Sophie Lou

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The year of living thankfully

<b>(CNN) —</b> Logically speaking, we should be in a perpetual state of gratitude. Most people who read this column, even if they aren't fully aware, have a long list of blessings to count (most of the time, anyway).<p>Family. Friends. Love. Health. Freedom from war and natural disaster. Imagination. …

Happiness

The woman who is allergic to water

Rachel’s rare condition means that a bath is agony; even her own tears will scorch her face. How can the human body reject life’s most basic necessity?<p>Rachel wakes up – and drinks a kind of poison that feels like a glass of stinging nettles. As it slips downs her throat, she can feel it blistering …

The dark side of Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was an unpleasant man who wrote macabre books – and yet children around the world adore them. Perhaps this shouldn’t surprise us, writes Hephzibah Anderson.<p>Once upon a time a small orphan was packed off to live with his aunts. They were a sadistic pair, these sisters, and rather than …

Books

Will we discover a twin Earth? 20 big questions about the future of humanity

<b>(Kyle Hilton, Scientific American)</b><p>We asked leading scientists to predict the future. Here’s what they had to say<p>Editorial Staff<p>August 20, 2016 3:59pm (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p><b>1. Does humanity have a future beyond Earth?</b><br>“I think it’s a dangerous delusion to …

On Being Fat

Sara Benincasa’s essay “Why Am I So Fat?” was one of our top five reads last week, and with good reason — it was honest and cutting in all the right …

TRUST YOURSELF: A practical guide to achieve any goal and live beyond fear

Life is not meant to be easy.<p>There are seemingly infinite constraints (e.g., genetic and environmental) stopping you from being and living as you …

Self-improvement

The Secrets of François Catroux, the Über-Rich’s Favorite Interior Designer

David Geffen’s $54 million penthouse, a new Saudi royal palace, Barry Diller’s 305-foot yacht—all share the rarefied touch of designer François Catroux. With a major book on his work set to be published, James Reginato discovers the high-style life of Catroux and his wife, Betty.<p>François Catroux …

Meet Luca, the Ancestor of All Living Things

A surprisingly specific genetic portrait of the ancestor of all living things has been generated by scientists who say that the likeness sheds considerable light on the mystery of how life first emerged on Earth.<p>This venerable ancestor was a single-cell, bacterium-like organism. But it has a grand …

9 Things You Didn't Know About Detoxing

An explainer on the cleanse craze—and how to do it the healthy way.<p>The detoxing trend, as championed by certain members of the wellness community, is really having a moment: celebrities swear by it, while dietitians view it with a critical eye. As researchers will be quick to tell you, the trendy …

Wellness

‘I Was an ISIS Jihadist—Until They Arrested and Tortured Me’

A former soldier of the caliphate recounts a story equal parts ‘Midnight Express’ and ‘Darkness at Noon.’<p>Abu Omar says he didn’t give a damn about …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 5 Simple Things Every Day

Is it possible to improve your happiness simply by doing these things for only two minutes per day? Yes, says a Harvard-trained happiness researcher and best-selling author.<p>Can you improve your happiness simply by breathing for two minutes a day? Apparently so, says Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained …

9 Signs That You're An Ambivert

I'm sure you've been asked many times whether you're an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it's an easy choice, but for most of us, it's difficult to choose one way or the other.<p>It's hard to choose because the introvert/extrovert dichotomy reflects a tired and outdated view of personality. …

Stomach Bacteria Could Actually Be Used to Treat Anxiety, According to Mouse Poop

According to new research sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, the key to treating conditions like anxiety and PTSD could actually be hiding in …

The Secret to Erotic Sensation & Sexual Fulfillment

Photograph by Henrik Purienne<p>We first talked to Michaela Boehm about tantric sex last year, when she dispelled some of the myths about what it …

No one cooks anymore

It’s one of the more remarkable switcheroos in US economic statistics in recent years.<p>For the last year, retail sales at US eating and drinking establishments have outrun those of grocery stores, upending a longstanding pattern in which the bulk of American spending on food occurred at the …

Food & Dining

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

The Lilium Jet Will Soon Offer Electrifying Experiences

Home » Jets & Yachts » The Lilium Jet Will Soon Offer Electrifying Experiences<p>The <b>Lilium Jet</b> is set to become the world’s first entirely electric jet …

Aviation

An Easy 6-Day Plan to Lose 10 Pounds

Get the motivation you need to slim down and stick with it.<p>If you could design your dream diet, what would it include? Lots of variety so meals and snacks never get boring? Plenty of treats? A day to cheat a little? Well, we hear you — and we've worked all that into our program. Follow this easy …

What to eat before and after every kind of workout

Whether you're eating for endurance or snacking for strength training, it’s not always clear what is best to put into your body. Moreover, “what’s healthy on a regular basis is not necessarily a good choice for the race course, or even for a workout,” explained Barbara Lewin, RD, a sports …

30 Easy and Delicious Whole30 Breakfast Recipes

Not familiar with the Whole30? Well, it's pretty much what it sounds like: For 30 days, you'll eat only <i>whole</i> foods—meat, seafood, veggies, fruits, …

Healthy Eating

Inside Magic Leap, the startup creating a new type of reality

<i>This article was first published in the June 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

These animals have the most interesting and mysterious brains

The brain is an interesting and mysterious organ, a little biological CPU that dictates everything its owner does. Animal brains differ between small …

These new fitness fashion looks work at the gym -- and on Instagram

Remember the childlike excitement of looking forward to doing homework just because you got a brand new set of pens? Think of fresh active wear as a fitness motivator. Stylish new gear can be just the inspiration you need to crush your next workout. Looks for this season range from bold takes on …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science | Inc.com

Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel better.<p>But science suggests there are a few serious flaws in that reasoning. One, not only does …

Happiness

Do You Know the Origin of the Gut Feeling?

<i>Arnout Scherpenzeel via Freeimages</i><p>About 100 trillion microorganisms live in the gut, making it about 2 to 6 pounds/ 0.9 to 2.7 Kg worth of bacteria lining the walls of your intestine.<p>They live in symbiosis with the human body and are key in maintaining gut health, contributing to digestion, …

7 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results | Inc.com

The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket." Working on your novel goes in the …

Productivity

Study suggests people with these personality types are happiest in marriage

When my fiancé and I got engaged last December, I could feel my daily happiness level rise. For weeks after I said <i>yes,</i> I felt like I was hopscotching …