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How to Get Busy People to Reply to Your Emails

In an episode of <i>The 4-Hour Workweek</i>, author Tim Ferriss’ podcast, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen’s creative partner behind hits like “Superbad” and …

The Hidden Dangers of Medical Scans

Over the past ten years, Jill Nelson, 52, a health coach, personal trainer and counselor in Chicago, has received at least seven computed tomography …

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

The Mystery of the Bible’s Phantom Camels

Once upon a time, Abraham owned a camel. According to the Book of Genesis, he probably owned lots of camels. The Bible says that Abraham, along with …

What Now? 4 Takeaways From the Newest Mammogram Study

The mantra of “the more screening, the better” for reducing deaths from breast cancer took another hit with the latest study on mammography from …

Stream Movies for Free – With a Library Card (But Don’t Cancel Netflix Just Yet)

By the end of the year, patrons of 100 library systems around the U.S. are expected to be able to stream thousands of videos for free. Music albums …

Rick Warren Preaches First Sermon Since His Son’s Suicide

Rick Warren has preached thousands upon thousands of sermons, but this message was different. The last time he had stood the pulpit at his Saddleback …

The Secretive Group Behind Medicare Reimbursements

Earlier this month, the Washington <i>Post</i> published a blockbuster front-page story about a secretive committee that determines what Medicare pays …

New Genes IDd in Obesity: How Much of Weight is Genetic?

Two studies zero in on DNA-based drivers of weight. Is obesity written in our genes?<p>In two separate papers, published in the journal <i>Science</i> and in …

Breast-Fed Babies Achieve Higher Social Status

Studies suggest that breast-feeding can be good for a baby’s health, and now there’s fresh evidence that it may help children to climb the social …

How to use social media to sell more books with @CreateSpace & @GuyKawasaki

<b>Create Space</b> is hosting two workshops with Guy Kawasaki, co author of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur — How to Publish a Book. Guy has written …

Improve your athletic performance naturally with beets: Research

(NaturalNews) If you want to improve your athletic performance and stamina, there's no real substitute for simply putting time into working out. But …

How to Use Behavioral Science to Encourage Energy Efficiency

I’d meant to put this up earlier, but I wanted to post this TED talk from Alex Laskey, the co-founder of the energy efficiency company Opower. I’ve …

How to download and read iBooks for iPhone and iPad

How to find and download books<p>iBooks comes with Apple's iBooks Store built right in. That means you can search or browse for new books and download …

Genetic Test Can Predict Most Aggressive Cases of Prostate Cancer

Analyzing a tumor’s genes can predict which prostate cancers won’t need additional treatment and which cases require more intensive …

How Exercise May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Breaking a sweat does more for your body than just trim your waistline. Exercise may lower a woman’s risk for breast cancer and researchers are …

The Biology of Kindness: How It Makes Us Happier and Healthier

There’s a reason why being kind to others is good for you — and it can now be traced to a specific nerve.<p>When it comes to staying healthy, both …

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Learning From Mistakes Is Harder Than We Think

“Often mistaken, never in doubt.” That wry phrase describes us all more than we’d like to admit. The psychological study of misconceptions shows that …

Don’t Multitask: Your Brain Will Thank You

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. The article below was …

What Does Your Birthday Have to Do With Immune Disorders?

The month in which babies are born can affect how their immune systems develop, and even how vulnerable they are to autoimmune diseases.<p>Scientists …

WHO Suspends Vaccine After 26 Children Die in the Developing World

According to reports, at least 26 children have died and many more have been seriously injured after they were given the 5 in 1 vaccine, Quinvaxem. …

Five Secret iOS Gestures You Need To Know About [Feature]

The iPhone and iPad are magical devices because of one thing: the well-designed hardware and software works in conjunction to make everything just work. The iOS operating system is a thing of beauty, not least of which because there is so much to explore and learn about.<p>As a touch-based platform, …

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Fish: The Fountain of Youth?

Eating fish can be good for the heart and even for the brain, so it’s probably no surprise that pelagic products can lead to a longer life.<p>Omega-3 …

Understanding the Rise in ADHD Diagnoses: 11% of U.S. Children Are Affected

The rates of U.S. children affected by attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are skyrocketing, according to a recent report, but experts …

Could Some of Our Favorite Flavorings Be Damaging Our DNA?

Plants are all-natural sources of all things good for us, right? It turns out some of our favorite plant-based flavorings may do more harm than …

Is Self-Help the Secret to Reducing Childhood Obesity?

There is no shortage of strategies to lose weight, but which work best for children?<p>One in three U.S. kids weighs too much, according to the latest …