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The Science of Adolescent Sleep

Why do children wake up early when they are young but want to stay in bed till noon as teenagers?<p>Experts say it’s biology. Adolescents’ bodies want to stay up late and sleep late, putting them out of sync with what their school schedules demand of them. So kids have trouble waking up, and they …

Middle School

​The 4 Worst Things to Eat Before Bed

​Bananas, good. That bar of dark chocolate ... not so much<p>The first rule of late-night feeding: don’t eat too much.<p>While experts say eating before bed doesn’t play a major role in weight-gain, that pre-slumber snack could disturb your sleep.<p>“I tell people not to eat anything 3 hours before bedtime …

Nutrition

​"I Haven't Washed My Hair Since I Was 12. Here's Why."

​One expert barber explains why shampoo is a delusion<p>I haven't washed my hair since I was 12, and I have great hair. I say this all the time to guys who come into my shop, Tribe Barber in Boston's South End, and it gets all kinds of reactions. But what most guys think about shampoo is wrong—it's …

Hair Care

Could Time-Blocking Replace Your To-Do List?

This is how to schedule your workday to get the most done.<p>A few years ago, my to-do list was an endless source of frustration. At the end of every day, it seemed like it had more items on it than when I started. I never seemed to get it all done.<p>So, in an effort to understand what was going on, I …

How to build a bulletproof mind in 5 minutes a day

"Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions — not outside." —Marcus Aurelius<p>When I first started …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The popular trend insists we self identify with those we might show kindness. But that actually limits our scope for generosity<p>Feelings aren’t everything. Empathy might be making the world a worse place, not a better one. Kindness can, in some senses, be a weakness. As popular arguments go, these …

Empathy

Selling unwanted food at a discount, a growing trend you may want to bite into

It's a dirty little secret in the food industry that plenty of goods wind up in the trash. As the world's population grows, so does the pressure to …

These 5 Apps Make Summer Adventuring a Lot Easier

You could argue that most of us spend too much time on our phones and that summer vacation presents the perfect opportunity to unplug. It’s a solid argument, but do you remember summer before the advent of the iPhone? We basically just wandered around the beach hoping to find a decent surf break or …

Watering tips that won’t leave your plants high and dry — or drowned | The Star

There’s something primal about water. When the animals on the Serengeti plain have finished a day of chasing each other, they generally meet at the …

Gardening

Flyover App Reveals What's on the Ground Below

The Flyover Country app is kind of like Google Maps meets Atlas Obscura for plane trips.<p>Anyone who has ever looked out a plane window and yearned to …

Want to see America before Trump takes power? These are the 50 greatest US experiences

Given the ever-so-slightly negative reaction to Donald Trump's election victory, not to mention concerns that some nationalities will face difficulty just getting into the country after January 20, it's safe to say that many will want to make the most of the US before the 45th president takes …

Eating Disorders: Four Reasons to Choose Recovery

No one would choose to have an eating disorder. You wouldn't make the choice to lose all of your friends because you can't eat at restaurants, to exercise obsessively despite pain and injuries, or to binge eat until you feel like your stomach is going to burst.<p>Eating disorders are mental illlnesses …

7 Mattress Myths You Should Stop Believing Right Now

Mattress shopping can be one of the most agonizing experiences, from pushy salespeople to an overwhelming number of options to not actually knowing what you need in the first place. It's so easy to end up with the wrong one, but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>The Huffington Post spoke with Jay …

Matthew Modine on the Lessons of His Father, and Clogged Toilets

The 'Vision Quest' actor shares what he learned from doing dirty work<p><i>Matthew Modine has starred in movies like</i> Full Metal Jacket<i>,</i> Vision Quest<i>, and</i> Short Cuts<i>, among many others. He currently co-stars with Jennifer Beals in the upcoming TNT drama Proof, which premieres on June 16th. As part of our</i> …

Siblings

Connected, but alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human …

Internet of Things

6 Lessons Moving to Hawaii Taught Me About Life

In April of 2010 my wife and I went on vacation to Maui, Hawaii. We expected to have a good time but we had no idea that trip would end up changing our lives. The moment we stepped off the plane we felt "something" and by the end of that trip we knew Maui would be our home someday.<p>We stayed in Maui …

U.S. government shutdown enters third week with little progress

Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four …