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Could Too Much Sitting Possibly Make Your Brain Thinner?

Sitting too much isn’t supposed to make you thin, right? Well, it may depend on what part of your body you are talking about, according to a study recently published in <i>PLOS ONE</i>. And thinner is not always better.<p>For the study, a team of researchers from UCLA and the University of Adelaide studied 35 …

Temporal

Trump escalates trade tensions with China

President Donald Trump escalated his trade war with China on Tuesday by threatening to slap new tariffs on $50 billion in imported goods ranging from bakery ovens to ball bearings.<p>The action is the latest step in Trump’s trade offensive that aims to punish Beijing for pursuing policies accused of …

Donald Trump

Madeleine Albright Warns: Don't Let Fascism Go 'Unnoticed Until It's Too Late'

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright describes herself as an "optimist who worries a lot." And lately, it seems, there has been much to worry about.<p>Albright's new book, <i>Fascism: A Warning,</i> starts by describing how Hitler and Mussolini came to power in the 20th century, then warns about …

Political Science

How to fold a fitted sheet

It's not magic, but it does take some practice.<p>Folding a fitted sheet is considered by many to be a magical cleaning secret that only Martha Stewart can pull off. But it's not really that hard, once you know how (and practice a few times).<p>The reason why fitted sheets are so darn hard to fold is …

Sewing

Babies Who Get More Cuddles Seem to Have Their Genetics Changed For Years Afterwards

Touch can be powerful.<p>The amount of close and comforting contact that young infants get doesn't just keep them warm, snug, and loved.<p>A 2017 study …

Genetics

11 Common Steak Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Finally get that perfect sear.

BBQ

How to ghost your internet provider with a secret IP address

Two new projects just launched that could hinder internet-service providers’ ability to eavesdrop on their customers, helping internet users protect …

Information Security

Which STIs Can You Actually Get From Oral Sex?

It's no question that sex education in the United States is abysmal (and might be getting even worse), but there's one safe-sex rule that pretty much …

Public Health

Southern Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

We Southerners know our way around the kitchen.<p>There are some dishes that every Southerner should know how to make. From barbecue and biscuits to …

Cooking

27 Easy Pasta Recipes That Don't Use Sauce From A Jar, Because You Deserve Better

You want to make dinner with your eyes closed and both hands tied behind your back, right? It’s just a guess, based on the internet’s mass hysteria over sheet pan dinner recipes and 3-ingredient weeknight wonders.<p>There’s only one problem with recipes prepared by blindfolded, shackled cooks: They …

Cooking

25 Libraries Every Voracious Reader Must Absolutely Visit

Hey there, I just found you your next vacation spots.

Genealogy

The Peanut Butter Dip—With Over 50,000 Saves On Pinterest—That We’re Making ASAP

Give your salty and savory dips a well-deserved break for a while. It’s time to take a step into the sweet side of things. Whether you're looking for …

Healthy Eating

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

By far the best Cream Cheese Pound Cake I have ever eaten or shared! This pound cake recipe will surely become a classic in your home.Cream Cheese …

Dessert

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Your Vagus Nerve

Source: Sebastian Kaulitzki/Shutterstock<p>This <i>Psychology Today</i> blog post is phase one of a nine-part series called "<i>The Vagus Nerve Survival Guide."</i> …

Neurology

Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken Recipe

"A delightful chicken dish with a little spicy kick. Serve with rice and your favorite vegetable."<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 teaspoon salt<p>1/4 teaspoon black …

Garlic Powder

What an ex-CIA agent says you should never do while traveling

What do you look for in a hotel room — close to the pool? Great view from the window?<p>Well, it turns out the most important thing is that it isn’t on …

China floods Africa with needed dollars, stoking US concern

DJIBOUTI (AP) — The new electrified rail line snakes through the African desert, charting a course from a port along the Djibouti coast to Addis Ababa, the capital of land-locked Ethiopia.<p>The Chinese built the railway, and part of the port, and the new military base next door. On the other end of …

China

10-Minute Roasted Asparagus

<i>Asparagus</i> is a Greek word that means shoot or stalk. It is one of those vegetables that absorbs flavor well and can be as dressed up or dressed down …

Cycling keeps your immune system young, study finds

The sport also preserves muscle and helps maintains stable levels of body fat and cholesterol<p>Cycling can hold back the effects of ageing and rejuvenate the immune system, a study has found.<p>Scientists carried out tests on 125 amateur cyclists aged 55 to 79 and compared them with healthy adults from …

Immune System

6 Symptoms That Point to a Magnesium Deficiency (and How to Treat It)

Most of us aim to eat balanced meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or at least two of the three (on a good day). But we haven't really gone over …

Using These 2 Words a Lot Could Signal Depression or Anxiety

Maybe that friend who can't stop talking about herself isn't just a narcissist after all.<p>Sometimes, depression can be obvious—say, if a person …

Psychology

Yale study reveals gut bacteria can spread to other organs and trigger autoimmune disease

A new study from Yale University has discovered that a certain type of gut bacteria can migrate from the gut to other parts of the body, triggering …

These Are the 5 Best Books on Investing, Period

MONEY readers—and Warren Buffett—weigh in.<p>There are a lot of books out there full of investment advice, but it can be tough cutting through the …

Investing

These Three Hacks Will Make Your First Book Write Itself

So, you want to get your message out. And you sure do have a lot of knowledge in your area. You spent countless hours diving deep, learning it in theory and practice. Years of excellent work are a great testimonial to your knowledge — at least for your colleagues. However, if you are thinking of …

7 tips to keep your brain as sharp as your body

When it comes to our hearts, even the non-medical types among us pretty much know what we need to be doing. In a nutshell: exercising and eating right.<p>But when it comes to our brains, guidelines tend to be foggier. Besides, we figure, since we’re probably as smart as we’ll ever be, what can we …

8 Mosquito-Repelling Plants You Need in Your Backyard ASAP

Why invest in pesticides or bug sprays to control mosquitoes when you can repel them naturally with plants?<p>As of February 2016, the World Health …

Mosquitoes

The New York Times Finally Recognizes the Legacies of These World-Changing Black Women

On Women’s Day, the New York Times published an interactive collection called “Overlooked,” a series of obituaries written for notable figures who …

Women of Color

This Dreamy Tea With Chamomile and Lavender Will Help You Sleep Like a Baby

<i>Drink up this dreamy elixir with soothing chamomile and lavender to help you fall into a peaceful sleep, via PaleoHacks.</i><p>This nighttime aromatherapy drink is a treat for the senses. Chamomile and lavender buds steep in warm almond milk to put you in a naturally relaxed state.<p>Chamomile has been used …

Alternative Medicine

Can You Restore Your Vision Naturally? This Eye Doc Says Yes

If you have ever been diagnosed with an eye condition such as macular degeneration or cataracts, the doctor might have told you: "All we can do is …

This One-Pot Chicken Lemon Pasta Is a Weeknight Wonder — Delicious Links

Quick, easy, delicious dinners: We all want them, we all need them. There are so many recipes online that promise to deliver on all three of these …

Cooking