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The Ultimate Nap: Now You Can Pop a Tent Over Your Bed

Could you use a little more coziness when curling up for a nap? Privacy Pop has come up with the Bed Tent, a portable enclosure that works with your …

Portable

8 Websites That Will Change the Way You Book Travel

Photo courtesy Pexels.com<p>These tools are what the pros use to stretch their miles, find deals, and have the best airport experiences possible.<p>For …

How Mentally Ill Hasidic Women Slip Through Cracks in the System

Isolated from secular society and often at the mercy of unlicensed therapists who can do more harm than good, it can be nearly impossible for women in New York's ultra-Orthodox world to find the help they need.<p>By the time Rachel was hospitalized at New York City's Cornell Weill Psychiatry Specialty …

12 Essential Happy Hours Around Seattle

Seattle loves happy hours, whether they're the hottest and newest offerings listed in the Happy Hour Heatmap, the second wave of food and drink discounts collected in the late-night happy hour map, or the establishments listed ihere, the ones that have proven themselves over time, offering deep …

Healthcare workers prioritize helping people over information security (disaster ensues)

In Workarounds to Computer Access in Healthcare Organizations: You Want My Password or a Dead Patient?, security researchers from Penn, Dartmouth and …

It Doesn't Pay To Be An Early-Childhood Teacher

Why would she teach preschool when she could make a heck of a lot more money teaching kindergarten? It's a question I've heard over and over again reporting on education. In some places, we pay early childhood teachers less than fast-food workers, less than tree trimmers. As a country, we've …

Education

Music before surgery means patients need less sedation, study finds

Soothing music before surgery helps patients relax and need less sedation, a study found.<p>Just a quarter of an hour of jazz, classical and piano music before an eye operation was enough to reduce anxiety about the surgery carried out while the patient is awake.<p>A pilot study by the Paris-based Cochin …

Bands

John Oliver teaches us how to interpret medical and scientific studies [Respectful Insolence]

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of John Oliver. When my aging body allows me to stay awake late enough on Sunday nights and there’s a new episode …

Nobel Prize

Best Watering Cans 2016: OXO, Haws, Fiskars & 8 More

I've just begun watering again, so it must be time to run this post. If you're into good design you don't want anything ugly or impractical around …

Gardening

Wie frei ist unser freier Wille?: "Fernsteuerung" durch unbewusste Hirnprozesse reicht weniger weit als gedacht

Wie frei sind wir in unseren Entscheidungen? Werden wir von unserm Gehirn bloß ferngesteuert? Diese Frage beschäftigt Hirnforscher, Psychologen und …

Gehirn

Wenn Nudeln krank machen

Es ist ein Hype: Viele Menschen ernähren sich glutenfrei, ohne dass sie es müssten. Auf der anderen Seite gibt es in Deutschland vermutlich eine …

Gesundheit

Endlich befreit!

Ist das Gehirn fremdgesteuert? Endlich befreit!<p>Von<p>-Aktualisiert am 30.01.2016-15:50<p>Entscheidet unser Gehirn unbewusst, ist der freie Wille eine …

28 Hours on the Clock: ‘Unethical’ Trial May Have Put Med Students at Risk

In what one watchdog group calls a “highly unethical” trial, first-year medical residents worked 28 hours at a stretch or longer.<p>Medical residents were put at risk of car accidents, needle-stick injuries, and depression in a "highly unethical" trial that forced some to work 28 hours at a stretch, …

Medicine

Citymaps Updates App With A Slew Of New Features

Citymaps, has come out with a slew of new updates as it adds what chief executive Elliot Cohen, called the final piece in its plan to offer customized maps for the traveling set.<p>With the update, the New York-based digital mapmaker is offering curated guides that lists potential places of interest …

Apps

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

What New Yorkers don't talk about when they break up

Imagine this: You’re splitting an apartment with your ex, and she shoots you a text in the middle of the night asking if she can bring some friends …

Relationships

Space Photos of the Week: A Green Pea Galaxy Gets Groovin'

Author: WIRED Photo DepartmentWIRED Photo Department<p>photo<p>01.16.16<p>07:00 am<p>Click through the gallery to see this week's helping of the best the …

Dungeons & Dragons Is a Lot Like Religion

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 01.16.16.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>These days …

57 Small Things to Do for Yourself This Coming Year

<i>Day 28 of 30 Days of Thoughtful Giving: start something small.</i><p>Raise your hand if you're already worried about drifting from your new year's resolution.<p>The thing with resolutions is that they can be <i>so</i> huge (Run a marathon! Learn to cook! Travel more!) that they can be hard to keep them, let alone …

Farmers Market

Give teachers a physics test from a woman and they’ll give her worse grades

When the same answer is provided with a male or female bio, grades are different.<p>We reported yesterday on the workplace difficulties that many female …

Pedagogy

The Best Chai You Can Buy

Our favorite looseleaf, concentrate, and blends for all of your chai needs.<p>No disrespect to <b>Oprah</b>, but when it's prime mitten-hat-glove season and we want a deep mug of chai, we either make our own (cue this stellar Lahore Deli Chai), or rely on a select few pre-packaged blends and concentrates. …

Chai

Is marriage the only answer to happiness?

The research by Paul Amato, draws on the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. Researchers followed a group of people from …

​2015 the year of... a mental health crisis

From funding cuts to the rise in male suicide we examine the year in mental health<p>In actual terms it's been one of the worst years for Mental Health on record. As huge funding cuts were made to public health services in the UK, no other area came under so much strain. December alone saw fierce …

Mental Health

Here's How Much Mental Healthcare Actually Costs

There's no such a thing as a "normal" cost.<p>What kind of care you need, how often you need it, what kind of insurance you have, where you live, and so many other things can affect how much taking care of your mental health will cost you.<p>To see just how varied these costs can be, we recently asked …

Health Care

Why Teams Don’t Learn From Their Mistakes (And How To Change That)

The story of how one hospital dramatically improved its quality of care shows how a great system was only half the solution.<p>In 2002, Dr. Gary S. Kaplan, the recently appointed chief executive of the Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle, visited Japan with some fellow executives. He wanted to see …

29% of Young Doctors Are Depressed: Study

About 30% of young doctors have depression or symptoms of it, according to an exhaustive new review published in the <i>Journal of the American Medical</i> …

How Our Community Designed a Better Hospital

<i>Jennifer Maravillas FOR HBR</i><p>For most people in health care, being involved in designing a new hospital is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform both their work environment and the care they deliver. We at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center certainly feel that way about our …

We Should Talk About Mental Health With Respect

In any given year, one out of every five adults in the U.S. has an experience with a mental health disorder. The tenth leading cause of death for U.S. adults is suicide. For individuals ages 10-24, the second leading cause of death is suicide. But you wouldn't know it.<p>You wouldn't know it because …

Matthew Stadlen: Men should feel free to talk about their mental health. This is my story

You won’t notice it if you’re wearing the pads when I have the gloves on. You won’t sense it if you’re trying to tackle me in a rugby game, bowling to me on the cricket field or attempting to beat me at tennis. You won’t know it if you’re one of the celebrities I interview.<p>You might not even be …

Living with schizophrenia: 'Public perception is changing, but it's still used as a term of abuse'

Artist Alice Evans, who suffers from terrifying hallucinations as a result of schizophrenia, tells Victoria Lambert that more needs to be done to help<p>On a family walk through Hackney in London about six months ago, Alice Evans began suffering hallucinations. ‘I was having visions,’ she says. ‘My …