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Could Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage give your body the boost it needs?

If you haven’t heard of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) massage, you’re not alone. It’s a treatment many of us are yet to experience, but could work …

Alternative Medicine

Night owls more likely to die earlier than morning larks, first study finds

Night owls, individuals who stay up late and struggle to get out of bed in the morning, are more likely to die sooner than morning larks, the first study into their death rates has found.<p>New research by the University of Surrey and Northwestern University in the US found that people who naturally …

Sleep

Trump Thought He’d Picked His Perfect U.S. Attorney in Geoffrey Berman. He Was Very Wrong.

For the Michael Cohen raid, Rosenstein, filling in for Sessions, gave the go-ahead to Khuzami, filling in for Berman. All four are …

Donald Trump

All About the Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)

According to Aztec legend, the first axolotl (pronounced axo-LO-tuhl) was a god who changed his form in order to escape being sacrificed. The sneaky …

Zoology

Today's Best Optical Illusion Might Actually Break Your Brain

It's based on the effect called Troxler fading, and, whoa.<p>Stare at this blurry mess of pastel colors for a while and something wonderful happens: It disappears. Go ahead, try it.<p>As one of those people who could never master Magic Eye as a kid, a presumed this optical illusion wouldn't work for me. …

Neurology

9 food parts you should never throw away

Nutrition

Petra Lost and Found

In the early 1800s, a Swiss explorer tricked his way into Petra, the ancient oasis whose location had been a closely guarded secret for centuries.<p>Deep within Jordan’s desolate desert canyons and rugged mountains lies an ancient treasure, the stone city of Petra. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one …

How To Grow Cucamelons – The Most Exciting Fruit You Can Grow This Year

While most Americans have never heard of cucamelons, this fruit is definitely one you’ll want to know a lot more about. Also referred to as “Mexican …

29 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Cancer

Photo: Shutterstock<p>Cut out sugary drinks<p>Not only do <b>sugary drinks</b> contribute to obesity and diabetes, they may also increase your risk of endometrial …

Government set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year

It was another crazy news week, so it's understandable if you missed a small but important announcement from the Treasury Department: The federal government is on track to borrow nearly $1 trillion this fiscal year - President Donald Trump's first full year in charge of the budget.<p>That's almost …

15 Foods With Almost No Calories and a Ton of Nutrients

Do you want to be healthy and fit? Do you want to have a snack or a full meal without regret that it is full of calories and that it will affect your …

FBI Special Agent in Charge Who Has Testified in Front of Nunes Responds to Biggest Claims in Memo

FBI Special Agent in Charge Frank Montoya Jr. spent more than 25 years in the FBI, retiring in September 2016.<p>During his time in the FBI, he filled a …

Going it alone: top trips for solo travel

The notion of travelling solo can be a daunting one for the first-timer, raising a number of unsettling questions: will I be safe? What route should I follow? Who will take photos of me staring off into the distance atop scenic vantage points?<p>A major factor in mastering the art of solo travel is …

Travel

Sushi-Obsessed Man Pulls 5-Foot Tapeworm Out of His Rectum

It came "wiggling out."<p>You might want to put down whatever you’re eating before you read this unless five-and-a-half foot long tapeworms are what …

Medicine

7 things you peak at in life after age 50, according to science

It's in the back nine of life, for instance, that people have the best body images and can best pick up on others' emotions.<p>In case you're worried the prime of your life is rushing past you, here is some evidence the best is still yet to come.

Mathematics

Target and Cartwheel apps to merge starting this summer, mobile payments and improved maps to follow

Target’s mobile app strategy will undergo a significant change, starting this summer. The retailer announced this week it will soon combine the functionality of its Cartwheel savings app with its main shopping app, in preparation for an eventual Cartwheel shutdown. The Target app will also receive …

Apps

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

We’ve all heard about the benefits of meditation <i>ad nauseam</i>. Those disciplined enough to practice regularly are rewarded with increased control over the brainwaves known as alpha rhythms, which leads to better focus and may help ease pain. In addition to calming the mind and body, meditation can …

Meditation

The ayahuasca ceremony is going under the scientific-method microscope

Before neuroscientist Leanna Standish drank the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca for the first time, she was a steadfast scientific materialist. She was trained to believe—and she did—that everything could be explained by science. Then, much like the pioneering psychedelic researchers who came before …

Shamanism

'World of Warcraft' Skills Can Translate Into Office Success

Completing quests and battling monsters in dungeons can translate to professional success, a psychology study claimed on Wednesday. No, it’s not …

Psychology

Ageing is a disease. Gene therapy could be the 'cure'

In September 2015, Elizabeth Parrish flew from Seattle to Colombia to receive an experimental treatment.<p>Craig Venter wants to tackle the ultimate …

Genetic Engineering

Smart, affordable & energy-efficient 352 sq. ft. prefab Kasita is now in production

Last year we took a closer look at Kasita, an Austin, Texas startup that's developed what they are calling an "iPhone for housing". The company's aim …

Housing

Quest for clean energy just took a big step forward with solar fuel breakthrough

Scientists just doubled the number of materials that could be used in solar fuels.<p>Research into solar fuels has taken a major step forward, with …

Neanderthals live on in human genes—but we’re only beginning to understand how they shaped us

The Rock of Gibraltar appears out of the plane window as an immense limestone monolith sharply rearing up from the base of Spain into the Mediterranean. One of the ancient Pillars of Hercules, it marked the end of the Earth in classical times. Greek sailors didn’t go past it. Atlantis, the unknown, …

Anthropology

12 60-second weight-loss tips

<b>1. Ditch high fructose corn syrup</b> <i><br>Once you eliminate this natural sweetener from your diet, expect to see rapid weight loss.</i><p>Corn syrup is the sugar extracted from corn. It is not and never has been healthy, but as corn is now almost entirely genetically modified, it is even worse for us. The …

Nutrition

Rome if you want to: university offers free virtual tour of ancient city

University of Reading launches online course allowing students to explore the Rome of 315AD using an immersive 3D panoramic model<p>Students from all over the world who sign up to a new free online course on ancient Rome from the University of Reading will be invited to explore its temples, monuments, …

Italy

10 Hasty Takeaways From Grammy Night, Starting With Adele

My Twitter feed is still roiling. As I write this, it's been mere moments since my friends and colleagues (and a few assorted celebrities) started taking a break from praising the 2017 Grammys' most vital and viral performances — A Tribe Called Quest, Beyoncé, The Time, a bonkers Lady …

George Michael

7 Easy Dinners That Basically Make Themselves

Minimum effort, maximum payoff.

17 Profound Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Realize That Kindness and Compassion is the Only Answer

The Dalai Lama is one of the most inspirational spiritual teachers living today. From the age of 16, he was inducted with enormous responsibility in …

Giant Arecibo telescope faces closure

After 53 years, many discoveries and starring roles in movies, funds for the Puerto Rico observatory are under threat<p>It has helped guard our planet from the threat of wayward asteroids, studied some of the most remote bodies in the cosmos and been used to make countless invaluable astronomical …

Telescopes

A 5-Second Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain

<b>“I acknowledge my own worth. My confidence is growing.” ~Unknown</b><p>Sometimes I feel like a spider whose web is repeatedly torn down. I plan something …