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Too poor to pay for college, too rich for financial aid

Gage Marquez's dream is to become the first in his family to go to college, get his degree from the University of California at San Diego, and eventually become a cardiologist.<p>He nearly cried tears of joy when he found out he got in.<p>But then he and his parents took a look at the financial aid …

40 Nifty Words That Start With N to Add to Your Vocabulary

Despite their similar sound and appearance, the letters M and N are actually unrelated: M likely comes from an Egyptian hieroglyph representing a …

The Town That Coal Built Faces a Cloudy Future in Global Energy Shift

The world’s push to reduce greenhouse gases could uproot the livelihood of many people, including the 80 percent of this town’s residents who depend on coal.<p>COLSTRIP, Montana—At the Rosebud Mine, Gary Lyons deftly uses two small joysticks to operate a 6 million-pound excavator that unearths tons of …

Advice for 20-Somethings From Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Geniuses

If you’re young and your career is in its early days, you’ve likely been privy to plenty of career truisms and clichés.<p>But if “follow your passion,” …

These maps show how the Chinese economy conquered the world in a decade

Countries have grown at a similarly rapid pace before, but they've never made up such a large portion of the global economy.<p>A research note from Deutsche Bank analysts this week explains how the "gravity" of global trade has tipped towards China over just a 10-year period.<p>Instead of using just …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The 50 (New) Healthiest Foods of All Time—With Recipes

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Award-Winning Photos Show Just How Breathtaking Biology Can Be

The 10 images represent some of the best nature photography in the world.<p>You've probably never seen a group of tadpoles look so beautiful.<p>The winning photos in the inaugural Royal Society Publishing photography competition offer an unprecedented look at some of the often overlooked nuances of the …

How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently

<i>“In disputes upon moral or scientific points,”</i> Arthur Martine counseled in his magnificent 1866 guide to the art of conversation, <i>“let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent. So you never shall be at a loss in losing the argument, and gaining a new discovery.”</i> Of course, this …

10 Deathbed Regrets You Can Avoid by Making Changes Now

<b>“While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” ~Leonardo Da Vinci</b><p>It’s terrifying, isn’t it?<p>There you are—days, …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Want to Lead an Exceptional Life? 7 Powerful Lessons From the Late Oliver Sacks

The world-famous neurologist and author shared his love of life and his wisdom right up to the end.<p>Ever wonder what makes an extraordinary life? Few have been more so than that of Oliver Sacks, bestselling author, world traveler, prominent homosexual, and undoubtedly the most famous neurologist of …

Pancreatic cancer treatment 'breakthrough' - Ulster University

<b>A new treatment for pancreatic cancer could significantly increase survival rates, Ulster University has claimed.</b><p>It said the treatment could lead to a five-fold reduction in tumour size.<p>It involves injecting tumours with oxygen micro bubbles that are coated with a drug which is then activated by …

Interview: Gorgeous Landscapes Heightened by Auroras Illuminating the Night Sky

While Calgary, Canada-based photographer Neil Zeller has photographed everything from cityscapes to remote mountains to corporate events, his heart ultimately belongs to the night sky and its myriad of breathtaking wonders. Twinkling stars, bright hints of the Milky Way, and the otherworldly glow …

Find Innovation Where You Least Expect It

On the evening of April 14, 1912, the <i>RMS Titanic</i> collided with an iceberg in the north Atlantic and sunk two hours and 40 minutes later. Of its 2,200 passengers and crew, only 705 survived, plucked out of 16 lifeboats by the <i>Carpathia.</i> Imagine how many more might have lived if crew members had …

An app millennials are using to trade stocks and cryptocurrencies without any fees is now worth $5.6 billion: Here's how to use it

And it's a model that's working for people. A little over four years after launch, the company has a $5.6 billion valuation— four times more than its 2017 valuation of $1.3 billion.<p>The app first launched in December 2014 and quickly became a favorite among younger people looking to invest. It …

Robin Hood

The 4 Hidden Benefits of Exercise (It's Not Losing Weight) and Two Things to Start Today if You Haven't Exercised for Years

<i>Amazing how just 12 months with the right guidance can transform your life</i><p>"If you want to lose weight, eat less, exercise more." They're telling us this for the past 50 years.<p>Nothing changed. Things got worse. Why? Because it's a lie.<p>Exercise burns calories, but it also makes you hungry. Your brain …

Weight Loss

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

Look How Easy It Is To Consume A Day's Worth Of Sugar

This is scary.<p>When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed new guidelines for sugar intake last week, the suggestion seemed pretty reasonable: Americans should only get about 10 percent of their daily calories from added sugar. That adds up to about 50 grams, or 12.5 teaspoons of daily sugar …

100 Novels All Kids Should Read Before Leaving High School

Last year, a <i>Slate</i> essay called “Against YA” by Ruth Graham irked thousands of readers who took offense at her argument that although grown-ups …

Most celebrity diets are bogus, but here are the ones you should consider

No matter which diet we pick, the problem remains the same: Eventually, it ends. And when it does, research shows that we often go back to where we started.<p>So is the concept of healthy eating a farce? Are we forever doomed to swing between extremes of meticulous, measured nibbling and glutinous …

Weight Loss

6 Inspiring Quotes That Have Stood the Test of Time

A challenging morning can be made less difficult by reading a few inspirational or motivational quotes. Sources for inspiration can be found in the quotes of former presidents, successful business people, inventors or even your parents. A deeper meaning for each quote can be determined by what is …

Albert Einstein

What the Koran really says about women

What the<br>Koran<br>really says<br>about women<p>Photo: Getty Images/Flickr<p>When Middle East correspondent Carla Power began studying the Koran with a conservative Islamic scholar, she wasn’t expecting to learn that it nowhere advocates the oppression of women - or that Islam has a rich history of forgotten …

The ultra-paranoiac's guide: nine steps to become impervious to cyberattackers

A 'full profile' of your data is worth around £300 to cyber criminals. But some tricks can make your entire web use 'hacker-proof'<p>Trillions of items of data are circulating in cyberspace, including many of your own personal details – from your address and phone number, and full name and date of …

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

The Right Way to Learn While You Sleep

<b>You can swot up on vocabulary in your sleep – but only if you don’t confuse your brain in the process. Researchers funded by the Swiss National</b> …

‘My brain is ninja level’: New ‘smart drug’ actually makes you cleverer

Imagine a drug which could actually make you cleverer – without turning you into a slavering junkie, or making your heart explode.<p>That drug already …

The Brain

The Genius Trick For Unclogging Your Shower Drain

Store-bought drain cleaner can seem like a godsend when you're ankle deep in gross, dirty water. But, as any plumber will tell you, all those chemicals can take a toll on pipes. So before you bring in the big guns, try this two-step DIY trick. Trust us, it's easy.<p>Store-bought drain cleaner can seem …

Cleaning

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

We all know that our brains learn by repetition. So, if we want to learn a new skill or habit, repetition is key. We learn by practice. Doesn't it make sense then that the thoughts we "practice" over and over become our habits and eventually shape our character and personality?<p><i>This article was</i> …

These 10 Authentic Quotes Will Give You A Reality Check

Never underestimate the power of quotes. Or should I say – words?<p>All it takes is one line, one thought, a few words and a little wisdom to shift your …