Devon Mazakis

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Scientists Find a Crucial New Role For DNA We Once Considered Junk

We were so wrong.<p>Researchers have determined how satellite DNA, considered to be "junk DNA", plays a crucial role in holding the genome …

Biology

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Happiness

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

America Is Under Attack and the President Doesn't Care

Trump’s gravest responsibility is to defend the United States from foreign attack—and he’s done nothing to fulfill it.<p>As the rest of America mourns the victims of the Parkland, Florida, massacre, President Trump took to Twitter.<p>Not for him the rituals of grief. He is too consumed by rage and …

Donald Trump

Dwyane Wade, Chris Long Respond to Fox News Anchor's LeBron James Comments

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long took aim Friday at Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham, who told LeBron James to "shut up and dribble" in light of comments he made about President Donald Trump.<p>"They use to try and hide it.. now the president has given …

Basketball

Successful People Tell Themselves These 7 Things on a Daily Basis

Sometimes, becoming successful is just a matter of willing it into existence.<p>Successful people tend to have very positive inner dialogues.<p>They know how to nurture their own personal growth. They believe they can do whatever it is they set their mind to. But most of all, they believe in …

Self-improvement

NBA coach Gregg Popovich says America is a 'racist country'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Gregg Popovich has never shied away from speaking his mind.<p>So its no surprise that the legendary coach of the San Antonio Spurs, a winner of five NBA titles, had a strong response when asked why it's important for the league to celebrate Black History Month.<p>"I think it's pretty obvious. Our …

Basketball

Learning This 1 Language Will Make You More Money

The answer might surprise you.<p>Learning a second language has traditionally always been popular with the hobbyist and travel community. But what about the business community?<p>According to Euro London, a recruitment agency, learning a language has shown to add between 10-15% to your income. This only …

Language Learning

The 20-Minute Workout Guaranteed to Improve Your Memory (and Get You in Better Shape) | Inc.com

While it's common to think success is all about whom you know, success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why we all want to learn faster, retain more information, and improve our memories.<p>And we all want to double-dip: To get multiple benefits from one task or activity.<p>If that sounds …

Exercise

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy.<p>So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders in the U.S. showing teens who spent more time on social media, gaming, texting and video-chatting on their …

Social Media

Heavy Periods May Become A Thing Of The Past Thanks To This Discovery

Praise be.<p>Scientists have uncovered a possible cause for heavy periods, saying it could pave the way for new treatment to ease excessive menstrual …

Medical Research

4 easy things all women can do now to prevent Alzheimer's disease

Love, feed, and care for your most overworked and overlooked body part – your brain. It will thank you now, and love you back later.<p>Your brain is a …

Dementia

Trump Must Keep DACA Protections for Now, Judge Says

WASHINGTON — In the middle of an intense political fight about the program that shields from deportation young immigrants who were brought illegally to the United States as children, a federal judge in California issued a nationwide injunction late Tuesday ordering the Trump administration to start …

Immigration

Undocumented Irish Caught In Trump's Immigration Dragnet

The Trump administration has been aggressively deporting foreign nationals home around the globe, from Somalia to Slovakia. Though Mexicans, Central Americans and Haitians make up 9 out of 10 people removed from the United States, year-end figures analyzed by NPR show that deportations to the rest …

Immigration

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Creativity

‘The Lowest White Man’

I guess Donald Trump was eager to counter the impression in Michael Wolff’s book that he is irascible, mentally small and possibly insane. On Tuesday, he allowed a bipartisan session in the White House about immigration to be televised for nearly an hour.<p>Surely, he thought that he would be able to …

Native Americans

Want More Courage? Follow Elon Musk's 3 Rules Every Day | Inc.com

Throughout history we tend to remember bold thinkers. Try changing the world while being un-bold. Elon Musk revels in thinking big, from inventing the most exciting car company of the 21st century (Tesla) to making space travel a reality (SpaceX). At the last count, Musk has disrupted at least five …

Motivation

Tim Ferriss Says You Need This Superpower to Achieve Mental Toughness (In Fact, It Saved His Life) | Inc.com

We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he has bi-polar depression and was moments away from committing suicide during his college years.<p>It was …

Self-improvement

What are the effects of alcohol on the brain?

Many of us enjoy a glass of wine or a pint, but what is actually happening to our brain cells when we drink alcohol?<p>The 80-90 per cent of UK citizens …

​Varicoceles: Spider Veins In Your Balls Can Raise Your Risk Of Heart Disease and Diabetes | Men’s Health

In the study, researchers analyzed health insurance claims data from 4,459 men with varicoceles and 100,066 guys without the enlarged veins. After three years, they discovered that men with varicoceles were significantly more likely to develop heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol than guys …

Chocolate Caramel Cake

2K<p>1K<p>Shares 3K<p>I’ve got a number of chocolate cakes in my repertoire, from a super-dense Chocolate Orbit Cake to soft, warm Chocolate Dulce de Leche …

Here's Why Post Malone Is a Problem

The comedy legend Paul Mooney has a very well-known routine. He delivered its most prominent version on the <i>Chappelle Show</i> some years ago:<p>“The black …

Rap & Hip-Hop

These 6 Questions Reveal How Charismatic You Are | Inc.com

• <b>A new paper suggests there's a simple, scientifically accurate way to measure your charisma.</b>• <b><br>The researchers say the two components of charisma are influence and affability.</b>• <b><br>This paper is one of the first to focus on charisma in the general population -- not just leaders.</b><p>I have a select few friends I …

Psychology

Taste Beyond The Tongue

4 Unmistakable Signs It's Time to Leave Your Company | Inc.com

A 2009 survey conducted by Mitchell Kusy and Elizabeth Holloway, authors of <i>T</i><i>oxic Workplace! Managing Toxic Personalities and Their Systems of Power</i>, found that 64 percent of people were currently working with someone they considered toxic, and 94 percent said they had worked with someone toxic …

The Workplace

Why Do You Feel Happy When You're 'In the Zone'? Science Finally Has an Answer | Inc.com

When he ran the four-minute mile in 1954, Sir Roger Bannister said, "No longer conscious of my movement, I discovered a new unity with nature. I had found a new source of power and beauty, a source I never dreamt existed."<p>Bannister was describing "flow", a unique state of mind when we're so …

Roger Bannister

Ex-Green Beret Nate Boyer writes open letter to Trump, Kaepernick, NFL, 'every single American'

Boyer, who played briefly with the Seahawks, previously convinced Kaepernick to kneel instead of sit for the anthem<p>Nate Boyer, a former U.S. Army …

U.S. Army

15-Minute Dinners for One (So You Can Stop Relying on Crappy Frozen Meals)

As much as we like to think we'll whip up something healthy and delicious every single night, cooking dinner for just yourself can easily slip into …

Healthy Eating