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Backpacking in Canada lets you see amazing views and more

Canada is a backpacker’s paradise. Due to the extreme northern location, please consider going backpacking in Canada the perfect summer months. …

Hiking

12 Ways to Know You Genuinely Have Emotional Intelligence

Genuine people have a profound impact upon everyone they encounter. Discover the unique habits that cause them to radiate with energy and confidence.<p>There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the …

In a sex-saturated world, no wonder young people might fancy a quiet night in

The young have always been a rebellious bunch. Now, after decades of drugs, orgies, paralytic nights out and illegal raves, they’ve gone and turned their noses up at sex. New American research suggests that so-called millennials, currently in their early 20s actually prefer staying in with a Diet …

Fast Food

Beyoncé's Becky with the Good Hair Lyric Finally Explained

Songwriter Diana Gordon spills the truth.<p>If there's one lyric from a song this year that will echo way beyond 2016, it's Beyoncé's "You better call Becky with the good hair."<p>The line—which concludes her latest single "Sorry"—immediately sparked a witch hunt for the supposed female who the star's …

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A new study shows that a growing number of teens are using this extreme measure to lose weight

With Instagram fitness gurus and models on the rise, discussions about positive body image have been happening more than ever.<p>The American Academy of …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Our brains use 4 steps to solve math problems — and the discovery might change education

Ever wondered how your mind deals with complex sums and multiplications?<p>A new study has imaged how the brain's activity levels change while taking on serious math problems, and reveals for the first time that there are four distinct neural stages involved in coming up with a solution.<p>Two different …

Mathematics

Scientists: Humanity Faces ‘Great Filter’ As Early Species in Universe

<b>Physicists have suggested that life on Earth was premature on the cosmic scale, which implies that humanity faces an epic wall known as the “Great</b> …

Mysterious Nature Photography by Lars van de Goor

<b>Lars van de Goor</b> is a talented Dutch photographer who was in 1964 in The Netherlands, in a houseboat, next to a farm, located between lakes and …

Nature Photography

Here Is What The World's Happiest Man Can Teach You About Happiness

"If you can learn how to ride a bike you can learn how to be happy," says 67-year-old Buddhist monk and Happiest Man In The World, Matthieu Ricard.As …

Happiness

5 Ways to Build Resilience Every Day

Resilience is the process of effectively coping with adversity—it’s about bouncing back from difficulties. The great thing about resilience is that …

Mindfulness

Scientists Have Just Uncovered a Major Difference Between DNA And RNA

Time to update the textbooks.<p>A new study has shown for the first time that RNA - the older molecular cousin of DNA - splits apart when it tries to …

You’ve got a nerve

SINCE nobody really knows how brains work, those researching them must often resort to analogies. A common one is that a brain is a sort of squishy, …

Where Buddha was born

A non-Buddhist’s trip to Lumbini, Nepal, raises the question: what compels travellers to visit centres of faiths that are not their own?<p>Scattered across Asia, from India to South Korea, thousands of Buddhist temples, monasteries, stupas and pagodas serve as places of worship and reminders of the …

Life's big surprises: The Vital Question and Life's Greatest Secret

Two recent books dive into the mysteries surrounding the origins of life and the genetic code and come up with deeply satisfying tales filled with tenacious arguments and bold ideas<p>Summer is here and brings for many a welcome opportunity to spend time on the beach immersed in the pages of a good …

Genetics

This infographic shows how likely different races are to go to prison

The criminal justice system in America is racially skewed, and as incarceration rates continue to climb, studies have found that African-Americans are disproportionately affected to a significant extent.<p>This illustration from the Sentencing Project shows exactly how stark the racial disparity is in …

Criminal Sentencing

32 Ways To Actually Wake Yourself Up In The Morning

Stop snoozin' and start livin'.<p>To get the best sleep, stop eating or drinking things with caffeine at least eight hours before you want to go to bed. That means soda, coffee, energy drinks, tea, and even chocolate.<p>According to the National Sleep Foundation, drinking alcohol can have adverse effects …

30 Quotes From Buddha For Wisdom and Peace

Siddhārtha Gautama, or Buddha, was a man born to a rich family in India around 500 B.C. He took a great interest in finding a solution to the …

Spirituality

The New $100 Million Search For Life in the Cosmos

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>Can you hear me?<p>More than a half-century after the first modern search for communicating extraterrestrial life, humanity’s quest to find intelligent beings in the cosmos is getting a much-needed boost. Today, Silicon Valley billionaire Yuri Milner announced a …

Here’s What Happened When a Guy Put His Failures Up Front In a Job-Hunting Experiment

In his new video, <i>A Relevant Experiment</i>, the Ogilvy and Mather creative goes a step further than advocating by actually sending his own wart-flecked …

Is 'face-ism' spoiling your life?

Your face can be your fortune or your downfall - and it's not just a question of beauty. Others may be unconsciously judging your features in ways you don't realise, says David Robson.<p>Imagine you grew up with a non-identical twin. You have the same upbringing, the same IQ, the same education, the …

Psychology

Why There Is No Magic Formula for Increasing Creativity

When starting any ritual, you have to figure out what works best for yourself.<p>Often, people make the case for adopting a particular habit by pointing to a renowned figure who practiced that habit, with great success. For instance…<p>Maybe we should live a life of quiet predictability, like Charles …

Here's How A Newborn Baby Sees The World

How do newborn infants see the people around them?<p>For the first time ever, scientists in Sweden and Norway have simulated how our emotional expressions appear to the dewy eyes of a newborn -- and their finding may lay to rest a longstanding debate.<p>"We have for many years known that newborn babies …

Pregnancy

How to Reduce Deforestation While Growing More Food

<i>By Mark Murphy, Cargill</i><p>Every week it seems another study, article or video details the threats to our planet posed by deforestation.<p>It’s commonly estimated that about 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions are linked to deforestation. A major driver of deforestation is agriculture, as …

The psychology of emojis

I have a confession to make: I’m a grown woman who peppers pretty much every text and social media post I send with smileys, hearts, stars and various other decorations.<p>Emojis have taken over my communication—and I’m far from alone. According to Swyft Media, 74 percent of people in the U.S. …

Social Media

Is “de-extinction” possible?

Bringing back species that died out long ago is not impossible. What would happen if we tried it?<p>Will we one day walk with dinosaurs or mammoths? The idea isn't completely beyond the realms of possibility.<p>However, as this video from The Verge points out, it’s not quite how the Jurassic Park films …

The strange phenomenon of musical 'skin orgasms'

Some people feel music so strongly the sensations can be compared to sex. How does a good song move the body and mind in this way, asks David Robson.<p>Sometimes music strikes the body like a bolt of lightning. “I was in a friend’s dorm room in my third year as an undergraduate,” Psyche Loui …

Body fat ‘talks’ to the brain when we’re stressed

The brain is not the only part of the body that affects the way we respond to stress. New research shows that body fat can send a stress signal, …