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As Houston floods, many are worried about Texas’s controversial new insurance law

Here’s how it works.<p>As Texas continues to endure catastrophic amounts of rain, panicked calls have been going out across social media — not just about rescue operations — but also about insurance claims.<p>It’s hard to estimate the scale of property damage as the flooding continues, but it will be in …

10 Bulletproof Strategies To Beat Stress

Stop being overwhelmed by stress anymore<p>A bit of stress is good.<p>Not just good, it’s necessary. We can’t live long without some amount of stress in …

A new path for treating depression

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about major depressive disorder (MDD). Some think that depressed people merely need a change of heart, choosing to think happy thoughts instead of sad ones. Others think that depression results from chemical imbalances in the brain, not entirely untrue. …

Depression

If you feel like you're doing everything right and still can't lose weight, this could be why

Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn’t work.<p>“For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that’s a real pain in the rear.”<p>Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he’s a technology director for a …

Nutrition

Signs Of Sadism Include Bitter Tastes, Like Black Coffee

If you prefer the bitter taste of black coffee to the syrupy sweetness of vanilla lattes, there's a greater chance you're a sadist or psychopath. A …

For successful weight loss dieting, check blood sugar and insulin

Success on a weight-loss diet can be predicted by measuring a person’s blood sugar and fasting insulin levels, according to a study presented at the …

Am I normal? You asked Google. Here’s the answer | Eleanor Morgan

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>“The camera has the power to catch so-called normal people in such a way as to make them look extremely disturbed,” writes Susan Sontag in an essay from …

When You're Tapped Before Age 30: 5 Behaviors That Burn Us Out

<i>A version of this article was originally published on</i> Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox.<p>In all likelihood, you know what burnout feels like: Exhaustion, disinterest, poor performance, irritability, lack of empathy.<p>The media often claims it’s …

Neuroscientist Christof Koch How the “Qualia” of Our Experience Illuminate the Central Mystery of Consciousness

“Without consciousness there is nothing… Consciousness is the central fact of your life.”<p><i>“I wish you could know what it means to be me,”</i> Nina Simone sang in her 1967 civil rights anthem “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” — an invitation to empathy at the heart of which is the animating …

Consciousness

Can We Quantify Machine Consciousness?

Artificial intelligence might endow some computers with self-awareness. Here’s how we’d know

The psychology of passwords: 'You won't change until you've been hacked'

We all know the risks of not changing our passwords – yet somehow it is never a priority. Louise Chunn explains why few people bother<p>You know you should; you know you must! But for some reason you just don’t ever seem to get around to changing your passwords. You could simply start using a password …

7 Subtle Signs You May Have An Anxiety Disorder

We all feel anxious now and then. We may get nervous before taking a test or going to a job interview, but for approximately 18 percent of adults in …

Test may spot glaucoma before symptoms begin, study says

<b>It might be possible to treat the main cause of permanent blindness before people notice any loss of vision, say University College London researchers.</b><p>They have developed a new kind of eye exam that might spot glaucoma a decade before symptoms appear.<p>It uses a fluorescent dye that sticks to the …

Eosinophils in Autoimmune Diseases

Introduction<p>The cells of the innate immune system can contribute to autoimmune diseases. Activation of innate immune cells by pathogen-associated …

We've Lost Sight Of The Most Important Rule In Debating Science

It was almost 100 years ago that the most famous debate in science history took place. The topic up for consideration was the nature of the spiral objects in the sky: were they proto-stars in the process of forming, or were they island Universes, similar to and far outside of our own galaxy? …

Astronomy

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

How do you measure up?<p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while …

25 Dreams Homes You’ll Wish Were Yours

It’s difficult to define the things that make a house feel like a home or the characteristics that a dream home should have to actually be everything …

Chronic pain and depression are linked by brain gene changes

People who have chronic pain are more likely to experience mood disorders, but it’s not clear how this happens. Now a study in mice has found that …

This Stuff Turns Solar, Heat, And Kinetic Energy Into Electricity—At The Same Time

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Electrek green energy brief: Battery storage doubles, Rhode Island for 1GW, Solar panels to ¢25/W in ’17, more

California’s record breaking battery banks drive doubling of energy storage in US 2016 – And the chart seems to predict a tripling of that volume in 2017 to 1GWh. 300% growth in 2017 is going to make a lot of manufacturers step their game up. Wonder what percentage of that 1GW Tesla will be …

Biomass More Polluting Than Coal, New Study Finds

By Sami Yassa<p>A pre-eminent think tank in the United Kingdom, Chatham House, issued a seminal report last week challenging a fundamental assumption …

6 Personality Tests That Will Actually Help You Learn About Yourself

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our</i> <i>Hit Refresh</i> <i>series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>Humans have a weird desire for self-awareness, even though …

Psychology

How Social Isolation Is Killing Us

My patient and I both knew he was dying.<p>Not the long kind of dying that stretches on for months or years. He would die today. Maybe tomorrow. And if not tomorrow, the next day. Was there someone I should call? Someone he wanted to see?<p>Not a one, he told me. No immediate family. No close friends. He …

Loneliness

Pregnancy changes a woman's brain for at least 2 years after giving birth

Researchers found that first-time mothers consistently demonstrated a reduction in grey matter volume that could mean their brains are optimising and rewiring themselves to help cater to the needs of their infants — with the effects lasting for at least two years.<p>"These changes may reflect, at …

Help for patients with borderline personality disorder : Nursing made Incredibly Easy

Lockhart, Lisa MHA, MSN, RN, NE-BC; Davis, Charlotte BSN, RN, CCRN; Miller, Latha Diane BSN, RN<p>Nursing made Incredibly Easy: January/February 2017 - …

Self-Talk Determines Your Success: 15 Tips

These days, you feel like a robot.<p><i>You drag your feet into work and you have to deal with your boss. You’re hustling this year yet again to try and</i> …