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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 …

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Loneliness could kill you

Independence is glorified in North American culture as a symbol of strength. As a society, we value individual achievement and extol self-reliance.<p>I …

10 Commonly Misused Phrases That Make You Sound Unprofessional | Inc.com

Most of us have misused a word or phrase at one time or another--in a meeting, a written report, a conversation, or even in public speaking. Whether you find out about it right away or long after the fact, it's embarrassing to realize you've gotten something wrong, especially in front of people you …

Language

A leading cognitive scientist reveals how language shapes your perception of gender, color, and justice

But according to Boroditsky's research, things can get far weirder than that.<p>A professor at the University of California, San Diego, Boroditsky recently spoke at the TEDWomen conference in New Orleans. Her talk addressed the many ways humans can perceive the world based on how their given language …

North Korea and the Science of Death Tolls

How do you estimate casualties that haven’t happened?<p>Talk of war with North Korea to remove its nuclear capabilities remains active and anxious. The Trump administration has made clear its determination to deal with a threat that might cause terrible damage to North Korea’s neighbors, and even the …

20 books everyone should read in their 30s

These classic books are worth reading at any age, but the more life experience you have, the more fulfilling you'll find them.<p>From New York Times bestsellers to cult classics, to stories with motivating life lessons, here are 20 books that everyone should read in their 30s, in no particular order.

17 words everyone spells wrong

You may have noticed that there are lots of dictionaries to choose from, both the old-fashioned printed kind, and the new-fashioned online kind. Whether it's Merriam-Webster or dictionary.com or Black's Law Dictionary— or any one of the others — you have plenty of places to turn when you want to …

15 Life-Changing Fiction Books to Read When You Need an Escape

The only thing I enjoy as much as reading is coming up with a reading list in preparation for an epic (recreational) readathon. Seriously. So as any …

Books

You Can't Fight The Evolving And Random Changes in Language, Says Study

Grammar nazis, you're not achieving anything.<p>You only need to read a snippet of Shakespeare to see how language changes over time, but how do those …

Language

27 books that can change your life forever

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move …

13 Overrated Literary Classics, and What to Read Instead

Books

Inoculation theory: Using misinformation to fight misinformation

As a psychologist researching misinformation, I focus on reducing its influence. Essentially, my goal is to put myself out of a job.<p>Recent …

What Do You Mean by 'The Media?'

The term has been weaponized.<p>On Friday evening a young <i>Time</i> reporter tweeted something false. Within minutes, he realized his error, corrected himself, and apologized.<p>The following day, the president of the United States chastised the reporter by name in an address to the CIA. “This is how dishonest …

Why Does Time Go Forward Instead of Backward?

It's a more complicated question than you might think.<p>Why does time go forward and not backwards? This might seem like a simple question, but it's actually really complicated. Physicist Sean Carroll explains in a new video for Minute Physics.<p>Most of the laws of physics, like gravity and quantum …

The Periodic Table of Storytelling

Structure<p>.07CConflict .063asThree Act Structure 4.7ReThe Reveal .08CmxThe Climax .09DenThe Dénouement .14EndThe End 5.3ChkChekhov's Gun …

The Periodic Table of Storytelling Uses Classic Tropes as Elements

The Periodic Table of Storytelling, created by designer James R. Harris, is a version of the classic periodic table of elements using storytelling …

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Glass stairs. Wonder how hard it is to climb that when you’re drunk?

The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean

I have to admit, I melt at the creaminess of full-fat yogurt.<p>It's an indulgence that we're told to resist. And I try to abide. (Stealing a bite of my daughter's YoBaby doesn't count, does it?)<p>The reason we're told to limit dairy fat seems pretty straightforward. The extra calories packed into the …

That Viral Chart Predicting Another 1929 Stock-Market Crash? It's Absurd

Beware of fund managers bearing double y-axes.<p>Humans are easily confused, especially by double y-axes.<p>Exhibit A: The chart above that's been making the rounds again. It shows how the stock market today looks—dun, dun, dun—<i>just like it did in 1929</i>. Hurry up and invest with the geniuses who first …

True Detective: The Best Show on TV

Could HBO's latest hit be helping pave the way for a new form of storytelling?<p><i>What must David Fincher think when he watches this show?</i><p>It’s a thought that first occurred to me in the opening minutes of the series premiere of HBO’s <i>True Detective</i> a month ago, and it has recurred more or less …

Alice Munro's Writerly Wisdom: Short Stories Aren't Small Stories

The Nobel Prize winner is a role model for writers looking to bridge the personal, domestic details of the short story with the global forces of history, author Kyle Minor says.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from</b> …

Vatican 'must immediately remove' child abusers - UN

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1050000/1050229_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524762751_4f9d8180d67eb5577a780094feac38db<p><b>The UN has said that the Vatican should "immediately remove" all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers.</b><p>The UN watchdog for children's rights …

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The high school campus you wish you attended

Scientists find brain function boosted for days after reading a novel

Desperate and dateless? Not when you create the perfect dating profile

If you’ve been on any online dating site, you’ll know how terrible it can be getting rejected from people you don’t even know. And who knows why they …

This book will make you feel the protagonist’s pain