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Why I’ll Never Buy Another iPhone

I even wrote this article on a Samsung Galaxy.<p>I’ve been an iPhone guy for years. Probably the last time I didn’t own an iPhone, I had a flip phone. I’ve held many Android phones in my hand, and I’ve been tempted to switch but the simplicity and familiarity of the iPhone always lured me back. No …

8 tricks to save space in a small bedroom

Despite its very obvious challenges, decorating a home can be a pleasurable experience. It is true that every now and then, you are faced with …

How to recall your dog: 5 simple steps

Calgary has more square kilometres of off-leash dog area than any other city in North America, but if you want to take advantage of any of it, you'll …

Licorice Root for Tooth Decay, Gum Disease, and Oral Health

Licorice Root for Tooth Decay, Gum Disease, and Oral Health<p>Updated on January 31, 2018<p>The Licorice Plant<p>Licorice (or liquorice) is a perennial herb …

These 7 Cool Tech Tools Can Help You Change Your Life

Want to break a bad habit or start a good one? Tech can help.<p>Changing your habits is hard. Really hard. Maybe that's why there are so many experts offering advice on exactly how to approach your quest for a better lifestyle.<p>No doubt many of these tips are helpful, but as with any difficult …

A relationship expert shares the trick to getting your way in any situation

The key to winning an argument is to not start one at all.<p>In 2004, amidst George Bush and John Kerry's heated US presidential election campaign, an Emory University professor of psychology and psychiatry named Drew Westen took MRI pictures of people's brains as they watched video footage of their …

7 Things Really Successful People Never Do

We each create our own opportunities.<p>What differentiates those who are successful from those who are not? There are lots of ways to approach that question, but one of the most powerful is also one of the most simple.<p>It's a matter of habits. In business and in life, if you truly want to succeed, …

How To Become 20 Percent Happier Through One Mental Exercise

<i>This post was originally published on Techealthiest.</i><p>Do you REALLY want to know an easy way to find headspace and live a happier life?<p>After helping thousands of New Yorkers achieve success with their therapeutic goals, I've learned a shortcut or two for finding psychological lightness and increasing …

Mental Health

Six Habits Of People Who Make Friends Easily

The secret to making new friends is as simple as being open to it. Here are things you can do to fill your calendar.<p>Friendships are more beneficial than just sharing laughs over a cup of coffee. A lack of strong relationships increases your risk of premature death from all causes by 50%, according …

A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

Researchers have identified a substance in muscles that helps explain the connection between a fit body and a sharp mind.<p>When muscles work, they release a protein that appears to generate new cells and connections in a part of the brain that is critical to memory, a team reports Thursday in the …

The Brain

5 ways to deal with anxiety at work when you're stressed AF

5 ways to deal with anxiety at work when you’re stressed AF<p>Date March 3, 2016<p>Most of us experience a lot of stress and anxiety at work, which can …

Drugs used to treat diabetes could cure Alzheimer's, experts say

Drugs prescribed to treat diabetes could cure Alzheimer's disease, a pioneering new study has found.<p>Scientists believe that the two conditions are so similar that medications already used to control levels of glucose and regulate diabetes could also halt the onset of dementia.<p>A new study using a …

10 things to disable in Windows 10

Did you just upgrade to Windows 10? Perhaps involuntarily? Welcome to the operating system!<p>If you used Windows 10's express installation, you <i>might</i> want to tweak some of your settings before you get going. You know, for the sake of privacy, speed and convenience. Here are 10 things -- that are …

25 dogs who clearly love hugs

Science says "don't hug your dog." And by science we mean one person, who happens to have a degree, who looked at lots of pictures on the …

"Empathy Leads You to Very Bad Decisions" What?

In a recent search for the latest research and popular media references about empathy, I was stopped in my tracks when I found the video below, in …

Empathy

7 Self-Defeating Psychological Habits That Stymie Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The last thing any of us want to do is get in our own way of succeeding. Yet, despite this great intention much of the way our psyches operate is from the unconscious. Whatever is unconscious can wreak havoc on our path to success. To …

Self-improvement

Whisky tours in the Scottish Highlands

A Taste of Scotland<p>5 distillery tours and tastings you have to try in the Scottish Highlands<p>Promoted by VisitBritain<p>A Taste of Scotland<p>5 distillery …

What is quantitative easing, and why might we need more of it?

How does the monetary stimulus central bankers have come to rely on actually work?<p>As financial markets reel, bludgeoned by concerns about the strength of the world economy, investors are increasingly convinced that central banks will turn to quantitative easing (QE).<p>It is hoped policymakers will …

Scottish economy shows ‘worrying signs of distress’

A leading financial expert claimed Scotland’s economy is showing “worrying signs of distress” yesterday after growth per person fell behind that of …

Economics

How Can We Ensure Our Survival As A Species?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> To Endure<p><i>About Lord Martin Rees' TED Talk</i><p>Astronomer and cosmologist Lord Martin Rees asks whether our species will endure despite the many existential threats we face.<p><b>About Lord Martin Rees</b><p>Lord Martin Rees is an emeritus professor of cosmology and astrophysics at …

The Discovery of Gravitational Waves Is a Whole New Chapter for Science

One hundred years ago Albert Einstein in his general theory of relativity predicted the existence of a dark side to the cosmos. He thought there were …

Instagram will soon show video counts so you can see who really likes you

Instagram has made a much-needed addition to its platform. According to a blog post, the company says that users will finally get to see view counts on their videos within the next few weeks.<p>View counts will appear for videos where users would normally see the number of Likes. If you’d prefer to …

Toxic chemicals found in beached pilot whales in Scotland

Scientists find levels of mercury and cadmium in the whales’ brains increased with age<p>Scientists have found clear evidence that whales are absorbing high levels of toxic heavy metals, with cadmium found in the brains of pilot whales which washed up in Scotland.<p>Chemists at the University of Aberdeen …

Special privileges

IF BRITAIN adhered to Groucho Marx’s dictum of never joining a club willing to have him as a member, it would be on its way out of the European …

Europe

58 million anti-depressants issued every year - equivalent of one per person in England

Luciana Berger, Labour’s shadow mental health minister: "One in four people experience mental health problems in our country each year"<p>The equivalent of an anti-depressant pill for every person in England is proscribed each year according to new statistics.<p>Almost 58 million anti-depressants were …

The World Reacts To LIGO’s Discovery Of Gravitational Waves

From Mark Zuckerberg to Neil deGrasse Tyson<p>On Thursday, the scientists at LIGO announced they’d officially found gravitational waves. This truly is a remarkable discovery, and confirms the final piece of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Read more about the announcement, and what it means …

How good are you at concentrating? Take the test

Are you easily distracted? Is your mind always wandering? Test your concentration skills by picking out the odd letter<p>Some of us are more easily distracted than others and now researchers believe they have found an attention-distractibility trait explaining why.<p>Participants in a study by University …