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Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

Got a HELOC? Your Monthly Bill Is About to Get Much Bigger

Interest rates are rising, and while most homeowners today have fixed-rate mortgages, millions of them also have home equity lines of credit (HELOC), which are suddenly getting more expensive.<p>These second loans are generally adjustable rate, tied to shorter term interest rates, and that means the …

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Apple is losing its lead in smartphones

He was wrong.<p>It's been over nine years and no one has made a better phone than the iPhone. But after all these years, the iPhone's lead has never been smaller. In fact, it's razor thin.<p>This week I reviewed the Galaxy Note 7, the new phone from Samsung that beats the iPhone in a lot of key ways.<p>It …

Mobile

17 Psychological Tricks To Make People Like You Immediately

Most friendships develop so naturally that you don't even realize how or when they started.<p>Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend …

Staying Single Might Be Even Better For You Than Getting Married

For all you single ladies (and everyone else).<p>Despite what society might try to tell us, being single doesn’t have to be a bad thing - in fact, for …

Psychology

Something crazy is happening to Swiss bonds, and it's a sad sign for the world economy

These days, things aren't so straightforward: The sovereign-debt markets have devolved into a bizarro world of upside-down expectations. Yields on government bonds from all around the world have been plunging thanks to anxious investors buying them for their safety. (Bond yields fall as prices …

Economics

Scientists made an online calculator that tells you your 'fitness age,' and you can try it right now

But if you exercise pretty frequently and eat right, then you might be a lot younger than you think — at least as far as something called your "fitness age" is concerned.<p>The "fitness-age calculator," which determines your fitness age based on how physically fit you are — rather than how many years …

New York City

Science Says Eating Pasta Could Make You Thinner

There's a catch, but it's not too bad.<p>Apparently, dreams come true. A new study published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes says that consuming …

Holistic Medicine

10 Instagram Hashtags Every Travel Lover Should Stalk

Reading through top travel blogs and watching the best YouTube travel vloggers are two ways to see the world, without even leaving your bed, but the actual <i>search</i> for cool content can surface some of the greatest stuff. So, while we love curated recommendations as much as the next gal, we’ve …

Social Media

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‘Brexit’ could send shock waves across U.S. and global economy

Britain's departure from the European Union could send shock waves across the global economy and threaten more than a trillion dollars in investment and trade with the United States.<p>International policymakers are ramping up their warnings of the dangers of a British exit - popularly known as …

Economy

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How Budget Airlines Keep Fares Low—And Still Make Money

Have you ever wondered how RyanAir can offer their insanely low fares? A new video gives a detailed breakdown of how budget airlines trim the …

66 Things to Do and See in Paris

From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most entertaining, most exquisite, and most quintessentially Parisian attractions and activities the city has to offer.<p>From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most …

France

Audi finally gets around to building a new A5

Seriously, it felt like the last one's been around since 2007. Oh, wait, it has.<p>The current A5, the one you see just about everywhere, marked the separation of Audi's small executive two-door from the A4 lineup, where it existed in convertible form only. Currently, the A5 is old news, having been …

Audi

Man denies murder after allegedly being spotted wheeling dead body down New York street

A man has been arrested and charged with murder after allegedly being spotted wheeling a dead body through a New York street.<p>The New York Police Department said an off-duty detective saw Anthony Lopez, 31, using a metal dolly to transport the corpse on Friday morning on Staten Island.<p>Mr Lopez, 31, …

WATCH: How to Solve The Famous 'Grandfather Paradox' of Time Travel

If you went back in time and killed your grandfather, would you still be born? Or did you just kill yourself?<p>The concept of time travel is …

Quantum Mechanics

Futurist Ray Kurzweil wants to use tiny robots in our bloodstream to fight disease and live forever

In an interview with Playboy, Kurzweil described a future in which microscopic robots inhabit our bloodstream, helping our immune system fight disease.<p>"By the 2020s we'll start using nanobots to complete the job of the immune system," he said. "Our immune system is great, but it evolved thousands …

Immunotherapy

Researchers discover a universal law of superconductivity

The immutable laws that govern our universe – such as those that reign over the observable world in classical mechanics and those that rule the …

Nanotech

Astronomers just saw a black hole blow something incredible into space with tremendous force

Until now, astronomers could only theorize.<p>But after an exciting observation recently announced in the journal Science, an international team has witnessed first-hand the violent battle between a sun-like star and supermassive black hole — and its incredible aftermath.<p>What they observed is an …

Universe

Europe is starting to shut down the free flow of refugees

While most of the 28 nations in the bloc pledged to take in thousands of refugees — Germany promised to take 800,000 asylum seekers in 2015 alone— the EU has started putting up barriers to manage the flow.<p>EU and Balkan leaders met in Brussels over the weekend and hashed out a 17-point plan to …

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Chinese investors lost $1.2 billion in the country's wild west online lending industry

Henry Yin, managing director of CreditEase, one of China's biggest platforms, gave an idea of just how big and dangerous it is by outlining how huge losses have been so far.<p>Speaking at the LendIt Europe conference in London last week, Yin said Chinese investors, the majority of them unsophisticated …

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World's Top 5 Haunted Hotels

Enjoy a spooky stay this Halloween season at one of our favorite haunted hotels. From former prisons to medieval mansions to the property that inspired "The Shining," these terrifying retreats offer adventurous vacationers an up-close encounter with the spirit world. While some play down the …

Horror

China now has more billionaires than the United States

For the first time, there are now more billionaires in China than in the United States.<p>The country boasts 596 billionaires, up 242 from last year, …

GOLDMAN: Welcome to the '3rd wave' of the financial crisis

The financial disaster, which started seven years ago with the collapse in US real estate and investment banking, has entered its third phase, according to a team of Goldman Sachs analysts.<p>This wave is characterised by rock-bottom commodities prices, stalling growth in China and other …

Markets

Nest gets more smart home devices talking to each other

Getting your connected-home gear to actually connect with one another can be a pain. Nest is trying to alleviate at least some of that hassle by adding Weave, its ad-hoc networking system to Works with Nest, it's third party development platform. Weave lets items talk to each other without relying …