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Admissions by Henry Marsh – the bestselling neurosurgeon reveals more

The author of Do No Harm has written an entertaining and very personal follow-up in which he looks back on a life in medicine<p>Death haunts the pages of <i>Admissions</i>: the author’s fear of his own, and those of his patients. The book opens with two paradoxical epigraphs: “We should always, as near as we …

Books

The Best Books We Read in July 2016

mWe asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, much more- there are book …

Ten books to read in August

Novels, short stories and a biography of the Kennedy who became a British aristocrat – these are the ten titles that should sit on your shelf this month.

Books

How to Print $250 Million in Fake Money and (Mostly) Get Away With It

Over Goldschlager, the world's self-dubbed best counterfeiter tells us how he got caught, but is still a free man.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i><p>Frank Bourassa drinks Goldschlager because he doesn't like the taste of alcohol. Aversion aside, the shimmery, gold-flecked liqueur seems …

Crime

5 free apps that can boost your creativity

In itself, no app can make you creative. But sometimes it can help to give you that nudge you need to release your inner creativity.<p>We’ve all …

Creativity

Roald Dahl’s Twisted, Overlooked Stories for Adults

I first encountered the work of Roald Dahl in third grade, by playing a character in a classroom adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Not long after that, I read “James and the Giant Peach.” I was not a child who particularly cared for children’s literature, but even as an eight- or …

Books

Millions of Women Are Injured During Childbirth. Why Aren't Doctors Diagnosing Them?

"I met so many people who bounced back after four weeks, and I would say, 'Really? Because I'm crawling around like an old lady.'"<p>When Jennifer had her second child in 2005, she knew within days that something worrisome had happened to her body. For the first time in her life, she couldn't make it …

Fun with Logical Fallacies

We came across a cool book recently called Logically Fallacious: The Ultimate Collection of Over 300 Logical Fallacies, by a social psychologist …

Wall Street

Create Compelling Content: 21 Ways Writers Can Find Creative Inspiration

Coming up with ideas for new posts, articles, and even books can be tough. Here's a list of ways to find the inspiration you need.<p>Want to write more posts? Want to write more articles? Want to write a book?<p>If so, you're not alone (here's looking at you, LinkedIn Pulse), but coming up with …

Writing

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

Public Speaking

Flowerpots that water themselves, and other smart decor your home needs right now

In this digital era, smarter homes aren’t just a dream but a reality today. From brewing coffee from your bed to plants that water themselves­—thanks …

The Last Word: Stephen King on Trump, Writing, Why Selfies Are Evil

"Trump is popular because people would like a world where you didn't question that the white American was at the top," the author says<p>Stephen King's …

Here's how much money reality TV stars actually make on shows — it's not what you think

How much money is there to be made by starring on a reality television show?<p>If you're Ryan Seacrest, Christina Aguilera, or Gordon Ramsay, that number is in the millions and can exceed $10 million per season of a show.<p>But those kinds of paychecks actually go to very few people. Most people starring …

Reality TV

10 Carbs You Don't Have to Cut During Your Quest for a Six Pack

Turns out, there are some you're going to want to keep around.<p>For <i>years</i> we've been hearing that cutting carbs should be a cornerstone of most diets when you're trying to lose weight—but not so fast.

Nutrition

26 Pictures Literally Every Parent Will Relate To

Stop trying to make “sleep” happen. It’s not going to happen.<p>Note: Not all images were submitted by Community members.

Researchers say you can enjoy the benefits of a good night’s sleep even if you’ve barely rested

If you’re constantly blaming your bad mood or scattered mind on a bad night’s sleep, it may be time to rethink. Research suggests the amount of sleep you <i>think</i> you got can be more important than actual shut-eye.<p>A 2014 study on “placebo sleep” found that when people were told they’d had a good …

Sleep

The Lost Drawings Of An Artist Who Spent His Life In A Lunatic Asylum

James Edward Deeds Jr. was an incredibly prolific artist–whose life’s work was almost lost forever.<p>James Edward Deeds Jr. was destined to be a completely unknown artist.<p>Declared insane in 1936 at the age of 28, Deeds spent his life in a Missouri mental hospital known as State Lunatic Asylum No. 3, …

Art

Donald Trump Says He Would Dismantle Dodd-Frank Wall Street Regulation

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Tuesday that sweeping financial reforms put in place under President Barack Obama were harming …

Wall Street

Sexual Freelancing in the Gig Economy

A FRIEND of mine complains about how many of the men she meets on Tinder use corporate language to chat her up. First, they “reach out.” Then, after spending the night together, they “follow up.”<p>This kind of flirting is banal, but it makes sense. We constantly use economic metaphors to describe …

Relationships

My secret life as a high-functioning drug user

From midweek binges to the dealer with a loyalty card, one twentysomething asks when a habit becomes an addiction<p>It’s Saturday night and I’m having dinner at a friend’s house. After dinner has been cleared, someone produces a small bag of cocaine and begins to cut it into lines at the table. I take …

Drug Addiction

Eight incredible American road trips you must experience in your lifetime

The mythology of the American highway is as deep and long as the Grand Canyon – which you can, incidentally, drive along. Books, music and films have added glamour, ghosts and grit to what in other countries would be merely a long, even boring, drive.<p>Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Bob Dylan’s Highway …

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

The Brain

My Weight Loss Obsession Spiraled Out of Control When I Became a Mom

"There was nothing healthy about what I was doing as a new mom, but I was continuously praised for how beautiful I looked."<p>"You're going for another run? That's your <i>second</i> run today," my freshman roommate asked with obvious concern.<p>"I'm training for another race," "I need some fresh air," or "I'm …

Samsung patents smart contact lenses with a built-in camera

In the future, we could all be wearing smart contact lenses, like the ones secret agents use in movies.<p>Samsung has been granted a patent in South …

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

Self-improvement

Ikea's New Indoor Gardening Kit Will Bring Hydroponics To The Masses

Your salad game just got fresher than ever.

Brain training: should you believe the hype?

Do the puzzles, say the purveyors of pricey brain training apps, and you’ll boost memory and concentration. Researchers have put their claims to the test<p>Everything you do changes your brain. Even reading this article. Right now, wherever you are, looking at these words is shaping and modifying the …

The Brain