Martin Kiel Frederiksen

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8 Best Travel Backpacks

Whether you're going hiking, shopping, sightseeing, or jetting off to a business meeting, here are the chicest, safest, and sturdiest options to throw over your shoulders.

This Cabbage & Tomato Soup Will Chase Away the Rainy-Day Blues

Spring is here, but that doesn't mean you need to bump warm, comforting meals out of your recipe rotation — especially if these past few days of …

Cooking

Seduce people using this ‘slow’ dating app — if you have time

Speed is of the essence in our modern age of fast-swipe online dating. So much so that the process of swiping, matching, and chatting can feel like a …

Breakthrough in multiple sclerosis research as scientists discover possible cause of the disease

British scientists have discovered a potential cause for multiple sclerosis, in a major breakthrough that could pave the way for new treatments for the disease.<p>Scientists have found a new cellular mechanism which may cause the autoimmune disorder. Multiple sclerosis affects around 2.5 million …

PAVE
South Asia

EU court: Germany can deny Iranian student visa

The European Court of Justice has granted Germany the right to refuse a visa to an Iranian national on the grounds of security concerns. Sahar …

Uber and Honda face lawsuit after crash leaves rider paralyzed

Questions about Uber's driver screening aren't about to go away any time soon. A Dallas woman is suing Uber and Honda after her ridesharing driver ran a red light, leading to a crash that left her paralyzed from the chest down. The lawsuit alleges that the parties involved (including the driver and …

The Caribbean islands that will pay you £240 to visit next year

As if a trip to the sunkissed shores of the US Virgin Islands wasn't tempting enough, holidaymakers can look forward to an added bonus if they visit in 2017: a voucher for US$300 (£240).<p>The voucher can be claimed by all holidaymakers who visit for more than three nights between January 2 and …

US Virgin Islands

Mapping the perfect wine and cheese pairings - using data science

<b>A university science professor helped develop a computer program to visually map out relationships between genes and molecules. Then his wife pointed out he could use it to find perfect wine and cheese pairings.</b><p>Next time you are planning the ultimate wine and cheese party, reach for your computer …

Wine

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don’t Do

The restaurant manager who speaks with poise and grace to the patron complaining loudly about the wait service. The levelheaded friend you call in …

Emotional Intelligence

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

Neurons from stem cells replace damaged neurons, precisely rewiring into the brain

As shown in this <i>in vivo</i> two-photon image, neuronal transplants (blue) connect with host neurons (yellow) in the adult mouse brain in a highly …

Neuroscience

Medical benefits of dental floss unproven

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — It's one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities.<p>Except there's little proof that flossing works.<p>Still, the federal government, dental organizations and manufacturers of floss have pushed the practice for …

The 10 Terms Every Wine Drinker Should Learn

The ancient Greeks had four distinct words to express the nuances of 'love'. 'Eros' characterized love driven by lust and sexual passion, for example, and 'Storge' described the affectionate kind of love that, say, parents feel toward their offspring. Words give the world meaning. Every time we …

Scientists found a surprising relationship between people who ate more pasta and their health

But a new study out Monday suggests there may be hope yet for pasta to fit into a diet associated with slimmer bodies.<p>The Mediterranean diet is modeled off of foods commonly eaten in countries on the Mediterranean Sea. The diet's usually filled with foods like olive oil, fish, whole grains, and …

Holistic Medicine

4 Reasons Compliments Make You Uncomfortable

Sometimes, the words that are meant to make you feel good can actually cause you to feel worse.<p>Most people give compliments because they want you to feel good. But, if you're like most people, those well-meaning kind words may be hard to hear sometimes.<p>Here are four reasons why it can be hard to …

Self-help

Polymer repairs nerve damage in animals with spinal injuries

February 2000<p>WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A brief application of a polymer commonly used in medicine and cosmetics has been shown to immediately repair …

The 6 Physical Features Men Can't Resist, According to Science

They just can't help themselves.<p>We all know that every time a man gives us the once-over, he's probably thinking about sex. But now, science can explain why men are constantly checking us out. Turns out, there's a specific formula for their once-over. Some of it's silly, but most of it you can …

Trends

An Extreme New Treatment Has Cured Patients of MS

17 of 24 patients saw their MS halted or reversed.<p>An extreme new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) has been shown to stop the disease in its …

This technology could help feed the 9 billion people expected to populate the world by 2050

Organizations including the World Bank and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization are calling for more innovation to address the links between these sectors, often referred to as the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus.<p>Nanotechnology - designing ultrasmall particles - is now emerging as a promising …

Farming

This one WhatsApp feature can make or break relationships

LONDON — Staring down at my phone's screen, I can feel the panic rising inside of me as my finger hovers over the bright green app. My heart's …

Memorial Day Cookout: 16 Recipes for a Foolproof Feast

It seemed like Memorial Day would never come, but the unofficial start of summer is finally here! Celebrate with a foolproof feast. Whether your hosting a backyard BBQ or taking a dish to a potluck, these grilling recipes, summery salads and simple sweets have you covered.<p><b>1. Raspberry Lemonade</b><p>Made …

Woman Trying to Prove ‘Vegans Can Do Anything’ Dies of Altitude Sickness on Mount Everest

An Australian woman who set out to climb Mount Everest to prove that “vegans can do anything” died Saturday after developing altitude sickness.<p>Maria …

Soon, Fly From London to Sydney in Two Hours

Take a two hour nap, and wake up in Sydney.<p>Soon you may be able to have breakfast in London, and arrive in Sydney in time for a mid-morning flat …

This Woman's Genius Folding Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Pack a Bag

You'll fit two weeks' worth of outfits in one carry-on.<p>We're seldom able to travel with just a carry-on bag, which is annoying because that means we have to pay at least $50 to check bags both to and from our destinations, in addition to the price of the plane ticket. Part of that reason is because …

Google’s AI writes some really weird, depressing ‘poetry’

You may remember a little while back it was revealed that Google has been feeding its neural networks steamy romance novels to read. The aim through this exercise was to teach it to produce more human-like responses in order to power its search results and ‘smart reply’ systems.<p>As well as forcing …

Creative Writing

'Million Dollar Listing' star shares his 10 best tips to seal any deal

In his 10 years in business, Eklund has closed on more than $3.5 billion in real estate.<p>He was also named the No.1 real estate agent in New York City by The Real Deal in 2014.<p>"For any deal to happen — especially a business transaction — the two sides need to get in a balance," Eklund advises in his …

Self-help

How to Order Wine at a Restaurant: Avoid Embarrassment, Save Money, and Pick Something Divine

<b>SHOOTING DARTS IN THE DARK</b><p>For many of us, ordering wine in a restaurant is like shooting darts with our eyes closed. We set the bar quite low for ourselves when it comes to defining success, and often we're content just to hit the board. We may aim for a delicious wine (and strive not to embarrass …