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These Bedtime Hacks Will Make You A More Efficient Sleeper

To be honest, the idea of a “sleep hack” sounds terrifying. The first thing that comes to mind is Freddy Krueger reaching his clawed hand up between my legs while I’m sleeping and I’m not into that. However, whether or not you’re aware of it, your sleeping routine is an important ritual that …

Sleep

How to Travel Alone in Europe

While it's fun to travel with a group of friends or loved ones, solo travel has its own set of joys – and challenges. Traveling to Europe is fairly safe, and not complicated to plan. Lodging, transportation and food needs are met in a similar way as in the United States with a few cultural twists …

If You Make $100,000 or More, Here Are 3 Tax Breaks You Don't Want to Miss

Image: Philip Ingram via Flickr.<p>High-income taxpayers pay the most tax, so they have the most to gain from taking advantage of lucrative tax breaks. Using favorable tax provisions can save those making $100,000 or more a huge amount at tax time.<p>Many tax breaks are designed for low- and …

Retirement

Stationery chain Typo pulls world globe that names Palestine over Israel

Map sparks charges of anti-Semitism, but company’s decision to halt production of the globes leads to boycott threats by Palestine advocates<p>The Australian stationery chain Typo has inadvertently waded into one of the world’s thorniest political conflicts, pulling a line of globes that named …

Israel

Qwertycards Is A Wallet-Sized Card That Generates Secure Passwords

Do you still use one generic password to login across multiple websites? Even though it’s a pretty awful habit, you’re probably not alone.<p>Most of of us now have hundreds of accounts for different sites across the internet. That means unless you use a password manager, its practically impossible to …

9 Ways Millionaires Get Rich

1. Track spending<p>Know where your money is going. Look at your bank and credit-card statements every month. You’ll uncover certain expenses for things …

Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

OECD

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Health Care

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Corporations and governments have co-opted the idea of the ‘social’ for their own ends. Is there anything we can do about it?<p>Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

Brain scans could better predict your future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.<p>A new study looks at over 70 scientific publications about brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or electroencephalography, …

The Brain

How do you tell someone they’re dying?

If the person in front of you doesn’t have long to live, what are the right words to tell them? Chrissie Giles asks doctors how they tackle the hardest conversation.<p>I was 14 when I was told that Dad was dying.<p>At that stage, I knew it was bad, but I still had to figure out exactly what flavour of …

Creative Commons

'America's Bitter Pill' Makes Case For Why Health Care Law 'Won't Work'

While reporting on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, journalist Steven Brill was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition that required heart surgery.<p>"There I was: a reporter who had made hospital presidents and hospital executives and health care executives and insurance executives sweat …

Health Care

Ebola In The United States: What Happened When

When Ebola virus resurfaced in West Africa in December 2013, public health officials were hopeful that it could be contained, as it had been in past outbreaks.<p>But the virus continues to ravage communities in Africa and has now spread to the United States and Europe. The number of new cases in …

Why Ebola Is Such A Uniquely Terrible Virus

In its struggle to beat back the virus, your immune system's reaction ravages the rest of your body, leaving your blood vessels weak and leaky.<p>Soon, blood and plasma start pushing through, sometimes coming out of your pores and every orifice.<p>But long before the body begins to fail — around the time …

Disease

Who's who in the Ebola outbreak?

10 Huge Factors That Affect Image Sharpness

It’s not stretching the truth much – if at all – to say that creative people are die-hard perfectionists when it comes to their work. It doesn’t …