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The human microbiome: why our microbes could be key to our health

A plethora of conditions, from obesity to anxiety, appear to be linked to the microbes inside us. Nicola Davis explains why the microbiome is such a hot topic of research<p><b>What are microbiomes?</b><p>Both inside and out, our bodies harbour a huge array of micro-organisms. While bacteria are the biggest …

Microbiology

Ten uncomfortable deeds that will pay off forever

T.S. Eliot was clearly onto something when he asked, “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” The very act of stepping …

Serial Killers Should Fear This Algorithm

On Aug. 18, 2010, a police lieutenant in Gary, Ind., received an e-mail, the subject line of which would be right at home in the first few scenes of …

The strange psychology of stress and burnout

You shouldn’t underestimate the positive power of having a degree of stress in your life. Identifying the tipping point, where stress turns to burnout, is the key.<p>As a neonatal nurse, Jennifer Welker learned to thrive under stress.<p>Rather than allowing the pain of handling a sick infant to affect …

Psychology

America’s First All-Renewable-Energy City

Burlington's decades-long commitment to sustainability has paid off with cheap electricity—and some pretty great homegrown food.<p>To understand what makes Burlington unlike almost any other city in America when it comes to the power it consumes, it helps to look inside the train that rolls into town …

City Halls

Rodale Wellness Is Now Books for Better Living - Books for Better Living

<p>Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and …

Shop Designer Deals for a Cause at Next Month's Super Saturday in Santa Monica

Over the past two years, NY charity shopping party Super Saturday has become an LA mainstay for do-gooder retail therapy and style star sightings. The "Rolls Royce of garage sales" is once again taking over Santa Monica's Barkar Hangar next month for a full day of designer deals, family-friendly …

Google's chief futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks we could start living forever by 2029

Kurzweil is one of the biggest believers in The Singularity, the moment when humans — with the aid of technology —will supposedly live forever.<p>He's chosen the year 2045 because, according to his calculations, "The nonbiological intelligence created in that year will reach a level that's a billion …

Singularity

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Charted: What the landmark Trans-Pacific trade deal really means

Trade ministers from 12 Pacific rim countries, including the US, Japan, Mexico and Vietnam, came to terms Monday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a landmark free-trade deal that’s being described as the most ambitious in a generation. What exactly does it all mean?<p>If the participants all ratify …

Economy

Brit Fitness Brand Sweaty Betty's First West Coast Shop Invades Venice This Fall

After landing in America by way of two NYC shops, British brand Sweaty Betty's fashionable fitness gear is coming to LA. <i>The Independent</i> reveals that the athletic label is opening on Abbot Kinney, and the brand tells us its first West Coast shop is expected to debut in November.<p>This project listing …

Venice

The secrets of living to 200 years old

Ageing is not an inevitable fact of life – many animals have already found ways to delay death. Their clues might help us all enjoy longer and healthier lives.<p>Just 30 years after the publication of Moby Dick, a group of Alaskan whalers attempted to tame their own ocean giant. Their target was a …

Biology

french onion soup

I’m firmly of the belief that no matter what ails you in the realm of the kitchen, onion soup can cure it. Never cooked before? Don’t think you’ll be …

Rustic Chicken Stew with Tomatoes, Olives, and Red Wine Recipe

<b>Note:</b> This dish is versatile and keeps very well, so you can prepare it with the night before you want to serve it and it will taste just as good as—if not better than—when it was fresh. You can also prepare the ingredients the night before and then cook it in a slow cooker while you're at</b> …