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Speaking a second language delays dementias, even in the illiterate, study finds

There’s more evidence that speaking a second language can delay the onset of dementia later in life — this time in a population where even illiterate people reaped the benefits of being bilingual.<p>Conducted in Hyderabad, India, the largest study of its kind so far found that speaking two languages …

Language Learning

Tlacoyos: A Mexican Grilled Snack That Tempted The Conquistadors

For the last in a summer series of grilled food from around the world, we head to Mexico, where a small doughy treat is found everywhere from street corner grills to high-end restaurants. It's called a <i>tlacoyo</i> (pronounced tla-COY-yo) and although it may sound novel, it's an ancient food that's older …

Sleep and the Teenage Brain

<i>“Sleep is the greatest creative aphrodisiac,”</i> Debbie Millman asserted in her advice on breaking through your creative block. <i>“Sleep deprivation will profoundly affect your creativity, your productivity, and your decision-making,”</i> Arianna Huffington cautioned graduating seniors in her Smith College …

BlueStacks announces the GamePop Mini, a free Android game console

The Android “micro-console” market might be new, but it’s already starting to get crowded. Not only do we have the Ouya, there are also plenty of upcoming devices like the Gamestick, MadCatz M.O.J.O and even possibly a Google console.<p>Then there’s the Bluestacks GamePop, an Android game console with …

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

1 of 9<p>Cannondale CAAD8 7 Sora<p>At one time, the CAAD8 was Cannondale’s top-end aluminum frame, and it still has desirable features: Shaped chainstays help the bike absorb bumps yet are rigid enough to feel efficient during hard pedaling. A beefed-up bottom bracket maximizes power transfer, and a tall …

Cycling

How-To: 3D Print a Video Game Figurine

<i>Jenny is a gamer and a 3D printing enthusiast</i><p>Creating figurines of your favorite video games characters can be easy. The in-game models usually have low polygon count, come fully textured, and are ripe for full-color 3D printing. A lot of 3D printing services such as Shapeways and Sculpteo offer …

Three-Story Interior Green Wall Breathes Life into Home

What looks like an imposing, monolithic black volume from the outside is filled with air, light and greenery on the inside. Casa CorManca is a …

Architecture

The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

For the past half-century, sleep researcher <b>Rosalind D. Cartwright</b> has produced some of the most compelling and influential work in the field, enlisting modern science in revising and expanding the theories of Jung and Freud about the role of sleep and dreams in our lives. In <b>The Twenty-four Hour</b> …

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About - Zilla online magazine

<b>Who we are</b><br>Zilla is an online magazine dedicated to design, trends and inspiration. Its mission is to fuel your creativity and inspire you on a daily …

Jesse Bering on the Adaptive Value and Neurochemistry of Heartbreak

This must be the season for fascinating books on the psychology and anthropology of sexuality, from the history of judging desire to the origins of sex. Now, in <b>Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?: And Other Reflections on Being Human</b> (<i>public library</i>), research psychologist <b>Jesse Bering</b> — whom you …

Alain de Botton on How to Think More About Sex

<i>“When we hook up with another, in sex or love (or, more rarely, both) we prove that our isolation is not permanent,”</i> Dorion Sagan — son of Carl — wrote in his fascinating history of sex. And yet that very quest to end our isolation has been subject to centuries of stigma and incessant friction with …

Bookcase/staircase/slide!

Architects Moon Hoon designed a house in Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea, that uses a staircase as a slide, a library and a room-divider. My goodness, …

Listen to Lana Del Rey's Single For THE GREAT GATSBY Soundtrack

Comedy Central to host five-day comedy festival on Vine and Twitter

<i>The New York Times</i> reports that Comedy Central will hold a five-day comedy festival almost entirely on Twitter. Comedians including Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Amy Schumer, and others will post video snippets to Vine, along with jokes in tweets accompanied by the #ComedyFest hashtag. The festival will …

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

The 7 Most Vulnerable Moments in Any Man’s Life

1. The man is told by his girlfriend she doesn’t love him anymore. The man essentially makes his girlfriend tell him this, because how else can she …

'Kickending' Spellirium, an adventure game 'for hardcore word nerds'

<i>Spellirium</i> is a game inspired by, of all things, a video game review.<p><i>Penny Arcade</i>'s Jerry Holkins gave effusive praise to PopCap Games' <i>Bookworm Adventures</i> in a December 2006 post titled "Hookworm Adventures," describing the role-playing/puzzle game as "linguaphile crack." Ryan Henson Creighton, the …

Science, Storytelling, and “Gut Churn”: Jad Abumrad on the Secrets of Creative Success

Since 2004, <i>Radiolab</i> has been sparking a singular kind of magic at the intersection of science and storytelling, redefining not only public radio but also the “role of scientific culture in modern society,” to borrow Richard Feynman’s words.<p>In this fantastic talk from The 99% Conference, <i>Radiolab</i> …

The Architect Is In: Beyond Prefab in a Sonoma Weekend Retreat

This week, San Francisco-based architect Neal Schwartz tells us about the 1,900-square-foot house he developed in Sonoma as a prototype he could then …