Joshua Appleford

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Three ways to improve sleep quality and brain function

Research shows that sleep is among the most critical factors for peak performance, memory, productivity, immune function and mood regulation – but the speed and information overload of today's pace of life can challenge sleep quality, resulting in a decline in health and cognitive function.<p>Our best …

11 Things You Need to Sleep Better at Night

So you can wake up feeling more refreshed and alert.<p>What would you do for better-quality shut eye? Pay a million dollars? Name your first child after someone? Okay, maybe you wouldn't go that far — and that's fine, because you don't have to. These accessories are all intended to help you sleep more …

7 Exercises For a Strong and Stunning Midsection

Core training is always a hot topic. If we're honest, we all want that toned midsection for Summer, and from a health perspective, a strong core is vital. Especially as we get older and especially if we're stuck at a desk all day. Posture, balance, lower back health — they all relate to the …

A dream researcher explains where nightmares come from

Dr. Fireman, a nightmare researcher and Chair of Suffolk University's Department of Psychology, has devoted his life to understanding the complex emotional world of dreams. Well, not just dreams — Fireman specifically focuses on nightmares, which he believes are a result of the brain struggling to …

These tips are the combination of years of blood, sweat and tears. Follow them to the letter, and I promise that you will feel an enormous amount of momentum backing you up on a day to day basis, the likes of which you have never felt before. I’m not a guru & I don’t mean […]

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Your Memory Machine

Articles<p>0<p>Art: The evolution of Zelda<p>The graphical look back/history of the greatest game series.<p>-1<p>A Cold Day in Hell<p>Wrestling/MMA memories …

Why We Choose Partners Who Push Our Buttons

I recently wrote about why you might have chosen a partner who is uniquely qualified to push your buttons. Now I want to start to describe what you …

Bruce Willis

Eleven foods to reset your diet

<b>EGGS</b><p>You will be hard pressed to find a more nutritionally complete, useful food than the humble egg. Packed with protein, key nutrients including …

Nutrition

Four new elements have been added to the periodic table

Confirmed discoveries complete the table's seventh row<p>Four new elements have been permanently added to the periodic table, after their discoveries were verified by the global chemistry organization that oversees the table. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) last week …

Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

High Blood Pressure

Weighted Blanket for Anxiety and Insomnia: How to Make It Work

Messed up sleep can create a long list of secondary issues that can quickly become primary concerns if insomnia or other disturbances continue …

Self-help

Google’s ‘Project Sunroof’ tells homeowners if solar panels are cost-effective

The company that lets you compare air fares and translate foreign languages online wants to make it easier to weigh the costs and benefits of installing solar panels on household rooftops.<p>Google is rolling out a new online service that quickly tallies up considerations of going solar and whether …

The alphabet from space – in pictures

Nasa’s Earth Observatory has tracked down images resembling all 26 letters of the English alphabet using satellite imagery and astronaut photography

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Forget the Listicles: A Happy and Successful Relationship Depends On Just One Thing

Couples who describe their relationships as happy, healthy or successful don't just get lucky. Nor do they keep a mantra of all the things the listicles tell them to do or not do.<p><b>Partners in happy relationships share an intent to have a strong relationship and they follow through that intention</b> …

Relationships

80 Empowered Women Go Bare-Breasted in New York

While portrait photographer Jordan Matter may best be known for his uplifting series <i>Dancers Among Us</i>, a collection of photographs of dancers leaping on city streets, it's his portraits of over 80 bare-breasted women that will have you talking today. Over the course of six years, Matter asked women …

Self-Acceptance

Gorgeous Hollywood Starlets (14 photos)

<b>Malin Akerman</b><p>Kayt Jones is a female photographer who knows how to shoot women. Her photos are not only unbelievably sexy, they have an innocence and vulnerability to them that could only come from within. It's apparent that there's an underlying trust that she's fostered with her celebrity clients, …

Scarlett Johansson

Here’s What Cards Against Humanity Is Doing With The $71,145 They Made On Black Friday

While a lot of the US was out and about shopping for themselves or others for the holidays, Cards Against Humanity ran their own Black Friday campaign, asking for $5 and in return the buyer would get nothing.<p>Nada.<p>Zip.<p>And the buyers (all 11,248 of them) LIKED it.<p>Today, the team shared that they’d …

Cards Against Humanity

Scans Of King Tut's Tomb Show '90 Percent' Chance Of Secret Rooms

Radar reveals 'an entrance to something' in the walls of the burial chamber.<p>King Tut is hiding something.<p>Radar scans of Tutankhamun's burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings appear to have confirmed a new theory that there are other chambers -- and possibly another tomb -- hidden behind the walls.<p>…

Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design

Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project today — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its drone. You know, the flying delivery drone that some thought was a massive joke meant for April 1st. Included are some high-res shots and two new videos.<p>The video, …

Drones

Android's Weakness Forces Valuable Users To iPhone

During the last Apple earnings call, Tim Cook claimed that thirty percent of iPhone sales during that quarter had been purchased by consumers coming from the Android platform. Data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partner backs up those figures, highlighting a trend that helps Apple weaken the …

NASA's new spaceship looks sleeker than a sports car

SpaceX already has a contract with NASA to deliver supplies to the ISS, but now it has finally convinced the space agency that its Dragon spaceship can safely transport humans.<p>Take a look inside the sleek new space capsule that future astronauts will travel in.

74.1% of all Android users are vulnerable to government surveillance

Apple has taken a huge stand with the U.S. government, claiming they won’t – and can’t – remotely unlock encrypted devices running iOS 8 or higher. …

Latest BlackBerry Leak Points To Rumored New Samsung Galaxy

Online benchmarking tool GFXBench has recorded the appearance of a potential new smartphone from BlackBerry. The model is identified as STV100-1 (reports SamMobile) and features a WQHD screen, a fifteen megapixel camera, and Samsung’s Exynos 7420 chipset as its CPU.<p>Could this be the Samsung Galaxy …

Samsung Galaxy

This 'Plant Lamp' uses bacteria to generate electricity

Maintaining infrastructure in the rainforest is a pretty tall order -- the area is dense with vegetation and prone to intense moisture and flooding. Villages like Nuevo Saposoa in Peru have had their electrical grids disabled or destroyed by the elements, leaving residents at the mercy of daylight …