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This Airbnb alternative lets you stay in modern homes by top architects around the world

Architecture aficionados take note – a new Airbnb-inspired platform is offering stays in stunning modernist homes around the world. Started by two …

Photographer Spends Almost 10 Years Photographing the Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World

German architectural photographer Reinhard Görner has been working in the field since 1982, photographing both historical and contemporary architecture. Attending photography classes during university, he was intrigued by architectural photography after attending a lecture by Julius Shulman and …

Architectural Photography

100 Must-Read, Best Books On Writing And The Writer's Life

If you’re a working or aspiring writer, you already likely know about the classic best books on writing–King’s <i>On Writing,</i> Strunk and White’s <i>Elements</i> …

Writing

The MedAvail MedCenter Pharmacy Kiosk by Squint Innovation & Branding Inc.

<b>The MedAvail MedCenter pharmacy kiosk</b> dispenses prescription medications using a remote pharmacist and two-way audio and video. It is intended for …

Is Anything Actually Healthy?

Nutrition is a divisive topic. For every one person who says cold-press juicing will improve every single aspect of your life, there's another …

Wearable Technology: Smart Band-Aids Can Do a Lot More than Cover Up Cuts

One of the most popular wearable medical inventions so far might be the Band-Aid. A flexible strip that heals our cuts and burns and yet never slows …

Wearable Tech

What's Your Story? Making Use of Your Past

Everyone has a past.<p>We use it to construct a story in order to answer the question, "Who am I?" The narration starts very early with the help of parents and continues throughout our lives. This self-story provides meaning and coherence to the chaotic flood of experience. In this way it is a tool …

Self-esteem

'I Realized I Don't Have to Believe My Thoughts'

Our mindfulness practice is not about vanquishing our thoughts. It's about becoming aware of the process of thinking so that we are not in a trance -- lost inside our thoughts. That's the big difference. To train in becoming mindful of thoughts can help us to notice when your mind is actively …

Mindfulness

Why new drugs are so expensive

Our pick of the week from around the web, including the cost of medicines, how NSA almost killed the internet and the world’s hottest app.<p>Geel welcomes the mentally ill<br>Mike Jay | Aeon | 9 January 2014<br>Moving. Amazing. Geel, an “otherwise unremarkable Belgian market town”, has a unique vocation: “For …

Mental Disorders

Immunotoxin 3B3-PE38 Could Kill HIV-Infected Cells

A toxin created by scientists is able to kill cells where HIV is replicating despite antiretroviral therapy, a new mouse study shows.<p>The findings suggest that the genetically modified bacterial toxin, called 3B3-PE38 and created in 1998, could be used as a complement to antiretroviral therapy …

The best and worst foods a man can eat

Food Rating Key<p>A = Eat as often as you like<br>B = Eat every day, in moderation<br>C = Eat once a week<br>D = Limit your intake<br>F = Public health hazard--be …

Nutrition

Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You

If you <i>don't</i> snooze, you lose. Skimping on sleep can wreak havoc from head to toe. In fact, one study published last year showed that just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours a night resulted in changes to more than 700 genes. That's alarming news, considering nearly half of Americans don't …

Contact Lens Effectively Delivers Glaucoma Medication, Animal Study Shows

In the future, medication to treat eye diseases like glaucoma could be dispensed from a contact lens, new research suggests.<p>A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology, Boston Children's Hospital, and the Massachusetts Institute of …

The Statin Insanity

The medical student was confused. "Well, that's not good."<p>He was seeing, in black and white, the benefits and harms of statin medicines. After years of systematic inculcation about the power of cholesterol reduction, this was the first time he had seen the numbers.<p>"I don't get it. I thought …

Holistic Medicine