Liz J

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How people die from the flu

Please go get your flu shot. Seriously.<p>Every flu season is a deadly flu season. Though this year may feel worse than usual—and may end up being deadlier—it’s also a grave reminder that influenza <i>always</i> kills people. We’re just sometimes more aware of it.<p>For the many thousands who contract the flu …

Brexit impact studies leak reveals which regions will be hit hardest

Theresa May's Brexit "war cabinet" will meet again on Thursday against a backdrop of official forecasts showing the regions and sectors of the economy which face being hardest-hit by withdrawing from the European Union.<p>Impact studies released to MPs by the Government reveal the North East of …

Great Britain

Bermuda becomes first jurisdiction in the world to repeal same-sex marriage

British island territory swaps marriage for domestic partnerships for LGBT couples in move criticised as attack on equal rights<p>Bermuda has become the first jurisdiction to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage, in what critics have called an unprecedented rollback of civil rights by the …

Same-sex Marriage

Antisocial Personality Complicates Substance Abuse Treatment

For substance abusers who also have antisocial personality disorder, it can be a monumental struggle to get through an entire drug or alcohol …

The Northern Hemisphere's temperature has reached a terrifying milestone

<b>Update</b>: since this post was originally published, the heat wave has continued. As of Thursday morning, it appears that average temperatures across the Northern Hemisphere have breached the 2 degrees Celsius above "normal" mark for the first time in recorded history, and likely the first time since …

The Neuroscience of Emotional Intelligence

How aware are you of your emotions? Moreover, can you control them or adapt them when you are in the workplace? Perhaps you are the stoic, unflustered employee who deals rationally with every crisis even though you want to punch someone? Or are you the employee who senses a colleague is feeling …

Talk to yourself out loud? Here's why experts say that's a good thing

“Keys. Keys,” you mumble while trying to remember where the heck your car keys are.<p>Suddenly, you spot them.<p>Is it possible that talking aloud about the keys helped you to find them? Or when you're mentally working through different scenarios, going through them out loud can help you focus.<p>Recently …

Self-help

Mad Max: Fury Road Makeup Artist Lesley Vanderwalt on the Secret to That Post-Apocalyptic Glow

“I can’t say it was one of my most beautiful films,” laughs Lesley Vanderwalt, the Australian hair and makeup designer charged with bringing <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i>’s desert wasteland to life. And though it’s true that George Miller’s post-apocalyptic vision is not conventionally beautiful, there is an …

5 Superfoods to Jump-Start Your Weight Loss

<i>All the choices at the grocery store can be quite overwhelming, but thankfully dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health has some simple advice: put these foods in your cart for health and weight loss.</i><p>Feeling overwhelmed at the supermarket? There's a reason. The typical grocery store is …

The Importance of Angles

The hairs on the back of your neck rise to attention; the crashing of waves pierce the air; the cacophony rises to a mind blowing crescendo, and you brace for the weight of the water coming directly at you. The moment expires, you are merely sitting on your couch, a magazine open in your hands. For …

To treat the heart, start with the gut

Blocking gut reactions could help defend against heart disease.<p>Intestinal microbes break down the essential nutrient choline, abundant in meat and …

Medical Research

Psychologist: Mental Illness Is a Result of Intolerable Circumstances, Not Defective Genes

The health professions make a grave mistake when they treat mental illnesses as “discrete brain conditions that are largely genetically determined …

If you brag about your relationship on Facebook, here's what that really means

Relationship posts are like birds in the wild in that they are EVERYWHERE. So, naturally, Science got its observation goggles on and decided to take …

Extra Bright Supernova Could Change the Way We Measure the Universe

This could change the way we view standard candles.<p>The discovery of an extra bright supernova has baffled researchers. The research, available on the arXiv pre-print server, could change the way we view these cosmic explosions.<p>When stars die, they produce some of the most violent explosions in the …

Universe

The jobs that work the most unpaid overtime

The left half - right half divide in human brains is a myth, scientist says

Whilst few people would claim to be well versed in the nuances of neuroscience, one idea about the human brain seems to have captured the public …

The Brain

Doing Something Different for Anxiety and Depression

The aim of many ‘talking therapies’ is to help people understand how their unreasonable or unwanted thoughts can harm their sense of well-being. …

Instant noodles and formula milk are 'making babies gay' says Mayor

Indonesian mayor Arief R Wismansyah made these bizarre comments at a pregnancy seminar<p>A city mayor in Indonesia has come under fire for suggesting instant noodles and formula milk are 'making babies gay'.<p>Arief R Wismansyah made the bizarre claim during a pregnancy seminar in the city, located to …

Scientists revive microscopic water bears after 30 years of deep freeze

The hardy tardigrade sets a new personal best<p>In the Animal Olympics event of Surviving Horrible Things, tardigrades would take home the gold, silver, and the bronze. These eight-legged, microscopic creatures — also known as "water bears" — are probably the hardiest animals in existence, able to …

The Teens Using Instagram Hashtags to Glorify Suicide

Ana, Annie, Bella, Deb, Mia, Perry, Sue, and Sophie aren't real girls. They're abbreviations for mental health issues and eating disorders used by teenagers looking to band together through personal stories on Instagram.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Alps</i><p>Ana, Annie, Bella, Deb, Mia, …

4 cosmic phenomena that travel faster than the speed of light

But that's not the entire story. In fact, it's just the beginning.<p>Before Einstein, mass — the atoms that make up you, me, and everything we see — and energy were treated as separate entities. But in 1905, Einstein forever changed the way physicists view the universe.<p>Einstein's Special Theory of …

Christian Bale Has Finally Found A Health Reason For Refusing A Movie Role

Christian Bale has made quite a career out of going to extremes to portray characters as realistically as possible. Sometimes he just has to put together the easy package of a wig and a weird accent, but more often than not he is gaining and losing weight at astonishing levels faster than you can …

Enzo Ferrari

I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream is Night Dive's latest old-school revival

Revamping the philosophical point-and-click with touch controls<p><i>I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream</i>, the classic ‘90s adventure game for Windows PC based on the Harlan Ellison story of the same name, has quietly reappeared on contemporary hardware this week. Mobile developer DotEmu launched the …

Michael Caine: 'I was never self-destructive - other people had tried to destroy me'

Michael Caine

Scientists say sorry, but speed reading doesn't work

Instead of spending an hour poring over a dense scientific paper I'm writing about, I'd spend just a few minutes and understand everything perfectly.<p>Unfortunately, while there are plenty of businesses out there claiming they could teach me to do just that, a new study suggests those claims are …

This Study Will Make You Happy You’re So Emotional

There are lots of reasons not to bottle up your emotions. The general consensus is that you’re happier, healthier and have better relationships when you let those feelings out. And now a new study says you can add one more benefit to the list: Your work will be better if you use it to express your …

Creativity

One in four people have been diagnosed with a mental illness

One in four adults has been diagnosed with a mental illness – but a <i>fifth</i> of people still think "one of the main causes of mental illness is a lack of …

Mental Health

Here's The Most Effective Way to Lose Weight With Minimal Effort, According to Science

You don't need to slave away on the treadmill.<p>So you want to lose a few kilograms. You've heard the mantra: "Eat right. Work out."<p>But when it comes …

Fitness

New York’s Favorite Healthy Café Makes the Move to L.A.

When Heather Tierney opened up her plant-centric juice bar and café the Butcher’s Daughter in New York’s Nolita neighborhood in 2012, she didn’t set out to sell the virtues of a meat-free diet. If anything, the smashed avocado toasts and market-driven salads were designed to be “hearty and …