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Scientists identify 'ground zero' for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have identified "ground zero" for Alzheimer’s in the brain: the place the disease appears to strike first and a region they say may be more important to keep sharp than previously thought.<p>The locus coeruleus, a small part of the brainstem, is the first region of the brain to exhibit tau …

Dementia

A Scientist Explains How Meditation And Prayer Rewire Your Brain

Whether you see meditation or prayer as the gateway to enlightenment or just a way to stay more focused at work, one thing that's certain is that the practice comes with a whole host of physical and mental health benefits.<p>But what's <i>behind</i> those benefits has been less clear. What's going on in the …

Meditation

All You Need to Build This PopUp House Is a Screwdriver

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>No power tools? No problem. The PopUp House was designed by a French studio called MultiPod Studio to simplify the process of building your own home...and we mean "simplified." Basically, they embraced IKEA's style when it comes to the construction process, because the …

15 Diseases and Ailments Marijuana May Help Fight

From deadly diseases like brain cancer to the commonly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes, marijuana and its cannabinoids may be the solution.<p>Marijuana's …

Cannabis

6 Foods That Help Soothe Sore Throats

Eat your way out of your next seasonal cold.<p>Sweater weather is here, and you've probably already gotten sick. Blech.<p>If traditional salt-water gargles and OTC meds still aren't doing the trick to rid you of your sore throat, it may be time to try something new. Here's what to eat to make swallowing …

Alternative Medicine

From Space, Earth Looks Sickly And Fragile, Astronaut Says

Nearing the end of a yearlong mission in space, American astronaut Scott Kelly gave Mother Earth a diagnosis based on what he's seen from his vantage point 250 miles above the blue planet.<p>In short, areas of the planet look sickly and its fragile atmosphere must be taken care of.<p>Kelly's comments …

Space Science

10 Weird Brain Disorders That Totally Mess With Your Perception of Reality

We don't all see the world the same.<p>Imagine being able to feel everything another person is feeling - their pleasure and their pain. Or being …

Holy Sepulchre

The most grueling leg workout of all time

Fair warning: This isn’t a typical workout that you should be doing every week. It's also not for every guy: It's for advanced lifters who have …

3 Easy Makeup Tricks That Will Make Your Skin Look Airbrushed

Makeup artist Hung Vanngo breaks down his three-step technique for flawless skin. And trust us, it's better than Facetune.<p><b>Don't rely on luminizer or primer.</b> "They can make skin look greasy. Instead I prep the skin really well. I scrub it and then work moisturizer into the face and even the ears and …

100 Exercises You Can Do With a 10-Pound Dumbbell

Light weights aren’t just for lightweights<p>Don’t underestimate a 10-pound dumbbell. They can challenge your body in an entirely new way, especially if you’re used to lifting heavy.<p>Lighter weights target the small muscles that stabilize your joints—muscles that get overpowered by larger ones when you …

Muscle

Celebrate Bob Marley’s 71st Birthday With His Brand New Weed Line

February 6th would’ve been Bob Marley’s 71st birthday and, if he were alive, he’d probably be taking a couple pulls off his own marijuana strain to celebrate. To honor this notion, and because it’s a no brainer, the Marley family is launching Marley Natural — a broad-based collection of cannabis …

Torch Fat Fast with Thermogenic Tempo Training | Men's Health

As a result, your progress will slow, and your risk of injury will increase.<p>If you’re not varying your exercise tempo—or how fast or how slow you lift a weight—during a workout, you’re missing out. That’s because even the smallest tempo tweaks can enhance fat loss, muscle gain, and performance, and …

Here's the transformation your body goes through when you stop eating meat

George Washington University

42 simple things that will help you discover your calling in life

"Sensations such as twinges, uneasiness, and tension are indicators that you may not be thinking, acting, or behaving in alignment with your authentic self, which is the source of all passion. When you sense constriction or discomfort stop and ask, "Why?" Let your intuition speak and decipher what …

Self-improvement

16-minute no-equipment workout to bust boredom

Forget the fancy-pants gym. Follow this quick bodyweight-only routine from Emily Cook Harris, certified personal trainer and head coach of EMpowered in New York City.<p>“These moves allow you to get in a high-intensity, super-effective workout no matter where you are,” Harris said. “Whether you’re …

Workouts

Researchers have achieved the next breakthrough in quantum physics

These knots aren't quite the same as the ones you might tie to moor a boat to a jetty — they've been made in a superfluid form of quantum matter called Bose-Einstein Condensate, or BEC, and are more like smoke rings than traditional knots.<p>"For decades, physicists have been theoretically predicting …

Quantum Mechanics

UK weather: temperatures to plunge as cold snap tightens its grip

Forecasters warn of severe overnight frosts as motorists are urged to be vigilant and the elderly to keep warm<p>Temperatures are expected to plunge as low as -12C tonight as the "bitter" cold snap tightens its grip.<p>The Met Office has issued warnings for large swathes of the country, with severe, icy …

Cold weather to hit Egypt Sunday night, sandstorm in Cairo and Delta on Monday - Politics - Egypt

Egypt's meteorological experts say extremely cold weather will hit the country Sunday night with frost expected in Central Sinai and north Delta …

Scorching hot weather ahead for CTN

Cape Town - Keep fans and ice blocks on hand again this weekend as another intense heat wave is set to grip the province.<p>The city has warned that the …

Big freeze set to continue this week

It’s not looking like a week to look forward to… weather wise.<p>There’s snow on the way in the Northwest, Midlands and Southeast tonight, and lots of …

Snow blanket to smother 100 MILES of Britain TONIGHT

Flakes have already begun to fall in Glasgow, Manchester and Lancashire as emergency services buckle up for a blitz.<p>Bookies Coral have even suspended …

Tips for dealing with arctic weather

With highs only in the single digits expected Monday and the temperature dropping below zero overnight into Tuesday, an Elgin doctor and an East Dundee mechanic have tips for dealing with such frigid weather.<p>"My biggest worry is about the most vulnerable among us, namely young children and the …

Weather

Nova Scotia, P.E.I. digging out after heavy winter storm

HALIFAX -- Crews are cleaning up Sunday after an intense winter storm dumped more than 40 centimetres of snow and ice pellets on parts of Nova Scotia.<p>…

Hot Weather Policy enacted at Echuca

Racing Victoria (RV) has today announced that programmed race times for tomorrow’s Echuca meeting have been brought forward due to predicted hot …

High surf pummels Southern California coast

High surf could bring dangerous rip currents, beach erosion and damage to sections of the Southern California coast as an advisory was in effect in …

Weather

Scientists Link Extreme Weather to Climate Change

A rapid near-time analysis of the UK’s record-breaking wet December in 2015 suggests that climate change increased the odds of the exceptionally high …

Climate Change