Zakia Dimassi

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How to avoid the 'midlife slump' and make your 40s a much happier decade

After struggling to understand myself in my 20s and to establish myself in my 30s, I finally hit my stride in my 40s. My health was vibrant and I had a successful career in journalism, plenty of money, wonderful friends and a loving, stable relationship.<p>It was the unhappiest decade of my life.<p>Today …

Middle Age

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it’s huge elsewhere in Europe and on its way to the UK<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still …

Meditation

What Is Consciousness?

INNOVATIONS IN<p>Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers.<p>Christof Koch<p>Christof Koch is chief scientist and …

Consciousness

Why Did It Take So Long to Expose Hans Asperger's Nazi Ties?

Suspicions dogged the autism researcher for years, but they were largely unverifiable, until now.<p>At least no one ever put up a prominent statue to Hans Asperger, so we are spared the scene where they bring in the crane to drag another historical figure down from his pedestal. But essentially, that …

Why Lithium Is About To Replace Oil

Would you be interested in buying a commodity that will become the basis for the global economy for the second half of the 21st century?<p>How about a …

Rare Earth

The Paradox of Universal Basic Income

On December 15, 2017, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, issued a damning report on his visit …

Income Inequality

No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all shapes and sizes. Some kids are …

Oral sex is causing an oral cancer epidemic in men by outwitting natural defenses

Five years ago, when actor Michael Douglas candidly revealed that his throat cancer was linked to having oral sex, two things happened.<p>He made …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

I drank lemon water every morning for a week — and I saw results

Winter can be a difficult time to stay healthy when it seems like everyone around you is infected with the flu. Although there are many natural remedies and precautions you can take to try and fight these nasty viruses, sometimes, their attack is just too strong. So this winter, I decided to try …

Immune System

Spread of breast cancer linked to compound in asparagus and other foods

Using drugs or diet to reduce levels of asparagine may benefit patients, say researchers<p>Breast cancer patients could be encouraged to cut asparagus and other foods from their diets in the future to reduce the risk of the disease spreading, scientists say.<p>Researchers are investigating whether a …

Cancer

Online courses don't work, but education can still be disrupted

The labour force is changing at a rapid pace. Technology is generating entirely new industries and jobs, while eradicating antiquated ones. Some may …

World Economic Forum

Forget Willpower. This Science-Backed Strategy Is Much More Powerful | Inc.com

Let's start off with the conventional wisdom. Willpower is how we break free of the past; it's how we undo bad habits and avoid temptation. You've heard this your whole life. If you're eating to much, not exercising enough, being too impulsive, not motivated enough then you just don't have enough …

Will Power

10-Minute Workout For a Flat Belly and Perfect Posture

Get ready for a six-pack abs and perfect posture workout with Jason Wimberly, founder of The Wall, an LA-based fitness studio that combines indoor cycling with serious strength training. Grab an exercise band if you've got one — no worries if you don't; the workout will still work you — and get …

Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs

Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists there is an alternative. By Andy Beckett<p>Work is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday …

University of London

Starbucks Just Made a Major Announcement That Will Stun Customers | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You go to Starbucks every morning.<p>You buy your life-saving, bean-based potion.<p>And what do you do with the cup?<p>Many people just throw them away. They don't recycle them.<p>Worse, many of the cups …

Coffee

How a Tragic Oversight Led These Two 20-Somethings to Build a Lifesaving Tech Startup | Inc.com

In 2012, Dinesh Seemakurty was studying biomedical engineering as a prelude to medical school when his career plans jackknifed. Seemakurty, then a student at USC, was visiting relatives in India when his grandfather fell ill and checked into the hospital. But there was no medical supervision there, …

Innovation

Why Is the U.S. So Bad at Worker Retraining?

The strategies used to help workers displaced by technology and globalization in the 1980s ultimately failed. So why do the country’s policymakers continue to resort to the same tactics?<p>In a televised speech to the nation in February 1981, then-President Ronald Reagan warned that 7 million …

Blade Shadow heads to the US to slay your PC

Are you ready to ditch the bought-and-paid-for PC on your desk in favor of a subscription to a remote computer?<p>For all sorts of products we've irremediably blurred the lines between renting vs. owning, local vs. cloud -- but are we ready to do the same for the PC? Blade thinks so, and over the past …

Computer Hardware

The Real Future of Work

Forget automation. The workplace is already cracking up in profound ways, and Washington is sorely behind on dealing with it.<p><b>In 2013, Diana Borland and 129 of her colleagues</b> filed into an auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Borland had worked there for the past 13 years as a …

The Workplace

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

These Simple, Science-Backed Exercises You Can Do at Home Have Huge Health Benefits

No need for gym!<p>Most of us probably know exercising is associated with a smaller risk of premature death, but a new study has found that doesn't have …

The science behind the 15 most common smart drugs

<i>More photos from this reportage are featured in Quartz’s new book</i> The Objects that Power the Global Economy. <i>You may not have seen these objects before, but they’ve already changed the way you live. Each chapter examines an object that is driving radical change in the global economy. This is from</i> …

The Brain

The Japanese concept of Ikigai could be the secret to a long, meaningful life

Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, the Japanese concept of ikigai could help.<p>Originating from a country with one of the world's oldest populations, the idea is becoming popular outside of Japan as a way to live longer and better.<p>While …

NASA picked the 100 greatest images of Saturn from its Cassini mission — here are some of the best

Space agency leaders knew this day would come since 2010, when they decided to empty Cassini's tanks to continue exploring Saturn as long as possible.<p>Without a means of controlling the probe, they reasoned, Cassini had to be destroyed. This would prevent it crashing into Saturn's icy moons …

Astronomy

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