Gracie Morquecho

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Five cancer-preventing foods to get in your diet

In 2020 – now only two years away – it's estimated that almost one in every two Britons (47pc) who die will have had a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. And the rate of diagnosis is rising – in 2010 it was 44pc, and in 1992 it was 32pc. If the trend continues, it will soon be fair to say that the …

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Japan Is Selling Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt

It's a summertime miracle!<p>The future is now, folks: Japanese scientists have discovered a completely organic way to make ice cream retain its shape and not melt for several hours. Your taste buds won't notice, unless you have the patience and willpower to <i>observe</i> rather than eat your frozen treats …

Hong Kong in 6 Hours or Less

Connected to almost 200 destinations, Hong Kong acts as an important midway point for many international flights. The airport is known for its …

This couple turned an obsession with credit card points into a multimillion-dollar business

Using credit cards can be a high-risk, high-reward proposition. Use them the wrong way, and you can end up like the millions of Americans struggling …

Want to Become a Multimillionaire? Do These 14 Things Immediately

Don't just wait around and wish for luck--become the kind of person equipped with the skills and abilities to do brilliant things.<p>"The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire." </i> …

The 30-Day, 100-Rep Squat Challenge!

This squat challenge will make you fitter, stronger, and sporting the best butt of your life! Are you ready to get your rep on? This 30-day challenge is going to help you build up to being able to do 100 squats in one workout. Don't think it's possible? It is, and after the burn and the effort, …

Workouts

33 startups to watch in 2017, according to VC investors

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which young or growth-stage startups will boom in 2017.<p>We asked them to particularly focus on …

Autism linked to vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, researchers find

Study finds pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks more likely to have a child with autistic traits<p>The important role vitamin D plays in early life is back in the spotlight after Australian researchers noticed a link between a deficiency during pregnancy and autism.<p>The study found …

Autism

This Map Shows What the World Actually Looks Like

The version you're used to seeing completely warps the continents' sizes<p>The Japan Institute for Design Promotion has awarded its prestigious Good Design Award to a map that completely changes our perception of the world. Given that the planet is a sphere, representing it in a two-dimensional …

Maps

Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine | Laura Parker

Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity’s most urgent problems?<p>In the summer of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) …

ICYMI: If You're Smart, Thank Your Mom

Sorry, dads—research says kids' IQ comes from their mamas.<p>Hey, moms! Your kid just aced her science test? Go ahead and pat yourself on the back. Because according to a recent post on <i>Psychology Spot,</i> kids' smarts come from their mamas.<p>That's right. While we've always known intelligence is …

How I Left A 12-Year Career In Silicon Valley To Work On A Beach In Belize

Three months ago, Jeanna Barrett traded a beige office in San Francisco for a palapa on the Caribbean. This is how she pulled it off.<p>Three months ago, I worked in San Francisco as a marketing leader for a unicorn startup. I earned a salary that let me do, eat, and buy whatever I wanted. Now, I live …

The enduring enigma of female sexual desire

Why have scientists been slow to understand women’s sexuality, asks Rachel Nuwer.<p>What do women want? It’s a question that’s stymied the likes of Sigmund Freud to Mel Gibson. It has been at the centre of numerous books, articles and blog posts, and no doubt the cause of countless agonised ponderings …

Sigmund Freud

China’s lucrative caffeine craze

Cashing in on a new thirst for java<p>In 2005, Richard Chien opened a coffee shop in northeastern China, where an assembly line of novice baristas dished out 900 cups a day for 6 yuan – or less than a $1 – a pop. A decade later, he runs a classy coffee school in Beijing, where trainees spend hours …

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

Travel

9 Tips for Hiring a Web Design Subcontractor

If you’re an agency looking to scale your company, or a company looking to outsource some specialized work, finding high quality web developers, …

The Science of Making Friends

Our number of friends starts to decrease steadily in adulthood; there are ways to reverse the tide<p>I’ve been going on a series of dates lately.<p>I exchanged numbers with the person sitting next to me at a Cabernet tasting at my favorite wine bar and went for a coffee with a neighbor I met walking my …

Wine Bar

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

Call This Company the 'Airbnb of Boats'

Sailo brings the sharing economy to boat rental.<p>Just as technology lets us share everything from homes (Airbnb) to cars (Uber), heading out to sea on …

How to Pick the Right Travel Rewards Program for You

Factor in the burden of sifting through constantly changing program structures and it's easy to see how choosing the right loyalty program can be a challenge.<p><i>James Wang / Flickr</i><p>To get the most out of a rewards program, you need to know which ones offer the greatest return for your loyalty. After …

Loyalty

How A Couple Of 'Frugal Weirdos' Are Saving 71% Of Their Income So They Can Retire At Age 33

What do you do when you’re fed up with your job and always living for the weekend?<p>If you’re this young Boston couple, you decide to save more than two thirds of your income so you can retire to a homestead in the woods of Vermont before your 35th birthdays.<p>Meet Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods, a software …

Real Estate

This guy visited every country in the world before turning 40 — here are the highlights from his journey

It was then that he decided to make it his mission to travel to every single country in the world — 198, to be exact.<p>He accomplished his goal on May 8, 2013,earning him the title of the youngest person to travel to every country. He was 37 years old.<p>He has since written a book called "198: How I …

Dan Price: How I Picked $70K As My Company's New Minimum Wage

Dan Price of Gravity Payments created a bit of a stir last month when he announced that he intends to raise the minimum salary for his employees to $70,000.<p>Last week I explored the question of whether you can buy your employees’ happiness. I quoted Price in my article, but since he was kind enough …

How to Save for Retirement Without Kicking Your Starbucks Habit

Budgets shouldn't be about denial. They should be about empowered spending and realistic trade-offs.<p>When trying to be responsible and save money for retirement, what do you usually hear from financial experts?<p>A caffeine aficionado who enjoys their calming morning routine with a quality espresso in …

Budgeting

This stunning discovery about the brain will have scientists rewriting textbooks

The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system but, instead of blood, it carries lymph — a clear liquid that ferries immune cells and rids the body of toxins and waste. As a 2009 research review notes, <b>it is "an undisputed anatomical fact" that the brain is the only major organ that lacks a</b> …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Study Skills

Uber's co-founder just launched a new app to make your commute cheaper, easier and better for the environment

Salazar was Uber's founding CTO and third cofounder alongside Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick. Salazar and Camp attended business school together; the pair built Uber's first prototype with another school friend, Conrad Whelan. Salazar departed the company amicably soon after it launched.<p>Ride, …

4/20 attention falls on marijuana — and a federal drug classification that scares off investors

The push to fully legalize marijuana in the U.S. received some important support this weekend.<p>President Barack Obama said it’s time to think about …