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The Magic Three: Why nobody has facelifts anymore

Sitting next to a friend at dinner recently I was intrigued to find out what (or which doctor) was responsible for her skin upgrade from fabulous to absolutely incredible. She proceeded to give me a brilliantly concise response, telling me exactly what new treatments she had been trying and where.<p>A …

Skin Care

These Lunch Recipes Taste Delicious and Help Reduce Belly Fat

Sorry if you're tired of hearing that abs are made in the kitchen, but it's true! Eating certain foods that are proven to diminish belly fat can make tackling that belly fat through diet even more effective. Choose foods such as eggs, lean protein (especially fish like salmon), tofu, whole grains, …

Healthy Eating

Stuck in Old Ways of Thinking? Try This Simple Innovation Technique

How to root out orthodoxies and generate breakthrough ideas for innovation (that no one else has thought of)<p>A great way to get unstuck and find breakthrough ideas is to Identify the orthodoxies and assumptions that rule your business. Assumptions are beliefs we take for granted and accept as true. …

“Assault and battery” in the delivery room: The disturbing trend of obstetric violence

Kimberly Turbin wasn’t expecting childbirth to be a pleasant experience, but she wasn’t expecting it to be a nightmare either.<p>On May 4th 2013, she was sitting on the couch at a friend’s house. They had plans to go out for seafood in San Pedro, next to the Los Angeles Harbor, and 27-year-old Turbin …

Pregnancy

Mothers who regret having children are speaking up like never before

Photoillustration by Stephen Gregory & Heshmat Saberi<p>‘I regret having children’<p>In pushing the boundaries of accepted maternal response, women are …

How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Addiction

Patrick Perotti scoffed when his mother told him about a doctor who uses electromagnetic waves to treat drug addiction. “I thought he was a swindler,” Perotti says.<p>Perotti, who is 38 and lives in Genoa, Italy, began snorting cocaine at 17, a rich kid who loved to party. His indulgence gradually …

Drug Addiction

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Relationships

The good that men do should live after them; the bad should be interred with their names

We can keep this one.<i>Nature</i> published a catastrophically bad editorial a while back, in which an anonymous someone whined about how tearing down …

Sleep Deprivation May Treat Depression. But Would It Ever Be Prescribed?

The idea that sleep deprivation might treat depression isn’t new. Studies for a number of years have attested to the connection, as counterintuitive as it may be. Depression is well-known to be linked to disrupted sleep cycles (both long and short), as it seems to mess with our circadian rhythms. …

Sleep

IBM: Never Mind The Cloud, Here Is What Should Excite Investors

When I last covered International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), I made the argument that while the company is inherently riskier than competitors …

Blockchain

Prettiest NYC homes that hit the market this week

This week’s edition includes a David Chipperfield-designed townhouse and Phil Jackson’s Midtown apartment.<p>Every week, Curbed covers dozens of market listings that vary in price, location, size, grandeur, quirkiness, and other distinct characteristics. If they managed to capture our attention, that …

West Village

Make Tough Decisions By Seeking Excellence, Not Perfection

If just the thought of having to choose between two undesirable alternatives gives you a headache, don’t quit your job.<p>If you obsess about which direction to take because you know you’ll have to live with any mistake you make, be sure to clock in tomorrow and thank your employer for the …

Self-improvement

Best Transatlantic Airline To Fly Premium Economy

Which is the best Premium Economy transatlantic airline? British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Delta, American Airlines or Norwegian?<p>Norwegian airlines …

Little Rock Nine: the day young students shattered racial segregation

Minnijean Brown Trickey didn’t intend to make a political statement when she set off with two friends for her first day in high school. She was, after all, only 15. “I mean, part of growing up in a segregated society is that it’s a little sort of enclave and you know everybody,” says Trickey, who …

Black History

What Do You Do When You Discover Your Husband Has Been Lying for Years? How One Woman Handled the Deceit

Her husband's lies were small in the scheme of things—but how could she trust anything else he said?<p>Imagine that you've met your soul mate, tied the …

Does Gratitude Make Us More Productive?

We’ve all been encouraged to feel more grateful. But in today’s fast-paced life, we can find ourselves perpetually focusing on what’s next at the …

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Here's why you shouldn't be jealous of your narcissistic ex's new partner

If you ended the relationship, they might still be trying to get back into your life. This is why the "no contact" stage — where you completely erase them from your life — is so important for you to move on.<p>However, if they broke up with you, you might be still grieving for what you once had. It's …

How Two Chicago Finance Execs Are Helping Legal Cannabis Entrepreneurs Open Bank Accounts

One of the hardest things for a legal marijuana business to do is open a bank account, because Federal law prohibits it. In Washington state, which will sell about $1B of marijuana this year, just a handful of small banks and credit unions offer banking to cannabis businesses.<p>Two entrepreneurs in …

The Way We Teach Math Is Holding Women Back

First Daughter Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos toured the National Air and Space Museum with a group of middle school students …

How Witnessing Your Wounds Can Curtail Your Anger

“When my daughter Stacy stands there with her arms flailing in the air, screaming 'No' at the top of her lungs, it’s as if I’m back in time, once …

Little Girl Attempts To Play With Game Boy, Flabbergasted By Lack Of Touchscreen

Feeling obsolete yet?<p>Remember those halcyon pre-touchscreen days ― when your favorite Nintendo game console could only be played by pressing <i>buttons</i>?<p>This little girl doesn’t.<p>In this viral clip, watch as netizen Chris Cohoon’s young daughter tries playing with an old-school Game Boy by pressing …

Jennifer Egan: ‘I was never a hot, young writer. But then I had a quantum leap’

In interviews, Jennifer Egan used to spend a fair amount of time explaining what she <i>wasn’t</i> interested in doing with her writing. Verisimilitude was boring. The linear was “the weird scourge of writing prose”. Conventional narratives were absolutely not her bag. In the same conversations, she would …

Books

7 tricks to instantly appear competent

<i>Yu Han/Business Insider</i><p>In one study, Brigham Young University researchers had 28 university students listen to recordings of six people whose voices …

Neuropsychology study finds negative stimuli captures the attention of depressed people

By analyzing electrical brainwaves, a team of scientists from Texas has found that depressed people are drawn to negative information in a way that …

How to Forget Hurtful Words

The childhood saying “sticks and stones might break my bones, but words will never hurt me” simply isn’t true. Whether someone has called you an …

How to Convert All That Flirty Texting Into an Actual Date

<i>Hi Emily—</i><p><i>I'm a 27-year-old female, and I've basically been single my entire adult life. I've had relationships but nothing longer than a few months. I've wanted to be in a relationship for as long as I can remember, but I also try to put it out of my mind so I don't obsess about it. I've met a few</i> …

This Is the Daily Exercise You Need to Boost Your Brain Power

Brain games do not make you smarter. Companies like Lumosity made their bones throwing around terms like 'brain elasticity' to peddle their specific …

OCD: Cognitive behavioral therapy improves brain connectivity

Researchers have used brain scans to measure changes in the cerebral activity of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder after undergoing a type of …

The Brain

‘My quitting teaching had very little to do with the kids and everything to do with the grown-ups’

It took 24 years of marking dog-eared exercise books, resolving "friendship issues", planning lessons (and then planning new ones as the entire …