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The Power of Sleep

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Home Sweet Home

Inside Flipboard / June 16, 2014<p>For those of us who can’t even keep succulents alive in our homes, magazines like ELLE DECOR induce us into a state …

Nation shows how to fight exam cheating -- shut off the Web

Uzbekistan only wants the best of the best to succeed. So it finds a simple way to achieve it: shut off the technology during university entrance exams.<p>Uzbekistan hasn't often been associated with immense positives.<p>Human Rights Watch describes the country's human rights record as "abysmal."<p>Yet when …

Human Rights

Human brain subliminally judges 'trustworthiness' of faces

The human brain can judge the apparent trustworthiness of a face from a glimpse so fleeting, the person has no idea they have seen it, scientists claim.<p>Researchers in the US found that brain activity changed in response to how trustworthy a face appeared to be when the face in question had not been …

Hits and misses from Kelley Blue Book's list of cars for students

With the start of school just around the corner, parents and students are starting to look for wheels for the new academic year.<p>Not coincidentally, the editors at auto price information company<p>Kelley Blue Bookare out with their annual list of the best cars for students.<p>They have pared their …

Kelley Blue Book

Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

An aspirin a day could dramatically cut people's chances of getting and dying from common cancers, according to the most detailed review yet of the cheap drug's ability to stem disease.<p>More than 130,000 deaths would be avoided over a 20-year period if Britain's 50- to 64-year-olds took a daily …

4 Signs You're About To Fail

Recently after a speaking engagement (where I spoke about using online tools and social media to build your brand and become an “e-lebrity” – yep, that’s a real term we use), I was invited to stick around to hear the event’s closing remarks from co-founder of Camp Gladiator, Jeff Davidson.<p>In the …

25 Eye-Catching Ombre Furniture Pieces

We’ve already told you of cool ombre walls to make a statement but you can also add an ombre touch to the interior without radical changes like that …

6 Ways to Make Your Bed Look & Feel Larger Than It Is --> http://on.apttherapy.com/JV8OFg Not all of these strategies will work for your life, and some of them only give you extra space visually. But when you're desperate for a few extra inches of sleeping space, it just might help you get through the night.

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 100+ genius bathroom ideas.

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Air Force researchers test mild electric shocks as a caffeine substitute

Can you shock your brain into performing better? Maybe.<p><i>The Boston Globe</i> reports that the US military is exploring passing mild electrical current through the brain as a replacement for soldiers' coffee and energy drinks, especially during long stretches of mind-numbing drone surveillance or data …

6 Winter Salad Recipes by Estela's Ignacio Mattos

These cool, crisp, truly modern salads by Estela chef Ignacio Mattos will remind you that good produce DOES exist in the dark days of deepest winter<p>Since its opening last year, <b>Estela</b>, a so dimly-lit-you-can't-Instagram-it spot in NYC's Nolita neighborhood, has become an unofficial canteen for <i>Bon</i> …

Spices

McCafe Culture

The recent controversy surrounding <b>senior citizens loitering at McDonald's</b> has sparked spirited conversation about where fast-food outlets fall in today's Starbucks-fueled <b>cafe culture</b>, in which patrons expect to be able to linger without purchasing much food. Says one NYC customer of the groups of …

Why Can't I Look Away From This Lava Destroying A Coke Can?

Maybe, just maybe, the can isn't consumed by lava the 40th time I play the video. Then I'd look like a real idiot, if I missed that.<p>In the video here, you will see, as promised, a can of Coca-Cola devoured by lava. There are two cans, even. I am hypnotized by this. Is it the juxtaposition of the …

Can Mom's Pregnancy Diet Rewire Baby's Brain For Obesity?

Moms-to-be are often reminded that they're eating for two. It's tempting to take this as an excuse to go for that extra scoop of the ice cream. (Believe me, I've been there.)<p>But a solid body of research suggests that expectant mothers should be walking away with the opposite message: Pregnancy …

Scientists Discover Leech Capable of Surviving Exposure to Extremely Low Temperatures

Scientists discovered a leech that is capable of surviving at extremely low temperatures. The <i>Ozobranchus jantseanus</i> leech, found in East Asia, Japan …

Green Cities Provide a Mental Health Boost That Lasts

It’s been established that enjoying green spaces in otherwise grey urban areas can lead to improved mental health for city-dwellers. But new research …

Mental Health

Can Vowels Make or Break a Brand Name?

A simple shift in a vowel’s sound can change the way people think and make decisions about objects—leading to a greater connection between a brand …

Linguistics

Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Arrives In Americas

The virus can cause debilitating joint pain that can last for weeks, and sometimes years.<p>A potentially debilitating African virus has now officially made its way to the Americas, and is being spread between people by mosquitoes in the Caribbean. From early December to mid-January, the chikungunya …

Public Health

Scientists Build Carbon Nanotube Harpoon to Catch Individual Brain Cell Signals

Scientists have built an extremely tiny carbon nanotube harpoon to catch individual brain cell signals. The brain cell spear is just one millimeter …

6 Famous Thought Experiments Explained in 1 Minute Each

Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”<p>The Open University, an online educational institute, took …

American Philosophy

Sloth Fur Might Yield New Drugs

Microbes living in the beasts' coats could be deadly to malaria and cancer cells.<p>Sloths are cute. Take this video of baby sloths being washed:<p>Until today, this video might represent sheer joy. But a new study causes a different reaction: NOOOO! DON'T KILL THE FUR FUNGI!!!<p>New research, you see, has …

Microbiology

Finding What Puts The Heat In Hot Peppers

A newly published genome holds some spicy secrets.<p>To engineer a better pepper, you'd have to go out into the field—actual fields, around the world—and look at different traits, measurements, and yield. Then, after extracting DNA from various leaves and seeds, you could painstakingly evaluate for …

Biology