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There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

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IBM's Big Data University: Free Online Learning With Over 400,000 Students

It is widely forecasted that a shortage of skills in data science and analytics will mean a great deal of money is wasted through missed opportunities in coming years.<p>Traditional academic establishments have begun to move to fill the gap. However, most courses teaching the hot topic skillsets such …

Big Data

Want a Brain That's 7 Years Younger? Science Says Do This

The brains of people who do this activity appear years younger than their actual age, a new study shows.<p>If you want to feel younger, there's no substitute for healthy living and hitting the gym (though a flattering haircut and a fun night out can't hurt). But what if you want to <i>think</i> younger?<p>Our …

The 18 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix right now

From shows that delve into the tasty science of gastronomy to those that unmask the mysterious depths of the ocean, there's no shortage of mind-expanding titles to indulge in.<p>But there's a downside to all of that choice: It's <i>a lot</i> to choose from.<p>I polled the Tech Insider team and came up with 18 of …

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This app creates incredibly detailed maps that travelers can access even when they don't have an internet connection

Navigating your way through a foreign city can be a stressful experience, especially when you don't have easy access to the internet and don't want to rack up hefty international data fees.<p>Citymaps, a company that creates tech-savvy maps that travelers can access around the world, has just …

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This curious strip of avant-garde art galleries, funky boutiques, and affordable ethnic eateries has recently sprung up in an otherwise quiet section …

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Las Vegas

There’s so much more to Sin City than slot machines. This electric desert oasis is home to some of the world’s most incredible hotels (destinations …

7 tips for being happier starting right now

7. Stop checking email in the morning.<p>Seriously cut that garbage out. Your brain actually functions differently when you first wake up, spending that …

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Boston

Boston is fondly known as America’s biggest small town, and it’s easy to see why: charming, cobblestone streets, flowering green spaces, and a …

The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Echo

Imagine Steve Jobs walking out onto the stage in January of 2007, holding up the never-before-seen iPhone, and saying, “It’s a phone!” Of course, he …

Why the Subaru Outback Is the Ultimate Adventuremobile for City Dwellers

Name a car other than the Subaru Outback that gets 29 miles per gallon on the highway, has more rear-seat legroom than a Mercedes E-Class, is a top-rated safety pick by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and is as capable crossing a snowy mountain pass as it is traversing a …

Five simple habits that will make you feel happier

A neuroscientist has outlined five simple habits he believes can make you feel happier<p>If you are looking for the secret to eternal happiness there may be a few simple things you can do to help kickstart the process.<p>A neuroscientist has outlined five easy habits he believes a person can embrace that …

Happiness

The 27 best apps of 2015 for doing your job

But with millions of apps available, which ones are worth trying? We scanned the "best of 2015 apps" lists put out by Apple and Google to come up with this list of apps for work, plus we added a whole bunch of our own recommendations, from our recently published App 100 list.<p>Our picks span the …

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7 amazing places in Seattle you’ve probably never heard of

I LOVE SEATTLE, including all the iconic things you <i>have</i> to do on a visit: going up the Space Needle, watching people throw fish at Pike Place Market. …

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