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This Is The Reason You're Not Happy After 50

It's the tail of summer, and you've had a vacation, lifted by family, sun and sea. I'm surprised at the abundance of recent letters I'm getting about feeling dark and grumpy. While the laments run a large range, the binding theme is a malaise that is not due to clinical depression but to a gnawing …

Happiness

How To Grow Up

It's all uphill from Denver to nearby Evergreen in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. And that's perhaps as it should be. I'm on my way to …

Self-help

Italy earthquake: Girl, 8, gave her life to save sister as roof fell in

Giulia Rinaldi was sleeping peacefully in her bedroom with her little sister Giorgia in the hillside village of Pescara del Tronto when their world came crashing down.<p>As the walls and ceiling shook and started to crack and crumble in the early hours of Wednesday morning, neither eight-year old …

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Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise Choose Complementary Dresses for Mommy-and-Me Museum Date

https://www.instagram.com/p/BI338sBAcrm/<p>Like mother, like daughter! <b>Katie Holmes</b> took her growing girl, Suri, to the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, and …

Katie Holmes

A weird twist in DNA might explain why it’s such a great blueprint for life

Billions of years ago, when the Earth was in its infancy and biology hadn't even gotten going, the precursors to the first living organisms were probably self-replicating strands of RNA. Scientists believe that this "RNA world" provided the foundation for life as we know it.<p>But the most essential …

Genetics

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

Looking for a Summer Art Read? Here Are 9 Addictive New Page-Turners to Take to the Beach

Summer is for swimming, for romance, for weekend retreats, for ice cream, and for reading particularly breezy page-turners that can hold our …

Terror attack kills scores in Nice, France, Hollande says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scores of people were killed Thursday night when a large truck plowed through a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France, in what President Francois Hollande called a terror attack.<p>The death toll grew through the night, with Hollande saying 77 people died. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said …

Extremism

The Human Gene: An Intimate History in 5 Books

What exactly does a gene do? In his 500-plus page homage to the unit of heredity, Siddhartha Mukherjee sets down researchers, subjects, and ideas — from Aristotle, Charles Darwin, and the monk Gregor Mendel, to schizophrenic patients and twins raised a lifetime apart, from the eugenics movement in …

Genetics

25 Ways to Boost Your Writing Skills - InformED

Some say good writing can’t be taught. We beg to differ. Here are 25 surefire ways to boost your skills and become a master of communication.<p>1. Learn …

Walking Workout Schedule for Weight Loss

Do you need a weight loss walking plan that works? Following a schedule will help you be consistent with your walking habit, but it doesn't have to …

ANKRD55: A new gene involved in Multiple Sclerosis is discovered - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease, characterised by demyelination and the onset of chronic, neurodegenerative damage of the central …

Bayesian reasoning implicated in some mental disorders

From within the dark confines of the skull, the brain builds its own version of reality. By weaving together expectations and information gleaned …

Statistics

Seven psychological facts about depression

Below are seven facts about depression from researchers studying psychology and neuroscience.<p>1.) Some forms of “positive thinking” have been linked …

Depression

Lesser Known Signs of Depression: Can You Feel the Music?

Many times, I work with clients who tell me that they aren't depressed, and therefore won't try medication or in any other way augment our work together, or even come into my office often enough to give me a true shot to help. There are so many reasons that it is helpful to know that you're …

Parenting

Which country has the worst air pollution? Clue: it's not China

When people think of poor air quality, images of a smoggy Beijing skyline often come to mind. China's difficulties with pollution have given it the …

Pollution

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Earth - What is the real reason we sleep?

There are a few things we literally cannot live without. Oxygen is one. Another is food and water. And then there is sleep: forcibly keep an animal awake for long enough and you will kill it. The same almost certainly applies to humans.<p>This fact alone tells us that sleep must be doing something …

Sleep