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9 Places To Visit Before They Disappear Forever

Our planet is filled with jaw-dropping sights and incredible creatures, but human intervention threatens to wipe out some of its most magnificent …

Glacier National Park

Orlando And The Gun Makers: What You Missed

Another incident has occurred in the homeland.<p>Horrific events like these cause gun checks and permits to shoot sky high and drive sales of gun …

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

The Brain

How to Control Your Hormones So You Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex | Men's Health

The best part: You can learn to control them. And when you do, you’ll look and feel better every day. Read below to find out how your hormones can make you into the man you aspire to be.<p>(For 2,000-plus more tips on how to live an awesome life, check out The Better Man Project From the <i>Men’</i><i>s …

Is video gaming bad for you? The science for and against

"They're melting your brain". "They're ruining your eyes". "They're turning you into a violent person".<p>The criticisms levelled against video gaming are so common, so ubiquitous, that some can border on clichés. But are these worries founded in actual science?<p>A new study suggests some concerns may …

Smoking cannabis every day can distort brain activity, research suggests

Smoking cannabis on a regular basis changes the brain’s natural reward circuits, according to new research. This could affect peoples’ ability to …

Cannabis

20 Totally Believable Airport Myths That Aren't Actually True

The airplane ventilation system isn't making you sick.<p>Close to 1 million flights transported over 895 million passengers into and out of U.S. …

Flying

Monsanto, Wall Street job cuts and America's next housing crisis: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

<b>Finance Insider is Business Insider’s summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours.</b><p>It looks like Monsanto is set to reject a $62 billion takeover …

Markets

10 things men should do every day (according to science)

We all know the basics – exercise, eat vegetables, never look at booze or bacon, etc – but what else should we be doing every day for a better, healthier, happier life?<p>To paraphrase the slogan of a popular sugary treat, only science has the answer ...<p>1. Play computer games<p>Ever wanted a bigger …

“Everything causes cancer”: Watch John Oliver debunk terrible science reporting

The internet’s hero, John Oliver, has acknowledged what I’ve been saying all along—most science reporting is deeply suspect.<p>After training as a scientist, I became a journalist partly because I wanted to help correct this record. Though I’m just a tiny foot soldier against a deluge of terrible …

Critical Thinking

John Oliver Explains Why All That Miracle Science Is Total Bullsh*t

So, do coffee, wine, and eggs cause or prevent cancer?<p>Thanks to science, we can eat four pounds of chocolate a week and drink two glasses of wine a day. Science is amazing! Every week we see headlines in our Facebook feeds touting questionable claims of coffee reversing liver damage or preventing …

Cancer

How to become a millionaire by retirement

Almost anyone can become a millionaire if they make a commitment to save early in their career and stick with it over several decades.<p>Savvy investors will be helped along by employer contributions and tax breaks and will skillfully avoid high fees that reduce investment returns.<p>Here's how to save …

Retirement

This Tropical Resort Can Be Yours for $49

Dream of owning your own tropical paradise, but don’t have the cash? Well, do you think you could scrounge up $49? That’s exactly how much one person …

Selling

NASA makes it rain with $243M in contracts to institutions and small businesses

NASA is spreading the dough around like a pastry chef. Today the agency announced $50 million in grants to nearly 300 different recipients, from small engineering firms to big-time research institutions. And then it truly shelled out, awarding a $193 million contract to Universities Space Research …

Small Business

10 most important things in advertising

It looks like Facebook will not stream the NFL after all. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. Facebook and Snapchat are trading blows in a fight for messaging domination and the money that comes with it.</b> This week, Snapchat …

Advertising

Could Depression Be an Allergic Reaction?

Most people are still locked into the theory that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain — a shortage of feel-good …

How Long Does Sex Normally Last?

If you’re a non-scientist, you might have once asked yourself, propped against the bedhead after disappointingly quick intercourse, how long does sex …

Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don't do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

The Brain

5 Dumb IRA Mistakes Even Smart People Make

You know how important it is to save for your retirement. So to help you reach your financial goals, you've set up an IRA.<p>Setting up and contributing …

Top 6 Earnings for the Week Ahead

Earnings season for the fourth quarter of last year has now moved into February, and 24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of six companies that …

For obese people distances really do look further, study finds

The overweight suffer a ‘vicious circle’ of perception and behavior, according to psychologist Jessica Witt: ‘You’re seeing the world in terms of your ability to act’<p>Obese people see distances as farther than they actually are, according to a forthcoming study that suggests overweight people suffer …

Psychology

10 Hacks For Faster Online Gaming Connection + Wifi

The BioLite BaseCamp Stove

BioLite made a splash at here at the gear show a few years ago with their portable CampStove, a funky little camp stove that burns wood and, thanks to its onboard thermoelectric generator, also allows you to charge your phone, headlamp, or just about any small gadget with a USB port.<p>Now they’ve got …

Developing Countries