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Smoke signals: DNA adaptation helped early humans deal with toxic fumes

US researchers claim genetic mutation may have made our ancestors less sensitive to smoke’s harmful effects and gave them advantage over Neanderthal cousins<p>A genetic mutation may have helped early humans fend off toxic fumes that wafted into the air from ancient cave fires, a team of researchers …

Pope complains schools are telling children they can choose their gender

In remarks to Polish bishops, Francis blames textbooks supplied by ‘persons and institutions who donate money’<p>Pope Francis has lamented that children are being taught at school that gender can be a choice.<p>Francis made his remarks during a private meeting last week with bishops from Poland during …

What Listening to Music at Work Does to Your Brain (It's Pretty Amazing)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press Play, …

Why We Put Ourselves Last & Why Self-Care Should Be a Priority

<b>“Be there for others, but never leave</b> <b>yourself</b> <b>behind.” ~Dodinsky</b><p>Sometimes, when we’re feeling stressed and running around taking care of everybody …

Happiness

Learning Success Processing

Holistic approach required when coaching kids

Imparting life values like humility, honesty, sincerity and integrity vitally important<p>Thu, Jul 14, 2016, 16:40 Updated: Thu, Jul 14, 2016, 17:45<p>The …

Cristiano Ronaldo

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

The Brain

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

New Yorkers Capture Magnificent Sunset From All Across the City

Last evening, a magnificent sunset took over New York City, painting the city's famous skyline in a blaze of colors. The glorious display of Mother Nature's palette was hard to miss, as across the city the setting sun drowned the horizon in a vibrant gradience. From all corners, the sunset …

New York City

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

School Bus Kids Return the Love to 93-Year-Old "Grandma in the Window" Who Waves to Them Daily

For five years straight, 93-year-old Louise Edlen always took the time to wave to the bus of students who passed her house on their way to and from school. Over time, because of her kind gesture, the kids began to affectionately call her “the grandma in the window.” One September morning, the …

Kids

31 dazzling sunsets from around the world

Even the most mundane destinations turn into dazzling dreamscapes at sunset.<p>And when the sun sets on the world's most beautiful landmarks? We'll let …

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

The Brain