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Lighter weights do as much for building muscle as heavier ones, new research says

When it comes to building muscle, it’s probably not the size of your weights or the number of repetitions that matter.<p>Research (pdf) from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada argues it’s actually the degree to which you exhaust yourself during your weightlifting session.<p>“It isn’t about the weight …

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Switzerland has discovered the unintended consequences of negative interest rates

In Europe, after they became established as the latest method of flogging savers until their mood improves, all kinds of absurdities saw the light of the day. For example, bailed-out national governments can now fund their deficits at negative rates, extracting money from their bondholders, rather …

7 Reasons Adult Coloring Books Are Great for Your Mental, Emotional and Intellectual Health

There are many times when I suggest adult coloring books to patients, and they look at me like perhaps we should be switching seats. However, time and again, they come back to me and tell me how beneficial they find them to be. Many psychologists and therapists "prescribe" these to patients for …

Which US City You Should Live in Based Off Your Myers-Briggs Results

<i>This post was originally posted on JoinBlush.com</i><p>It's fun to learn about your personality. You can dig into who might best complement you in a romantic relationship, what job would best suit your strengths, and even what city you should live in. It's great fun, which is probably why you moseyed on …

There Was a Destiny Reference in The Simpsons Halloween Episode's Credits

Just days after it appeared as the answer to a question on <i>Jeopardy</i>, Destiny has now gotten a nod in the credits of an episode of <i>The Simpsons</i>.<p>The latest Halloween-themed Treehouse of Horror episode debuted yesterday, October 25. As always, the credits were filled with little jokes--"Bat Groening" …

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Seattle real estate ad insults working moms in the worst way

Working moms just can't catch a break. Their co-workers frequently see them as less competent and less dedicated to their jobs, according to …

NASA: Lettuce grown in space 'one giant leaf for mankind'

For the first time, astronauts ate their very first vegetable harvested in space this week. How'd it taste?<p>"Good, kinda like arugula,” Scott Kelly …

Destiny players rejoice: Xûr is selling Gjallarhorn

<i>Destiny</i> would like you to think it's a game about saving various planets from impending alien doom. Its millions of players will tell you, however, that it's actually about the endless quest for Gjallarhorn, an exotic rocket launcher that far outstrips anything else in the game in terms of power. …

Report: Konami Is Treating Its Staff Like Prisoners

According to a report on <i>Nikkei</i>, the corporate culture at Konami—home of <i>Metal Gear</i>, <i>Silent Hill</i> and <i>Pro Evolution Soccer</i>—hasn’t only soured over the …

Meet the Kindlepreneurs

The bestselling authors you've never heard of<p>Swapping a high-flying career in law to become the author of romantic thrillers was a change of gear that surprised even Louise Ross. Nevertheless, while on maternity leave with her son Ethan, now two, the 30-year-old from Hertfordshire decided to give …

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The Parenting Trick That Has Saved My Sanity

"It's not fair!"<p>"But Payton got to sit the front seat yesterday!"<p>"I hate watching baby movies!"<p>How many times has one of your children shouted something similar at you in response to a decision you've made? The battles can be exhausting: who gets to sit in the front seat, who gets to select the …

Future criminals can be spotted at nursery school, study suggests

Children's social-emotional skills can indicate future prospects, including whether they will end up in a council falt, researchers find<p>Future criminals and council house tenants can be spotted as early as nursery school, a study suggests.<p>Early social-emotional skills observed in pre-school …

Learning

Science says parents of successful kids have these 9 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

9 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Ever since he was a child in South Africa, Elon Musk has been a big reader, of everything from science-fiction novels to historical biographies.<p>The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has said that reading books taught him how to build rockets.<p>We combed through years of interviews with Musk to find out which …

The Power of Mindful Leadership

From the moment you wake up, you're bombarded with distractions. Emails clog your inbox, requests pile up, and notifications flicker in the background. Within moments your attention is scattered. Given the realities of today's 24/7 world, how do great leaders slow down and focus in order to make …

China to End Ban on Videogame Consoles

Gamers in China have turned to mobile and computer entertainment<p>BEIJING—China will lift a ban on making and selling videogame consoles in the country, paving the way for foreign companies like Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. to expand in one of the world’s largest videogame markets.<p>New rules will …

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Historic photographs transformed into surreal animated GIFs by Nicolas Monterrat

The GIF works of Nicolas Monterrat, who uses vintage photographs as a base for his unsettling, trippy, subtle little animations.<p>[thisiscollosal via …

How to Give the Most Motivating Pep Talk

‘I want to be here for you. What can I do?’; stay away from cliches like ‘Time heals’<p>By<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>I recently told a friend I needed a pep talk. “What kind?” he asked.<p>He had a very good point. Everyone wants to be the type of person who gives the pivotal talk that turns around a friend’s …

Motivation

The Associated Press has named photographer Muhammed Muheisen, frequently honored for his striking photos of people in their everyday environment, as its chief photographer for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan. To see more of his award-winning photos, visit blog.apimages.com Photo Caption: An Afghan boy stands on a roadside hoping to sell his balloons during sunset in Kabul, Afghanistan. #APPhoto by @mmuheisen #MuhammedMuheisen #AP #Afghanistan #Pakistan #MiddleEast #balloons #sunset #silhouette #Kabul

The Entourage movie does all men a disservice

Critics are rounding on the big-screen adaptation of hit TV show Entourage, and with good reason, says Tom Fordy. Let's ditch the idea that it represents 'every male fantasy'<p>If there’s one thing Mark Kermode's listeners like better than a good movie review, it’s a bad one.<p>And on last Friday’s …

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At 15, Daniela Shia-Sevilla’s writing has already wowed the literary community

She would say later that she was so nervous, she felt she didn’t belong there, that one singular thought resounded in her mind when she first stepped into the room: <i>I’m just a kid.</i><p>The Folger Shakespeare Library was crowded with the well-heeled literati, writers and thinkers and philanthropists in …

Literature

Why The Walking Dead's creator loves playing Destiny and steers clear of Titanfall

The man behind the growing multimedia empire fueled by <i>The Walking Dead</i>, <i>Outcast</i> and <i>Invincible</i> is a gamer, but reluctant one.<p>Reluctant not because he doesn't enjoy the medium or what it has to offer, but because he know how easy it would be to lose control, and too much time, to gaming.<p>"I do try to …

3 Things We Can Learn About Celiac Disease From Italians

Being Italian (or traveling to Italy) and being Celiac might seem incompatible, but the opposite is true. Italy is one of the most accommodating places for people with Celiac disease, and has a lot to teach about how to handle it.<p><b>1) "Celiac" holds more weight than "gluten-free."</b><p>It doesn't need to …

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Netflix is winning the war against cable TV

Throughout 2014, Netflix continued to steal customers from cable providers nationwide. The latest Nielsen report shows that over 40% of homes now …

Germany court orders measles sceptic to pay 100,000 euros

<b>A German biologist who offered €100,000 (£71,350; $106,300) to anyone who could prove that measles is a virus has been ordered by a court to pay up.</b><p>Stefan Lanka, who believes the illness is psychosomatic, made the pledge four years ago on his website.<p>The reward was later claimed by German doctor …

Europe

Mermelstein: By Bread alone

<b>Background information on the Institute for Historical Review:</b><p>Willis Carto founded the Institute for Historical Review in 1978. The Institute for …

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We Live in an Age of Irrational Parenting

If you fancy yourself a normalish, reasonably rational parent, you probably read, with equal parts horror and fascination, about the recent travails …

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