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Scientists use light to trigger killer instinct in mice

Technique called optogenetics used to pinpoint and take control of brain circuits involved in predatory behaviour<p>It has all the trappings of a classic horror plot: a group of normally timid individuals are transformed by scientists into instinctive killers, programmed to pursue and sink their jaws …

Neuroscience

How to break the habit of checking your phone all the time

Smartphone dependency is everywhere. Take a glance at your day-to-day life and you'll notice your friends are a bit too preoccupied with their …

Pew Research Center

Sharing suicide videos is dangerous. Facebook has failed us by allowing it | Kyle MacDonald

If you think you’re helping by sharing videos that show suicide or self harm, you’re not. Before social media, we called these snuff films<p>Late last year an American child, not yet a teenager, killed herself. A video has surfaced online which purportedly shows the girl recording herself via life …

Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Continues Rise Past R-Rated Films

“Suicide Squad,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” among top offenders<p>As gun violence continues to escalate in the …

How We Can Live Passionately as We Age

Let me begin by saying: Be positively passionate about your life. Weather your valleys and inhale your mountains. Seek out people who are happy campers and humorous.<p>One of my close friends, Sue, emailed me at the beginning of the week asking, "Why don't you write a blog on having a sense of humor?" …

‘Is this what the west is really like?’ How it felt to leave China for Britain | Xiaolu Guo

Desperate to find somewhere she could live and work as she wished, Xiaolu Guo moved from Beijing to London in 2002. But from the weather to the language and the people, nothing was as she expected<p>By the time I reached my late 20s, I was desperately looking for a way out of Beijing. From 2001 …

Language

Banishing Cellulite: The Foam Roller Detox | Goop

Integrative structural specialist and frequent <i>goop</i> contributor Lauren Roxburgh is a bit of a magician. By manipulating the fascia—i.e., the saran …

Yoga

5 Shoulder Stretches for Tight Shoulders

Between sitting at a computer all day, staring down at our phones, and lugging around ridiculously heavy bags, it’s not surprising that shoulder pain is a rising health concern among young women.<p>The truth is, most concentrated tension is caused by misalignment, which causes muscles to firm up and …

This 30-Day Fitness Challenge Will Make You Feel Like A Badass

Exercise four times per week, feel amazing, become a total boss.<p>View this post on Facebook

Become more optimistic with these exercises

<b>(CNN) —</b> Being pessimistic may keep your heart from being broken when a best-case scenario fails to come to pass, but there are some real health benefits to seeing the glass as half full.<p>Optimism -- having favorable expectations about the future -- may be good for your heart and overall quality of …

Happiness

Carrie Fisher’s most feminist act was her frankness about being bipolar in a world where women are called “crazy”

Carrie Fisher could have made things easy on herself. As the obituaries roll in this week, and slave-bikini photos and “Goodbye, Princess Leia” headlines fill social-media feeds, it’s important to remember: Her role as the young, beautiful heroine in a hit film could have been her only legacy. She …

Mental Health

Anish Kapoor retaliates by acquiring ‘pinkest’ pink

The war of attrition continues between British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor and his art world nemeses. The artist has hit back by doubling down on his pettiness and getting hold of artist Stuart Semple’s Pinkest pink – a paint he was previously banned from purchasing or using. It started in 2014, …

12 International Series to Binge Watch This Holiday Season

Spend your days off snuggling up with an Italian mafia drama, a new British comedy or Brazil's porn-drenched take on 'Mad Men.'

Mad Men

How to Be Healthy: 9 Easy Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

We all want to know how to be healthy, but it seems like such a lofty goal. Setting out to make healthy lifestyle changes can feel simultaneously …

7 Beginner Kettlebell Exercises To Work Your Entire Body

Beginner kettlebell exercises are an excellent way to add variety to your workout routine, whether you're new to strength training or you're just …

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Why Can't We All Take Modafinil?

The world's favorite smart drug is much safer than Adderall and a promising treatment for substance abuse and neurodegenerative disorders—so why can't we use it?<p>Chances are you've heard of the drug modafinil. You know the one: the "smart drug," sometimes called the <i>Limitless</i> pill, that turns …

Medicine

4 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Inner Thigh Workouts

Your inner thighs may not be as outwardly visible as, say, your glutes, quads, and hamstrings, but they’re still a big part of overall lower-body …

Yoga

I just ran my first half marathon — here's what I tell my friends when they say they could never start running

It was <i>hard</i>, but worth the effort.<p>However, when I first started running four summers ago, I could barely make it two blocks without stopping. I questioned if I'd be able to finish the 5K I'd impulsively signed up for and laughed at the prospect of even attempting a half marathon.<p>But despite not …

Time to hail Hillary Clinton – and face down the testosterone left | Van Badham

Supposedly progressive men denounce Clinton with foolish and vicious regularity. But a victory for her next week would really be worth celebrating<p>People are surprised when I express support for Hillary Clinton. My economic politics are hard to the left and, unlike hers, explicitly socialist. But …

Feminism

I Took Plank Breaks at Work Every Day for a Month, and This Is What Happened

No, I didn't end up with rock-hard abs, but the benefits came quicker than I thought they would.<p>Confession: I usually eat lunch at my desk. I know it’s bad for my health (and my keyboard), but sometimes I just want to close my office door and listen to Spotify while scarfing my green curry and …

Five hidden gems from Nick Cave’s catalogue | Henry Wagons

As Double J kicks off Nick Cave Week, the station’s Henry Wagons dissects some of Cave’s lesser-known triumphs<p>Nick Cave is no stranger to bold creative statements.<p>This week he will deliver two more gripping and impassioned works. A 3D, black and white film, One More Time With Feeling, out Thursday, …

HealthyFoodStar.com

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

<i>This column is by Journalist & Consultant Benjamin Hardy</i><p>Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job …

What Happened When I Ran In My Sports Bra

Summer is here in full force, and it’s hot as Hades across the country. Temperatures are particularly brutal where I live in Texas, regularly …

Middle School

Mat’s Fat-to-fit Notes

I’m a forty-five year old man who’s been overweight for a good deal of my life.<p>Last summer, I looked like this. I weighed over 90 kilos. Although …

A Playlist of Aggressive Songs to Help You Run on the Treadmill

<i>Very Specific Playlists</i> <i>is a weekly feature in which Jezebel staffers make very specific Spotify playlists based on their weird proclivities.</i><p>I used to …

In Order To Achieve Lasting Success: 10 Tips To Become An Attractive Person