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5 ways to reignite the passion in a tired relationship

Passion comes and goes in every relationship. The key is not freaking out when you experience a dip — and knowing that you can reignite the proverbial spark that drew you to one another early on.<p>Read on for five simple strategies that can help you spice up a dull romance, backed by science and …

How yoga, meditation benefit the mind and body

Yoga and meditation have both become increasingly popular in the Western world, and practitioners praise their psychological and physical benefits. …

The Brain

Sprint finally starts to turn heads, but at a hefty cost

The embattled carrier sees its losses widen even as it manages to pull in tens of thousands of new high-value customers.<p>Consumers are starting to hear Sprint now.<p>The nation's fourth-largest wireless carrier has long struggled to get the attention of consumers, who for years were turned off by its …


What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …


The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …


Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

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