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Tick defence: Arm yourself with bug spray and knowledge

On CTVNews.ca: How to spot the symptoms of Lyme disease and protect yourself from ticks amid warnings of increasing infections across the country.

Disease

Why Do We Sleep Under Blankets, Even on the Hottest Nights?

There’s great comfort in being covered.<p>Late July. New York City. A bedroom on the top floor of a four-story building in which I installed an air …

Why Arrogant People Are Getting Everything You Want (and How to Fix It)

Their egotistical overconfidence offers three huge advantages that let them steal power.<p>Generally speaking, the advice goes that, if you're kind and respectful to others, your positive behavior will pay off and you'll find success. But as life already might have shown you, arrogant people are …

Self-improvement

Hippos Poop So Much That Sometimes All the Fish Die

Their dung consumes the oxygen around it, creating lethal pulses of suffocating water.<p>At first, Chris Dutton and Amanda Subalusky had no idea why the fish were dying.<p>At a bridge on the border between Kenya and Tanzania, they noticed that whenever the Mara River rose by a few feet, dead fish would …

Water

Ashton Kutcher’s simple, yet brilliant, email strategy

On a recent episode of The Thrive Global Podcast, Thrive Global founder and CEO Arianna Huffington sat down with television and film actor, venture …

Time Management

What do moms really want for Mother’s Day?

It’s Mother’s Day today. Are you ready? Not that you don’t need reminding – everywhere you turn there are deals on everything from flowers to …

Homemade

Mother’s Day Quotes and Sayings from Husband to Wife

On Mother’s Day, it’s important to honor our mothers, whether they are new moms, a pregnant mom-to-be or they have already raised their children. A …

Parenting

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Importing Photos in Lightroom

If you haven't closely examined everything you can do when you import photos in Lightroom, you could be missing the chance to save valuable time in …

Tutorials

Think You Can Tell Fake News From Real? New Study Says 'Think Again'

Despite confidence in their soft skills, including critical thinking, a majority of young professionals in the Second Annual State of Critical Thinking Study commissioned by Massachusetts-based educational technology company MindEdge Learning resoundingly flunked a quiz that assessed their critical …

Fake News

'Why am I not happy?': What it's like to have postpartum depression

Amanda Spidel had trouble getting pregnant with her first child. After her son was finally born, the stress of conceiving turned into anxiety around …

Mental Health

The woman who invented Mother's Day came to hate it

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mother's Day means big business for retailers. This year is no different -- shoppers will spend an average of $180 per mom.<p>If you hate all of the commercialization behind the day that celebrates moms, imagine how Anna Jarvis would feel now.<p>The holiday's founder worked so hard to get the …

Community Health

Five Scientific Reasons You'll Always Be Biologically Attached to Mom

And why she's attached to you.<p>No two mothers are alike (except for the fact that they all love candles). But through the lens of science, some …

Neuroscience

The secrets of the ‘high-potential’ personality

Are there six traits that could really mark out your potential to achieve?<p>Are you curious, conscientious and competitive? Do you also have the more mysterious qualities of “high adjustment”, “ambiguity acceptance” and “risk approach”? If so, congratulations! According to new psychological research, …

Psychology

Parents should ask babies for consent before diaper changes, expert says — here’s what she meant

When sexuality educator Deanne Carson went on Australian news network ABC to talk about consent, her analogy completely took a turn.<p>To understand and …

Parenting

Why Superman Is Different From Marvel, According to Brian Michael Bendis

Ahead of 'The Man of Steel,' Bendis explains why Superman bothers to be Clark Kent at all.<p>Bendis has arrived. And after 20 years of writing comics, …

Comic Books

The 10 Most Annoying Phrases in the English Language

With all due respect: strike these insincere aphorisms from your lexicon, or you'll be sorry at the end of the day. Thanks in advance!<p>This demeaning …

Science Has Figured Out Why You Love the Smell of Old Books

No, you're not weird for sticking your nose straight in the pages.<p>Do you like to have your nose in a book? No, we’re not talking figuratively. …

Here’s Why You Should Thank the Ancient Greeks for Your Birthday Cake

They're the reason we eat cake and blow out candles every year.<p>White, marble, chocolate, German chocolate, ice cream: There are hundreds of types of …

Scientists found something odd in the brains of psychopaths

Psychopaths commit violent crimes because their brains are hard-wired to value short-term rewards, a new study has claimed.<p>Harvard University …

22 Sarcastic Zen Phrases

4. Don’t be irreplaceable. If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.5. Always remember that you’re unique. Just like everyone else.6. Never …

How to Run Better Business Meetings

By Cameron Herold, COO Alliance Founder. Originally published on Quora.<p>People are invited to meetings because they have something to contribute. If …

19 Brain Teasers That Will Leave You Stumped

Solving logic problems boosts brain power, keeps your memory strong, and entertains everyone to no end. See how many you can figure out—without …

Physics Explains Why No One Can Beat the Freeze

The only thing I know about the Freeze is that no one can beat the Freeze (except with a generous head start). And he's awesome. In case you haven't …

31-year-old self-made millionaire reveals the simple formula to his success

According to self-made millionaire Timothy Kim, you don't need to be intelligent in order to be wealthy. Instead, he says you just need to learn what …

Success

Dogs and Humans Share More Than a Psychological Bond, Gut Science Reveals

'We are more similar to man's best friend than we originally thought.'<p>For thousands of years, dogs and humans have kicked it side by side. Over the …

Meet the newest 'exploding ant' that sacrifices itself for the good of the colony

Deep in the forests of Borneo live species of ants with a rather novel way of fending off enemies: they explode.<p>While they were first identified in …

Study finds that ‘very unattractive’ people make more money

In Amy Schumer’s new film <i>I Feel Pretty</i> she plays a woman, Renee, who struggles with low self-confidence and views herself as unattractive. It doesn’t …

University of London

I Worked as a Janitor to Make Money While Starting My Business--and It Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

The startup life can get really dirty, but it's important to embrace the dirt so you can get to what you really love.<p>Entrepreneurship is embarrassing. I can't stress that enough. If you're just doing this for the clout or so that people think you're cool, this probably isn't the route you want to …

Connection Between Dopamine and Behavior Related to Pain and Fear

Summary: Using optogenetics, researchers have identified a causal association between dopamine and avoidance behavior linked to pain and fear.Source: …

Neuroscience

Why good people turn bad online

On the evening of February 17, 2018, Professor Mary Beard posted on Twitter a photograph of herself crying. The eminent University of Cambridge classicist, who has almost 200,000 Twitter followers, was distraught after receiving a storm of abuse online. This was the reaction to a comment she had …

Psychology