Rohit Kothari

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How to stop snoring — and when to see a doctor about dangerous nighttime breathing

A number of factors can trigger the vibrating, buzz-saw breathing sounds that we call snoring.<p>Someone might snore sporadically if they're suffering from allergies or a cold, if they've been drinking, or even in some cases if they sleep on their back. A more regular snoring habit can come from …

Sleep

The cause of all war boils down to sex and social status, according to a conflict expert who used to be in the British Army

Military

The same trait that helps productive people get things done also tends to get them into trouble

Reading through a recent Harvard Business Review article on the traits of super productive people, I was struck by one concept in particular.<p>According to the authors, Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, who are the president and the CEO of leadership consultancy Zenger/Folkman, productive people tend …

Employment

What everyone gets wrong about introverts — including why they are not antisocial or lazy

When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time alone, avoiding social situations.<p>But being an introvert isn't really anything to do with how much you like spending time with other people. In fact, introverts can have some …

Behavioral Sciences

Here's what's happening in your brain to make that chocolate bar, cigarette, or new purse feel so good

Every day we make a range of choices in the pursuit of pleasure: we do things that make us feel good or work in a specific job because it's rewarding or pays well. These experiences help shape our perspectives on life and define our personality.<p>Consequently, problems with our ability to manage or …

Neuroscience

Graphene: the wonder material that could solve the world's water crisis

Graphene, the much-hailed wonder material, may be the solution to the world’s water crisis.<p>One in nine people around the world do not have access to clean, safe water close to their homes and at least 2 billion people are forced to use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces.<p>Dirty water is …

Nanotech

Marathon Running: The Science Behind Why You Don't Remember the Pain

Runners have all kinds of painful marathon tales: limping their way through the last few miles, fighting through unforgiving cramps, chafing disasters. Yet, we return to toe the starting line again and again. The agony of bad running experiences often aren’t enough to keep us off the road.<p>As it …

Marathons

Fact or Fiction: Can You Really Sweat Out Toxins?

There are plenty of good reasons to work up a sweat. Detoxifying your body isn’t one of them.<p>Sweating is a bodily function that used to be taboo, with women in particular being told they don’t sweat, they <i>glow</i>. But look at any fashion magazine or beauty blog today, and you’ll find that sweat is in …

What causes mucus in the chest?

Inflammation and a buildup of mucus in the chest can cause unpleasant symptoms like wheezing, sleep difficulties, and a sore throat. Congestion is …

Your Blood Type Holds a Lot of Information — Like What You Should Be Eating

Unlike most diets, the blood type diet was founded on the concept of personalized nutrition — eating different foods based on one's biochemical makeup. <b>Eat Right 4 Your Type</b>, commonly known as the blood type diet, was published in 1996 by naturopathic doctor Peter J. D'Adamo. According to <b>Eat 4 Your</b> …

Wellness

4-Move Pilates Routine for When You Just Don't Feel Like Working Out

There are times when workout motivation is lower than normal, days when you either can't get to your workout at all or can't quite push yourself hard …

Yoga

You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

The tricks to make yourself effortlessly charming

From the first moment you walk into a room people are making judgements about how much they like you. Fortunately, there are ways to improve your chances<p><i>Editor’s Note (December 21, 2017): Through to the end of the year, BBC Capital is bringing back some of your favourite stories from 2017.</i><p>Most of …

Body Language