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FYI: How Long Would It Take Santa To Deliver Presents To Every Kid On Earth?

Not all that long if Santa knew how to stretch time like a rubber band!<p>About six "Santa months," according to Larry Silverberg, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at North Carolina State University. He's a Santa math specialist (really) whose students took on the problem.<p>Here's how …

7 Mindfulness Habits That Lead To 365 Days of Happiness

We’ve all got our enemies; people who take pleasure in causing us pain and misery. Sometimes, the development of an enemy is due to certain …

Happiness

Daily Meditation: Winter Solstice

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a song by Sufjan Stevens in honor of the winter solstice, which falls on …

The 50 (New) Healthiest Foods of All Time—With Recipes

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When researching gluten for the ABC’s Catalyst program, I was struck that around 10% of Australians swear off it. The reasons go beyond the latest trends<p>I don’t think it dawned on me how popular the gluten-free diet had become until I attended Melbourne’s gluten-free expo last month.<p>It was a …

Gluten-Free

Blood cells, honed in the lab to kill cancer, lead to four-year remissions

Three of 14 leukemia patients are in complete remission<p>Four years after being treated with modified versions of their own blood cells, three of 14 cancer patients are in complete remission. And they haven’t had any additional treatment in that time.<p>The report published in <i>Science Translational</i> …

The Triple-Check Process to Stop Emotional Eating for Good

When I started the practice of mindfulness to help recover from my clinical depression and anxiety disorders, I didn't apply it to my eating. Emotional eating was my final security blanket after I shed most of my other unhealthy habits. No one knew I had a problem with food; it was the one thing I …

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

12 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Everyone Should Be Eating (and Drinking!)

Try these natural ways to combat inflammation.<p>Most of us have searched for the 'diet' that will help us age with grace, prevent disease, lose weight, and optimize our overall health and wellness. But there could be a hidden problem that we are not addressing. A problem that could be causing …

Wellness

45 questions Reddit users asked Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen Hawking is taking part in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. Here are some of the best questions he has been asked so far. He is planning to answer them over the next few weeks<p><i>I wanted to ask: Which is a scarier prospect for you? That we're alone in the universe, or not?</i></b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Happiness In A Relationship Depends On One Thing

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Jessica Byrnes.</i><p>It was a new relationship. Everything was butterflies and date nights and stolen kisses whenever we could get them. It was great, it was exciting...<b>it was just us.</b><p><i>Just us.</i> And that was the problem.<p>It's easy in the heat of a new relationship to get …

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>I’m a happiness research junkie. I <i>love</i> reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And believe it or not, …

23 Stress Hacks That Will Actually Change Your Life

Easy, breezy, life-changing.

9 Foods That Boost Your Calorie Burn

Hitting the gym isn’t the only way to torch cals.

Nutrition

Sleep Sounds HQ app review: the ultimate way of knocking yourself to deep sleep

Introduction<p>If you want to be more productive during the day, it is imperative to have a good night sleep. This is not always easy, especially if you …

10 apps that will make your life infinitely easier

We get by with a little help from our apps.<p>From smartphone apps that help get you places to those that remind you about morning meetings to those …

Apps

Super Bowl spot for Despicable Me spin-off Minions

Yesterday we got a look at the Super Bowl TV spot for <b>Hot Tub Time Machine 2</b> [watch it here], and now another of the big game’s movie ads has arrived …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Acorns, a beautiful iPhone app that automatically invests your spare change

Many of us want to invest, but don’t know how to start. Acorns is a new, free to try app that makes investing as easy as using your debit card and rounding up the change to the nearest dollar.<p>Available as a slick and beautiful iPhone app, Acorn connects to your bank account or credit card. Any time …

How to See the Future In Kids’ Drawings

Give a kid a pencil, and she’ll draw a blob – but pretty soon that shape will start to have a face and body. Stick drawings are an easy way to monitor cognitive development, and a new study finds a link between the ability to draw well and intelligence years later.<p>Rosalind Arden, a cognitive …

Martin Lawrence says Bad Boys 3 is happening

It looks like Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey could be heading back to the screen, with Martin Lawrence revealing on <b>Conan</b> that the long-rumoured <b>Bad</b> …

BlackBerry Passport hands-on video: Big and square with a great keyboard

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Carphone Warehouse<p>We’re still two weeks out from September, the month when BlackBerry is expected to introduce its new …

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Can Doctors Teach the Body to Cure Cancer?

Increasingly, doctors are using their patients' own immune systems as valuable weapons against the disease.<p>What if the path to curing cancer has been part of the body all along?<p>For generations the three pillars of cancer treatment have been surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But both …

How Hollywood cloaked South Sudan in celebrity and fell for the 'big lie'

When violence erupted two weeks ago in the world's youngest country, one of the first voices to speak out, before the US president or the head of the United Nations, was that of the Hollywood actor George Clooney. There was nothing particularly objectionable about his counsel, which in any case was …