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Disability

The best time of day to learn a new language, according to Duolingo data

Are you a night owl or a morning person?<p>If you’re among the hundreds of millions of people learning a foreign language, being an insomniac could end up working in your favor: If you regularly practice the language you are learning at night, just before you go to sleep, it appears that you’re more …

How to make your living room look lighter, brighter and bigger

Creating a great living space is a case of being clear about your objectives before you begin. Whether you're starting afresh or organising a revamp, …

Living Rooms

How Body Confidence Can Help Curvy Women Find the Perfect Bra

A lot goes in to finding your perfect bra. But before style, price, and even sizing, one of the upmost important factors is body confidence. We know …

This Layering Trick Can Make Your Winter Coat Look More Stylish

And more things our new favorite luxury brand Arjé' taught us about seasonal style.<p>When Bessie and Oliver Corral met at Parsons, they didn’t speak …

Controversial Study Says Women Find Men Attractive Based on One Body Part

No, not that one.<p>If there’s one good thing 2017 will be remembered for, it’ll be the long-overdue upheavals in the dynamics between men and women. …

Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public.<p>The CDPH asks …

UC Berkeley

Facebook says ‘passively consuming’ the News Feed will make you feel worse about yourself

Academic research shows dangers of social media, company says<p>Using Facebook without contributing, in the form of messages and comments on your friends’ posts, makes you feel bad, the company said today. In a remarkable blog post, citing both internal and academic research, the company said “in …

Puerto Rico still without power three months after Hurricane Maria

Bloomberg’s Monte Reel talks about his report on the Puerto Rico recovery efforts and why areas are still without power.

Leopard Is a Neutral, Fight Me

The once-wild print is now chill as hell.<p>Once shorthand for faraway lands and mean puppy-drowners, leopard print is one hella versatile (and klutz-proof) pattern. The recent omnipresence of leopard print stretches far beyond its faux-fur coat iteration (though it should be noted the Uniqlo x Carine …

What science says about why we get déjà vu

It's one of the oddest sensations. That feeling where you are in a new situation, or a completely new environment, but you get an intense feeling of familiarity. For no apparent reason, you feel like you're reliving a past experience.<p>It's called déjà vu, which is French for "already seen," and it …

5 Things You Didn't Know About the Winter Solstice

Dec. 21 marks the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. It's the shortest day of the year, and it's rooted in astronomical and religious …

When the Cure Is the Cause: The Case of the Green Hairy Tongue

Too often, a medical treatment can make matters worse. A bizarre epidemic in 1960s Japan should have set off alarms around the world.<p>Keiko …

A Doctor Says This Is the Easiest Way to Break In Your Shoes

Getting new shoes is both a blessing and a curse… but mostly a blessing, let's get real. Aside from the pure joy that a new pair of kicks can bring …

I Won't Order Anything Without Asking These 11 Questions

Online shopping (and shopping in general) can be an overwhelming process. There are literally millions (make that billions) of items to choose from, …

What Force Created These Bizarre Cubes in Antarctica's Ice?

Antarctica isn't just a land of ice — sometimes, in some places, it appears to be a land of giant ice cubes. But why? How do these huge, rectangular …

Experts Say the Keto Diet May Have an Unexpected Emotional Benefit

We are familiar with keto, the high-fat and low-carb diet that has become the latest weight-loss trend, but were you aware that it might have emotional benefits as well? "It might sound like snake oil, but do any digging on the internet about the ketogenic diet, and you'll find personal stories of …

An entire family in Italy can’t feel physical pain, and scientists finally have an answer

If you’ve ever stubbed your toe on a coffee table in the dead of night you know just how awesome it would be to switch off your sense of pain, if …

Stop using toothpicks to clean your teeth — here's what you should use instead

The toothpick is the oldest dental cleaning tool around. Fossils of 7,500-year-old teeth indicate that humans were using wooden sticks to clean their teeth well before the advent of toothbrushes. But today, there are better, safer options for removing pesky plaque and bacteria. Dentist and …

Bad News, Male Virgins: You Could Already Have HPV

If there’s one trick that terrible sex-ed programs rely on to scare teens out of boning, it’s the idea that only abstinence can keep you safe from …

A Scary Number of Schools in The U.S. Are Using Taxpayer Dollars to Spout Unscientific Nonsense

Some are using textbooks that claim Satan created evolution.

Education

Nearly 40% of Cancer Deaths Are Preventable With Lifestyle Changes, Says Study

We can all reduce the risk.<p>We know that certain lifestyle choices can increase the risk of cancer, but a new study puts into perspective just how …

Scientists pinpoint link between climate change and Hurricane Harvey's record rainfall

Climate change fueled some of the record rainfall Hurricane Harvey dumped on the Houston area in August.<p>Two new scientific studies find warmer temperatures caused by global warming likely increased the amount of rain that fell over the Gulf region during the storm by between 15 and 38 percent.<p>Some …

White Lightning Chicken Chili

White Lightning Chicken Chili gets its name because it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish to get this one-dish meal to the table. Don't drain …

Cooking

Some people seem to 'click' with everyone they meet — and a psychologist says there are a few reasons why

If you've been on even a single date, then you've likely taken part in some post-date analysis. <i>Was she cute? Was he smart? Was there a spark? Did you have —</i> as if anyone even knows what this means <i>— chemistry?</i><p>Platonic meet-ups rarely get analyzed in as much excruciating detail — in real life or in …

Why having white teeth doesn’t mean they are healthy

Having gleaming white teeth might look more attractive, it doesn’t mean they are in better condition.<p>Most of us would like to have a gleaming white smile, filled with teeth that would make a Hollywood actor proud. Studies show that 18-52% of people are dissatisfied with the colour of their teeth.<p>In …

Dental Care

Nanoparticles detect and track cancer months before traditional imaging techniques

A team from Rutgers University has devised a ground-breaking new method for detecting tiny cancerous tumors. Using light-emitting nanoparticles the …

The Surprising Shoes You Should Ditch, From a Doctor

If you’re going to be wearing your shoes all day, you might as well make sure they’re comfortable. There’s nothing worse than slipping on a cool new …

Global warming made Hurricane Harvey deadly rains three times more likely, research reveals

Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented deluge, which caused catastrophic flooding in Houston in August, was made three times more likely by climate change, new research has found.<p>Such a downpour was a very rare event, scientists said, but global warming meant it was 15% more intense. The storm left 80 …

Climate Change

How an erratic sleep schedule affects your ability to lose weight — and the exact time you should go to bed to get results

A good night's sleep improves your ability to lose weight effectively, according to a new survey.<p>As adults, it's recommended that we get at least seven and a half hours of sleep a night — preferably heading to bed at the same time every night, too.<p>Sports nutrition company Forza Supplements surveyed …

Sleep