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A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …


China’s Planned City Bubble Is About to Pop—and Even You’ll Feel It

U.S. housing planners have long ignored the public’s desire for affordable single-family housing. Now the same thing is happening on a global scale, …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

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Marijuana bars, budtender growing trend at weddings

These newlyweds are going to pot.<p>John Elledge and Whitney Alexander’s wedding earlier this month in Oregon featured a smoke tent – complete with 13 different strains of marijuana that guests could sample with the help of a budtender.<p>The groom, who works as a professional marijuana grower in …


How to optimise your brain's waste disposal system

New research suggests that body posture during sleep may affect the efficiency of the brain’s self-cleaning process<p>The human brain can be compared to something like a big, bustling city. It has workers, the neurons and glial cells which co-operate with each other to process information; it has …


Here's why Donald Trump won't win the Republican presidential nomination

How meaningful is Donald Trump’s impressive lead in the polls, really? Not very meaningful, think most people in the know. Here’s why<p>Donald Trump’s authoritative lead in early polling in the 2016 Republican race for the presidential nomination has left Americans excited, confused and afraid.<p>Trump …


How to take better holiday photos through science

How much care do you take when composing your holiday snaps? One scientist dares to suggest that with the right methods, your results might easily be improved<p>I am not being altogether serious but my goal here is to dismantle C.P. Snow’s separation of the sciences and the humanities into ‘two …

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He may be a mystery, but Kasich challenges Bush in NH

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — Even at his own rallies, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich is a stranger to some New Hampshire voters.<p>Karen Bednarski, who packed into one of the Ohio governor's three New Hampshire appearances this week, says she learned about his presidential bid for the …


Comcast is about to launch a major video platform called Watchable to rival Facebook and Google

The platform is currently called "Watchable," but there's a small chance that could change before launch.<p>The Information's Amir Efrati previously reported that Comcast was thinking of launching a digital video service, but here are more of the details.<p>Comcast is partnering with major digital …


Here’s the ’Straight Outta Compton’ casting call that everybody thought was racist

Many feel that "Straight Outta Compton," the film documenting the group's rise, got the casting just about right.<p>Ice Cube is played by his son, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Dr. Dre is played by Corey Hawkins, and Eazy-E is played by Jason Mitchell.<p>But one casting call for the film posted in July last year …

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How the Sausage Is Made: A Look Inside the World of Bespoke Hot Dogs

<i>When Tamar Adler decided to hand-make hot dogs for a summer wedding party, she had no idea what she was getting herself into.</i><p>Jesse had dark pink cheeks and on cold days wore a brown skullcap. He wasn’t a crush or an idol—I now realize I don’t even know how to spell his name. I never saw it written, …

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