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41 Useful AF Products That'll Captivate Every Practical Person

I like to consider myself a minimalist (or an aspiring one, anyway), but I'm also regularly finding and writing about products that'll fascinate …

Shopping

Alzheimer's gene neutralised in human brain cells for the first time

Scientists have claimed an important breakthrough in the battle against Alzheimer’s after neutralising the most significant gene responsible for the disease for the first time.<p>A team in California successfully identified the protein associated with the high-risk apoE4 gene and then managed to …

Dementia

How controlling your gut bacteria could help you avoid a host of illnesses from diabetes to Parkinson's

Ever had a funny feeling in your stomach that tells you something is wrong? Or butterflies in your tummy when nervous? What about that bout of …

Wellness

New Brain Maps With Unmatched Detail May Change Neuroscience

Sitting at the desk in his lower-campus office at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the neuroscientist Tony Zador turned his computer monitor toward me …

Neuroscience

The Best Books Of 2018 We Can't Wait To Read This Year

This is how I know I’m reading an incredible book. All of the day’s obligations — making my bed, walking to the subway, cooking dinner — become …

Books

The Best Books of 2018 (So Far)

Whether you’re looking for a captivating novel, a spine-tingling thriller, a fascinating investigation, or a poignant memoir, this year's book …

The 2018 Women's Prize Longlist Is Here, And You Really Need To Read These 16 Books

The 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction has released its longlist, which contains 16 books of the highest caliber that span a variety of genres, from …

The Best Drugstore Primer Products That Won't Break the Bank

Remember back in your college days the feeling of losing an entire unsaved term paper because your computer crashed? That's what expertly blended …

Skin Care

The Best Makeup You Can Buy at the Drugstore

Even if you love makeup, looking for the perfect product is a daunting task. If you’re on a budget, like most of us, it can be nearly impossible. That’s not for lack of selection: Visit any drugstore or pharmacy and makeup is the first thing you see when you walk in.<p>You’re hit with an endless wall …

Makeup

Science Is Getting Closer to Explaining The Mystery of Déjà Vu

Like trying to remember a dream that's slipping away.<p>It's one of the oddest sensations. That feeling where you are in a new situation, or a …

You can now book incredibly cheap flights with a new app that lets you bid on unsold airline seats

If, like 24 per cent of Britons, you are a chronic procrastinator - we may have found the perfect travel app for you.<p>Air Ticket Arena is a new UK-based start-up which launched on February 1 and gives you the opportunity to bid for last-minute plane tickets.<p>All you need to do is download the app and …

Air Travel

A blood test could predict the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

A blood test can predict the presence of an Alzheimer’s-related protein in the brain.

Scientists have found the source of anxiety in the brain - and how to turn it off

Anxiety is a useful emotion, but it can result in crippling personality disorders.<p>Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, which …

Crocodiles that swim in bat poop are turning into a new species

A very special kind of crocodile calls the Abanda caves in Gabon, Africa, home. The creatures are African dwarf crocodiles, but they might not be for …

This Pore-Shrinking Primer Is the Equivalent of Your Favorite Photo Filter

As soon as Milk Makeup launched its cult-favorite Blur Stick, we almost instantly deleted the photo editing apps we used for our Instagram posts. The …

Makeup

China Has Already Gene-Edited 86 People With CRISPR

In the U.S., the first planned clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing in people are about to kick off. China, meanwhile, has been racing ahead, …

These Are The Finalists For The 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards

The NBCC has announced its 30 finalists in six categories — autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry — for the most outstanding books of 2017.

Books

Too much stress can make you physically ill. Researchers now may know why.

It took a serious illness to remind me that no amount of achievement or money is worth losing one's health.<p>It’s not a surprise when cold and flu season strike once a year with aches, pains and bodily misery. However, something even more virulent has the ability to make us ill year-round: stress.<p>I …

Immune System

5 Ways to Arrange Furniture in a Long, Narrow Living Room

Long, narrow living rooms can be a chore to lay out and decorate, not to mention live in. Nobody wants to feel like they're entertaining in a train …

Home Decorating

The Best Drugstore Foundations For Oily Skin Types

There are a lot of upsides to having oily skin. For example, you always have a built-in glow, rarely suffer from annoying dry patches, and some even …

Oily Skin

I Tried The Most Popular Beauty Products On Amazon & Was Pleasantly Surprised

Buying makeup on the internet is a whole world of adventure. Sometimes you’ll find a hidden gem from an unknown brand at a suspiciously low price. …

The 18 Best Places for a Big Trip in 2018

Don’t get us wrong: We love Instagram. It’s inspirational, revelatory, and just so darn addictive. But therein lies the danger. Before you know it, …

Travel

The $8 Lipstick That Lasts Through Absolutely Everything

<i>This article originally appeared on InStyle</i><p>I justify my caffeine addiction with the fact that it gives me an opportunity to test out long-lasting …

Makeup

8 Long-Lasting Foundations That You Won’t Have Reapply

You can’t be as stealth with reapplying foundation as you can with lipstick, a task you can complete in less than five seconds when your date runs to …

Makeup

The Most Popular Lipstick On Pinterest Costs Less Than $10

With all the beauty vloggers, indie cosmetic empires, and dreamy Instagram makeup tutorials circling around on the internet, it seems near-impossible …

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More | Inc.com

The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, your word choice creates a brief impression that can lead to a lasting impression, long after the particulars …

Body Language

9 Best Drugstore Foundations

Foundation is a must for creating a flawless complexion, and while it used to be that you had to shell out a pretty penny for any kind of semi-decent …

Ladies, You Don’t Need To Buy Expensive Mascara. Here’s Proof.

As a 42-year-old woman, I refuse to leave my house without my mascara. It just makes me feel better, more alive. I’ve been wearing it every day since …

NASA And Google Just Announced They've Found Another Solar System Like Ours

It also has 8 planets.<p>NASA and Google announced a "major discovery" on Thursday: another solar system with eight planets.<p>That finding is due to the …