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Do You Need More Or Less Sleep As You Age?

There was probably a time in your young adult life when you could function on a disturbingly small amount of sleep. Maybe you used to pull …

Sleep

Cancer Breakthrough Leads China's Biotech Boom

A few days before Craig Chase was discharged from the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Hospital in Nanjing, his doctor told him something he never …

Biotechnology

This college dropout built a $1.9 million workout clothing business without any investors or loans — and her advice is surprisingly simple

Kyla Smith was exhausted, working 15-hour days, unsure if this whole entrepreneurship thing was worth it.<p>She was sitting in a coffee shop chatting with some friends, when a woman interrupted them.<p>"Excuse me, are you talking about Evolve Fit Wear?" she asked. "My friends and I love that site!"<p>And at …

Entrepreneurship

How to Become An Expert At Just About Anything In Just 45 Minutes A Day

“It takes 10,000 hours to become an “expert in an ultra-competitive field” but to go from “knowing nothing to being pretty good”, actually takes 20 …

The Voice

What foods are high in protein?

Eating foods high in protein has many benefits, including muscle building, weight loss, and feeling fuller after eating. Though eating lots of …

Nutrition

The Science of Psyllium Fiber

Find out exactly how it helps your body.<p>If your body is a fine-tuned machine, you might think of fiber as what helps keep it flowing and moving. When you don’t get enough, you might feel heavy, bloated, and sluggish, especially during a workout. Psyllium fiber is a hardworking nutrient that helps …

Nutrition

How This Math Teacher Turned Her Life Around Through Entrepreneurship

When I began my teaching career in Illinois, the starting salary was less than $30,000 a year. Today, according to Niche.com the average beginning salary for teachers across the States is $40,540 a year for public school teachers and $29,940 a year for private school teachers. Many teachers …

Entrepreneurship

Leaders: Increase Employee Engagement By 300% With This Daily Practice

We all know that traditional performance management systems and practices have outlived their use.<p>We also know that the #1 stressor for American workers per Andrew Faas’s work with Yale is the old-fashioned, and often intimidating, annual performance review.<p>So what’s the answer?<p><b>Feedback That</b> …

Employee Engagement

7 Benefits and Uses of Castor Oil

Castor oil is a multi-purpose vegetable oil that people have used for thousands of years.<p>It’s made by extracting oil from the seeds of the <i>Ricinus</i> …

Alternative Medicine

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Physics

How the healing magic of Bali changed my life forever

<i>When travel goes well, it can be life-changing. And for Well+Good Council member Kelsey Patel, a three-week sojourn in Bali was all that and more.</i> …

Asia Travel

A mom claims a Lush lotion cleared her baby's eczema — and the amazing before-and-after photos are going viral

• <b>Lush's Dream Cream body lotion is going viral after a mother claims it cleared her baby's eczema.</b>• <b><br>She posted some impressive before-and-after photos</b> …

Dry Skin

How Writing helps to overcome Negative Thoughts...

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” <br>― Ernest Hemingway<p>Negative thoughts or negativity, something which …

Self-help

Night owls more likely to die earlier than morning larks, first study finds

Night owls, individuals who stay up late and struggle to get out of bed in the morning, are more likely to die sooner than morning larks, the first study into their death rates has found.<p>New research by the University of Surrey and Northwestern University in the US found that people who naturally …

Sleep

The 7 Best Foods for Fighting Inflammation

Some foods cause inflammation, but these may actually tamp it down.<p><i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> 100 Most Healing …

Nutrition

Science Has Discovered the World's Easiest Way to Improve Your Memory: Do Nothing (Really)

Strategic loafing is apparently the secret to cementing new memories.<p>Back when you were trying to master scales on the violin or memorize your times tables, someone probably told you, "Practice makes perfect." (And when you were adult, Malcolm Gladwell essentially told you the same thing).<p>The idea …

The Brain

Harvard Research Proves Toxic Employees Destroy Your Culture and Your Bottom Line

Nothing destroys a culture faster than feelings of danger and mistrust. Leaders who wait to contain toxic damage risk losing everything.<p>Working in a company that has a toxic employee is practically a rite of passage. Even in the happiest organizations, unhappy people can wreak havoc. It takes only …

The Workplace

There's One Sleep Position That's Better Than Others, According to Experts

This could be the key to getting a good night's rest.<p>Sometimes we wake up groggy even though we've gone to bed on time and had a solid eight hours of …

Sleep

Can listening to whispers help you relax and fall sleep?

Calming videos and podcasts can trigger what’s called ASMR — a deeply relaxing sensation — in some people.<p>When you listen to someone whispering, or get your hair cut or hear tapping or crinkling sounds, do you feel deeply relaxed, with tingles in your head and neck that run down your back and …

Neurology

12 books you should read before starting a business

1/<p>1. 'The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything,' by Guy Kawasaki<p>Courtesy of Amazon<p>Entrepreneur …

Entrepreneurship

Evidence Shows Students Still Learn More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens

Print's not dead.<p>Today's students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, …

Education Technology

2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging — here's how to incorporate them into your life

One of the most powerful means of reaping these benefits is exercise — and in many cases, you already have everything you need to get it: a body.<p>As we age, two forms of exercise are the most important to focus on: aerobic exercise, or cardio, which gets your heart pumping and sweat flowing, and …

Exercise

Baby wet wipes 'cause food allergy', new study warns

Parents should avoid using infant wipes and thoroughly wash soap off their babies to reduce the risk of childhood food allergies, scientists have warned.<p>Researchers have hailed a “major advance” in understanding what causes the complaints after tests revealed links between skin damage and …

Biomedicine

British team developing teaching without teachers in bid for $10m prize

A British team is working to develop a method of teaching children without using teachers that could win it a $10 million global education prize.<p>The …

Teaching

Master These 7 Grammar Tips To Instantly Sound Smarter

Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent. I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the …

Linguistics

How to Run a Company When You're the Only Employee

Running a business by yourself can be daunting. Focusing on what matters will boost your confidence and put you on the road to success.<p>Time is money. This is doubly true if you're running a small business. It's triply true if you're a sole proprietor--if the buck stops completely with you, no …

Small Business

Cut yourself while cooking? These $11 gloves are lifesavers

Blood orange salad sounds delicious. But the chef's blood <i>in</i> the salad? Not so much.<p>As any home cook who has sliced a hand open with a kitchen knife knows, accidental cuts are no fun. Recently, my chopping situation got so bad that I was tempted to try a pair of those Kevlar-like, protective kitchen …

Time I

The 5 Best Sunscreens for Sensitive Skin

Sensitive Skin

How Different Types of Tea Boost Wellness

Tea has been used for generations by many different cultures in both social settings and to boost health and wellness. Different types of tea boast …

Chai

Dropbox's CEO reveals 4 of his favorite books on how to be a successful leader

Drew Houston always knew he wanted to run a tech company.<p>"I really admired all the great tech companies and even as a little kid, I admired the tech …

Procter & Gamble