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The Benefits of Witch Hazel Are Nothing Short of Magic

The consumption of superfood chlorophyll is said to protect skin health with its antioxidant properties. Drinking clove oil in your water is said to treat a myriad of skin issues with its stimulating and antimicrobial qualities. Activated charcoal can boost skin and body health, among other things. …

Skin Care

Depression stems from this, not the brain

Ever come across people who seem to have everything going well for them yet depression finds a way to be a hindrance in their life? And, you may have …

Depression

Scientific study says reducing portion size and calories has nothing to do with weight loss

The basic equation for weight loss that we've all long understood goes a little something like this: eating less food + exercise = lose weight.<p>And while the exercise part still stands, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests weight loss actually has a lot …

Nutrition

I Ate 3 Eggs Every Single Morning For a Week – Here’s What I Learned

I’ve always liked eggs – they’re filling and delicious, but for some reason, I just can’t be bothered to make them on the weekdays because I’m too …

Breakfast

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

Eight Samsung Galaxy tricks you can't do on any other phone

Make the most of your smartphone.<p>Samsung likes to add its own flourishes to the Android operating system, which means Galaxy phones boast quite a few unique features that you won't find on standard Android devices—or iPhones for that matter. We've collected eight tips and tricks that should work on …

Apps

'Time-traveller from 2030' PASSES lie detector test over whether his future predictions are true

A man who claims he is from the year 2030 - and has revealed a number of predictions for the future - has undergone a lie detector test and …

Donald Trump

How to make money mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies without knowing anything about it

You might think you need an extreme know-how of computers to do any kind of crypto mining, that it couldn't possibly be done by the average person.<p>Turns out, it's absurdly easy.<p>You just need computer parts that are powerful enough to make mining profitable, and a handy piece of software called …

Bitcoin

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Ray Dalio

Porn actresses are dying – why?

On January 21 it was confirmed that 23-year-old Olivia Lua, a porn actress, had died in a West Hollywood rehab centre. Just a week before, on January 7, another porn actress, 20-year-old Olivia Nova, was found dead in Las Vegas. Three other porn actresses passed away at the end of 2017 – Yuri Luv, …

Feminism

It's not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?<p>As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, …

Nutrition

The 'starve and stack' method could help you save $50,000 in 2 years — here's how to implement it in your own life

If you want to change the trajectory of your financial future for the better, 'starve and stack' may be right for you.<p>I've written about what 'starve and stack' is, but in this article I will show you how to execute it.<p>What is 'starve and stack?'<p>'Starve and stack' is centered around the power of …

Retirement

DJI has unveiled its most advanced drone yet

At an event in New York Jan. 23, Chinese manufacturer DJI showed off its latest drone, the diminutive Mavic Air. The company’s North American lead, Michael Perry, perhaps channeling Steve Jobs, gave the presentation onstage in a light vest. What seemed like an odd sartorial choice, given how warm …

Drones

Have We Aged Out of Age Spots?

Aging can bring unwelcome surprises, like crusty brown spots that gradually appear on your face, neck or trunk.<p>They’re called unflattering names: age spots, barnacles or, God help us, senile warts, but physicians know them as seborrheic keratosis lesions, or SK lesions, for short. They come in as …

Skin Care

Bank of America has found the formula for a market meltdown — and we're dangerously close

The scorching-hot stock market is fresh off yet another week of new record highs, yet one glaring question remains: When will it all come crashing down?<p>The global investment strategy team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an idea.<p>The firm, which has repeatedly warned of investor overexuberance, …

Markets

Living the dream? Our 'Year in Provence' ended in divorce

Who hasn’t dreamt of a place in the sun: escaping the middle-class hamster wheel of expensive private schools, large mortgages and 70-hour weeks?<p>Having had an amazing year abroad in Paris when I was studying French at university, I always dreamed of moving back with my husband, Robert, and our two …

7 lessons I learned from tracking my net worth for 14 years

I've been tracking our net worth like a weirdo since I started working in 2003.<p>That's over 14 years of data. Sweet sweet data.<p>That first row is so simple. 2 bank accounts, 1 brokerage account, and what I considered an impressive net worth of $8,745.69.<p>Except I didn't do it right. I only recorded by …

Adjusted Gross Income

Chemical imbalances don’t cause depression — society does

When you are depressed and anxious, you get hit by two kinds of stigma. People will often say that you’re being weak or self-indulgent and just need …

20 handy things you didn't know Google Photos can do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.<p>Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, …

Apps

The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing. Here's What That Means For Men

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring.<p>Although it …

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.<p>From fluoride toothpaste to dental sealants, science has brought all sorts of tools for fighting tooth decay — and yet 91% of Americans between 20 and 64 years of age are affected by dental …

Dentistry

5 Reasons Why You Really Should Wear Gardening Gloves

The soil can be deadly.<p>Gardening is a great way to relax, be one with nature and get your hands dirty. But lurking in that pleasant environment are …

This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science

You don't need to be happy all the time.<p>Over the past two decades, the positive psychology movement has brightened up psychological research with its …

Happiness

Mark Zuckerberg & Bill Gates Think Everyone Should Read These 14 Books

As the world’s most powerful begin to think about travel plans and what to pack for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos later this month, they …

Want Kids Who Can Stand up to What Life Throws at Them? Follow This Simple Advice

Instead of being victims, resilient kids see themselves as being in control of their destinies. As a result, they tend grow and get better when bad things happen, instead of crumpling.<p>Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from …

Autism Rates Appear to Have Finally Plateaued in The US, But Doctors Don't Know Why

Something's changed.<p>There's been no rise in the rate of children diagnosed with autism over the last three years in the US, a new study reveals, a …

The secret lives of students who mine cryptocurrency in their dorm rooms

Mark was a sophomore at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when he began mining cryptocurrencies more or less by accident.<p>In November 2016, he stumbled on NiceHash, an online marketplace for individuals to mine cryptocurrency for willing buyers. His desktop computer, boosted with a graphics card, was …

Cryptocurrency

How Long Do Germs Live?

Germs are bacteria, viruses, and other microbes that cause infections. Some pathogens die almost instantly outside the body, while others may persist …

The 4 most fat-burning exercises you can do at the gym

Yes, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but all that indulging can leave us feeling somewhat sluggish and bloated come New Year.<p>There's nothing else for it but to hit the gym.<p>But let's be honest here: you don't want to spend any more time working out than you absolutely <i>have to</i> in …

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Physics