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What Catnip Does to Your Kitty's Brain, According to Neuroscience

Far out.<p>Though humans across the country are celebrating 4/20 by “smoking a doobie” or “dipping into the devil’s lettuce,” it’s not <i>truly</i> a party …

Cats

Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM

For nearly a half century, IBM came as close as any company to bearing the torch for the American Dream.As the world’s dominant technology firm, …

Sexual Harassment

15 DIY Self Watering Planters That Make Container Gardening Easy | TODAY.com

One of the things that I worry about when I go away from home for a night or more is my plants. I always worry that I won’t be able to find someone to come in and water them for me. Plus, I stay pretty busy throughout the week and often forget to water them when I should. Do you have this problem? …

Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System

Beer has fueled a lot of bad ideas. But on a Friday afternoon in 2007, it helped two Alzheimer's researchers come up with a really a good one.<p>Neuroscientists Robert Moir and Rudolph Tanzi were sipping Coronas in separate offices during "attitude adjustment hour" at Massachusetts General Hospital, …

Dementia

These Are the Next Big Kitchen Trends of 2018

If 2018 trends are any indication, kitchens are about to look very chic. This year, the trending materials, layouts, and shapes are less about the …

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Richard Feynman

12 Financial Goals For Each Month Of 2018

Implementing new financial practices at the beginning of the year is a great idea in theory. In practice, trying to overhaul your finances all at once might be too much. You don’t want to attack your finances with vigor on January 1 and then wear yourself out by January 10. Instead, you want to …

Personal Finance

Where to Travel in 2018, According to the Experts

Buenos Aires, Argentina<p>A new year brings with it a whole new list of plans—and for the intrepid traveler, a whole new list of places to visit. 2018 is no different: Economies and tourism are flourishing in far-flung locales that travelers rarely considered previously, while beloved but forgotten …

The Best Pasta We Ate in 2017

This wasn't just the best pasta of the year. It's some of the best pasta we’ve ever encountered—Italy included.<p>I need pasta in my life. I need fancy chef-pasta in shapes I can’t pronounce, and I need the butter-and-Parm elbows that I’m constantly pilfering from my five-year-old’s bowl at dinner.<p>But …

Italy

Older Adults' Forgetfulness Tied To Faulty Brain Rhythms In Sleep

Older brains may forget more because they lose their rhythm at night.<p>During deep sleep, older people have less coordination between two brain waves that are important to saving new memories, a team reports in the journal <i>Neuron.</i><p>"It's like a drummer that's perhaps just one beat off the rhythm," says …

Brainwaves

This Fall-Off-the-Bone Chicken Recipe Is Better Than Any Rotisserie Bird

By Adam Rapoport<p>Bonus: You can run errands while it cooks.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the slow roasted chicken recipe that editor in chief Adam Rapoport just couldn't live without.</i><p>A simple roast chicken …

Cooking

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or cardio, might be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.<p>When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period, magical things happen to our mind and body. We start to think more clearly, feel better about …

Exercise

5 tricks for popping your ears after a flight

It's been two hours since you left the airport and your ears still feel clogged.<p>Other than being mildly uncomfortable, ear blockage can put a damper on your travels as you struggle to listen to your tour guides, follow along in business meetings, or chat with friends at the hotel bar.<p>Rather than …

Sinusitis

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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Inventions

An Easy Formula for the Creamiest Mashed Potatoes

And this year, we're infusing the butter.<p>Mashed potatoes are the most comforting dish on the Thanksgiving table. You can’t not serve them. So we’ve run a different mashed potato recipe Every. Single. Year. This time around we focused on what sets a fine recipe apart from a truly fantastic one, from …

Cooking

How to Make Caramel Sauce That You'll Want to Put on Everything

By Claire Saffitz<p>This smooth, salty caramel sauce will make your holidays extra sweet.<p>We can all agree that sauce makes just about every savory food better, and the same most definitely goes for dessert. Enter homemade caramel sauce, an irresistibly delicious substance able to improve everything …

Dessert

The best air mattresses, according to experts

With the holidays on the horizon, it's time to get guest-ready. That means testing out that old air mattress — and maybe finding a new one.<p>Although you might wish that you had a real bed set up for guests, David K. Randall, author of the book "Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep," …

Mattresses

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Why the Internet is Going Crazy Over This Mattress

Casper is only three years old and has already developed a cult following — notorious for disrupting the $14 billion mattress industry and completely …

The easy way to remove water stains from wood furniture

No need to go to the hardware store -- you have everything you need to remove water marks.<p>Nothing ruins the luster of wood furniture quite like a watermark.<p>Watermarks -- or water stains -- are often caused by cold glasses, spills, or hot dishes places directly on the wood. Luckily, though, they …

Woodworking

Our Favorite Rib Recipes of All-Time

We’re not saying these ribs are required at your summer party, but they’re highly recommended for happy guests.<p>These rib recipes cover all areas of …

BBQ

An ex-plumber from Australia invented a $179 earpiece that can translate 8 languages in real-time

Lingmo International, a startup based in West Gosford north of Sydney, launched its TranslateOne2One earpiece at the UN's Artificial Intelligence for Good Summit in Geneva, revealing that IBM Watson machine learning technology had been used for its algorithms.<p>Traditionally, converting one language …

Machine Learning

Here's How To Feed The Whole Family For Under $20

Feed the whole gang without breaking the bank.<p>For each recipe, you'll find a simple grocery list (plus a few basic pantry staples like olive oil, dried spices, salt, and pepper that you probably already have on hand) to help make your trip to the market painless and affordable.<p><i>*All prices were</i> …

​These Color-Changing Tattoos Use Special Ink to Monitor Your Health​ | Men’s Health

So far, the researchers have developed biosensors based on three biochemical data points. There’s the glucose sensor, which changes from blue to brown when blood sugar increases. A pH sensor changes between purple and pink as alkalinity increases, and a sodium sensor becomes a more intense green …

This amazing underground house in Greece frames views of an olive grove

This underground holiday home in Greece is topped with a green roof that offers panoramic views of the Peloponnese peninsula. The owners commissioned …

Design

The One-Skillet Steak Dinner That Readers Are Obsessed With

One dish. Under 30 minutes. Bright green colors. What's not to love?<p>When you think of "steak dinner" you probably don't think "weeknight meal," but this one-skillet steak and spring veg with spicy mustard may change your mind. This easy, super-springy dish <b>comes together in less than 30 minutes</b>, and …

Physicists Say They've Created a Fluid With 'Negative Mass'

Holy crap.<p>Researchers in the US say they've created a fluid with negative mass in the lab... which is exactly as mind-bending as it sounds.<p>What it …

Physics

Leonardo da Vinci's Ingenious Design for a Self-Supporting Bridge

Or, "How to build a bridge in 10 minutes that's strong enough to support a car"<p>Of the many structures Leonardo da Vinci designed, perhaps none made …

10 more handy iPhone tips that I use on a regular basis [Video]

A few weeks ago I posted about 10 handy iPhone tips that I use on a regular basis. To follow up, I’d like to share 10 additional iOS tips that I often use. Like I said before, chances are that hardcore iOS users will know most of these, but there’s usually at least one or two tips that catch users …