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We're all responsible for the death of Britain's fattest man

Too many of us still dismiss obesity as a lifestyle choice, when the real problem is not a lack of willpower, but a lack of understanding and support, says Joel Snape<p>Is obesity a lifestyle choice? It's tempting to think so.<p>It's hard to read about 65-stone Carl Thompson, who reportedly gorged on …

10 Secrets About Sexual Satisfaction, Backed by Science

Student Fakes Admission to Harvard and Stanford in Effort to Impress Parents

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Kangaroos Join Ranks Of Animals Reported To Have Autism

I have seen autism attributed to animals from mice to horses to cats, but kangaroos? That’s a first.<p>The first hint of this alleged connection came to my attention via a tweeted link that led to this article at an online publication called the <i>Beacon Transcript</i>. In describing a study published in the …

How to Build Emotional Intelligence in Your Child

You have probably heard the term "emotional intelligence" many times but what exactly is it? And why is it important for children to develop their emotional intelligence?<p>Emotional intelligence, or emotional quotient (EQ) is a "person's ability to identify, evaluate, control and express emotions." …

Newly discovered vessels beneath skull could link brain and immune system

Decades of textbook teaching could be overturned by discovery, which might also explain links between poor health and brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s<p>Scientists have discovered a previously unknown link between the brain and the immune system that could help explain links between poor physical …

Immune System

How to solve the maths GCSE question about Hannah's sweets that went viral

Students flooded social media this week to ridicule this tricky maths teaser about a teenage girl and her struggle with a sugary diet. Here’s how to solve it.<p>Earlier this week this question was in the Edexcel Maths GCSE paper:<p><i>There are n sweets in a bag. 6 of the sweets are orange. The rest of the</i> …

How to fall asleep in one minute

It is less helpful when we are trying to wind down for the day.<p>However, a simple breathing technique can switch off the stress response and settle us …

9 Things You Never Knew Your Body Does While You Sleep

It wakes up a lot more than you realize.<p>You know you're supposed to get eight hours of sleep a night, but what's really going on up in your body during that time? Quite a lot, it turns out. Here's a peek inside your nighttime body factory.<p><b>1. As you fall asleep, you jerk. Every time.</b> According to …

Cheese and wine: Eating to stay slim and healthy

Forget fad diets – leading scientist Tim Spector says the key to losing weight and keeping well is to look after your gut. And some of the foods he …

Nutrition

Your Vagina On Sex

From the first sexy thought to that ultra-satisfying orgasm, here's what's happening below the belt.<p>Women’s Health <i>and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) teamed up on an exclusive survey that revealed how much women know about their own anatomy. The answer, sadly: Not a</i> …

Does Eating Your Carrots Make You More Creative?

Eating my veggies always makes me feel self-nurturing and virtuous, and that’s a boost to my happiness and self-esteem. But the mental health …

Research

Scientists dramatically improve method for finding common genetic alterations in tumors

Scientists have developed a significantly better computer tool for finding genetic alterations that play an important role in many cancers but were …

Why diets don’t actually work, according to a researcher who has studied them for decades

By Roberto A. Ferdman<p>For centuries, men and women have worked tirelessly to fit the physical molds of their time. Diets, which have ranged from the straightforward to the colorful and kind of silly, have produced a wide range of results -- and all sorts of followings.<p>Not long ago, the Atkins diet …

Holistic Medicine

How to Get Rid of Those Annoying Zits on Your Scalp

They’re painful suckers.<p>It's nice that scalp zits are hidden and all (as opposed to the facial variety), but they can often be the most painful type of pimple (especially when you brush, ugh). They're also the hardest to treat because—you guessed it—they're covered by your hair.<p>"The main cause for …

'Fuzzy thinking' in depression and bipolar disorder: New research finds effect is real

People with depression or bipolar disorder often feel their thinking ability has gotten “fuzzy”, or less sharp than before their symptoms began. Now, …

The Brain

Carbs: Striking a Balance Between Having Enough Fuel to Train and Losing Weight

Carbs are everywhere in running, from the ritual of pre-race carbo loading to the gels and energy bars we eat in stride to the recovery drinks that …

What the Dalai Lama Taught Daniel Goleman About Emotional Intelligence

Two decades before Daniel Goleman first wrote about emotional intelligence in the pages of HBR, he met his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Amherst College, who mentioned to the young science journalist for the <i>New York Times</i> that he was interested in meeting with scientists. Thus began a long, rich …

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Crazy good: How mental illnesses help entrepreneurs thrive

By Matt McFarland<p>Michael A. Freeman had long noticed that entrepreneurs seem inclined to have mental health issues.<p>The clinical professor of psychology at UC-San Francisco’s medical school spent a decade at a company where his clients were the founders of businesses. He estimates that about a third …

8 Pieces of Wisdom from 8 Enlightened Sages

Buddhaimonia.When it comes to wisdom, our newly connected world gives us click-button access to more than we know what to do with. If you do a little …

Wealth

The World's Best New Universities 2015

We all know the schools that come out on top in world university rankings: Harvard, Yale, MIT and a smattering of venerable British institutions like Oxford and Cambridge. American institutions always dominate the rosters. But adventurous American and British students open to a challenging …

This Is the Key to Happiness, According to Psychotherapists

The story you tell yourself about your life.<p>When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result.<p>Psychotherapists actually help …

Creative Writing

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How to Tell If It’s a Wart—and the Best Way to Remove It

Because yuck<p>You have no problem making casual conversation about your zit breakouts, suspicious-looking moles, or that hideous reaction you once had when you tried to give yourself a home Brazilian. But talking about warts? That’s not exactly something you want to bring up over brunch. This …

10 Habits Successful People Give Up to Increase Their Productivity

Carl Preston<p>Read full profile<p>What are you willing to do in order to reach success? It is common among people these days to be average and not stand …

Procrastination

Dr. Oz responds after prominent physicians call for his firing from Columbia University

By Elahe Izadi<p>, Staff writer<p>You know Dr. Oz. He has a popular show where he dishes medical advice, some of which has earned him criticism. But he's not just a television host: Dr. Mehmet Oz is also a cardiothoracic surgeon who holds the surgery department vice chairmanship at Columbia University's …

Columbia University

“I feel like I die more every day”: The “bed death” of sexless marriage is real, and it’s heartbreaking

<b>(annebaek via iStock)</b><p>Whether it’s been months or years, people in sexless marriages go online to commiserate — and plot their escape<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>April 16, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>"The mistake was getting married." That's how the post begins. Under the handle forever monkey, the 40-year-old woman …

Relationships