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There's new evidence that Silicon Valley's favorite diet has benefits that go beyond weight loss

Diets that sound too good to be true are often just that. But a plan called intermittent fasting that frees its followers from calorie and carb cutting is quickly gaining traction in Silicon Valley. Scientific research suggests its followers are on to something big.<p>Popularized by Bay Area health …

Why getting up early is the ultimate life hack

Get up early.<p>Right now I’m up writing this at 6:30 AM. I slept in today.<p>A few weeks ago I woke up early by accident. Four-thirty AM my eyes popped …

MBA

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia May Be Possible with Noninvasive Eye Exam

Read about a study where researchers suggest a noninvasive eye examination as a tool to help doctors diagnose fibromyalgia.

We Now Have More Evidence That Fat Fuels Cancer's Spread

Scientists have stopped metastasis in mice.<p>Scientists have found that the cells responsible for spreading cancer around the bodies of mice have a big …

Are Epigenetic Factors Implicated in Chronic Widespread Pain?

1. Wolfe F, Smythe HA, Yunus MB, Bennett RM, Bombardier C, Goldenberg DL, et al. The American college of Rheumatology 1990 criteria for the …

Scientists Link DNA and Chronic Joint Pain, a Fibromyalgia Symptom

Read about scientists finding a link between alterations in DNA and chronic widespread joint pain, a major symptom of fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia

Negative Emotions Are Key to Well-Being

A client sits before me, seeking help untangling his relationship problems. As a psychotherapist, I strive to be warm, nonjudgmental and encouraging. …

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of " Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning ."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues . ... If you're good at …

Washington University in St. Louis

A graphic history of sex: ‘There is no gene that drives sexuality. All sexuality is learned’

Changes in sexuality over time have made the modern family what it is. What next? Homa Khaleeli asks the authors of a groundbreaking graphic guide, The Story of Sex<p>Philip Larkin famously announced that sexual intercourse began in 1963 (“Between the end of the ‘Chatterley’ ban / And the Beatles’ …

Anthropology

Brain disruptions similar across many emotional disorders

In an analysis of existing studies that used MRI images to study the brain’s white matter, researchers describe common brain abnormalities found in …

The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams No One Tells You About

A Stanford student announced that she had to drop out of the Happiness class. “When I asked her why, instructor Carole Pertofsky shared with me, she …

Self-Criticism

Want to Maximize Your Brain Power? Follow This 8-Step Method

Eight steps to slow down, think hard, and get the most from your mind.<p>How much are you getting out of your brain?<p>We live in a world of distraction, but science says we do our best work when we're focusing on one thing at a time. And although the idea that we only use 10% of our brains has been …

7 psychological tricks that will help you nail your next job interview

While interviewers consciously take note of the answers you provide, your body language reveals subconscious clues to your personality and attitude.<p>So how do you ensure that your body language is giving off the right vibes? A Quora thread discussed just that, answering the question: "What are some …

Researchers Think They Know How to Make Your Brain Learn Like a Kid Again

Make our brains great again.<p>Kids have amazing brains. They can pick up two languages in early childhood just as easily as they can learn one. Early …

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

The 20 Habits of Eventual Millionaires

I read book after book but the advice seemed awful. And even the advice that was clearly good ("eat better") there was almost zero chance I would follow.<p>I don't know how to take good advice. I don't know how to give it. And all of this talk about "habits" seems beyond me.<p>I was all alone with no one …

Self-improvement

Marijuana Rated Significantly More Effective in Treating Fibromyalgia Symptoms than FDA-Approved Drugs, Global Survey Finds

GOLDEN, Colo., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey of 1,339 people with fibromyalgia conducted by The National Pain Foundation and …

Sensory Distress: The Other Side of Fibromyalgia

<i>Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising.</i><p><i>“If we lose sight of pleasures … that intoxicate the senses in the most sensuous</i> …

Can oxygen therapy cure fibromyalgia?

Women with fibromyalgia were able to drastically reduce and even completely eliminate their use of pain medication after a treatment regimen in a …

Life found in ‘deadest’ part of the ocean

Scientists have discovered evidence of oxygen-breathing microbial life more than 200 feet below the ocean floor—or 12,000 feet below sea level in the …

Camel antibodies survive trek to tumor cells

Antibodies from camels and alpacas can bring anticancer viruses straight to tumor cells, while leaving other types of cells uninfected, report …

Olive oil compound kills cancer in minutes

An ingredient in extra-virgin olive oil kills a variety of human cancer cells without harming healthy ones.<p>Scientists knew that oleocanthal killed …

Are microbes responsible for Earth’s largest mass extinction?

Around 250 million years ago, 90 percent of Earth’s life was wiped out. The cause, new research suggests, wasn’t asteroids, or volcanoes, but …

Earth Science

How Oyster Shells Could Help Protect Troops in the Battlefield

New transparent armor to protect U.S. troops on the battlefield could be inspired by the structure of seashells, researchers say.<p>Scientists would love to develop tough, hard, lightweight materials for applications such as body armor. Increasingly, researchers seek to create materials that mimic …

Physicists find a new 'state of matter' in the eyes of chickens

An unusual arrangement of particles has been discovered in the cells of chicken eyes. It's the first time scientists have seen such a system in a …

Chickens That Lay Organic Eggs Eat Imported Food, And It's Pricey

The other morning, I found myself staring at something strange and unfamiliar: empty grocery shelves with the word "eggs" above them. The store, a Whole Foods Market in Washington, D.C., blamed, in another sign, the dearth on "increased demand for organic eggs."<p>This scene is unfolding in grocery …

Captivating Slow Motion Macro Footage of a Match Head Catching Fire

When we shared photographer Adam Magyar’s talk in which he describes the techniques he used to capture the mesmerizing photos and footage in his …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Employment

This gene helps some of us never forget a face

The oxytocin receptor, a gene known to influence mother-infant bonding, also plays a role in the ability to remember faces.<p>The finding has important …