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Loneliness looms as bigger risk for premature death than obesity

Is loneliness a silent killer? Things like obesity and smoking are well established and clear contributors to the risk of premature mortality, but …

Psychology

Can an app change human behavior? This behavioral economics professor is banking on it

Whether personal or professional, change is hard. And the cumulative data is <i>not on</i> our side.<p>Take something obviously detrimental, like smoking. A …

Need a Money Makeover? 8 Must-Read Personal Finance Books

Lay the groundwork for a profitable 2017 with a little end-of-the-year reading.<p>Just about nobody would say 2016 has been smooth sailing. Between a divisive election, the loss of a host of cultural icons, and seemingly endless international turmoil, it seems like this year has been determined to …

Personal Finance

The Future Of Neighborhoods: Five Projects That Show How We’ll Live

Residential life could soon be changing.<p>1. We’ll Generate Our Own Resources<p><b>An ambitious experiment in the Netherlands could be a model for life off the grid.</b><p>When a new housing development called ReGen Village opens as early as next year on the outskirts of Amsterdam, residents won’t have to rely on …

The Best Winter Slow Cooker Recipes, According to Martha Stewart

In the fall and winter months, few things are better than a slow-cooked homemade meal that greets you at the door with a mouthwatering aroma. While …

16 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:<p>1. …

Skip the crunches – here’s how to really work your core

So you want to strengthen your core – join the club. "The core" is part of every fitness class that we all love to hate, and we feel ripped off if we don't work it. Am I right? The endless crunches, the two-minute plank holds and the straight leg lowers are what we want because we think if we feel …

‘The Accountant’ Is The Year’s Best Superhero Movie And Probably Deserves A Sequel

We’ve been having fun here with <i>The Accountant</i> since the first trailer dropped (with Brian Grubb affectionately dubbing it “Nerd Assassin”), so I expected it to be funny. What I didn’t expect was for it to be funny on <i>purpose</i>. <i>The Accountant</i>, starring Ben Affleck as, yes, an autistic assassin …

How principal-residence tax changes will affect every Canadian homeowner

Earlier this week, Finance Minister Bill Morneau introduced tax changes that were aimed primarily at foreign investors in Canadian real estate to ensure they abide by our existing tax rules. But the changes also catch many Canadian residents who, in the past, have often inadvertently escaped paying …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Siblings

This bag will change the way you travel

Going on vacation has its perks — new sights, flavors and cultures among them — but nothing sucks more than schlepping around lots of luggage every step of the way.<p>Now a new backpack-meets-duffle-meets-carry on — a flashy 20-feature product that launched Tuesday on Kickstarter and crushed its …

Four ways to hit your retirement income targets

Those living with the help of investments in retirement have different priorities to those looking for growth in the medium and long term.<p>Retirees who are “decumulating” retirement savings – which means spending them rather than adding to them – do not benefit from market falls by being able to buy …

Japan’s Most Popular Street Style App Has Launched in the U.S.

Social media may have revolutionized the way designers share their work and inspirations, but for true style-watchers, all the noise tends to obscure one enduring question: What are the world’s best-dressed people actually <i>wearing</i> every day? Now, a new app promises to do for personal style what …

Scientists Have Discovered Never-Before-Seen Vessels in The Brain

"They'll have to rewrite the textbooks."<p>Scientists in the US have discovered a new series of lymphatic vessels in the body that link the brain to the …

HEALTH MINISTER & HPB'S WAR ON WHITE RICE SHOW SHOCKINGLY POOR UNDERSTANDING OF NUTRITION

<Facebook note by Richard Seah><p>In its “war against diabetes” the government – led by the Health Minister and the CEO of the Health Promotion Board – …

Diabetes

How to Rotate Video on iPhone & iPad

Many people record video on the iPhone or iPad and have the device oriented vertically, and while there is nothing inherently wrong with that, a side …

Taco Tuesday: 20 party-perfect mini tacos

Forget the chips and dip, and serve these mini tacos at your next soiree instead.

Cooking

NASA Has Detected Strange Signals Coming From The Gravitational Wave Source

This could change everything.<p>Less than half a second after the first direct evidence of gravitational waves was recorded on 14 September 2015, a very …

German automakers who once laughed off Elon Musk are now starting to worry

It wasn't long ago when the German car industry was still laughing out loud about Elon Musk and his Tesla Motors electric car company.<p>The proud makers of the world's top-selling luxury brands such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Porsche could not fathom how a small-time, loss-making upstart from …

Tesla

Double Your Seafood with Surf and Surf Recipes

The ultimate recipes for seafood lovers.<p>We love a good surf and turf platter, which brings together land and sea in delicious harmony. But here's …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

It's Crock-Pot time! 5 chicken chili recipes you can make in a slow cooker

Chicken chili lends itself to the slow cooker so well: After a long simmer, the chicken gets pull-apart tender, with practically no effort on your part. Plus, one batch makes healthful dinners for days. Check out these five fabulous twists, including a Buffalo version, a verde variety and more.<p>1. …

Cooking

How far in advance should you book plane tickets?

<i>This is a new twice-weekly online column highlighting the latest travel news and trends, plus notable destinations.</i><p>I get asked a lot about what destinations to visit. It's a fun question to answer.<p>I don't always know the best <i>time</i> to book a trip, however. I know that hotels in New York, Toronto and …

I Dropped 50 Pounds and Became Addicted to Running

How a pair of jeans and an upcoming wedding inspired Theodora Blanchfield's incredible weight loss<p><b>Before:</b> 189 <b>After:</b> 137<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>As a kid, I was always really active. I was never super skinny, but I played a lot of sports like tennis and gymnastics. Plus, I had that awesome teenage metabolism; I …

Fitness

Fancy Cupcakes

From classic and elegant to whimsical and fun, these 30 stunning beauties convey the message that this is indeed a special occasion.

12 "Zero Belly" Recipes

David Zinczenko

Microsoft Finally Delivers The Windows We All Wanted

Over the last few years, Microsoft seems to have been flailing. Windows 8, while a step in the right direction for the company, was an utter mess and saw slow adoption along with poor developer uptake.<p>Windows 8 went too far, too fast; it was a user experience disaster. As users bemoaned Windows 8’s …

Windows 10

B.C. income growth worst in Canada: analysis

Print<p>Related<p>OTTAWA — B.C. experienced the worst income growth — in fact, incomes declined — of any province in Canada during the 2006-12 period, …

Cuts to Canada’s interest rates shocks financial world, sends loonie plunging

Print<p>The Bank of Canada shocked the financial world Wednesday by cutting interest rates for the first time in more than four years, sending the …