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Teens who spend tons of time on the internet may develop ADHD symptoms

If we're being honest, it's damn near impossible to stay focused when the internet is at our fingertips. There's always one more notification to …

Autism

Finnish chemistry professor develops “revolutionary” biofuel

A professor at Turku’s Åbo Akademi and Sweden’s Umeå University says he has managed to develop a fuel based entirely on biomass with the same …

28 New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Shelves in May

May is here, and the month brings tons of new science fiction and fantasy books for your reading pleasure, including tales of kingdoms in turmoil, …

The skills that every teen should learn before they ever get a cellphone

Being a teenager is like waking up every morning in a house of mirrors. You're everywhere and nowhere at once, trying to pinpoint which version of …

Loneliness isn't inevitable – a guide to making new friends as an adult

Striking up friendships can be tricky – and studies show millions of us are lonely. Here, four people who forged new connections explain how they did it. Plus: psychologist Linda Blair gives her tips<p>When you are a child in the playground it is pretty simple, but “Do you want to be my friend?” isn’t …

Loneliness

25 Skincare Tips Dermatologists Know (That You Don't)

“Avoid the sun and when you can’t avoid it, wear sunscreen and a hat. I swear by Coolibar sun protective clothing and Colorescience Sunforgettable …

Physicists Are About to Attempt The 'Impossible' - Turning Light Into Matter

E=mc2 becomes m=E/c2.<p>Theoretically, it should be possible to turn light into matter. In practice, well - "easier said than done" is an understatement.<p>…

Physics

John Oliver’s Gay Bunny Book Outsells the Pences’

The Pences’ publisher blasted Oliver for politicizing their children’s book. We’ve read Oliver’s version. It is political, but its love-is-love …

How to stay focused and productive without getting burnt out

After growing my business to nearly 7 figures and managing over a dozen employees, I have realized that mastering the art and science of focus and …

Time Management

Arctic has warmest winter on record: 'It's just crazy, crazy stuff'

Sea ice has hit record lows for time of year as experts say global warming probably fueled big storms in Europe and north-eastern US<p>The Arctic winter has ended with more news that is worrying even the scientists who watch the effects of climate change closely.<p>The region experienced its warmest …

Global Warming

America's horrifying new plan for animals: highspeed slaughterhouses | Scott David

There is still time to stop an imminent program that would allow facilities to increase slaughter speeds, while reducing the number of trained government inspectors<p>If you care about animal welfare or food safety, this news will concern you: the nationwide expansion of a risky US Department of …

Agriculture

People are dying because we misunderstand how those with addiction think

A philosopher explains why addiction isn’t a moral failure.<p>The American opioid epidemic claimed 42,300 lives in 2016 alone. While the public policy challenge is daunting, the problem isn’t that we lack any effective treatment options. The data shows that we could save many lives by expanding …

Drug Addiction

Five new science books you should read this month

Seeds, adventures, medicine, and more.<p>There’s a chill in the air, storms on the horizon, and shoots of green emerging from the still frigid soil. Must be March. As you await the emergence of spring, curl up with a blanket and one of these books and roll on into warmer weather with science on your …

Stephen Hawking says he knows what happened before the dawn of time

It's the biggest question in the universe. What happened before the Big Bang? Now world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking says he has an answer.<p>“The boundary condition of the universe ... is that it has no boundary,” Hawking tells the National Geographic’s <i>Star Talk</i> show this weekend.<p>In other words, …

Go ahead, marry your cousin—it's not that bad for your future kids

Just don't turn it into a family tradition.<p>Yaniv Erlich has a soft spot for genealogy. A data scientist at Columbia University and the chief science of officer of the DNA test company MyHeritage, he describes many things in the context of family. Columbia and MyHeritage are “mom and dad” and he’s …

North Korea open to relinquishing nuclear weapons, says Seoul

Donald Trump says ‘possible progress being made’ after North Korea offers to freeze programmes if US comes to table<p>North Korea is willing to discuss relinquishing its nuclear weapons and will freeze its nuclear and missile programmes if it begins direct talks with the US, in a dramatic easing of …

North Korea

A stunning discovery about the start of the universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> For millennia, humans have sat under a clear midnight sky and marveled at the spectacle emblazoned across the heavens. The stars seem eternal, as if they have always been there. But there's just one problem.<p>It isn't so.<p>The universe was once entirely dark, with nary a light anywhere …

Universe

How Chinese overseas students are learning harsh life lessons | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

When 22-year-old Langou Lian looks back at her decision to study in the United States, one influence sticks out: Disney Channel movie <i>High School</i> …

16 Small Habits That Could Seriously Improve Your Life Within A Year

H/T Reddit<p>"If you read for 30 minutes every day, that's 3.5 hours a week, which is enough to finish a book every two to four weeks. Depending on what you choose to read, that's 12 to 24 books completed in a year!" —a_tame_zergling<p>"I used to (and still do) have a problem with over-apologizing in …

Paramount Pictures

Break the Cycle of Stress and Distraction by Using Your Emotional Intelligence

Being able to focus helps us succeed. Whether it’s focusing inward and attuning ourselves to our intuitions and values or outward and navigating the world around us, honing our attention is a valuable asset.<p>All too often though, our focus and attention get hijacked, leaving us feeling frazzled, …

Emotional Intelligence

Changing one simple habit can improve your entire life

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time.<p>He has won 28 medals in multiple swim categories and still holds several world records even though he has retired. His 80-inch wingspan and flexible ankles make him naturally predisposed to swimming—perhaps even more so than walking on …

Swimming

6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

Time Management

Two Melting Glaciers Could Decide the Fate of Our Coastlines

<i>This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>In a remote region of Antarctica known as Pine Island Bay, …

Steve Jobs: This Is the Mindset That Separates Those With Extraordinary Lives From Everyone Else

He said it 22 years ago but it's just as true today.<p>To leave your mark on the world and accomplish truly interesting things, do you need to be rich? Brilliant? Able to take a mental beating and keep on fighting?<p>Not according to Steve Jobs. None of those factors will probably hurt your efforts to be …

personaldevelopment

The True Meaning of Non-Attachment and How It Sets You Free

Sadly, non-attachment or detachment as proposed in Buddhism is radically misunderstood by many. Non-attachment actually brings about the most …

The Weird Reason Why People Immediately Respect You (or Not), According to Science

What does your voice say about you? Follow these 3 steps, and you'll make a more authentic first impression.<p>Whether you realize it or not, your voice announces your positive or negative emotional state to the entire world. If you feel self-conscious, your listener hears that.<p>When you feel …

Self-help

Bonobos, Nicest Primates on the Planet, Make Humans Look Like Monsters

"You want to be nice to someone who’s going to be important for you."<p>Among the countless shitty things humans have done in the past year, we’ve …

Duke University

Trump’s climate change views are super awkward in flooded Vietnam

Donald Trump arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam, today (Nov. 10), to a friendlier audience than he has found elsewhere. Whereas globally, a median of just 22% have confidence in the US president’s ability to guide international affairs, 58% of Vietnamese feel confident in him, according to a Pew …

Climate Change

The unforgettable moment a widow touched the face that once belonged to her husband

Lilly Ross was “terrified” but “excited” to meet the man who had been given her husband's face.<p>Calen “Rudy” Ross had killed himself in 2016, but in death had given a gift to others — his lungs, his kidneys, his face. And although she admitted she probably wasn't quite ready, Ross braced herself to …

Mayo Clinic

49 'facts' about health we often believe that are misleading, inaccurate, or totally false

These are just a few of the incorrect notions that we've all been told at one point or another.<p>But it's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies.<p>To help the cause we've rounded up and corrected dozens of the most popular health "facts" that we've heard over the …