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5 Daily Habits That Lead to a Successful Life

A “successful life” will hold a different meaning for each of us. What makes it a success is determined by the goals, dreams, aspirations you have in …

Motivation

How It Really Feels To Have Anxiety And Depression, In One Comic

Simple yet accurate.<p>Anxiety and depression are complex mental health disorders than can be difficult to describe -- but this comic totally nails it.<p>After hearing the personal story of Sarah Flanigan, a young woman who suffers from both anxiety and depression, artist Nick Seluk of The Awkward Yeti …

Depression

'Invisibility cloak' could turn beer bellies into six-packs

Harry Potter donned his to explore Hogwarts undetected, but an invisibility cloak made by US scientists could find a far more pressing use: making beer bellies look like six-packs.<p>The ultra-thin skin developed by researchers in California can be laid over a 3D shape to make it look like a flat …

Nanotech

Apple patent victory puts Samsung devices in jeopardy

Apple has won another small victory in its never-ending patent row with Samsung. The war that nobody asked for (and like most wars will have no winners, only losers) rages on with another appeals court decision. This one went in favor of Apple (as all but a few have), ruling that the company could …

Technology in the classroom no shortcut to success: OECD report

Walk through most schools in Canada and you'll find technology creeping out of computer labs and into conventional classrooms — but that's not always …

Education

Taylor Swift Reveals Why She Became Friends with Kanye West

Taylor Swift is one of the biggest stars on the planet right now and is surrounded by many celebrity friends, including Kanye West!<p>She developed a …

Angelina Jolie

Why We'll Always Forgive Our Friends... Even If They're F*cking Crazy

What is it about friendship that transcends all boundaries? The omega of relationships. It truly is impermeable -- no matter what happens, nothing …

8 Ways to Know It’s Time to Let Go

Remember that old episode of Seinfeld where Jerry wanted to “break up” with a guy with whom he had been friends, but really didn’t have anything in …

Relationships

Try It Now

Matt Damon apologizes for remarks about diversity in Hollywood

Matt Damon has issued an apology for remarks that several critics have called tone deaf and racially insensitive.<p>"I am sorry that they offended some …

Obese three-year-old becomes youngest child diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes used to be called 'mature onset' diabetes but more and more children are being diagnosed<p>A three-year-old girl has become the youngest person in the world to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after reaching 5½ stone.<p>The youngster from Texas, US, who has not been identified, was …

8 tricks for remembering everything you read

But just because forgetting is a human phenomenon doesn't mean you should simply accept it. In fact, there are plenty of simple, creative strategies for retaining more of what you read — whether that's novels, news articles, or scientific textbooks.<p>To find out what some of those techniques are, we …

8 Wardrobe Staples J.Crew Says Everyone Should Own

When it comes to wardrobe must-haves, J.Crew tends to be one of our immediate go-tos. Whether you’re in need of a classic party dress or the perfect blazer to wear to an important job interview, the brand is kind of like our personal, super-wise fashion guru. It somehow always knows just what we …

Pancreatic cancer patients denied life-extending drug by spending watchdog

The health spending watchdog has refused to fund the pancreatic abraxane despite evidence that it can double life expectancy<p>The only new pancreatic cancer drug licensed for 17 years will not be funded in England, the drug rationing watchdog announce today.<p>The National Institute for Health and Care …

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson review – how to feel OK when you have a brain that is trying to destroy you

On the front of Jenny Lawson’s book is a stuffed raccoon looking like the most thrilled guest at a surprise birthday party. Arms outstretched, mouth fixed in an ecstatic grin, this is a raccoon determined that the evening will go with a swing. He – Lawson tells us that his name is Rory – is much …

Books

Drinking vinegar and having sex can boost your health

From drinking vinegar to making time for sex... the 50 things you can do to boost your health right NOW<p><b>10 health experts reveal their top tips to</b> …

Muscle

#IStandWithAhmed Hashtag Protests Arrest of 9th Grader Who Brought Clock to School

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Computers in classroom have ‘mixed’ impact on learning: OECD report

At a time when school boards across Canada are equipping classrooms with new laptops, tablets and desktop computers to bring learning into the digital age, a global study raises questions over whether all that technology necessarily means better education results.<p>A report by the Organization for …

6 Magic Tricks to Noticeably Increase Your Productivity (and Your Happiness) | Inc.com

I was recently asked, "Aside from world peace and the elimination of poverty, if you had one wish, what would it be?"<p>At first, I thought, "I would create more time!" But that would just get filled with all of the frenetic work that continually beckons to be done.<p>Instead, I answered, "I would slow …

Happiness