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Scientists find first drug that appears to slow Alzheimer's disease

Scientists appear to have broken a decades-long deadlock in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease after announcing trial results for the first drug that appears to slow the pace of mental decline.<p>The drug, called solanezumab, was shown to stave off memory loss in patients with mild Alzheimer’s …

The Scary Way Diabetes Affects Thinking Skills And Brain Function

A growing body of research is finding that diabetes can take as devastating a toll on the brain as it takes on the body.<p>A new study published this week in the journal Neurology shows that people with Type 2 diabetes demonstrate a decline in cognitive skills and ability to perform daily activities …

Diabetes

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

University of California

Here's the secret underlying all good writing

According to Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker, author of "The Sense of Style," that topic sentence helped catalyze the most important aspect of good writing.<p>It's what Pinker calls an "arc of coherence."<p>The truth is, our brains don't like to work too hard, let alone when we're reading.<p>The …

Creative Writing

How Memories Form- Breakthrough Study on Emotion and Neurological Association

Ever wonder what would happen if you ran into your first lost love on the train station? Imagine the sheer simultaneity of trauma and bliss forever …

India's Real Poverty Wages: At $1.66 An Hour There's No Such Poverty In America

One of the things that it is really terribly difficult to get over to an American audience is the simple fact that there’s no real poverty in the United States at all. There is most certainly relative poverty, what we might and probably should call inequality, but of the real, absolute poverty …

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

Knit and Breathe

I didn't learn to knit because I'm a crafty person. I'm creative, sure, but more in a "how can we make this work?" kind of way rather than a "let's make this pretty" way. I didn't learn to knit because my mother taught me; her mother didn't teach her either. In fact, I don't know any women in my …

32 Easy DIY Home Projects You Can Do In A Weekend

Weekend projects are the most fun. Starting a DIY Home project that is supposed to take you just one weekend to finish can definitely encourage you …

Crafting

Get Ready for a Book-Filled Weekend With These 12 DIY Projects

We believe that there is a DIY project to occupy almost every weekend. Food lovers spruce up their kitchen, designers figure out how to make the most of small spaces and some fashionistas even craft their own jewelry. If your favorite pastime involves escaping into a good book, then a fun …

23 Simply Brilliant DIY Paper Wall Art Projects That Will Transform Your Decor

Wall art pieces are really hard if not impossible to define as an entire category in just a few words. Sublime copper penny compositions or paper …

Wall Art

Embroidery Basics and Stitch How To

Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo for Martha Stewart LivingIt’s no surprise to you all that I adore embroidery. Just as you can add beautiful embellishment to …

Sewing

5 Types of Hand Embroidery Stitches to Add to Your Repertoire

There are hundreds of types of hand embroidery stitches out there and I have no doubt it would take many years to master them all.<p>Lucky for you, …

Variegated Embroidery Thread & Ribbed Wheels

Woooohooooo! This is me, in a good mood. Why? Not because it’s Tax Day. No, no! It’s better than that!(Well, that wouldn’t be too difficult, would …

eBooks

How to: DIY Typographic Wall Art Using Leftover Fabric And Yarn

I have a ton of scrap fabric. And a huge bag full of leftover yarn. So the other day, I got to thinking... why not use up some of these extras to …

Wall Art

On Stitches and Samplers and Such

One of the best ways to get really comfortable with hand embroidery is to set about making a stitch sampler.Sometimes, we get stuck with one …

Sewing

35 Empowering Feminist Quotes from Inspiring Women

Words of wisdom from the trailblazers who make us proud to be women.<p>To all the women and men continuing the fight for feminism in 2017, get inspired by the words of the trailblazing women who've said it best. From Hillary Clinton to Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Rihanna and all the unapologetic, …

Norman Doidge: the man teaching us to change our minds

Do you believe you can think yourself well, changing the very structure of your brain over time through rigorous training? Norman Doidge does…<p>When you pick up a bestseller that announces “this book will change your life”, or which, say, claims to be full of “mind-bending, miracle-making, …

The new neuroscience of depression: Why your brain’s architecture may be to blame

<b>(Shutterstock/Twin Design)</b><p>New research suggests people with wraparound occipital lobes may be more prone to the condition<p>Tori Rodriguez<p>January 27, 2015 9:45am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Scientists have studied brain structure for decades, so most …

Neuroscience

52 Reason to Love Photography | I Love Photography | Ep. 43 | Dec. 18, 2014

It’s our annual recap of Reasons to Love Photography! We pick some of our favorites from our list of 52.<p>Our weekly look at all things photographic …

Using Vintage Camera Lenses With Ease: 5 Simple Considerations

A while ago, I wrote an article on vintage lenses. I personally adore vintage lenses. But the reality is that they aren’t that easy to use. In fact, …

How to Make a Coffee Cup Spy Camera That Snaps a Shot When You Take a Swig

Here’s an interesting weekend photography project of moderate technical difficulty: the video above is a tutorial on how you can make a DIY coffee …

The Best and Worst Cameras and Lenses of 2014, According to The Camera Store

Canadian camera shop The Camera Store has posted the video above naming its selections for this year’s best and worst camera gear. It’s 19-minutes …

When writers publish on a whim, we may learn more about them than we want

Earlier this month, people in literary circles found themselves debating, with a strange intensity, a series of tweets by a minor U.S. author. The tweets were just a couple of peeved comments about not receiving a small recognition. My writing friends talked about these tweets at the length usually …

The Hobbit: How the 'clomping foot of nerdism' destroyed Tolkien's dream - and the fantasy genre

It's one of the great literary tragedies of our age that Lord of the Rings, not its sprightlier prequel, served as the blueprint for modern fantasy<p>Lord of the Rings is rubbish. It’s a gigantic, sprawling trek of boring asides to even more boring battles, flecked like mouldy bread with tedious …