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Stop! Don't Buy That! Be Happy!

Conspicuous consumption is kind of a fun concept. We've all done it. Clothing. Cars. Jewelry. Homes. Does buying more things make you happier? Actually, yes. For the moment it does. The act of shopping actually raises dopamine levels. Dopamine is produced in the area of the brain associated with …

Think Turnips, Not Testosterone Therapy, for Valentine's Day Loving

Visit your farmers' market, not your pharmacist, for a safe and satisfying Valentine's Day frolic. A major study published in <i>PLOS ONE</i> last week found testosterone therapy doubles the risk of heart attacks for all men over 65 and doubles or triples the risk for younger men who have a history of …

'Diamond rain' falls on Saturn and Jupiter

<b>Diamonds big enough to be worn by Hollywood film stars could be raining down on Saturn and Jupiter, US scientists have calculated.</b><p>New atmospheric data for the gas giants indicates that carbon is abundant in its dazzling crystal form, they say.<p>Lightning storms turn methane into soot (carbon) which …

Astronomy

Do some foods or supplements actually help treat a cold?

<b>The question</b>: Do certain foods and supplements help treat a cold?<p><b>The answer</b>: This is a timely question, considering that I'm currently fighting a nasty cold – my first in years. It began as a scratchy sore throat, then came the congestion, runny nose and mild fever.<p>If that sounds familiar it's …

The 9 Happiness Mistakes You're Probably Making

In her TED talk on the power of vulnerability, University of Houston research professor Brené Brown stated that running away from hard feelings is actually inhibiting our abilities to experience bliss. When we avoid difficult emotions, Brown said, "we numb joy, we numb gratitude [and] we numb …

10 Birth Control Myths—Debunked!

Learn the truth about these common misconceptions<p><b>Myth #1: The Pill makes you gain weight</b>Reality: The truth is, it might depend on your prescription. In 2011, researchers at the Cochran Database System Review analyzed 49 studies that compared a variety of birth control methods with placebos and …

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Project Guardian: making public transport safer for women

A week-long police crackdown leads to 15 arrests for sexual offences on public transport in London. How else can we encourage more victims to report abuse?<p>A multi-agency operation designed to crack down on sexual offences on London's public transport has resulted in 15 arrests in a single week.<p>The …

Birth Control FAQ

Consider all your contraception questions officially answered! Our medical experts weigh in on your urgent, awkward, and even embarrassing birth control dilemmas.<p><b>Birth control slip-ups, effectiveness, and troubleshooting</b>• If I'm on the ring or the patch and forget to replace it on the right day, do …

How Personalized Will Medicine Get?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Predicting The Future.<p><b>About Nina Tandon's TED Talk</b><p>Wouldn't you rather test to see if those cancer drugs you're going to take are going to work on your cancer?<p>Call it extremely personalized medicine. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon explains how in the future, we'll be …

Will Sequencing Your Genes Change The Way You Live — And Die?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Predicting The Future.<p><b>About Richard Resnick's TED Talk</b><p>In this talk, Richard Resnick shows how cheap and fast genome sequencing is about to turn health care (even insurance, and politics) upside down.<p>Everybody...could live an extra five, ten, twenty years just …

How to back up your Android phone

Android doesn't offer a native backup service, so it's easy to ignore the need to do so. But don't wait until it's too late to start thinking about backing up your phone. Many of us rely on our phone cameras to snap day-to-day photos of our lives and save text messages to have some of the most …

Man’s attempt to smuggle fish thwarted after officials spot his wet trousers

A man’s master plan to smuggle live fish into New Zealand was thwarted after airport officials saw his trousers were dripping wet.<p>If you plan to …

Listen: Teenage girl in 911 call over ‘massive freaking spider’

She may have been climbing the walls during this sticky situation but was it really appropriate for this Oregon teen to call the police over a …

Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For

French startup Bunkr is focused on one simple task: killing PowerPoint. To achieve this goal, the company’s well-designed web app will help you collect visual content and organize it into slides. The result is a very visual HTML5 presentation that works on your computer, phone or tablet. You can …

Out Of Ideas And In Debt, Spain Sets Sights On Taxing The Sun

It’s always sunny in Spain, right? That might be a bit of an overstatement but the country hasn’t garnered a sunny reputation for nothing: cities like Huelva and Seville boast nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. With so much sunshine at its disposal, Spain has aggressively pursued the …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

GOOGLE: If You Send To Gmail, You Have 'No Legitimate Expectation Of Privacy'

In a motion filed last month by Google to have a class action complaint dismissed, Google's lawyers reference a 1979 ruling, holding that people who turn over information to third parties shouldn't expect that information to remain private.<p>From the filing (emphasis added):<p>Just as a sender of a …

Privacy

How many Chrome browser passwords could you pick in one minute?

Ever left your laptop on the table in the coffee shop while you nip to the loo, or order another flat white?<p>Google's Chrome browser, we now know, makes it pretty easy for someone who briefly gains access to your desktop to see your saved passwords - for email, social networks, auction sites and the …

Chocolate Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Just about everyone has seen vanilla cream-filled snack cakes on store shelves over the years. There are a couple of brands that make them, and there …

Five must-have qualities of the modern manager

As the world of work continues to change, so do the qualities and characteristics of the managers who are going to be leading our companies. Work is not the same as it used to be and we are seeing dramatic changes in both behaviour and technology, not just in our personal lives but in our …

4 Orgasms Every Woman Should Have

Take a new route to climax with these fresh, pleasure-boosting moves<p>You gotta love routines. They get you out of the house in the morning or into the gym at the end of the day. But relying on a routine to get off in bed? Not so sweet. Here's why: There's more than one blissed-out, body-tingling way …

MakerBot's Replicator 2 joins Amazon's newly launched 3D printer store

Granted, it's not a 3D printer in every home, but it's surely a step in the right direction. MakerBot announced today that its Replicator 2 will be joining Amazon's new 3D Printer Store, a central location on the site for devices, accessories, books and the like. The store features a number of …

DSM-5: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Or Just Really Worried?

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor<p>Published: 06/07/2013 01:15 PM EDT on LiveScience<p><b>Editor's Note</b><i>: With the release of the latest edition of the mental health manual, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM), LiveScience takes a close look at some of the disorders it</i> …

Google’s Inroads For Waze Could Roadblock Facebook And Apple

In the ever-raging Map War, Google seems to be not only a first mover, but the boldest mover.<p>According to the Globes, an Israel-based publication, Google is reportedly set to acquire the Israeli transit and navigation company Waze for $1.3 billion, making it one of the larger Google acquisitions in …

If Apple's Involvement In Government Data Mining Is True, It Only Happened After Steve Jobs Death

The big news of the night is a bombshell Washington Post report that claims to reveal the U.S. government have been able to compel nine leading American Internet companies to provide data in a secret program.<p>The companies allegedly involved are Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, …

Surveillance

Smart clothes that speak to your mobile devices? No it’s not Sci-Fi, OMsignal makes it possible

Ladies and gentleman, the era of wearable technology is here, ready or not! While currently in its infancy, wearable technology already exist in various forms from wristbands, to watches or even tattoos. Then of course there is Google’s own highly ambitious Glass headware.<p>So what’s next for …

Mobile Devices

DSM-5 And Caffeine Intoxication: Could Coffee-Drinking Brew A Mental Disorder?

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor<p>Published: 05/29/2013 08:46 AM EDT on LiveScience<p><b>Editor's Note</b><i>: With the release of the latest edition of the mental health manual, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM), LiveScience takes a close look at some of the disorders it</i> …

DSM-5: Body Dysmorphic Disorder Or Obsessed With Appearances?

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor<p>Published: 05/26/2013 09:14 AM EDT on LiveScience<p><i>Editor's Note: With the release of the latest edition of the mental health manual, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM), LiveScience takes a close look at some of the disorders it</i> …

Caffeine: Friend or Foe for Your Headaches?

Caffeine is a subject that often naturally comes up when talking about headaches, mostly because caffeine withdrawal is a common headache trigger.<p>How …

Headaches