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4 medical secrets doctors don't tell patients

We look up to doctors, so it’s easy to think they know everything there is to know about health care.<p>Indeed, most doctors are exceptionally smart, take their work seriously and look out for their patients’ best interests. But despite their best intentions, doctors aren’t perfect. To that effect, …

10 Signs You Have an Iron Deficiency

If you spot these telltale symptoms, get yourself a spinach and steak salad, stat!<p>About 9 percent of women suffer from an iron deficiency, according to the most recent stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—but that number's even higher for physically active women, say experts. …

Birth Control Pill Risks May Now Include Brain Cancer

Taking any drug is a matter of weighing the benefits and risks, and when it comes to birth control, women may now have one more factor to …

Your Elevator Pitch Needs an Elevator Pitch

Ah, the elevator pitch. A favorite tool of the networking masses. A rite of passage of sorts. You’ve heard the scenario: you step into an elevator and go up one floor. The elevator doors open and in walks the client of your dreams. They start some small talk and ask, “What do you do?” and you’ve …

Smart Answers To Stupid Interview Questions

The way we interview job applicants is at least fifty years behind the times.<p>When we call a plumber to come over and get our kid’s sock out of the tub drain, we say “How much do you charge per hour?”<p>We don’t ask the plumber “If you were a can of soup, what kind of soup would you be?”<p>The plumber …

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

<b>The Question Game</b><p>by <b>Sophie Wrobel</b>, <i>geist.avesophos.de</i><p>The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking<p><i>Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart</i> …

Critical Thinking

The Science of First Impressions (and How to Use It to Your Advantage)

If there's one thing I've learned over the past five years of working as a journalist, it's that success can come down to the two seconds after you …

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

It's Time To Start Throwing Out The Makeup You've Had For Years

How long have you had that mascara? Too long.

These Makeup Lines Have Serious Skin Benefits

No-makeup makeup is no longer just a fleeting trend — it's one of the biggest beauty staples, and it’s not going anywhere soon. So, of course, …

10 Ways to Detox Your Hair

Your strands may not even look damaged, but chances are they could be shinier, stronger, and all-around healthier. This five-step plan will rehab …

Hope for breast cancer patients as scientists discover what triggers aggressive form of the disease

Scientists have discovered what triggers one of the most deadly types of breast cancer, raising hopes of new treatments for it.<p>They have pinpointed a …

Cancer

The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

Mental Disorders

A new breakthrough could end our antibiotic crisis

The rise of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics is a growing worry and threatens to put healthcare back to the early 20th century. Such resistance to drugs was inevitable, because bacteria evolve and learn to defend themselves. But we are worried now because new classes of antibiotics aren’t …

Biology

Why do we run so slowly in our dreams?

You know how to run.<p>You've done it thousands of times, swishing your arms back and forth, tackling ground one leg at a time. And yet, when you enter …

6 Toxic People Who May Be Sabotaging Your Happiness

I once read a quote by motivational speaker Jim Rohn that blatantly stated, "You're the average of the five people you spend the most time with." It's an alarming thought -- shouldn't you be your <i>own</i> person, and not the sum of those around you?<p>However, if you think about it, Rohn's theory kind of …