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How to Help Your Parents Retire

One of the toughest transitions into adulthood is when you realize that you need to help your parents instead of the other way around.Add money into …


Elliot Krane: Is Pain A Symptom Or A Disease?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode Getting Better</i><p><b>About Elliot Krane's TED Talk</b><p>Doctors are often puzzled when pain lives on after the underlying cause goes away. Medical professor Elliot Krane explains why it can makes sense to think of chronic pain as a disease.<p><b>About Elliot Krane</b><p>Elliot Krane is …

TED Talks

Why Is It Important To Be Touched?

<i>Part 5 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Five Senses<p><b>About David Linden's TED Talk</b><p>Neuroscientist David Linden thinks that of the five senses, touch is the most overlooked, and perhaps the most important for promoting psychological health.<p><b>About David Linden</b><p>Dr. David J. Linden is a professor in the …

TED Talks

Can Science Make You a Better Athlete?

<b>From genetic to performance testing, technology provides insights into becoming faster, stronger, better.</b>From DNA testing to motion analysis and …

Intel Corporation

Seven Common Retirement Mistakes Seen by Financial Planners

Watching the sunset on the beach every day. Doing a cross-country road trip whenever you feel like it. Finally devoting time to that hobby you’ve …

Yes, The Calorie Is Broken. Here's Why.

“For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that’s a real pain in the rear.”<p>Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he’s a technology director for a textbook publisher. And he’s 5’10” and 245 pounds – which means he is classed as obese.<p>In an effort to lose weight, Nash uses an app to …


How Meditation, Placebos And Virtual Reality Help Power 'Mind Over Body'

While researching the book <i>Cure,</i> science writer Jo Marchant wanted to understand how distraction could be used to nullify pain, so she participated in a virtual reality experiment.<p>During the first part of the experiment, Marchant sat, without distraction, with her foot in a box of unbearably hot …


11 must-see movies completely rejected by the Oscars


How to Get Started in Astronomy

Space is awesome. To appreciate it, all you have to do is look up.<p>Giant balls of plasma held together by gravity, spinning galaxies so far away we don't know if they exist anymore, cosmic dust borne from supernova explosions—space is awesome. To appreciate it, all you have to do is look up.

Why Can’t I Run Faster?

Every runner knows what it feels like to reach his or her limits. But what defines those limits?<p>Contrary to the outdated locker-room myth, the reason you hit your limits is not simply that lactic acid is scorching your muscles. Instead, the sensations you feel while running each correspond to a …


Smart Bicycle Compass Embraces the Freedom of Travel

London design studio MAP invented a convenient compass that lets cyclists have fun while traveling. BeeLine is a navigation system that wirelessly connects to a user's phone from a handlebar attachment. Once a destination is selected and your phone is put away, BeeLine won't give you strict, …


Use a facial cleanser: Appearance Rituals

Share<p>Tweet<p>8. Use a facial cleanser<p>Thinkstock<p>For immediately brighter skin, massage your face with a high-quality facial cleanser while you're in the shower. Look for one that contains an exfoliant or a 2% salicylic acid solution, as either will help to get gunk out of your pores, resulting in …

Skin Care

Books of the year 2015 - a scientist's reading list

The twenty-three books this scientist read in 2015 in search of stimulation and amusement. For the most part, he was not disappointed<p>Here continueth a tradition I started way back in 2013, having resolved at the beginning of that year to read less internet and more books. I present a review of the …


Pedi-Scope is a heads-down display for cyclists

As many bike riders will know, sustained cycling can end up being a pain in the neck – literally. Tilting your head down toward the ground can …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

Hoka-Vibram Doublers

Can you be minimalist and maximalist at the same time?<p>Running shoe research was a really hot topic for a few years -- all the controversy that followed the rise of minimalist running, all the studies that were launched, and so on. These days, you don't hear so much about it. There's still lots of …

New Hampshire

Time-lapse videos of Earth capture line between life and death

Astronaut Alexander Gerst combines more than 12,000 photos taken about the International Space Station in 2014 into a collection of spellbinding videos that show our lively planet in gorgeous HD.<p>We've already taken a look at some of the best still photos captured of the Earth from space in the past …

Time-lapse Photography

A 'Little Summer' in Costa Rica

<i>(Photo Credit: Hilary Solan)</i><p>Having worked at Travelzoo long enough, it had been drilled into me that <b>Costa Rica</b>'s dry season runs the months between Christmas and Easter and is considered by many the optimal time to visit the ecologically diverse country. But after talking to enough colleagues who …

Costa Rica

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