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You Need to Try Orgasmic Meditation — Here's Why

Take responsibility for your orgasm and you just might feel more confident in all other aspects of your life.<p>"Orgasmic meditation" sounds New Age-y, but this super-focused practice of getting to the big O with your partner could be secret to not just a happier relationship, but a happier life. OM …

The Final Verdict on Eating Fish While You're Pregnant

Good for the baby? Not good for the baby? We break down all the latest studies.<p>Once there's a bun in the oven, everything you eat and drink can influence your baby's development. And while some post-conception diet upgrades are obvious, such as ditching alcohol and upping your fruit and veggie …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science

Steeping yourself in negativity has seriously terrible consequences for your mental and physical health.<p>Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel …

Ben Carson: Obama was 'raised white' and cannot relate to black experience

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said the idea that Barack Obama can relate to “the experience of black Americans is a bit of a stretch” because the president was “raised white”.<p>Asked in an interview with Politico’s Glenn Thrush to recall his reaction at witnessing the election of the first black US …

Ben Carson

Comcast Data Cap: The ISP Wants You to Pay for Netflix Binges

If you like to think of subscription services like Netflix as an all-you-can-eat buffet of streaming videos, some Internet service providers want to put you on a crash diet.<p>To tame your appetite for nonstop streaming and Netflix binges, a number of companies are imposing or testing broadband data …

You Asked: Are Egg Yolks Unhealthy?

There’s a lot to like about egg yolks. Compared to egg whites, the yolk contains most of an egg’s good stuff, including the bulk of its iron, folate …

If You Want Life Insurance, Think Twice Before Getting A Genetic Test

As genetic testing explodes, health insurers are banned from denying coverage based on results. The same doesn’t apply for life insurance.<p>Jennifer Marie* should be an ideal candidate for life insurance: She’s 36, gainfully employed, and has no current medical issues.<p>But on September 15 last year, …

Why do relationship breakups hurt so much?

Love is like a drug, and withdrawal from addiction is disruptive and damaging. In this extract from his new book, Idiot Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett explains the chemical processes behind the heartbreak<p>Have you ever found yourself in the foetal position on the sofa for days on end, curtains …

Why are men less happy than women?

Last week was not a good one for British men.<p>Two major papers released by the ONS drew dark clouds over our heads. First came the annual suicide statistics, which revealed that men are still more than three times as likely as women to take their own lives.<p>And then there was the so-called 'happiness …

5 Crucial Things to Do if You're Exercising for Weight Loss

It takes more than a solid routine to burn extra calories.<p>Getting stronger is a beautiful thing. It’s what helps you see more definition and build more metabolism-boosting muscle. But according to new research in <i>Current Biology</i>, it also causes you to burn fewer calories during each workout.<p>For the …

American doctors are over-reliant on medical tests and patients pay the price | Kenneth Ludmerer

As the availability and costs of medical technologies has grown, so has the indiscriminate use of expensive tests that are not needed<p>Soaring medical expenditures in the United States are one of the most urgent problems of the American healthcare system and the American economy. Although innumerable …

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America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Nutrigenomics: The Diet That Can Change Your DNA

Diet and exercise. The importance of both was known to the earliest humans, but today we know much more about how food and exercise affects our minds and bodies through scientific evidence. In this two-part series, I delve into the latest science behind diet and exercise and how they are ultimately …

Diets

Novel drinks deliver nutrient overkill, create health concerns for consumers

When Dr. Valerie Tarasuk had minor house repairs done earlier this year, she couldn't help noticing what the two workers discarded at the end of the day.<p>"After they left, I found a six-pack of energy drinks in the garbage," recalls Tarasuk, a professor of nutrition science at the University of …

Looking for Jesus in a Handful of Relics

In a new book and TV series, scholars and theologians examine the Shroud of Turin and other relics as a means of weighing facts and faith.<p>Each year …

Why Entrepreneurship Can Be Bad News for the Economy

In the United States, we tend to think of people starting up new businesses as a sign of a healthy economy. But sometimes, it's more a sign of trouble. Lately, it's definitely been the latter.<p>Ideas and Entrepreneurs on the Leading Edge.<p>Yesterday we showed how U.S. entrepreneurship has been …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Start the New Year Off Right: 7 Healthy, Fast Weeknight Dinners

<b>1. Blackened Tilapia</b><p>This is one of my favorite fish recipes, and it's super quick and easy. Mild tilapia fillets are dusted with a bold Cajun spice rub, then sautéed in olive oil until crisp and flavorful on the exterior and tender and flaky within. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. White Chicken Chili</b><p>Made with …

Cooking

The Mysterious Rise of the Non-Working Man

The economy is not leaving men behind. But it is perhaps leaving manliness behind.<p>In 1974, the radio broadcaster Studs Terkel published a book of profiles to have "people talk about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do." The title of the book was, simply, <i>Working</i>.<p>That was …

Why Europeans Don't Refrigerate Eggs But Americans Do

This is unlike the US, where eggs are found in the refrigerated dairy aisle with the butter, cheeses, and milk.<p>The difference is linked to the way that eggs are farmed and processed in the US compared with in the UK and other European nations.<p>In the US, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires …

Eggs

The Millennial That Marketers Are Targeting Does Not Exist

"There's no such thing as millennials." This bold proclamation by ad intelligence firm Exponential Interactive at Advertising Week on Tuesday will …

My Business Partner, My Spouse -- The View From the Husband's Side

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recently my wife, frequent co-author and trusted business partner wrote about what it’s like to collaborate with her husband. Now it’s my turn. Whereas Karen likes to build trust first by demonstrating world-class dependability and …

Leadership

It’s Okay To Be Smart Explains Where the Pleasant Smell of Rain Comes From

On the latest episode of the PBS Digital series <i>It’s Okay to Be Smart</i>, creator and host Joe Hanson does a fantastic job of explaining where the …

PBS

Google Just Accidentally Revealed Another New Feature Coming To Your Android Phone

One such feature is the addition of multiple user profiles for Android phones, which means you'll be able to easily share your phone with others without having to worry about anyone noodling through your messages or apps.<p>Google inadvertently revealed this addition through its Android Issue Tracker, …

Android News

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects on many aspects of biology, and enormous potential in human medicine. As such, its ability to fill in some of the gaps in our scientific knowledge is mentioned everywhere from …