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The morning routine experts recommend for peak productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

Scientists hope to inject robo-cat with AI to help seniors

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Imagine a cat that can keep a person company, doesn't need a litter box and can remind an aging relative to take her medicine or help find her eyeglasses.<p>That's the vision of toymaker Hasbro and scientists at Brown University, who have received a three-year, $1 million grant …

Pumpkin Pie in a Sheet Pan

Got a crowd that loves pumpkin pie? This giant dessert in sheet-cake form serves 16. We extended the height of a baking sheet with aluminum foil for …

6 things a chronic skin-picker wants you to know

When you struggle with an anxiety disorder, it can manifest itself in many different ways — both mental <i>and</i> physical. Some people get panic attacks, …

Breakthrough for Alzheimer’s Patients Comes in the Form of Enzyme Blockage

There may be light at the end of the tunnel for Alzheimer’s patients with thanks to MIT researchers. Recent studies have been conducted that …

Dementia

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

Death Valley National Park<p>Payne and Irish picked Death Valley National Park, which spans both California and Nevada, thanks to the park’s incredible …

Doctors Are Working on an Acne Vaccine

I wrote a story on acne for the April issue of <i>Allure</i>, and was shocked to find out that about 50 million Americans are diagnosed with acne every year. That’s more than the entire population of Australia or Canada. And you know what’s even more surprising? “The incidence of adult female acne is …

Neuroimaging study shows brain activity corresponds to men’s self-stated sexual orientations

New neuroimaging research has found that gay, bisexual, and straight men have different brain responses to sexual stimuli. The fMRI study of 26 …

Sexuality

Eat Like a Cavewoman: 46 Perfectly Paleo Recipes

It seems like everyone's raving about the Paleo diet these days, but once I learned all the foods to avoid on this plan, I asked myself, "What's …

Ancient wisdom: How the Buddhists and Stoics stay emotionally strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I'm gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn't a good one.<p>When we're anxious, …

FDA approves first drug to fight severe forms of MS

Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) is seen as a life sentence, as the disease can seriously affect a sufferer's motor skills and cognitive …

Immunotherapy

Space-scraper: this high-rise hangs from an asteroid, suspended in Earth's atmosphere

New York-based Clouds Architecture Office has a history of developing complex and imaginative buildings. But it might have just surpassed itself with …

10 Best Foods To Prep On Sunday So Your Meals Are A Breeze All Week

A little planning (and chopping) will set you up for healthy eating success.<p>Who has time to make lunch every morning before work, or a balanced …

Nutrition

Spinach leaves provide vascular structures for lab-grown human cardiac tissue

For all the promise that 3D printing has shown in the field of tissue engineering, lab-made organs remain a breakthrough in theory due to the fact …

There's now a smartphone app that can accurately measure your sperm count

Scientists have developed a smartphone app for measuring sperm count which, they say, can be used at home with no special training required.<p>Hadi Shafiee, leader of the research team at Harvard Medical School, said: “We wanted to come up with a solution to make male infertility testing as simple and …

The key to curing disease could lie in Iceland's genes

<b>(CNN) —</b> The freezer sits behind a heavy door in the basement of an unassuming building on the campus of the University of Iceland.<p>It feels much colder than it looks; inside, the temperature is minus-15 degrees Fahrenheit, but the air is so dry, you can't see your breath.<p>Stored in that freezer are …

Genetics

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying — and 17 You Should Eat More

If you’re eating a mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, then you’re probably pretty far ahead of the nutrition curve. But even …

Rising Antibiotic Resistance in Children Has Infectious Disease Experts Scared

Tech & Science antibiotic resistance Antibiotic-Resistance Bacteria Antibiotics

Artificial 'embryo' created for first time in historic breakthrough

An artificial embryo-like structure has been created in the laboratory for the first time in a historic breakthrough that could shed light on the …

A Primer About Cannabidiol And The Benefits Of CBD

Many of cannabinoids have therapeutic value and CBD is no exception.<p>Scientists are rapidly discovering more and more about the rather amazing abilities of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Most of them have shown therapeutic value, as have the terpenes, which give the plant its distinct …

The Best Way to Answer Kids When They Ask ‘Why?’

Children ask tons of questions; one analysis put preschoolers at 76 per hour. Most of the time they’re looking for facts, but as they turn into …

Kids

Doctors No Longer Rush to Cut the Umbilical Cord

For generations, obstetricians have been quick to cut the umbilical cord of newborns. That’s changing, and most expectant parents should anticipate at least a short delay before the cord is cut.<p>In January, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists became the latest major medical …

Pregnancy

Teenager's sickle cell reversed with world-first therapy

<b>A French teenager's sickle cell disease has been reversed using a pioneering treatment to change his DNA.</b><p>The world-first procedure at Necker Children's Hospital in Paris offers hope to millions of people with the blood disorder.<p>Scientists altered the genetic instructions in his bone marrow so it …

Medicine

The Dangers of Using the Club Drug Ketamine for Depression

After trying antidepressants, psychotherapy and other treatments like electroconvulsive therapy, people with tough-to-treat depression are often out …

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around The Entire Circumference of The Brain

This could be where consciousness forms.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a …

Expert tips on how to improve your workout

Nutrition

7 High-Protein Tacos You Should Be Eating For Breakfast

The perfect breakfast should be three things: quick and easy to make, mouthwateringly tasty, and high enough in protein to keep you full until lunch. Smoothies, scrambled eggs, and yogurt bowls all meet these important benchmarks. But here's another option you haven't considered: <i>tacos.</i> (Repeat …

Bedtime stories - 'it's better if dad reads them'

When men read stories to their children, they encourage them to use their imagination more, a study reveals<p>Children benefit more from their father reading them bedtime stories than their mother, new research has revealed.<p>Questions posed by men when reading to children were found to have sparked …

Parenting

Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening

It's a little before three on a sunny Friday afternoon and Laugardalur Park, near central Reykjavik, looks practically deserted. There's an occasional adult with a pushchair, but the park's surrounded by apartment blocks and houses, and school's out — so where are all the kids?<p>Walking with me are …

Faroe Islands

White Sandwich Bread

Combine the yeast and 2 cups warm water in a mixing bowl and stir to dissolve. Add the butter, sugar and salt. Use a wooden spoon to stir in …

Recipes