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Scientists have found that shampoo is a source of the same dangerous form of air pollution made by cars

We've known for a long time that traffic fumes are very bad for our health. But according to new research, there are other sources of pollution that should also be a concern.<p>A new study, published in the journal Science, has found that household products such as shampoo, oven cleaner, and deodorant …

Pollution

How to make yourself poop: 7 natural remedies

• Natural remedies<br>• Constipation<br>• Diet tips<br>• When to see a doctor<br>• Outlook<p>Sometimes it can be difficult to have a bowel movement. We discover some of the …

Wellness

The best time of day to do everything, according to science

Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether you should drink coffee as soon as you wake up or hold off until later? What about how early you should stop looking at screens before bedtime?<p>As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too.<p>You …

Science

The "father of artificial intelligence" says singularity is 30 years away

You’ve probably been told that the singularity is coming. It is that long-awaited point in time — likely, a point in our very near future — when …

Singularity

An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain

Huis Ten Bosch: Inside the world’s weirdest theme park

The virtual reality rave was the point when things started to get really weird. To an eardrum-vibrating techno beat, while wearing a Daft Punk-style …

Travel

Custom Cognitive Computing Aims To Turn Every Developer Into A Data Scientist

The hype and buzz around artificial intelligence and machine learning are intimidating the developer community. Machine learning and deep learning are different from other technology waves of the recent past. The combination of mathematics, statistics, data, algorithms and programming is …

Cognitive Computing

This Is the Most Intense Push-Up Variation You'll Do to Sculpt Your Upper Body

Obsessed with push-ups? Flip it over, and try this advanced version that will sculpt your upper back, arm, and shoulder muscles like no other exercise. Aside from strengthening your upper body, since this is a backbend, it's a great exercise for increasing spinal flexibility and core strength.<p>While …

Yoga

Getting started

Most of us have been introduced to Python as an <b>object-oriented</b> language; a language exclusively using classes to build our programs. While classes, …

Programming

Want to Raise Kids Who Won't Give Up Easily? Teach Them the Batman Effect

Instilling perseverance at a young age will serve your child well throughout life.<p>It's tough to teach kids perseverance and mental strength in the modern world. Technology allows for instant gratification and our digital devices offer an easy escape when things get tough.<p>Kids have shorter attention …

Kids

It Only Took This Instagram Co-Founder 1 Sentence to Provide the Perfect Cure for Procrastination

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom uses this simple trick to avoid putting things off. And so can you.<p>Everyone at least occasionally puts things off. Everyone at least occasionally avoids doing things they need to do. Everyone, at some point, procrastinates.<p>And everyone who procrastinates <i>hates</i> the …

The best pull up bars you can buy for your home gym

<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>Iron Gym/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>Pull up bars are easy to install, can support your weight without wobbling or bowing, and are …

Woodworking

The BEST Way to Warm Up Your Shoulders

Earlier this month, BSN athlete and YouTube sensation Scott Herman stopped by the M&S Headquarters to share some of his training knowledge with us …

Merit alone will not get you into an elite US university

After weeks of negotiation, Harvard University recently agreed to provide the US Department of Justice (DOJ) access to its admissions files.<p>The …

Education

How Do Machines Learn?

Below are three YouTube videos that help explain how machine learning and algorithm-based artificial intelligence actually work. The pure mechanics …

These Are The 'Smartest' Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

Where does your dog rank?<p>There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. As canine psychologist Stanley Coren wrote back in the '90s, there's adaptive …

9 lessons about life I wish I'd known 30 years ago

At 57 years old, I'm able to look back and view my life in an utterly different light from when I was 40, 30 or 20. So much of what I believed was crucial to my success and happiness when I was in my 20s and 30s proved to be erroneous and misguided.<p>And most of those misguided notions were based on …

Positive Thinking

There's a scientific reason some people are more motivated than others — but it's possible to change

There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news feed, and making a fresh cup of green tea. Then I notice the dirty dishes in the kitchen.<p>I get the dishes cleaned up, but there are also those clothes …

Neuroscience

7 Things All Kids Should Study to Get a High-Paying Job in the Future

Chances are, there is something on this list that they are missing.<p>As parents, we want many things for our children including health, happiness, and a secure financial future. As technology advances, however, thousands of jobs are being threatened by machines and artificial intelligence, and it's …

If you can solve one of these 6 major math problems, you'll win a $1 million prize

In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced the Millennium Prize problems. These were a collection of seven of the most important math problems that remain unsolved.<p>Reflecting the importance of the problems, the Institute offered a $1 million prize to anyone who could provide a rigorous, …

Mathematics

The Current Sex Panic Harks Back to the Era of Coddling Women

The outcome of #BelieveAllWomen is no utopia. We've seen such a repressive regime before.<p>Last week I considered our culture's vanishing burden of proof when a prominent man is accused of any sexual impropriety. Certainly I wouldn't want the bad old days of sexual harassment to continue. But there …

Feminism

If You Want to Make a New Year's Resolution That Will Change Your Life (And One You'll Actually Stick To) Make It This

It could improve your mental and physical health without having to set foot in the gym.<p>"I'm going to get healthy this year." I've heard countless variations of the "get healthy" resolution from my therapy clients as well as my friends.<p>Some say they're going to hit the gym more often, others say …

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More

A dozen simple, easy-to-remember phrases, and they'll almost always make other people react positively to you.<p>The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, …

How to Make It Easier to Wake Up in The Morning, According to Science

Just five more minutes...<p>Getting a good sleep can be tough, and this can lead to feeling less than refreshed when you wake up in the morning.<p>Falling …

Hot or not: LinkedIn data shows which jobs and skills are on the rise and which are fading

Machine learning is in; Flash is out. Data scientists are in great demand, specialized developers, not so much.<p>These are just a few of the trends …

How Often You Should Wash Your Bed Sheets, According to a Microbiologist

What happens if you don't?<p>We spend more than a third of our lives in bed - but that place can quickly blossom into a "botanical park" of bacteria and …

Kate Middleton

Tip: High-Rep Failure Training for Growth

Want to get bigger? Finish off your workout with one of these set-rep schemes.<p>Train to Failure... Wisely<p>Training to failure can provide a quick boost …

‘Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees’: Education advocates see growing disdain for U.S. universities

COCHISE, Arizona — Frank Antenori shot the head off a rattlesnake at his back door last summer – a deadeye pistol blast from 20 feet. No college …

College & University

How To Quit the Toxic Behavior of Saying but Not Doing

Saying and doing are two totally different things, don't fool yourself.<p>You've made a big decision, whether it's to attend law school, run a marathon, finally start your own business or to buy a house, and you're proud of yourself. In your mind, you've already passed the bar exam, crossed the finish …

If You Prioritize Your 2018 Goals This Way, You'll Reach Every Single One of Them

Goals only get achieved when you prioritize them the right way.<p>I am obsessive about the goals I set.<p>Each year, right around Thanksgiving, I start reflecting. I can't help it. Growing up in the Midwest, this is the time of year when the cold settles in, the trees turn colors, and then bare. The …

Motivation