Angela Echelmeyer

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I Got a $600 Brain 'Reboot' and It Changed My World

NAD+ therapy can supposedly increase your energy, focus, and help you detox from alcohol and drugs. I thought I'd see for myself.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>It's good to be skeptical about wonder drugs, because often there's nothing wonderful about them at all. So when a finance worker …

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Blood test to spot five deadly cancers could prevent thousands of deaths

A blood test being developed by US scientists could pick up breast, bowel, lung, womb or stomach cancer at an early stage<p>A simple blood test which detects five of the most deadly types of cancer is being developed by scientists.<p>Researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute in the US …

Variations In A Gene Provide Clues About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia might be linked to a gene that tells the immune system to destroy too many connections in the brain, according to the results from a massive gene-focused research effort.<p>Scientists at Harvard University and the Broad Institute studied the genomes of 64,785 people around the world and …

Volkswagen names new CEO as scandal's fallout spreads

Volkswagen appointed a new CEO on Friday at it tried to contain a pollution scandal that continues to land new blows on its reputation.<p>The head of Porsche -- Matthias Mueller -- was promoted to the top job at Volkswagen just hours after the German government said the group had illegally manipulated …

Google now under Android antitrust investigation in the U.S. as well as Europe

Google must wonder whether it will ever be free from antitrust investigations. Following antitrust charges against its search business (cleared in the USA, upheld in Europe), the EU filed a second complaint that Google had abused its dominant position in the mobile field to favor its own Android …

Pope Francis mingles with high and low in New York visit

NEW YORK (AP) — Sweeping through the landmarks of America's biggest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to 9/11 victims' families at ground …

6 awkward conversation topics for Obama, Xi

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Washington on Thursday for his first official state visit, and his interactions with President Barack Obama are sure to include some awkward conversations.<p>Xi will be welcomed to the White House at two dinners -- a smaller dinner on Thursday …

China

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

America's Best "Top-Secret" Beaches

We've happily done our homework to bring you 9 perfect beach spots that are off the beaten path. Each one is gorgeous, and you'll have the sand …

10 New Artists You Need to Know: August 2015

Tunde Olaniran<p><b>Sounds Like:</b> Exuberant and socially conscious electronic pop from the home of underground resistance<p><b>For Fans of:</b> M.I.A., Dev Hynes, …

Music

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Starwatch: Celestial fireworks

Get ready to watch nature’s very own fireworks display as the Perseids meteor shower rolls into town. The shower can be seen every year between 17 July and 24 August, with the peak falling this year on the morning of 13 August. Conditions for viewing the shower are favourable as the moon – a …

The Diet That Could Slow Brain Aging by 7.5 Years

One of the biggest fears we have as we age is losing our cognitive abilities.<p>We want to be able to successfully navigate the day, remember errands, visit with friends and family, and stay independent. Being a burden to loved ones is a frightening prospect.<p>Science is still uncovering how important …

Nutrition

11 Foods Nutritionists Always Keep in their Refrigerators

Add these to your grocery list, stat.

Google Photos’ Unlimited Free Storage Could Clobber Apple’s Expensive iCloud

How much does a terabyte of photo storage cost? On iCloud, $240 a year. Dropbox, $100. Microsoft OneDrive, $84.<p>Google, $0. It’s free on desktop, Android, <i>and iOS.</i><p>Today, Google announced its new Google Photos product, which offers unlimited free storage of photos and videos. The only limits are that …

Google Photos

8 Ways to Spice Up Oral Sex

Going down is about to get even better<p>You probably have a ton of favorite positions when it comes to sex, but what about foreplay? If your pre-sex routine is feeling, well, routine, it’s time to get creative with your mouth moves. Take a page (or eight!) out of the <i>Men’s Health and Women’s Health</i> …

Will These 'Anti Rape' Pants Keep Women Safe From Assault?

We're unsure just how authentic and genuine the following product is, but if real The Headmuns Security Pants are certainly going to turn some heads. …

12 plants that repel unwanted insects

These herbs and flowers can shoo pests from your garden and skin.<p>Are you an insect magnet? If you aren’t, you probably know one. Insect magnets …

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

Information Systems

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

Scientists Make History By Genetically Modifying Human Embryos

After weeks of speculation, it can finally be confirmed that geneticists in China have modified the DNA of human embryos. It’s a watershed moment in …

Genetics

Migrants' bodies brought ashore as EU proposes doubling rescue effort

CATANIA, Italy/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations on Monday, as the first bodies were brought ashore of as many as 900 people feared killed in the deadliest known shipwreck of migrants trying to reach Europe.<p>Three …

Coast Guard

30 Coolest DIY Projects that You’ve Never Heard of – Page 4

16 Cassette Tape Wallet<p>16. Cassette Tape Wallet: Make a Cassette Tape Wallet with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion …

Cassette

10 Flowers To Grow With Vegetables

Companion Planting: How To Deter Pests and Encourage Beneficial Insects<p>Flowers among the vegetables are more than just a colourful addition. They …

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

Speeding up the battle against slowing minds

New research from UCL brings us closer to finding out what’s behind one of our biggest killers<p>Christopher Devas has Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. For his wife, Veronica, this not only means watching Alzheimer’s rob Christopher of his memory and identity, it also means …

Dementia