Kim Hinkson

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How to Get a First Class Upgrade Every Time

Until recently, if you had even mid-tier elite status with an airline, you could bet on getting upgraded from economy to business or first class on …

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

Wellness

5 Ways to Lose 5 Pounds—From the Guy Who Gets A-Listers in Shape

<b>RELATED:</b> 7 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight<p>Part of the problem is that bigger bodies burn more calories, so the smaller you get, the harder you have to work in order to drop pounds. But that doesn't mean you have to starve or kill yourself at the gym to lose more fat.<p>We called up celebrity trainer …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Writing

The Surprising Amount Retirees Pull Out Of Savings

People! Why won’t they behave the way financial advisers and economists tell them to when it comes to their retirement and their money?<p>Last week, Merrill Lynch and Age Wave came out with a survey of retirees which found not only didn’t they all downsize when retiring, 30% who’ve moved since they …

Retirement

Daylight Savings Time: 7 Surprising Things You May Not Know

Our annual clock fiddling leads to fewer robberies and more unhappy farmers, for starters.<p>For most of the United States, this weekend sees the return of clock confusion—and heated debate.<p>Many Americans will spring forward an hour to mark the beginning of daylight savings time (DST)—also known as …

Daylight Savings Time

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

Psychology

First-Century House Found in Nazareth: Did Jesus Live There?

Archaeologists working in Nazareth — Jesus' hometown — in modern-day Israel have identified a house dating to the first century that was regarded as the place where Jesus was brought up by Mary and Joseph.<p>The house is partly made of mortar-and-stone walls, and was cut into a rocky hillside. It was …

Archaeology

Delta's New Fares Mean Choice for Passengers and $1.5 Billion for the Airline

Delta Air Lines introduced branded flight products over the weekend and CFO Paul Jacobson estimates they will generate $1.5 billion annually in …

The Maximum Amount of Weight You Could Realistically Gain in One Day

Cue one big collective sigh of relief.<p>Of course you try your very best to stick to a relatively healthy diet and exercise plan. But some days, you're bound to go overboard—after all, you're only human. Perhaps it’s that time of the month and you just can’t stop munching; perhaps you had one too …

Fitness

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest

In search for the legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.<p>An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never before explored. The team was led to the remote, …

Archaeology

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Pets

30 Under 30: The Entrepreneurs Making Healthcare Digital

Our annual list of the best-and-brightest in healthcare and science was so dense that we decided it was time for a spin-out.<p>This year there are two lists: this one, for entrepreneurs who are changing the healthcare space, and a second for pure scientists, which you can find here.<p>The 30 Under 30 in …

Entrepreneurship

4 biggest myths about fat burning

<i>Get Rich NOW! Lose 50 pounds in 5 Days AND Make $50! Eat What You Want and Still Lose Weight – GUARANTEED!</i> We’ve heard ‘em all. And yes, we’d all like to be fitter (and wealthier). Are you sick and tired of reading false promises like these? Frankly, I am.<p>We all know that it takes hard work and …

The Ideal Age To Launch A Start-Up Is Older Than You Think

When asked to describe the profile of a typical tech start-up founder, many people picture a hoodie-clad twenty-something, the ink still drying on their computer-science degree. But earlier this year, Bloomberg’s venture capital arm, Bloomberg Beta, commissioned a study to identify the key …

Climate change is an obvious myth – how much more evidence do you need?

Climate change is a myth. We all know this, deep down. Some of you reading this may have been taken in by the fear-mongering governments or corrupt scientists so have been brainwashed into thinking climate change is a real thing that “threatens all of humanity” or some other nonsense, but it’s just …

Elon Musk's secret fear: Artificial Intelligence will turn deadly in 5 years

There's plenty of debate over the singularity — a hypothetical future moment where software becomes self-aware and smart beyond our capacity to …

In Defense Of The Stink Bug

The stink bug has gotten a bad reputation thanks to its unfortunate name. Here's what it should be called instead.<p>Stink bug. As names go it is a PR disaster, each of the words alone hardly endearing, and, in combination, wholly off-putting. Which is a shame because stink bugs have a perky charm, a …

Insects

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

Universe

10 Kitchen Details That Wow

Inspiration for your kitchen design.<p>From eye-catching wallpaper to stunning lighting fixtures, it's all in the details with these kitchen designs.

Ears of Ancient Chinese Terra-Cotta Warriors Offer Clues to Their Creation

Technology yields new insight into how a Chinese emperor produced an army for eternity within his tomb.<p>China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, was a man haunted by death.<p>In 246 B.C. the adolescent ruler commissioned a massive tomb furnished with everything he'd need for the next life, including an …

Chocolate compound restores age-related memory loss

The good stuff in chocolate brings not only good cheer and improved blood flow: A new study suggests it may have the power to turn back the clock on age-related memory loss. In research that will need to be replicated by larger trials, a concentrated daily dose of epicatechin, a compound derived …

Holistic Medicine

WATCH: Can You Erase Bad Memories?

Ever had a painful memory you just wish you could forget? It's the premise of cult movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but the science is …

Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's …