Patricia Provost

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The Secrets of Sleep

Magazine<p>From birth, we spend a third of our lives asleep. After decades of research, we’re still not sure why.<p>Cheryl Dinges is a 29-year-old Army sergeant from St. Louis. Her job is to train soldiers in hand-to-hand combat. Specializing in Brazilian jujitsu, Dinges says she is one of the few women …

Your guide to natural sweeteners

Sugar, especially the bright white, refined kind we all grew up with, has always been a nutritional no-no. It spikes your blood sugar, increases …

Almonds Shown To Regulate Blood Sugar Levels And Protect Your Bones

Regulating your blood glucose levels is critical to your bones and overall health. In today’s article, we will delve into the most common threat for …

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Commonly called Japanese pachysandra, Pachysandra terminalis is a shade-loving perennial plant that grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 to 9a. Its petite stature and tolerance for low light levels make Japanese pachysandra an good choice of ground cover for deeply shaded …

Composting

How I Lost 10 kg Eating at 7-Eleven – A Different Side of Japan

<b>Following the Slow Carb Diet While Traveling in Japan</b><p>“You what?!?!”<p>Looking up across the table, I could see utensils paused halfway between plates …

Fitness

Incredible concrete-and-glass home with undulating walls is up for sale

Planchonella House is located in the rainforests of Queensland, Australia<p>An incredible modern house that earns the distinction of “undulating” is up for sale in Australia. Designed by husband-and-wife duo Jesse Bennett and Anne-Marie Campagnolo and completed in 2015, Planchonella House rises among …

5 garden tips for this week, April 28-May 4

<b>1 Citrus feedings</b><p>Within the next couple of weeks feed citrus trees again — the third of four annual feedings for mature citrus trees. Citrus trees …

Gardening

The End of the Joint As We Know It

Willie Nelson may be a legendary country musician, but he is first and foremost the world’s most famous joint ambassador. Legend has it that he once …

TIME 100: The Most Influential People of 2018 | Time.com

Sergei and Yulia Skripal offered new identities with CIA help

11 Ways To Make Your Home Look Bright, Even If It's An Actual Dungeon

No sunlight? No problem.

Home Decorating

27 Instant Fixes for All Those Nagging Problems Around Your House

These are some super-simple solutions for common household headaches.<p>Water coming from the cold water tap can be pretty chilly during the winter (or …

How Bad Is It To Not Clean Your Dryer Vent Once a Year?

Many home maintenance tasks don't need frequent attention. Left undone, most yearly or semi-yearly tasks (like washing the curtains or wiping down …

A healthcare algorithm started cutting care, and no one knew why

For most of her life, Tammy Dobbs, who has cerebral palsy, relied on her family in Missouri for care. But in 2008, she moved to Arkansas, where she signed up for a state program that provided for a caretaker to give her the help she needed.<p>There, under a Medicaid waiver program, assessors …

The 13 Safest Places in Mexico for Travelers

“Is Mexico safe?” It’s a question many American travelers have asked themselves, especially in the wake of a sweeping security alert for Mexico …

How To Change Your Life In 30 Days

Your identity is not fixed, but highly fluid.<p>Your identity follows your behaviors.<p>How does this work?<p>It works based on two very important …

73 Mind-Blowing Implications of Driverless Cars and Trucks

I originally wrote and published a version of this article in September 2016. Since then, quite a bit has happened, further cementing my view that …

Stephen Hawking, in His Own Words

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist who died at 76 in Cambridge, England, on Wednesday (Einstein’s birthday), never won a Nobel Prize. But his book “A Brief History of Time” made him a star beyond his field, and his penchant for dropping bons mots on subjects large and small made him an …

Stephen Hawking

5 Sleep-Habit Tweaks To Help You Adjust To Daylight Saving Time

Here are a few ways to cushion the mental and physiological blow from that hour of sleep you’re about to lose.<p>When your clocks jump forward, you’ll lose a full hour of sleep and wind up with a 23-hour day. The shift may seem pretty insignificant, but it affects your daily circadian rhythms and …

Daylight Savings Time

The Temple of Knowledge: An Animated Celebration of How Libraries Change Lives

One man’s love letter to finding higher horizons among the stacks.<p><i>“Knowledge sets us free, art sets us free. A great library is freedom,”</i> Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in her beautiful essay on the sacredness of public libraries. <i>“A library is a rainbow in the clouds,”</i> Maya Angelou exulted in reflecting …

Libraries

Trump Jr. Hits At Hillary Clinton's 'Fire And Fury' Grammy Cameo

Sunday night's Grammy Awards dove less into politics and activism compared to the Golden Globes earlier this month, but in one pre-taped skit, the show plunged right into the, well, fire and fury.<p>Host James Corden reminded the audience that you don't need to be a musician to win a Grammy – the …

Donald Trump

What Amazon's Alexa economy pays the people building its skills

If you can't make money off it, no one's going to seriously engage.<p>Joseph "Jo" Jaquinta, indie developer<p>If our developer community succeeds, we succeed.<p>Rob Pulciani, director of Amazon Alexa

Amazon’s Alexa app hits the top of the App Store for the first time

Amazon’s claims that the Echo Dot was the retailer’s best-selling product all through this holiday season appear to be backed up by the rise of the Alexa app in the U.S. App Store. The companion app for Alexa-powered devices like the Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show and Echo Spot, grabbed the number one …

App Store

Yes, sitting too long can kill you, even if you exercise

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a movement break every 30 minutes, say experts. No matter how much you exercise, sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death, a new study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine found.<p>There's a direct relationship between time spent sitting and …

Ergonomics

The Magazine Interview: Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale

How to Maximize Your iPhone Battery Life With iOS 11

iPhone batteries are one of those things that no matter how long they last, it isn’t going to be long enough. There’s even an entire industry built …

Batteries

The Year of Hygge, the Danish Obsession with Getting Cozy

The Oxford Dictionaries’ 2016 “word of the year” shortlist was heavy on neologisms that one wishes didn’t have to exist: “alt-right,” “Brexiteer,” and this year’s winning term, “post-truth.” Among the finalists, though, there was one bit of solace: “<i>hygge</i>,” a Danish term defined as “a quality of …

Hygge

The 18 One-Skillet Dinner Recipes Our Readers Love

When time is tight and energy levels are low, but you've got a bunch of hungry mouths to feed at the end of a long day, skillet dinners are one of …