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‘The Twilight Zone,’ from A to Z

The planet has been knocked off its elliptical orbit and overheats as it hurtles toward the sun; the night ceases to exist, oil paintings melt, the …

Science Fiction

Take This Quiz to Measure Your Happiness Scientifically

Chances are you’ve taken a test that measures your happiness and well-being. But let’s be frank: very few of these tests are actually rooted in …

Happiness

This couple needs to lose the low-risk investments, vacation home if they want to get by in retirement

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Vacation Homes

Five worst investing mistakes that millennials make

When Christine Nguyen graduated from university with a whopping $35,000 in debt six years ago, investing for retirement was barely a blip on her financial radar. And even if she could afford to invest, the Toronto resident admits she couldn't tell a blue chip from a micro cap.<p>Although daunted by …

How to Snap Out of a Funk

Have you ever been in a ragingly dangerous bad mood?<p>A slumpy, frumpy, dumpy, funk?<p>This ain't the good kind of funk that gives you a sick beat and great dance moves. Nope, I'm talking about the burnt-out, stressful funk that hits even the best of us on low days.<p>You know when you just can't snap out …

Eating These Foods May Slow Brain Aging By 7.5 Years

Diet can slow cognitive decline. Pass the berries.<p>Think of blueberries as a brain's best friend. A new study from the Rush University Medical Center found that sticking to what is known as the MIND diet can slow cognitive decline and may reduce a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

More Core! Balance Out Your Bakasana

<i>By Yoga Journal</i><p>Learn how to really take flight in Bakasana and beyond with this core-activating sequence.<p>Arm balances are only partially about the arms. Without a strong core, you may find yourself relying on your upper body to muscle through them. But the key to really taking flight in arm …

Dare to Be 100: And You're Still in Bed

As I write this there are 12,000 older athletes assembled in Minneapolis at the 14th edition of the National Senior Games. Nineteen separate activities are scheduled including running, swimming, biking, horse shoes, archery, table tennis etc. These games are held every two years nationally, but …

Can you prescribe nature?

<b>"Here's your prescription, walk in the forest five times a week for an hour."</b><p>According to experts, it is not inconceivable that doctors will be giving health advice like this in the not too distant future.<p>After decades of research, the scientific world is moving closer to pinpointing how exposure …

5 Lessons We Can All Learn About Finding Balance From Yogis

Coub created with video c/o Vanessa Burger<p>Admire your yoga instructors’ Zen attitude even more than their awesome flexibility and amazing physique? On our quest for greater enlightenment we partnered with Chevrolet Malibu to round up some yogi mind tricks so you can balance body and mind and live …

The Biggest Breakfast Mistake You're Probably Making

Ruh-roh<p>You know by now that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that if you don’t put something in your stomach, it will be moaning at you by noon. But not all breakfasts were created equal. Even if you’re eating something seemingly healthy in the a.m.—avocado toast, a granola bar, …

Nutrition

41 Science-Based Actions For A More Meaningful Life

Happiness, resilience, connection, and kindness: these aren't just central qualities of a well-lived life, but "skills that can be taught and developed over time—with practice," according to UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center (GGSC).<p>Now GGSC has made learning these skills easier with Greater …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

Fitness

8 Steps to Doing the Work You Love

Many people are starting to wake up to their passions and realize the importance of doing work that brings a sense of fulfillment; however, the transition phase to doing meaningful work, especially as an entrepreneur, can be a difficult one to navigate.<p>What steps can you take once you know what it …

How can you be happier in everyday life?

Is happiness sustainable in day-to-day life? One psychologist says yes, and staged a social experiment to put her theory to the test. NBC special anchor Maria Shriver reports.

6 on-the-go fat-burning snacks you'll actually want to eat

Eating small meals throughout the day helps with weight management in a couple different ways. For one thing, eating frequently helps to keep your blood sugar stable, meaning you won’t get so ravenous that you'll overeat.<p>Plus, adding protein to your meals keeps your metabolism up, which, in turn, …

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

University of California

16 things successful people do on Monday mornings

"Because you've stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the rest of the week," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job."<p>"They …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Adorable Teddy Bear-like "Magic Rabbit" Spotted for the First Time in Two Decades

Meet the Ili pika (<i>Ochotona iliensis</i>), an extremely elusive, cuddly creature that is rarely seen by human eyes. Native to a remote region of China, the adorable mammal has been spotted only a handful of times in the Tianshan Mountains of the northwestern province of Xinjiang. Nicknamed the “magic …