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Japanese “forest medicine” is the art of using nature to heal yourself—wherever you are

The fountain of youth is a forest. Trees cast off years and grant health and cheer, or so transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson claimed in his 1836 essay “Nature.” “In the woods,” he wrote, “I feel that nothing can befall me [. . .] which nature cannot repair.”<p>Indeed, research shows that trees …

Santa Cruz

Can You Revise a Book to Make It More Woke?

In 2013, when Keira Drake sat down to write her debut young-adult fantasy novel, <i>The Continent</i>, she wanted to write about privilege, about the way …

China’s great leap forward in science

Chinese investment is paying off with serious advances in biotech, computing and space. Are they edging ahead of the west?<p>I first met Xiaogang Peng in the summer of 1992 at Jilin University in Changchun, in the remote north-east of China, where he was a postgraduate student in the department of …

China

Process of Elimination

Karl Campbell is a craftsman bedeviled by bad tools. He’s a middle-aged, medium-size, muscular Australian with a five-day beard and an intense gaze …

50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life | Inc.com

Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better person. Each experience--good and bad--makes you grow. Get along with life and surely, things …

Motivation

Rex Tillerson and the Unraveling of the State Department

One afternoon in late September, I sat down with Rex Tillerson on what, in hindsight, may well have been his last comparatively normal day as secretary of state. It was a little more than 72 hours before President Donald Trump would take to Twitter to declare that Tillerson, his top diplomat, was …

U.S. Dept. of State

Dark chocolate is now a health food. Here’s how that happened. - Vox

The Mars company has sponsored hundreds of scientific studies to show cocoa is good for you.<p>A year after James Cadbury, the 30-something great-great-great-grandson of the British chocolatier John Cadbury, launched his luxury cocoa startup in 2016, he introduced an avocado chocolate bar.<p>Cadbury …

Holistic Medicine

We Tried 15 Brands of Grocery Store Coffee and Ranked Them

As Americans become more sophisticated about their morning cup of joe, the coffee aisle at the grocery store is expanding. Now there are …

Coffee

A Silent Epidemic of Cancer Is Spreading Among Men

Almost everyone gets this virus and oral sex spreads it.<p>Jason Mendelsohn had been married for close to 20 years and was happily raising three kids when he noticed the painless lump on his neck while shaving three years ago.<p>Within days, he had been diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer caused by a …

Public Health
Income Tax

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

Management

How Essential Oils Became the Cure for Our Age of Anxiety

Aromatic oils have become big business. But are they medicine or marketing?<p>Twenty years ago, Carla Cohen fell mysteriously ill. She couldn’t put her finger on what was wrong; it felt as though some conspiracy between her mind and her body were eroding her capacity to work. Cohen, who was an …

Essential Oils

Read this and you may never eat chicken again

Most meat animals are raised with the assistance of daily doses of antibiotics. By 2050, antibiotic resistance will cause a staggering 10 million deaths a year<p>Every year I spend some time in a tiny apartment in Paris, seven storeys above the mayor’s offices for the 11th arrondissement. The Place de …

Microbiology

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from the KRACK WiFi vulnerability

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol today. Most devices and routers currently rely on WPA2 to encrypt your WiFi traffic, so chances are you’re affected.<p>But first, let’s clarify what an attacker can and cannot do using the …

Information Security

The drug industry’s triumph over the DEA

In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of its most potent weapon against large drug companies suspected of spilling prescription narcotics onto the nation’s streets.<p>By then, the opioid war had …

Corruption

The Minimalist's Strength Workout

Like most athletes who would rather be outdoors running, riding, swimming, or hiking, I don’t set aside much time for the gym. Yet I fully realize the importance of building general strength and mobility—not just to support my outdoor activities, but also for everyday health and fitness. I’d like …

Workouts

The unlikely role of true crime podcasts in criminal justice reform

While the true crime genre has long been established in literature and television, and its broad popularity continues on today with recent hits like <i>The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story</i><i>,</i> HBO’s<i>The Jinx</i><i>,</i> and Netflix’s <i>Making a Murderer</i>, the genre has made new waves in an unsuspecting …

Crime

Men's and women's brains react differently when helping others, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is pleasure in both giving and receiving. Does gender influence which of these pleasures we prefer?<p>In women, part of the brain showed a greater response when sharing money, while in men, the same structure showed more activity when they kept the cash for themselves, a small study …

The Brain

A letter to ... my teacher, with whom I had an affair

The letter you always wanted to write<p>I always looked forward to your lessons. I liked how you levelled with us. We felt respected. And your passion for all those novels and plays could be highly infectious. It was because of one of those plays that you took our relationship into a forbidden realm …

Relationships

The Rock Solid History of Concrete

The story of concrete is so ancient that we don't even know when and where it begins. It is a story of discovery, experimentation, and mystery. Emperors and kings became legends for erecting great concrete structures, some of which are still a mystery to engineers today. Many of history's most …

Engineering