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A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Military

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Medicine

20 Ways to Create a French Country Kitchen

If you love style that is warm, comfortable, and beautiful all at the same time, you’re likely a fan of French country designs. A French country …

This Is How You Can Pull Off Wide-Leg Trousers

After a decade of skinny cuts, pants are getting wider. Here's what you need to know about this key new silhouette.<p><b>After the European</b> men's fashion weeks, one thing is very clear: trousers are getting wider. And it's about time. After a decade of skinny silhouettes, wide trousers look fresh, …

Microsoft reportedly buys social calendar app Sunrise

If you're an Android, iOS or Mac user who doesn't like the stock calendar app on your platform, you've probably tried (or at least heard of) Sunrise, whose socially-savvy software often fills in the feature gaps. And apparently, Microsoft has tried it too -- both <i>TechCrunch</i> and <i>Recode</i> claim that the …

Anthem health insurance hack exposes data of over 80 million

Hackers have accessed millions of customer and employee details from US-based health insurance firm Anthem, including name addresses and social security numbers. The database that was accessed included details for roughly 80 million people, but Anthem, the second biggest insurer in the country, …

More hospitals are trying Apple HealthKit than Google Fit

Apple is moving its health care products into hospitals far faster than rivals Google and Samsung, claims a new report from Reuters. The news agency says that 14 of the 23 top hospitals it contacted were already trialling pilot programs with Apple’s HealthKit service to monitor chronic conditions …

GoPro custom streaming channel gets a big boost with Roku deal

GoPro's content partnerships have come in more of a slow trickle than a deluge.<p>An in-flight entertainment channel on Virgin America kicked things off in October 2013. That was followed by channel apps for Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Xbox One entertainment systems in January 2014, and an LG Smart TV …

Virgin America

New York Train Collision Investigation 'Will Take One Year'

Justin Kaback(@bizzz23) via Instagram<p>WNBC/Reuters<p>WNBC/Reuters<p>Seth Wenig—AP<p>Andrew Delaney—Getty Images<p>Enid Alvarez—Xinhua/Sipa<p>Mike Segar—Reuters<p>Mike …

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of robots is just the latest in a series of advances and predictions that at times appear to suggest we will all be replaced, …

Artificial Intelligence

Measuring This Brain Region Could Predict Depression And Anxiety Years Before It Hits

We all encounter challenges and obstacles in life, such as divorce, death, illness and unemployment. But while some people are highly resilient and able to cope with these stresses, others struggle deeply, and may experience anxiety and depression as a result.<p>So why is it that some of us thrive in …

Depression

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

National Academy of Sciences

A Tall Order for McDonald's

The McFamily is losing its McFather. After only two and a half years at the helm, McDonald's Chief Executive Officer Don Thompson is stepping down. …

How do you grieve when you lose an internet friend?

Social media makes possible to develop friendships with people we’ve never met. When they’re gone, there’s no set of traditions, and no roadmap to closure

Social Media

Is the Media Capable of Covering Bruce Jenner’s Transition With Respect?

For more than a decade, the media has profited from mocking Bruce Jenner’s appearance. Now that he’s transitioning into a woman, are we mature enough …

Bob Dylan Does Sinatra and It’s Actually Good

Is this the strangest tribute album of all time? Dylan singing relatively obscure Sinatra songs over a pedal steel back-up? Weirdest of all? It’s …

Roald Dahl Wrote This Painful Plea For Vaccinations After His Own Daughter Died Of Measles

Author Roald Dahl penned a heartbreaking letter in 1988, urging parents to vaccinate their kids, in which he shared the story of his heartbreak over his own daughter's death from measles.<p>According to the author's website, Olivia "Twenty" Dahl, the oldest daughter of Roald and his wife, Patricia, …

Report: Google working on car service to compete with Uber and Lyft

Google self-driving car concept<p>If we can believe the reports, Google is about to put together their own car service that will compete with ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft. But there won’t be any drivers to contend with, we’re looking at a fleet of Google’s self driving cars.<p>This news comes …

Alibaba and Lending Club will loan US businesses $300,000 to buy Chinese goods

Alibaba is trying a new way to convince US businesses to buy more from Chinese manufacturers.<p>China’s giant online marketplace is partnering with Lending Club, a San Francisco-based company that matches up borrowers and lenders, to enable small businesses to apply for a credit line of up to $300,000 …

Rich People Are Less Sad—But They Aren't Any Happier Than The Rest Of Us

In fact, new research shows that richer and poorer people are generally as happy as each other. Where they differ is in their level of sadness: …

Happiness

Discovering your inner GPS

The ability of birds to navigate their way back to their nests, often more than thousands of miles each year, is fascinating. Arctic terns, which have the longest migration distance known, travel from their Arctic breeding grounds to overwinter on the Antarctic coast: an annual roundtrip of over …

Bed Bugs May Be Splitting Into New Species

The bed bug may seem like a recent trend. Even if you haven’t personally suffered an infestation, media coverage of the insect’s comeback has been hard to miss.<p>However, the bed bug is an ancient pest, and our lives have intertwined for millennia. In the late 1990s, for example, archaeologists found …

Biology

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