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15 Survival Myths that Could Actually Kill You

To help dispel some of the more common survival myths, we spoke to Tony Nester, an expert on desert survival and head of <b>Ancient Pathways Survival</b> …

Bushcraft

A Neurosurgeon Reflects On The 'Awe And Mystery' Of The Brain

Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh has opened heads, cut into brains and performed the most delicate and risky surgeries on the part of the body that controls everything — including breathing, movement, memory and consciousness.<p>"What is, I think, peculiar about brain surgery is it's so dangerous," Marsh …

The Brain

3 Ways to Become a Better Runner

<i>What is the best way to improve your running time? What is a recommended mileage for an amateur? How long would it take?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on</i> …

Marathons

11 Things Happy Couples Don't Do

<i>By Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin for YourTango</i><p>Happiness in a relationship takes much more than luck. It takes a conscious daily effort to put healthy relationship habits into practice. Sounds simple, but that alone is very important marriage counseling advice.<p>If we had to make some generalizations about …

Stereotypes

Virotherapy: skin cancer successfully treated with herpes-based drug

‘Virotherapy’ uses modified herpes virus to attack melanoma cells and has potential to overcome cancer even when disease has spread throughout the body<p>Patients with aggressive skin cancer have been treated successfully using a drug based on the herpes virus, in a trial that could pave the way for a …

Immunotherapy

Thank You, Cancer

<i>Shalin Shah is 22 years old, born and raised in Southern California. Last August, while training for his Peace Corps service in Peru, he fell extremely ill with a racking cough, difficulty breathing and intense rib pain. A CT scan found the cause of his suffering was a 6-inch mass in his chest</i> …

Cancer

6 Steps to Injury-Free Running

Sports doc Jordan Metzl’s get-stronger, run-better plan.<p><i>This is adapted from</i> Running Strong: The Sports Doctor's Complete Guide to Injury-Free Running for Life<i>, by Jordan Metzl, M.D.</i><p>Why do you run? Because it feels good. Because it relieves stress. Because it fills you with energy. Because it makes …

Exercise

100 Quick Weight-Loss Tips

<b>Fitness</b><p>Mix up your routine to avoid weight-loss plateaus.<br>• Muscle mass burns more calories, so include three 20-minute strength-training sessions each week.<br>• Go for kettlebell workouts—the average person burns 400 calories in 20 minutes.<br>• Add sprinting intervals to your workout to target belly fat.<br>• Add an …

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

The Science of Your Brain on Alcohol, Animated

In a sequel to their animated explanation of what marijuana does to your brain, the creative duo behind AsapSCIENCE — who have previously illuminated such enigmas as the science of lucid dreaming, how music enchants the brain, the neurobiology of orgasms, and the science of procrastination — …

The habits behind successful, creative, productive people

Gretchen Rubin has a slight frame, a fast mouth and an energetic zeal when talking about her new book, for which she was once again part researcher and part guinea pig. <i>Better Than Before</i> in many respects picks up where her earlier body of advice, <i>The Happiness Project</i>, left off. This time, she …

Reality TV

A Vaccine for Cancer?

The fight against cancer has benefited in recent years from research that seeks to create new and advanced treatment options. Of these, immunotherapy …

Immunotherapy

5 Things Really Successful Learners Always Do | Inc.com

Many people claim to be a "lifetime learners," and with good reason. Scientists have warned that you need to keep your brain active if you want to avoid mental decay. But some people seem to learn easier and faster than others. These smart people often show creativity and innovation, and quickly …

Self-improvement

Alzheimer’s warning signs

For people of a certain age, it’s not uncommon to seize on any forgetfulness as a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. Lose the car keys, forget a name, read a Top 10 list of dementia’s warning signs and the worry begins.<p>“Even more epidemic than Alzheimer’s itself is the fear of Alzheimer’s,” said …

Alzheimer's Disease

Hunting Ebola in Freetown: A day in the life of an epidemiologist

Sometimes described as disease detectives, epidemiologists play a crucial role in every outbreak. "Our job is to find every single link. We need to …

Disease

Fish Oil Doesn’t Actually Offer Heart Protection, Clinical Research Reveals

Despite the continued popularity of fish oil — it’s now the third most sought-after dietary supplement after vitamins and minerals — years of …

New York Times

Cancer Research Progress Spotlights Cruel Irony

To hear the words "cancer" and "cure" in the same sentence from experienced cancer researchers is both breathtaking and unexpected. Researchers and top oncologists are usually cautious to a fault.<p>To hear that Congress is again trying to squeeze cancer research budgets is breathtaking but …

7 Secrets of Happy Couples

Source: g-stockstudio/Shutterstock<p>We all want loving and successful relationships, but we don't always know how to achieve them. Over time, negative …

Happiness

Someone found these two huskies abandoned at a dog park with the saddest of notes

HelloGiggles may receive compensation for some links to products and services in this email. Offers may be subject to change without notice.<p>TO …

8 Habits Of Perpetually Positive People

Ever notice how some people just seemingly have a bright outlook on life -- even when everything isn't exactly on the sunny side?<p>You know those people: They're the friends who have spilled coffee on their white shirt and still manage to have a nonchalant smile on their face. They're the co-workers …

Happiness

Monster catfish which looks big enough to swallow a man whole caught in Italy

The giant fish, which weighed 20 stone, was caught by twin brothers Dino and Dario Ferrari in northern Italy<p>With its huge, gaping mouth, it looks big enough to swallow a person whole.<p>This giant catfish, which weighed 20 stone (127kg) was caught by twin brothers Dino and Dario Ferrari in the Po …