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Burning Out: What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium

Four decades ago, less than 5 percent of Americans were cremated. Now that figure stands at nearly 50 percent. This is how cremation actually works, and the story of what happens to a culture when its attitudes about memorializing the dead undergo a revolution.<p>Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New …

Los Angeles

Yes, bacon really is killing us

There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a local butcher, was midway between crispy and chewy. Ketchup and HP sauce were served in miniature jars with the sandwich, so you could dab on the exact …

Processed Meat

At Age 101, She's A World Champ Runner

Man Kaur is 101, but her routine could tire most 20-somethings.<p>Every day she wakes up at 4 a.m., bathes, washes clothes, makes tea, recites prayers until about 7 a.m. Sometimes she goes to the Gurdwara, the place of worship for Sikhs, other times she prays at home.<p>And then she goes to the track for …

India

Want to Boost Memory by 20 Percent? Science Says Do This 1 Simple Activity | Inc.com

If you like to spend your break time with a quick jaunt around the corner to buy a coffee, nobody's judging. But according to science, you might be better off if you took time out of your day to get on a trail and make friends with some trees. That's because time in nature literally changes brain …

The Brain

Say goodbye to Colin Kaepernick as an NFL player

For a long stretch, teams have moved away from the free-agent quarterback. They’ll be in full sprint mode now.<p>NEW YORK — Colin Kaepernick has as much …

NFL

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More Of

The best and worst choices in every food group, according to registered …

Women's Health

10 Ways to Get Out of a Funk—and Fast

I woke up the other morning in a <i>bad</i> mood. I wondered if I'd had a nightmare. Nope, I couldn’t recall any. I wasn’t hungover. I hadn’t even checked my …

New York City

Gut bacteria influence the brain indirectly, study shows

A new study has found that there is a three-way relationship between a type of gut bacteria, cortisol, and brain metabolites. This relationship, the …

The Secret 3-Move Circuit Your Trainer Hasn't Told You About

Finding the motivation workout is one thing, but finding the time is another. Luckily you don't need to be at the gym or in Spin class to get a great workout. You don't even need anything but your body and an awesome playlist to get you going. This trainer's secret three-move circuit will help get …

Workouts

What the world would look like if all the ice melted

If the world keeps burning fossil fuels and releasing carbon emissions indefinitely, climate change will eventually melt all the ice at the poles and …

Climate Change

9 mistakes parents make that can hurt their kids

Parents want their kids to be healthy and happy, and they do everything they can to keep their little ones out of harm's way. But even the most attentive parents could be relying on habits that aren't totally safe or expert-approved.<p>Some things that seem perfect for kids — like playground slides …

Parenting

Why the middle-aged ‘dad bod’ could be deadly instead of sexy

The “dad bod” has been lauded as the new shape of sexy. But the more overweight you are, new research suggests, the more likely you are to die …

Biomedicine

Trump declines invitation to speak at NAACP convention

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to address the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday.<p>The White House did not offer any details on why Trump would not speak …

Donald Trump
Medical Research
Holistic Medicine

Weed Could Help Prevent Certain Brain Diseases

The existing research is promising, but researchers are calling for more clinical trials in humans.<p>The fact that humans even <i>have</i> an "endocannabinoid system" sounds like stoner fantasy. (If we hadn't been trying to figure out just what cannabis does to our bodies when it was discovered, it might …

Cannabis

How medical marijuana can help those with ADD and ADHD focus

The chronic condition is treatable, though not curable<p>Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects over three million people per year.<p>From hyperactivity to impulses and inattentiveness, ADD and ADHD are most common in …

Cannabis

The US is the biggest loser on the planet thanks to Trump’s calamitous act

His withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement belittles his country, but could galvanise the world<p>Life here in the US feels surreal lately, like a very bad reality TV show, thanks to Donald Trump. In no case is this more evident than the president’s decision – and the process and theatre around …

Climate

Tillerson signs declaration stressing climate change threat

<b>(CNN) —</b> Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed an international declaration highlighting the importance of the Paris Agreement in tackling climate change Thursday, even as the Trump administration considers withdrawing from the agreement.<p>The Fairbanks Declaration was adopted at the meeting by the …

Clean Technology

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

New Research Reveals What We Must Do to Avoid Catastrophic Climate Changes

Man-Made Climate Change<p>There is a substantial body of research that details anthropogenic, or man-made, climate change. Climate mitigation policies …

Climate Change

Sea level rise could send U.S. 'climate migrants' fleeing to Austin, Atlanta

Sea level rise is typically thought of as a coastal problem, with cities from New York to San Francisco pondering new coastal defenses such as sea …

8 Types of Toxic People Who Will Rob You of Your Happiness | Inc.com

Just how terribly destructive can spending time with toxic people be? Science offers a few clues (and they're all disturbing).<p>First, psychological research shows that criticism and insults are five times more powerful than compliments. That means if you want to keep your marriage flourishing, for …

Self-help

Apple releases iOS 10.3 as well as macOS, watchOS and tvOS updates

It’s patch day at Apple. The company just released four new versions of its four operating systems for all its devices — iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2. Some of those updates are more important than others.<p>Let’s start with iOS 10.3. The new version adds Find My AirPods, and we …

App Store

Sexercise: 657 reasons why the ultimate workout happens between the sheets

How's your New Year gym membership going? Been once, maybe twice? Given it up as a bad idea but forgotten to cancel the direct debit or still thinking about going next week? That’s how it normally works. As the Oscar-winning screenwriter Sonya Levien put it, "Good intentions are not enough. They've …

How Thinking About Death Can Make Your Life Better

It’s so important to live your life fully, in the now, aware of everything you have. Author Wayne Dyer said that in order to appreciate the beauty of …

New York City

Do These 7 Things to Age Well

Exercise, diet, even attitude can be as important as genetics when it comes to growing old gracefully. “Old age,” as Bette Davis once said, “is no …

Wellness

This racial justice map sheds light on an often overlooked part of U.S. history

Dark parts of American history are often swept under the rug for being too shameful and painful. But engaging with that history is crucial to …

9 Things You Can Do About Climate Change

<i>My friend the writer and editor Laura M. Browning asked me to write about environmental action for her newsletter “</i><i>One Small Thing</i><i>,” which advises people on personal actions they can take to improve their world. Here’s a preview:</i><p>Most Americans believe climate change is real and that something …

Sustainability