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Pressure Doesn’t Have to Turn into Stress

When I was in my late twenties, I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Doctors operated and told me to hope for the best. I returned to Japan, where I was working, and tried to forget about it. The tumors returned a year later, this time in my liver. After a long search, the surgeons found a new …


Professors at America's elite colleges pick one book every student should read in 2017

But what if they could only choose one book?<p>When asked, professors at America's most prestigious colleges — those in the top 10, according to US News & World Report — shared with Business Insider the single book they think every student should read in 2017.<p>The topics of the books spanned issues …


The Dalai Lama Reveals the Perfect Routine to Uplift Your Mornings and Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think |

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial navigation system, pilots are constantly …


The case for going to bed at 2:30 am

There’s nothing virtuous about “early to bed, early to rise.”<p>It was like a dream.<p>Last Wednesday, I hit every green light on the drive to Kroger. I made it through the aisles in 15 minutes and didn’t have to wait in line at checkout. Back home, I prepped meals and washed dishes without anyone …

Centers for Disease Control

Trash-Talking Stephen Hawking Takes On Paul Rudd In Quantum Chess

Only in this goofy alternate universe would renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking accept a challenge from actor Paul Rudd to play quantum chess. (It's complicated.)<p>A new video, above, of the two squaring off in a match is a hoot. "I'll crush you like an ant, man," Hawking warns in one of …

Paul Rudd

Create Your Own HIIT Workout

High-intensity workouts are popular for a reason: They work. So it’s not surprising that more and more CrossFit gyms—packed with shirtless men and …


QUIZ: Are you smart enough to be a NASA astronaut?

If you grew up in the US, then NASA's astronaut program is the one with which you're probably most familiar, but just how much do you know about the selection process?<p>Between 4,000 and 8,000 people apply during each round of NASA applications, but only eight to 35 are selected. And the next round …

Space Science

In bed with everyone: photographers pick their most intimate shots – in pictures

Death between the sheets, a preacher exorcising a child, a prostitute and her client, and a smile from Blanchon the beluga whale ... Magnum photographers share the stories and secrets behind their most private pictures<p>Buy these shots from 9-13 November at

Street Photography

Scientists design full-scale architecture for quantum computer in silicon

Australian scientists have designed a 3D silicon chip architecture based on single atom quantum bits, which is compatible with atomic-scale …