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This Sample Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan Will Help You Live Longer

The Mediterranean diet has consistently been lauded as one of the healthiest diets, with a long list of proven health benefits and a reputation for …

14 Ways Our Perception of The Universe Changed Forever in 2017

2017 was an incredible year for space science.<p>Down here on Earth, scientists around the globe are constantly watching, observing, measuring and …

Universe

These stars are defying the gravity pull of Milky Way's supermassive black hole and no one knows why

Milky Way's central supermassive black hole has young stars lurking close by.<p>Some 26,000 light-years away, the centre of our galaxy features a …

Exploding binary stars will light up the sky in 2022

Stellar collisions are an amazingly rare thing. According to our best estimates, such events only occur in our galaxy (within globular clusters) once …

How often you actually need to shower, according to science

When was the last time you showered?<p>If you're like most people, the answer is probably less than 24 hours ago.<p>There's no official protocol for how often to shower, but folks around the world — in countries like India, the US, Spain, and Mexico — all bathe about once a day (either with soap or …

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Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, are small, fluid-filled ulcers that appear on the lips and around the mouth. They may last for a week or …

Immune System

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Here's the thing about bad habits.<p>Many of them can hurt you when taken to the extreme. But in small doses, those same "bad" habits can be part of a healthy lifestyle.<p>As in you don't want to live like a total slob, but a desk in slight disarray could make you more creative. Who knew?<p>Below, we …

Merging Neutron Stars Deliver Deathblow To Dark Matter And Dark Energy Alternatives

If you ask an astrophysicist what’s the greatest puzzle in the Universe today, two of the most common answers you’ll get are <i>dark matter</i> and <i>dark energy</i>. The stuff that makes up everything we know of here on Earth, atoms, which is in turn made up of other fundamental particles, adds up to only around …

Could This Enzyme Actually Help People on a Gluten-Free Diet?

For people who can’t eat gluten, dining out or attending a party can be a nerve-racking experience.<p>They can avoid foods containing gluten, but there …

New studies suggest everything we thought we knew about salt could be completely wrong

The salt equation taught to doctors for more than 200 years is not hard to understand.<p>The body relies on this essential mineral for a variety of …

Nutrition

Could getting (a little bit) high be good for your brain?

Remember those “this is your brain on drugs” commercials? The message was pretty clear: Getting high fried your brain. Well, call up your D.A.R.E. …

Faecal transplants could prove link between mind and gut

The theory that the trillions of microbes living in the human gut are in constant communication with the brain affecting the way a person feels has …

The 5 Best Cutting Mats for Quilters

You know what doesn’t get enough credit? The non-tippable wine glass. Seriously, what an amazing invention. Definitely a must-have for your …

Earthing: How Walking Barefoot Could Cure Your Insomnia & More

Earthing therapy rests on the intuitive assumption that connecting to the energy of the planet is healthy for our souls and bodies. And while there’s …

Going Dutch? What Americans can learn from how children are raised in the Netherlands

When Rina Mae Acosta, originally from California, fell in love with a Dutch man, they got married and moved to the Netherlands. At first she wasn’t sure what to make of the new culture. But as soon as she became a parent, she was struck by the richness of Dutch family life — by how independent, …

Parents 'control' their children in one of 2 ways — and only one leads to happier kids

A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as less psychologically controlling and more caring as they were growing up were likely to be happier and more satisfied as adults.<p>On the flip side, the people whose parents applied greater psychological control as …

10 Quilting Tips for Beginners

10 Quilting Tips for Beginners<p>Updated on March 5, 2017<p>Don't let any quilter tell you that they've never made a mistake. We all have, especially when …

Kids Crafts: Teach Your Kids About All Things : Arts And Crafts Kits For Kids, kids craft, arts & crafts

<i>April 12th, 2016.</i> <b>Kids Crafts, Teach Your Kids About All Things : Arts and Crafts Kits for Kids.</b><p>There are some ways that you can do to teach your kids …

Watercolor Supply List

<b>Julie Cohn’s<br>W A T E R C O L O R S U P P L Y L I S T<br>Suggested For Travel Sketching & Plein Air Painting</b><p><b>​<br>PAINTS<br>You need no more than 12 colors. Feel</b> …

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How to Finger Crochet + Free Market Tote Bag Pattern

Shares 22.0K<p><i>This free market tote bag pattern and video tutorial is the perfect introduction on how to finger crochet! A speedy, satisfying project</i> …

How to Make No-Sew Curtains

Grommets<p>slipped over wall hooks, produce a simple, crisp window treatment.<p>Pretty metal clips<p>Clips like these from Liz’s Antique Hardware in Los …

As with all such lists, the 300 ‘scientists’ badly lack climate expertise<p>If you read my articles regularly, you may have noticed multiple times I have stated that the scientific argument is over; there are no longer any reputable scientists that deny the overwhelming human influence in our climate. …

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11 DIY gifts for your craft-loving friends

For those of us who love to ~shop ’til we drop~ nothing is more fun than the season of gifting! And when it comes to our craft-loving friends, …

Crafting

This DNA Ancestry Company Is Telling Its Customers “Mostly Total Bollocks” About Their Ancestors

BritainsDNA has told people that their ancestors invented porridge or brought farming to Britain. But its claims are often either nonsense or true for all Europeans, scientists say.<p><b>A company</b> which has offered genetic ancestry testing to tens of thousands of people has told customers “mostly total …

The Untold Story of the First Atoms in the Universe

Exactly when and how were the original hydrogen atoms destroyed? A new telescope may provide an answer.<p><b>By Aaron Parsons,</b> <i>Associate Professor of</i> …

How Coca Cola Affects Your Body In 60 Minutes

We all know Coca Cola is laden with sugar and that, at a push, you could use it to clean your toilet. But it's a bit of a mystery as to what it does …