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Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

How to shut down a colleague that takes credit for your work

Has this ever happened to you? You’re in a meeting and the unthinkable happens: a colleague claims credit for your work.<p>As you reel from the shock of …

Ketogenic Diet For Weight Loss: 5 Things About The Fat-Friendly Diet You Must Know

Although the health effects of the ketogenic diet are still being debated, a number of celebrities have been known to depend on it to achieve their …

Easy Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread Recipe

From: EatingWell.com, February 2018<p>This quick soda bread is best eaten the day it's made—try it with butter and jam for extra flavor. Traditional …

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Nutrition

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut dispensing and gathering a myriad of information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the …

Amazon Echo

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

Trump Hasn’t Destroyed Obama’s Legacy. He’s Revealed How Impressive It Was.

When Barack Obama departed the White House a year ago, his legacy appeared to face mortal peril. Liberals, with their tendency toward hysteria, and …

JFK's assassination aided by his bad back, records show

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every November, America remembers the end of Camelot: a shining time of promise led by John F. Kennedy, our nation's youngest elected president, brought to an abrupt and bloody end by Lee Harvey Oswald's second shot, a bullet to the brain.<p>While conspiracy theorists debate who pulled that …

Urinary Tract Infection

“Muting” is a powerful social media tool that could be even better

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock: musicguy<p>On Monday, Twitter (s twtr) announced a small update to its platform that has a big impact: the …

You Love Bananas? Scientists Say You Should Prepare to Live Without Them

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Atlantic Writer Sends Heads to Desks With Analogy: US Eclipse Delivers Blackness Across Path of All White [People]

<i>Screenshot/NASA</i><p>On Monday, August 21, millions of Americans will be outside watching a solar eclipse — which in some parts of the country will be …

Kansas City

Who Uses Food Stamps? Millions of Children

Tens of millions of American children are among the recipients of food stamps, according to a new report that casts light on who benefits from the program that has been the subject of heated political debate.<p>The annual report from the United States Department of Agriculture showed that about 45 …

Income Inequality

The Planet Mercury Is Shrinking

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Mercury, already our smallest planet, is shrinking.<p>The news comes as NASA marks the third year of …

Give thanks: turkey dinner will cost less this year

Finally, some good news for consumers to chew on: That Thanksgiving feast will be a little less expensive.<p>The average cost of this year's holiday dinner for 10 eased down 0.9 percent to $49.04 from $49.48 last year, according to a survey released Thursday from the American Farm Bureau …

Sweet Potatoes

How Coffee, Citrus And Nuts Help Cut The Risk Of Diabetes

If you go back to the 1970s, people with a serious coffee habit often had an accompanying habit: smoking.<p>And that's why early studies gave coffee a bad rap. Clearly, smoking was harmful. And it was hard for researchers to disentangle the two habits. "So it made coffee look bad in terms of health …

The World Has Lost an Unbelievable Amount of Forest Since 1999

Women may have harder concussion recovery than men

After a concussion, women tend to have worse symptoms than men. That's the case even when athletes were injured playing the same sport, according to a new study of young soccer players.<p>Some recent studies have found gender differences in memory and other symptoms after concussions, with women …

Kinesiology

The Day SF Became Gotham City: How a Metropolis Is Making a 5-Year-Old's Wish Come True

On Friday, November 15, San Francisco became Gotham. The city did not do this for Comic-Con, nor to film a new movie. The city did this to fulfill …

How A Wandering Brain Can Help People Cope With Pain

When some people are in pain, the experience is so intense that they can't think of anything else. But others can turn their minds elsewhere and feel better.<p>Why? The difference may be due in part to brain wiring, researchers say, and knowing more about how it works may someday make it easier to …

Aging Well: Keeping Blood Sugar Low May Protect Memory

There's a growing body of evidence linking elevated blood sugar to memory problems.<p>For instance, earlier this year, a study published in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> concluded that higher glucose may be a risk factor for dementia, even among people without type 2 diabetes.<p>So the question is, …

Should Severe Premenstrual Symptoms Be A Mental Disorder?

The way Ronna Simmons of Philadelphia describes it, every two weeks a timer goes off.<p>Simmons, 24, will have been doing just fine, working, taking care of her daughter. And then suddenly everything changes. Normally cheerful, Simmons says she begins to hate herself.<p>"I tell everybody, 'I'm not myself …

Bright eyes, clean brains: sleep might scrub away gray matter waste

A new theory on why we need shut-eye<p>It's long been known that sleep, much like eating or breathing, is a vital process for humans and animals. Insufficient shut-eye in people impairs cognition, curbs energy levels, and has been linked to a bevy of illnesses. But while scientists have explored …

Dear Startups: Stop Asking Me Math Puzzles to Figure Out If I Can Code

I’ve always been pretty good at math. Not trigonometry, or arithmetic, or whatever people are usually thinking of when they’re like, “Oh, you must be …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Puberty Is Coming Earlier, But That Doesn't Mean Sex Ed Is

For kids growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, there's a standard introduction to puberty at many schools: an educational play called <i>Nightmare on Puberty Street.</i><p>It's a fictional play, and in it, character Natalie raps about how quickly her body is growing — and how her classmates call her names.<p>…

8 Must-have Cheat Sheets for Web Designers and Developers

As a web designer or developer, it’s nearly impossible to remember multiple programming languages, frameworks, and keyboard shortcuts to various …

Web Design

Extinct tree grows anew from ancient jar of seeds unearthed by archaeologists

For thousands of years, Judean date palm trees were one of the most recognizable and welcome sights for people living in the Middle East -- widely …

Archaeology

Slow Cooker Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pot Roast Sandwiches

Crockpot Brown Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast Sandwiches.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 13, 2013 139<p>It’s Friday. Let’s do this thang.<p>This crockpot …

Designed By Removal: How a deaf man changed baseball forever

by Lyden Foust<p>Like an epidemic, a baseball craze hit New York City in the summer of 1865. Suddenly, a game played only in the streets by factory …