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What science says about meditation: it improves your focus and emotional control

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced by Buddhists for thousands of years. But today, in our electronic, distraction-filled world, the ancient practice seems to be having an unlikely moment of trendiness — so much so that it's the focus of a new app that recently garnered a New Yorker …

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Why Are Elephants and Other Animals So Wrinkly?

For African elephants, baggy skin keeps them cool in the hot sun.<p>When you write a column called Weird Animal Question of the Week, it's inevitable that you get some smart-aleck inquiries. Recently someone asked me: "What happens when you put anti-wrinkle cream on an elephant?" (See National …

What I Would Tell My 18 Year Old Self

Life<p>by Holly Peacock | 05 12 2014<p>Mean Girls<p>What Would You Tell Your 18 Year Old Self<p><b>When you’re 18 everyone tells you the things they think you need</b> …

Beauty Survival Guide

Don't have a dermatologist on speed dial? We enlisted some of the top skin experts to answer your questions<p><b>Q: I can feel a pimple brewing, but it hasn't surfaced yet. How can I prevent it? —Kate Goodwin, 24, Charlottesville, Virginia</b><p><b>THE EXPERT:</b> Sonya Dakar, founder of Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic in …