Kati Ritter

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The Strange Ways Sleep Deprivation Messes With Your Mind

Yes, you’ll lag more than a 1996 internet connection. But going without shut-eye for a long period of time, be it because of a colicky baby or an …

What you must (and must not) do if you wake up in the middle of the night

This is how to break the frustrating cycle...<p>Do you ever find yourself regularly waking-up in the middle of the night and manically wondering how to …

What happens to your brain when you give up sugar

Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have.<p>My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Pennsylvania -- the "Chocolate Capital of the World" -- doesn't help either of us.<p>But Andrew is braver than I am. Last year, he gave …

Nutrition

How The Power Of Music Helps Alzheimer’s Patients Remember Themselves

An organization is teaching caregivers to bring patients joy through favorite tunes from their past.<p>Something incredible happens when an Alzheimer’s patient recognizes music from their past. Their face brightens, their feet start tapping, and, sometimes, as in the clip below, they even start …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

The ugly history of Japanese internment at Tule Lake

The story of the incarceration of some 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast of the U.S. — nearly two-thirds of whom were American citizens — is familiar, if not as broadly known as it should be. Most were imprisoned after the onset of World War II in 10 remote camps, the …

Does it work on you? Strange optical illusion makes clear images suddenly disappear

A very unusual optical illusion is making internet users question their sight - after a simple animated image of a rotating grid made parts of the …

10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren't Crunches

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The 25 greatest British novels

BBC Culture contributor Jane Ciabattari polled 82 book critics from outside the UK, to pick Britain’s best novels ever – this is what some had to say about the top choices.<p>What are the greatest British novels ever written? In search of a collective critical assessment, BBC Culture contributor Jane …

Let a grandmaster of memory teach you something you will never forget

Teachers and students can benefit from knowing the techniques of memory champions. It just takes imagination…<p>If you wanted to pinpoint the most absurdly geeky event in the world calendar, it would be difficult to beat the binary numbers challenge at the World Memory Championships. In it, a bevy of …

One Of Austria's Top Hiking Spots Transforms Into A Majestic Lake

It's literally a water park.<p>Watch your step.<p>A hike in the park could turn into a scuba trip if you walk slow enough in Grüner See, a mountainous Austrian park that turns into a lake every year.<p>Grüner See, which means "Green Lake" in English, sits at the base of the Hochschwab mountains near the …

Hiking

Moorea Is The World's Most Beautiful Island You've Never Heard Of

It almost doesn't look real.<p>Just northwest of Tahiti lies another island that's part of French Polynesia, and despite how utterly stunning it is, chances are you've never heard of it.<p>Surrounded by a bright blue lagoon, the volcanically formed island of Moorea was rated as the third-best island in …

Photo Manipulation

Tips for beating anxiety to get a better night’s sleep

Many people with anxiety disorders have trouble sleeping. That's a problem. Too little sleep affects mood, contributing to irritability and sometimes …

Body Weight Circuit Training Routine

<i>If you’re pressed for time, but still want to squeeze in a quality exercise routine, give my body weight circuit training routine a try.</i>It happens to …

Workouts

A volcano in Indonesia erupts with electric-blue lava

Reuben Wu<p>An Indonesian volcano has erupted what appears to be electric-blue lava flows, as photographed by Reuben Wu .<p>Although surreal, this bright …

Burns

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Snapchat is rethinking making its own original content and reportedly laying off the team responsible for it.</b> Snapchat is planning to permanently shut its Snap Channel, which appeared on the Discover section of the app, according to Deadline.<p><b>2. Twitter Moments has been hailed as the company's</b> …

Advertising

13 Times Harry Potter Was A Gift We Didn't Deserve

"You wonderful boy. You brave, brave man."

45 free online classes you can take (and finish) by the end of this year

No matter where you're at in your career, learning something new can only help you. Looking for a new job? A unique skill could easily set you apart …

University of California

Psychiatrists use an old trick to get people to trust them with their secrets — and it works just as well in business

Instead, psychologists say there's a somewhat scientific formula to gaining people's trust more quickly. The key is to strike a balance between warmth and competence — so that you seem credible but also human.<p>That idea is explored in detail in "Friend and Foe," a new book by Maurice Schweitzer, …

Everything coming to Netflix in October

It's a good one.<p>With all your favorite shows coming back to TV, the streaming site has a lot of series for you to catch up on from "Arrow" to "American Horror Story."<p>There are also a lot of Netflix originals coming out, including season 3 of "Hemlock Grove" and highly-acclaimed adaptation of …

Kick Your Own Butt with This Great Glutes Workout

Fire up your glutes with booty-boosting exercises that use your bodyweight in conjunction with a kettlebell and resistance band<p>1. Bridge with Foot …

30 Precious Bits of Life Advice From 100-Year-Olds

There are very few things as stunning and breathtaking as an alpha woman. Her poised sense of self and her kind yet firm ways are a masterful thing …

Self-improvement

QUIZ: Do you know what the numbers attached to these 13 brand names mean?

But what do those numbers actually mean?<p>See if you can guess the reasons why these 13 brands have numbers attached to their names and marketing slogans.<p><i>This slideshow was compiled using information from an infographic kindly supplied by Lottoland.</i>

Etymology

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

Scientists May Have Found A Cure For Blindness

The human eyeball is kind of incredible, being able to see millions and millions of colors, automatically adjust to light conditions, and, in camera terms, it contains about 50 f-stops of capability. Light enters our eyes and falls on photoreceptive proteins in our retina (the rods and the cones). …