Cara Monks

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Why Did Global Warming Slow Down in the Nineties?

A new theory of anthropogenic climate improvement<p>Good news on the climate front, sort of: When we cut emissions of heat-trapping gases worldwide, global warming slows down.<p>In a new analysis of temperatures and atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, researchers have found that the measurable …

Climate Change

10 Things Every Couple Needs To Stop Doing

Every Couple needs to stop doing these 10 things if they want their relationship to stand the test of time.

High-Calorie Gluten-Free Foods

Gluten-Free Foods That Make You Gain Weight<p>Foods without gluten won't necessarily help you slim down—here's proof<p>If you think you're doing yourself a favor by eating gluten-free foods—even though you don't <i>have</i> to—you're not alone. Sixty-five percent of people who eat GF foods say they think they're …

Obama: Let's "Put The Last Three Weeks Behind Us"

After the Senate votes to reopen the government, President Obama tries to move on from weeks of crisis.<p>WASHINGTON — In a brief statement from the White House Wednesday night, President Obama welcomed the apparent success of a deal that is expected to reopen the government and raise the nation's …

How to impress a job interviewer

Free Things to Do in New York City

Finding free activities to fill your day in the City That Never Sleeps is easier than you might think. With countless cultural attractions and a large city parks system, there's plenty to do that won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Art/Music</b><p>Skip the $25 ticket price when the <b>Museum of Modern Art</b> opens its doors, …



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11 Body Hacks that You Should Know About

Have you got any tiny itchy issues with your body sometimes but don’t know how to deal with them? Say how to kill the brain freeze or what to do when …

Amazing bubble hack

Atlas, Paintings on Maps by Fernando Vicente

In the painting series “Atlas,” Spanish artist Fernando Vicente uses maps as canvases for his incredible illustration work. The illustrations—of …


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20 Ways to Become a Better Writer

Two years ago, if you were to tell me I’d one day be writing for my favorite magazines and finishing my first screenplay… well, I wouldn’t believe …

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a concise, solid grounding in neuroscience… remarkably lucid… balanced and entertaining".) When I …

The Week In Numbers: The First Lab-Grown Burger, 3-D Printed Body Parts, And More

<b>$600,000</b>: the funding the National Institutes of Health has awarded to bioprinting projects since 2007. See how 3-D printed body parts will revolutionize medicine.<p><b>20,000</b>: the number of cow cells used to make the first lab-grown beef patty<p><b>$15,000</b>: the money this team hopes to raise for a campaign to …

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