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20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

What happens in my body when I get food poisoning?

Was it the leftovers you had for lunch, or that dodgy takeaway?<p>Most of us are all too familiar with the unpleasant symptoms of food poisoning, from …

Microbiology

Here are the 5 books you need to read this summer, according to Bill Gates

With summer fast approaching, it's time to start compiling your vacation reading list. And fortunately, Bill Gates is here to help.<p>On Monday, the …

Books

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Coca-Cola

Like most Americans, you’ve probably been enjoying the sweet, fizzy nectar of the gods otherwise known as Coca-Cola for your entire life. You’re …

Country Lifestyle

What Is MSG, Anyway? Here's Everything You Need To Know

It stands for monosodium glutamate, but there's a lot more to it.<p>MSG is one of the most notorious ingredients in the United States. The Japanese ingredient that’s commonly used in Chinese restaurants stateside, has been blamed for making people feel ill with symptoms ranging from headaches to …

Do you ‘black out’ when drinking? Here’s why it happens (and what to do about it)

Most heavy drinkers have been there once or twice: you wake up with a pounding head, a tongue like sandpaper, and no idea what happened last …

Alcohol

What is leukopenia?

Leukopenia is a condition where a person has a reduced number of white blood cells. This increases their risk of infections.<p>A person's blood is made …

Immunotherapy

Everything You Could Possibly Want To Know About Protein Powder

Working out the best protein powder for you is often more painful than legs day with a hangover. To find out what you actually need from a protein …

Nutrition

Vitiligo: Causes, Treatment & Celebration Of The Rare Skin Condition

Vitiligo seems like a hidden disease with limited awareness, but for the over 200,000 patients in the United States (and almost 2 percent …

Skin Care

Thanks to Stem Cell Therapy, Thinning Hair May Be a Thing of the Past

Call me a creature of habit, or just plain boring, but I’ve been wearing my hair long, blonde, straight, and side-parted for more than 15 years. The only thing that’s really changed is how much of it I have left. Whether the result of bleach, blowouts, stress, hormones, genetics, or all of the …

Hair

6 foods to eat for a mood boost

If you’ve ever found bliss in a bite of chocolate or smiled when someone offered you a french fry, then you know food can make you happy. But while it’s true that your favorite treat may give you a brief emotional lift, sustained mood-boosting brain power can only come from a consistent supply of …

What Happens to Tattoo Ink After It's Injected into Your Skin?

It takes a brave soul (in some cases, emboldened by a strong drink or two) to get a tattoo. And while people may spend time considering what design …

What’s that brown sauce in Chinese takeout?

<i>Amuse Our Bouche</i> <i>is</i> The Takeout’s <i>column that answers your burning, boiling, and flambéed food questions.</i><p>Why does your attempt at home-cooked Chinese …

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Bill Clinton

Why aren’t we curing the world’s most curable diseases?

If we can save lives, why aren’t we?<p>Katherine J. Wu<p>October 28, 2017 1:29am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.<p>Once upon a time, the world suffered.<p>In 1987, 20 million people across the world were plagued by a debilitating, painful and potentially blinding disease called river …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett And Oprah All Use The 5-Hour Rule

<b>Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning.</b><p><b>Article featured: Inc., Time, Observer, Business.com, Life Hacker, &</b> …

Self-improvement

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness</b><p>Gilbert, author of <i>Stumbling on</i> …

Confucius’ Top 7 Tips for a Happy Life

<i>“It is better to play than do nothing.”</i><i>“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”</i><i>“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never</i> …

Brewing Bad: The All-Natural Origins of Meth

The drug might be a prototypically contemporary vice, but its discovery was rooted in traditional Eastern medicine.<p>Nagai Nagayoshi, the first man to create meth, began his life in Tokushima Prefecture, a place that today farms sweet potatoes and strawberries, just to the west of Osaka. When he was …

The Bloody Mary: The History and Science of an Oddball Classic

Over the years, I've come across a few projects that have tried to categorize cocktails by their ingredients, usually with the aim of finding new formulations based on existing classics.<p>I even did a little study myself, graphing the relative content of sweet, sour, bitter, and boozy of ten …

Who Was General Tso and Why Are We Eating His Chicken?

<i>by Kimberly Kohatsu, Managing Editor for the Menuism Restaurant Blog</i><p>First and foremost, General Tso was a real guy. Tso Tsungtang was a war hero who served with brilliant distinction during China's greatest civil war, the Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864), which claimed millions of lives over 14 years. …