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9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

The Best Albums Of 2017 – The Uncut Top 50

Our albums of the year revealed!<p><b>50<br>THE XX</b> <i><br>I See You</i> <br>YOUNG TURKS<br>The XX might have patented a shy, minimalist take on dance music that became a …

Father John Misty

Eliminate Stress Using the 'Tapping' Technique

Everyone gets stressed, be it from their job, their partner, or even just reading the news. For me, my typical solution to a stressful situation is …

Cancer: pilot's revolutionary survival 'secret' takes wings

Posted in Cancer<p><b>By Marika Sboros</b><p>Air France captain Jean-Jacques Trochon<p>Can you eat to starve cancer? What about not eating – in other words, fasting? …

This song is so relaxing, scientists recommend NOT listening while behind the wheel

The next time you need to unwind, there’s one song in particular that’s likely to relax you. Its effect is so strong, in fact, that one doctor …

Puzzles

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How drug use changes the brain — and makes relapse all too common

A dance with the devil. That’s how 33-year-old Elizabeth Mooney describes her struggle with drug addiction, recalling the “little voice” that repeatedly overpowered her mind after she had been in recovery, once for as long as three years. She knows the consequences of using again, yet she’s …

How a Bike With Infinite Gears Changed The Way I Commute

For the past three months, I’ve been riding the Priority Bicycles Continuum, a commuter bike outfitted with a handful of low-maintenance components …

8 ways you can be a kinder human in 2017

For many of us, 2017 is going to be rough. Getting through it will require peak kindness.<p>If you're looking to treat others better in 2017 (uh, we …

The best games for your new iPhone, iPad, or Android phone

I won’t pretend to know what holidays mean for you, but for most, there’s a singularly shared experience: long flights and being far away from your PlayStation or Xbox. If you aren’t already an active mobile gamer, even at this point, you’re missing out on quite a bit of both simple and even deeply …

Android Phones

Blood sugar Managements

If you do an online search about sugar, you may become convinced that it’s evil and addictive – and that READ MORE<p>Photo: A Clean Bake Thinking about …

The Advanced Pilates Workout That Takes Classic Moves to the Next Level

Want to change up your fitness routine? Look no further.<p>Practicing Pilates has benefits beyond flexibility (see: 7 Things You Didn't Know About …

Exercise

7 YouTube Workouts You Can Do Without Leaving Your Bed

Some mornings you just can’t drag yourself out of bed when that 7am workout alarm goes off. Maybe you were out later than planned on a fun first date, lost track of time following bloggers on Snapchat or spent the night researching how to land your dream job. Whatever the reason for feeling like a …

Exercise

A new paradigm of insulin resistance

Our current paradigm of insulin resistance is that of a lock and key, and it’s simply wrong.<p>Insulin is a hormone that acts upon a hormonal receptor …

‘It was like being buried alive’: battle to recover from chronic fatigue syndrome

Is it physical or mental – or a combination of the two? And why are treatments for CFS hotly disputed? In an extract from her book Cure, Jo Marchant tells the story of Samantha Miller, one sufferer of the controversial condition<p>Read an interview with Jo Marchant, author of Cure, which looks at the …

Medical Journals

This Breathing Trick Will Put You to Sleep in Seconds

Yes—sweet, sweet slumber can be yours.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep—we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing technique was …

This Workout Will Boost Your Energy Like a Boss | Women's Health

Exercise 1 Plank Row<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and get in a pushup position <b>(A)</b>. Brace your core and squeeze your glutes, then bend your left elbow to raise the weight to the side of your chest, keeping hips parallel to the floor <b>(B)</b>. Slowly lower back to start, then repeat on the other …

Best Apps for Pain Management

Chronic pain is an enormous personal burden, but a slew of new smartphone apps aim to make life a little easier for those affected.<p>Pain-tracking apps …

Vietnam, heroin and the lesson of disrupting any addiction

<b>(CNN) —</b> When the U.S. military launched Operation Golden Flow nearly 45 years ago, no one could have anticipated the impact it would have on the study of addiction, behavior and your brain.<p>It was 1971 and U.S. Reps. Robert Steele and Morgan Murphy had just returned from an official visit to Vietnam …

Crime

11 Great Family Board Games To Get The Kids (And You) Off Of The iPad

We all pretend to love board games but when it comes to sitting down and playing them most of us are remiss. The solution? Pick up any of these fun games for the family and see eyes light up, spirits rise, and iPads get shunted to the side. While we can’t promise there won’t be fights, you will be …

Board Games

Autism's Microbiome

Researchers believe that gut bacteria may be to blame for some of the condition’s physical and emotional symptoms.<p>Around the time that Sam was diagnosed with autism at age 3, he began to throw hour-long crying fits. When he wasn’t plagued by lengthy spells of constipation, the Michigan toddler …

Autism

Enable This Setting to Make Windows 10 Boot Up Faster

Windows 10 came with no shortage of performance improvements, but one of the neatest is its fast boot times. If your machine is taking too long to …

From Friends to The Crown: the best TV shows on Netflix UK

ITIS -- It's the Insulin, Stupid (pt 2/8)

<i>Warning: This is a ridiculously long post.</i> I was going to break it up into two, but I figured, what’s the difference between one <i>really</i> <i>long</i> post, and …

The Best Board Games for Developing Valuable Real-Life Skills

Playing board games is a whole lot of fun, but some of the more difficult and complex games can actually help you learn things, too. Whether you’re …

The doctor’s dilemma: Challenges in the diagnosis and care of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia

<i>This editorial by Dr. Baum was originally published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, Vol 8, No 6, December 2014 and re-published with</i> …

I updated my tablet, but now it's running slowly

It's often wise to wait a few weeks before installing tablet updates, to let the problems be ironed-out first. But Rick Maybury has the solution to this sluggish Nexus<p><i>Google recently sent a notification for an upgrade for my Nexus 7, which l installed. Since then the tablet has been very slow. It</i> …

Google Nexus