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‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?

Everybody's talking about EFT<p><i>Words by Kim Marshall</i><p>EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which …

Making Medicaid a Tool for Moral Education May Let Some Die

Apparently the plan to Make America Great Again will let some Americans die.<p>Kentucky rushed last week to become the first of the nation’s 50 states to impose a work requirement on recipients of Medicaid. Under the state’s HEALTH plan, most able-bodied 19-to-64-year-olds — excluding the pregnant, …

You could fit the entire human race into a sugar cube -- and 12 other facts to put the universe into perspective

If you unravelled all of the DNA in your body, it would span 34 billion miles, reaching to Pluto (2.66 billion miles away) and back ... 13 …

Mum-of-three who had trouble sleeping accidentally killed herself with lethal cocktail of prescription drugs

A mum-of-three who was struggling to sleep while her partner was away accidentally killed herself with a lethal cocktail of prescription …

Different Types Of Meditation Change Different Areas Of The Brain, Study Finds

There’s been a lot of discussion about what kinds of mental activities are actually capable of changing the brain. Some promises of bolstered IQ and enhanced brain function via specially-designed “brain games” have fizzled out. Meanwhile, meditation and mindfulness training have accumulated some …

Meditation

Why a Funky Old Gas Station in Napa Valley Is Now a Mecca for Millennial Wine Drinkers

Some entrepreneurs plan out their next business venture in their heads and on their laptops. James Harder spotted his from behind the wheel of his …

Study links suicidal thoughts to brain inflammation

A growing body of research is suggesting that brain inflammation could be responsible for some major depressive episodes. A new study from a team at …

This rare genetic disease keeps you awake until you die

A woman and her husband completely changed career paths to study a deadly disease that killed her mother she learned she inherited.<p>Sonia Vallabh was …

How barbers could hold the key to preventing suicide in men

Three years ago I lost an old friend to suicide. So many people attended the funeral that they couldn’t get everyone through the crematorium doors; …

Here Are 15 All-Time Best Photos From Cassini That You Absolutely Must See

Wow. Just, wow.<p>Cassini has been out there hard at work for a long time. The Saturn probe departed Earth in 1997 and spent seven years speeding across …

Habits and Routines of Extreme Learner and Blogger Max Deutsch

Max Deutsch is a technologist, blogger, coach and extreme learner based in San Francisco, California.<p>Max is one of these people with exceptional qualities and abilities. His thirst for knowledge and experiences will keep you wondering what you’re doing with your life. Read on to find out how to …

San Francisco

What foods are good for helping depression?

Depression is a prevalent mental health illness throughout the world, causing negative thoughts and behaviors in those who experience it.<p>Many people …

Wellness

Depressed People See the World More Realistically

And happy people just might be slightly delusional.<p>Feeling blue? Strangely, it might mean that you're actually better at judging your performance—and reality in general—than when you're not.<p>It's called "depressive realism," and it seems to suggest that in our normal state, we tend to operate under …

This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

Are You a Multipotentialite? What to Do When You Have Many Interests

<b>“I think a singular identity isn’t very interesting, and I’m a little bit more multifaceted as a person than that.” ~Catherine Opie</b><p>Are you a person …

Today in Science: Your Genes Determine Which Exercise Is Best for Your Body

Power exercises are those that use your own body weight—including push-ups, sit-ups, lunges, weight-lifting, and working with resistance bands. Any …

How Trader Joe's Wine Became Cheaper Than Bottled Water

It might sound insane, but there's a decent bottle of wine out there that costs less than some bottles of water.<p>That's been the gimmick of Charles …

Science says parents of successful kids have 17 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Kids

Breathing's Link to Calmness and Stress, Revealed

We take it for granted that breathing and feelings go hand in hand: Deep breaths make us calm, and short, shallow ones signal a sense of panic. This …

Why does the same exercise exert effects on individuals differently?

[Background]<p>In Japan, due to the changes of lifestyle such as less physical activities than before, more and more people suffer from the lifestyle …

Modern Vintage: 7 Trailblazing California Wineries

Thanks to plenty of fertile land and ideal climatic conditions, California produces by far the greatest amount of wine made in the United States. Although most famous for a few specific regions, such as Napa Valley and Sonoma County, there are actually several wine-producing areas spread throughout …

Taking a Hot Bath May Burn as Many Calories as a Run, Researchers Say

A relaxing soak could be doing more for you than you think<p>If you were about to force yourself out on a run, stop where you are for a minute because a bath might be just as effective as exercise when it comes to your health.<p>Dr Steve Faulkner, a researcher at Loughborough University, says it may even …

66% of Cancers Are Caused by DNA Error, Not Environment or Lifestyle, Finds Johns Hopkins Study

We usually attribute cancer to inherited genes such as the BRACA1 or BRACA2 mutations, responsible for breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer. Or else, …

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

Sommelier-friendly wines tasted at the GuildSomm Napa Valley masterclass

<b>Ovid, Inglenook, Duckhorn, Grgich and Robert Mondavi – five winemakers whose wines showed particularly well at the GuildSomm Napa masterclass.</b><p>The …

Buy Better Wine With This Sommelier-Approved Algorithm

“I think that all around the country, smart, interested people are buying whatever’s cold at the wine store because they can’t decipher the sometimes …

New York City

Pooping in a Spacesuit Is as Complicated as It Sounds

NASA needs you to rise to the Space Poop Challenge and help its astronauts go where no astronaut has gone before.<p>"Get me a napkin quick," said Apollo …

Recent Quantum Mechanics Research Says Time Travel Is Actually Possible

A team of scientists and researchers from various institutions made a controversial claim that shakes all conventional knowledge of space and time. …

Quantum Physics

The Ultimate Guide to DIY DNA Testing Kits

Workout not working out? Digestion just so-so? April Long subjects her genes, microbes, and bloodstream to the latest raft of DIY testing kits, which dive deeper than ever into what makes us tick.<p>Over the last few months, I've been doing some serious navel gazing. Well, more like …

Legal Marijuana Hasn't Caused Any Of The Problems Opponents Said It Would

A new report finds that youth use rates and traffic fatalities have remained stable, marijuana arrests have dropped and revenue is flowing in.<p>When Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012, opponents of the measures warned that ending the …

Cannabis