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12 Must-Read Books If You Love Murder on the Orient Express

More locked-room mysteries for <i>Murder on the Orient Express</i> fans

19 Young Adult Books Everyone Should Read, No Matter Their Age

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Lights Out, But First: The 10 Best Sleep Books to Read Now

A Late-Night Exploration of What's Really on Your Mind<p>Lee Crutchley<p>Have trouble falling asleep at night? If so, this engaging, creative journal might be the perfect solution for you. <i>The Nocturnal Journal</i> is designed for anyone who finds themselves always awake, and more importantly, it will help …

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15 Genius Home Decor Tricks That Experts Want You To Know

Smart ideas from Nate Berkus, Emily Henderson, and four other home experts.

The weird power of the placebo effect, explained

Yes, the placebo effect is all in your mind. And it’s real.<p>Over the last several years, doctors noticed a mystifying trend: Fewer and fewer new pain drugs were getting through double-blind placebo control trials, the gold standard for testing a drug’s effectiveness.<p>In these trials, neither doctors …

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Sagano Bamboo Forest -- a most enchanting grove

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Japan's Sagano Bamboo Forest, on the outskirts of Kyoto, towering green stalks of the famously versatile plant sway in the wind, creaking eerily they collide and twist, leaves rustling.<p>The sun filters through the densely packed grove, projecting thin slashes of light onto the dozens of …

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This Is the Age When You Become 'Old,' According to Four Different Generations

Millennials and boomers definitely don't agree.<p>If age really is just a number, what number marks old age?<p>Well, the answer to that depends on how old …

Cells that trim brain connections are linked to autism

A difference in brain biology between the sexes might render males most vulnerable to autism.<p>Cells that prune connections between neurons in babies’ …

Scientists Uncover a Higher State of Consciousness

Neuroscientists from the University of Sussex made a pretty neat discovery as they claim to have just found evidence of a higher state of …

Calming paint shades that help reduce stress

<b>For Stress Awareness Month we asked the experts to tell us the top calming paint shades for the home to help reduce stress and anxiety.</b><p>'We all have …

Indie Movies You Might Have Missed

The Complete Guide to Sugar Around the World

Sugar is a many splendored thing—here's your global tour of the essential sweet stuff<p>Brown sugar was for cookies. The white granulated stuff went on …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

1 of 50<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>On form, no living English writer is as funny or insightful as Zadie Smith. Her third novel, about two warring families …

The Under-The-Radar Denim Drop You’ll Set Your Alarm For

FRENCH label Sézane doesn’t hold a catwalk show at Paris Fashion Week, it doesn’t pay hundreds of thousands of pounds for celebrities and influencers …

Remember why we work on cancer

Levi Garraway reflects on the three things that keep his compass true when the going gets tough.<p>Subject terms:<p>Cancer<br>• Research management<p>I first …

The ultimate UK bucket list: 29 things to do before you die

Ten books you should read in March

From novels about HP Lovecraft and a hypothetical Mars mission to a look at Africa’s first female president, pick up these titles, writes Jane Ciabattari.

Everything You Need to Know About a Trip to Easter Island

First things first: It’s not just about the moai statues.<p>Located more than 2,000 miles west of South America, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, …

10 weird and wonderful houseplants you never knew existed

1 Trachyandra<p>No, this isn't a pipe cleaner stuck into a pot of dirt and rocks, this plant exists in real life and is native to eastern and southern …

When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes

Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.<p>First, listen to the story with the happy ending: At 61, the executive was in excellent health. His blood …

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Biologists Are Figuring Out How Cells Tell Left From Right

In 2009, after she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, Ann Ramsdell began to search the scientific literature to see if someone with her …

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NASA sent a twin to space to see how the body is affected – and we’re starting to get results

A twin experiment in space can help us prevent diseases on Earth.<p>NASA astronaut Scott Kelly recently spent one year in space, while his identical …

Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

Targeted, genetic modification in humans is no longer in the realm of science fiction. Both the UK and US governments have approved the use of a …

According To Quantum Mechanics, Reality Might Not Exist Without An Observer

If a tree falls in the forest and there's no one around to hear it, does it make a sound? The obvious answer is yes—a tree falling makes a sound …

What Is Scandinavian Style Now?

I think it's very laid-back but at the same time sophisticated. It's uncomplicated and easy to wear. Scandinavians are very good at lending their own …

21 Best Beaches in the World

Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents covered in …

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10 Dystopian Novels To Read Right Now

Dystopia now<p>Thanks to the incoming president and a Republican Congress which is trying to take healthcare away from millions of Americans, it's fair to say that our reality is looking more and more dystopian every day. So, while we can't recommend strongly enough that you take action to try and …

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YOLO! 10 Desserts Worth the Splurge

If you're going to jump off the calorie cliff, make it worthwhile. From Latin Flan to Coconut Dream Pie, all of these indulgent sweets are worth ditching your diet for.<p><b>1. Latin Flan</b><p>Latin Flan is a rich, sweet custard topped with caramel sauce. This version tastes like a cross between pudding and …

Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

The best epically long books to binge-read on winter nights

Readers know all about summer reading: Juicy, plot-driven page-turners that are a breeze to read through sun-induced headaches, or can be picked up and put down between dips in the pool. But in winter, you need a different kind of book: one with a good existential crisis, or a very, very deep …