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Why purpose-built cities may not solve living problems

What’s better, living in a new city raised from the ground or in an existing city that’s free to adapt? Here’s where designers and dwellers disagree.<p>Wandering the streets of Songdo is supposed to be a pleasant experience. The South Korean city boasts streets that are clean and spacious. There is …

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No pain, no gain? Getting the most out of exercise

Staying in shape has all sorts of benefits, from maintaining heart health to warding off dementia and cancer<p><b>I</b>nactivity – fuelled by cars and a sedentary work life – has been dubbed the biggest public health problem of the 21st century, a global pandemic with dramatic impact on peoples wellbeing. …

What It's Really Like to Be a Surrogate

She eventually conceived on her own, but the seed had been planted: I had already spent countless late nights on Google, researching surrogacy and reading other couples’ stories. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. The moment I became a mother was extraordinary—and I wanted to help someone …

Too Much Sitting Raises Early Death Risk For Women

Older women who spend the most time sitting and resting have a higher risk of dying early, according to a new study.<p>Surprisingly, the increased risk of early death remained true even even after taking into account other potential factors such as chronic disease, overall fitness, and physical …

Will “disease-like” Facebook lose 80 percent of users by 2017? Don’t make me laugh

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Denis Belyaevskiy via Shutterstock<p>There’s some non-peer-reviewed “research” (PDF) going around that claims Facebook(s …

8 Natural Ways to Feel More Energized

For when you’d rather not reach for a cup of coffee<p>FACT: 56 percent of women rely on coffee to rise and shine in the morning, according to a 1,008-person poll sponsored by the natural products company ChromaDex. Not super surprising considering modern women are so exhausted, but you don’t have to …

7 Sleep Experts Share What They Do When They Can't Doze Off

Use their secrets to score more shuteye, stat.<p>When it comes to catching more Zzz’s, you know the drill: Nix late-night caffeine, turn your bedroom into an oasis, and ban all electronics at least an hour before bed. Yet instead of snoozing, here you are once again, counting your ceiling tiles (there …

Don't Just Sleep, Sleep Well: The Challenge of Good Sleep Hygiene

In theory, the thirsty seek water, the hungry seek nourishment and the tired seek rest. Reality, however, rarely keeps it that simple. From day to day, the choices we have multiply, packaging glistens, and our time shrinks. Cravings, memories, peer pressure, aromas, proximity, actors, shelf height, …

When Self-Improvement Gets Boring, Try These 6 Motivational Strategies

As human beings, we're always striving to be better. The most common self-improvement goals people set, particularly this time of year, are things like losing weight, improving our cholesterol numbers or blood pressure, or getting in shape for a marathon. These are body goals. They are concrete and …

Can Facebook make you sad?

Studies suggest that browsing Facebook can make you unhappy, says Justin Mullins. Why might that be? This article originally published in February 2014 explains.<p>Not so long ago a new form of communication swept the world, transforming life in ways unimagined just a few years before. One commentator …

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Oil slicks spotted in search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane

This blog has ended. Read our latest news story Vietnam air force spots oil slicks consistent with crash at sea Plane en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing Boeing 777 was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew Passengers are from 14 nationalities, mostly Chinese

The Difference Between Stress And Anxiety

It’s safe to assume that most of us have experienced stress in one form or another, whether it’s a deadline at work, a family conflict or an important decision. The constricting, chest-pressing fear can feel never ending and can put us into a state of unrest.<p>With stressful elements churning in our …