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This super-soothing breathing exercise may help you catch more zzz’s

For the chronic insomniac, a good night’s sleep is about as elusive as achieving the ever-mysterious runner’s high (and TBH—it’s likely just as …

Experts Say These 9 Things Are The Secret to Living a Longer Life

The mystery of the blue zones.<p>"Blue zones" are areas of the world where people live considerably longer lives. On these territories we can find …

Should You Shower in the Morning, or at Night? Yes.

There were few greater sins in my childhood home than going to bed dirty, though I could sometimes appease my mother by just washing my feet before slipping between the clean sheets. Now, as an adult, I cannot bear to get in bed with the grime of the day clinging to my skin. And I’m not alone.<p>We …

Skin Care

This Gene Links Red Meat to Cancer, And Now We Finally Know Where It Came From

It turns up in some surprising places.<p>There's already an established link between eating red meat and a higher risk of cancer. Now a study on the …

Biology

Stay away from these 5 foods before bed for better sleep (and long-term health)

The whole eating-before-bed thing is a delicate dance. Overindulging can lead to a restless night; but if you go to bed with your stomach growling, …

How to sleep well on a plane—even in coach

Anyone who’s ever tried getting some quality shut-eye on an economy-class flight knows it’s easier said than done. Between having barely any personal …

Scientific Ways To Fix The Most Common Sleep Problems

(Via Journal Of Applied Physiology)<p>Life can become a bit of a nightmare when you have trouble sleeping at night, and whether you're a light sleeper, …

Sleep

Eating almonds with chocolate may lower cholesterol

(Reuters Health) - Overweight and obese people who eat almonds and chocolate every day may have lower cholesterol than their counterparts who don’t consume these foods, a recent experiment suggests.<p>Consumed separately, almonds and chocolate have each been linked to lower blood sugar, blood …

These are 15 of the best photos scientists took in 2017 — and they show the world in stunning ways

Scientists explore the most unique corners of our world. They survey the frigid waters underneath the edge of Antarctica, watch polar bears circle as they look for a patch of ice to rest on, and gaze up at the stars from the high altitude Chilean desert.<p>They're able to capture some pretty stunning …

Scientific breakthrough? Experts find way to reverse aging

It's understood that degenerative diseases like Alzheimers and cancer can make a person's “golden years” look pretty bleak. However, there’s some hope on the horizon thanks to some new research from England. A research team at the University of Exeter has found a way to possibly stave off these …

Why the author of 'The 4-Hour Body' doesn't eat for 72 hours at a time

With the publication of "The 4-Hour Body" in 2010, Tim Ferriss embraced his role as a self-proclaimed "human guinea pig."<p>He took a long-held interest in athletic training and nutrition and put it through the lens of his hit book "The 4-Hour Workweek," experimenting with different workout regimens …

What If the Big Bang Wasn't the Beginning? New Study Proposes Alternative

Was the universe created with a Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago, or has it been expanding and contracting for eternity? A new paper, inspired by …

Dark Matter

Seaweed may provide us with ocean-friendly sunscreen

It's one of the dilemmas of vacationing in a tropical seaside location – you want protection from the sun, yet you're told that most sunscreens are …

Skin Care

A History of Suicide Attempts in Women Leaves Traces in Their Blood

This could help us design a blood test for suicide risk.<p>The discovery of a protein signature in women with a history of suicide attempts raises hopes …

Mental Health

Yes, Your Daily Stress Can Haunt Your Dreams

After a stressful day, you may hope to find some solace in sleep. But a new study from the United Kingdom suggests that stressful experiences from …

Psychology

Blood Red Skies Over China Explained 300 Years Later

On Sept. 10, 1770, the skies above China, Korea and Japan turned an eerie red, and for eight more nights these glowing red auroras lingered.<p>For …

Earth Science

California droughts could get worse from melting Arctic ice

WASHINGTON – Melting Arctic sea ice could render sun-soaked California vulnerable to a recurrence of the severe drought suffered in recent years as …

Global Warming

Here lies Santa Claus? Researchers zero in on bones of St Nick

The legend of Santa Claus is inspired by the story of St Nicholas, a Christian saint who died around 343 CE. A new radiocarbon dating study by Oxford …

Archaeology

People are sharing terrifying footage of their commutes in the fiery hellscape around Los Angeles

In the hours before sunrise, wildfire embers fueled by strong Santa Ana winds shot up into the air above traffic, creating a fiery hellscape that heated drivers' windows and temporarily shut down the interstate. Early Wednesday morning, both sides of the freeway had to be shut down, but the …

How 'bomb cyclones' can let us peer deep inside the Earth

Powerful storms on our planet’s surface can produce tremors that are helping geologists to see what the Earth’s interior might be like.<p>Given its location on the Atlantic seaboard of North America, Maine is no stranger to seasonal storms. I’ve lived through multiple hurricanes and a historic ice …

How we are losing the night

A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>"There is one thing we know about fats," Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of …

Owning a dog makes you live longer, says science

Scary Mommy:<p>Dogs. We already know that they are very good boys and girls. Who’s a good dog? They are. But a new study out of Sweden shows that not …

There's a Type of Brain Exercise That Could Reduce Dementia Risk by Nearly 30%

But scientists say we need to proceed with caution.<p>Researchers say they have the first scientific evidence that brain training can help ward off …

Small garden design ideas

Townhouse terrace<p>Clapboard charm<p>Wisteria Loggia<p>Patterned paving<p>Courtyard Garden & Roof Terrace<p>Elegant extension<p>Courtyard Garden<p>Small Roof Garden With …

Landscaping

How even a small greenhouse can be a winter haven for plants

The greenhouse arrived the morning that Ophelia landed in Ireland and the day our sky turned orange. Undeterred, Chris and Rowan from Woodpecker Joinery took seven hours to put up the refuge from any storm. By 4.30pm, the soaked and sulky pelargoniums had their new dream home. Once salvias, …

Concerned about inflammation? These foods may help.

There's a lot of talk about inflammation and anti-inflammatory diets — but there's also a lot of misinformation and confusion surrounding these nutrition buzz words. Many people aren't quite clear on what inflammation is and why we should be concerned about it. And then there are the plentiful …

Nutrition