Marina Mamedova

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The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

How to Keep Off Holiday Weight This Year

The holidays are just around the corner. The season's huge celebratory meals and rapidly cooling weather can make hibernation seem like the best idea ever. The bad news is, there is no socially acceptable way to curl up in bed and live off your own stored body fat for the whole winter.<p>Although …

7 Easy Dinners For People Who 'Don't Cook'

You can be a complete stranger to the kitchen and still pull off an amazing meal. Here are seven foolproof recipes that will wow your entire family.<p><b>1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken with Mango Chutney</b><p>Chicken tandoori is easy to make, and this is my favorite version: the chicken is deliciously spiced with …

The Mashed Potato Recipes You Want And Need

Dive in.<p>Side dishes are often overlooked, a mere afterthought to fill up the plate. But when sides are mashed potatoes, they are the main event. They’re are buttery and fluffy, filling and savory, and all in all wholly satisfying (so long as they aren’t made with potatoes that have been stored in …

Cooking

Bust breakfast boredom: Make Com Tam. This Vietnamese meal uses broken rice as it's base (but you can use brown jasmine like in this photo.) Top steamed rice with sizzled pork patties mixed with garlic, ginger, lemongrass, fish sauce, and a lil sugar. Add a fried egg or two, plus mint or basil. Feast.

Human fist evolved to punch, new study says

Were human hands built for punching? A new study of cadaver arms suggests this may be the case.<p>By using the arms to hit a dumbbell three different ways, scientists determined that a clenched fist makes it much safer to serve someone a knuckle sandwich.<p>The findings, published this week in the …

Evolution

A Mediterranean diet could protect your brain from shrinking in old age

Following a Mediterranean diet high in fish and low in meat may slow down the signs of aging in your brain, according to a new study.<p>Researchers found that among 684 elderly people with an average age of 80, those who stuck more closely to a Mediterranean diet that includes lots of vegetables, …

Holistic Medicine

4 uncomfortable truths about living in Portugal

1. Portugal’s interior is for sale, and we are losing our traditions and environment because of it.<p>The need for money and higher-paying jobs has put …

Europe

How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

Mindfulness

Homo naledi: New species of human ancestor discovered in South Africa

<b>Rising Star Cave, South Africa (CNN) —</b> When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger's house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and called National Geographic.<p>Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand …

Archaeology

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Immune cells cluster to fight viruses - Futurity

Like birds, ants, and other living organisms, immune cells work collectively to kill viruses like the flu.

Women who want two children 'should start trying by 27'

Scientists create fertility calculator, warning women that if they want to plan a family they need to think about it early<p>Women who who want at least three children should should start trying for a baby by the age of 23, scientists have warned.<p>Those wanting two children should not leave it later …

Immunotherapy: the big new hope for cancer treatment

Immunotherapy is the most exciting development in cancer treatment in years, beginning to take off at a time when much cancer drug research seems to be hitting a brick wall. More and more of the orthodox chemotherapy drugs have very small effects, buying people with the advanced disease a few …

Immunotherapy

Banning legal highs: the biggest obstacle is the human brain

New government plans to crack down on and ban “legal highs” have a lot of people confused and worried. For a start, the government is essentially planning to make legal highs illegal, and thus creating a logical paradox. Anything covered by the new laws would become illegal, so would not a “legal” …

Consciousness

How to dress like a local in 25 cities around the world

No one wants to stick out as a tourist when they travel because of what they wear. But fashion trends vary from city to city, making it tough to know what to wear in different destinations.<p>To avoid those awkward fashion mishaps, we've broken down what locals wear in 25 cities around the world. From …

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

Shakshuka Up Your Morning Routine With Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Shakshuka only looks complicated—these eggs poached in tomato sauce are perfect for a weekday breakfast.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the</i> …

Breakfast