Zachary Miranda

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Sleep deprivation seems to have opposite effects in healthy and depressed people

The first sign that something is happening is Angelina’s hands. As she chats to the nurse in Italian, she begins to gesticulate, jabbing, moulding, and circling the air with her fingers. As the minutes pass and Angelina becomes increasingly animated, I notice a musicality to her voice that I’m sure …

Sleep

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Add these to your reading list.<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in …

Editor's Picks: The Best Things I Ate in Japan

Last July, I took a weeklong trip to Japan. It was my first time there—a pretty big deal, given my obsession with the Japanese food I've eaten in the United States. But it was also a press trip hosted by a Japanese tourism board, which meant I was beholden to their itinerary. I came home with a …

Here’s the key to Trump’s outrageous lies: He sells them with conviction

Research suggests people are more easily persuaded by apparent sincerity and wishful thinking than by actual facts<p>Donald Trump lies, a lot. He lies so much it's usually safer to assume any random statement he makes is false until proven otherwise. The Washington Post has been tracking the …

10 Things No One Tells You About... Tokyo

Social media, anonymous postings and “insider” guides all claim to tell foreign guests about Tokyo, but the real skinny is famously hard to find. But …

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Pollution-fighting Vertical Forest buildings coming to China

China has pollution problems, and one Italian architect could have some answers.<p>The Chinese city of Nanjing is getting a Vertical Forest, a set of two buildings stylised with around 1,100 trees and a combination of over 2,500 shrubs and plants.<p>But it's not all about how it looks: The Nanjing Towers …

China

I Stopped Always Putting My Kids First—Here's What Happened

Maybe the key to being a better parent is a dose of selfishness.<p>I committed the cardinal sin of parenting.<p>I stopped putting my kids first all the time.<p>It was a long road to get to the point where I can feel comfortable saying that. But the reason I'm okay with admitting this out loud now is because …

This Dwarf Planet's Freaky Ice Volcano Might Not Be Alone After All

The only thing cooler than a volcano is an <i>ice</i> volcano, obviously. Scientists think they’ve spotted these mounds of icy rock—called cryovolcanoes—on …

12 Things That Surprised Me About Traveling in Hokkaido

Hokkaido is a place that’s all about going into the wild. So what better way to experience my first time there than to go as spectacularly wild as it …

Climate change,Climate change scepticism,Environment,Greenhouse gas emissions,Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),Climate change,Science,Donald Trump,Trump administration<p>The research is clear – humans are responsible for all the global warming since 1950

Climate

Starbucks CEO's powerful open letter on Trump's Muslim ban

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has sent an open letter to staff pledging to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years in response to Donald Trump's …

Starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees over next 5 years

Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO, is knight in shining armor to unemployed refugees<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to President Donald Trump's indefinite suspension of Syrian refugees and temporary travel bans that apply to six other …

Trump’s cybersecurity hypocrisy, in 10 tweets

Why your Twitter might be more secure than the president’s.<p>For all of Donald Trump’s extended hand-wringing over Hillary Clinton’s emails, his concerns about her conductappear to have merely been campaign rhetoric.Though Trump came down harshly and repeatedly on Clinton’s use of a private email …

Trump closed the White House comment line so people are calling his hotels

The White House has, in recent history, offered up a line of communication to the public in the form of a phone line where citizens can call and …

Donald Trump

You, Too, Will Love Big Brother: A Life Of Reading And Rereading '1984'

It was a bright hot day in June. Or possibly July. And the clocks almost certainly weren't striking thirteen, because they don't do that in this country.<p>But it WAS the summer of 1984. I was 9 years old, and my father was handing me a beat-up paperback with an anonymous-looking white and green …

8 ways to repurpose an old iPhone

The iPhone has been around for a full 10 years now, meaning at some point you've probably upgraded to a newer model. (Possibly several newer models.) And whenever you do that, you're left with your old phone and a question: What should I do with it?<p>Most common answer: sell it. That's a good way to …

Why Trump Will Lose His War on Science

Donald Trump, meet science. Science, meet Donald Trump. I bet you two are going to get along fantastically. OK, maybe not.<p>It was never likely that an …

Ireland votes to be world's first country to fully divest from fossil fuels

In a historic move, Ireland may become the world’s first country to fully divest from all fossil fuels, according to 350.org’s Fossil Free Europe. …

Defying Trump, other countries are stepping up to fight climate change without the US

Research has indicated that climate change could kill more than half a million people globally by the year 2050 — and, not only does President Donald …

Trump administration silences the Department of Energy’s Sunshot team

President Trump has told the United States Department of Energy Sunshot team that they are not allowed to communicate any information to the public until political appointments are made to review all of said communications per a report from Samantha Page at ThinkProgress.<p>The directive was given at …

Environmental Protection Agency spokesman says employees are anxious after Trump team placed a hold on the release of work and edited website<p>Fears that Donald Trump’s presidency will suppress climate science at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are causing widespread unease, with a …

EPA

Trump lays groundwork to change U.S. role in the world

President Trump began this week to reshape the U.S. role in the world, laying the groundwork, in a series of planned and signed executive actions and statements, for the “America first” foreign policy on which he campaigned.<p>Already, Trump has mandated construction of a border wall with Mexico and a …

Foreign Policy

The Trump administration is halting Obamacare outreach — at an especially damaging time

The Trump administration has put a halt on the Obamacare outreach ads, Politico reported Thursday night, five days before the law’s open enrollment period ends.<p>According to the report, the administration will also be “halting all media outreach designed to spur enrollment in the days leading up to …

7 Quirky and Cool Places To Stay In Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is one of the largest cities in all the world, filled with incredible gardens, soaring skyscrapers and enough karaoke bars to make even the …

Must watch: After this dog gave birth, she gently delivered all her puppies to her foster mom

You know how the world sometimes feels like it’s ending? Yeah, because SAME. Fear not, though — because good things exist and love is real, ya’ll! …

Pets

15 Design Secrets to Steal From Professional Home Stagers

Trust the professionals when they say details really do matter.<p>If you're a fan of HGTV, you appreciate the power of home stagers — a.k.a. the people who sweep in after a makeover and turn the shell of a house into a warm and inviting home. Use their secrets in your own abode to make it just as …

Home Decorating

How the 240-MPH McLaren F1 Nonchalantly Became the World's Fastest Car

Driver Andy Wallace explains how McLaren earned a world record for fastest production car, and made it look easy.<p>When McLaren started engineering the F1 in the early 1990s, the company never actually set out to build the world's fastest road car. That didn't stop it from annihilating the Jaguar …

You can now point your phone at Japanese text and get an instant translation

Google's Word Lens is a smartphone app that lets you point your camera at text and get an instant translation on-screen. That's nifty enough as it is …

Japan