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The one thing you can do to boost your immunity—no meds needed

During cold and flu season, there’s almost no way to avoid catching some kind of bug. You wash your hands often, cover your sweaty head with a beanie …

12 Whole-Food Swaps Under $10 That Make Clean Eating Easier Than You'd Expect

Eating better isn’t about cutting out entire food groups, eating low-fat everything, or guzzling juices or shakes. Deprivation diets are no way to …

Which Milk Is Most Nutritious: Soy, Cashew, Almond or Coconut?

<b>Question:</b><p>Which kind of milk is more nutritious: almond, soy, coconut or cashew?<p><b>Answer:</b><p>“It varies based on the company,” said Sara Haas, a dietitian speaking on behalf of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “I encourage people to be label readers.”<p>Vegans and others may prefer to drink …

Nutrition

Transcendental Meditation is taking over Wall Street — here's how it works

Over the past few years, TM has made its way into the mainstream, with celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld and Arianna Huffington proclaiming its benefits, and doctors around the United States recommending it to patients with anxiety and high blood pressure, given its approval by agencies like the …

Meditation

10 Communication Habits of Extraordinary Leaders

What kind of leader do you want to be?<p>Successful companies result from more than a good idea at the right time. If you look behind the best companies in the world, you'll see a great leader. This is why investors commonly say they invest in the founder more than the idea itself.<p>As a founder or CEO, …

Body Language

What the List of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society's Fears

For as long as humans have printed books, censors have argued over their content and tried to limit some books’ distribution. But the reasons for …

The Hot New Millennial Housing Trend Is a Repeat of the Middle Ages

Communal living is hardly a departure from tradition—it's a return to how humans have been making their homes for thousands of years.<p>For most of human history, people were hunter-gatherers. They lived in large camps, depending on one another for food, childcare, and everything else—all without …

Housing

Women of the CIA: The Hidden History of American Spycraft

U.S. CIA Women

A searing new report claims opioid drugmakers spent 8 times as much as the NRA on lobbying

The report looked at the period from 2006 to 2015, when deaths from the drugs began to skyrocket. Here are some of its most striking findings:<p>Opioid drugmakers including Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, spent more than <b>$880 million</b>, or roughly $98 million per year, on lobbying and campaign …

Searing

The 11 Best Audiobooks To Listen To Right Now

It’s lit<p>There's plenty of things we remember fondly from our childhood, but high up on that list is when we used to lie in our bed at night and have our father tell us stories. Sometimes he would make them up, other times he would read to us. All those times, it was one of the highlights of our …

Mind-blowing music: Tinie Tempah's brain scan

What really happens to our brains when we hear music? For rapper Tinie Tempah, writing music is about capturing ‘a feeling’; for scientists, it can reveal the mysteries of the mind. So what happened when Tinie agreed to let some scan his brain ‘on music’?<p>‘Can science get us to a point where there’s …

Flute

The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists - Vox

Science is in big trouble. Or so we’re told.<p>In the past several years, many scientists have become afflicted with a serious case of doubt — doubt in the very institution of science.<p>Explore the biggest challenges facing science, and how we can fix them:<p>Academia has a huge money problem<br>• Too many …

Social Sciences

How a single pot of soup can satisfy a crowd

I’m not a huge fan of potlucks. I know they are all the rage, but I just don’t get it. When I’m invited to dinner or to a party, I like to be served food that someone else has cooked. I figure it’s my night off from the kitchen.<p>So six years ago, when my friend Hope called proposing that a bunch of …

Cooking

The seven books that won’t be in your high school English curriculum, but you should definitely read

I sometimes wonder if the worst possible way to raise a lifelong reader is to expose them to high school English classes. It’s not that these …

3 Moments That Defined Labor Day

As the U.S. celebrates Labor Day weekend, the holiday heralds the start of a new season—the return to school, the retiring of summer whites. But its …

New York City

Uber wants to take over public transit, one small town at a time

Welcome to Uberville<p>Uber wants to take over public transit, one small town at a time<p>By Spencer Woodman | Illustration by Jude Buffum<p><b>My first morning</b> in Altamonte Springs, Florida, I was faced with a dilemma: how to travel the two miles from my hotel to city hall without a car. Walking would take …

Transportation

From a life sentence to clemency from Obama

The Trial<p>Sharanda Jones says she was never told she could be facing life in prison after being indicted for seven counts of conspiracy to traffic cocaine. It was her first criminal offense. During her week-long trial, prosecutors were unable to produce any physical evidence that Jones actually ever …

Crime

Ed Smith And The Imagination Machine: The Untold Story Of A Black Video Game Pioneer

At APF in the 1970s, as the second-known African-American video game engineer, he helped create an industry.<p>Thirty-seven years ago, New York-based APF Electronics, Inc. released The Imagination Machine, a hybrid video game console and personal computer designed to make a consumer’s first experience …

Great Depression