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Sleeping in on the Weekends Could Help You Live Longer

Go ahead and treat yourself by sleeping in this weekend.<p>Sleeping in on Saturday has long been chastised by sleep experts and moms alike — but a new study says the habit could lower your risk of death.<p>Researchers at Stockholm University discovered that adults who logged up to five hours of sleep …

Sleep

New Tech Options are Helping Seniors Age in Place

Nancy Delano, 80, of Denver has no plans to slow down anytime soon. She still drives to movies, plays and dinners out with friends. A retired elder …

Chaturanga Dos and Don'ts to Save Your Shoulders

Chaturangadandasana is one of yoga's most challenging postures, so it's startling how often it's introduced to yoga beginners with only the slightest …

Yoga

The Boulevardier Is the 3-Ingredient Cocktail I'm Drinking All Winter

Like a Negroni, but, uh, better.<p>Why do winter cocktails have to be so damn wintery? I don't need seven sticks of cinnamon, half a holly tree, or a metric ton of cloves to entice me to drink booze in the winter. I don't need mulling spices or liqueur that tastes like cookies. I need something …

Stonefruit

Get Strong With This Intense Full-Body Yoga Routine

Yoga is wonderful for so many reasons. It's great for stretching, refocusing your mind, and unwinding after a long day. For some people, relaxing, …

How We Killed Expertise

(And why we need it back.)<p><b>Average Americans have never much liked</b> eggheads. That’s not a bad thing in itself: Americans are a skeptical but level-headed people—or were until recently—whose common sense and ingenuity allowed their nation to achieve great heights in science, diplomacy and the arts, …

Political Science

New drug target for Parkinson's disease found

A new study has found an enzyme that drives neurotoxicity in both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Blocking the action of this enzyme may prevent …

Dementia

American military backs an entirely new kind of processor

Virtually every processor you see is based on the same basic (Von Neumann) computing model: they're designed to access large chunks of sequential data and fill their caches as often as possible. This isn't the quickest way to accomplish every task, however, and the American military wants to …

Georgia Tech

How Fit Are You Really? Take These 4 Simple Tests To Find Out

No mile-long run required.<p>Remember that sit-and-reach test from grade school? Or the timed mile? All kinds of dread! But you don't have to relive your childhood PE class to get a read on your current state of fitness. Our quick (and far more accurate) assessments will show you where you're truly at …

What Does Dopamine Do? 26 Surprising Dopamine Effects (18 are good, 8 are bad)

Without dopamine, we wouldn’t be able to feel driven and motivated. Dopamine increases attention, improves cognitive function, and stimulates our …

Neuroscience

NYC pair found dead in gas-filled home had no batteries in alarm

Firefighters found a working carbon monoxide detector inside the gas-filled East Harlem home where an elderly couple was found dead Easter Sunday — …

Even If You Do Yoga All The Time, You're Probably Doing These Two Poses Wrong

Nama-stay in a straight line in chaturanga.<p>So you hit your yoga mat more than once a week? Doesn't mean you're doing every single pose the way you should be. And while yoga is all about what you feel comfortable doing in your own body, making these tiny tweaks can definitely help you maximize your …

Yoga

The recipe for happiness and success? Try compassion

<b>Programming note:</b> CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta introduces us to leaders and volunteers behind inspiring organizations in a one-hour, prime-time special airing Saturday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Looking for a way to be happier? Are you seeking deeper connections with …

Mindfulness

Why It's So Hard To Open Up to People We Love When We’re Upset with Them

We think of those close to us as people who understand us on a deeper level, so when they do something that upsets or offends us and they don’t …

Get Free, Unlimited Wi-Fi on Flights and Bypass Paywalls

In-flight Wi-Fi is wonderful. The price to use it on the other hand, not so great. There are a few methods to get free access, but these two are …

Western Daughters, a Butcher Shop All About Transparency

Western Daughters is a butcher shop that emphasizes transparency and sustainably raised meat.<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the relationships that build and sustain the food industry. This year, we’re traveling the country to look at the changing landscape of food</i> …

Impressive & Intricate Artworks Created Colourful Balloons

If you ever watched in wonderment as a clown magically transformed a long balloon<p>into a poodle with a puffy tail, you’re in for a treat. In a …

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