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'Babies? An impossible dream': the millennials priced out of parenthood

Has the recession created a generation too insecure to have children? Meet the people trapped in financial adolescence<p>Which rites of passage make an adult? Is it being able to live independently, without parental support? Having a stable career? Being married or making a lifelong commitment? Owning …

Parenting

Seneca, SC - American Staffordshire Terrier. Meet Hope - $250 a Dog for Adoption.

Pictures of Hope - $250 a American Staffordshire Terrier for adoption in Seneca, SC who needs a loving home.

How Quantum Randomness Saves Relativity

In physics, Albert Einstein is famous for two things: developing the theory of relativity, and hating quantum mechanics. Relativity is a colossal achievement, with the special theory of 1905 putting classical physics on a firmer philosophical footing, and the general theory of 1915 extending that …

Quantum Mechanics

Antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs have a serious impact on body weight

<b>(TheDman via iStock)</b><p>Antipsychotics, antidepressants and stimulants have a weighty impact on the body. Why don’t more doctors tell us?<p>Andrea Alfano<p>July 23, 2015 9:45am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American<p>Unexpectedly losing a loved one launched 18-year-old Debra* into an …

Weight Loss

Six Eye-Catching Planters

Once you've gotten the knack of keeping finicky houseplants healthy and green, they'll soon outgrow their current residences, and when they do—consider upgrading to one of these eye-catching planters. From the statement metallics to minimalist designs, there's something to match the mood of any …

Design

Beware the pseudo gene genies

After ‘nano’ and ‘quantum’, epigenetics, an important branch of biology, is the latest scientific buzzword to be hijacked by quackery<p>The legion purveyors of flapdoodle love a real but tricksy scientific concept that they can bolt their pernicious quackery on to. “Quantum” is surely the biggest …

Genetics

You May Be Getting More Sleep Than You Think

Overactive brains can lead people, even those with insomnia, to underestimate how much they’re sleeping<p>Have you ever had nights when you feel like you barely slept, only to hear from your partner in the morning that you were actually out like a light?<p>It turns out that many people are terrible …

Sleep

Journey to Pluto: 9.5 years, one amazing flyby

We are SO CLOSE!<p>After a journey of 9.5 years across 3 billion miles of space, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is about to give humanity its first detailed look at Pluto and its large moon Charon.<p>At approximately 4:49 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, the spacecraft will fly within 7,800 miles of Pluto's …

Solar System

30 espadrilles for Summer 2015

Espadrilles are your summer stroll companion, and this season they are all about natural camel leather, woven suede and soft cotton as the …

It's Completely Possible to Relive "A Deadly Adoption" Via Gif

"A Deadly Adoption," Lifetime TV's 90-minute parody of itself premiered on Saturday night. If you weren't among the millions who sat out of legitimate plans to watch Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell battle a psycho killer while nursing a dangerously diabetic daughter, fear not—there's "Cliff's Notes." …

GIF Animations

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

Wells Fargo Conversations

Important considerations for parents, grandparents, and children about funding the college experience.<p>The answers can help you make a sound decision …

Finance

Summer Business Attire for Women: Basic Do's and Don'ts

It's time to focus on your summer office wardrobe as you rotate your closet and store away the heavy winter coat until next year. Though it may be tempting to relax your wardrobe when you see your office mates come into work wearing clothes that could pass for a Saturday pizza and movie date, …

Dinosaurs on screen: fact or fantasy?

Critics of new film Jurassic World say that the prehistoric creatures look wrong. But how much do we really know about dinosaurs – and when it comes to portraying them on screen, does it matter anyway?<p>If you ever feel the urge to see well-intentioned dinosaur wrongness in all its glory, take a trip …

Dinosaurs

Sci-fi and Jurassic Park have driven research, scientists say

<i>This article was first published on The Conversation.</i><p>The park is open. Two decades on and Jurassic Park has morphed into Jurassic World, the one and only dinosaur theme park. Science has apparently evolved too: the genetically-engineered dinosaurs are to take a secondary role to a new star of the …

Jurassic Park

What Babies Understand About Adult Sadness

Babies tend to wear their hearts on their tiny little sleeves. They cry because you took away that thing they picked up off the floor and then put in their mouths. They cry because they're tired. Sometimes, they cry just because.<p>But by the middle of their second year of life, it turns out, babies …

Parenting

How can we best assess the neuropsychological effects of violent video game play?

Every time a research paper about violent video games makes it into the news, it feels like we’re in a time loop. Any claims that the study makes about the potential positive or (usually) negative effects of playing games tend to get over-egged to the point of ridiculousness. And that’s aside from …

Clinical Trials

How to Wear Summer Fashion Trends: Crop Tops, Cutout Dresses, Printed Pants

The countdown to summer 2015 is officially on. At this point you've got your essentials and you've got most of the latest trends down. But there are a few trends every summer that are always a bit tricky to pull off. Enter Claire Distenfeld, owner of the posh New York City boutique Fivestory. With …

Keeping Truth Legal: It Is Our Right to Film Police

Without the video from the cases of Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and Walter Scott, these cases and many others would have gone uninvestigated and unnoticed; with many holding staunchly to the belief that whatever is written in a police report is fact. Still, even with these cases, large …

Southwest Airlines baggage handlers ran alleged marijuana ring from Oakland

Southwest Airlines baggage handlers took part in a marijuana distribution operation that stretched from Oakland, California, to Little Rock, Arkansas, a recently unsealed federal affidavit alleged.<p>Nine of the accused have been arrested, two are serving sentences for other crimes, and three are …

Southwest Airlines

Exclusive! Made-to-Measure Ballet Flats for a Very Chic, Very Comfortable Summer

<i>WWAHD</i>? (That’s "What Would Audrey Hepburn Do," for the uninitiated.) When it comes to the ballet flat—a Hepburn favorite and a sartorial staple so unerringly chic and completely classic as to be cast in bronze and left behind a museum barrier—the idea of making improvements seems beyond the pale. …

10 weird gadgets that are really popular

Goofy gadget concepts, along with their pun-driven brands and bizarre commercials, have moved from "As Seen on TV" to crowdfunding sites.<p>Here are 10 of the weirdest gadgets on Indiegogo and Kickstarter that made our foreheads crinkle with wonder.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Wired In.</b> Telling someone to go away is hard. If …

Crowd Funding

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

Little-known Evan McMullin finally takes up the mantle of anti-Trump conservative, three months before the election.<p>There are three months until Election Day, and anti-Trump Republicans finally have their man—even if they’ve never heard of him.<p>On August 8, Evan McMullin announced he is running as …

Humans have shorter attention span than goldfish, thanks to smartphones

The average human's attention span is... oh look, a bird!<p>According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer.<p>Researchers surveyed 2,000 participants in Canada and studied the brain activity of 112 others …

The Brain

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

Advanced alien civilizations possible in 50 galaxies

After scouring 100,000 galaxies, scientists say that 50 are emitting unusally high levels of radiation which could hint at alien civilizations<p>Advanced alien life is possible in 50 galaxies, astronomers have said, after finding they are emitting unusually high levels of radiation.<p>A team of …

Penn State

Is your voice trustworthy, engaging or soothing to strangers?

Few people consciously think about their voice, but the way we speak is one of the most fundamental parts of our individual identity. The intricate acoustic patterns which comprise speech affect how we’re seen in terms of our personality, our emotional state and even our professional competence, …

Body Language

On Marijuana, Obama, Christie, and a Nor Cal Judge All Agree: Legalization Is a bad idea

With presidential campaign politics upon us, it's hard to find areas of agreement among key leaders.<p>But there seems to be one issue that even President Obama, Governor Chris Christie, and a Northern California, Obama-appointed judge can all agree on: marijuana legalization is a bad idea.<p>Just last …