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How smartphone light affects your brain and body

There's something incredibly powerful about the blue lights that the designers of our smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens have been able to create. The lights in these screens glow so bright that we can see them even during a sunny day. At night, they're bright enough that they've been compared …

Sleep

Young adults take more security measures for their online privacy than their elders

The attitudes, concerns and practices of 13-year-olds are, as you might imagine, quite different from those of 35-year-olds.<p>For some time now, conventional wisdom has claimed that young people don’t care about privacy. As it happens, that conventional wisdom had always been, at best, an …

This car insurer wants your Facebook data to determine if you're a risky driver [update: they're denying it]

Can the way you use social media determine how much you should pay for your car insurance? Is it possible to make judgements on what type of person you might be behind the wheel, just from how you use language and grammar? UK car insurance company Admiral seems to think so.<p>Admiral, for the record, …

You Won't Believe What Starbucks Is Starting to Serve

Something to help you unwind better than a Frappuccino ever could.<p>If you're a freelancer or travel for business, you've probably spent an inordinate amount of time at Starbucks. A ubiquitous, conveniently located choice with food, coffee, and relatively reliable Wi-Fi, it's hard to stay away from …

How Being Overweight May Affect Memory

Want to stay sharp well into old age? Keep an eye on your waistline, suggests a recent study from the University of Arizona. Having a higher body …

Women work 39 days a year more than men, report says

<b>Women work on average 39 more days a year than men according to the World Economic Forum.</b><p>Women work on average 50 minutes more a day than men, data from the WEF's Global Gender Gap report suggests.<p>The report says the prevalence of unpaid work burdens women and estimates that economic inequalities …

Demographics

The Parents Television Council Thought The Walking Dead Premiere Was Too Violent

<b>Warning: Spoilers ahead</b><p>The Parents Television Council was not pleased with the season 7 premiere of <i>The Walking Dead</i>, saying the episode was too …

How One Season of Football Affects a Child’s Brain

Research is mounting that concussions have devastating impacts on professional football players in the NFL—and the symptoms don’t happen overnight. …

How to empower kids to make informed health decisions

Beatrix Watson was five years old when she told a female doctor she would not take off her underwear unless her mother was in the room. Despite the need for a physical examination, however, the doctor discussed options with Beatrix's father, who had taken her to the appointment and made time to see …

Chinese Scientists Engineer Teeny Tiny Pigs To Sell As Pets

Also for medical research<p>So-called "teacup pigs" are marketed as cute, conveniently sized pets, but when they grow up, their owners are often surprised when they balloon to their adult weight of hundreds of pounds. Now, scientists at BGI in Shenzhen, China are using cutting-edge genetic …

Pigs

New York Just Cracked Down on Airbnb With a New Law

Things aren’t going in Airbnb’s favor in New York.<p>On Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a controversial bill that makes it illegal to …

Here's why the FDA believes marijuana is no medicine

Voters in five states, including California, will decide whether to legalize weed for recreational use by adults, and citizens in four others will cast ballots on whether to allow medical marijuana.<p>If all of the measures succeed, it could force federal lawmakers to reconcile restrictive federal …

Cannabis

This woman fought back masterfully after being called 'just a nurse'

A nurse in Australia is speaking out on social media after an acquaintance dismissed her as “just a nurse.” Caitlin Brassington wrote an emotional post on Instagram and Facebook next to a photo of herself in scrubs in which she says she’s heard that comment “many, many times” in the past 18 years …

Mall Investors Are Set to Lose Billions as America's Retail Gloom Deepens

The dramatic shift to online shopping that has crushed U.S. department stores in recent years now threatens the investors who a decade ago funded the …

Facing Climate Change, Tanzania Can’t Afford to Fear GM Crops

Last week, Tanzania planted its first ever genetically modified crop—a drought-resistant white corn hybrid. Government researchers will spend the …

Forget Multi-Tasking – It's All About Mono-tasking, Say Stanford Researchers

We know multi-tasking is bad for us: we just can’t stop doing it.<p>No matter how many times we hear that multitasking causes heightened mental stress, …

Most feared Wall Street prosecutor warns bankers against silence

Wall Street's top prosecutor just schooled a room full of New York bankers on bad behavior.<p>Preet Bharara is greatly feared on Wall Street. As the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, Bharara has prosecuted dozens of high profile bankers on insider trading and securities fraud.<p>He …

Wall Street

Not Just a State of Mind: Scientists Locate the Physical Source of Depression in the Brain

One in Ten<p>Depression is a mental illness many people still dismiss as a matter of mindset. An international team of researchers from UK’s University …

Why Walmart's CEO Is Taking His Billion Dollar Risks

Our unplanned theme this week is leaders taking risks.<p>Tuesday it was Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman’s high-stakes (but unsuccessful) bet on …

Donald Trump's nastiness is why so many Republicans love him — and it leaves the GOP with a paralyzing decision

Trump's nastiness is one of the reasons he will lose the election. But it's also a key reason he got the Republican nomination in the first place.<p>Over the last few decades, as racism and sexism have become impolite, a substantial number of voters on the right have decided politeness itself is a …

Republicans

The scientists who make apps addictive

Tech companies use the insights of behaviour design to keep us returning to their products. But some of the psychologists who developed the science …

The philosophy of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius is supposed to help you be more resilient and at peace — here's how to master it in 7 days

It's been a tool for the ordinary and the elite alike — from slaves to emperors — as they sought wisdom, strength, and the "good life."<p>Today, Stoicism is popular with football coaches the Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll, investors like Tim Ferriss, and military generals like General James "Mad Dog" …

Pete Carroll