally intelligent people

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform …

Medium – Read, write and share stories that matter

Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Pressure cookers take the pressure off you, making it easy to cook long-braise dishes for weeknight dinners. This beef stroganoff uses lean beef …

We Just Figured out How to Activate Stem Cells to Treat Baldness

External Problem. Internal Solution.<p>Researchers have already explored ways to use stem cells to treat everything from diabetes to aging, and now, a …

How in the World Does Venmo Make Money?

It doesn’t directly bring in much revenue now. But thanks to its silly-seeming social feed, that might soon change.<p>Every year, billions of dollars change hands in needlessly clumsy ways. Parents realize they’re short on cash and go out of their way to stop at an ATM so they can pay their …

FinTech

Wimbledon ballboys and ballgirls may be trained in players' quirks

Wimbledon’s ballboys and ballgirls have been hit with balls, shoulder-barged and battered by fierce sunshine this year, but soon they may also have to do extra training on the quirks and idiosyncrasies of the world’s best tennis players.<p>The head of training, Sarah Goldson, a PE teacher who oversees …

How Being Too Frugal Is Costing You Money

Holly Johnson is the founder of Club Thrifty, a site that encourages you to “stop spending and start living.” So when it came time to buy a coffee …

The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Analytics: Metrics, Insights, Tools, and Tips

More than 15 million businesses now use Instagram as a marketing tool.<p>And one of the most important aspects of any Instagram marketing strategy is a …

Tell Me What You Did Today, And I'll Tell You Who You Are

Motivation and momentum are very fickle. It doesn't matter how much you currently have.<p>"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." -- Mahatma Gandhi<p>Gandhi was completely right. When you don't act in accordance with your values and goals, you're …

The Search for Your Core — The 5 Ways to Discover Who You Really Are

Recently, at the awards banquet for a leadership program I recently completed, I spoke with and received congratulations from members of my cohort …

Brace Your Taste Buds! Sriracha Seasoning Stix Have Arrived

From Huy Fong Foods and Sugarmade comes Sriracha Seasoning Stix — an exciting new product that makes it easier than ever to give all of your food that inimitable taste of sriracha. The solid sticks are meant to be conveniently and simultaneously cooked with meat, fish, or poultry for added flavor …

One Broth, 10 Soups

Earlier this winter my mom helped nurse me through a bout of pneumonia. She made a big batch of chicken and beef bone broth for us, then heated it up …

Recipes

The Best Way to Make Every Kind of Chocolate Chip Cookie

If you’re going to treat yourself to homemade chocolate chip cookies, they’d better be damn good. But trying a new chocolate chip cookie recipe can …

These Are the Only Kitchen Tools You Need

<i>This article is part of a series aimed at helping you navigate life’s opportunities and challenges. What else should we write about? Contact us:</i> <i>smarterliving@nytimes.com</i><i>.</i><p>The on-ramp for cooking is finding the recipes that make you want to cook, whether you get them from NYT Cooking or BuzzFeed or …

11 Insane Perks Of Being An Emirates Flight Attendant

Emirates Airlines is one of the most, if not <i>the</i> most, luxurious airliners in the world. The beautiful aircrafts provide cocktail bars, humongous …

3 Ways to Stop Making Dumb Decisions

The quality of your decisions determines the quality of your career success. Outdated inherited thinking lies just below conscious awareness and can cause knee jerk responses that block best steps forward. Learn to protect yourself against the natural tendency to decide based on faulty old thinking.<p>…

How Does Intermittent Fasting Work? Find Out Here

Fasting has been a hot topic in lectures and congresses on nutrition all over the world. Some professionals are just against it. Others, on the other …

Fasting

14 Foods You Eat Every Day That Aren't What You Think They Are

You have at least half of these things in your kitchen right now.<p>With all the organic and natural options at the grocery store these days, you probably assume you know what's going in your cart. But guess what? It's pretty much a guarantee that something you're buying isn't what you think it is, …

How to Start Your Own Bubble Tea Business - Small Business Trends

Bubble tea shops have increased wildly in popularity with visits to such businesses jumping by as much as 192 percent in 2015 according to data …

18 Movies That Will Make You Want to Travel the World This Instant

Travel the entire world without ever leaving your couch.<p>Even though these movies weren't all shot on location, they will still satisfy your desire to get up and go.<p>1. Paris, France: <i>Amelie</i><p>The surreal tale of a young woman (Audrey Tautou) who sees the world in a magical way.<p>2. French Riviera: <i>To Catch</i> …

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid …

The Irish Startup Taking A Bite Out Of The Booming Health Food Market

Healthy food used to be a niche market, until everyone started becoming more aware of the impact of what they were eating was having on their health and wellbeing. Now it’s gone mainstream, and provided huge opportunities for startups like Dublin-based Wyldsson, an online snack maker for people who …

The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

Sleep is one of humanity's great unifiers. It binds us to one another, to our ancestors, to our past, and to the future. No matter who we are, we share a common need for sleep. Though this need has been a constant throughout human history, our relationship to sleep, and our understanding of its …

Labor Movement

Citizen scientists, you can now DIY your own DNA analysis with Bento Lab

Want to know if you have the “athlete gene” or if you’re actually related to the weirdos who claim you as a family member? Get your collection tubes ready, citizen scientists, Bento Lab’s DIY DNA analysis kit is here and ready for the in-home lab.<p>Normally you’d order a kit somewhere like 23andMe, …

China’s Xiaomi unveils a $150 smartphone-controlled rice cooker

China’s Xiaomi has launched the smart home product that many people have been waiting on: a smart rice cooker.<p>The company already offers an air purifier, water purifier, blood pressure monitor, and smart segway among many other smartphone-controlled products, but a rice cooker is an essential part …

Cooking

Infographic: What millennials really think at work

Millennials are often accused of being lazy and entitled, <i>and that’s before they’re even working</i>. Once they’re employed, they’re assumed to be job …

Micron Will Ship 3D Flash Memory

Micron announced that it is shipping 2 bit per cell flash memory (MLC) and three bit per cell (TLC) 3D flash memory and that the majority of its total NAND flash output will be on 3D NAND by the second half of 2016. Micron will be the second company that has announced shipping 3D NAND products …

15 Valentine's Day Desserts To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

It will be love at first bite.<p>Whether you're looking to satisfy your craving for chocolate, or you prefer something more unexpected, it's sure to be love at first bite with these treats.