Renae Placek

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18 High-Protein Breakfasts To Kick Off Your Mornings

Get ready to feel like a champ every morning.

How to Create a Portable Business for a Lifetime of Travel

Don't wait until you retire to travel. Create a business that can move from place to place with you. Follow these tips to get started.<p>Dreaming of retiring and living the good life as a world traveler? You don't have to wait until your 9 to 5 permanently ends--you can embrace travel now.<p>According to …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

World Trade Center

9 Crazy Body Hacks That Give You Superhuman Powers

But don't try these at home. Seriously.<p>Gamers often perform repetitive tasks to improve their character’s skill set, gain rewards, and advance to new levels. The process is known as grinding: Now, an underground movement has taken up that expression, calling themselves grinders, and they’re trying …

Undersea Photographers Bring 'Coral Bleaching' to the Surface

KANEOHE BAY, OAHU – "Divers, are you both ready? One, two, three, up!"<p>With a tug and a splash, the wetsuit-clad XL Catlin Seaview Survey dive team hoists the black, torpedo-shaped SVII, an undersea camera, into the warm, cobalt water of Kaneohe Bay, off the east coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu.<p>…

Honolulu

High childhood IQ linked to bipolar disorder later in life

Is bipolar disorder the price humans must pay for creativity and intelligence?<p>High childhood IQ levels are linked to an increased risk of bipolar disorder later in life, according to new research.<p>The study, carried out at the University of Glasgow, measured the IQ of a large group of people aged …

The Brain

The Super Simple Trick To Making Home-Cooked Meals Delicious

It's all in the herbs.<p>Home cooking is hard, we know, which is why we're always looking for ways to make it infinitely easier. Lucky for all of us, we have found the ultimate trick that not only makes home-cooked meals taste better, but makes them easier to create on the fly, too. We know, this is …

Meet Kava Tea, a Prescription-Free Alternative to Xanax

For centuries, Pacific Islanders have been drinking kava, a physioactive "tea" of sorts made from the root of a plant in the pepper family. A variety of kava species grow across the islands, some more potent than others. But their basic effect, when ground and mixed with water, is the same: to …

Research says this is what you need to teach your kids in kindergarten if you ever want them to go to college or get a job

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Duke University tracked more than 700 children from across the US between kindergarten and age 25 and found a significant correlation between their social skills as kindergartners and their success as adults two decades later.<p>In 1991, teachers …

An under-appreciated way of teaching kids to think rationally

Philosophy is often thought of as a subject suitable for college students. We don’t generally think that third graders would do well having to write a paper about the epistemological basis for David Hume’s naturalism, but, in fact, there are methods of teaching philosophy to very young students …

A Pot-Smoker's Guide to Elite Marijuana Tourism

Four states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use, but only Colorado and Washington have licensed dispensaries …