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Reading from a tablet before bed may affect sleep quality

(Reuters Health) – - People who read from an iPad for 30 minutes before going to sleep felt less sleepy and had different electrical activity in the brain during sleep than those who read from a physical book, a recent study found.<p>A woman reads a tablet beside a fire pit on cold winter evening …

Johns Hopkins University

Here's Exactly What 9 Nutritionists Eat For Breakfast

Breakfast might just become your favorite meal of the day.<p>From eggs to oats to super green smoothies, nutritionists enjoy all kinds of healthy (and tasty) eats for their morning meal. The one thing the meals have in common? They exist.<p>Whether you consider breakfast the most important meal of the …

Why Clean Eating Can Be Harmful (and What You Can Do Instead)

Clean eating is all the rage these days. Wherever you look, there's someone raving about the benefits of their 30-day eating clean challenge, showcasing amazing before and after pictures, and swearing to eat this way forever.<p>Which is great if it works for the person doing it.<p><b>But there's a huge part</b> …

ER doctors avoid these everyday items

Emergency room physicians see all kinds of grisly stuff, which made us wonder: What products do they consider so hazardous they ban them from their homes and yards? Here are the everyday items that scare these accident front-liners the most.<p>Trampolines<p>"We see a lot of serious trampoline …

Medicine

The Easiest Way to Get Smarter, According to Science

Best of all, no tuition, books, or homework required.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media with the hashtag …

The Brain

All The Things You Didn't Know Were Happening In Your Sleep

By this point, you know sleep is good for you. You know the many benefits of sleep (better heart health, a stronger immune system and even a better sex life, to name a few); how long you should sleep (seven to eight hours per night); and even what you shouldn’t do before you sleep (like use …

Stop Over-Scheduling Yourself

Being busy is a badge of honor. We brag about how little we sleep, how much we work as if saying, "Look at me! I'm a machine!" I know because I used to be this person. There are a few reasons for your being busy:<p>Avoidance: the busier you are, the less emotionally available you have to be for those …

Infrequent Computer Use May Be An Indicator of Early Cognitive Decline

<b>A new study sheds light on a powerful tool that may detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease before patients show any symptoms of cognitive decline: the</b> …

Neuroscience

The relief and grief of a child being diagnosed with autism

<b>New TV drama The A Word tells the story of a family discovering that their quirky five-year-old son is in fact autistic.</b><p>The A Word focuses on the Hughes family - at first glance, they seem to be living an idyllic life in the Lake District. But Paul and Alison Hughes are beginning to realise that …

Calcium Waves in Brain Alleviate Depressive Behavior

<b>Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered that the benefits of stimulating the brain with direct current come from</b> …

Neuroscience

Why Sleeping Through The Night May Not Be 'Natural'

Your ancestors probably woke up in the middle of the night. So why does it seem like a big deal when it happens today?<p>It's undeniable that we need proper sleep not only to maintain our physical and mental health but also to function in our everyday lives. We consider eight uninterrupted hours of …

‘More effective than other drugs’: Russian company says it has revolutionized cancer treatment

Russian pharmaceutical group Biocad has introduced a breakthrough new cancer drug, with early tests suggesting it is more effective in battling the …

Why haven’t I lost weight after exercising? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Kate Carter

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Honestly? The short answer is more than likely that you are consuming more calories than you are expending.<p>Of course there is a little more to it than …

Weight Loss

Microbes can play games with the mind

The 22 men took the same pill for four weeks. When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper. The brain …

Microbiology

The New Spain cocktail

59<p>15<p>1<p>Shares 75<p>I fell in love with sherry the first time I went to Spain, but it’s something that slips my mind when I’m looking for something in the …

Megan-simple, no-bake cheesecake that'll make you say "oh my!"

We've featured this no-bake, low-sugar cheesecake recipe. Now here's a no-bake cheesecake recipe with all the sugars…<p>This recipe was what my mom used …

Balancing Stuff and Space: 12 Inspiring "Minimal Plus" Rooms

Total minimalism can be hard to achieve for many of us who have a love of art, accessories, furniture and <i>stuff.</i> But often, many of us crave the …

The hidden psychology of failure

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Words of wisdom heralded throughout our upbringing, to be sure. But is there any scientific proof that successive failure is positive and propels innovation forwards?<p>Tom Pohlmann, head of strategy and value at Mu Sigma, a decision science and data …

Innovation

I Like All Types of Music, and My Sense of Humor Is So Random

Everybody has a thing—the thing that makes each one of us special. My thing is that I love all types of music and that my sense of humor is so random.<p>When it comes to music, I'll dance to anything with a good beat. I don't really get hung up on genres like some people do. For instance, some people …

Mexican Food

9 Crazy Things We Learned From Pee-wee Herman’s 92Y Event

Paul Reubens, the actor-comedian behind everyone’s favorite gray-suited manchild Pee-wee Herman, may be the worst person to ask about the character’s …

Comedy

4 Hard Questions to Ask About Your Company’s Purpose

jennifer maravillas FOR HBR<p>In the early 1930s, cars in Europe were still a luxury for the rich. But in 1933 Dr. Ferdinand Porsche launched the People’s Car: Volkswagen. Its purpose was to enhance people’s lives through great engineering that offered everyone an accessible, high-quality car. The …

West Africa

Philz Coffee: Mark Zuckerberg's Favorite Cup Of Joe

When Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan got married in May 2012, they did so discreetly. Hoping to avoid the media frenzy that would come with official invites, they opened their Palo Alto, Calif. backyard to 100 guests for what Zuckerberg said would be a surprise medical school graduation party …

5 Great Short-Cuts to Help You Be a Great Boss

Managers now have more free and low-cost tools to help set up employees for success. Manicube, anyone?<p>According to a study by BambooHR, one third of new hires leave their jobs within approximately six months of their start date. Clearly, this is not awesome, especially given the high cost of …

Employee Engagement

David Chang Wants To Fuku You Up

An exclusive look at how the Momofuku chef is expanding his empire, plus details about his top-secret new project.<p>It was 9:30 on a Friday morning, and David Chang was already furious.<p>The Momofuku Group founder was at one of his dozen-plus restaurants, Má Pêche in Midtown Manhattan, for a meeting …

Lincoln, on mobs

In 1838, not yet 30 years old, Abraham Lincoln gave this talk at the Lyceum. 180 years later, less patient modern readers can profitably jump ahead …

Inside the Raging Legal Battle over Sumner Redstone’s Final Days

With lawsuits, accusations, and sordid revelations flying, even the C.E.O.s of Redstone’s Viacom and CBS have been dragged into the mess. William D. Cohan, whose June 2015 V.F. article fueled the fire, reports on the famously cranky and willful billionaire’s last chapter.<p>Had everything gone …

Imaginary Spaces

Es Devlin and the psychology of the stage.<p>The studio of the set designer Es Devlin is a light, open-plan space in a former paint factory in Peckham, South London. It used to be her home as well as her office—she now lives a couple of miles away, with her husband and two children—and it retains a …

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