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13 science fiction and fantasy books you can’t afford to miss this December

It’s December. I can hardly believe how fast the year flew by. December means the full rush of Christmas and holiday shopping, and it means a slightly lighter load of new books hitting bookstores. That’s fine by me: it means that I can try and tackle the accumulated piles of books on my own to-read …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

The Brain

A Beginner's Guide To Installing Magic Lantern On Your DSLR

Magic Lantern is free software that runs on Canon DSLRs to give them enhanced features with more control for shooting video. It's like custom …

Magic Lantern

10 Manners Parents Should Be Teaching Their Kids But Aren't

Teaching kids to say "please" and "thank you" is just the beginning. Don't forget these 10 important manners to teach kids now.<p>Shutterstock<p>We parents …

Parenting

Can You Lose Weight From Working Out Without Dieting?

Photo: Getty Images<p>For some people, it's easier to go to the gym than it is to turn down a third slice of cake. But for others, the opposite applies. If you're trying to lose weight—aka burn more calories than you eat—common sense and basic arithmetic suggest that you should be able to either eat …