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25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

CVS To Sell Overdose Reversal Drug Without A Prescription In 12 More States

The pharmacy giant says it wants to help save lives.<p>At CVS pharmacies in 12 states, friends and family members of people suffering from opiate addiction will now be able to get the overdose reversal drug naloxone without a prescription, the company announced Wednesday. CVS has already similarly …

17 Small Habits To Make You More Productive

<i>“The goal of a mini-habit is to be consistent. In fact, consistency is much more important than what you accomplish with this daily habit.”</i><p><b>The</b> …

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

The Brain

Brazil falls deep into recession

Brazil is going bust.<p>Its currency is plummeting, unemployment is rising, its stock market is down 20% from a year ago and its president, Dilma Rousseff, has an 8% approval rating -- the lowest since 1992 when Brazil's president was impeached.<p>Once a major economic success story, Brazil sank into …

Economics

Boeing's latest drone destroyer is the stuff of nightmares

Boeing has unveiled the latest version of its laser-powered anti-drone technology -- and it's the stuff of every UAV's nightmares.<p>The Compact Laser …

Reports: U.S. drone kills Islamic State hacker

The cyber hacker affiliated with the Islamic State Hacking Division, responsible for exposing the personal information of hundreds of U.S. military and government personnel, has been killed in a drone strike.<p>A U.S. drone strike killed Junaid Hussain, also known as Abu Hussain al-Britani, Tuesday in …

Leadership

'Smart drug' taken by one in four students really does boost performance

Scientists say it is time to have an ethical debate about whether Modafinil should be 'condoned or condemned.'<p>A ‘smart drug’ taken by one in four students at Oxford University really does boost brain power and colleges need to consider whether it should be banned, scientists have said.<p>Modafinil is …

Harvard Medical School

Will Doctors On-Demand Disrupt the Health Care Industry?

A bundle of new startups are attempting to disrupt the healthcare market by providing "on-demand" services. Pager, one of the most recent apps to join the game, will send a doctor or nurse to your house at the touch of a mobile button.<p>More and more, people are foregoing the headache of an ER or …

Digital Health