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New York Times

The world’s first true “smart drug” enhances cognition and is deemed safe by health experts

Most people looking for a cognitive boost in the morning reach for a cup of coffee or tea. But all caffeine really does is lift up your mood and improve focus, and that is why it isn’t considered a “pure cognitive enhancer.”<p>There is, however, a real contender for that title: modafinil (also sold as …

The Brain

It’s probably a myth that we’re not getting enough sleep

We’ve been told that the modern, connected life is taking a toll on our sleep. Compared to previous generations, studies report, we’ve been sleeping less and less every year. And that is making us “more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, …


The best way to figure out how many hours of sleep you need

Most people need eight hours of sleep, but a small fraction can do with less than six.<p>Ying-Hui Fu, a sleep researcher at the University of California at San Francisco, discovered a gene—called DEC2—associated with people who can get away with less than six hours of sleep without any adverse health …

Google Glass
New York Times

The wearables market has now come down to three players

Research firm IDC has unofficially crowned the Big Three in wearables: Fitbit, Apple, and Xiaomi.<p>Collectively, these companies controlled 65% of the global wearable market share in the third quarter: Fitbit with 22.2%, Apple with 18.6%, and Xiaomi with 17.4%. Of course, in such a new product …

Wearable Tech

The case for eating cereal for breakfast again

Just when it’s needed most, America’s love affair with cereal is coming to an end.<p>Despite its iconic status in the US, cereal consumption has been falling for the past 10 years, and the trend is expected to continue. In 2005, Americans ate approximately 155 million tons of cereal. By 2015, that had …


The most anticipated video games of 2016

Gaming Industry

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16 things travelers should know before planning their 2016 adventures

For travelers, 2015 and 2016 look like identical twins born in separate years, only more so. Much of what was true in 2015 will be truer in the coming year. What was hot this year will be hotter next; what was cheap in 2015 will be cheaper in 2016 (except when it's not; see hotel rooms). Here's a …

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

Take a Look Inside Sweden's Fabulous Ice Hotel

This year's ICEHOTEL features 19 suites specially designed by artists.<p><i>courtesy of the Ice Hotel</i><p>Every year, 200km north of the the Arctic Circle, Sweden's ICEHOTEL rises anew, snow and ice forming its main building blocks. In addition to regular rooms, this year also features also 19 "art suites" …

The scientific case for letting go of your workplace grudges

Forgiveness is good for our health. It can reduce depression and stress, and increase empathy and hope. Unfortunately, it’s a quality that tends to be in short supply in the modern workplace.<p>I was reminded of this point while chatting with a reporter for a local TV station who was dubious about …


Starbucks to give workers a full ride for college

Want to get a college degree for free? Try getting a job at Starbucks.<p>Starbucks (SBUX) said Monday it will offer employees full tuition at Arizona State University's online program, giving them the chance to earn a bachelor's degree for free.<p>The coffee chain already offers its baristas two years of …

College & University

There's a Mural of a Superhero Gang Bang in a Hospital

The fresco of the Flash, Batman, Superman, and Superwoman having sex with Wonder Woman caused a scandal after being on the wall for 14 years.<p>A fresco depicting four superheroes committing what has been interpreted as a gang rape is currently the subject of a huge scandal in France. The mural—which …

{DIY Tutorial} Homemade Hostess Gift: All-Natural Candle & Cleaners // Hostess with the Mostess®

Designer Jen St. Clair from Little Sprout Creations is here with a <b>fantastic HANDMADE GIFT TUTORIAL</b> today! These <b>All Natural Mandarin Mint Candles and</b> …