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Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

11 things British travellers are tired of hearing

Meeting new people is one of the best things about travelling - once you've got past the repetitive small talk that is.<p>Here are a few of the conversations British backpackers quickly grow bored of...<p><b>‘Where are you from?’<br>‘England.’<br>‘Oh, London?’</b><p>No, not everybody who lives in England lives in <b>London</b>. …

17 Ways You're Sleeping Wrong

Correct these mistakes for a good night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale, exercise, and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it still won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function properly.<p>If only it were as easy as shutting your eyes. …

Move over, Samsung: Lenovo takes the prize for most shameless Apple ripoff

If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, then the designers at Lenovo must adore the iPhone 6.<p>Samsung has caught a lot of flak for—and been taken to court over—some of its iPhone-like smartphone design choices, but nothing the Korean company has ever produced comes close to the …

Microsoft Office Offers Free Content Creation And Editing For iOS And Android Apps

Microsoft released its Office suite of apps for the iPhone and Android last year followed by the launch of Office for iPad eight months ago. However, Microsoft used to require a paid Office 365 subscription to edit Microsoft Office documents on iOS and Android until now.<p>Microsoft announced …

Chinese officials accused of smuggling African ivory on official visits

Visits to Africa by high-level Chinese delegations, including a presidential trip, have been used to smuggle ivory, contributing to an explosion in poaching that has cut Tanzania's elephant population in half over the last five years, according to a report by an environmental group released …

Flu Season Brings Stronger Vaccines And Revised Advice

The symptoms of the flu are familiar: fever, chills, cough, congestion, feeling very, very tired. If you're a healthy adult under 65, you'll most likely recover in a week or two.<p>But for those older than 65, things can get worse fast, says Dr. H. Keipp Talbot, an infectious disease specialist at …