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Newfound neurological mechanism explains how breathing can sharpen your focus

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have uncovered a neurophysiological link between respiration and cognition, offering a fascinating anatomical …

Mercury Is the Inspectah Deck of Planets

Tiny and overlooked, the nearest world to the sun could destroy the entire solar system.<p>Wu-Tang Clan rapper Method Man once said the following about fellow member Inspectah Deck: “He’s like that dude thatta sit back and watch you play yourself … and see you sit and know you lyin’, and he’ll take …

Astronomy

The Japanese skill copied by the world

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries.<p>As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into the station, I watched a strange ritual begin. During the brief stop, the conductor in the last carriage …

Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness

Citizens of one of the happiest countries on Earth are surprisingly comfortable contemplating a topic many prefer to avoid. Is that the key to joy?<p>On a visit to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, I found myself sitting across from a man named Karma Ura, spilling my guts. Maybe it was the fact that he …

Remarkable 240-Year-Old Doll Automaton Can Write Actual Programmable Text

Designed and constructed in the 1770s, this extraordinary little doll is actually a self-operating machine that's believed by some to be one of the oldest examples of a computer. Known as “The Writer,” the automaton was built by Swiss-born watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz in order to entertain …

10 Fashion Lessons I Learned from My Banker Boyfriend

It shouldn't come as a surprise that the wolves of Wall Street have investing in your wardrobe down to a formula.<p>One usually wouldn't describe suit-clad finance guys as fashionable, especially in a city that worships imitable street style and prays to the ever-changing runway. So when I became one …

Clothing

The Invention That Could End Obesity

A Michigan surgeon invented an apparatus that he believes tricks the brain into thinking the stomach is full. His Full Sense Device could be a lifesaver for millions of obese Americans and raises questions about how hunger — our most basic human impulse — even works.

Third Wave Electronics

Runcible is a new category of personal electronic which occupies a space between a traditional mobile phone and a wearable device. Featuring a …

Expert Advice: 10 Wardrobe Maintenance Essentials

We first came across Antonio Centeno (author of the Real Men Real Style blog and founder of A Tailored Suit) on The Art of Manliness, where he …

Clothing

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

Custom Menswear Made in America

Last week at the Liberty Fairs show in NYC we had the chance to look-over some of the menswear collections coming up for Fall/Winter 2015. There was …

Men's Fashion

Online reputation is more valuable than money or power

The author of The Reputation Economy believes online reputation is now so important that we risk becoming persona non grata if we ignore it. Here he explains how to transform yourself into search-engine gold<p>My Google search for “Michael Fertik” returns a page of uncommon order and serenity, like …

Google Search

30 Wardrobe Classics That Never Go Out Of Style

Many of us have two types of clothes in our closets: the of-the-moment, trendy pieces and the classics. They are equally important, but we tend to …

Clothing

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology