Nate LeBlanc

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In Japan, hundreds of thousands of young people are refusing to leave their homes

According to a survey released by the government of Japan this month, more than half a million young people have recoiled from society to lead reclusive lives.<p>The phenomenon, called “hikikomori,” is defined by the Japanese Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry as people who haven’t left their homes or …

Japan

Why Every Man Should Own a Clothes Steamer

Because no one wants to spend their time at an ironing board<p>You know the scenario. You’re getting dressed for work and pull a crisp dress shirt from your closet, only to realize the back is scored with more creases than a vintage accordion.<p>It’s too late to go to the dry cleaners, and who wants to …

10 Proven Ways To Help Learn Anything Better

90pc of bank customers unaware their income details are tracked and shared - and it's legal

In a poll of more than 4,000 readers, nine out of ten said they "had no idea" their monthly incomes were being recorded by their bank and then shared with other companies, analysed and traded.<p>The poll was conducted within an article highlighting the rapid growth of banks' and other firms' use of …

Study Reveals the Best Way to Tell Customers “Thank You” in the Digital Age

Study Shows Consumers Liked to Be Told "Thank You" When Done Correctly<p>As was discussed in a recent article, building brand loyalty with your customers is a great long-term strategy for the success of the business. There are a lot of ways to build brand loyalty, such as rewards programs or by having …

Your Guide to a Healthy Gut: Everything You Need to Know about Probiotics

Probiotics have been thrust into the spotlight as of late, and while it's always best to get these healthy bacteria strains from food, it's not …

Do Big Cats Get Hairballs?

Barnacle penises are amazing. That’s not a direct quote from Charles Darwin, but it might as well have been; the naturalist was obsessed with the …

Biology

The New Science of Empathic Accuracy Could Transform Society

Do you believe that the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel empathetic is more the result of gut intuition or systematic …

Psychology

10 Ways you can model the success of millionaire entrepreneurs

Share9<p>Tweet<p>Share33<p>+12<p>Shares 44<p>It’s no secret that millionaires have different habits, qualities, and ways of thinking than the average person. Those …

Self-improvement

Man Fighting Cystic Fibrosis Works Out Every Day to Stay Alive

Belfast-based personal trainer, Ben Mudge, isn't your ordinary bodybuilder. Although he is quite health-conscious, he doesn't just workout for vanity reasons—he works out to keep himself alive. Mudge was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis—a hereditary and incurable disorder that results in an excess of …

Fibrosis

How Big Oil taught Big Tobacco to bend science | VICE News

Over the past year, revelations about what the giants of the US petroleum industry knew decades ago about climate change have had a familiar ring to them.<p>Several observers picked up an echo of the same pattern that forced the American tobacco industry into a multi-billion-dollar court settlement in …

How to Calculate Your Total Daily Calorie Needs

A calorie is a unit of energy that your body uses to function and perform daily life sustaining activities.[1] The calories you eat from foods …

Scientists in race to test CRISPR gene-editing technique on cancer

A novel gene-editing technique with potential to revolutionize cancer treatment has scientists in a race to test it on humans.<p>As the scientific …

Fin24.com | The pros and cons of rainy-day savings options

The rainy-day fund is adequate if it consists of one or maybe two months’ salaries.

This Is The Fun Way To Easily Improve Your Life, Backed By Research

You don’t laugh enough. Yes, humor can improve your life. Not too surprising, you say?Here’s the problem: you treat humor like a nice thing that …

Researchers Find the ‘Holy Grail’ of Soft Robotics

A breakthrough for artificial, robotic muscles.<p>Robots are increasingly able to outperform humans in a variety of mundane tasks (and even in more technical areas like surgery), but for all that efficiency they are still by and large one trick ponies. Most robots are designed to perform one very …

Scientists capture rare images of wolverine in Sierra Nevada

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Scientists following up on a rare wolverine sighting in the Sierra Nevada set up cameras and captured video of the animal …

Wildlife

What the US needs is a 'good, old-fashioned economic depression'

Although it would be the wiser policy, there is no evidence that the world's central bankers have the wisdom, either individually or collectively, to select the second alternative. More specifically, they lack "the courage to act" (as Ben Bernanke's recent, self-congratulatory memoir was so …

Economics

How Prison Labor Is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support It

/ Jul 24, 2016<p>American slavery was technically abolished in 1865, but a loophole in the 13th Amendment has allowed it to continue “as a punishment …

McDonald's

Ontario to stop paying for high-dose opioids

Ontario will become the first province to stop paying for high-dose opioid medications under its public drug plans, as part of a measure aimed at combatting the widespread abuse of prescription painkillers.<p>The Ministry of Health has posted a notice on its website saying all opioids that exceed the …

Autoimmune diseases: All you need to know

Autoimmune diseases are some of the most complex and hard-to-treat immune system-related diseases. They occur when the immune system attacks healthy …

Deal: Coupon codes for discounted Inateck chargers on Amazon

If you’re in the market for a new charger or if you’re scraping together some tech-related stocking stuffers, Inateck is running a promotion that might be right up your alley. If you have the right coupon code, you can get some serious discounts on their chargers through Amazon. All of these …

Shopping

Does having a student loan affect ability to buy a home?

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I recently completed a master's degree in counseling and am now paying student loans. I am punctual and consistent in my payments. How does having a $30,000 outstanding student loan look to home lenders? We recently sold our home and moved. We are planning to buy another home and have a …

Use This 14-Day Plan to Overhaul Your Entire Financial Life

The first step is always the hardest. That applies to overhauling your financial life just as much as walking. This plan breaks down how to get a …

How to Train Your Chest and Back by Ben Pakulski