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Weight Loss Secrets from Around the World

We took a look at how other (slimmer) cultures eat and enjoy their food.<p>Brazil: They eat a superfood side dish almost every day.<p>India: Their curries …

What is Sarin Gas?

How to live longer – the experts' guide to ageing

Experts on the ageing process explain why having good friends, lifting weights and learning languages can lead to a longer life<p><b>JERRALD RECTOR, 26: Lift weights for better immunity</b><p><b>By the time we reach 80, most of us will be infected with a type of herpes virus which erodes the immune system and</b> …

Parents' Harsh Words Might Make Teen Behaviors Worse

Most parents yell at their kids at some point. It often feels like the last option for getting children to pay attention and shape up.<p>But harsh verbal discipline may backfire. Teenagers act worse if they're yelled at, a study finds.<p>No matter how much you shout, your teenagers don't listen. - …

Mysteries: Top 5 Wildest Conspiracy Theories

Mysterious, intriguing, and even a little frightening, conspiracy theories of various kinds have captivated Americans for decades.<p>1. The Philadelphia …

How The Brain Remembers to Remember

Have you ever forgotten about an appointment? After making the appointment, you probably told yourself that you had to remember to go -- but when the time came, you didn't realize you had someplace to be until you were already 10 minutes late.<p>This type of memory -- remembering to remember -- is …

How To Win That Music Competition? Send A Video

Chia-Jung Tsay was something of a piano prodigy. By age 12, she was performing Mendelssohn in concert. At 16, she made her debut at Carnegie Hall. Soon, she was on her way to some of the best music schools in the country — Juilliard and the Peabody Conservatory. And she was throwing her hat in the …

Should you put butter on a burn?

Burns seem to have attracted their fair share of folk remedies, but after looking through the evidence Claudia Hammond explains what you should do and why.<p>Using butter to treat burns is an old folk remedy that has been around for centuries. It gained credibility when the Prussian Surgeon General …

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10 Uses for Mostly Useless Chemical Elements

Gold. Titanium. Oxygen. Some elements get all the glory. But even the least practical residents of the periodic table can find a purpose.<p>They're the elements with the big atomic numbers. The ones from the far reaches of the periodic table who rarely get mentioned in the same breath as elemental …

Marie Curie

The 10 Most Awesome College Labs Of 2013

Hear Helen Keller Speak

Helen Keller was deaf and blind, but that didn’t stop her from opening the ears and eyes of everyone around her. She was the first deaf-blind person …

Elvis Presley Through the Years

The King died on August 16, 1977<p>29<p>A two-year-old Elvis Presley poses with his parents, Gladys and Vernon, in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1937.<p>Next …

Deer Tick to Perform Nirvana's 'In Utero' as Deervana

Show will take place in Brooklyn on the album's 20th anniversary<p>When they aren't making indie-rock music under their own name, Deer Tick often …

7 Things You Should Never Say to Someone

You’ve just said something wrong. The other person is looking at you with a red angry face, but <b>the issue is not about what you’ve said, it’s about</b> …

12 Scientifically Proven Ways To Make Yourself More Attractive To The Opposite Sex

You're healthier, more persuasive, and people will just generally think you're smart and trustworthy.<p>But turns out, you don't have to hit the genetic lottery to become more attractive to the opposite sex.<p>Thanks to a slew of studies on sex and attraction, we found 12 grooming tips, attitude …

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Inside Nirvana's Rarities-Packed 'In Utero' Reissue

A newly discovered track, plus unreleased demos and live cuts will arrive September 24th<p>No more guessing about what will appear on the 20th …

What does your desk say about you?

“We found … that you can get really valuable outcomes from being in a messy setting.” – Kathleen Vohs<p>The state of your office, messy or neat, might …

10 Best 'Sesame Street' Musical Guests

The biggest acts of their day have all sang with the gang<p><i>Sesame Street</i> has been a television institution since its premiere in 1969, captivating …

How to Double Your Productivity Immediately With a Dream Collage

All successful men and women are goal setters; they focus their time and energy on their goals and this makes them very productive. A wise man once …

Want to Regain Energy, Relax and De-Stress? Get Rid of All the Noise!

Everything is conspiring to pull you away from the present -- now more than ever -- with all the noise and constant communication. We are bombarded by too much information. -- Kim Cattrall<p>Imagine silence. Pure silence. And not for one day but for 10 days. No telephone, no email, no conversations …

Lone Survivor

• <b>Author:</b> Marcus Luttrell & Patrick Robinson<p>On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded …

Have an orgasm instead of doing a crossword, it's better for your brain, says scientist

Orgasms could be better for our brains than doing a crossword or a Sudoku puzzle, an academic has claimed.<p>The sexual climax gives the whole brain a good workout, rather than just one area of it, Professor Barry Komisaruk said.<p>The sensation can, moreover, block pain and could therefore be used to …

A Long Way Gone

• <b>Author:</b> Ishmael Beah<p><i>My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life.</i><i><br>"Why did you leave Sierra Leone?"</i><i><br>"Because there is a war."</i><i><br>"You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?"</i><i><br>"Yes, all the time."</i><i><br>"Cool."</i><i><br>I smile a little.</i><i><br>"You should tell</i> …

The Other Wes Moore

• <b>Author:</b> Wes Moore<p>BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a <i>The Other Wes Moore</i> discussion guide.<p><b>The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.</b><p>Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew …

Zeitoun

• <b>Author:</b> Dave Eggers<p><b>National Bestseller</b><p>The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. <br>Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-painting business in New Orleans. In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina …

How To Create The Perfect Workspace, According To Science

Optimize your performance. Or just make it pretty.<p>There's nothing worse than sitting in a dull, drab cubicle. If you're going to be stuck in one place for 40 or more hours a week, it might as well be pleasant--for the sake of your sanity and your company's bottom line. Research shows that how you …

The 10 Best Sunglasses in the History of Cinema

A roundup of shades that have eclipsed cool and become legendary<p>A roundup of shades that have eclipsed cool and become legendary

Men's Fashion

Why Not Just Dispose Of Nuclear Waste In The Sun?

We could do it, but should we?<p>After FYI answered why dumping the world's nuclear waste into a volcano would be a bad idea, our inbox was flooded with readers wondering, "Well, how about shooting it into the sun?"<p>On paper, this is a fantastic way to wipe our hands clean of all that pesky waste. The …