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The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun's light to the top of …

Renewable Energy

John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar

A British professor's 1972 book about the dangers of sugar is now seen as prophetic. So why did it lead to the end of his career?<p>A couple of years ago, an out-of-print book published in 1972 by a long-dead British professor suddenly became a collector's item. Copies that had been lying dusty on …

REVIEW: "A Fantastic Fear of Everything" ★ 1/2

Geliophobia — the fear of laughter — is one of the few not held by Simon Pegg's nerve-addled protagonist in "A Fantastic Fear of Everything," but it does afflict this stunningly joke-free comedy-horror hybrid from debuting writer-director Crispian Mills. As a neurotic writer's paranoia is gradually …

Movies

The Weight-Loss Pill That Turns Into a Balloon to Fill One's Stomach

A novel treatment in clinical trials<p>This is the Obalon system. It is a pill that has a balloon inside. Obalon is a weight-loss device, marketed as an alternative to bariatric surgery, that claims to help people eat less and "push back from the table sooner."<p>Obalon begins to work when you swallow …

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in Antarctica, the concept of growing food indoors is catching on. Plant scientist Dr Erik Murchie, from the …

Head 82 feet below the surface with Canon's waterproof PowerShot D30

It's a very busy CP+ for Canon. The camera maker has a handful of new models for the show, including one of the waterproof variety. The PowerShot D30, which replaces 2012's D20, boosts the waterproof rating from 33 feet to 82 feet, making it a suitable choice for all but the deepest scuba dives. …

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

Cooking

10 Of The Best Yoga Poses For Sleep

Sleep deprivation and stress can be a vicious cycle. We often have trouble falling sleep because we're worried and anxious, and in turn, the fact that we didn't get enough sleep makes us stressed the next day. According to a recent Huffington Post survey, sleep deprivation is a major source of …

11 Types Of Yoga: A Breakdown Of The Major Styles

There are so many different types of yoga out there, whether you want a more physically demanding class or an easy, relaxing, meditative class. With …

How To Do A Perfect Plank

Your guide to mastering the abs exercise.<p>Things that feel like forever: Waiting for the hottie you met last weekend to message you back; boiling pasta; holding a plank.<p>But even though it may not be super exciting, this simple bodyweight move is really effective—not to mention, one of the best ways …

Workouts

How to Keep Going When Self-Doubt Creeps in: 3 Rules | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Having been a self-doubt sufferer for many years, it’s easy to imagine my life always being the same, doing the same old things and getting the same …

Self-confidence

The 10 Most Effective Ways to Finish What You Start

I have been the champion of the fizzing out game. My father would joke that I would start anything new with enormous enthusiasm and fervor but …

Time Management

5 Reasons Passion Means Everything | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Passion is a funny thing.<p>We all say we want it and a lot of us claim that we have it. And with that, we automatically assume that having passion …

How To Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of depressive disorder that affects an estimated 5 percent of the U.S. adult population. Most people …

6 Action Tips In Attending Meetings with Confidence

Do you find yourself in a meeting where you are a significant attendee because of your role in the team, family or company, but quietly listening and …

Self-confidence

Cooking with Quinoa: Mint and Cranberry Quinoa Salad

Cook Yourself Sexy chef Candice Kumai shares her recipe for how to incorporate quinoa, the protein-packed superfood, into your salad dishes<p>If you're still stuck cooking the same old couscous dishes, you should really consider making the switch to quinoa--stat. Quinoa is a grain-like seed that …

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What's Best for Weight Loss: Cardio or Strength Training?

An expert weighs in on how you should spend your gym time<p><b>The question:</b> To lose weight, should I spend my gym time doing more cardio or more strength training?<p><b>The expert:</b> Personal trainer Mike Donavanik, C.S.C.S., C.P.T.<p><b>The answer:</b> It depends what you mean by "lose weight." If you are in an epic …

Exercise

The Truth about Your Metabolism

It's the fat- and fuel-burning furnace in your cells, and it determines whether you'll be nicely muscled or marshmallowy. Good news: You'll burn calories just learning about it<p>People talk about their metabolism a lot. You'd think they actually understand it.<p>But often that's not the case. Here are 4 …

Fitness

Your 3-Minute Mood Booster

Fire up Spotify to feel less lonely<p>Looking to your past can bring a brighter future. Feeling nostalgic makes you less lonely and more optimistic, says new British research.<p>In the study, people who listened to songs that reminded them of a good memory felt more confident about the future than those …

Happiness

10 Steps to the Perfect First Date

Boost your chances of scoring a second by wearing the right shirt, making the right reservations, and more<p>Some first-date moves are obvious. For instance, 95 percent of women want you to compliment them on how they look, according to a dating survey from Flirt.com. The same survey found it’s a good …

Relationships

Why You Should Avoid Carbs at Bedtime

A midnight snack may stifle muscle growth.<p>As you enter your 30s, it becomes more challenging to build muscle because growth hormone and testosterone levels naturally start to decline. High blood sugar can compound that problem by hampering the production of both hormones and triggering fat storage. …

Nutrition

"I Have Dry Skin—So Why Do I Also Have Acne?"

We ask a dermatologist what gives<p><b>The question:</b> How come I have dry skin and I also have acne?<p><b>The expert:</b> Joshua Zeichner, M.D., a dermatologist and director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City<p><b>The answer:</b> People with acne usually have well hydrated, oily …

Skin Care

7 Practical Tips for Reducing Stress

<b>Deep Breathing vs. Shallow Breathing</b><p>Breathing deeply can help to reduce your stress and provide oxygen to your brain to help you focus. Most people do not know how to "deep breath" and so they end up breathing shallow breaths which can cause hyperventilation.<p>Place your hand on your stomach and push …

7 Awesome Ways to Use a Foam Roller

Knock out muscle pain with the foam roller.<p>Aching muscles can last for days, so speed up your recovery by rolling them out. These seven exercises from <i>Shape-Up Shortcuts</i> only take 10 to 15 minutes. Grab a foam roller—like the LuxFit Premium High Density Foam Roller—and do them after a workout, …

Stretching

Let teenagers have their kicks. They are only doing what comes naturally

British teenagers are an increasingly responsible and sober bunch. Teen pregnancies are at an all-time low, drug-fuelled dance culture is vanishing, careers are planned from a tender age, and preparations are made for a lifetime of tuition fee loan repayments and pension contributions. Most of the …

Is Monty Python's reunion a bit of a joke?

<b>Charlie Higson, actor, comedian and author</b><p>I vividly remember going to see Monty Python live at the Drury Lane theatre in 1974. It was one of the best nights of my young life. There they were, up on stage, right in front of me, my heroes, the most important thing in my world. The comedy that you're …

Noritaka Minami’s ‘1972’, an inside look at the Nakagin Capsule Tower - The Fox Is Black

The Nakagin Capsule Tower, designed by Kisho Kurokawa, opened in March of 1972 as an ideal for architecture, allowing for a flexible capsule based …

Dwell

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Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced