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This Globe-Trotting Brain Surgeon Says Doctors Are Doing Medical Missions Wrong

"You can't just go down there, drop some money, do a photo-op, and come back," Rahul Jandial says about doctors who travel to hospitals in poor countries.<p>Rahul Jandial is one of those people who makes you feel bad about what you've done with your time on Earth. Now 43, Jandial became both a brain …

Physiology

Add A Personal Story To Make Your Business Memorable

The biggest challenge for every entrepreneur and every startup today is to get noticed and remembered in today's information overload. The number of entrepreneurs worldwide is huge, starting an estimated 50 million new businesses in the past year, or 137,000 per day. Every one of these probably has …

Why The US And Russia Can Share A Space Station — But China Can't

China's astronauts aren't allowed aboard the International Space Station, even though it's one of just three countries that runs its own manned space …

The Trouble With Tylenol and Pregnancy

If you’re a pregnant woman and have a backache or headache, or a fever, your options for over-the-counter treatment basically boil down to one medication: the pain reliever acetaminophen, better known as Tylenol. Doctors advise against using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, like ibuprofen and …

Acetaminophen

If You Want to Remember This, Go for a Run 4 Hours From Now

For lots of different reasons — like that you sit at your desk all day or that the psychological discourse has a sneakily pervasive insistence that …

The Brain

An entrepreneur reveals what it was like working at Google's top-secret moonshot lab

For over half a decade, scientists, designers, and geniuses of all stripes have toiled away at Google X, the software giant's secretive moonshot lab where world-changing ideas are put to the test.<p>Now known as X, the lab has produced well-known projects like Google Glass, self-driving cars, and …

Project Loon

Twilio, the closely watched tech IPO, is already beating Wall Street expectations

The company, which provides phone and text-message services to app developers, is now valued at $1.23 billion, beating the company's last private valuation of around $1 billion.<p>That's an important milestone for the dozens of privately held "unicorn" startups nervously wondering whether their …

Venture Capital

Here’s What You Should Post on Snapchat if You’re a Business Owner or Entrepreneur

Snapchat, the shiny social media platform, has consumers and marketers itching to exploit it. Don’t get me wrong: As a digital marketer, I understand …

This barista may be the best coffee artist in San Francisco, even the world

Melanie Aquino's cafe mochas are dazzling masterpieces.<p>The barista at Elite Audio Coffee Bar in San Francisco's SoMa uses a metal skewer and a pot of chocolate to draw remarkably detailed sketches of everything from sweet-faced pugs to London's Big Ben atop the frothy foam.<p>Aquino first started …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

anxious

Babies’ brains are wired to learn multiple languages at once

Any adult who has attempted to learn a foreign language can attest to how difficult and confusing it can be. So when a three-year-old growing up in a bilingual household inserts Spanish words into his English sentences, conventional wisdom assumes that he is confusing the two languages.<p>Research …

Language Learning

12 Pilates Exercises That Require Zero Fancy Equipment

No excuses.<p>While pricey megaformer Pilates classes might be all the rage right now, sometimes you just want to kick it old school with nothing but you and your mat. That’s why we asked Nina Marchione, program director of Sculpt (which infuses barre, yoga, and Pilates) at SOLACE in New York City, …

6 Reasons Why Your Guy Isn’t the Best Lover He Could Be

Psst, pass it along.<p><b>​</b><i>This article was written by sex and relationship coach Jordan Gray and repurposed with permission from YourTango.</i><p>Between rom-coms, pornography, and the half-assed ‘sex talks’ we get from our well-meaning parents, the sexual information we learn throughout our formative years …

Running A Small Business? Here Are 5 Proven Social Media Marketing Ideas That Won’t Blow Your Budget

Small business owners are generally hard-pressed for time and resources. In fact, a Bank of America survey revealed that small business owners find …

Marketing

The myth of the young artistic genius is keeping us from pursuing our passions

A lot of us are experts at coming up with excuses not to pursue our creative interests. “Do you know how old I’ll be by the time I learn to play the piano?” we ask, imagining how foolish we’ll look stumbling over “Chopsticks.”<p>Well, we’ll be the same age if we don’t.<p>There is no such thing as a …

Creativity

Becoming Intuitive, and the Power of Trusting Your Gut

Q<p>How did you know you had this ability?<p>A<p>When I was young, I would often have an inkling or gut feeling about something and it would come true. At …

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

The Story of Us: Why Some Couples Last And Others Fail

Every relationship is bounded in the pages of stories. The chapter when John was late for date night, embarrassing you as you sat alone in a romantic restaurant by yourself. Or the countless nights your wife puts on her "no sex" sweatpants to tell you she's off limits.<p>Our lives and our …

How This Designer Took More Than 20 Years to Create the Perfect To-Do List

The designer of the popular Bullet Journal, Ryder Carroll, explains how he spent 20 years developing the perfect to-do list.<p>When Brooklyn-based designer Ryder Carroll was a kid struggling to control his attention deficit disorder, he was taught that the best way to remember something was simple: …

10 Ways to Break the Cycle of Laziness

These simple tricks will help you increase your daily productivity.<p>Laziness begets laziness.<p>Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven't gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a mess?<p>Good points. But it's time to break the cycle.<p>We browsed two Reddit threads on …

This Y Combinator Startup Founder’s Surprising Productivity Secret? “Meal Prep”

Kevin Chan of Maderight radically changed his life by writing an unusual list on a cross-country flight. Here’s how he did it.<p>Kevin Chan grew up eating poorly. He doesn’t blame anyone per se, but does note that he was the child of hardworking Chinese immigrants. When they cooked for him, which was …

To Spark Genius, Read Outside Your Comfort Zone

Reading works very different from what you're writing and has multiple benefits for your brain. Here are six that will pay off immediately.

Writing

Your Regular Doctors’ Checkup Could Soon Include a Scan of Your Brain Waves

This neuroscientist says he can test your brain's "vital signs."<p>A neuroscientist in Surrey, BC, says he's figured out a way to measure and track the human brain's "vital signs"—patterns in brain waves that could one day become a crucial marker of health and disease, just like blood pressure, pulse …

The Brain

Can meditation and psychedelics have the same benefits for your mind?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you ever find yourself worrying about an upcoming situation, even though similar past experiences have worked out fine? Or do you worry about your relationship or finances in a way that is out of proportion with your actual circumstances? These are classic symptoms of anxiety.<p>Anxiety …

Consciousness

This Week In Small Business Tech: Now You Can Be Like Amazon!

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Artificial intelligence is becoming big business.</b><p>Per this Forbes report: “Facebook has introduced “Deep Text” a text understanding engine that can understand with near human …

Small Business

Trippy Advertisements Make the Body More Than a Canvas

Master graphic designer Jessica Walsh tells us about turning models into body-painted inspirational posters for Middle Eastern department store Aïzone.<p>Thanks in part to competitions in major cities andTV shows like <i>Skin Wars</i>, body painting continues to become an even more competitive and creative …

Graphic Design

5 Ways Clutter Hurts Your Health (and How to Fix It)

<i>By: Diana Kelly</i><p>Spring cleaning isn't just about organizing your home and workspace but also improving your overall health. Here's how tidying up may help you lose weight, breathe easier, sleep better, and more.<p>You might think that a few piles of clothes here, stacks of books and magazines there, …