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14 foods you can eat as much of as you want and not gain weight

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p>While there's no such thing as a zero-calorie food, there are foods you can enjoy freely without having to worry about packing on the pounds.<p>According to nutritionist Dr. Lisa Young, these foods generally fall into one of two categories: non-starchy fruits or vegetables.<p>Young …

Nutrition

Scientists identify parts of brain involved in dreaming

Experts say findings are ‘astounding’ and could help understand the purpose of dreams and predict whether people are dreaming<p>Scientists have unpicked the regions of the brain involved in dreaming, in a study with significant implications for our understanding of the purpose of dreams and of …

Sleep

Income separates the winners and losers in Republicans’ health-care plans

House Republicans’ plans to dismantle core parts of the Affordable Care Act would provide more government help for Americans to buy health insurance than some conservatives want, but the assistance would take a sharply different form, with clear winners and losers.<p>The architecture of the tax …

Here’s What a Day Without Women Would Really Look Like

The organizers of the widely attended Women’s March on Jan. 21 are following up the protest with a national “Day Without a Woman” demonstration on …

International Women's Day: What you need to know

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> International Women's Day is set to take place on Wednesday, March 8, an annual marker that aims to bring attention to women's accomplishments and obstacles.<p>But this year, the day comes amid an already contentious political environment, where protesters have turned out in force …

Women's March on Washington

Republicans unveil bill to repeal and replace Obamacare

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Republicans introduced their bill to repeal Obamacare's individual mandate that also aims to maintain coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and allow children to stay on their parents' plans until the age of 26.<p>The measure would offer individuals refundable tax …

Health Care

How George Orwell Predicted Donald Trump

The White House’s embrace of ‘alternative facts’ evokes the managed truth Orwell described in 1984 and Animal Farm—a perfect example of the Big Lie …

How It Actually Feels to Live with Severe Anxiety

My anxiety disorder can make me feel like I'm trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear. But like many mental health conditions, with the right treatment and techniques, life is very liveable.<p>As part of the human body's acute stress system, the "fight-or-flight" response works by …

Why Time Seems to Speed Up as We Get Older: What the Research Says

No matter what age we've attained, we can think back to childhood and feel just how agonizingly long it then took for Christmas to come, for the …

What Highly Creative People Do Differently

Here's what research shows about the everyday behaviors and traits of brilliant artists, entrepreneurs, and writers.<p>The legendary writers Truman Capote, William Carlos Williams, and Frank O'Connor walked into a frat house.<p>No, it's not the beginning of a joke but the (incredible) description of a …

Forget Nineteen Eighty-Four. These five dystopias better reflect Trump’s US | Alex Hern

George Orwell’s tale of doublespeak and Big Brother is flying off the shelf after the president’s inauguration. But other imaginary worlds are closer to reality<p>Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has shot up the bestseller …

Donald Trump

'Madonna is disgusting' says Donald Trump

Donald Trump has labelled Madonna "disgusting" after her comments about "blowing up the White House".<p>He spoke of his feelings about the singer in an interview with Fox's Sean Hannity on Thursday night.<p>The President said: "Honestly, she's disgusting. I think she hurt herself very badly. I think she …

Questions swirl after Trump admin says tax will pay for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising Mexico will pay for his massive border wall. On Thursday, his administration finally suggested …

Donald Trump

We must rescue Van Gogh from becoming a pop culture cliche

Loving Vincent is a corny new biopic made from 62,450 hack oil paintings in Van Gogh’s style – and is an insult to the human struggle in his original works<p>Vincent van Gogh is peculiarly cursed to be travestied, misunderstood and reduced to a kitsch parody of himself. Look at the art section in your …

How do you make new friends as an adult? Be like the golden retriever

When you are an adult, it is hard to make new friends. I myself used to be real weird about it. At a party, for example, a potential friend might ask about my favorite sandwich. <i>This is it!</i> I would think. <i>My big shot! What’s a cool kind of sandwich to like?</i> But in my eagerness to impress, my mind …

Pets

Babies retain knowledge of their birth language even if they never speak it

The learning capacity of infants is a source of constant amazement. We know that babies are already developing language recognition abilities while …

Earth - Monstrous spiders and centipedes that prey on large animals

You have probably seen the viral video of an Australian huntsman spider dragging a mouse up the side of a fridge. Well, we can top that.<p>The huntsman footage is undoubtedly remarkable. The spider is displaying amazing strength and extraordinary gripping power: the surface of that fridge is really …

WATCH: The new world of weed: why Cannabis is having a renaissance moment

With cannabis recently legalized in four new states, pot is the new come back kid, and has healing qualities<p>Alli Joseph<p>January 19, 2017 12:00am (UTC)<p>With four states voting in legalized cannabis in the recent election, it's clear that pot is having a renaissance moment. Now popular as a legal, and …

Health effects of fish oil: Where do we stand?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Study after study will say that adding fish to your diet is a healthy move.<p>Using fish oil supplements, though, is under near-constant debate.<p>The latest salvo: a new study that says the risk for some childhood allergies might go down if the mother takes fish oil and probiotic supplements …

Biomedicine

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

80-year-old twin sisters hike the Appalachian Trail

WAYNESVILLE, North Carolina -- Hiking the entire 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail, one of the longest footpaths in the world, is an exercise in the outer limits of human will and strength. And usually, left to the youth of the world.<p>But 80-year-old identical twin sisters Elrose Couric and Sue Hollinger …

Hiking

Study reveals for first time that cognitive-behavior therapy changes the brain's wiring

A new study from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behaviour …

The skills your kids should cultivate to be competitive in the age of automation

We’re all getting used to the thought that in a not-so-distant future, competition for jobs won’t just be other humans, it will also be an intelligent robot, self-driving car, or other artificial agent. But in our gut, we know this can’t be the full truth, that there’s a more nuanced story. We at …

World’s northernmost plus-energy office could spark an energy revolution

Creating a building that produces more energy than it consumes is already a hefty goal – but real estate developer Emil Eriksrød wants to take it …

Watch Priceless 17-Century Stradivarius and Amati Violins Get Taken for a Test Drive by Professional Violinists

Materials like carbon fiber and Lucite have been making their way into classical stringed instrument design for many years, and we’ve recently seen …

Piano

4 Ways to Use Chickpea Flour, the Protein-Packed Wonder

Maybe there's chickpea flour in your pantry from that one recipe you made forever ago. Don't let it go to waste!<p>We've seen the flour options in the grocery store grow and grow—almond, graham, buckwheat, spelt—all ground to fine powders for adventures in gluten-free baking. But where to begin? Let's …