James Burke

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Why Socks Help You Sleep Better

If you're one of those people who has trouble falling asleep, listen up. You might fall asleep 15 minutes earlier and wake up far less during the …

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The Afterlife of Pablo Escobar

In Colombia, a drug lord’s posthumous celebrity brings profits and controversy.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>When Roberto Escobar was the head accountant for the Medellín cartel, in the nineteen-eighties, he handled billions of …

How to feed your gut

Want a healthy gut? Reach for the kimchi, sauerkraut, artichokes, coffee and chocolate. But watch out – one category of food will make your microbes wither<p>Kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, miso and kefir – all fermented foods and drinks – have been around for centuries, but suddenly they are all the …

10 ideas that will make you a better reader

I was listening to Liz Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things audiobook with my husband when I caught myself shifting nervously in my chair. “I want …

This Novel Is So Good Bill Gates Gave It to 50 of His Friends

Another billionaire publicly discusses how fiction changed his life.<p>Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's favorite book of all time is <i>The Remains of the Day</i>, Kazuo Ishiguro's novel about a butler with a dark past. Barack Obama claims reading fiction made him a better citizen. And classic sci-fi by Isaac …

8 Things That Happen When You Finally Stop Drinking Diet Soda

<i>Ever think, “Why should I give up soda?” (Photo: Getty Images)</i><p>You’ve decided to give up diet soda—good idea! Maybe you weren’t hitting your …

Nitrogen Oxide - A Pleasant Poison!

The unknown “miracle” gas!<p>Breathe through your nose! This applies to everybody, everywhere and at any time. There are numerous reasons for this, but …

Breathing Through Your Nose is Essential

10 more of the UK’s best small towns: readers’ travel tips

Will Coldwell, Joanne O'Connor, Kevin Rushby and Guardian readers

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading--a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

Dover port delays: families stuck on roads told chaos will last until Monday

Holidaymakers and lorry drivers trapped in traffic for up to 12 hours, with delays blamed on shortage of French border staff<p>Holidaymakers trapped in their cars on the roads to Dover have been told the travel chaos will continue until Monday.<p>The first day of the holiday season turned into a traffic …

The 10 garden flowers that can sell your property

'Eat fat to get thin': Official diet advice is 'disastrous' for obesity fight, new report warns

Thirty years of official health advice urging people to adopt low-fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences,” a leading obesity charity warned yesterday.<p>“Eating fat does not make you fat,” argues a new report by the National Obesity Forum (NOF) and the …

5 Obstacles That Are Keeping You Overweight (And How to Break Past Them)

I believe that losing weight is a skill that anybody can learn and execute successfully.<p>Any progress you make as a result of learning this skill however, can easily be undone or even reversed if a lack of awareness leaves you running into the same obstacles over and over again.<p>My goal with this …

This Amazing TED Talk Can Add 12 Years to Your Life

People with extended life spans share a few simple habits.<p>Do you want to live to be 100? Maybe you can. At the very least, you can extend your life by 12 years past the American average if you change how you do things just a little bit. That's the surprising lesson that National Geographic writer …

Cheese So Amazing It Might Cure Cancer, Study Says

Study finds that cheese may contain a chemical that helps combat cancer and deadly bacteria in the body.

Breast Cancer: Green Tea's Amazing Properties!

Have you ever wondered if there is anything you can drink to help prevent breast cancer? Well the latest research shows that there certainly is. Many …

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Venous eczema<p>Author: A/Prof Amanda Oakley, Dermatologist, Hamilton, New Zealand, 1997. Updated January 2016.<p>What is venous eczema?<p>Venous eczema is a …

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Also known as gravitaional or stasis eczema, this type of eczema is common in later life, particulary in women but can occur from the teenage years …

Poor Circulation Herbs to Improve Bad Blood Flow

Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3<p>The following article gives information about circulation problems, especially for the extremities such as the legs, hands …

Ten steps to healthy legs

<b>HUMAN legs are a remarkable piece of human engineering. From waist to toes, there is a network of more than 60 different bones. In a lifetime, the</b> …

Home Remedies for Eczema Scars

Eczema is a chronic problem that causes inflammation of the skin. The exact cause of this condition is not known but it can be triggered by <b>excessive</b> …

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Manuka honey is loaded with healing benefits that can help your eczema. When used topically and internally, it can be very beneficial.<p><b>So what is</b> …

Why Is It So Hard to Pay Attention? Or Is It? Curiosity May Be Key to Concentrating

Here are two ways we can pay attention: force ourselves to concentrate, or be interested. The first way is what I did when I was first learning mindfulness.<p>There is a new medication in early clinical trials that will likely revolutionize our ability to pay attention. Interested in learning more? …

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Recognizing the mind-skin connection

Published: November, 2006<p>Some skin conditions have a psychological dimension that may need to be addressed, too.<p>If you've ever blushed from …

Hara Hachi Bu: Eat Until You Are 80% Full

My husband is one of those naturally thin people. He has been thin his entire life and has never had a problem with food. As someone who has been up and down the scales and until 20 years ago when I lost 50 pounds and learned how to keep it off, flirted with various forms of binging and purging, it …

The Joy of Less: A Systematic Approach to Minimalist Living

The world is full of material things, but real living happens in the space between all of our stuff. Francine Jay’s <i>The Joy of Less, A Minimalist</i> …