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Nostalgia drove sales of cassette tapes to new heights in 2017

Spotify and Apple Music might be more convenient, but nothing quite beats the nostalgia of cassette tapes. According to the Nielsen Media Research …

Stranger Things

This Nuclear Bomb Map Shows What Would Happen if One Exploded Near You

It even accounts for weather.<p>Imagine that a 150-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded in the city closest to you. Do you know how the city, surrounding …

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

How to fix common sleep problems with science

There are so many barriers to a good night's sleep these days. Phones, TVs, kids, work — the list goes on and on.<p>We all know we need more sleep. Many Americans don't get the recommended seven to nine hours of shut eye they're supposed to.<p>Sleep can provide incredible health benefits. It can help us …

Sleep

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 5 Simple Things Every Day

Is it possible to improve your happiness simply by doing these things for only two minutes per day? Yes, says a Harvard-trained happiness researcher and best-selling author.<p>Can you improve your happiness simply by breathing for two minutes a day? Apparently so, says Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained …

Happiness

Proposal to cut Social Security undermines retirement security

The recent Report of the Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings established by the Bipartisan Policy Center reflects a lot of work …

Retirement

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

10 things men should do every day (according to science)

We all know the basics – exercise, eat vegetables, never look at booze or bacon, etc – but what else should we be doing every day for a better, healthier, happier life?<p>To paraphrase the slogan of a popular sugary treat, only science has the answer ...<p>1. Play computer games<p>Ever wanted a bigger …

McDonald's

Why Is the Obama Administration Trying to Keep 11,000 Documents Sealed?

The "most transparent administration in history" has spent years trying to hide embarrassing financial secrets from the public<p>It's not quite the …

How a Sense of Purpose Adds Years to Your Life, According to Scientists | Inc.com

As a therapist, I work with people who are battling depression and anxiety. For some individuals, their debilitating symptoms make it impossible to maintain their jobs. Unfortunately, unemployment only worsens their mental health.<p>The lost income not only hurts their bank accounts, but it also …

Mental Health

Standby for terrible news from Wall Street ...

We are about to get confirmation that earnings growth for America's biggest companies was negative in the first quarter, compared to the same period a year ago.<p>When aluminum giant Alcoa releases its results on Monday, it will mark the unofficial start of the heaviest reporting season for S&P 500 …

Markets

Opinion: Here’s the truth about a controversial new law to protect investors

“Fiduciary” is the financial world’s latest four-letter word, and today it’s likely to be dropped like an angry f-bomb all over the place — as in …

Finance