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Motivational Quotes | Runner's World

The 26.2-mile distance has inspired some wise words throughout the ages.​<p>Motivational sayings from the iconic American runner.​<p>The iconic race has sparked some inspirational sayings throughout the years.​<p>Illustrations By Megan Hetzel<p>A champion is made when you look at the time spent …

Marathons

Japan aims to harness space solar energy

Orbiting craft will gather energy of the sun and utilise microwaves to transfer power to Earth<p><b>Japanese</b> scientists are developing a <b>spacecraft that will have a square screen of solar panels</b> measuring more than 1.2 miles along each side and use microwaves to beam energy down to Earth.<p>Researchers from …

Winter immune boost may actually cause deaths, study suggests

The increase in deaths during winter months is typically put down to icy weather, bouts of flu and the more sluggish lifestyles we adopt as the days draw in. Now scientists have suggested that our own immune systems may be to blame for the annual peak in conditions from heart attacks to diabetes …

Immunotherapy

Stromae Delivers a Heart-Wrenching Performance of "Formidable"

Belgian singer <b>Stromae</b> (né Paul Van Haver) belongs to that rare class of European mega pop star (and we mean mega—his music videos on YouTube have been played more than half a billion times) who has yet to reach commensurate heights in America. In part that may be because he sings in French; but his …

Scientists Probe Puppy Love

It's a question that bedevils dog owners the world over: "Is she staring at me because she loves me? Or because she wants another biscuit?"<p>Research published Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i> suggests that love (or something close) could be behind that stare. The work shows that when dogs and their …

Pets

Here's Why France Just Banned Super-Skinny Models From The Runway

The prevalence of super-skinny models in the fashion world is something that’s constantly discussed and often criticized, but rarely changed. That …

How To Tell If You're Doing OK, In One Chart

We all have our bad days, but that doesn't mean we have to believe we have a bad life.<p>When our circumstances go south, it's easy to think we're not doing well or failing somehow -- but that couldn't be further from the truth.<p>To put things into perspective, we put together the following flowchart. …

Happiness

Making/Taking the Time to Meditate

You've heard about all the benefits associated with mindfulness meditation. You want to be involved, establish a practice, and experience those benefits yourself: lowered stress and anxiety; improved emotional regulation; increases in the areas of attention span, focus, and executive functioning. …

Mindfulness

10 Things Non-Stressed-Out People Know and Do

"Stress" seems to be an epidemic right now -- emails to answer, activities to attend, houses to clean, groceries to buy, jobs to do... the pressure seems never-ending.<p>But here's what you need to know:<p>Stress may be a given in our lives...<p>but being stressed out doesn't have to be.<p><b>What</b> …

Mindfulness

Futurity: Research News from Top Universities

Futurity brings you research news from top universities.