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Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy 'almost doubles risk of MS in children'

Harvard University study examines levels of the sunshine vitamin and risk of MS<p>A lack of the sunshine nutrient Vitamin D during early pregnancy can almost double the risk of multiple sclerosis in children.<p>High levels of the vitamin mainly made by the skin in reaction to sunlight has been linked …

8 Signs Your House Is Just Waiting to Be Robbed

These seemingly innocent moves might peg your home as an easy target.<p>The FBI reports that a home in the U.S. is burglarized every 15 seconds. And it's the little things that might be tipping them off. "The majority of thieves are impulsive and don't look much beyond the opportunities that they …

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.

Gardening

How To Map Your Room's Wi-Fi Strength With A Wood Mill [Video]

Because those streaming cat videos won't wait<p>Why should you guess where a Wi-Fi hotspot is when you could view it in color?<p>A computer scientist has devised a way to build colorful 3D maps of Wi-Fi strength. His keys tools: a color-changing LED light, a laptop, and naturally, a wood mill.<p>Dominique …

What Happens to a Woman's Brain When She Becomes a Mother

From joy and attachment to anxiety and protectiveness, mothering behavior begins with biochemical reactions.<p>The artist Sarah Walker once told me that becoming a mother is like discovering the existence of a strange new room in the house where you already live. I always liked Walker's description …

Dos and don’ts for common colds

Many of the methods advised to ward off the common cold are based on pseudoscience rather than fact. David Robson looks at what works and what doesn’t<p>Covering your chest with brown paper and vinegar, soaking your feet in hot water, or wearing wet socks – the old cures for the common cold can seem …

11 Easy Tips For Creating A Calm and Peaceful Home

Simple solutions to transform your home into a relaxing retreat.<p>How do you feel when you walk into your home? Happy? Calm? Overwhelmed by your 'to do' list? In today's hectic world, stress is always present, but your home shouldn't contribute to it. "Your home either nurtures and supports you or it …

Dining Rooms

1. Curry

Turmeric, the spice that gives curry and mustard their yellow color, contains a chemical called curcumin that’s the subject of numerous neurologic studies right now. Research has shown curcumin’s ability to boost memory, slow the progression of Alzheimer's and stimulate neurogenesis, which is the …

newbraincells

The greatest brain myth there ever was?

Luc Besson’s latest sci-fi romp, Lucy, is based on the premise that the average person only uses 10% of their brain. This brain-myth has been fodder for books and movies for decades and is a tantalizing plot-device. Alarmingly, however, it seems to be widely accepted as fact. Of those asked, 48% of …

Philips Sonicare AirFloss - Ape to Gentleman

The Philips Sonicare AirFloss, marketed as the latest in “interdental cleaning” is a superb little gadget. Think back to your last dentist visit, no …

Home Automation

Nike LunarGlide 6 - Ape to Gentleman

This week, Nike Running have released their latest LunarGlide running shoe; number 6 – their most stable LunarGlide to date; noted for its enhanced …

Shoes

The Best Home Theater Sound Bars

Pump up the volume and save on space.<p>Unless you spent an ungodly amount of money on your TV, its speakers probably aren't that great. First and …

The incandescent light bulb isn't dead

Reports were greatly exaggerated<p>Perhaps you’ve heard the news: the incandescent light bulb is dead. "When the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, the year ends — and so does the ordinary lightbulb," read Fox News' website. CNN even penned an obituary. That’s because, according to countless media reports, …

What Should I Know About Digital Privacy at Border Crossings?

<i>A:</i><p>Digital devices store every detail of our lives—from business transactions and grocery lists to messages, both sweet and unsavory, meant only for our partners. Though Americans, in all their Fourth Amendment bravado, might consider themselves immune to unreasonable search and seizure of their …

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3: The Tablet That Could Finally Get You To Ditch Paper

We were once promised that we could abandon our sketchbooks and notepads for tablets, but it never happened. Enter the Surface Pro 3.<p>Once upon a time, a secret, unfinished Microsoft concept called Courier leaked out onto the internet, promising a folding, dual-touchscreen device that would behave …

Surface Pro

7 Steps to an Inspiring and Memorable Speech

A great speech isn't just about soaring rhetoric. It's about structure, timing, message, and other key components. Here's how to write and give a great speech the next time you're asked to do so.<p>Minutes last forever when you're stuck listening to a boring speaker.<p>We've all been there, and with the …

Public Speaking

15 نصيحة ذهبية لصناعة ثروات عام 2014

مع حلول عام 2014، حرصت المواقع الإلكترونية والشركات الكبرى المعنية بالقطاع المالي،وبيوت الخبرة أن تقدم نصائح إسترشادية نحو كيفية صناعة المدخرات ومن …

Cholesterol linked to brain changes that cause Alzheimer's disease

Reducing the amount of bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol you eat may help to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests<p>High levels of unhealthy cholesterol may contribute towards one of the key signs of Alzheimer’s disease developing in the brain.<p>Researchers have …

10 things you should NEVER say during presentations

At our TNW Conferences we see a lot of presentations and I have given a fair share of presentations myself. I often see people making the same mistakes and cringe when I hear the same excuses or basic errors when people get on stage.<p>The easiest way to lose an audience is to make a mistake in the …

5 Things Most People Don't Know About Negotiating

Many of us often shy away from asking for more and better. More money. Better working arrangements. A larger team. Better access to material resources. Higher fees. Better prices.<p>Some of us are afraid to ask. Some of us, especially women, have been taught not to ask—we’ve been taught to be …

How Creativity Works–And How To Harness Its Power

Creative ideas don’t just come out of the blue. Creativity is often a process of taking existing ideas and remixing them.<p>I’m continually trying to create new things, from new blog posts, to books and courses and novels, to new ventures.<p>And as I create these things, I’ve been watching my creation …

Top 20 things scientists need to know about policy-making

When scientists moan about how little politicians know about science, I usually get annoyed. Such grouching is almost always counterproductive and more often than not betrays how little scientists know about the UK's governance structures, processes, culture and history.<p>So when the Guardian …

Android under attack: rivals unleash nuclear patent hell against Samsung, Google

The mobile patent wars appeared to hit an apex in 2012 when Apple and Samsung slugged it out before a California jury, fulfilling Steve Jobs’ vow to …

Noah's Ark: the scientific version

The UK experienced a major storm this week. Cardiff, where I live, had the highest rainfall in the country. This is nothing unusual in Wales. They say there's an obesity epidemic in Wales, but we're probably just evolving layers of blubber to keep warm/buoyant, like walruses.<p>Still, the storm was …

Nintendo stops selling Wii consoles in Japan

That was quick. Just a few weeks after it became clear that Nintendo would stop manufacturing the Wii for Japan, the company has quietly listed the console as "discontinued" (upper right) on its Japanese website. From now on, local gamers wanting a Wii fix will either have to pick up the …