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This tree beautifully reveals the relationships between languages

For reasons both poetic and pragmatic, the tree has historically been the designer's go-to inspiration for mapping relationships. In the graphic below, Finish-Swedish illustrator Minna Sundberg artfully uses this format to trace the world's largest language families.<p>All of the languages illustrated …

Language

We All Want More Success, So Why Do We Keep Sabotaging Ourselves?

I’m fascinated by human behavior and the idea that we can say one thing yet act differently. We want to start a business, grow a business, go to the gym, start a diet, start a project — and deep down we really want to but, somehow, we don’t.<p>Why is that? Isn’t that counterintuitive?<p>We know this …

Self-improvement

Bill Gates Shares the 5 Books You Should Read This Summer

Bill Gates wants you to do some serious thinking this summer. For his annual list of the best books to read this season, Gates has selected five …

Books

Poorest and brightest girls more likely to be depressed – UK study

Brighter girls and girls from poorer families are more likely to be depressed by the time they enter adolescence, according to a study triggering fresh concern about soaring rates of teenage mental illness.<p>The government-funded research identified the two groups as being most at risk of displaying …

Mental Health

Strengthen and Stretch Your Back With These Simple, Effective Exercises

The following is a simple workout to stretch and strengthen the back with a mix of dynamic and static stretches as well as elements of yoga. Perform …

Workouts

Neuroscience shows listening to music has kind of the same effect as meditation

What do the Dalai Lama and a bass-music fanatic getting low at 3am at Burning Man have in common?<p>A surprising amount, actually.<p>From mood enhancement and relaxation to full-blown oneness with the cosmos, music has the ability to powerfully shift our state of mind. Meditation is not that different. …

Mindfulness

This Diet Can Improve Blood Sugar Balance, According To Science

Historically, doctors, researchers, and health care professionals have avoided suggesting a low-carb diet to people—especially children—with …

Diabetes

Trump's new crusade against the NHS has the potential to destroy his reputation in Europe once and for all

There’s lots of chatter in the travel blogs about low fares from the US to Europe this summer and how Americans should rush to take advantage. Many …

Donald Trump

Broccoli is the only vegetable you actually need to eat, according to a doctor

The next time you go to make a green smoothie, you can put down the spinach and other vegetables and pick up something a little different instead.<p>According to Dr Rangan Chatterjee, the author of "The Four Pillar Plan" and a correspondent on the BBC programme Doctor in the House, there is only one …

Wellness

3 Plants That Generate Oxygen Even at Night – Get One for Your Bedroom

Plants are awesome and we all love them, right? It has been said that trees and plants are the lungs of the earth. Through a process called …

Botany

How does exercise keep the heart young?

A recent study published in <i>Nature Communications</i> identifies a link between exercise and the heart's ability to regenerate new muscle cells under …

General Hospital

What everyone gets wrong about introverts — including why they are not antisocial or lazy

When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time alone, avoiding social situations.<p>But being an introvert isn't really anything to do with how much you like spending time with other people. In fact, introverts can have some …

Behavioral Sciences

The One Thing Happy People Do Daily That Makes a Difference

We all know people who seem to be just naturally cheerful and upbeat. Our friend, “Sam,” immediately comes to mind. His partner “Beth” told us that …

Happiness

How do you change your mindset to be more positive?

<b>Excellent question!</b><p>There are so many reasons for not having a positive mindset. We fail at something, we don’t achieve what we set out to do, we …

Happiness

Life gets better after 50: why age tends to work in favour of happiness

When Jonathan Rauch fell into the doldrums in his 40s, he had no idea why. Life was good: he had a successful career, a solid relationship, good health and sound finances. Then he learnt about the happiness curve and it all became clear.<p>Academics have found increasing evidence that happiness …

Happiness

A Consumer’s Guide to Practical HIIT Workouts | Poliquin Article

“Easy does it!” was the theme of physical fitness in the 80s and 90s. Spearheaded by Dr. Kenneth Cooper, steady-state aerobic training was considered …

Exercise

A fitness blogger shared a photo of herself with 'obese' measurements — and it proves how misleading numbers can be

• <b>Fitness blogger Lucy Mountain is committed to dispelling fitness and nutrition myths and promoting body positivity.</b>• <b><br>Mountain recently shared a</b> …

Fitness

Is it possible to exercise too much? Heart expert says yes

When most people think of extreme athletes — Ironman triathletes, marathoners, and even those who compete in 100-mile ultra marathons — the picture of a very fit, very healthy person comes to mind.<p>But people who consistently run 15- to 20-miles as often as three to five days a week might be doing …

Exercise

Halle Berry At 51: How She Has The Body Of A 30-Year-Old — Check Out Her ‘Tuff Tire’ Workout Video

Halle Berry showed off how hammering a tire with a sledgehammer is a great way to get a buff body. We’ve got the video of her wild workout.<p><b>Halle …

Exercise

The Original Women's Olympic Marathon Champion, Now 60, Is Still at It

Joan Benoit Samuelson, the original women's Olympic marathon champion, is standing in front of a bold hot-pink banner emblazoned with a giant Nike …

Marathons

A Review of Peloton's New Treadmill Class . . . From a Non-Runner Herself

I'm going to get this right out there and say that I am by no means a runner. For some, the weight room is daunting, but for me, it's undoubtedly the treadmill that makes me shake. It's not the cardio itself, I literally could rock on an elliptical unbothered for hours, and back-to-back indoor …

Exercise

Baking Soda May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Baking soda is often touted for its many uses, ranging from household cleaning to dental care and more.<p>Now, treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be …

Pain

5 ways you can actually slow the aging process

<i>Every human is made to grow and age—that’s just a fact. But how*we age depends on a number of factors, and there are ways you *can* slow down the</i> …

Wellness

No Cinderella: Margo Jefferson on the real Meghan Markle

In February I saw a photo of Meghan Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge sitting next to each other at the Royal Foundation Forum, wearing colour coordinated dresses (lavender for Kate, deep purple-blue for Meghan). It wasn’t their dresses I minded, it was how they sat – legs crossed neatly at the …

Royal Family

Intermittent fasting may have 'profound health benefits'

Intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity among people looking to shed extra kilograms and maintain a healthy weight. Researchers argue that …

Holistic Medicine

What are 10 habits that are good for a person to get into?

These are my Top 10 habits I’ve developed over the last 33 years after studying entrepreneurs, executives from Fortune 1000 companies and my own …

Top 10

You Should Throw Away Your Germy Kitchen Sponge Immediately. Here’s How to Wash Your Dishes Instead

<i>This article originally appeared on Time.</i><p>Quick—what’s the germiest room in the house?<p>You might be surprised to learn that it’s not the bathroom. …

E.coli

At first life without a smartphone was terrifying. Then it was beautiful

<i>In an attempt to try and battle an addiction to my smartphone (I’m sure most of us suffer from this addiction in some measure these days), I took a pretty radical step. I went out and bought a basic Nokia to use outside of work as much as I could. This “dumbphone,” as it’s called, would only allow</i> …

Mind

The 8 most in-demand job skills for 2018 and the online courses you can take to learn them

We live in a technological age — and there is no going back. For anyone looking to get ahead in their career, mastering certain skills is absolutely …

Project Management

End of ageing and cancer? Scientists unveil structure of the 'immortality' enzyme telomerase

Making a drug is like trying to pick a lock at the molecular level. There are two ways in which you can proceed. You can try thousands of different …

E.coli