Bonnie LaCroix

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Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Banksy: Why A Million-Dollar Artist's Work Sold For $60

Branding is everything. It can make or break your business.<p>Companies that get this, spend millions in cultivating strong brands that secure them a loyal following. If you think about what consumers need vs. want, the majority of purchases fall in the “wants” category. Those desires are influenced …

The moral life of babies

If you have any experience of babies you’d be forgiven for thinking of them as entirely selfish, self-oriented little beasts with scant regard for others. It has long been thought that children are born amoral and that it is the job of their culture to teach them the difference between good and …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Chocolate Chip Cookie No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfaits.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 20, 2013 101<p>It’s a BIG day.<p>A big birthday day that is. Someone in this house …

Billions Lay Unclaimed in Moscow Airport

Suspicious Train Crash Injures Dozens in Chicago

Poll: Congress approval at 10 percent

Congress’ approval rating is at an all-time low, according to a new poll released just hours before a likely government shutdown.<p>The CNN/ORC poll shows that only 10 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, while 87 percent disapprove. The approval rating is the all-time lowest …

Momofuku Milk Bar's Crack Pie

<i>Recipe by Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar New York New York</i><p><b>Anyone who has taken a bite of this Milk Bar best seller immediately knows the reason for the sassy name. Once you start eating this rich, salty-sweet pie with its oat cookie crust, you won't be able to stop.</b><p><b>CRACK PIE</b><p>Servings: 10 to …

Baking

Why we’re a long way from computers that really work like the human brain

IBM was in the news last week when it announced it had created “an entire computing architecture based on the brain” (at least, that’s how Gizmodo summed it up). A few days before that, a press release announced that scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich, a research center in Germany, had run …

The Brain

Hawaii Offers Homeless One-Way Tickets

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Albert Einstein

Profits At High, Wages At Low

Five years after the start of the financial crisis, the U.S. economy is still struggling.<p>Unemployment is above 7%.<p>Growth is weak.<p>Most consumers are strapped.<p>Meanwhile, the stock market is hitting record highs, and corporations are printing money.<p>If you're wondering what's going on here--why these …

There’s nothing about abortion in the Bible

<b>(Twin Design via Shutterstock)</b><p>But that hasn’t stopped the religious right from invoking the good book in its war on women’s rights<p>Adam Lee<p>July 20, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Republican officeholders are bending all their efforts... to ban abortion. In the last few …

A Zesty, Juicy Vegetarian Summer Sandwich from Chef Gabrielle Hamilton

Tangy, juicy, crunchy, creamy, zesty: What more can you ask of a summer sandwich?<p>[image id='472e9aa5-caf6-48ca-93ff-77f4fa6abd0c' loc='C'][/image]This vegetarian beauty is a fork-and-knife sandwich, derived — loosely — from one I had in the early '70s when vegetarianism in this country was, alas, …

Rick Perry, Mansplainer in Chief

The Texas governor has some pointed words for Wendy Davis.<p>Tony Gutierrez/AP<p>Oh Rick Perry, how we've missed you.<p>The Texas governor who drew national attention for his "oops" moment during the last GOP presidential primary has been thrust back into the national spotlight, thanks to the 11-hour …

Is the South more racist than the North?

Study finds “Southerners are more likely than Northerners to use prejudice in making political decisions”<p>The New York Times recently ran a story describing the Savannah, Ga., defenders of Paula Deen. Deen, of course, is the recently disgraced television chef who was fired by the Food Network due to …

53 Senators Skipped A Classified Briefing On NSA Snooping

Most Senators opted for a long weekend instead of sticking around for a briefing on government surveillance that was held two-and-a-half hours after their final vote Thursday.<p>A briefing on government surveillance was half empty Thursday after 53 Senators decided to skip it and start their weekend …