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Your Brain Might Be Distorting Reality

Some researchers are finding that the things you do could change what your brain sees–but not everyone is convinced.<p>We usually believe that what we see is a true representation of what’s there. The basic model of vision is that the eyes receive sensory information, the brain processes it, and then …

The Best Sex Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

Reading is great and all, but when you’re at the gym or on a long car ride or tired from work—that isn’t really an option. At the same time, we’re always telling ourselves to reduce the amount of TV binge-watching we do.<p>We want to be informed, but we’re busy. Sometimes you just want to listen to a …

We’ve been burying people all wrong

Could eco-friendly funerals save the planet?<p>About 15 years ago, Cynthia Beal, a 30-year veteran of the natural-food movement and then-owner of the …

What to do in January to save on airfare all year

Unless you’re scrambling to make last-minute holiday plans, the next trip you take will be in 2018. And unless you have a good reason to wait, it’s almost time to start booking it, too.<p>Multiple sources have pinpointed January as the ideal time to book trips at an affordable price. But because …

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Each month, we ask 10 DJs and music directors from public radio stations around the country to tell us about the songs they keep playing. This month's mix features several collaborations between well-known artists and up-and-coming stars.<p>Otis Jr. and a band of Louisville all-stars (including …

Silent nights: 10 destinations where you'll find peace and quiet next year

Exhausted after the hullaballoo of the holidays and in need of some hush? We’ve hand-picked the best places around the globe – from meditation retreats to silent cafés – where you’re guaranteed peace and quiet. It’s time to join the cult of quiet.<p>1. Snowy silence in Sweden<p>Go off-grid and enjoy …

Bill Gurley — the legendary investor who backed Uber, Snap, and eBay — is now betting big that healthcare has hit a 'tipping stage'

Bill Gurley is getting serious about healthcare.<p>The tech investor, a general partner at Benchmark Capital, has made a name for himself backing companies like Uber, Snap, Twitter, and eBay. But Benchmark's footprint in healthcare wasn't as prolific.<p>In 2014, he tweeted that the healthcare market is …

Entrepreneurship

How Are You Perceived at Work? Here’s an Exercise to Find Out

It’s not easy to understand how other people perceive us. We are often uncertain, confused, or even completely unaware of what we project. And this lack of self-awareness can be career-limiting.<p>Consider a former client of mine who was angling for the C-suite but had received feedback that his …

Employees Trust Bosses Who Display Any of These 5 Successful Leadership Habits

Countless studies have confirmed that trust is the one human behavior you cannot afford not to have for your business to profit.<p>Tell me if you agree with this statement: For any human relationship to thrive, it has to be founded on trust.<p>If you agree, then know that it's really no different in the …

Take a Shower Today? Science Says That Might Have Been a Mistake

Research on immunology suggests showering daily isn't the best for you.<p>Personally, I love to take a shower to start the day. A nice, warm one where I can stay, half asleep, as I think about mostly nothing. But it turns out we all might need to rethink that part of the morning routine if we want to …

Fall Cocktails

Seasonal ingredients like cranberries and apples pair beautifully with ginger beer, white wine and hard cider to create delicious drinks. Whether …

How thoughts and speech shape our wellbeing | Gary John Bishop

Your internal chatter has a huge impact on the way you feel about yourself. Listen in, says Gary John Bishop<p>You stumble through the door into your morning coffee ritual. As you make your way through a maze of chairs, tables and outstretched legs you finally arrive at your space at the end of the …

Self-improvement

The biggest NHS scandal you've never heard of only affects women, but men should be just as concerned

This year, news broke of a dangerous medical device, after years of campaigning and investigation.<p>Senior doctors have said it could be the most …

Radiation Therapy

Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work?

Research suggests that conditions in the workplace might be to blame.<p><i>Updated on August 3, 2017</i><p>The bitches,as Shannon saw it, came in three varieties. She categorized them on her personal blog, in a post titled “Beware the Female BigLaw Partner.”<p>First was the “aggressive bitch”—a certain kind of …

Game of Thrones Costume Designer Michele Clapton Explains the Details You Missed

All the Easter eggs from her Emmy-bait shows GoT and The Crown.<p>Every tiny detail on <i>Game of Thrones</i> is important. Fans know it, and that's why they pay attention to everything, from Sansa's hairstyles to characters' split-second facial expressions. But one of the most reliably theory-generating (and …

The New Yuppies

The term “yuppie” now feels so dated that it occasionally seems an entire social class has vanished. If the suit-wearing Patrick Batemans of the …

Broad City

Why Americans Get Conned Again and Again

Their admiration for ingenuity and gumption leaves room for opportunists.<p>For decades, Donald Trump has been compared to the legendary showman P.T. Barnum. Trump himself has publicly embraced being likened to a man described by historians as “vulgar, childish, surely just a little crooked.” His …

'Until the Drug Dealer's Teeth Rattle'

A new book examines how black communities inadvertently helped lay the groundwork for mass incarceration.<p>Any real discussion of mass incarceration is impossible without addressing racism. Michelle Alexander’s widely acclaimed book <i>The New Jim Crow</i> cast the criminal-justice system as a successor to …

The Voices in Our Heads

Why do people talk to themselves, and when does it become a problem?<p>“Talking to your yogurt again,” my wife, Pam, said. “And what does the yogurt say?”<p>She had caught me silently talking to myself as we ate breakfast. A conversation was playing in my mind, with a research colleague who questioned …

8 podcasts every woman should listen to

The world is noisier than ever, and it’s difficult to get a clear perspective from women who are facing society’s gender assumptions and …

Repealing Obamacare affects everyone

Obamacare touches just about everyone.<p>It's not just for the 20 million people who have health insurance through the individual Obamacare exchanges or Medicaid expansion.<p>Under Obamacare, senior citizens pay less for Medicare coverage and for their prescription drugs. Many Americans have received …

Best Snow Tubing Spots Near NYC

For more, please visit offMetro.com.<p>With winter in our midst, it's good to remember that there's an alternative to skiing, snowboarding, and making angels in the snow. Forget the boots, the goggles, the gear, and enjoy the simple thrills of snow tubing--because sitting is really all that's involved …

New Jersey

5 Easy Ways To Incorporate Conscious Sexuality Into Your Life

A couple months ago, I traveled to Dorset, England, to participate in a conscious sexuality festival. I had never heard of the term before going. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. All I knew was what I gleaned from the website, which mentioned yoga, meditation, and a sauna, all set …

Consciousness

The Psychology of the New Times Square

When David Owen wrote about the work of the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, Craig Dykers, one of the principal partners of the firm, discussed the organization’s approach to design by describing the scene outside his New York office, which overlooks the Wall Street bull:<p>Dykers told me that he …

10 Useful TED Talks Every Designer Must Watch

Design, in general, is one of the jobs that receive the biggest flow of daily inspiration. Each day you encounter advertisements on the street, modern architecture, and commercials with stunning graphics. It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed.<p>If you’re seeking for professional inspiration, provided …

Major Lazer - Sunset - Robot Heart - Burning Man 2016

Socially isolated breast cancer patients fare worse, study says

Patients with early breast cancer who are socially isolated have a higher risk of dying from their disease, a new study suggests.<p>Women with fewer social ties -- to friends, family, community and religious groups, as well as spouses or romantic partners -- were 43 percent more likely to see their …

Humana Says 2017 Obamacare Premium Revenue Will Drop $2B

Humana said its exit from selling individual coverage under the Affordable Care Act in several states will trigger a drop of more than $2 billion in Obamacare premiums in 2017.<p>The health insurer’s disclosure in its third-quarter earnings report puts a dollar figure on the amount of business it gets …

10 Next-Level Graphic Designers Changing the Way Club Culture Looks

Get to know the artists behind some of the most iconic visuals in dance music.<p>For all of its progressive sonic experimentation, electronic music often feels like a blank canvas. Unrelenting kick-drums or atmospheric synths are inherently abstract, making it more difficult to grasp what producers …

Haiti Needs 'Massive Response' to Halt Cholera Crisis After Matthew: U.N.

World<p>Many parts of Haiti devastated by Hurricane Matthew were still without aid early Tuesday, as the U.N. launched an emergency appeal for almost $120 milion in life-saving help for 750,000 survivors at risk of starvation or cholera.<p>Aid is trickling into the impoverished nation, where hundreds of …