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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

Want to Dramatically Improve Presentations? Science Says Do This

Use your brain to create a compelling pitch<p>My client needed help, and she needed it fast. "Please tell me how to improve this presentation," she asked. "The CEO is planning to share this next week at the employee town hall meeting."<p>She opened a folder and pulled out a thick printout of a PowerPoint …

Sometimes You Just Need Pudding; Here Are 11 Recipes

Chocolate, vanilla, rice, and tapioca—we love all pudding equally. Here are 11 great recipes for it.<p><b>There's something very comforting about pudding</b>, whether it is of the chocolate or rice variety. It's just you, a bowl, and a spoon, ya know? We feel you. Here are 11 recipes to satiate that need.

Dessert

What Goes Into Your Toilet Might Be A Literal Goldmine

Waste not, want not<p>The waste in your body might not be as much of a waste as you think. At a meeting of the American Chemical Society, researchers have announced that they are working on a way to extract tons of valuable metals from sewage.<p>A study published in <i>Environmental Science and Technology</i> …

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

Immune System

These Lipstick Shades Are Scientifically Proven to Get You What You Want

Does it all start with the right color? New research says yes.<p>Are you so committed to one lipstick that you have it set to auto-ship from Amazon? (Prime FTW.) Whether you realize it or not, that color is sending people a message about you—and changing it up can be helpful, according to a new study …

How to Get Thicker Brows in 8 Easy Steps

Looking to beef up your brows? We've got the simple tips<p>Thick brows aren't just for those born with a naturally perfect pair. Pencils and powders work wonders to bridge the gaps, especially if your brows have been over-tweezed and there's no time for regrowth. Here, ELLE beauty editor Julie Schott …

Makeup

How Malaria In The Brain Kills: Doctors Solve A Medical Mystery

Malaria is one of the oldest scourges of mankind. Yet it's been a mystery how the deadliest form of the disease kills children.<p>One doctor in Michigan has dedicated her life to figuring that out. Now she and her team report their findings in this week's issue of the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i>. …

22 Places All Book Lovers Must Go

Travel by the book.

Measuring dementia risk: Now there's a number for that, too

Few of us would be eager to have a future of dementia revealed to us while we are still sharp. But there are powerful arguments for knowing -- as early as possible -- if we are at risk.<p>True, there is currently no medication that can slow or reverse Alzheimer's disease. But more and more research …

The Oscar-winning experiments that might change the future of film

From risky new formats to digital advances, award-winning films in vogue are using different models – but will they affect the future?<p>Birdman and Boyhood became the toast of the Oscars not just because of their merits as movies, but the extraordinary ways they were made. Together, they have upended …

Read Stephen King’s Western Short Story - A DEATH

Watch a 24-Year-Old Amy Poehler Freestyle Rap in Vintage Video Footage

Here’s proof that Amy Poehler was always perfect.<p><b>Amy Poehler</b> may have temporarily left our television screens after last week’s pitch-perfect <i>Parks and Recreation</i> finale, but not our hearts. And in tribute to the beloved comedienne, Splitsider has gotten ahold of footage from a lost pilot called <i>RVTV</i> …

Mr. Holmes - Trailer 1

An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.

Mr Holmes trailer: watch Ian McKellen play detective in a film about an ageing Sherlock Holmes - video

Ian McKellen stars as Sherlock Holmes in Bill Condon's take on Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective. Based on the book, A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin, Mr Holmes sees a retired Sherlock reflecting on his past as his mind starts to deteriorate. Mr Holmes, which premiered at the Berlin …

Film Festivals

Still Alice review – moving meditation on who we really are

This inexpressibly painful and sad film from Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer is about a woman who declines steeply into early-onset Alzheimer’s just after her 50th birthday, and somehow becomes a ghost haunting her own life.<p>It features a queenly, poignant and much-garlanded lead performance …

Genius and the Brain

The 92nd St. Y in New York is presenting “Seven Days of Genius” this week. As part of the festivities, the video site Big Think invited me to film a conversation with neuroscientist Heather Berlin about the nature of genius and the origin of creativity in the brain.<p>Here’s the video, which we taped …

Crowdfunding psychedelics: LSD brain-imaging study seeks funds

LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists are turning to crowdfunding to complete the first scientific study ever to image the brain of someone “tripping” on the psychedelic drug LSD.<p>The study, part of a psychedelic research project the scientists say could revolutionize understanding of the human …

Smart Necklace Analyzes What Goes Down Your Throat

Sensors gauge food intake as you swallow<p>You’ve said it. I’ve said it. “I’ll just have one more bite.” Then, half a cheesecake later, we were both liars.<p>A new smart necklace aims to rid us of our eating sins by automatically guessing the portions and contents of our meals. The device is called …

Jewelry

5 Magazines For Book Lovers

Jenn de la Vega / February 4, 2015<p>Dearest Book Lover,<p>Isn’t it great to curl up with a good tome? These harsh winter months can be a great time to …

The man who gets drunk on chips

A few people become inebriated simply by eating carbohydrates – what’s going on in the body? Helen Thomson reports.<p>At first, Nick Hess didn’t really know what was happening. “It was weird, I’d eat some carbs and all of a sudden I was goofy, vulgar.”<p>He would get inexplicably sick, with stomach pains …

With island dig halted, Lone Woman still a stinging mystery

For months they worked together to reveal details of the cave where the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island may have lived, painstakingly removing bucket after bucket of sand — 40,000 in all.<p>Navy archaeologist Steve Schwartz, who was helping lead the project, was impressed by one of the Cal State L.A. …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …