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6 surprising foods that are messing with your sleep

You <i>know</i> that having a double-shot latte after 4 p.m. or plowing through too much sugary dessert will keep you from snagging a solid 8 hours of z's. What you probably don't realize is that there are a number of nutritious foods—ones that doctors and dietitians agree are part of a healthy, varied …

How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and …

Procrastination

'Jolie gene' linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's patients have less BRCA1 protein like those who carry the 'Jolie gene'<p>The ‘Jolie gene’ which drives breast and ovarian cancer may also be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have discovered.<p>The gene BRCA1 is crucial for repairing DNA and protecting against cancer, but people who …

Alzheimer's Disease

100 Years After Einstein's Relativity, We're Still Just Figuring Gravity Out

The most apparent of forces is still far and away the most mysterious of them.<p>As macro-scale collections of some 7 billion billion billion atoms per human body, our world appears to be dominated by gravity. It is our days and nights, our weather, our thudded footsteps, our fear of heights. The …

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Army ants 'mind the gap' efficiently

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1209000/1209741_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524655230_ac833a571599372baac4edbfa1d36606<p><b>Ants are well-known for building with their bodies, but a new study has shown that army ants can optimise traffic flow using bridges</b> …

An Open Letter to My Depression: 4 Ways I Defeat You Every Day

Dear Depression,<p>I must say you have put up quite a fight. You insidiously infiltrated my life years ago completely unbeknownst to me. For years I blamed myself for the rage, despair and deep emptiness that consumed my life. But it was you all along, hiding cowardly in the shadows, vehemently …

The Moon's Two Sides Look So Different Thanks To 4.5 Billion-Year-Old Physics

If you’ve ever looked up at the brightest and closest celestial object in the night sky, our Moon, you’ve probably noticed how <i>different</i> some parts of it appear to be from others. And if you’ve ever taken a look at it through a telescope, especially if it’s not in its full phase, you’ve very likely …

Astronomy

NASA confirms that the ‘impossible’ EmDrive thruster really works, after new tests

Engineer Roger Shawyer’s controversial EmDrive thruster jets back into relevancy this week, as a team of researchers at NASA’s Eagleworks …

Leg Power Associated With Brain Power, Study Finds

Why Is This Important?<p>Because the older we get, the more important a healthy mind becomes.<p>Long Story Short<p>Researchers at King's College London have found a link between leg power and brain power. When studying identical twins, the one with more leg power tended to have better cognitive function 10 …

WATCH: This Viral Video Proves Just How Similar the Spanish Language is to Arabic

Two young women of color are catching the attention of millions of Internet users with a new video illustrating just how similar the Spanish and Arabic <b>languages</b> are.<p>In the video, published by University of Southern California journalism majors <b>Barbara Estrada</b> and <b>Taylor Villanueva</b>, a Colombian woman …

Language Learning

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …

Your brain cells can now be turned on and off like a bedside lamp: A new discovery in optogenics

<b>(Alex Mit via Shutterstock)</b><p>Two neuroscientists from MIT and Stanford have won a Breakthrough Prize for their revolutionary work in the field<p>Simon Makin<p>November 14, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Optogenetics is probably the biggest buzzword in …

Lykoi 'Werewolf Cat' is Taking the Internet by Storm

<i>Learn more about cats:</i><p>Thanks to a natural genetic mutation, a new breed of felines straddles the line between house cat and werewolf -- at least as …

Pets

First genetically modified humans could exist within two years

Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique.<p>Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to become the first lab in the world to …

Your Colon May Be Home to an Entirely New Form of Life

A new genetic analysis of human gut bacteria is turning up some really weird critters—so weird, in fact, that some biologists are speculating we’ve …

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How to Keep Your Morning Workout From Making You Want to Eat the World

Avoid these 5 mistakes to prevent a post-exercise binge.<p><b>RELATED:</b> Find Out How You Can Drop 30 Pounds in 30 Days

Fitness

What’s the Most Muscle You Can Gain?

The fitness and supplement industries have promised improbable results for as long as they’ve existed. Here’s the truth about the limits of human muscle growth<p>I saw my first bodybuilding show in the early 1980s. It was an amateur contest in St. Louis, my hometown. The range of physiques on display …

How to Build Your "Show-Off" Muscles

Jesse Burdick for Muscle & FitnessShow OffExercises to make gains in your neck, forearms, and calves.People can see a great physique no matter what …

3 Ab Exercises That Give You More Definition In Less Time

With the side plank as your starting point, add movement and rotation to take it to the next level.<p>On the journey toward toned abs, crunches tend to be a workout staple. However, the side plank is a real powerhouse exercise, targeting deep abdominal muscles that other moves don't reach. The …

Fossil to buy wearable-tech startup Misfit for $260 mln

Watchmaker Fossil Group has agreed to acquire Misfit, a wearable fitness tracker producer based in the US and Vietnam, for US$260 …

20 Tips To Speed Up Your Metabolism

As we get older, become settled with jobs and families, we find that somehow our metabolism slows down. No worries! Here, we’ve gathered suggestions …

How To Stop Feeling Guilty, 5 Secrets Backed By Research

You did something bad. And now you feel terrible. But the feeling won’t go away. It gnaws at you. Even worse, it makes you feel like you’re a <i>bad</i> …

11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge--there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach their goals without fail.<p><i>Time is really the only capital</i> …

The Natural Cure For Insomnia

ATTENTION:<p>Cure Your Insomnia in 6 Simple Steps & Start Sleeping for 8 Hours Every Night – in Just 3 Days!<p>I spent 15 years of my life hindered by lack …

Brainwaves