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Here Are Nearly 1,200 Coursera Courses That Are Still Completely Free

Courses from 166 universities, including Stanford, Georgia Tech, Yale, Duke, and Michigan, are part of the list.<p>Are Coursera courses still free? At Class Central, we get that question so often that I wrote a guide to answer it. Generally speaking, Coursera courses are free to audit but if you want …

Online Education

3 Signs a Toxic Person Is Manipulating You (and What to Do About It)

Chances are high you've encountered a toxic person in your life. You may have even realized this "friend" or family member was no good (kudos to …

Emotional Intelligence

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you?

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of your business<p>Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape.<p>“Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I …

James Comey

A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?

Lisa Mosconi, an Italian-born neuroscientist and nutritionist, had no idea how important the taste of water was to her until she moved to New York City and took a long sip from the tap.<p>"This is supposed to be the best water in America," she said, "but it tasted awful. It was disgusting."<p>She set off …

Nutrition

Huge Sperm Whale Reduced to Empty Carcass After Ingesting 64 Lbs of Plastic

The ocean's trash problem is getting out of hand.<p>Indigestion can be crippling, leaving one toilet-bound for days. In the ocean, however, it can send …

Sperm Whale

25 Animal Facts That Sound Fake But Are Actually Totally True

They don't teach you this stuff in school.

Fish

Want to Know if Someone is a Psychopath? They Need 1 Thing Really, Really Badly

Psychopaths seek rewards to an extreme degree.<p>How do you know if someone you know is a psychopath? As <i>Inc.</i> colleague Jessica Stillman writes, for a definitive answer you'd need to assess the individual based on a long list of scientifically validated traits like lack of empathy, egocentricity, and …

Psychology

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p>The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though in …

Geology

This Beachbody Trainer's Raw Before and After Will Change How You Think About Bodybuilding

Scrolling through Instagram, it's easy to assume that fitness or bikini competitors look perfect all the time. Here's a reminder that's not the case at all. Beachbody trainer Autumn Calabrese, creator of the 21 Day Fix and the 80 Day Obsession, posted these comparison photos with the caption, "Can …

Fitness

Judge: Assault weapons ban doesn't violate 2nd Amendment

BOSTON (AP) — Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment, a federal judge said in a ruling Friday upholding Massachusetts' ban on the weapons.<p>U.S. District Judge William Young dismissed a lawsuit challenging the 20-year-old ban, saying assault weapons are …

Guns

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

There's now even more evidence that one type of protein is best for your body

• <b>A study of more than 81,000 people in North America found that meat protein-eaters increased their risk of heart disease twofold.</b>• <b><br>But people who ate</b> …

Nutrition

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and wonder, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

Self-improvement

Top 13 Nutrition Lies That Made the World Sick and Fat

Nutrition is full of all kinds of nonsense.<p>The worst examples are listed here, but unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg.<p>Here are the top …

Nutrition

Visit to dentist leaves man with bizarre lump on his hand, deadly heart infection

A normally-routine visit to the dentist left a 27-year-old Vancouver man with a gross-looking lump on his hand that turned out to be a sign of a life-threatening heart infection.<p>According to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the man went to the emergency room six weeks …

Medicine

Stress in Your Early Childhood Could Actually Make The Brain's DNA Remap Itself

Your genes are not written in stone.<p>Our first few years of life play a crucial role in our brain's wiring. New research suggests our experiences …

Genetics

Sugary drinks are linked to a risk of dying early, according to a study of more than 17,000 people

Drinking a lot of sugary coffee, tea, soda, or juice could be increasing your risk of an early death.<p>That's the finding of a groundbreaking study of over 17,000 Americans above the age of 45. The researchers behind the yet-to-be-published study found that over the course of six years, people who …

Diabetes

The road to Alzheimer’s disease is lined with processed foods

Dementia haunts the United States. There’s no one without a personal story about how dementia has touched someone they care for. But beyond personal stories, the broader narrative is staggering: By 2050, we are on track to have almost 15 million Alzheimer’s patients in the US alone. That’s roughly …

Alzheimer's Disease

Bad nutrition advice dietitians want you to forget

Thinking about juicing, cutting carbs or giving up fruit in a quest to lose weight? Think again.<p>How many times have you read that you need to eat clean, start juicing or only eat foods that have a specific number of ingredients? The advice may be compelling, and even sound science-y, but in the age …

Nutrition

Here's How You Can Actually Get Thicker Hair

Or, at least the appearance of<p>The moment you hair starts feeling sparse in places you'd rather it didn't—around the temples, spots at the back of your head, a hairline that keeps moving farther away—can incite panic. But if you tackle thinning hair with purpose, you can minimise any noticeable …

Hair

6 Weird Warning Signs That Could Indicate Your Heart Is in Trouble

See your doctor if you have any concerns about these.<p>The heart, so integral to life, sits in its protective cage in the chest, going about its work …

Medical Research

Ocean plastic predicted to triple within a decade

<b>(CNN) —</b> Without intervention soon, the amount of plastic littering the world's oceans is expected to triple within a decade, a new UK government report warns.<p>The "Foresight Future of the Sea" report from the UK Government Office for Science said our oceans have seen "unprecedented change as a …

Pollution

What’s Food Got to Do With Infertility? Turns Out, A Lot!

A country called India bursting at seams with 1.3 billion people, still has 27.5 million people struggling to have a child of their own. No wonder …

Nutrition

Why Diabulimia Is So Dangerous

Having Type 1 diabetes (which used to be called juvenile diabetes) is a serious health problem that's treated mostly by taking regular injections of …

Diabetes

'Game changer' treatment for Multiple Sclerosis patients

MS sufferer Louise Willetts says she is completely well, two year on from treatment that was originally used on cancer patients.<p>Doctors say a stem cell transplant could be a "game changer" for many patients with multiple sclerosis.<p>Results from an international trial show that it was able to stop …

Multiple Sclerosis

Doctors Say They've Found a 'Game Changing' Stem Cell Treatment for MS

Doctors have found what could be a “game changing” treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS).<p>Interim results from an international trial of a stem cell …

Medicine

The first black woman aviator had to leave the U.S. in order to achieve her dreams

They called her “Brave Bessie” and although her story inspired generations, her path ended in tragedy<p><b>By Erin Blakemore</b><p>“NEGRESS AN AIR PILOT,” blared …

Paying Hospitals To Keep People Out Of Hospitals? It Works In Maryland.

Saturdays at Mercy Medical Center used to be perversely lucrative. The dialysis clinic across the street was closed on weekends.<p>That meant the …

Health Care

Essential Oils Are Linked to The Development of 'Man Boobs', Scientists Warn

Natural doesn't mean safe.<p>Young boys receiving regular exposure to essential oils such as lavender or tea tree oil could be at risk of a rare …