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49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed later on — when you find out the information was inaccurate or flat-out wrong?<p>It's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and …

Wellness

Medical marijuana has potential as Alzheimer's treatment, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature of the disease. Furthermore, the researchers discovered it blocks inflammation, which damages …

Dementia

17 Genius Cooking Tricks That Professional Chefs Want You To Know

Steal their secrets and everything you make will get a little bit more delicious.

Study Finds Drop In Prescription Drugs In Medical Marijuana States

They also saw $165.2 million in Medicare savings.<p>States looking for a way to reduce Medicare spending and prescription drug use may want to turn to legalizing medical marijuana, a new study suggests.<p>The District of Columbia and the 17 states that had medical marijuana as an alternative to …

Cannabis

How to Refresh Your Brain in a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

Stock Up on Pool Noodles for These Clever DIY Projects

Pool noodles make swimming fun, but that’s just the beginning of what they can do. Pick up an assortment at your local dollar or discount store, then …

Sleep

When my dog died, I didn’t understand why it felt like a human had died. Then I read the research.

I picked the dog I wanted in the same way I picked a favorite Pokémon. I looked in the classified section next to the automotive ads and found a breed named "Peekapoo," which was close enough to "Pikachu."<p>No one ever tells you that begging for a dog as an 11-year-old could affect you deeply as an …

What Freudian slips really reveal about your mind

Do our verbal stumblings unveil our unconscious desires – or are they simply an innocent glitch in the brain’s workings? BBC Future investigates.<p>It was 1988 and the then-vice president, George H. W. Bush, was on a routine visit to Idaho. He was supposed to give a dry speech on agricultural policy …

Behavioral Sciences

Parents Of Successful Kids Do These 10 Things In Common, Science Finds

en_US<p>article<p>Successful parenting produces successful kids. Parents who produce prize prodigies have several things in …

Mindfulness Meditation Techniques for Stress Relief

There are many, many mindfulness meditation techniques that can be effective for stress relief and relaxation. Really, any activity that you perform …

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<b>London (CNN) —</b> The most vocal architect of Britain's seismic decision to leave the European Union thumbed his nose at the EU Parliament Tuesday as members booed and turned their backs on him, in the most visible clash of ideologies between Britain and Europe since last week's vote.<p>Nigel Farage, …

Great Britain

This Is What Food Does To Your Brain

Mind your food, friends!<p>Dr. Seuss once said, "You've got a brain in your head and feet in your shoes, you can eat any food you choose!"<p>Well, he actually said "steer yourself in any direction you choose," not "eat any food," but that's how we like to interpret it.<p>In all seriousness, thought, what …

Save leftover herbs by freezing them in ice cube trays

When it comes to fresh herbs, there are several ways to prolong their shelf life. For instance, you can keep herbs like chives, cilantro, green onions or parsley fresh longer by storing them in a jar filled with water, covering them with plastic and sealing it with a rubber band.<p>Still, this will …

This watermelon salad recipe could be the easiest summer dish ever

Watermelon fan? Rather than slicing it into wedges, chop the watermelon into bite-size cubes and toss with a little fresh mint and lime juice, along with a touch of olive oil for richness. Serve it right away, or fix it ahead of time and chill until ready to serve. With just this handful of …

Recipes

Doctors issue warning about LED streetlights

The American Medical Association (AMA) has just adopted an official policy statement about street lighting: cool it and dim it.<p>The statement, adopted unanimously at the AMA's annual meeting in Chicago on June 14, comes in response to the rise of new LED street lighting sweeping the country. An AMA …

20 surprising effects that getting more sleep has on your mind and body

If you have a few days off this summer, one of the best things you can do with your time is fix your sleeping habits. Just let yourself sleep naturally during those days and see how much you really need.<p>For at least 40% of the US population that isn't getting the recommended seven to nine hours a …

Flying Car

What you should eat before and after you exercise to lose weight, according to a celebrity trainer

However, if you're looking to shed some pounds, certain foods promote weight loss more than others.<p>We spoke to Russell Bateman, a trainer and the creator of the Skinny Bitch Collective— a workout regimen followed by models and celebrities like Ellie Goulding and Suki Waterhouse — to find out the …

Weight Loss

Famous Chefs Share Their Best Secrets For The Ambitious Home Cook

People always assume that a chef’s family eats like gods. It’s not true. I often find myself in a cooking rut. I work with food all day, so when I get home I’m out of ideas. My family has eaten so much penne with basil, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella that they can no longer come up with clever …

Names of four new elements on periodic table presented for public review

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry says names will pay tribute to Japan, Moscow, Tennessee and a Russian scientist<p>There will soon be four new names on the periodic table after scientists decided to use recently discovered elements to pay tribute to Japan, Moscow, Tennessee and a …

Chemistry

DIY Floors that Look Like a Million Bucks

Flooring is one of the things that has the biggest impact on the look of a room — but beautiful floors can also be really expensive. But the good …

Flooring

I failed at attachment parenting and my kids got a lot happier

Since becoming a mother two years ago, I have been haunted by the notion of attachment parenting. Its basic tenets—breastfeeding into toddlerhood, co-sleeping, and generally staying glommed onto your child at every possible moment—initially struck me as blissful, if wildly ambitious. No mother …

Parenting

5 Ways to Flavor Your Meat While It’s Resting

To add major flavor to your meat this summer, try one of these easy, chef-approved ways to season your meat after it’s off the grill.<p>It’s almost …

4 Genius Old-World Cleaning Tips You Need to Try

A new book reveals methods that have stood the test of time<p>Modern technology has brought us a lot of incredible household inventions, but sometimes looking to the past is the best way to find simple solutions to everyday problems. That’s exactly what Lucy Lethbridge did for her new book <i>Mind Your</i> …

Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden - Quiet Corner

DIY Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden<p>With winter now firmly behind us, some homeowners are busy tending to their revitalized garden and …

The top nine tips for beginner gardeners

It all started with the herbs. One late spring day, not many years ago, I cycled down to Columbia Road market, picked up rosemary, thyme and basil plants and installed them proudly in the dank, dark little concrete yard outside the back door. While they were all drowned to death or ravaged by slugs …

6 Ways to Revive a Nearly Dead Houseplant

Don't give up hope just yet!<p>Nothing livens up a room more than the green leaves and colorful petals of a houseplant. But anyone who's owned one also knows that it's seriously depressing watching said plant shrink, turn brown, and die a slow painful death. Before you give up, try these tricks that …

Nana's Chocolate Vinegar Cake Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

A thrifty Depression-era hack just happens to make one of the fluffiest cakes around.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax poetic about them. Today, senior designer</i> …

U.S. Front Pages Day After Trump Becomes Presumptive GOP Nominee

"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to mourn the GOP..."

Let dandelions have their day in the sun

Compared to spinach, dandelions are easier to grow and much richer in vitamins – plus they pack a more flavourful punch<p>I am an obsessive collector of vegetable gardening books. I have been since I was eight years old. Yet there is something I find curious about all of them. Almost without fail, …