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Here's what science says about populism, the rise of Donald Trump, and how to heal a fractured country

People around the world are stunned at the rise of Donald Trump – from complete outsider to Republican nominee for the US presidential election, in …

Political Science

Want to Stick to Your Habits? Science Says This Will Double Your Success Rate

This will ensure your positive habits always happen, no matter what.<p>The internet is chock full of good habits that can change your success for the better. But actually sticking to them is a completely different story.<p>This unexpected journey called life gets in the way, and when we have a task list …

A Parent’s Touch Actually Transforms A Baby’s Brain

The power of touch goes beyond helping parents and children bond.<p>A child wants to be held and touched from the very first day of life. And a parent’s affectionate touch goes a long way, from boosting a newborn’s healthy development to shaping the child’s brain later on, a new study suggests.<p>For …

5 Simple Yoga Poses for Quick Weight Loss

Yoga isn’t just about building physical strength; infact it is a healing therapy for our Mind, Body and Soul! The origins of Yoga have been …

Yoga

Learning the language of wine will transform the way you taste it

The ancient Greeks had four distinct words to express the nuances of love. “Eros” characterized love driven by lust and sexual passion, for example, and “storge” described the affectionate kind of love that, say, parents feel toward their offspring. Words give the world meaning. Every time we learn …

Wine

How Georgia O'Keeffe left her cheating husband for a mountain: 'God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it'

<b>A new exhibition of paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe will shine a light on an odd, obsessive artist</b><p>In 1929, aged 41, Georgia O’Keeffe took a trip to New Mexico. By then, with the help of her husband, Alfred Stieglitz – an influential photographer and manager of the first modern art gallery in the …

Art History

This Is When You’re Most Creative, According to Science

One of the most common misconceptions about creativity is that it’s a gift. But, to an extent, it’s a skill just like anything else. It needs practice, repetition and the right timing and setting.<p>Part of the reason the dreaded words “I’m not creative” are muttered so often is likely because it’s …

Creativity

Lemon Water Weight Loss Benefits

Did you know that lemon and hot water is a great tool for weight loss? Drinking a glass of warm water mixed with Lemon juice first thing in the …

Wellness

Brexit and Trump: When Fear Triumphs Over Evidence

In case you missed it, on June 24th the UK voted to leave the European Union. This was despite the overwhelming number of experts saying that this …

Michael Gove

A Bitter Pill

Josiah Zayner’s gut was making his life hell — so he embarked on an extreme DIY fecal transplant<p><b>Human feces floated</b> in saline solution in a mortar, on a marbled countertop, in a dimly lit kitchen in Burlingame, California. A bottle of ethyl alcohol, an electronic scale, test tubes, and a stack of …

10 Dazzling, Delicious Easter Desserts

Make your Easter feast unforgettable by ending on a sweet note. From Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting to Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, these desserts are all serious show-stoppers.<p><b>1. Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting</b><p>Carrot cakes can be heavy and dense, but this one is …

DNA Study Points to Prehistoric Hanky Panky With Neanderthals

Ancient Eurasia saw more than a little prehistoric hanky panky, a new study shows. It finds the ancestors of modern humans interbred with Neanderthals and another type of prehuman not just once, but several times.<p>And the genes of these ancient Neanderthals and Denisovans live on today, in modern …

Anthropology

For early humans, life was no picnic 1.8 million years ago - Futurity

Reconstruction of a early human habitat in Tanzania suggests our ancestors had to eke out a tough living, competing with lions and hyenas for food.

East Africa

Tinctures Are the (Totally Legal) Frontier of Herbal Healing

Forget pills: The future of medicine is plant-based, bottled in tiny jars, and sold at natural grocers for upwards of $12. Here's everything you need to know about tinctures.<p>Boil down all of the acupuncture, herbs, reiki, meditation, yoga, and general talk about "well-being," and you've found the …

Alternative Medicine

The Best Travel Beauty Product, According to Travel + Leisure Editors

I'm a sucker for a liquid matte lipstick, because the application goes on smooth, never cakey, but you get a long-lasting finish — key for when …

U.S. Southwest is drying

Researchers identified 12 weather patterns across the region. Over the past 30 years, the 3 patterns bringing rain to the U.S. Southwest became less …

Climate Change

14 MVP Recipes for Your Super Bowl Bash

Some go to Super Bowl parties for the game, others for the commercials -- but <i>everyone</i> looks forward to the food. From Tailgate Sliders and "Crack" Nuts to White Chicken Chili and Guacamole, these crowd-pleasing recipes will make you the MVP of the party.<p><b>1. Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders</b><p>These …

A Fiction Reading List to Help You Understand the World Around You

Melissa Tandiwe Myambo, <i>University of California, Los Angeles</i><p>The real world is often overwhelmingly complicated. Literature can help. This is true at universities too: courses in comparative literature offer students new insights into their chosen disciplines by unlocking new, varied …

Four Days Lost At Sea With Def Leppard

A tourism cash-cow beset by death, laryngitis and awful weather.<p><i>This story originally appeared on Fortune</i>.<p>Let me say it plainly. I’m a hardcore Def …

Your Ultimate Guide to Cooking with Dried Beans

If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when you think about beans, this primer will change your tune. Whether tumbled with citrus, roasted with sausage, or stewed with all that is bright and green, these are winter’s stealth powerhouses.<p>If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when …

Cooking

Education reform’s devious blame game: The charter school movement doesn’t want you to know it’s failing

Insiders finger Wall Street for misspent funds and schools’ poor performance. It’s all part of a new PR strategy<p>Charter schools, which have been criticized for grabbing billions in taxpayer dollars with promises to reinvent public education using corporate efficiencies and values, are finding …

Here's Even More Convincing Evidence That Jon Snow Will Be Back on Game of Thrones

We've got approximately three months until season six of <i>Game of Thrones</i> premieres on HBO, and those three months look like they are going to continue to be filled with the endless Jon Snow mind games. Our hopes of any return were originally dashed when HBO's president of programming said that Snow …

10 food experiences you need to have in Seattle before you die

1. Devouring plank-grilled salmon at Elliott’s Oyster House.<p>The name suggests you should order oysters at Elliott’s Oyster House, but it’s the …

Cooking

Cancer and Climate Change

I’M a climate scientist who has just been told I have Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.<p>This diagnosis puts me in an interesting position. I’ve spent much of my professional life thinking about the science of climate change, which is best viewed through a multidecadal lens. At some level I was sure that, …

7 Mindfulness Habits That Lead To 365 Days of Happiness

Would you like to become smarter, healthier, be in better shape, feel more relaxed, and have more energy than you thought possible? Of course you …

Mindfulness
Healthy Eating

5 energizing foods that are not coffee

Morning lull? Afternoon slump? Evening fatigue? It’s all too common in today’s go-go-go world. And on those days when you lack time and energy, grabbing a coffee or candy bar to keep going can be a quick fix that catches up with you later.<p>After all, food is fuel and it affects your energy levels. …

Nutrition

Dan Fante: underground writer expressed madness of the US workplace

The countercultural hero and self-styled ‘gin pissing, raw meat, dual carburetor V-8 son-of-a-bitch from Los Angeles’ died on Monday<p>Dan Fante, who died on on Monday aged 71, was one of the American literary underground’s most significant writers. The author, poet and playwright may not have had the …

17 YA Novels That Are Definitely Morally Complicated

Although, let's be real, what YA novel isn't complicated?