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9 Creepy Things That Used To Happen In Doctors' Offices

By taking a stroll through time, and looking back on all the weird medical procedures throughout history, it makes it a little easier to appreciate …

Your shampoo and deodorant are as bad for you as car exhaust

That stuff you use to get ready in the morning? It could be as bad for your health and the planet as car pollution. A new study shows that half of …

Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways

In the fall of 1989 Princeton University welcomed into its freshman class a young man named Alexi Santana, whose life story the admissions committee had found extraordinarily compelling.<p>He had barely received any formal schooling. He had spent his adolescence almost entirely on his own, living …

Psychology

The strange sheep that baffled scientists

A rare mutant sheep with straight, silky wool is helping unravel the mysteries of human hair.<p>When a farmer in Otago, New Zealand, saw a bizarre-looking lamb in his flock, he first assumed a wild goat had snuck in and impregnated one of his ewes. The newborn had a lamb-shaped body yet was coated …

New Zealand

Yawning May Promote Social Bonding Even Between Dogs And Humans

Bears do it; bats do it. So do guinea pigs, dogs and humans. They all yawn. It's a common animal behavior, but one that is something of a mystery.<p>There's still no consensus on the purpose of a yawn, says Robert Provine, professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Maryland, …

Neurology

Busy brain not letting you sleep? 8 experts offer tips

Some nights, it's like you can't get your brain to shut up long enough for you to fall asleep.<p>You're mentally reviewing the day you just completed while also previewing the day ahead; sometimes, your mind may even reach way back into the archives and pull up something embarrassing you did back in …

University of Oxford

Google I/O, a playground for developers (pictures)

James Martin

Five talks to watch at this year's Google I/O

Article Contents<p>1 The Google Keynote<br>• 2 Android Fireside Chat<br>• 3 The Developer Keynote<br>• 4 Assisting the Driver: From Android Phones to Android Cars<br>• 5 What's …

Google I/O 2017: 8 Reasons To Pay Attention As Google Courts Developers

Last year’s conference will be a hard act to follow, but between Assistant, Daydream, Home, and other products, there’s lots of room for news and surprises.<p>This Wednesday and Thursday, Google is holding its annual developer shindig, I/O. The conference will turn the Shoreline Ampitheatre near the …

The 20 best brunch recipes: part 4

Rick Bayless’s ‘morning after’ taco<p>Serves 1<b><br>bacon fat, butter or olive oil</b> 1 tbsp<b><br>egg</b> 1<b><br>sun-dried tomato</b> 2 or 3 pieces, finely chopped<b><br>bacon</b> 1 strip, diced<b><br>Mexican queso fresco</b> 1 tsp, crumbled, or other fresh cheese such as feta or goat’s<b><br>Mexican hot sauce</b> 1-2 tsp<b><br>avocado</b> ¼, diced<b><br>coriander leaves</b> 3-4, for …

Food & Dining

These 12 Habits Will Dramatically Improve Your Life | Inc.com

No matter who you are sometimes, we find ourselves in a slump or not where we want to be in our lives. For us to change our mindset, we often have to make changes to our habits and the behaviors that are causing us the problem. These 12 new habits will improve your health, your motivation, your …

Success

10 guilt-free Mother's Day brunch recipes (that only take 30 minutes to make)

Ditch the reservations in favor of a home-cooked meal that's low on calories and prep time.<p>Brunch has practically become an institution on Mother's Day, but with egg dishes covered in hollandaise sauce, fluffy bagels, oversized bagels and lots of sugary baked goods, the occasion may quickly derail …

Breakfast

You Actually Make and Bake This Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie in 1 Skillet

Dishes are probably the biggest obstacle from making homemade chocolate chip cookies, am I right? Thankfully Daniel Shumski, author of <b>Will It Skillet?</b> ($15), has created a recipe for a giant chocolate chip cookie made and baked in one pan: a cast-iron skillet. We're talking no messy cleanup! He …

These Eight Pizza Recipes Are Total Game-Changers

For pizza's a jolly good fellow!<p><b>Pizza Bread Bowl</b><p>Makes: 1<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 bread boule<p>1 cup marinara sauce<p>8 ounces fresh mozzarella<p>6 ounces pepperoni<p>½ onion, sliced<p>½ cup basil<p>1 cup cooked sausage<p>1 green bell pepper, sliced<p>1 cup white cheddar, shredded<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180˚C.<p>2. Slice the …

Milk bread: How to make the addictive, iconic bread

Bread: it’s one of life’s most simple but greatest pleasures. Bread is always there for you, whether sandwiching together delicious fillings or just …

Making brown rice? Don't follow the instructions on the box

When I was a kid, brown rice felt like punishment. Like the ever-increasing amount of whole wheat flour that would appear in my mom’s pancakes and waffles, brown rice with dinner felt like we had done something really wrong.<p>My mom would always scorch it, informing us that, in other parts of the …

Kenyan ballet dancer walks out of Nairobi slum and on to the world stage

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Karen, an affluent quarter of Nairobi, is Kuwinda. Viewed from the air, this ramshackle island of corrugated iron is surrounded by leafy green and azure blue dots: back yards and swimming pools belonging to the slum's wealthy neighbors. When a fire swept through Kuwinda in late March, …

Africa

Skip the ‘fast fashion,’ and other first-job wardrobe advice from an expert

Your résumé impressed. Your people skills charmed. You were lucky; but you were also prepared. You landed your first job. Congratulations, your professional life awaits. That includes impressing a new boss, controlling your own impatient ambition and learning that networking is an art, not a …

Clothing

All 12 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Main Characters, Ranked (Photos)

Obviously Baby Groot is the best — but how does everyone else stack up?

Marvel Universe

On Cinco de Mayo, here's how not to be a racist

Cinco de Mayo: a holiday known for oversized sombreros, mouth-wateringly delicious tacos, one too many margaritas and racism.<p>Every fifth of May, …

9 Ways to Sleep Better in Any Hotel

It’s a cruel paradox that right when you need sleep the most -- when you’re jet lagged or weary from a day of sightseeing -- is exactly when it …

Travel

The horse that saved his own life by painting

<b>He was once a well-known racehorse, but it looked as though ill health would soon mean the end for Metro. Then his artist owner, Ron, had an unusual idea.</b><p>It's said that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. So when Ron Krajewski first introduced his horse, Metro, to an easel …

Art

As climates cool, adaptation heats up

Body size changes more rapidly when the planet cools than when it heats up.<p>While natural selection is a big part of evolution, the theory now …

Biology

The Very Hungry Plastic-Eating Caterpillar

Could waxworms—or something inside them—help degrade the planet’s mountains of plastic waste?<p>When she’s not working in her lab at Spain’s IBBTEC institute, Federica Bertocchini keeps bees. One day, when she looked at her hives, she found them infested with caterpillars called waxworms. These …

Why Do We Have Blood Types?

The story of an amazing discovery.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in …

Medical Research

19 No-Sugar-Added Breakfasts That Satisfy a Sweet Tooth

If you're looking to cut down on added sugar, there are plenty of savory, no-sugar-added breakfasts out there that fit the bill: eggs, toast, bacon, …

Make a Buttermilk Substitute and Never Worry About Running Out of Buttermilk Again | MyRecipes

Buttermilk is one of those tricky ingredients that's <i>always</i> sitting in the fridge in abundance when you don't actually need it. But the second you …

Eating Eggs for Breakfast - Eggs for Weight Loss

Bonus: It's probably already in your fridge.<p>When you're wanting to lose weight, breakfast always feels like the best place to start reexamining your …

Nutrition

SwellPro’s Waterproof Drones Don’t Just Fly, They Float to Film Underwater

SwellPro’s waterproof “splash drones” were designed primarily for fishermen, but ambitious filmmakers and at least a few clumsy photographers could …

8 Easy Summer Outfits Straight From Your Favorite Bloggers

Have you ever looked at your closet in the summertime and just been completely stumped? Well, you're not the only one. Oftentimes, we find ourselves rummaging through our closets in the warmer months to no avail. It feels like every outfit combination we pick out looks tired and worn-out.<p>Keeping …