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How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

After a year in space, Scott Kelly’s legs betray the mission: ‘They are swollen and alien stumps’ | Toronto Star

A crack of light wakes me: Is it morning? No, it’s just Amiko coming to bed. I’ve only been asleep for a couple of hours. But I feel delirious. It’s …

Inflammation

How space travel leads to cognitive shifts in awareness

Astronauts returning from the moon never see things the same way again<p>The two people who have paid for a private moon mission next year will undergo a psychological as well as a physical journey. There’s a fundamental shift in human perspective offered by space flight. This radical shift in …

Space Travel

6 Helpful Ways To Overcome Heartbreak

I'm writing this post with a lot of love for women who are nursing a broken heart.<p>Unless you married your high school sweetheart who you met when you were 14 (I know a few people who fall into this category, and part of me is envious of you) you probably have gone through one of the following …

Relationships

New era of 'cut and paste' humans close as man injected with genetically-edited blood

A world where DNA can be rewritten to fix deadly diseases has moved a step closer after scientists announced they had genetically-edited the cells of a human for the first time using a groundbreaking technique.<p>A man in China was injected with modified immune cells which had been engineered to fight …

Genetics

A guide to marijuana microdosing: How tiny hits could be the future of weed

Given the tumultuous and traumatic past few days, anyone would be forgiven for rolling up something large and potent for the weekend. However, a new …

How to cope with loneliness

The new spin on loneliness is that we ought to welcome it, in modest doses, says Oliver Burkeman<p>Loneliness is everywhere in the world of psychology these days – the subject of so many studies, articles and talks that you sometimes wish the loneliness researchers would go away, so you could just get …

Psychology

30 Great Literature Quotes About Happiness

<i>Here are 30 great quotes about happiness from authors and poets [gathered by Regina Kenney].</i><p><b>“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of</b> …

Here's How Your Body Knows You Found the Perfect Sexual Partner

It's all about your immune system, apparently.<p>One of the real secrets of white-hot attraction to someone isn't terribly sexy, according to a recent study published in <i>Nature</i>: It's a part of your genetic coding.<p>All humans have their own unique human leukocyte antigen (HLA) complex, which helps the …

Immune System

27 Things Divorced People Think You Should Know About Marriage

Hindsight is 20/20, after all...<p>Submitted by Cassie Jean, Facebook<p>Submitted by Butwhythough<p>Submitted by Vanessa Fasanella, Facebook<p>Submitted by alliewhittington14<p>Submitted by Judy Cox, Facebook<p>Submitted by andiewtf<p>Submitted bu Serge Kulyk, Facebook<p>Submitted by Aislen Hartwell, Facebook<p>Submitted by …

10 Honest News Sites Way Better Than Anything in the Mainstream Media

By Chere Di Boscio GMOs are bad for you and the planet. Chemicals in cosmetics cause cancer. Fast fashion is seriously contributing to climate …

Mainstream Media

A new drive-thru salad bar should scare legacy fast-food brands

Salad and Go has six locations in Arizona and serves ... you guessed it. Cofounder Roushan Christofellis hopes it will serve as an alternative to legacy fast food.<p>"We know that so many of those people eating from traditional drive-thru fast food are forced to go there, because they, just like me, …

Fast Food

17 Brain-Shattering Optical Illusions

Hold onto your screens.

Sophia Loren Has Always Looked "Fantastic," And She Knows It

Sophia Loren knows she looks how great she looks. "I look fantastic," she recently told <i>W.</i> "Everybody says so!" Then again--she always has. In celebration of the Italian actress' 82nd birthday, here's a look back at her best moments over the years.

Fashion Shows

20 Scientific Truths About Success (Some May Surprise You)

Sometimes the reality of what creates success can be quite different from what you've been taught.<p>We all grow up dreaming of what we will become. Visions of grandeur are commonplace, because when you are a kid, you have nothing but time and pure hope.<p>But as we age, the messages we get about success …

Self-improvement

50 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You

Great quotes can be inspirational and motivational. Here are 50 great quotes to motivate you:<p>Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible"!<p>—Audrey Hepburn<p>I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them …

Letter #20: I’ve been married for 4 years — here’s are 3 things I’ve learnt as a husband

#1: Being married sucks — but only as much as you want it to.<p>I remember telling myself when I was younger that I would only marry once. I had the …

A Philosopher’s 350-Year-Old Trick to Get People to Change Their Minds is Now Backed Up by Psychologists

The 17th century philosopher Blaise Pascal is perhaps best known for Pascal’s Wager which, in the first formal use of decision theory, argued that …

Atul Gawande: for the first time in human history, ineptitude is a bigger problem than ignorance

The New Yorker writer and surgeon joins The Ezra Klein Show to explain why our idea of failure is so wrong.<p>You can get a little dizzy just thinking about how much Atul Gawande gets done every year.<p>Gawande’s main job is as a cancer surgeon — he performs around 200 surgeries a year. He’s also …

Health Care

The Magical Japanese Rose Cleanser That's Blowing Up the Internet Right Now

It's aliiiiiive!<p>Too often, washing your face feels like a chore. But the annoying/obligatory task has just gotten a <i>lot</i> more exciting thanks to Japanese beauty line Kanebo Evita, which has transformed the cleansing process into a rose ceremony we can actually get behind.<p>The brand's new anti-aging …

Beauty

Artificial intelligence could soon revolutionize the way doctors treat cancer

Cancer is a tricky disease to treat. With more than one hundred known types, each responding differently to treatment depending on the person they’re growing inside (and dozens of other factors), oncologists certainly have their work cut out for them.<p>Machine learning could soon make their jobs a …

It's officially the end of summer – but the good weather is set to last

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the summer is officially over.<p>August 31 marks the day our summer finishes and our awaiting for the start of autumn begins, likely to be followed by some Game of Thrones-inspired jokes that winter is coming.<p>So when does summer officially end?<p>It depends on …

Yes, Your Dog Can Understand Exactly What You're Saying

Science proves there's a lot of meaning behind "good dog."<p>If you've ever had a dog, chances are you have been convinced that Fido can speak English. After all, if you say "treat" or "squirrel" in practically another room, your dog will either zoom to your side to beg for food, or head to the …

Guys Are Tattooing Hair Onto Their Bald Heads

<i>By Megan Gustashaw f</i><i>or GQ.</i><p>Dealing with hair loss is common enough—some 66 percent of men experience it to varying degrees before the age of 35—but there are surprisingly few options for combatting male pattern baldness. That said, it seems like several breakthroughs are right around the corner. …

Hair

The Virtual World is Calling: 16 Predictions for the (Near) Future of VR

A year ago, I met up my friend Eugene Chung who used to run film & media for Oculus virtual reality (VR). Eugene was telling me about his first VR …

Virtual Reality

Who is Watching Me on the Internet and How Can I Browse the Web Anonymously?

One of the best gifts the Internet has given us is the ability and the freedom to connect to anyone in the world from anywhere in the world and find …

Family Is 'Devastated' After a Hospital Removes Their 2-Year-Old Son from Life Support Against Their Wishes

A family has been left in shock after their 2-year-old son died after being removed from life support against their wishes, according to several …

Medicine

Running tips: The only 2 workouts you need to improve your VO2 max

It has many names: "maximal oxygen consumption," "maximal oxygen uptake," "peak oxygen uptake," "maximal aerobic capacity." Simply put, your VO2 …

A Doctor's Take on Pot

On August 11th, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced its decision to keep marijuana classified as a Schedule I drug. The federal government …

Cannabis