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Why lectins are a bigger weight loss enemy than carbs, according to a cardiologist

One minute it’s carbohydrates, the next it’s gluten and/or dairy and before you know it even avocados are suspect… when it comes to weight loss, the …

Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers have found reading is beneficial in many ways.<p>1. Reading …

University of London

Mum, 82, who couldn't recognise her own son due to dementia gets memory back - after changing her diet

An 82-year-old dementia sufferer who failed to recognise her own son has incredibly got her memory back after changing her diet.<p>When his mother's …

Dementia

Alexa is becoming more personal with custom responses

Anyone can now program custom Alexa responses without coding knowledge<p>Amazon is introducing a new way to create Alexa skills today, without the need for coding or tech skills. Alexa Skill Blueprints will let the average household customize a variety of questions, with personal answers and responses …

Smart Homes

Mystery of sea nomads' amazing ability to freedive is solved

Scientists have uncovered the secrets of the Bajau people, long-famed for their ability to hold their breath for extraordinary lengths of time<p>The secret behind the ability of a group of “sea nomads” in Southeast Asia to hold their breath for extraordinary periods of time while freediving to hunt …

Native Americans

In Just 2 Words, Jeff Bezos Sums Up What Separates Winners From Dreamers

There may be no single formula for success, but Jeff Bezos' annual letter to stockholders comes darn close.<p>Few figures have captured our attention the way Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has. In just under 23 years Amazon has soared from revenues fo $500,000 to $178,000,000,000, from nine …

Leadership

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Self-improvement

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

A Simple Tool to Start Making Decisions with the Help of AI

There is no shortage of hot takes regarding the significant impact that artificial intelligence (AI) is going to have on business in the near future. Much less has been written about how, exactly, companies should get started with it. In our research and in our book, we begin by distilling AI down …

Machine Learning

Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken Pulls Out of Japan

Kraken, one of the longest-operating cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, will end its trading services for Japanese residents.<p>The San …

Cryptocurrency

Google's latest do-it-yourself AI kits include everything you need

Google's AIY kits have been helpful for do-it-yourselfers who want to explore AI concepts like computer vision, but they weren't really meant for newcomers when you had to supply your own Raspberry Pi and other must-haves. It'll be much easier to get started from now on: Google has released updated …

Android News

People With Depression Use Language Differently -- Here's How to Spot It

Scientists have long tried to pin down the exact relationship between depression and language, and technology is helping us get closer to a full …

Depression

The illusion of time

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.<p>Andrew Jaffe<p>Andrew Jaffe is a cosmologist …

Quantum Mechanics

This New Treatment Could Heal Tooth Cavities Without Any Fillings

It regrows the enamel itself.<p>Scientists have invented a new product that can encourage tooth enamel to grow back, which means we could finally have a …

Dentistry

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

The Latest: Weinstein spokeswoman wants #MeToo recognition

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local):<p>6:40 p.m.<p>A spokeswoman for Harvey Weinstein says she hopes that the activist who founded the #MeToo movement gets as much recognition as the journalists who won Pulitzers for revealing sexual harassment and assault allegations …

Sexual Harassment

The No. 1 trait highly charismatic people all share, according to science

William von Hippel, a psychology professor from the University of Queensland in Australia, conducts eccentric experiments to uncover the thought …

Psychology

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Happiness

Web standard brings password-free sign-ins to virtually any site

Tech companies have been trying to do away with web passwords for years, but now it looks like they've reached a key milestone. The FIDO Alliance and W3C have launched a Web Authentication standard that makes it easier to offer truly unique encryption credentials for each site. That, in turn, lets …

Google Chrome

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

Marijuana linked to 'unbearable' sickness across US as use grows following legalisation

By the time Thomas Hodorowski made the connection between his marijuana habit and the bouts of pain and vomiting that left him incapacitated every …

Cannabis

Why Scientists Are Starting to Care About Cultures That Talk to Whales

<i>This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at</i> …

Archaeology

What 3 months of yoga and meditation will do for your body

At first glance, this story might seem like a no-brainer. Yoga and meditation help to reduce stress? That's obvious. But what's fascinating is that a …

Yoga

The Crystals That May Have Helped Vikings Navigate Northern Seas

When the Vikings left the familiar fjords of Norway for icy, uncharted territories, they were at the mercy of weather. They had no magnetic compasses, and no way to ward off stretches of heavy clouds or fog that made it difficult to navigate by sun. How the explorers traversed open ocean during …

Earth Science

The most conquered places on Earth

Seven hundreds years after the Scots, ruled by Robert Bruce, seized Berwick-upon-Tweed, we examine eight travel destinations around the world that keep changing hands.<p>1. Berwick-upon-Tweed<p>This Northumberland town is famous for three reasons. Firstly, the - largely debunked - claim that it is (or …

World History

Best beaches in Europe you'll want to add to the bucket list right now

There's nothing like a beach holiday to keep the whole family happy - after all, who doesn't love a bit of sand, sea and sun!<p>The best part is that …

European Travel

Bookish Good Looks: The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

It seems like everyday, we are hearing about another made up national week or day. They keep getting more and more ridiculous (seriously, do we need …

Libraries

Meet Tinder's 30 most successful and right-swiped daters

Plus, they lift the lid on the mind blowing details of their overflowing inboxes.<p>How long does it take to make a first impression? Pop science tells us seven seconds, psychologists say a tenth of a second. However any seasoned single person knows that in the dog-eat-dog world of digital dating, you …

Relationships

With This 1-Minute Video, Will Smith Describes the 1 Thing That Separates People Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream

Best of all, it that one thing applies to everyone -- and to every pursuit.<p>We all have goals. We all have dreams.<p>So what separates the people who achieve their goals and realize their dreams from those who don't?<p>Here's what Will Smith -- the Grammy Award winning, Oscar nominated actor, producer, …

Motivation

5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

Self-improvement