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Why Intelligent People Are Happier Spending Time Alone

Are you happier when you spend less time with people and more time working toward some type of goal? According to a study on happiness that was …

Happiness

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress and Boost Performance

There's no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Hannah Betts: I had lunch at Britain's first naked restaurant

Normally the most amiable man on earth, my boyfriend just kicked a fake prehistoric tree stump in a fit of what may be termed “hipster rage”. A chap with a beard has just insisted he remove his trousers, be stripped of all writing implements, and surrender his phone. It is hot – swelteringly, …

First look at new look Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child previews have started in London, and as you might expect, fans are loving the play so far. However, it’s going to …

The Bachelorette Watch: Chad, Interrupted

Last night, <i>The Bachelorette</i> promised a dramatic two-part show starring Chad, who is alternately described as half-douche/half a-hole and a garbage …

Zika Virus Won't Be a Big Problem at Olympics, Rio Officials Say

Officials for the Rio Olympics committee tried to reassure athletes and visitors on Tuesday that Zika will not be a big risk to the games in August.<p>Health officials say they expect much less activity by the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that carry Zika as the weather gets cooler and drier.<p>“It is worth …

A former Victoria's Secret model reveals her 'brutal' new diet

But apparently it doesn't get any easier after the models walk the runway.<p>Former Victoria's Secret runway model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley told InStyle that she had started a "brutal" new diet.<p>"Recently, I decided to try a diet plan by a doctor called Dr. Nigma Talib, and she is actually a …

Calvin Klein's New Campaign Is Ridiculously Sexual and Definitely NSFW

Vaginal grapefruit imagery, anyone?<p>2016 seems to be shaping up as Calvin Klein's most over-the-top, sexed-up year ever. Sure, the brand's provocative ad campaigns are nothing new. And yes, the brand released some pretty racy stuff a few months ago. But this latest installment—called "Erotica," …

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

Best Vitamin D Supplements - Consumer Reports

Our latest tests yield some good news for the many people who take a daily vitamin D pill, or one that combines calcium and vitamin D: All of the 32 …

The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

6 DIY Ways to Whiten Your Teeth and Get a Movie-Star Smile

No harsh chemicals necessary<p>It's that time of year again: You have to remain photo-ready from the first holiday party to the ringing of the New Year. Whitening your smile is imperative, but finding the time for a dentist visit isn't always in the cards. And sometimes, you don't want to apply a …

Is a Salt Spa the Secret to Breathing Easier This Cold Season?

Last week, just before my stuffy head had a chance to graduate into a full-on cold, I headed to the Park Avenue spa where I go for massages. This time, though, I checked into a room with salt-coated walls and floor, lay back on a chaise, and took a briny inhale.<p>Halotherapy, the practice of …

5 reasons Americans are obese — that have nothing to do with food

Obesity in the U.S. isn’t going away anytime soon, according to new data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Nearly 40% of …

Holistic Medicine

Touched by an Angel

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Paris attacks reaction: Condolences and condemnation

PARIS (AP) — World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their comments:<p>WHITE HOUSE:<p>The White House says it has no information to contradict the French government's assessment that the Islamic State carried out the Paris attacks.<p>President Barack …

Review: With Delirium, Ellie Goulding leaves folk and EDM for pop superstardom

The British singer's new album is gleaming and ruthlessly catchy — but is it her?<p>You have Ellie Goulding to thank for one of this year’s transcendent pop musical moments, the kind that’s destined for prime spots in year-end mashups and a decade of amateur karaoke heroics. "My head’s spinning …

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Pictures

Will Drinking Green Tea Boost Your Metabolism? Not So Fast

It's a tantalizing idea, isn't it, that we could burn stored fat simply by nibbling or sipping on something that tastes good.<p>Plenty of companies are now capitalizing on the allure of "metabolism boosting" foods and drinks. Among the most-hyped substance is green tea — for its supposed powers as an …

Weight Loss

Handheld DNA reader revolutionary and democratising, say scientists

New palm-sized, MiniION sequencer, costing around $1,000, designed to analyse DNA to help track disease outbreaks, check food and offer ‘the democratisation of sequencing’<p>An inexpensive handheld device that can read strands of DNA has been hailed as revolutionary by scientists who tested the …

Samsung launching two new Galaxy Note 5 colours

Samsung is known for reinvigorating its smartphone line with new colours after launch and while it didn’t do so for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the company has today introduced two new colours for its Galaxy Note 5 phablet in South Korea.<p>Customers in Samsung’s home market will now be able to …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Podcasts<p>Starring the hosts of <i>Bodega Boys, Reply All, Popcast, The Bill Simmons Podcast</i>, and more.<p>By Anna Peele1 day agoView More<p>Best Stuff<p>We …

The oil guide: which to use for frying, drizzling and roasting

Thought you knew which oil to drizzle over your salad and which to roast your potatoes with? Think again.<p>Scientists have discovered that heating up vegetable oils leads to the release of high concentrations of chemicals called aldehydes, <b>which have been linked to illnesses including cancer, heart</b> …

Facebook tweaks its news-feed algorithm with time spent on stories

Social network has realised that just because you didn’t like, share or comment doesn’t mean you weren’t interested<p>Facebook has announced the latest change to the algorithm governing what stories its users see in their news feeds on the social network.<p>The company says it hopes to help more …

A blood test for pancreatic cancer may re-stack the odds in patients' favor

Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have identified a large and readily detectable molecule that circulates in the blood and has identified, with perfect accuracy and no false positives, the presence of pancreatic cancer in a small group of subjects.<p>Searching blood samples of …

Raccoon Rides Alligator in Florida—Is It For Real?