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Drinking tequila could help you lose weight

Excellent news for agave-spirit lovers: while it's widely known that throwing back booze racks up calories, a new study has found a link between …

Word of the Year 2016

The Word of the Year for 2016 is <i>surreal</i>, with lookups of the word spiking for different reasons over the course of the year. Beginning with the …

Vocabulary

How to Deal With Negative People, According to a Psychiatrist

It's impossible to completely escape negativity in life. Some days it seems to be everywhere we turn—in the people we deal with whenever we commute, …

Some similarities 'make the hair stand up on the back of your neck': As populists gain support, historians point towards the 1930s

Eight decades later, the satirical piece of fiction by Sinclair Lewis has gained a new lease of life, becoming a bestseller online following Donald Trump's stunning victory in the US election.<p>Observing Windrip at a presidential campaign event, a journalist describes him as "almost illiterate, a …

Peace Lily Plant Care And Growing Tips

Peace lilies are vibrant and lovely, with verdant leaves that grace any indoor space with a touch of life. They're also on NASA's list of top …

9 Affordable Decor Ideas That Always Wow

(Image credit: Skona Hem )<p>It doesn't just have to be the weeks leading up to the holidays for you to want to jazz up your interiors; rooms can feel …

Architect Visit: A Puget Sound Cabin That Rests Lightly on the Land

Perched on a scenic waterway on the southern end of Puget Sound in Washington state, the Case Inlet Retreat by Seattle architects MW|Works is a cabin …

Gene injection to brain could halt Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease could be stopped in its tracks with an injection into the memory centres of the brain to boost a gene which clears out destructive sticky plaques, scientists believe.<p>Four years ago, researchers discovered that a protein called PGC1 -alpha was vital for preventing the build-up of …

T. Rex Gets His Groove Back

Life was once great, when <i>T. rex</i> could just roar and everyone would run in fear. He was the apex thunder lizard! But then things fell apart. Someone …

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Open Offices Are Bad for Productivity, Study Finds

The results of a new study from Oxford Economics should sound familiar to anyone working in a cubicle. As <i>Forbes</i> reports, working in an open office …

Feeling 'brain fatigued?' Recharge your mind and body with forest therapy

For a healthy mind and body, let nature work its magic.<p>Forest therapy — walking through the woods, using your senses to connect with nature, staying in the present moment, no phones allowed — is taking off in the U.S. as a way to restore sanity.<p>Inspired by Shinrin-Yoku, or “forest bathing,” a …

Self-improvement

Choir sings on plane to honor fallen WWII soldier being brought home

An American soldier who gave his life on a World War II battlefield has come home to a hero's welcome more than 70 years later.<p>At the end of a Delta Air Lines flight from Frankfurt, Germany, to Atlanta on July 18, the pilot informed the passengers that a U.S. Army private would be escorting the …

U.S. Army

11 Adventurous Facts About Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

Recreational Equipment, Inc., which started as small Seattle co-op, now boasts 145 stores in 35 states with flagship locations so expansive customers …

How To Cure Your Hiccups In 15 Seconds Or Less

<b>by Kirsten Howard</b><p>It was for a very different reason that I walked into the doctor’s office that morning. I was after some antibiotics for a chest …

You Can Use Dry Ice to Make Delicious Soft Serve Ice Cream

If the ice cream truck skipped your house today, fear not. It turns out it’s easy to make your own soft serve at home—and practice a little science …

Ice Cream

9 Minor Tweaks That Make Your Kitchen Feel Remodeled

When you can't afford a total gut job, focus on these specific changes instead.<p>Want a new kitchen but don't want to spend the money or time necessary on a major renovation? Forget the idea of the "right" kitchen and improve your space with some "right now" partial remodeling ideas. In her new …

Terrific Kitchen Transformations For $2,000 to $4,000

Dream kitchen renovations are fun to see and all, but it's the DIY pull-them-up-by-their-bootstrap remodels that really hold onto our hearts. Ranging …

The 10 Most Deserted National Parks in America

There's more attention than ever to national parks, and travelers everywhere are reserving campsites and plotting adventurous itineraries to these …

I used to be tired all the time too. 'Segmented sleep' solved that | Peter Papathanasiou

Until Thomas Edison came along, our ancestors preferred to have two sleeps per night with a break in between. Converting back to it has been tricky, but worth it<p>Do you get enough sleep? Of course you don’t. Very few people with busy jobs, young children or smartphones do. Last week, there was yet …

Sleep

The mirth and misogyny of Andy Capp

<b>Andy Capp was a product of the 1950s - an era when newspapers dominated and domestic violence was still a mainstream source of humour. Why, almost 60 years after he first appeared in the Daily Mirror, is a layabout lout from north-east England still popular?</b><p>Homer Simpson called him a "wife-beating …

Frog foam could deliver drug therapy

<b>Foam made by miniature frogs to protect their eggs could offer a clever way to deliver healing drugs to burns patients, say scientists.</b><p>Tough bubbles could trap and deliver medication while providing a protective barrier between the wound dressing and the damaged skin, they believe.<p>The Strathclyde …

Science Proves Your Brain Recognizes the Reality of God, Researchers Say

By Nigel Boys<p>Apparently confirming what the Bible says in Romans 1:20, that since creation, God’s invisible qualities have been clearly seen and …

Keep Track of the Brews You've Sipped With This Scratch-Off Beer Poster

Pop Chart Lab’s wall hanging is perfect for the craft beer aficionado who also has an obsession with cataloging (or a faulty memory). To keep track …

Science Says People Who're Annoyed By Chewing Sounds Are More Creative

Does the slurping or smacking of people’s lips when they are eating really get to you? Maybe you hate going to the movies because the people …

Thought Catalog

You deserve to walk away. You are allowed to leave. You’re allowed to walk away, to let go, and to leave things behind. Pieces of yourself, included. …

Immunology Study Suggests the Appendix Has a Use After All

The appendix has long had a reputation as a redundant organ with no real function. Doctors often remove it even in mild cases of appendicitis to …

The Surprising Reason Women Are Held Back in the Workplace

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer</i> …

9 Simple Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi Network

We’ve all been there: You're watching the latest season of <i>Orange is the New Black</i> on Netflix when, all of a sudden, the video jerks to a stop—and the …

Wi-Fi

The Secret to De-Fogging Your Windshield Revealed...By NASA

Science does it again.<p>Winter is here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't take <i>that</i> long for your defroster to clear your windshield, but if you're harried and already late for …