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Trying the 16:8 Diet? These Are the Foods That'll Keep You Happy and Full While You Fast

If you're trying to lose weight but can't bear to say goodbye to your favorite foods, you might consider the 16:8 diet as an option. A form of …

Holistic Medicine

Second Spanish church falls prey to well-intentioned restorer

St George effigy painted in restoration compared to Ecce Homo Monkey Christ<p>For 500 years, the painted wooden effigy of St George that adorns a chapel in the Spanish town of Estella has been locked in a silent struggle against his old foe, the dragon.<p>Today, however, the saint faces a different …

Restoration

Facts don’t change people’s minds. Here’s what does

If you had asked me this question – How do you change a mind? – two years ago, I would have given you a different answer.<p>As a former scientist, I …

An artist painted a self-portrait of himself on a different drug every day — and he ended up with brain damage

Bryan Lewis Saunders<p>In March 1995, artist Bryan Lewis Saunders began creating at least one self-portrait of himself every day.<p>Born in Washington D.C. …

Art

THIS Is the Household Chore That Will Destroy Your Relationship

As much as we adore Jennifer Aniston, her 2006 movie <i>The Break-Up</i> was, well, pretty forgettable. In it, she plays one-half of a couple traveling the rocky road to Splitsville. But there’s one scene that’s stayed with me to this day: After a dinner party, Aniston’s character Brooke asks her boyfriend …

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read …

Music only helps you concentrate if you’re doing the right kind of task

If the task requires creativity or mental rotation, music can increase performance.<p>Many of us listen to music while we work, thinking that it will help us to concentrate on the task at hand. And in fact, recent research has found that music can have beneficial effects on creativity. When it comes …

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized

Carpenter ants of the Brazilian rain forest have it rough. When one of these insects gets infected by a certain fungus, it turns into a so-called …

Why Jumping Rope Is a Shockingly Good Workout

A jump rope feels decidedly old-school: something you played with as a kid but that most adults, except for boxers, leave behind.<p>That’s a shame, …

Ladies Who Book Club Have Always Been The Glue Of Resistance

Women’s book clubs, in particular, have a subversive history.<p>There’s a reason antidemocratic leaders often persecute authors and ban literature: Books hold the power to undermine poisonous norms, harmful social constructs and oppressive governments.<p>Even more powerful than books alone are book clubs …

Feminism

Researchers discover why it’s hard to maintain eye contact during conversation

In many countries and regions of the world, take East Asia for instance, looking someone in the eye is considered rude. If that person is above you …

Italy's first black minister 'vindicated' by racist slurs verdict

<b>Italy's first black minister has said she feels "vindicated" after winning a four-year court battle against a far-right MEP who made repeated racist slurs against her.</b><p>Mario Borghezio has been order to pay Cécile Kyenge 50,000 euros ($55,690; £42,895) by a court in Milan.<p>Among other comments, …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Un estudio revela el número ideal de parejas que debería tener

Hablar de las parejas que hemos tenido es una de las conversaciones más incómodas. A veces no sabemos si decir la verdad porque puede ser demasiado o …

11 Funny Filters To Write Jokes

In my Writing For The Onion class at Second City my teacher, Scott Dikkers (who is a Co-Founder of The Onion), taught us the 11 Funny Filters to …

No Snark, No Sarcasm: How One Scientist Engaged Creationists

"If all you do is mock the people who disagree with you, you miss your chance to honestly engage with them, learn about where they come from, …

We Spoke to the Artist Fixing Cracks in the Sidewalk With Gold

Rachel Sussman’s ‘Sidewalk Kintsukuroi’ series brings a traditional Japanese art practice to the streets.<p>In the Spring of 2014, after spending a decade working on her photography book, <i>The Oldest Living Things in the World</i>, artist Rachel Sussman came across an image circulating on the internet: a …

Art

The Androgynous 'Third Gender' Of 17th-Century Japan

From the 17th to 19th centuries, gender could be neither binary nor biological.<p>Generation Z refers to individuals born during the mid-1990s and early ‘00s often billed as the generation most likely to fully embrace gender fluidity. According to one report, around 56 percent of teens ages 13 to 20 …

Japan

Why Elon Musk thinks we're already cyborgs

A fascinating conference on artificial intelligence was hosted last year by the Future of Life Institute, an organization aimed at promoting …

​16 Natural Ways To Relieve Your Anxiety

Anxiety is uncomfortable: Even if you don’t deal with full-blown panic disorder, your nerves have probably crept up on you at some point—and it’s a pain to deal with. Your palms may get sweaty, your breathing becomes shallow, and your heart starts racing.<p>If these feelings become overwhelming and …

37 Ways to Cut Your Cancer Risk, According to Science

Cancer is the number two killer in America, second only to heart disease. What can you do to reduce your chances of getting this deadly condition? …

Congress Just Gave Internet Providers the Green Light to Sell Your Browsing History Without Consent

The House of Representatives voted today to repeal rules preventing internet service providers from selling their customers’ web browsing and app …

How These Students Called Out Their School's Racism And Caught Harvard's Attention

They were also the 2016 Bostonians of The Year. NBD.<p>As high school seniors, Meggie Noel and Kylie Webster-Cazeau launched a campaign last January that placed the racism faced by black students at Boston Latin School in the spotlight. Their advocacy has since been honored by the Harvard College …

Black Students

Dystopian dreams: how feminist science fiction predicted the future

From Mary Shelley to Margaret Atwood, feminist science fiction writers have imagined other ways of living that prompt us to ask, could we do things differently?<p>Margaret Atwood’s evergreen dystopian novel <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> is about to become a television drama. Published in 1985, it couldn’t feel …

Science Fiction

Exponer la educación - María Acaso

Foto de Ni arte ni eudcación. Jorge Mirón<p>El mes pasado tuvo lugar en Madrid ARCO 2017, un espacio donde se dan cita los profesionales del mercado del …

Cutting salt intake could stop excessive toilet trips in the wee small hours

Frequently needing the toilet in the middle of the night is a condition that affects more than half of 50s, leading to fatigue, irritability and a groggy feeling in the morning.<p>But scientists believe they have found a solution, and it could be as simple as a slight dietary tweak.<p>Japanese …

How To Do A 5-Minute Meditation In The Morning

Start your day off right.<p>Most people barely have time to get ready in the morning, so fitting meditation into the routine probably feels impossible.<p>But the benefits of a few minutes of mindfulness are clear: Research shows that it helps increase self awareness, lowers stress and improves …

Meditation

This email signature swap experiment shows how difficult it is working while female

The hurdles that come with workplace sexism can be difficult to convey to someone who’s never experienced them before.<p>Getting talked over, not being …

Met Museum Makes 375,000 Images Freely Available Online

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has made around 375,000 images of public-domain artworks from its collections freely available …

Books