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The ultimate cold and flu survival guide

Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skip the annual flu vaccine and you set yourself up for a bout of that as well. But it doesn't have to be this way! Aside from good hand washing (with soap, for at …

Immune System

Fall Music Preview 2015: 30 Must-Hear Albums

Read up on blockbuster LPs from Kanye West, Lana Del Rey, Fetty Wap and many more<p>With the 2015 VMAs in the rearview, the music world turns its …

Lana Del Rey

7 Summer Reads for the Curious Mind

Charles Scribner's Sons<p>Dover Publications, Inc.<p>Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig<p>Charles Scribner's Sons<p>International Publishers<p>Cassell<p>Norton Critical Edition<p>…

Artist Jane Long Digitally Manipulates Black and White WWI-Era Photos Into Colorful Works of Fantasy | Colossal

<p>Australian artist Jane Long transforms cracked and faded black and white photographs into colorful works of fantasy, giving the subjects a new, and …

8 'Piece of Cake' Cakes

These cakes may look complicated, but they're surprisingly easy to make.<p><b>1. Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Glaze</b><p>Popular in Latin America, <i>Tres Leches Cake</i> is a light and fluffy cake soaked with a mixture of three milks: sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream. In this version, …

Dessert

How What You Believe Affects What You're Like When You're High

For decades, connoisseurs of psychedelics have said that "set and setting"—your state of mind and your environment—influence how you experience drugs. And they're right.<p>Psychedelic connoisseurs are usually well versed in "set and setting," or the the idea that both your state of mind, beliefs, and …

Amazing Travel Experiences to Have on Every Continent

By College Tourist; Author: Tori Danforth, University of South Florida<p><b>If you're stuck trying to pick a destination for your next trip have no fear! We're going on a journey around the world!</b><p>As any world traveler or study abroad student knows, preparing for an upcoming trip can be quite time …

The Lazy Way to an Awesome Life: 3 Secrets Backed by Research

We all want an awesome life. And very often you know what you need to do to improve it… but you don’t do it.<p>I don’t blame you. Hey, some of that …

Cecil the lion's killer revealed as American dentist

EXCLUSIVE: A Minnesota father of two is discovered to be the hunter who shot dead Cecil – one of Zimbabwe's most loved lions<p>Cecil the lion – the most famous creature in one of Zimbabwe's national parks – was killed by an American hunter who has boasted about shooting a menagerie of animals with his …

Wildlife

What We Can Learn from Programming a Computer to Be Autistic

A new neuro-simulation framework offers insights into the physiological roots of autism and maybe even schizophrenia and aging.<p>Neuroscientists from Baylor University have successfully programmed an artificial neural network to exhibit autistic behavior. In doing so, they've shown how a theorized</i> …

Neuroscience

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

Public Speaking

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Right now the front of your brain is firing signals about what you’re reading and how much of it you soak up has a lot to do with whether there is a …

10 Ways to Gain Real Super Powers That Will Change Your Life

You Can Gain Real Super Powers<p>No gamma radiation, spider bites or mutations necessary.<p>A few simple tips from the blog can have you performing heroic …

Disney, Brain Science and Understanding Emotional Intelligence

I never thought seeing a kid's movie would become the inspiration for a new blog on emotional intelligence. Seeing <i>Inside Out</i>, the new movie from Disney/Pixar got me thinking about how we think.<p><i>photo courtesy of Disney/Pixar</i><p>Almost the entire animated movie takes place inside the brain of a young …

10 Questions to Discuss Before Marrying According to a Gay Philosopher

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche might well have been delighted with the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States to legalize same-sex marriages.<p>While we don't know for sure that Nietzsche was gay, Joachim Köhler argues in <i>Zarathustra's Secret</i> that he was because he spoke of another man's …

The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

What compassion does to the brain<p>In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s slings and arrows” in different ways. Why are some people more resilient than others in the …

The Most Popular Flowers For Each Month Of Summer

These are the beautiful blooms you'll be seeing all season long.<p>Christine Noelle, BloomNation florist and owner/creative director of Chicago's Dilly Lily, opens up about the blooms people just love to see in their bouquets during warm-weather season.

20 Jokes That Only Intellectuals Will Understand

What’s the prime of your life?

Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.<p>Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead?<p>They say that life begins at 40, or that 60 is …

Harvard

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

Zoology

14 Untranslatable Words Turned Into Charming Illustrations

The English language contains one million, twenty five thousand, one hundred and nine words. Even so, there are certain words that don’t exist in …

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

The Department of Astonishing Optical illusions just discovered the mind-bending work of body artist Natalie Fletcher, who used an airbrush to transform these four torsos into such awesome 3D illusions that it’s easy to forget you’re looking at a person when your eyes get lost in the vibrant illusions painted on their bodies. Fletcher’s latest project is a nationwide roadtrip called “100 Bodies Across America.” Starting this month she’ll be traveling to all 50 states over the course of six months, painting two bodies in each state. Follow her progress via her blog. If you’re interested in participating in the project, visit the contact page on Natalie Fletcher’s website and send her a message. Prints of these four pieces from Fletcher’s Just An Illusion project are currently available here. [via Laughing Squid]

The Department of Astonishing Optical illusions just discovered the mind-bending work of body artist Natalie Fletcher, who used an airbrush to …

'Spring Forward' With These 12 Quick Brunch Recipes

These 12 quick brunch recipes are perfect to make when you've lost an hour of sleep (thanks Daylight Savings!).<p>For those of us who like sleep (that is, everyone) it's the most dreaded morning of the year: The day we "spring forward" into Daylight Savings Time. The bad news: We've lost an hour. The …

Breakfast

This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.<p><i>“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,”</i> asserted Charles Darwin in one of the eleven …

High Blood Pressure

Surfer Photographs Frozen Waves Breaking on the Island of Nantucket

Traveler, surfer and photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh recently captured the rare site of nearly frozen waves breaking on the island of Nantucket. The frigid New England temperatures have turned the sea off the coast of Massachusetts into sheets of water that Nimerfroh likened to “slushies.” The …

Baking

23 Mind Bending Optical Illusion Paintings by Rob Gonsalves

<b>[Huckleberry Fine Art]</b> Artist Rob Gonsalves was born in Toronto, Canada in 1959. During his childhood, he developed an interest in drawing from …

Fascinating 3D-Printed Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures | Colossal

<p>These 3d-printed zoetrope sculptures were designed by John Edmark, and they only animate when filmed under a strobe light or with the help of a …