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24 Microwave Recipes For When You're Hungry But Lazy

Lazy chefs, represent.

Breakfast

NASA unveils electric plane | CNN Travel

(CNN) — At NASA, an experiment is underway that could upend the aviation industry:<p>A fully electric plane.<p>As electric cars roll out across the world -- nixing the need to pay soaring fuel prices - NASA is looking to the skies, unveiling the X-57, or "Maxwell".<p>NASA says Maxwell could be on the runway …

Aviation

A new psychological insight makes me feel much less boring

He insisted that it's best to fill your days with variety — meeting different people, eating different foods, and basically never knowing when you wake up how the rest of your day will turn out.<p>I countered that I found comfort and even happiness in the mundanities that filled my days — drinking …

The Myth of the Violent, Self-Hating Gay Homophobe

In the three days since 29-year-old security guard Omar Mateen killed 49 people at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, reports have begun to emerge …

LGBTQI

Cocaine addicts can’t kick other habits either

People hooked on cocaine are more likely to stick to other habits, too. They’re also less sensitive to negative feedback that tends to push …

The Science of Mass Shooters: What Drives a Person to Kill?

Just days after a gunman opened fire in a gay club in Orlando, Florida, a complex and sometimes contradictory picture of his motivations is emerging. …

Memory Loss Reversed in 10 Alzheimer's Patients

<i>Summary: Researchers report the results of MRI scans and psychological testing show marked improvements in memory for ten Alzheimer’s patients</i> …

Dementia

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

Researchers Turn CO2 Into Stone in Climate Change Breakthrough

Researchers in Iceland found a new way of tackling climate change by pumping carbon dioxide underground and turning it into stone.<p>Other carbon …

Gene circuits in live cells can perform complex computations

Living cells are capable of performing complex computations on the environmental signals they encounter.<p>These computations can be continuous, or …

6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

30 Small Changes to Make You Feel Better About Life

Real talk: You want to be happier, but you don't want to do anything dramatic, like working out twice a day or making five new friends. Instead, we culled 30 realistic life hacks that'll have you smiling in no time.<p><b>Stop Checking Facebook</b><p>According to a study from the University of Michigan, the more …

Suicidal and detained for my own safety, I saw the mental health system failing

I was detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act. Campus security at my university had called the police when I expressed an intent to harm myself at a bar. As I was put in the back of the police car, I felt a mixture of shame at being treated like a common criminal, as though I’d done …

Mental Health

Molly Crabapple: the sketcher blurring activism and art

Armed with her paintbrush, the illustrator and journalist is redefining reportage with her portraits of Guantánamo Bay, Trump and Syrian refugees<p>Molly Crabapple is sitting in an appropriately noirish and velvety Soho club, talking animatedly about the “global slide to authoritarianism”. “I’m …

Sydney Opera House

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

'Hi, Anxiety': Women hide their mental illness out of shame, says author

Kat Kinsman’s anxiety began in kindergarten with upset stomachs and a nervous habit of picking at her thumb until it bled.<p>By 14, depression set in after being bullied, and her symptoms became so severe, she stopped going to school. Her parents finally took her to a psychiatrist.<p>But just as …

New Google App Lets You Conduct Science Experiments With Your Phone

Google’s latest free app for aspiring scientists transforms your smartphone into a laboratory and the world around you into a science experiment. The …

Darth Vader

Trump remounts Warren attack, calls her 'goofy' in effort to nix her 2016 influence

Donald Trump this weekend put his well-honed attack-counter attack game into full general-election mode -- mocking progressive stalwart and Senate Democrat Elizabeth Warren, in a likely preview of the next six months.<p>On Saturday, Trump turned to his go-to Twitter account to attack Warren, of …

Five Cities That Are Leading the Way in Urban Innovation

04/27/2016 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>WORLD</b><p>From skyline gondolas to downtown “pink zones,” urban planners around the world are redefining what cities can be. (Wall Street Journal)<p>Use our resources to learn more about the challenges of …

Wall Street

The Skill Men Need Most to Make Marriage Awesome

(Image/theamericangenius.com)<p>I think I know why our relationships fail more than half the time, and how most men -- even good-character guys who are easy to get along with -- can be colossally shitty husbands and boyfriends.<p>Every day, millions of wives and girlfriends turn to the internet desperate …

Empathy

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain

Scientists have created an “atlas of the brain” that reveals how the meanings of words are arranged across different regions of the organ.<p>Like a colourful quilt laid over the cortex, the atlas displays in rainbow hues how individual words and the concepts they convey can be grouped together in …

Humanity

Is There Anything I Can Do to Make This Small Room Look or Feel Bigger?

Small rooms can feel stifling. But you don't have to knock a wall down to make a room feel and look larger than it actually is. There are design …

Small Spaces

Photos: The beautiful birds that may soon be lost to climate change

The winner of this year’s photography contest held by the National Audubon Society have been announced. More than half the species in the winning and honors list are considered threatened or endangered by the effects of climate change. The fact that every month this year has been the hottest on …

Birds

If consumers knew how farmed chickens were raised, they might never eat their meat again

The debate about animal welfare has intensified<p>The year 2012 marked a leap forward for animal welfare in the European Union. Farmers were no longer allowed to keep egg-laying hens in barren battery cages smaller than an A4 sheet of paper. Instead, the minimum requirement now is that hens are kept …

Agriculture

Go green or no home in San Francisco — solar panels become mandatory

Build green or don’t build at all. That’s the message behind a new San Francisco law effective in January 2017. By that date, all new buildings must …

13 Laundry Room Makeovers That Will Actually Amaze You

The laundry room is never <i>just</i> a laundry room. It’s a place to store cleaning supplies, often doubles as a pantry, turns into a dog washing station every now and then and, oh, did we mention it’s usually the size of a small closet? Organizing your laundry room and decorating the multi-tasking space …

DIY a Mini Zen Garden for Mom This Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day coming up, we know it can be hard to find a gift for the woman who gave you life and so much more. Lucky for you, moms always love handmade gifts from their kids (especially DIY photo gifts), no matter how old you get! Show her your love with a beautiful AND functional DIY mini …