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Britain is banning plastic straws — and asking Canada to join

Britain plans to ban the sale of plastic straws and is pressing other Commonwealth countries, such as Canada, to join.<p>Plastic straws have been a …

Pollution

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse …

Wellness

How to Get Over Your Jealousy

In the summer I rescue bees from the pool and give them sugar water so they can get their strength up to fly again. I never buy bottled water. I once drove from Los Angeles to San Diego—a seven hour round trip—to drop off a friend at his house, because he couldn’t afford the train. I tell you these …

Relationships

All Of The Best Indie Rock Playlists On Spotify

Playlists have quickly become the preferred method of music consumption for a generation, leading artists like Drake to toy with the idea of releasing music in a playlist format, and labels to turn to Spotify influencers as the new gatekeepers disseminating their artists to the masses. But not all …

Playlist

3 Wildly Ingenious Ways to Make Sure You Wake Up on Time, Every Time

We've all been there. You wake up and look at your clock in disbelief as sheer panic settles into the pit of your stomach. Stop this from ever happening again by doing these 3 things.<p>You know the drill: you hear your morning alarm, hit the snooze button, go back to sleep, wake up in a panic, rush …

Time Management

'Dear Mark, this is why I hate you.' An open letter to Zuckerberg

Dear Mark,<p>Fuck you. Oh, sorry, were you expecting something politer? Senators might courteously thank for you volunteering to appear in Congress, but …

Privacy

Bathroom hand dryers spraying poop on your hands, study finds

A recent study found bathroom hand dryers are pretty gross.<p>A study by the scientists at the University of Connecticut found hand dryers in men's and women’s bathrooms blew bacteria onto hands including fecal matter.<p>The study, published in the Applied and Environmental Microbiology Journal, stated …

University of Connecticut

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50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

Investor groups call for Mark Zuckerberg to resign

Does Facebook need a new chairman of the board?<p>A powerful activist investor group called for Mark Zuckerberg to step down in a statement today, citing new admissions of irresponsibility in the CEO’s planned testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.<p>“Mark Zuckerberg’s prepared testimony …

Mark Zuckerberg

10 Pairs of Pants Guaranteed to Make Your Butt Look Better

A good butt depends on three things: DNA, hard work at the gym, and wearing the right pants. And while you can’t change what you were born with, and …

Workouts

Don't hate me, but record-setting cold and snow are about to sweep across the U.S.

It's April. I know. Flowers should be blooming, outdoor lunches should be starting.<p>But that springtime reality is a long way off for tens of millions …

Weather

The Best Foods to Eat for Healthy Skin

Ten delicious ways to clear up your complexion.<p>By now you probably know that whatever is happening on your face—pimples, a deathly pallor etc.—can probably be traced back to your habits of consuming food and drink. (Especially drink.) Yes, cleansing and moisturizing and all that topical fanfare is …

Nutrition

4 Anti-Inflammatory Snacks You Can Have Before Bed For Weight Loss, According To Nutritionists

Your gut knows best. If your gut and digestive system are healthy and operating well, your health — including maintaining a healthy weight — will …

Wellness

The best cooking oil you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Shutterstock/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Picks:<p>Even an occasional cook needs to have some type of cooking oil in the pantry. These …

Nutrition

The Orion Nebula Gets Up Close and Personal in New Hubble Video

It’s almost irresistible to stare out the widow of an airplane when you’re gliding atop the clouds here on Earth. But now thanks to the collective …

Universe

30 Things You're Probably Wasting Money On

Author: Christy Bieber | March 21, 2018<p>Source: Getty Images<p>1 of 32<p>It all adds up<p>Americans work more hours, take less vacation, and retire later than …

Personal Finance

Physicists Are About to Attempt The 'Impossible' - Turning Light Into Matter

E=mc2 becomes m=E/c2.<p>Theoretically, it should be possible to turn light into matter. In practice, well - "easier said than done" is an understatement.<p>…

Physics

5 easy (really!) tantra techniques for a serious sexual energy boost

The word “tantra” can conjure some strange associations. When I first heard the word from a yoga instructor with a knowing smile about a decade ago, …

Middle Age

Sudan, World's Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhinoceros, died in Kenya on Monday, leaving his species one step closer to extinction, even as a group of scientists undertake an unprecedented effort to try to keep this animal from vanishing entirely.<p>Sudan was 45 years old, and his health had …

Wildlife

There's now scientific evidence to suggest there are real health benefits to fasting — and they're not just related to weight loss

Intermittent fasting was one of the most talked-about diet trends in 2017, and now new research from the University of Surrey suggests that following such a diet could have real health benefits.<p>In a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, researchers assigned 27 overweight participants …

Holistic Medicine

Stephen Hawking: What one of the most brilliant minds said on aliens, black holes and Trump

From his specialty — black holes — to Donald Trump, British boy band and motor neurone disease, across the years one of the world's most brilliant …

How I ditched $72,000 in debt: Becoming a budget obsessive

<i>In this series, NerdWallet interviews people who have triumphed over debt using a combination of commitment, budgeting and smart financial choices. Responses have been edited for length and clarity.</i><p>Home Sweet Hectic<p><b>Who:</b> Christine Brown<p><b>How much:</b> $72,000 in 22 months<p>One night in February 2016, …

Personal Finance

Elon Musk and the creator of Westworld made an inspirational trailer for the Falcon Heavy launch

“We’re hoping this is is the trailer for one part of the next chapter of the human story.”<p>A surprise guest joined the cast and creators of HBO’s <i>Westworld</i> at the end of the show’s SXSW panel on Saturday. SpaceX founder Elon Musk, a friend of show creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, appeared as a …

Falcon Heavy

Coconut Oil Sales Plummet as Everyone Realizes What We've Been Saying All Along

We're not shocked to be reporting that coconut oil—once known as a healthier-for-you Paleo alternative—is now no longer en vogue with home cooks. …

Country Lifestyle

Rare Planetary Alignment Confirms Universal Insignificance

Nostradamus foretold it in a Quatrain. Mashallah ibn Athari confirmed it for the caliphate. Vashistha vetted it in Vedic. There will be an alignment …

Freight Train

23 Quick Keto Dinners So You Can Make a Low-Carb Meal in 30 Minutes or Less

After years—no, decades—of being rejected by health circles, fat has finally made its way off the banned foods list. And nowhere is its moment of …

Cooking

Chilaquiles

This is morning-after-your-party food. It even calls for day-old fried tortillas! They’re cooked in salsa roja, topped with fried eggs, pickled …

The Outbound Journal

Ancient Starlight Trapped in Cosmic Gas Offers Clues About Universe’s Firstborn Suns

… and with that, dark matter is not far behind.<p>Some 380,000 years after the Big Bang birthed the known universe, the first atoms formed. These were …