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10 Signs You Haven't Had Your Morning Coffee Yet

Coffee is truly one of the greatest gifts from Mother Nature. One cup and I go from terrible morning ogre with tangled hair to a productive, …

Starbucks Unveils New Mobile Coffee Shop on a Train Car in Switzerland

If you live in Switzerland, you no longer have to worry about getting coffee before boarding your train - Starbucks has partnered with SBB to create …

What Do Coffees from the Major Growing Regions Taste Like?

In my last post, we explored a little bit of the idea of terroir, and whether it might or might not impact (or at least predict) the flavors certain coffees from around the world might have.<p>All things considered equal for a second, we <i>can</i> generalize a little bit about how coffees from different …

How to Fix What's Wrong with Your Coffee

First thing in the morning, it can be hard enough to find matching socks, much less troubleshoot what's awry in a cup of coffee gone south. While some problems can't be corrected with a simple re-brew, many can. Here's our quick guide to identifying some of the most common things you'll find wrong …

5 Great Holiday Coffee Blends

The holiday onslaught is officially upon us, and whether you're looking for something new to sip after a gigantic meal, on a sleepy post-gigantic-meal morning, or simply deciding what to pack to survive at your tea-only relatives' house, America's boutique coffee roasters have heard your silent …

5 Coffee Splurges that are Totally Worth the Money

If Monday's post about coffee gear that's just not worth the dough left you holding a roll of cash you're just dying to spend on something coffee-related, never fear. Here's a list of splurges that are worth their weight in beans (or Benjamins).<p>A Great Grinder<p>A good grinder is probably the most …

Coffee Brand Pours You a Free Cup When You Yawn at Its Vending Machine

Vending machines have been developing unique personalities for some time. We've had generous ones, sadistic ones, patriotic ones. Now, we've got an …

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HOK Teams Up With USGBC to Unveil Sustainable Orphanage and Children's Center for Haiti

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced that it has selected HOK as an official design partner for Project Haiti – a building designed to …

How I Quit My High-Paying Job to Pursue My Dream

When I graduated from Baruch College in 2004, I was unsure of my next steps. So I did what many of my NYC peers were doing because they didn't really know what they wanted to do with their lives: I went to work for an investment bank.<p>The strangest part? I knew exactly what I wanted to do, I just …

7 Life Lessons From Dr. Seuss

Many of us grew up reading Dr. Seuss. If you have kids, you've likely relived your childhood reading over his books only to find, "Wow, there's some real wisdom in these books." One book that has grown on me over time as an adult is Oh, the Places You'll Go! It brings you through all the …

Nestlé Will Test Health Foods on Human Brain Cells

Nestlé will soon begin testing its products on human brain and liver cells, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, in a bid to find out exactly how healthy …

8 Lifestyle Changes That Can Improve Mental Health

<i>Julie Prince, Portsmouth</i><p><i>A</i>: Dr Dan Rutherford writes<p>Many Eastern philosophies and health beliefs do not separate mental and physical health. In the West we've been slower to adopt the concept that mental wellbeing is something you can work at, like physical fitness. Most of the lifestyle changes …

How to boost your heart and brain health with fish oil

Fatty fish may improve heart and brain health, but questions remain about fish oil pills.<p>A diet rich in fish oil may improve heart and brain health, some research suggests, but questions remain about how much fish people need to eat and what fish oil supplements are the best.<p>A recent study found …

No health without brain health: Seven ways to keep mentally fit

<i>Welcome to</i> Health Advisor<i>, where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging. Follow us</i> @Globe_Health<i>.</i><p>Brain diseases affect us all. Who doesn't have family or personal experience with a neurological condition like Alzheimer's dementia or …

FDA approves skull implant that helps treat epileptic seizures

Epilepsy affects 3 million people in the US, making it the third most common neurological disorder in the country. In a move that may offer relief for some patients, the FDA has approved a skull implant that helps reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.<p>The device …

Brain Mapping Project Could Help Find Cures For Alzheimer's, Epilepsy

President Obama calls the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Neurotechnologies) Initiative a 'bold effort.'<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>Today, President Obama announced a new $100 million …

How I faced up to epilepsy

It was two years ago that Matt Thompson met Helen Stephens, a freelance model. His plan was to go to Epping Forest and take shots of her against autumn leaves. He is a professional photographer, and Helen still has a picture he took that day on her mobile. She looks beautiful but zapped: "I was …

The Goldfinch film adaptation from Hunger Games producers in works

A screen adaptation of Donna Tartt's bestselling novel The Goldfinch is on the way after the producers behind The Hunger Games announced that they have taken up an option on the book.<p>According to the Wrap, Nina Jacobson, CEO of Color Force and producer on all four Hunger Games films, said: "We are …

GW Pharmaceuticals Patenting THC and CBD for Brain Cancer

Clinical research and anecdotal reports have indicated the use of cannabis and cannabis-derived chemicals to fight an array of cancers for a long time. Drug company GW Pharmaceuticals recently announced that the U.S. Patent Office has issued it a Notice of Allowance for a patent application …

Instagram for Android Gets a Gorgeous Flat Redesign

Instagram today updated its Android app with a clean, flat redesign and a slew of under the hood changes designed to make it faster and more responsive than ever before.<p>From the moment you open the app, it’s clear the Instagram team has taken a lot of time finessing the aesthetics. While the layout …

How Facebook and Twitter built the best employee training programs in Silicon Valley

Training employees and managers is essential at any company but particularly for startups. Yet many avoid it because it seems too hard or expensive.<p>“A lot of companies think their employees are so smart that they require no training,” Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz writes in his recent …

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Move over Chrome, Google Docs has add-ons now too

Power users have been tricking out Google's Chrome browser with extensions for years, and now they can do the same with... Google Docs? Today the search giant launched an add-on store for its word processing and spreadsheet web apps so that productivity buffs can get more work done with less …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

These Gorgeous Screenprints Showcase a City's Most Famous Structures

As part of a project called "Shapes of Cities," London-based designer Yoni Alter takes a handful of iconic buildings from various metropolitan areas …

How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory Continue reading...

Will millions of Christians give up Facebook and Twitter for Lent?

The Christian season of Lent is one of personal sacrifice. But could it also be a financial hit for such social networking giants as Twitter TWTR, …

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Instagram Releases Faster, More Responsive Android App

Instagram's Android app got a big redesign Tuesday and the latest version of the app is faster, more responsive and optimized for a wider variety of …

Pinterest’s Most Wanted: The Cops Now Want Pinners’ Data, Too

The virtual bulletin board is now being pinged by the cops to give up users’ data. But unlike other tech firms, Pinterest is actually telling its …

Yelp's Best Reviewer Is Chronicling His Love Life Through His Posts And It's Completely Compelling

His post includes the types of things you'd expect to read in an online restaurant review. He writes about the waitstaff (the waitress is the kind who "seems genuinely happy to bring you more hot sauce") and he describes his food (he got the halloumi eggs: za'atar pita, halloumi cheese, and roasted …