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Inflammatory bowel disease can be hell. New evidence suggests a diet can fix it

Diet alone can cure the two main types of inflammatory bowel disease in children, according to research published in the <i>Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology</i>.<p>During the study, carried out at Seattle Children’s Hospital, paediatric patients with either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis were put …

Visit sauna regularly to stave off dementia, 20 year study suggests

Visiting the sauna regularly could reduce the risk of dementia, a new study has found.<p>Scientists at the University of East Finland followed more than 2,000 middle-aged men for 20 years to find out what factors influenced how many developed cognitive problems in later life.<p>They found that those who …

Stronger muscles lead to stronger brain

A study led by the University of Sydney in Australia has found that gradually increasing muscle strength through activities such as weightlifting …

The Brain

Why The Golden Ratio Is Better Than The Rule Of Thirds

A long time ago I was a young art student, being told about the “Rule Of Thirds.” I was told it’s one of the most important fundamentals of art and …

The Bacteria That Mold Your Brain

<i>Guest post by Daniel Hass</i><p>“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.”<p>This phrase, coined by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in the <i>The</i> …

44 pallets ideas you can directly copy

You must know by now how much we love a bargain hack and we don't think many DIY projects are as impactful or easy and low-cost as creating pallet …

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‘Stranger Things,’ Parallel Universes, And The State Of String Theory

A conversation with theoretical physicist Brian Greene<p>Undoubtedly a hit of the summer, Netflix's <i>Stranger Things</i> is a Sci-Fi horror series that utilizes some serious scientific theories. Although they may use some terminology interchangeably, the series dives into some intense, confusing topics in …

Buy or Build: 15 Desks We Love

With each passing year, more and more people work from home at least part of the time. Technology makes telecommuting easier than ever— so the home …

I hiked one of the most beautiful trails in Italy — here's what I wish I had known going in

What you won't see when you're looking at the picturesque photos on social media is the out-of-breath photographer behind the lens.<p>Trust me, there's no way after hours of hiking that anyone would look anywhere near as glamorous as the views ahead.<p>The experience, however, was absolutely worth the …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

Low Maintenance Indoor Plants

A little bit of greenery can do wonders for your home décor: adding some life to a space and brightening a room with color. If you’re worried that …

Five of the best meditation apps

The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can often feel like they amplify our daily stress.<p>Turning to your smartphone for respite from the digital clutter may feel as …

Apps

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

4 Ways Mindfulness Improves Your Productivity

When you hear the word "mindfulness," the word "productivity" isn't likely the first association that comes up for you is it?<p>The most common conceptions of mindfulness include ideas like "slowing down," or "being in the moment," and some people think that mindfulness practice means sitting still …

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Unexplained Lower Back Pain? It Could Be Ankylosing Spondylitis

Health and Medicine Photo credit: Most people know what causes their back pain, but unexplained back pain could have a more sinister cause. from …

‘National Geographic Style’ Lighting Tips from a World-Class Photographer

Travel photography master Bob Holmes is back in the studio with the folks at Advance Your Photography talking about how to shoot that ‘National …

Travel Photography

Gut check: Population diversity in humans is tallied

Taking a census of the microbes that live in the human gut is not glamorous work, but it's important, given our new understanding of the gut microbiome's role in human health. And a full picture of humanity's microbial gut population has been a mystery. Until now.<p>After combing through thousands of …

New research confirms thriving microbiome is linked to a healthier body

The human microbiome is one of the most mysterious subjects in modern medicine, but two studies published today in <i>Science</i> are helping to change that. By drawing on the gut bacteria of nearly 4,000 subjects across Belgium and the Netherlands, scientists found new evidence that a person's diet and …

9 Specialty Baking Products Worth Seeking Out

As more people are catching the baking bug, more products are popping up that claim to make baking better and more delicious. There are dough improvers that make your dough easier to roll out; there are powdered sugars that will never melt; there's pre-toasted coconut and flavored sanding sugar and …

Chiles Rellenos (Mexican-Style Cheese-Stuffed Chilies) Recipe

Chiles rellenos—Mexican-style stuffed and fried peppers in a roasted-tomato salsa—was one of the very first dishes I learned how to cook, using the method that my dad taught me. It mostly involved cans. I'm pretty sure that the only reason we used canned chilies back then is that it wasn't possible …

Composition Tips: How to Capture that ‘National Geographic Style’

Renowned travel photographer Bob Holmes says he shoots in a “National Geographic style.” A style that he describes as not about the photographer, but …

Photography

You’ll Want This Garlic Condiment on Everything

Put a few ingredients in a jar, and just let it go—aka, the easiest way to start fermenting at home.<p>Green garlic had been fermenting in a small jar on my kitchen counter for about four days when a friend kindly asked whether it'd be okay if he opened the window. Nothing reached Époisses-level …

Cooking

Gardens: the remarkably under-rated Chilean guava

Of the estimated 50,000 edible plant species on earth, humanity relies on just a tiny collection of 100 or so key crops for pretty much everything we eat. As a greedy botanist I am eternally fascinated by the 99.8% on which we are missing out. After valiantly munching my way though a fair few over …

Chile

Chocolate Victory Bar Recipe - Chowhound

These Chocolate Victory Bars triumph over mass-market nut-and-chocolate energy bars. I started toying with this recipe when news of …

Food

Roasted Eggplant With Tahini, Pine Nuts, and Lentils Recipe

This dish of eggplant roasted until caramelized and tender, served over stewed lentils with an extraordinarily light and creamy tahini sauce and crunchy pine nuts, was dinner and lunch for more meals than I care to count a couple of weeks back. Not that I'm complaining: It's extremely good.<p>It's …

Recipes

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16 Netflix hacks that will take your binge-watching to the next level

Everyone loves Netflix.<p>The service has taken over the world because it lets you binge on your favorite shows and movies to your hearts content. And you can watch whenever, wherever.<p>But even though the standard Netflix experience is good, it doesn't mean you can't improve it with few tricks.<p>From …

12 apps everyone should be using at work in 2016

From collaboration and project management to recruiting and email management, there are numerous cloud apps to choose from in almost every category.<p>We have some unique insight into these choices at Okta, as organizations use our service to securely connect their people to technology.<p>We recently …