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Good Fats as Helpful as Statins Against Heart Disease, Group Says

The American Heart Association wants you to remember that there are such things as good fats and bad fats.<p>It issued a reminder this week that swapping out artery-clogging saturated fats such as butter with healthy vegetable fats can do as much good for some people as taking a statin …

Nutrition

Why the Dalai Lama's University of California Commencement Address Is Controversial

The Dalai Lama’s commencement address at the University of California, San Diego this weekend has stirred some controversy on a campus where 12.5% of …

Hinduism

10,000 Books Weblog : Minnesota Historical Society Press » “People Like Us” by David Lawrence Grant

<b>Excerpt from David Lawrence Grant’s essay, “People Like Us,”<br>in A Good Time for the Truth: Race in America, edited by Sun Yung Shin</b><p><b>Minnesota …

First Degree

‘The police didn’t see Deen as a victim despite blood pouring out of his head’

Deen Taiwo’s ordeal at the hands of racists is being made into a documentary in an innovative attempt to improve police responses to hate crimes<p>One August evening, in Brue Close, a housing estate in Weston-super-Mare, police and emergency services were called to No 39. Two police cars, a police …

Sociology

58 Dishes to Bring to an Outdoor Party

Not all food is ready to withstand hungry hordes and sit outside in the hot, hot heat. That's why these 58 dishes exist.<p><b>When we're heading to picnics</b>, cooking out in the backyard, and gearing up for days at the beach, we want our food to be as ready for the summer sun as we are. But not all food …

Healthy Eating

Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans

MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.<p>The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are …

Biology

John Coltrane Wants to Be 'Force for Good' in Rare Interview

"I think music is an instrument," jazz legend says in animated interview. "It can create the initial thought patterns that can change the thinking of …

How to Jump Start a Car in 13 Easy Steps

Step-by-step instructions for learning a valuable skill you should already know.<p><i>Whether it's the rattling that comes and goes with the moon phases, a timing belt that obeys only changes in barometric pressure, or the sudden flickering of that dreaded check engine light, certain car problems require</i> …

Study Skills

How to Remember Anything, According to Research

The best way to pick a password or hiding spot you’ll remember is to choose one quickly because you want something that will return to mind …

Southern Methodist University

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

New Parents Spend Less Time Looking After Kids Than They Think

According to a new study, couples who have recently become parents believe they spend more hours in childcare than they actually do. And couples who …

Parenting

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p><i>There’s no time to lose, I heard her say Catch your dreams before they slip away.</i><p>When we sleep, wrote English psychiatrist Havelock Ellis over a hundred years ago, we enter a ‘dim and …

Literature

What 'Food Porn' Does to the Brain

What's the psychological appeal of looking at food that can't be tasted?<p>In the mid-20th century, the Dutch biologist Nikolaas Tinbergen uncovered an odd quirk of animal behavior: Across species, the animals in his experiments seemed to prefer prettier, flashier, more attention-grabbing versions of …

Animal Behavior

Are travel selfies narcissistic?

<b>(CNN) —</b> With spring breaks concluding or starting -- depending on where you live in the world -- everyone seems to be taking travel photos. No longer are these photos shared days or weeks after a trip, but instead, they are often shared from the very tourist site they're taken from.<p>Instead of …

Social Media

The 3-D Printing Revolution

Industrial 3-D printing is at a tipping point, about to go mainstream in a big way. Most executives and many engineers don’t realize it, but this technology has moved well beyond prototyping, rapid tooling, trinkets, and toys. “Additive manufacturing” is creating durable and safe products for sale …

Manufacturing

Psychology of smiling: can you tell a fake smile from a genuine one?

Psychologist Richard Wiseman has devised a photographic test to check people’s empathy. Do you pass the test?<p>A smile is the universal welcome, the writer Max Eastman once remarked. But how sure can we be that a person’s smile is genuine? The answer is the empathy test, created by psychologist …

Psychology

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

Greece sours German relations further with demand for war reparations

Alexis Tspiras, the Greek prime mininster, says Berlin has ‘a moral obligation’ to make amends for years of Nazi occupation<p>Greece’s strained relations with Germany took a turn for the worse on Wednesday when Athens’ leftist-led government raised the spectre of seizing German assets for war …

Europe

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

9 Steps to Make Your Smartphone Totally Hacker-Proof

If you use an iPhone, your days of lording its security features over Android users are numbered.<p>When it comes to the seemingly endless head-to-head …

Johnny Hallyday

4 dangerous myths about rape, debunked

Fallout from Rolling Stone’s bungled UVA story reveals how alarmingly misinformed we are as a culture<p>Over the weekend, there was a huge media kerfuffle over the discovery that <i>Rolling Stone’s</i> devastating expose of campus rape at the University of Virginia has some discrepancies in it. Specifically, …

You Asked: What Is My Poo Telling Me?

Some say you are what you eat. But really, you are what you poop. “Not only does stool tell you about the health of your diet, but it shows you how …

Holistic Medicine

Online Relationships Are Real

Social media filters relationships whether we like it or not, and many young people no longer draw a distinction between real and digital interactions.<p>A little more than a decade ago, a former professor of mine here in Paris was supposed to meet Jean Baudrillard at a party. The notoriously elusive …

The 24 Best Lobster Rolls in America

Never mind the tired regional debate—whether they’re best Maine style (chilled, with mayonnaise) or Connecticut (warm, with drawn butter). Lobster …

New England

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Eggs

Elliot Rodger and the NRA myth: How the gun lobby scapegoats mental illness

After a tragedy, gun companies want us discussing anything but guns. Here’s how both parties, and the media, comply<p>Elliot Rodger's Santa Barbara rampage that killed seven people (including the gunman) is just one of a series in the United States over the last two months. There was Frazier Glenn …

What You Need to Know About Heartbleed, the New Security Bug Scaring the Internet

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>What should you know about Heartbleed, a recently uncovered security bug? The shortest version: …