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You could be forgiven for finding the never-ending battle between libertarians and public health puritans over the nation’s drinking, smoking and eating habits a little boring.<p>We all know what both sides are going to say before they open their mouths: libertarians like me think it’s important that …

Public Health

What’s the best way to monitor your pound-shedding progress?

<b>Question</b><p><i>I've started a weight-loss program and want to track my progress. I haven't weighed myself in years. How often should I weigh-in? Should I buy a scale that measures body fat, too?</i><p><b>Answer</b><p>If you haven't stepped on the bathroom scale for quite some time, it's time you did. That's true even if …

Does Marijuana Hold the Cure for Alzheimer's Disease?

<i>This article was originally published on the</i> Motley Fool.<p>The statistics associated with Alzheimer's disease are downright depressing.<p>The disease, …

What to Eat Before and After a Workout, According to a Registered Dietitian

You've got your leggings, your sports bra, your sneakers, and a hair tie. You're ready to work out, right? Actually, you're missing one crucial …

Nutrition

Fatigue Is All in Your Head

Samuele Marcora, the 47-year-old director of research at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at England’s University of Kent, doesn’t consider himself an endurance athlete. But he’s fast becoming one of the most talked-about researchers in the field. Marcora, who is originally from Italy, …

Neuroscience Show These Are 5 Top Ways To Clear Your Mind

Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to …

Three Reasons You Can No Longer Ignore the Mindfulness Trend

What was once optional has emerged as a unique solution to the demands of the modern workplace.<p>Everyone from Fortune 500 executives to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are talking about mindfulness. Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when you pay attention to the present moment, on purpose, and …

Hopes for Life on Mars boosted by rocks found in Outer Hebrides

Rocks found in the Outer Hebrides might suggest that there’s life on Mars.<p>A major new study has looked at the landscape in the islands of Barra and …

You Don't Have to Finish Everything You Start

I'd gladly share my secrets for time management, but there aren't any. Running a startup requires enough flexibility to be able to drop projects and let someone else pick them up. It also means picking up the garbage-- if that's what it takes to establish the right culture.<p>I was recently asked …

Can You Ask About Mental Health When Hiring?

What can you ask in interviews without running afoul of the law?<p><i>Editor's note: Inc.com columnist Alison Green answers questions about workplace and management issues--everything from how to deal with a micromanaging boss to how to talk to someone on your team about body odor.</i><p>A reader writes:<p>I've …

8 Things You Should Do If You Just Can't Fall Asleep

Some nights you hit the sheets, and you just <i>know</i> your snooze will be lackluster. Maybe you're nervous about your interview tomorrow or are still simmering about the unresolved argument you had with your significant other. Or maybe, you stayed up a little too late watching <i>Supernatural</i> reruns on …

Study names the happiest - and most miserable - states in the country

According to WalletHub, money can buy you happiness — or at least help.<p>In a recent study to find America's happiest state, the personal finance site found that life contentment increases as your income approaches $75,000 a year. However, if your earnings exceed this amount there is no improvement …

Motherless babies possible as scientists create live offspring without need for female egg

Motherless babies could be on the horizon after scientists discovered a method of creating offspring without the need for a female egg.<p>The landmark experiment by the University of Bath rewrites 200 years of biology teaching and could pave the way for a baby to be born from the DNA of two men.<p>It was …

Genetics

Super Typhoon Meranti, the strongest storm on Earth this year, nears Taiwan

<b>UPDATE: Sept. 14, 2016, 3:59 p.m. SGT</b> Super Typhoon Meranti hits the southern tip of Taiwan, knocking out the power in over 260,000 homes and …

Weather

Judge apologises to alleged rape victim for asking why she couldn't keep her knees together

A Canadian judge has apologised for asking a victim in a sexual assault trial why she did not keep her knees together.<p>Federal court judge Robin Camp …

U.S. Federal Courts

5 Habits That Help You Learn Faster

Your brain is one of the most important parts of your body, but we’ve likely all had times where it’s failed us when it comes to memory. How many …

3 Surprising Ways To Improve Your Memory

<i>This article originally appeared in the September 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>Ashley Jones is only 34, but lately she feels like she's forgetting everything. …

Was This America’s Worst Utopia?

In the early 1980s, Baghwan Shree Rajneesh brought his cult Osho from India to Wasco County, Oregon, and began a community of around 7,000 people …

Traveling the galaxy: What will it take for humans to colonize the Milky Way?

If we don’t create sustainability on our own world, there is no Planet B<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p>The idea that humans will eventually travel to and inhabit other parts of our galaxy was well expressed by the early Russian rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, …

Apple AirPods explained: Will the headphones make you go wireless?

Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus was the most controversial change in the new iPhone.<p>The new model, which was launched last Wednesday, will have no room for a traditional headphone. Why? "Courage", explained Phil Schiller, Apple's marketing chief.<p>But …

6 Bad Habits You Must Break to Succeed

You can't outwork unhealthy patterns. The best way to ditch a bad habit is to embrace a good one in its place.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of the young entrepreneurs I meet through my work as a writer, investor and entrepreneur aren't reaching their full …

New Holland: St Petersburg's new cultural district

A 20-minute walk east along the river Neva from the Hermitage museum, in the centre of St Petersburg, there’s a 19-acre triangular islet known as Novaya Gollandiya, literally New Holland, bordered by the Moika river and the Kryukov and Admiralteisky canals. On August 27, thanks to a €400 million …

Are Aliens Talking To Us?

On Aug. 15, the news broke that a Russian radio telescope detected strong signals from outer space.<p>The signals allegedly originated from a star 95 light-years from Earth. Just to clarify, this means that the signal would have left the star or, potentially, an orbiting planet, 95 years ago. Radio …

Small asteroid to pass very close today

Asteroid 2016 RB1 will pass safely – at about the distance of our geosynchronous satellites – on September 7, 2016.<p>A small asteroid will safely pass …

Asteroids

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Women in film still speak less and strip more, study finds

A new report into diversity in film has found little changed in 2015’s top titles, despite an increased focus on better minority representation.<p>The study, by the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and …

Box Office

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is holding an event today where it's expected to announce the iPhone 7, amongst other products.</b> Here's everything we're expecting to see.<p><b>2. Samsung's huge recall of its exploding phones could cost it $1 billion (£749 million).</b> That's according to estimates from Credit Suisse, Daishin …

Mapped: The world's most overcrowded cities

Some of our most densely populated cities are featured in a new documentary series 'World's Busiest Cities', on BBC Two. The latest episode revealed that Hong Kong, Asia's trading hub, is one of the most cramped, but it is only the sixth most crowded city.<p>Here we list the world's ten most densely …

Lauren Conrad: “There’s Perks to Being Super-Boring”

The former reality star discusses her new Kohl’s line, where she finds inspiration, and what The Hills means to her now.<p>I entered Manhattan’s Kohl’s showroom—pristine, bathed in bright, white light, with the vibe of a spacious fashion closet on a spaceship—and walked past two expressionless models, …