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The single best type of exercise for your brain, according to scientists

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including two new studies published this spring, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period of time — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, overwhelmingly beneficial impact on …

Exercise

Internet Privacy: New Browser Plugins Hide User Activity From ISPs By Creating Digital Noise

A decision earlier this year by the U.S. Congress to overturn rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission that would have prevented …

Privacy

5 ways to get the dry, cut, super-lean look of a fitness model

If you hover in the 10% body-fat range, you’re in prime position to show off a lean look with visible abs. But getting a fitness model–esque physique …

Cognitive Psychologists Say Overcoming This One Bias Leads to Public Speaking Success

People who excel at giving presentations or public speaking take specific steps to improve.<p>A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave us a glimpse into how successful leaders think. His advice: "Don't be a know-it-all; be a learn-it-all."<p>Cognitive psychologists are finding that there's …

Help your dog navigate his golden years

Aging is inevitable. Our furry friends transition from puppyhood to old age in what seems like a blink of an eye. Although we can’t slow the aging process, we can do a lot to help our aging canines navigate the golden years.<p>“The geriatric stage is about the last 10 percent of a dog’s life, which is …

The Differences Between Alzheimer’s And Dementia

Dementia and Alzheimer's disease may share many of the same symptoms, but the two are not different names for the same condition. Here’s what you …

This Robot Completes a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Doc Bot<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the world, …

The Brain

Texas adoption agencies could ban Jews, gays, Muslims

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections …

LGBTQI

‘I don’t know who I am without it’: the truth about long-term antidepressant use

Prescriptions have doubled in a decade, but very little is known about the effect of taking SSRIs for years and years. Is it a lifesaver or a happiness trap?<p>Sarah never planned to take antidepressants for 14 years. Three years after she began taking them, when she was 21, she went to her GP and …

Depression

14 Avocado Recipes That Have Nothing to Do With Toast

It's been a few years since avocado toast took the social-media world by storm, and the obsession hasn't slowed one bit. My Instagram feed is …

Meatless mains and sides to toss on the grill

Memorial Day might be the official start of grilling season, but judging by the Weber activity in the neighborhood, we suspect a few of you are already on it. From the Recipe Finder, here are a few meatless mains and sides that deserve a spot on your grate.<p><i>[The No. 1 way to make grilled foods taste</i> …

Grilling

How dogs’ sensitive noses could change cancer diagnosis.

<i>This article is part of</i> <i>Future Tense</i><i>, a collaboration among</i> <i>Arizona State University</i><i>,</i> <i>New America</i><i>, and</i> <b>Slate. On Thursday,</b> <i>April 27, at noon, Future Tense</i> …

23-year-old dog's owner on key to longevity: 'He is definitely a spoilt lad'

Charlie the dog is 23 years old. He is said to be one of the oldest living dogs in the United Kingdom.<p>His adopted dad, 64-year-old Stuart Smith, says the secret to his dog's long life is being completely and utterly adored.<p>"He is definitely a spoilt lad and that's probably why he's managed to live …

A Massive Lake Of Molten Carbon The Size Of Mexico Was Just Discovered Under The US

A recent scientific discovery has drastically changed our view of the global carbon cycle and identified a new significant risk. Researchers have discovered a giant lake or reservoir made up of molten carbon sitting below the western US.<p>The molten carbon (primarily in the form of carbonate) …

Volcanoes

Time travel might soon be possible, thanks to viable time machine model!

A US scientist has developed a mathematical model for a viable time machine - an advance that could bring stuff of popular science-fiction closer to …

Is a Trip to the Brightest Star Sirius on the Cards for Astronomers?

Breakthrough Starshot, announced last year, is basically the intention to fire lasers from Earth in an attempt to propel a tiny spacecraft up to our …

Astronomy

We Want to Eat These Morning Buns for the Rest of Our Lives

Our dream sticky, sugary, tender, crackly-bottomed breakfast<p>For senior food editor <b>Claire Saffitz</b>, the search for the perfect morning bun was quite the journey. She took inspiration from buns she had tried and bakeries she had visited across the country, assembling a list of admirable qualities and …

Anna Jones’s recipes for two salads made with new season asparagus | The modern cook

Now’s the time to whip up a green and pleasant salad as new season asparagus appears in markets. Pair the stems with broccoli and shredded egg in a mimosa salad, or dress them with lemony buttermilk in a springtime veg medley<p>The arrival of British asparagus marks a change in the year for me. Those …

13 Useful Hacks Every Avocado Lover Needs To Know

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10 Ways to Naturally Reduce Anxiety

Some anxiety is a normal part of life. It’s a byproduct of living in an often-chaotic world. Anxiety isn’t all bad, though. It makes you aware of …

Drinking this one thing before exercise could make your brain 'younger', says science

Worth a shot? *pun intended*<p>We all know you're meant to stay hydrated during workouts, but it looks like drinking something a bit more unconventional …

High Blood Pressure

Why your UTI may lead to kidney infections and how to avoid them

The bladder symptoms started just a day ago, but when you get to the doctor, you learn your kidneys are infected, too. Experts say you probably didn’t do anything wrong, you’re just unlucky.<p>Kidney infections occur when bacteria get into the urinary tract and migrate upwards, infecting the bladder …

The Habitability Hype Around LHS 1140b Is Real. Here's Why.

The discovery of the new potentially habitable planet, LHS 1140b, seemed to burst from out of nowhere. Perhaps even less expected was the notion …

Why you shouldn’t procrastinate on enrolling in Obamacare or Medicare this year

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week issued a rule that, among other things, adjusts the annual open enrollment period the …

‘Mind-blowing’ discovery could revolutionise our understanding of how brain works

A study of people born with one hand suggests neuroscientists may have fundamentally misunderstood the way the brain is organised, a scientist has …

There's one really good reason middle-class Americans should hope Trump fails on tax reform

That's because Trump's tax plan overwhelmingly favors the rich, according to various independent analyses.<p>The Tax Policy Center in Washington says, "The plan would cut taxes at every income level, but high-income taxpayers would receive the biggest cuts, both in dollar terms and as a percentage of …

Hezbollah border tour offers a glimpse of possible war ahead

LABBOUNEH, Lebanon (AP) — With their Kalashnikovs and Iranian-made anti-aircraft missiles pointing outward, the uniformed Hezbollah militants peered …

Johnson & Johnson Wants to Use 3D Printing to Heal Broken Bones

ThereDePuy Synthes Products, Inc., an arm of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (jnj), is setting out to use 3D printed bones to fix injuries and …