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Disappearing Act: 14 Minimalist Hidden Kitchens

It makes so much sense: kitchens hidden behind accordion doors, sliding doors, cabinet doors—anything it takes to keep the clutter out of sight when …

3 Simple Things That Will Make You 10% Happier

Ever been really stressed? So stressed you nearly freak out?<p>This happened to Dan Harris… <i>in front of 5 million people</i>.<p><b>On June 7th, 2004, Dan was a</b> …

A long childhood feeds the hungry human brain

The long-standing mystery of why human children grow so slowly compared with our closest animal relatives has been addressed by new research. A study …

11 Reasons To Drink A Tbsp Of Apple Cider Vinegar Daily + More Uses

You’ve probably heard the claims. But even if you are aware of all that apple cider vinegar has to offer, you might find it hard to believe that just …

Cider

14 Foods That Are Healthier Than Kale

Yes, it's true.<p>Kale has been having a moment for quite some time now, mostly because it's green and healthy and tasty–at least as far as lettuce goes. As any registered dietitian will tell you, the veggie does pack a ridiculous amount of healthy vitamins and minerals per calorie. But a new William …

Nutrition

6 Things That Happen to the Body Without Enough Water

The Institute of Medicine suggests women drink about nine cups of water a day, which may leave you wondering whether that's actually worth all the trips to the bathroom. We went straight to the studies to debunk the hydration hype.<p><b>1. You're more likely to have health problems.</b> Higher water intake …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

A Very Emotional Portrait Session of a Family with Their Stillborn Daughter

Lindsey Villatoro is an event and portrait photographer based in Menifee, California. She’s a wife and a mother of three girls who loves taking …

Hate beetroot? 10 delicious recipes to convert you

Sales of beetroot are reported to be soaring, partially due to its (many) health benefits. Xanthe Clay shares her top 10 favourite ways with the vegetable<p>Beetroot sales are soaring – up 20per cent in four years, according to figures by market research specialists Kantar. It’s great news for our …

101 things to do in Paris: cultural hightlights – Time Out Paris

The best museums and art galleries in Paris<p>A behemoth of a museum, the Louvre has galleries and wings so vast you could easily spend a day feasting …

Womb transplants hailed as success in pioneering Swedish project

Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated by relatives and will soon try to become pregnant, has revealed. The women, mostly in their 30s, were born without a uterus or had it removed because of cervical cancer. They are part of the first major experiment to test …

25 Baked Alternatives To Potato Chips And French Fries

Make healthy, baked versions of your favorite junk foods for something way more unexpected than your typical greasy potato-based sides. You might have never known that turnips, beets, and zucchinis could be so indulgent.

Suicide Rates Are Falling in Almost Every Developed Country but South Korea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Last month, the South Korean government released some encouraging news. For the first time in six …

More Children Are Being Medicated For ADHD Than Before

The number of children being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>And families increasingly are opting for medications to treat kids. Two-thirds of children with a current diagnosis are being medicated — …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

Papua New Guinea

World first as woman gets pregnant seven years after ovaries removed

Australian doctors and scientists have achieved a world first, helping a woman to become pregnant seven years after her ovaries were removed during cancer treatment, by grafting frozen tissue on to her abdominal wall.<p>Researchers from Melbourne IVF and the Royal Women's hospital have given hope to …

Poverty Reduces Brain Power: Study

LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Poverty and the all-consuming fretting that comes with it require so much mental energy that the poor have little brain power left to devote to other areas of life, according to the findings of an international study published on Thursday.<p>The mental strain could be …

Medal of Honor recipient urges support for PTSD

Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, who fought valiantly in a nightmarish Afghanistan battle, lives with post-traumatic stress disorder and asks the public to understand the disorder and its effect on troops.<p>August 26, 2013|By Alexei Koseff<p>President Obama awards Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter the Medal of Honor …

Research links children's psychological problems to prolonged screen time

Spending too much time in front of television, DVDs and computer games is taking its toll on children's physical and mental health, according to a government-commissioned report published on Wednesday.<p>Public Health England says there is evidence that children who spend more time watching screens …

Preschoolers who stutter do just fine socially, new study shows - TODAY.com

When parents hear their 3- or 4-year-old struggle with stuttering, many can’t help imagining all the ways it will cause them anxiety, especially when they enter preschool: they’ll be teased, have trouble making friends or be afraid to speak up.<p>But a new Australian study, published Monday in the …

New findings about the human genome bring us closer to schizophrenia treatment

An international team of doctors from the University of North Carolina, MIT, Harvard, and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm have taken a major step toward pinpointing the genetic causes of schizophrenia. The mental illness affecting some 24 million people worldwide has so far proven incurable, …

Baby talk: newborns recall words heard in the womb, research shows

Don't save the baby talk until you've got a newborn to coo at: new research offers provocative evidence that an unborn fetus can not only hear sounds from the outside world, but is actually capable of recalling specific words in the days following birth.<p>In a study out of the University of Helsinki …

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms. Or perhaps you're more of a "left-brained" person, where you're analytical, good at tasks that require attention to detail, and more logically minded.<p>It turns out, though, that this …

two classic sangrias

Last Friday, we had 17 people over for dinner. No, we haven’t moved to a larger apartment. No, my kitchen hasn’t grown to the size of a normal one …