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You can avoid having a stroke by following these simple steps

Stroke is the third most common killer in Scotland and you can avoid it by being more pro-active with your health.<p>Strokes are the fourth biggest …

Learn About Blood Type

Our blood is composed of blood cells and an aqueous fluid known as plasma. Human <b>blood type</b> is determined by the presence or absence of certain …

Medical Research

The Danger of President Pence

Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks.<p>On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been …

To catch a paedophile, you only need to look at their hands

One day in 2006, Sue Black, a professor at the University of Dundee's department of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, received a phone call from a …

Crime

The Pao Effect Is What Happens After Lean In

<b>There were so many times</b> Ellen Pao could have taken money in exchange for silence. Before she filed her gender discrimination lawsuit against the …

The Sorrow and the Shame of the Accidental Killer

How do you live after unintentionally causing a death?<p>Until 3:35 <i>P</i>.<i>M</i>. on June 15, 1977, Maryann Gray was happy. She was twenty-two, and had just decided to take a leave of absence from Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, where she was pursuing a master’s degree in clinical psychology. Graduate school …

Hillary Clinton Looks Back in Anger

She talks about Trump, Comey, collusion, “deplorables,” and the power of sexism.<p>Hillary Rodham Clinton, who, as she puts it, won “more votes for President than any white man” in American history, is not the first candidate to capture the popular vote but lose the election. She is the fifth. The …

Government

The subtle power of uncomfortable silences

In business and in life, it could help you to get acquainted with the power of the pause.<p>At your next meeting, wait for a pause in conversation and try to measure how long it lasts.<p>Chances are – especially among English speakers – it will be a second or two at most.<p>Anglophones tend to be most …

Acquainted

TSB plans to unlock bank accounts with the blink of an eye

TSB is to introduce iris recognition as a way for customers to unlock its bank app and access their accounts, making it the first in Europe to use this form of biometric technology.<p>From September, TSB customers with a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ will be able to use the phone’s built-in iris scanner to …

Mobile

What if women ruled the world?

‘Something’s not working at the moment’<p><b>Bridget Christie, comedian</b><p>Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump are threatening to nuke each other. The UK has had four terror attacks in four months. David Cameron called the EU referendum, lost, resigned, said: “Dum de dum de dum”, then retreated to his £25,000 …

Feminism

Cressida Dick - A profile of Scotland Yard's first female Commissioner

When Cressida Dick retired from the Metropolitan Police three years ago it looked like she had given up hope of ever becoming the force's first female Commissioner.<p>In an interview to mark her departure she said she hoped a woman would be appointed to the top job one day, adding that such a move …

The Human Toll of Protecting the Internet from the Worst of Humanity

Henry Soto worked for Microsoft’s online-safety team, in Seattle, for eight years. He reviewed objectionable material on Microsoft’s products—Bing, the cloud-storage service OneDrive, and Xbox Live among them—and decided whether to delete it or report it to the police. Each day, Soto looked at …

Internet

Loneliness actually hurts us on a cellular level

A scientist explains how the pain of loneliness makes us sick.<p>“Humans are social animals” is a phrase often repeated by psychologists to sum up why we’ve been such a successful species. Our ability to live, work, and cooperate in groups is <i>the</i> key to our survival.<p>But it comes with a tradeoff. …

Loneliness

The Final Days of Obama’s Tech Surge

<b>On November 9, 2016,</b> some members of the United States Digital Service — President Obama’s shining example of how Silicon Valley’s tech minds can …

Obama Administration

The Four Most Difficult Personalities and How to Handle Them | Inc.com

As a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, many clients seek my help handling difficult relationships. Although the old saying "it takes two to tango" is almost always true, often I am convinced that my client is not the one with the enduring problem. Instead, he or she is having a tough time dealing …

Psychology

These Are the Top 10 Risks to the World in 2017

With the election of Donald Trump, the G-zero world is now fully upon us.<p>The triumph of an “America first” foreign policy marks a fundamental break …

How Scientists in Britain Are Deciding the Future of Humanity

Tech & Science Gene Editing CRISPR

Meet The Spleen, The Strange Little Organ That Can Multiply

On a crisp New England fall day, college freshman Jordan Taylor was playing Ultimate Frisbee when he collided with another player. Taylor was rushed to the hospital, where doctors realized he'd been hit hard enough to tear the delicate covering of his spleen, and he was bleeding internally. A quick …

Immune System

9 Sleep Myths That Are Ruining Your Career (and How to Fix Them) | Inc.com

Think you can forgo a night--or even a couple extra hours--of sleep and still get by at work? Think again. According to Dr. Robert Oexman, director of the Sleep to Live Institute, there are numerous sleep myths that can get in the way of a good night's sleep--and your success.<p>Here, then, are Dr. …

Diabetes

Evernote's new privacy rules may let its employees read your notes

Evernote set off a minor fracas on Twitter Tuesday when it announced an upcoming change to its privacy policy that would enable company employees to "exercise oversight of machine learning technologies applied to account content" in order to improve the service. The changes, which will take effect …

When You’re the Person Your Colleagues Always Vent To

Divani (not her real name) is a senior analyst at a large telecommunications firm. She proudly describes herself as her department’s “resident cheer-upper.” As she says, “I have always been the person that people turn to for support…I listen really well and I like to listen, I like to help.” But …

Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

We live in a world of screens. And in this digital age — with so many devices and distraction — it's one of the things parents worry about most: How much time should their kids spend staring at their phones and computers? What's the right balance between privacy and self-discovery?<p>Research …

Education Technology

Texting is forcing us to confront some uncomfortable truths about our weird personalities

A friend of mine had a baby a little while ago, her second. Her brother texted me a photograph of big sister Anna (one year old) staring at little brother Quinn (one day old) with the most incredible expression on her face: this mixture of excitement and happiness and utter bewilderment, and, …

Text Messaging

Caesarean births 'affecting human evolution'

<b>The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.</b><p>More mothers now need surgery to deliver a baby due to their narrow pelvis size, according to a study.<p>Researchers estimate cases where the baby cannot fit down the birth canal have increased from 30 in …

Ecology

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4 Detox Water Recipes to Help You De-Bloat

When used in the context of your diet, the words <i>cleanse</i> and <i>detox</i> are quite controversial. This is mostly because some commercial cleanses and "detox" …

Mothers Who Regret Having Children - "I Wish I'd Never Had Kids"

Here's the thing about realizing that you shouldn't have had kids," says Laura*, 37, a journalist based in Los Angeles. "You can't take the decision back."<p>Laura once believed that she wanted to be a mother. She had little direct experience with children—no siblings young enough to need tending to, …

Here’s What It’s Like Living—And Parenting—With An Invisible Disease

Imagine looking perfectly healthy but being in constant pain. And then imagine that no one believes you and keeps telling you that it’s all in your …

11 Classic Italian Sauces Everyone Should Learn How to Make

Few things are more comforting than a good bowl of pasta, and what makes it even better is a killer homemade sauce. If you've yet to master classic Italian sauces like basic tomato sauce, bolognese, and vodka sauce, now's the time! You'll thank yourself for learning these recipes that you'll turn …