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The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

New study shows freshwater input route from melting ice led to rapid cooling

Scientists have long known that a reduction in Atlantic Ocean currents bringing warm water to the Northern Hemisphere from the tropics created abrupt …

James Franco Is Reportedly “Relieved” About His Oscar Snub

The star missed out on a best-actor nod for The Disaster Artist, shortly after allegations of misconduct surfaced against him.<p>One of the biggest surprises on Oscar-nominations morning was the omission of <b>James Franco.</b> The multi-hyphenate, who directed and starred in the critically lauded comedy <i>The</i> …

How Marijuana Use Can Alter Brain Function and Induce Psychotic Behavior

Long-term smokers are at a higher risk for negative effects.<p>Smoking marijuana is becoming increasingly legal and mainstream in the United States. …

The Brain

With 1 Sentence, This NBA Champion Coach Teaches Everything You Need to Know About Emotional Intelligence

Controlling our emotional responses is hard to do, but when the stakes are high, nothing is more important.<p>Over the summer, San Antonio Spurs five-time all-star basketball player LaMarcus Aldridge asked his coach, Greg Popovich, to be traded. That's basically the worst thing a coach or leader wants …

LaMarcus Aldridge

Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

Older Adults' Forgetfulness Tied To Faulty Brain Rhythms In Sleep

Older brains may forget more because they lose their rhythm at night.<p>During deep sleep, older people have less coordination between two brain waves that are important to saving new memories, a team reports in the journal <i>Neuron.</i><p>"It's like a drummer that's perhaps just one beat off the rhythm," says …

Brainwaves

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

The Household Battery Market: Energizer, Duracell, Rayovac

<b>Background</b><p>The Energizer (NYSE:ENR) spin-off as an independent battery company was two years old in July. Likewise, the spin-off of Duracell to …

New Study Reveals That The Brains of People With Depression Look Different

White Matter Matters<p>A new study published in <i>Scientific Reports</i> has revealed a link between depression and the structure of white matter in the brain, …

Research

9 questions about climate change you were too embarrassed to ask

Basic answers to basic questions about global warming and the future climate.<p><i>This explainer was updated by Umair Irfan in March 2018, and draws heavily from a</i> <i>card stack</i> <i>written by Brad Plumer in 2015. Brian Resnick contributed the section on the Paris climate accord in 2017.</i><p>There is a decisive and …

Animation: 100 years of global warming in less than a minute

Nasa has released a powerful animation mapping global warming trends between 1880 and 2015.<p>It shows the changing temparatures over the last 100 or so years using a rolling five-year average.<p>The blue colours represent temperatures cooler than average, while hues of orange signify temperatures warmer …

Want to Raise Emotionally Healthy Kids? Try to Keep Them Off These Two Social Networks

A U.K. mental health group's study shows there are real dangers in social media.<p>Is spending lots of time on social media good or bad for your mental health? Mostly bad, according to a comprehensive new study by the Royal Society for Public Health in the U.K. The Society looked into many different …

Social Media

Jelly, the world’s smallest LTE and Nougat smartphone, reaches Kickstarter goal in under an hour

In a day and age when 4.6-inch handhelds are explicitly marketed as “compact” and diminutive, with LG even reportedly prepping a 5.4-inch …

Mobile Technology

Cherokee Nation Sues Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens Over Tribal Opioid Crisis

The Cherokee Nation is suing top drug distributors and pharmacies — including Wal-Mart — alleging they profited greatly by "flooding" communities in Oklahoma with prescription painkillers, leading to the deaths of hundreds of tribal members.<p>Todd Hembree, attorney general for the Cherokee Nation, …

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Really Need

A man's fitness routine, much like his choice in films, women, clothes and favourite reptile (Komodo dragon - closely followed by the bearded dragon …

The Roadie 2 can tune your guitar automatically

Guitar

Best New Music 2016: A List of Lists

While we're going to offer our own "Best of..." lists from our new music writer, Joe Surdna, as well as from all our reviewers, in the mean time, …

Albums

Elon Musk just unveiled something that could revolutionize how you power your home

Tesla CEO and SolarCity chairman Elon Musk just announced a new way to power your home with solar power. The product is called Solar Roof, and it's designed to replace traditional shingles with compact solar panels.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

5 Things Loving Parents Would Never Say

Being a parent is a difficult job, and it’s no wonder that not all of us succeed at it. We all bring a fair amount of baggage to the enterprise—our …

Psychology

Blood test shows chance of suffering heart attack within five years

A simple blood test could warn people whether they are likely to suffer a heart attack within five years, scientists believe.<p>Researchers have discovered that high levels of antibodies – molecules produced by the immune system – are linked to a low risk of heart problems, regardless of other risk …