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The reason a calorie-restricted diet extends your lifespan is in your genes

You've probably seen some headlines in recent years heralding the correlation between a lowered caloric intake and increased lifespan. The topic has …

Astronaut's gene expression no longer same as his identical twin, NASA finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression.<p>Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genetic expression -- how his genes function within cells -- did not return to baseline after his return to Earth …

Space Science

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet | Inc.com

You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But success takes more than hard work. You may not want to admit it, but it's possible that the biggest obstacle to success is YOU. It's likely you're guilty of …

Motivation

Improve your acoustic fingerpicking in 20 minutes with this easy guitar lesson

<b>Put down your pick and give your chord playing a new lease of life with our fingerstyle workout.</b><p>Don't Miss<p><b>30 chords acoustic guitar players need to</b> …

The 10 keys to happiness that are scientifically proven

January doesn't have to be blue.<p>To create a happy January, we linked up with nonprofit, Action for Happiness, who do incredible work spreading the …

Happiness

Is social media bad for you? The evidence and the unknowns

What the science suggests so far about the impact of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram on your mental well-being.<p>Three billion people, around 40% of the world’s population, use online social media – and we’re spending an average of two hours every day sharing, liking, tweeting and …

Social Media

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the …

Time Management

What We Mean When We Say Evidence-Based Medicine

In medicine, the term “evidence-based” causes more arguments than you might expect.<p>And that’s quite apart from the recent political controversy over why certain words were avoided in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention budget documents.<p>The arguments don’t divide along predictable partisan …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Want To Be More Successful Next Week? Remove These 4 Thoughts This Weekend | Inc.com

High performers take advantage of the weekends to separate themselves from the pack by deliberately refocusing and recharging along with setting aside 60 minutes to transform their upcoming week.<p>Whether you're looking to improve your productivity, health, or life--it all starts with designing an …

Self-improvement

How a 'Zero-Based' Calendar Can Supercharge Your Productivity | Inc.com

As a solopreneur, I create my own schedule and my productivity is limited only by the hours in my day and how I manage them. To that end, I'm always looking for better ways to keep track of tasks, arrange my days, organize my to-dos, and decide my priorities.<p>I was intrigued by the "zero-based …

Time Management

Curriculum Mapping: Definition, Purpose, and Tips

Curriculum mapping is a reflective process that helps teachers understand what has been taught in a class, how it has been taught, and how learning …

Influence: The 4-Step Process for Selling Anything to Anyone

People only buy when they trust the person selling.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Influence is described as <i>"the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something."</i> However as subtle as some forms of influence might seem as …

Selling

Top 27 Productivity Hacks of 2018 | Inc.com

As 2018 gets closer, many professionals focus on what they can do better next year. Increasing productivity at work is a common New Year's resolution, as there is almost always room to improve anyone's practices.<p>To help you get started, here are 27 productivity tips to begin 2018 right.<p>1. Build up …

Productivity

Everyone makes the same mistake with managing their time

If you're constantly frazzled on the job, logging super long hours with little to show for it at the end of the day, chances are good that you're mismanaging your time. But the good news is it's easy (enough) to reorganize your schedule and get back on a successful track, stat!<p>"There's a lot coming …

Productivity

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

Text Messaging

40 years of Sanger sequencing

Collection<p>Collection home<br>• 40 year Perspectives<br>• Methods<br>• Genomes<br>• Applications<br>• Methods Milestones<br>• Genome Milestones<br>• Computational Milestones<br>• Application …

Genetics

Put Down Your Phone: Why Presence Is the Best Gift You’ll Ever Give

<b>“When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>The only thing worse …

Cutting-edge immunotherapy treatment approved for another deadly cancer

The Food and Drug Administration approved a second version of a groundbreaking treatment Wednesday that genetically alters patients' cells to attack cancer — this time, to fight aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma.<p>The treatment is for adults with certain types of large B-cell lymphoma who have not …

Cancer

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

Self-improvement

Eye-opening maps reveal how and where Americans die

To see those patterns, you need more granular data points.<p>The Institutes for Health Metrics and Evaluation has that information. Relying on 2014 government data, IHME offers an online tool that can sort mortality by cause of death, age, sex, location, or any combination of the four, all based on …

Public Health

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

How my school takes the stress off teachers

My school has found ways to reduce the workload burden on teachers – while also helping us become more effective in the classroom<p>We all know that stress is a problem in teaching, with workloads and other pressures affecting the health of many across the UK. But I’ve experienced a variety of …

Teaching

Medical school without the ‘sage on a stage’

When the University of Vermont's medical school opens for the year in the summer of 2019, it will be missing something that all but one of its peer institutions have: lectures.<p>The Larner College of Medicine is scheduled to become the first U.S. medical school to eliminate lectures from its …

Medicine

The polygamous town facing genetic disaster

In a remote region of the US, a town is struggling with a chilling health crisis caused by a recessive gene. The reason? Here, polygamy is still practised.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>“We are to gird up our loins and fulfil this, just …

Salt Lake City

Study Tips Backed By Science

Rather than consuming that tenth cup of coffee or asking your exhausted classmate how they manage to study for their tests, turn to science …

Productivity

Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

When we take a brain break, it refreshes our thinking and helps us discover another solution to a problem or see a situation through a different …

Mindfulness

This 1 Hour is the Only Time You Should Schedule a Team Meeting | Inc.com

If you Google how many meetings an employee attends each year, you'll soon see that nearly 11 million meetings occur every day in the United States.<p>Keep scrolling through the search results and you'll also see how much employees hate meetings, and how worthless they think they are.<p>(Let's be honest: …

Employment

Nice Critique Of Lectures

I’m not a fan of giving or listening to lectures – either in K-12 or on the college level.<p>In fact, I’ve compiled a fair amount of research on why and …

High School

4 important lessons to help you be more productive

Everybody would like to get more of the right things done. But how does Stoicism fit into all of this? The word "productivity" seems new and sleek …

Time Management

The Dalai Lama Reveals How You Can Discover the True Nature of Reality

Have you ever wondered about the true nature of reality? Is everything an illusion or is it real?<p>The Dalai Lama, as one of the world’s most …