Gregory Stokes

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Baldness cure could come from side-effect of cancer drug

A cure for baldness could be on the horizon after British scientists discovered that an osteoporosis drug stimulates hair growth three times quicker than other drugs.<p>Around four in 10 men suffer male pattern baldness by the age of 45 and two thirds by the age of 60.<p>At the moment only two drugs, …

Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Mark Cuban grew up working class in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a myriad of odd jobs. Today, Cuban is …

Entrepreneurship

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits

Real confidence is built through hard work and excellent habits.<p>Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in …

Self-help

Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in human tissue.<p>Until now, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to use 3D printing to recreate these intricate …

New NASA imagery shows how fast glaciers are melting

<b>(CNN) —</b> They may appear frozen and immovable, but glaciers, which contain some 69% of the world's freshwater, are slowly slipping into the sea.<p>A new NASA project is tracking the movement of glaciers and ice sheets to show how fast they are melting, and predict what effects this may have on global …

Global Warming

Day Trip To The Most Beautiful Hot Springs In America This Winter

There’s nothing better than a hot springs adventure. However you get there: hiking, driving, snowmobiling… you just <i>know</i> that you have this incredible payoff waiting for you. Because soon you’ll be soaking in a sparkling, hot water pool with breath-taking vistas surrounding you. It’s an incredible …

Hot Springs

Everything you need to know about ashwagandha—the stress-fighting adaptogen of the moment

When it comes to adaptogens—the herbs that health experts like Frank Lipman, MD, tout as nature’s miracle stress fighters—ashwagandha is arguably the …

The trippiest conversation you will hear all day

I am not a science-fiction fan. I’ve never seen an episode of Star Trek, or any of the Star Wars movies, or the Matrix, or any virtual reality Sci-Fi …

Human Population Growth and Extinction

Get the latest on our work for biodiversity and learn how to help in our free weekly e-newsletter.<p><b>+</b> <b>PUBLICATIONS</b><p><b>+</b> <b>RELATED CAMPAIGNS</b><p><b>+</b> <b>MEDIA</b><p>We’re in the …

Aurora, Colorado is giving $1.5 million of its weed tax dollars to the homeless

Last June, the state's tax revenue from marijuana sales surpassed that of alcohol sales for the first time, topping off at $69.9 million.<p>Now, council members in Aurora have a plan for how they're going to budget $1.5 million of that lump sum — and it's to help the homeless.<p>According to the <i>Aurora</i> …

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

Rio De Janeiro

A radical calendar would eliminate time zones and leap years

Imagine living in a world where Christmas always falls on a Monday.<p>There's no more February 29 every four years, as there will be in 2016. And it's the same time everywhere in the world.<p>That's some of the changes we'd see in the <i>Hanke-Henry Permanent Calendar</i>, if it's ever implemented. We'd also …

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

Behavioral research illuminates the very human heart of when, why, and how we fail

As a species, we are not very good at coping with failure. Most of us hate the very idea of it—even if the failing-fast mantras of startup culture, which have now spread well beyond Silicon Valley, pressure us to profess otherwise. We tell ourselves all the time that we have to try, and try, and …

Framing

The New York subway system runs on 100-year-old technology

But every day, hundreds of trains run through the largest subway network in the world on century-old technology. When things go wrong — as they have been doing more and more often— the delays pile up.<p>Let us not forget that we're heading into one of the most challenging times of year for the NYC …

Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

<b>Kim Scott,</b> co-founder of Candor, Inc., has built her career around a simple goal: Creating bullshit-free zones where people love their work and …

Google just got a lot better at understanding questions like an actual person

Google’s search algorithms have gotten better at answering questions over the year, but the company says it’s now taking a new leap forward: understanding the <i>meaning</i> behind your queries.<p>Basically, Google can now break down sentences to work at the intent behind your question, even when you don’t …

What my French doctor prescribed for me in the way of sex

“Do you orgasm every time you have sex?” asks my elderly Parisian gynecologist with a straight face and a heavy French accent. I wait for the punch …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Real Life Diet<p>Jokes. Music. Chicken breast.<p>By Luke Darby2 days agoView More<p>Dating<p>Polyamory is so 2017.<p>By Sophie Saint Thomas17 hours agoView …

Turing Phone gets over 10,000 reservations - are you getting one?

Turing Robotics Industries doesn’t expect to cater to millions of customers, but they sure aren’t going to be having much down time once the Turing Phone is released. Their niche market seems to have a remarkable interest in the security-focused smartphone, as the company has just announced the …

Steve Jobs's Secret to Greatness: Yogananda

The story of the spiritual teacher who was a silent force in the life of the most important entrepreneur of our times.<p>Steve Jobs planned every detail of his own memorial service, held at Stanford University in October 2011, including the brown box each attendee received as a farewell gift. One of …

Spirituality

The 5 Best Fonts To Use On Your Resume

Times New Roman might cost you your next job.<p>While resume font choice may seem trivial, experts say it's actually pretty important. A bad font can take the focus off the accomplishments you've listed.<p>"A reader may not arrive at the content if your font if too distracting," Samantha Howie, senior …

A Single Guy Quit His Job And Spent A Year Interviewing Couples In Love - This Is The Best Relationship Advice He Learned

Nate Bagley says he was sick of hearing love stories that fell into one of two categories - scandal and divorce, and unrealistic fairytale.<p>So he …

Here's the extreme diet regular people used to look like underwear models in 30 days

These people might look like underwear models, but they're not. And 30 days before this photo was taken, they didn't look like this.<p>But in just a few weeks, the women slimmed down to have as little as 12% to 14% body fat and the man had just 5% to 6% body fat.<p>And that woman on the left? She was …

Internet 'rationing' needed as UK cannot keep up with demand

The Internet is already consuming at least 8 per cent of Britain's power output, equivalent to the output of three nuclear power stations, and demand is soaring, says one academic.<p>Internet access may soon need to be rationed or restricted because the UK’s power supply and communications network …

Here’s How Weed Affects Your Body

A synopsis of science's pot-related findings, in honor of today's holiday<p>Our obsession with marijuana’s mystifying powers goes back a long time; though its first documented use was in 2727 BC, there’s some indication that our ancestors cultivated cannabis plants in the earliest days of agriculture. …

After 5 years of practicing mindfulness meditation, I've realised why people think it's impossible

I started practicing mindfulness meditation five years ago, when I was an English teacher living in Seoul, South Korea.<p>I’d sit cross-legged and try …

Meditation

Mirrorless Nikon 1 J5: high-speed, short lag, 4K videos

Nikon‘s DSLR cameras might be getting some tough competition and, quite amusingly, they will be coming from withing Nikon’s own ranks. The new …

Cameras