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Stress is shrinking your brain, but you can rebuild it

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University …

Self-help

Our Frightened, Fragmented World in One Davos Map

There's plenty to be anxious about in the world at the moment, from terrorism to the ever-present threat of a pandemic. What's disturbing though, is …

Cyber-attacks

UN climate chief says COP21 deal is on very firm ground

Isabelle Kumar, euronews: “Christiana Figueres, many thanks for being with us. My first question, why do you think this climate deal is going to work?”<p>Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary: “Well, because it is fundamented on very, very strong drivers, which are national interests. We …

Climate

This global wealth study will make you weep: The most disturbing findings from Oxfam’s latest report

The world’s richest 62 billionaires have as much wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion. But wait, it gets so much worse<p>You may have seen the headlines from Davos, Switzerland, where Oxfam’s latest global inequality report found the world’s richest 62 billionaires have as much wealth as the poorest 3.6 …

Former prisons ombudsman also calls for complete ban on detention of pregnant women in report commissioned by Theresa May<p>An independent review into the welfare of immigration detainees commissioned by the home secretary has called for ministers to reduce “boldly and without delay” the 30,000 people …

Immigration

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Here's the Best Way to Make Your Exercise Habit Stick

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

3 Dangerous Words You Must Stop Saying Right Now

Are you deluding yourself, limiting your happiness, and delaying effective action just by saying a simple three word phrase? You very well could be, …

Outsourcing

'Gypsies, Tramps, And Thieves' How The Press Demonised Romanians

British newspapers demonised Romanians as "gypsies, tramps and thieves" but insulted Bulgarians far less in the year preceeding the lifting of EU …

Millions wasted remanding prisoners, charity says

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1101000/1101697_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529604803_7a8c5d972c4a61bdea0009f9ec421ca0<p><b>Courts in England and Wales wasted almost £250m last year by remanding people in custody unnecessarily, a prison reform charity has said.</b><p>The Howard …

Crime

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

New to running? Or starting to run again after a long layoff? This is the beginner running plan for you.<p>You can become a runner (really)—or pick up running again.<p>This running program, designed by coach Jenny Hadfield, co-author of <i>Running for Mortals</i>, will take you from running newbie to 30 minutes …

Marathons

Groundbreaking Blood Test Successfully Predicts Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

Their study, <i>Plasma phospholipids identify antecedent memory impairment in older adults,</i> is published in today's online issue of <i>Nature Medicine,</i> …

Dementia

Budget 2014 at a glance: 11 key points

Growth forecast<p>In 2014 the economy is now expected to grow by 2.7%, higher than December’s forecast of 2.4%<p>Growth in 2015 is forecast to be 2.3%, 2.6% in 2016 and 2017<p>Welfare cap<p>To be set at £119bn in 2015-16, rising to £127bn in 2018-9<p>Tax avoidance<p>15% stamp duty on properties worth more than …

A world map of youth

Young people under 30 are the majority in many countries in the Middle East and South America. Is demographics enough to explain the huge rise in youth disaffection, wonders <b>Patrick Kingsley</b><p>Published: 19 Mar 2014<p>George Osborne's budget speech mentioned young people just the once and seemed more …

10 Weird Things That Destroy Your Immunity

Nix these bad habits, and the cold and flu will be no match against your immune system

Wellness

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

Cooking

4 Times It's Better to Go with the Full-Fat Version

Your health (and your waistline!) will thank you<p>It's basically a healthy-eating truism: If you want to avoid gaining weight, you should stick with low- or no-fat dairy products, right? New research says the statement might not be as obvious—or as accurate—as previously thought: In a new study out …

Nutrition

El Chapo: drug lord's arrest sparks apprehension from Mexico to Chicago

Looking out on the spectacular mountain slopes that hide his marijuana field, a Mexican farmer says he will be able to sell his harvest provided the army doesn’t go on an eradication spree. A restaurant owner lets slip her fear of war while serving breakfast, but quickly assures herself the cartel …

I'm grateful that I'm kind of a late bloomer, or someone who's still challenged by needing to work on things. I don't envy people who just don't have to kind of work on it.

The humble actor opens up about Wes Anderson, teaching the next generation, and what it's like to leave home at 17. BUT FIRST, A VIDEO<p><i>Published in the March 2014 issue</i><p><i>A conversation with the actor over lunch at the Greek Kitchen, a Goldblum favorite in midtown Manhattan.</i><p><b>Scott Raab:</b> I like this …