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30 excuses stopping you from living your best life (and 30 solutions to overcome them)

“I attribute my success to this: — I never gave or took an excuse.” — Florence Nightingale<p>Studies show that failure is among the most common reasons …

Why Exercising Your Legs Could Result In A Healthier Brain

The connection between physical activity and brain health is getting stronger, but we’re still trying to understand all of the reasons why. A new study approached the question with a bit of a twist – by investigating what happens in the brain when leg movement is restricted.<p>We already know that …

The Brain

There's Now "Very Strong Evidence" That Alcohol Can Directly Damage DNA

Well, crap.<p>There is an increasing body of evidence linking alcohol consumption to an increased cancer risk - and now scientists in the UK believe …

What the world would look like if all the ice melted

If the world keeps burning fossil fuels and releasing carbon emissions indefinitely, climate change will eventually melt all the ice at the poles and …

8 Places Successful People Find Their Motivation

I had 22 jobs before I started my own business at the age of 23, and I didn't want one more boss telling me what to do. - Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran<p>A lot of us struggle with motivation -- especially after a personal or business failure. Not to be cold, but at some point we all have those …

Neurologists Have Made an Instrument You Can Play With Your Mind

Can we say this is... mindblowing?<p>An instrument that emits notes according to a person's brain signals is the latest example of mind-controlled …

The Brain

Moon Express to begin commercially harvesting lunar rocks in 2020

Moon Express is racing along as a major contender in Google's Lunar Xprize, a competition that will award US$20 million to the first privately-funded …

The great red spot of Jupiter as never seen before – in pictures

Nasa’s Juno mission has captured stunning images of Jupiter’s great red spot in its first up-close flyby of the huge storm. The raw data has been released to the public, allowing for the never-before-seen images to be creatively brought to life

An Exciting New Cancer Treatment Has Just Been Endorsed by FDA

We can reprogram immune cells!<p>Food and Drug Administration advisers on Wednesday enthusiastically endorsed a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment that …

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 to be unveiled August 23, report says

Samsung looks ready for a new life with its Note series after its exploding Note 7.<p>The South Korean giant is expected to announce its Galaxy Note 8 on August 23, reports South Korean media outlet The Bell. Citing a Samsung executive, the publication added the earlier date should make the Note 8 …

Microsoft launches iPhone app that narrates the world for blind people

Microsoft has released an app that uses a smartphone camera to narrate the world it sees for use by the blind and visually impaired.<p>The free app, Seeing AI, can identify people, facial expressions, currency, describe a scene and read pieces of text. It is available on theApp Store for iPhone.<p>When …

Accessing DNA in the cell's powerhouse to treat disease

A new molecule that reads mitochondrial DNA could pave the way to treat some genetic nerve and muscle diseases<p>For the first time, a synthetic …

Gene therapy: What personalized medicine means for you

This is the future of medicine. There is no turning back.<p>Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli<p>Once we understand how genes are being turned on and off, we'll be able to better predict which treatments will work.<p>Fergus Chan

Personalized Medicine

How to Center Yourself Within 60 Seconds

Looking back on the past 24 hours, were you mainly calm or reactive?As you worked, were you focused or scattered?In the evening, did you feel …

If You Tend To Overthink And Worry A Lot, This Is What You Should Do

Worries stuff our life. The newly grown acnes, the assignment deadline, or the fear of insomnia. Simply a thought of these is already suffocating. …

Be the Best Leader You Can Be by Learning This One Crucial Skill

Leadership means having the ability to listen to others. Find out how you can become a better listener.<p>The act of listening is pretty simple.<p>Ok, technically it's not that simple, but I don't want to get into the actual logistics of sound waves and how you detect them. I just mean when you listen to …

The 1 Secret to Ditching Bad Habits, and 5 Ways to Permanently Break Free

Bad habits rob us of time, money, energy, and the results we need to live our best lives. Here's how to finally release the bad and embrace the good.<p>We all hang onto a few bad habits like security blankets. They feel so good, especially when we are stressed out or bored. We all know we should be …

10 Little Things to Remember When Life No Longer Excites You

Once upon a time, there was a girl who could do anything in the world she wanted. All she had to do was choose something and focus. So one day she …

How To Create More Success This Year Using This 3 Step Strategy

Do you know that success comes down to two things, effort and strategy? Most people fail because they don’t put in the necessary effort to get the …

How To Be Your Own Accountability Partner

Instead of waiting for someone else to help you reach your goals, ask yourself these questions to take matters into your own hands.<p>Procrastination, blame, and downright laziness. It’s easy to put off tasks and responsibilities, but if you want to be successful, you need accountability. A lot has …

Woolly mammoth will be back from extinction within two years, say Harvard scientists

"Woolly mammoths" could be brought back from extinction within two years, the scientists behind a groundbreaking resurrection project have said.<p>World-renowned geneticist Prof George Church and his team at Harvard University have been working for the past two years on recreating the DNA blueprint of …

18 Proven Ways to Be More Confident

No famous quotes, no lofty ideas. Just actions that lead to greater confidence and greater success.<p>There are some people -- I'm sure you know a few -- who seem to possess genuine confidence. It's as if they were born that way.<p>The rest of us are not as confident as we'd like to be -- especially in …

How Thinking About Death Can Make Your Life Better

It’s so important to live your life fully, in the now, aware of everything you have. Author Wayne Dyer said that in order to appreciate the beauty of …

Eight foods to superpower your immune system

As polar vortexes, nor'easters and monsoons ensue across the country, people are more likely to stay indoors, which also means that germs can circulate more easily.<p>Cue the sniffling, sore throats, coughs and congestion -- classic signs of the common cold.<p>If you're feeling under the weather, food …

Immune System

Apple reportedly starting iPhone 8 production early

Apple is getting a head start manufacturing the iPhone 8, according to a report from analysts at BlueFin Research Partners. “Early indication [is that Apple is] trying to pull in next generation iPhone builds as much as possible,” write John Donovan and Steve Mullane in a note issued this …

IPhone 8

Scientists may have discovered a lost continent

We might have to rethink our models of ancient Earth.<p>As much as we humans think we know about Earth's ancient composition, it's clear we have a lot to learn. Researchers now say they have evidence of a lost continent, Mauritia. The team found rocks on Mauritius with embedded zircon crystals that …

Crystals

If You Want To Be More Successful, Change Your Reading Habit In This Way

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

5 Practices to Help You Live a Happier, More Present Life

<b>“There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that?” ~</b> …

5 everyday foods to stave off colds and flu

January: The month where mentally debilitating seasonal depression collides with physically debilitating temperatures. But if the dark days and cold nights aren’t enough of a downer, remember that it’s <i>also</i> cold and flu season.<p>Abrupt changes in temperature (chilly nights and the occasional …

We might be saying goodbye to the iPhone's home button

When the iPhone 7 killed off the headphone jack, some Apple fans were up in arms. If the rumors about the features of 2017's iPhone X (or whatever …