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Is 70 too late to claim Social Security?

Social Security is a significant source of retirement income for most retirees. According to the Social Security Administration, nearly half of single retirees count on Social Security checks for more than 90% of their retirement income.<p>With so much at stake, it's little wonder so many Americans …

Retirement

Two NFL receivers bet their luxury cars on who would have more yards this season

Everyone knows that sports are competitive, and material gain always seems to help motivate people in achieving their goals. Maybe that's why the New York Jets' Brandon Marshall challenged the Pittsburgh Steelers Antonio Brown to a high-stakes challenge where the winner will get to walk away with a …

NFL

Why don’t birds get lost? They may have mastered quantum mechanics.

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>In the moment after their plane was hit, there was no time to think, let alone radio their position. The four Royal Air Force pilots ditched their broken bomber and dropped into the North Sea, near Britain. It was February 23, 1942 — and it should have been their last day …

Quantum Mechanics

6 Ways To Reduce Body Fat While Increasing Muscle

Bodybuilding and fitness articles geared toward men often say you need to bulk up when you want to increase muscle tissue. But many women have no …

20 Quotes That Can Change Your Thinking And Perception

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

You May Take Aspirin, Statins, or Beta-Blockers—but How Much Do You Really Know About These Heart Drugs?

All these meds promise to protect your heart. Here’s an in-depth look at how they actually work inside your body<p>Watch a string of commercials or page through a magazine, and you’re bound to see at least a couple ads for drugs that promise to protect your heart.<p>You can probably rattle off a bunch of …

The Pope just dropped some pretty amazing relationship advice

Pope Francis is always dropping little nuggets of wisdom, whether he’s calling Donald Trump’s plans to keep immigrants out of the United States …

How to Sleep Better: Life-Hacking Special

When Leslie Sherlin studies the brains of athletes like three-time volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and former Major League Baseball all-star Carlos Quentin, one shared attribute always stands out: elite athletes are elite sleepers. “They report increased ability to fall asleep and …

How Does Anxiety Short Circuit the Decision-Making Process?

Neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh have pinpointed a specific neuronal mechanism that helps explain how anxiety can disrupt the …

Neuroscience

Setting the Record Straight on Medicare for All: An Open Letter From 560 Physicians and Medical Students

<i>Physicians-in-training voice their support for single-payer reform. Photo: Al Nowakowski.</i><p><i>The following statement has been signed by more than 560 physicians and medical students. It was crafted by Andrea Christopher, M.D., Fellow in General Internal Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Adam Gaffney,</i> …

Health Care

Why Runners Should Train Like Yogis

Five lessons you can take from the mat to the road.<p>The first time I walked into the yoga studio, I wanted to leave. The lyrics from the <i>Sesame Street</i> song “One of These Things (is Not Like The Others)” swirled through my head. I clearly did not fit among the lithe yogis whose flexibility stretched …

The 1 Total-Body Move All Women Should Be Doing

<i>This often-neglected move from POPSUGAR Fitness is the key to improved fitness, health, and overall strength.</i><p>There's one word in the world of fitness …

This One Trick Makes Google Maps Much More Useful

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No, you haven't read this déjà vu story before

<b>(CNN) —</b> We know the feeling (or at least 66% of us do). Déjà vu is the belief you've been here or done that before, when you know there's absolutely no way you could have. The phrase déjà vu is French, meaning "already seen."<p>But we know less about why we have the feeling. Is déjà vu evidence of a …

The Brain

Heart doctors are listening for clues to the future of their stethoscopes

By Lenny Bernstein<p>, Health reporter<p>The stethoscope is having a crossroads moment. Perhaps more than at any time in its two-century history, this ubiquitous tool of the medical profession is at the center of debate over how medicine should be practiced.<p>In recent years, the sounds it transmits from …

Medical Technology

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

The Brain

The Best Way to Wash Your Face, According to Experts

Washing your face is one of those things we assume everyone does the same way—until we hear someone does it differently. And then we start to wonder: …

Here's How To Actually Study For All Your Finals

It's OK, you can put off studying a little longer to read this.<p>But let's skip the introduction. You're here for tips. Here they are.

A 15-minute online quiz can give you a scientifically accurate assessment of your personality

But there are indeed differences between people that can be tested.<p>One of the most common, preferred ways psychologists use to measure personality is what's called the "Big Five": extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience.<p>(Want to skip to the quiz? …

Psychology

10 Zen-Based Habits To Motivate You

Applying zen to your life can bring about a radical change in your focus, dedication and positivity. Here are 10 ways to make work for you.<p>It is …

Business Administration

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Story So Far : Terror in Paris: What you need to know

Many questions remain about last week's bombing and shooting rampage in Paris.<p>How much of a role did Islamic State's leadership in Syria play in planning the attacks? How much was left in the hands of conspirators in Belgium, France and beyond? Did some of the gunmen manage to get away that night? …

Notre Dame

Your brain cells can now be turned on and off like a bedside lamp: A new discovery in optogenics

<b>(Alex Mit via Shutterstock)</b><p>Two neuroscientists from MIT and Stanford have won a Breakthrough Prize for their revolutionary work in the field<p>Simon Makin<p>November 14, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Optogenetics is probably the biggest buzzword in …

Make Sleep the Most Productive Part of Your Day With This Simple Trick

It seems hard to find enough hours in the day to get everything done, let alone sleep. Making sleep work for you is the perfect excuse to get more zzz's.<p>Sure, you all know the health benefits to getting a good night's rest and the correlation between sleep and heart disease, diabetes, high blood …

Sleep

Women: if you’re cohabiting, it doesn’t give you the same rights as a wife | Ayesha Vardag

It’s a myth that cohabiting gives you any legal protection after a break-up. Ensuring you have financial security should be a priority, especially for women<p>Data from the Office for National Statistics once again highlights the UK’s shift away from marriage and towards cohabitation; the number of …

6 Winter Fitness Fashion Trends to Insprire Your Workout Now

Ok, just because Summer is over and sweater season is just around the corner doesn’t mean your fitness routine has to “fall” by the wayside this …

How to avoid the curse of ransomware — software that forces you to pay money to unlock your computer

Criminals don't need to kidnap humans to extort money out of individuals or organizations. They've found something that's possibly just as valuable and can be much easier to obtain: your computer files.<p>Ransomware - a form of malware that infects a computer and encrypts all its files - is nothing …

Ransomware

‘I have an orgasm about 60% of the time’: readers tell us about their sex lives

Last week we published the sex histories of real people. Then we asked you to tell us your experiences. We had over 400 responses: here is a selection<p>Warning: adult content<p><b>‘It was four years from my first experience to my first orgasm (thanks, David)’</b><br>I grew up in the 70s when we were being urged …