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The complicated truth about a cat’s purr

Our cats may purr when we pet and tickle them, but it’s a much more complicated form of communication than we've assumed.<p>We <i>think</i> we know what a cat’s purr means.<p>It is arguably the most recognisable sign of animal contentment: a pleasurable rasp that erupts whenever a cat is tickled or petted, the …

Pets

The full story of Thailand’s extraordinary cave rescue

<b>On 23 June, 12 boys went exploring in Thailand's Chiang Rai province with their football coach - and ended up trapped deep inside a cave underneath a mountain. The BBC's Helier Cheung and Tessa Wong were at the scene as a dramatic rescue bid gripped the world.</b><p>What happened over those two weeks is a …

Thai Navy

Link between autoimmune disorders and psychosis confirmed in new study

People with autoimmune disorders, a collection of diseases where the body’s immune system attacks its own cells, are more likely to have psychosis, …

This 6-Step Routine Will Get Your Glutes in Shape

Having a weak backside can slow your run and lead to injuries. Here’s how to get your butt moving.<p>Want to know one of the top reasons runners end up hurt? Look at your backside. Underutilized gluteal muscles are to blame for a large percentage of injuries, says Nirav Pandya, M.D., assistant …

The Best Ab Exercises for Athletes

Athletes need a strong core foundation for powerful movements and specific ab exercises are only a small piece of the program. In fact, the best ab …

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

High Blood Pressure

26 Delicious Vegan Breakfast Ideas You'll Want To Wake Up For

What *do* vegans eat for breakfast, anyway?

Today's Workout 80: The barbell complex to build your entire body

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 3<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>This is the workout you do first thing in the morning if you want to attack the rest of the day. It's loaded up …

We need more doctors and nurses. Maybe this online Harvard Med School course can help

The U.S. is facing a major shortage of medical professionals—by some estimates, we will be short 90,000 doctors and more than a million nurses by 2025.<p>Harvard Medical School says it wants to help. <b>Today the institution unveiled a certificate program called “HMX Fundamentals,” delivered entirely</b> …

Why Do I Keep Jacking Up My Shoulder? A CrossFitter's Dilemma

<b>As a CrossFit trainer and physical therapist, I see my fair share of shoulder injuries.</b> I am placed in a precarious position. I want to see my …

New Clues on Link Between Aggression and Autism

Some children with autism display aggressive tendencies and some do not. Brigham Young University (BYU) experts report a new study provides clues …

The Secrets of the Pelvic Floor

If you’ve never had your pelvic floor released, consider hunting down an integrative structural specialist: It’s a weird sensation, for sure, and …

New brain target for potential treatment of social pathology in autism spectrum disorder

Researchers at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science have induced empathy-like behavior by identifying then manipulating a brain …

A neuroscientist explains why working out in the morning is best for your brain

The author of "Healthy brain, Happy Life" and professor at the Center for Neural Science at New York University, Dr. Wendy Suzuki, explains the best way to exercise in order to improve brain function.<p><i>Special thanks to Michael Bultman and CrossFit NYC.</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

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86 Books Barack Obama Recommended During His Presidency

The entries were pulled from places like Obama’s summer reading lists, his childhood favorites, and recommendations made for his daughter, Malia. …

Books

29 YA Books About Mental Health That Actually Nail It

From brutally honest to shockingly hilarious, these books get it.<p><i>Note: Responses have been edited for length or clarity.</i><p>For even more suggestions, check out the comments on the original post.

Mental Health

You Need To Hear This Powerful Poem On Mental Illness

Wow.<p>This is one creative way to be a mental health advocate.<p>After being diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, a serious mental illness that causes manic episodes and periods of depression, poet Yashi Brown decided to educate everyone about her condition through her art. She wrote a powerful poem …

If you’ve always wanted to try meditation, use this guide to get started

By Gabriella Boston<p>Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan and many other big names swear by it.<p>We’re talking meditation — a practice that’s usually done daily and involves sitting quietly for 20 to 30 minutes to calm and observe the mind.<p>But for what purpose?<p>“To intentionally …

If You Lift Weights, This Yoga Sequence Is a Must

Whether you work out at a CrossFit box or you lift heavy at the gym, your tight muscles could use some extra love to not only prevent injury but to ease sore muscle pain as well. This 17-pose sequence will target all the major muscle groups, so your body feels more flexible and open.

Free the Mind

Free the Mind follows neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson as he conducts an unusual experiment. Following the practices of Buddhist monks and the …

How to Quickly Reduce Anxiety Created By Threatening Situations - PsyBlog

A quick way to reduce the brain’s automatic response to threat.<p>Quick reminders of being loved and cared for reduce the brain’s response to …

The 12 Worst Habits For Your Mental Health

<i>By Carey Rossi</i><p>Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control -- the death of a loved one, a job loss or financial troubles. But the small choices you make every day may also affect your mood more than you may realize. Your social media habits, exercise routine and even the way you …

The one thing that could save the world: Why we need empathy now more than ever

<b>Gregory Peck and Brock Peters in "To Kill a Mockingbird"</b><p>Critics say that empathy clouds our judgment and distracts us from true morality. Here’s what they’re missing<p>Roman Krznaric<p>November 8, 2014 10:30pm (UTC)<p>Empathy is trending. President Obama wants to tackle America’s "empathy deficit," medical …

Aging Brains Aren't Necessarily Declining Brains

For years, conventional wisdom held that growing older tends to be bad news for brains. Past behavioral data largely pointed to loss in cognitive – …

‘Welcome to Flint’: Two Photographers Take On the Most Dangerous City in America

Photo: Juan Madrid<p><i>Welcome to Flint</i> is the ongoing collaborative project between New York-based photographers Juan Madrid and Brett Carlsen and their …

21 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

Your ultimate guide to a slimmer midsection.<p><i>This article was written and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>A toned, flat tummy is a goal many of us strive to achieve, but endless crunches and ditching all your favorite foods isn't the right way to do it. Fortunately, a flat belly can be …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Report: Army set to implement partial tattoo ban

New U.S. Army recruits will not be permitted to sport tattoos below their elbows and knees or above their necklines, according to a new report from a military publication.<p>The ban, part of broader new rules on grooming and appearance for soldiers, has been approved by Secretary of the Army John …

Classic Statues Dressed in Modern-Day Clothes

In a series entitled /// Street stone ///, photographer Léo Caillard and retoucher Alexis Persani imagine what classic statues would look like if …