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Childhood Virus May Have a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

Despite decades of research, scientists have made little progress in halting Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia. But researchers may have …

Dementia

A shopper’s manifesto: These three simple questions are the key to quitting fast fashion

Some years ago, the food advocate Michael Pollan, author of <i>In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto</i>, succinctly summed up the best advice he could offer on how a human should eat: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” It’s so simple you’d hardly think it need be stated, and yet the global rise …

Clothing

Feeling disgust helps us stay healthy, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Disgust is our guardian: Though most of us would rather not feel this unpleasant emotion, it helps us avoid disease and infection, new research suggests.<p>Long before microscopes revealed unseen germs and parasites, humans developed a system of disgust, with six basic triggers warning us to …

Public Health

Sleeping in on the Weekends Could Help You Live Longer

Go ahead and treat yourself by sleeping in this weekend.<p>Sleeping in on Saturday has long been chastised by sleep experts and moms alike — but a new study says the habit could lower your risk of death.<p>Researchers at Stockholm University discovered that adults who logged up to five hours of sleep …

Aging gracefully: Tightening your skin safely and effectively

<b>(CNN) —</b> When it comes to aging, skin shows some of the most visible signs. Wrinkles, thinning and sagging skin, and sun spots known collectively as photoaging have all led to explosive growth in the global anti-aging skin care market.<p>In addition, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five …

Skin Care

Where fat goes when you lose weight

The world is obsessed with fad diets and weight loss, yet few of us know how a kilogram of fat actually vanishes off the scales.<p>Even the 150 doctors, dietitians and personal trainers we surveyed shared this surprising gap in their health literacy. The most common misconception by far, was that fat …

Nutrition

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

Which is the best language to learn?

Once a mark of the cultured, language-learning is in retreat among English speakers. It’s never too late, but where to start?<p><b>An introduction by</b> …

The Tyranny of Convenience

Convenience is the most underestimated and least understood force in the world today. As a driver of human decisions, it may not offer the illicit thrill of Freud’s unconscious sexual desires or the mathematical elegance of the economist’s incentives. Convenience is boring. But boring is not the …

Washing Machines

The secret master code thieves use to break into hotel room safes | The Independent

Many hotel safes can be broken into using a simple code, according to security experts.<p>The problem lies in default settings left by the …

6 Non-Coding Digital Skills To Boost Your Resume

Updated November 13, 2017<p>Do you fear the thought of writing a line of code, but are dying to get a foot into the ever-growing tech industry? Fear not.<p>…

Google Analytics

12 Things Only Professional Cleaners Know

1 of 12<p>Drop of Olive Oil<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 12<p>White Chalk<p>3 of 12<p>Pull the Vacuum Cleaner Slowly<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 12<p>Steam Clean<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

Cleaning

Why Do People Fail at Work-Life Balance? This Study Says It Has Nothing to Do With Productivity

A two-word answer that all successful people get.<p>We're all searching for that sweet work life balance in our careers.<p>But let me tell you something: most people miss the point about work-life balance. Just Google and you will see all these articles about work life balance tips....Don't eat your …

Work-life Balance

20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to …

15 Words You Need to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary

Newsprint is on life support, emojis are multiplying faster than hungry Gremlins, and 300 million people worldwide strive to make their point in 140 …

12 Travel Hacks That Will Make Your Trip So Much Easier, According To Digital Nomads

It would be a huge understatement to say I was not the most savvy traveler when I first became a digital nomad. A savvy traveler, after all, would …

The Languages That Take the Most (and Least) Time to Learn

So, you want to learn to speak and write a new language, huh? Not just “hello” and “thank you,” but really learn it well enough that you could live …

The best way to clean your apples, according to science

How do you clean your apples before you eat them? A rinse under the faucet? A brisk wipe with your sleeve? Whatever the method, chances are you’re doing it wrong, according to a new study.<p>Unless they’re organic, apples have probably been sprayed with synthetic insecticides. In the US, the …

Cleaning

Beware These Risky Cocktail Ingredients When You Go Out Drinking

While cocktails aren’t exactly good for you—alcohol is a toxin after all—some drinks can be more dangerous than others. These dicey craft cocktail …

The Dishes You Should Avoid at Chain Restaurants, According to the People Who Work There

Even if you’ve got a major soft spot for the Olive Garden, no one goes to chain restaurants expecting a five-star dining experience. (And at this …

Olive Garden

Mind-Altering Cat Parasite Just Got Linked to a Whole Lot of Neurological Disorders

"This study is a paradigm shifter."<p>The brain-dwelling parasite <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i> is estimated to be hosted by at least 2 billion people around the …

6 Things You Can Do to Retire by 40, According to People Who Did It

Retiring by 40 might seem like a pipe dream to most people. But it’s surprisingly attainable if you apply the right knowhow and financial …

Retirement

The Case for a Breakfast Feast

Many of us grab coffee and a quick bite in the morning and eat more as the day goes on, with a medium-size lunch and the largest meal of the day in the evening. But a growing body of research on weight and health suggests we may be doing it all backward.<p>A recent review of the dietary patterns of …

Researchers Track an Unlikely Culprit in Weight Gain

For middle-aged women struggling with their weight, a recent spate of scientific findings sounds too good to be true. And they may be, researchers caution.<p>Studies in mice indicate that a single hormone whose levels rise at menopause could be responsible for a characteristic redistribution of weight …

University of Washington

How the once-ridiculed word “finalize” slipped into mainstream American English

“I found the class really impactful.” “I have no bandwidth for this conversation.” “Can you ping me when you’re leaving the house?”<p>Lovers of the English language cringe when they hear corporate speak seep into everyday conversation. But the jargon-ization of language, it seems, is inevitable.<p>In the …

Public Policy

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Language

DNA discovery reveals genetic history of ancient Egyptians

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ancient Egyptians and their modern counterparts share less in common than you might think. That is, at least genetically, a team of scientists have found.<p>Researchers from the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, both in Germany, have …

Evolution

Whole Grain Bread Might Not Actually Be Healthier Than White Bread

Everything is a LIE.<p>If you're automatically assuming that your sandwich is "healthier" for you because you used whole-wheat bread instead of white bread, then sorry, because that sandwich is LYING to you. Many of us have pushed away our beloved white bread in exchange for whole wheat options that …

Nutrition

28 Toxic Thoughts Successful People Refuse to Believe

The biggest threats to your success are in your head.<p>Have you ever thought about all the businesses that do not exist because someone with a great idea didn't feel smart enough or worthy enough to pursue it? I constantly wonder if the next life-changing company is sitting in the mind of someone who …

personaldevelopment

Learn This Simple Technique And You Will Do A Lot More In Less Time

Procrastination, overworking, and burnout seem like constant fixtures in the modern work world. As a result, you lose motivation for activities you …