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We've Been Wrong About Where the Brain Processes Language for 141 Years

Where word salad is really made.<p>The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal <i>Brain</i> wherein they demonstrate that the famous Wernicke's area, thought to be the center of language …

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free) | Inc.com

What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is …

Learning

The best place to travel every month this year

Often, the off-season — or even better, shoulder season — can be the best time to visit a place.<p>We teamed up with KAYAK to find the best international destination to visit each month of the year.<p>KAYAK looked at some of the most popular international destinations, and calculated the median monthly …

The Harvard Neuropsychiatry Course

I went to the Harvard Neuropsychiatry course for all of the wrong reasons. I started going to HMS courses in Boston back in the late 1980s. I have …

37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

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Books

Journey back in time to discover the magnificent Stonehenge

Opened in December 2013, the new visitor centre houses permanent and temporary exhibitions, including nearly 300 archaeological treasures found …

Everything you need to know about visiting Stonehenge

Cremation ground? Sun worship site? Alien landing pad? The sight of Stonehenge with its broken circle of stones and mighty central trilithons standing in apparent isolation on Salisbury Plain has been mesmerising travellers for centuries.<p>In recent years, however, it has been enjoying a renaissance, …

‘I Was an ISIS Jihadist—Until They Arrested and Tortured Me’

A former soldier of the caliphate recounts a story equal parts ‘Midnight Express’ and ‘Darkness at Noon.’<p>Abu Omar says he didn’t give a damn about …

Free Syrian Army

What Not To Wear On Vacation

Sue Groenewegen is dressing conservatively. Dan Church plans to blend in. And Robin Smith is wearing “less bling.”<p>It was bound to happen, with all the recent incidents of terrorism and dire State Department warnings. The last thing anyone wants to do this summer, it seems, is to look too American, …

What To Wear On A Plane

Ah, air travel. A gentle stroll through an airy departure lounge, a friendly wave through passport control, and into the spacious cabin with ample …

London's 10 best afternoon teas

The ritual of afternoon tea owes its origins to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. As a young women in the early 1800s she lived during a time when it was common to eat only two main meals a day, with breakfast scheduled early in the morning and dinner occurring late in the evening. Routinely …

10 Best Apps For Travellers [2016 Edition]

Not all trips are about cutting digital ties. There’s a time and a place for unplugging, but tech-savvy travellers know a smartphone can be the …

Dr Mike Dilley Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

The 15-Minute Six Pack Shimmy

Get ready for your abs to burn and shake<p>This 15-minute abs workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour has a fun name, but it’ll cause your abs to burn and shake.<p>The routine’s five movements hit every last muscle in your core, including your shoulders, obliques, rectus abdominis, hip …

Workouts

The Abs and Shoulder Partner Workout | Men's Health

While lying on your stomachs facing each other, you’ll push your hands into hers while she resists you, and then vice versa.<p>You’ll both get a great shoulder workout—even if one of you is stronger, Speer says. That’s because people naturally have more strength when they’re resisting than when …