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Autism risk determined by health of mom's gut: Could preventing autism be as simple as changing expectant mothers' diet?

Could preventing autism be as simple as changing expectant mothers' diet?<p>The mother's microbiome, the collection of microscopic organisms that live …

Autism

Does Mindfulness Meditation Really Make You Kinder?

Mindfulness meditation proponents often tout it as a way to create a more compassionate society. But that claim seems a bit dubious upon first …

Mindfulness

REVIEW: The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell

<b>In brief:</b> A dual narrative story of Maggie and her grandmother, Lillian. Both feel trapped in mistakes made in the past but could Lillian’s fateful …

Books

Everyday Athletes Talk About What Strength Means to Them

When you hear the word “athlete,” what comes to mind? A thin, muscular body? Someone who’s always at the top of their game? What about “strength”? …

Love Myself

Ammonia—a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water—could power the globe without carbon

<b>SYDNEY, BRISBANE, AND MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—</b>The ancient, arid landscapes of Australia are fertile ground for new growth, says Douglas MacFarlane, a …

Energy

These Psychological Thrillers Will Have You on the Edge of Your Beach Towel

Summer, otherwise known as psychological thriller season, is almost upon us. Since we can't wait to hit the beach with a gripping read in one hand …

Books

The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey

Please note, our Carlton shop is currently under renovation. We have a pop-up shop nearby, carrying a select range of titles. Please call the pop-up …

Renovations

This Surprising Factor May Raise Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Outside of your genetic makeup, few things are definitively linked to Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative brain conditions. Unlike heart …

Medical Research

How This 3-Minute Breathing Exercise Will Help You Achieve (and Understand) Your Goals

Photo: Mike Smolowe<p><b>We tend to revere professionals and experts because we feel they hold abilities we could never attain ourselves.</b> We sometimes …

Meditation

When fat people dare to exercise in public

Samantha Puc, editor in chief of <i>Fatventure Mag</i>, says she created the publication “as a direct response to how exclusionary the active world can be …

Michael Ondaatje wins the Golden Man Booker Prize

Michael Ondaatje has been named the winner of the Golden Man Booker Prize for his novel, <i>The English Patient</i>.<p>The special one-off award celebrates the …

Books

Fluctuation in Blood Pressure Associated with Increased Heart Risks

Keeping blood pressure consistently in the optimal range should be the goal for adults with hypertension.

Diabetes

High blood pressure: New research suggests see-sawing readings are the key danger sign for strokes...

Have we got it wrong about high blood pressure? New research suggests see-sawing readings are the key danger sign for strokes...<p>By<p>One in three of us …

Medical Research

The Geography of Friendship by Sally Piper

<em>Reviewed by </em>Female friendships can be messy, can’t they? Especially when the friendship starts when we are young and moves through our …

Relationships

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

An utterly wonderful novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, set in Brisbane’s violent working class suburban fringe - from one of …

Babysitter

The best crime novels of 2018 (so far)

Our critic rounds up the best Crime Fiction offerings of the year so far, from the latest Bernie Gunther novel to an international bestseller by South Korea's most popular Crime writer<p><b>Lullaby by Leïla Slimani (Faber) ★★★★☆</b><p>The French, having given the world the concept of the au pair, now seem …

Books

Practice the Method

An explanation of the pillars underlying the Wim Hof Method and an introductory guide on how to start practicing these three key components.

The Nowhere Child by Christian White

‘Her name is Sammy Went. This photo was taken on her second birthday. Three days later she was gone.’<p>On a break between teaching photography classes …

Stephen King

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The latest blood pressure guidelines: What they mean for you

Updated blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association mean that many more Americans, notably older people, are now diagnosed with …

Diabetes

The Weather Detective: Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs by Peter Wohlleben

In his international bestseller, <i>The Hidden Life of Trees</i>, Peter Wohlleben drew on the latest science to tell us about the amazing networks and social …

Weather

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself - at once both shadowed and luminous - Warlight is a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, …

Books

Here are the best books of 2018 so far, according to Amazon

Good thing summer vacation is here because your reading list is about to get a whole lot longer.<p>On Tuesday, Amazon Books announced its selections for …

This 95-Year Stanford Study Reveals 1 Secret to Living a Longer, More Fulfilling Life

This decades-long study shows that living an easy, stress-free life won't make you happier -- and definitely won't help you live longer.<p>What will make you happy? What will make you feel fulfilled? What will help you live a longer, healthier life?<p>Good questions.<p>Enter Lewis Terman with an …

Happiness

Scientists Found That The Soul Doesn’t Die – It Goes Back To The Universe

Two leading scientists claim that the human brain is actually a ‘biological computer’ and ‘human consciousness’ is a program run by the computer …

How Kids Learn Better By Taking Frequent Breaks Throughout The Day

Throughout this first week of school, I had gotten creative with my fifth grade timetable. If you recall, students in Finland normally take a …

The 10 Best Mystery Authors of All Time

Today I have given myself the impossible and unfair task of naming the top ten best mystery authors of all time. I am ready to get so much hate for …

Overtaxed Working Memory Knocks the Brain Out of Sync

Researchers find that when working memory gets overburdened, dialogue between three brain regions breaks down. The discovery provides new support for …

The depression epidemic and why the medical profession is failing patients

This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What's yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable.<p>The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what's most often missed is that the implications …

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