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Want to burn your calories fast? Just add these 6 foods to diet to speed up metabolism

Take a look at some of the nutrient-rich food items that you need to include in your diet to increase your metabolism.<p>There are a number of drinks …

Here's Why You Should Never Let a Drunk Friend Just 'Sleep It Off'

Ignoring the signs can be fatal.<p>In September, 18-year-old Louisiana State University freshman Maxwell Gruver died after fraternity brothers invited …

No, Your Incognito Browser Isn’t Actually Private. Here's How to Safely Surf the Internet

Because investing in your online privacy has never been more critical.<p>With data breaches like the Equifax hack becoming more common, investing in …

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Evolutionary geneticists spot natural selection happening now in people

Human evolution can seem like a phenomenon of the distant past which applies only to our ancestors living millions of years ago. But human evolution …

Evolution

Worth reading: Tried and true manuals for success

<i>Editor’s note: The Conversation Canada asked our academic authors to share some recommended reading. In this instalment, Michael Armstrong, an</i> …

The scariest words in your home insurance policy

Millions of Canadian homeowners fork over insurance premiums every month for the comfort of knowing they will be covered if their house is damaged or destroyed by fire or other perils. It's the reason a home insurance policy is legally categorized as a "peace of mind" contract.<p>There is a …

The best album of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the century, the review aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's best-received albums, assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top album from each year, starting with 2000 (and including the best album of 2017 so far). …

Astrology Meet Crystals: What Is Your Zodiac Sign’s Magic Rock?

A gemstone for the Gemini (and every other sign, too)<p>Have you ever looked over at your vanity and thought to yourself, <i>Gosh, my haphazard knickknacks would look a lot nicer if they were propped up against a raw semi-precious stone</i>? Your interior design instincts are correct, but how to pick the …

Alberta man casually mows lawn while huge tornado swirls behind him: ‘I was keeping an eye on it’

A photo of a man in Alberta mowing a lawn with a tornado swirling behind him has been causing a bit of a storm on social media.<p>Cecilia Wessels …

Ancient Chinese Medicine Outright Blocks Sperm From Egg

Regular birth control and Plan B all wrapped up in one method, and without any of the annoying side effects.<p>What if there was a birth control that …

Pregnancy

Did this other human species overlap with our ancestors? - Futurity

A new species, Homo naledi, may have survived for as long as 2 million years alongside other species of early humans in Africa, say researchers.

Evolution

Photonic Hypercrystals Are Now a Reality, and Light Will Never Be the Same

Recently theorized and already realized, photonic hypercrystals will further enable technologies from Li-Fi to solar cells Image: National Academy of …

The 10 most irresistible colognes, according to real women

When it comes to cologne, the first rule is a little goes a long way (someone tell that to our last Uber driver, please?). The second is to think …

Science says parents of successful kids have 17 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

The Face Wash That Made Me Ditch the One I’d Been Using for a Decade

Malin + Goetz FTW.<p>I started using Neutrogena’s Oil Free Acne Wash ($4.79) in high school when my mom — who worked as an esthetician — told me to. I’ve been using it happily for over a decade, because that’s just how much I trust my mom’s wisdom. I impressed the virtues of the face wash on my …

Cultivating a ‘memory palace’ can make long-lasting improvements to recall, say scientists, suggesting many of us have untapped memory reserves<p>A memory technique invented by the ancient Greeks can make dramatic and long-lasting improvements to a person’s power of recall, according to research that …

The Brain

10 Ways to Defuse the Hostility of People Who Are Angry

We all dread dealing with the anger of those in our inner and outer circles. In fact, I can't think of even one person who has described with relish …

Perfect White Skinny Jeans Do Exist

So I bought five pairs.<p>Why — just why — is it so hard to find white skinny jeans that actually look good on a normal human? Most women I talk to say they can’t wear them because they don’t look good in them: either the fabric is too thin and see-through, or it bunches awkwardly in the worst spots. …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …