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What is intermittent fasting, and is it healthy?

When you hear the word "fasting," you probably think of gimmicky diets—and, um, feeling "hangry." But a growing body of research suggests that cycling super low-calorie days into your normal eating plan could potentially improve your health (more on that later). But before you skip lunch and let …

Holistic Medicine

From YouTube to the blockchain: how music and tech are colliding in 2016

Music companies want to work with tech startups, not sue or squeeze them for all they’re worth. But will they still be left in the hands of big guns such as Apple and Google?<p>The music industry and technology? To borrow Facebook’s lingo, the relationship is complicated.<p>File-sharing service Napster’s …

Sony Music

Elephants and the Maasai Culture: Today’s Problems, Tomorrow’s Solutions

Changing Planet<p>The Maasai and the Elephant have lived on the same land for many centuries. They have shared the same resources and suffered similarly in times of scarcity. A mutual form of respect has existed between the two for a long time.<p>This may partly be because elephants play a role in many …

A New Way to See Art

Museum programs for the blind challenge notions of how people connect with great works.<p>People often stand before celebrated abstract artist Ad Reinhardt’s black paintings and don’t get it. At first glance—and second, and maybe even third—his signature pieces just look like large canvasses covered …

Five Matches to Watch in Euro 2016

It’s not a World Cup summer. You’ll have to wait for 2018, in Russia, for the next one. But 2016 is the next closet thing, with two major tournaments …

Soccer

13 crazy pricy gadgets you wish you could afford

Money can't buy everything, but when you're super rich, it can sure get you a lot.<p>Sure, you can your millions or billions of dollars and invest in …

The Secret Issues With Being An Instagram Star

Instagram

18 Habits of Mentally Strong People

Building mental strength takes hard work and commitment, but it's the key to reaching your greatest potential.<p>As the author of <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, I usually spend my time talking about the bad habits that can rob you of mental strength. After all, it only takes one bad habit …

Self-help

Here's One Way Facebook Might Be Changing the Electorate

In the U.K. at least.<p>We often hear about Facebook’s incredible power over election results—it’s something I’ve reported on frequently this year. This week, we got a sense of just how outsize that power may be.<p>Tuesday, June 7, is the last day for U.K. citizens to register to vote in the referendum …

Man v machine: can computers cook, write and paint better than us?

Artificial intelligence can now win a game, recognise your face, even appeal against your parking ticket. But can it do the stuff even humans find tricky?<p>One video, for me, changed everything. It’s footage from the old Atari game Breakout, the one where you slide a paddle left and right along the …

Europeans aren’t actually that into mulitlingualism

It is now well known that growing up with two or more languages brings a wealth of cognitive advantages. Multilingualism is not only a laudable achievement in a tolerant society, it is also of great social benefit to individuals. It has been repeatedly demonstrated that bilinguals are better at …

Europe

England fans remain on road to redemption after hooliganism of major tournaments past

When England fans sang Le Marseillaise before November’s friendly against France, the next day’s L’Equipe printed the English headline: ‘Thank you’.<p>It was a remarkable tribute to supporters of the Three Lions, and came 17 years after their visit to the city from which the anthem gets its name.<p>That …

EU’s Online Hate Speech Deal Prompts Fears Of Censorship

Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Microsoft have all signed a European Union pledge to combat racism and xenophobia on their platforms. For some, their decision to do so raises the specter of outsourced censorship.<p>The European Union, along with some of the most influential communication platforms in …

How Dior's new show brought 1950s fashion into the 21st century

LONDON — Christian Dior is the pinnacle of French style, but this week the fashion house took a little detour to the English countryside — Blenheim …

A new study shows just how differently men and women speak on Facebook

Ten million status updates from tens of thousands of Facebook users seem to confirm it: men and women do speak a different language.<p>A team of computer scientists and psychologists from the universities of Pennsylvania, Melbourne, Cambridge and Stony Brook analyzed two years’ worth of status updates …

Social Media

Your Space Can Help You Get Down to Work. Here's How.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you work best in the middle of a bustling scene or do you need utter peace and quiet? Are you a minimalist or a stuff lover? Do you do your best thinking while gazing out a window or would you rather be on your feet, moving …

Paperless Office

13, right now

She slides into the car, and even before she buckles her seat belt, her phone is alight in her hands. A 13-year-old girl after a day of eighth grade.<p>She says hello. Her au pair asks, “Ready to go?”<p>She doesn’t respond, her thumb on Instagram. A Barbara Walters meme is on the screen. She scrolls, and …

Breast Cancer

16 hostels that are way nicer than you'd expect a hostel to be

No accommodation has a worse reputation than a hostel. The word alone can conjure images of germ-ridden bunk beds, less-than-savory characters and …

British dad breaks world record by visiting 12 countries in 24 hours

A 39-year-old solo traveller from Leeds, Great Britain has set a new world record for the most countries visited in 24 hours. Father-of-three Adam Leyton embarked on the journey last week after months of careful planning in the hopes of breaking the world record and raising money for SANDS, a …

Inside the Radioactive City Russia Doesn’t Want You to Know About

The director of documentary 'City 40' says she's lost contact with residents who risked their lives to tell their story.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>It looks like a lovely place to visit. From inside, Ozersk has all the charm of a European capital: beautiful parks, broad public …

Pele to sell off all his memorabilia - here are 10 best things you could buy

After six decades in football, Brazil legend Pele has decided to auction off the memorabilia he has accumulated throughout his career.<p>The sale will take place in London next month and spans the start of the striker's career as a 15-year old signing for Santos to the present day.<p>Now 75 Pele, who has …

Earth and Mars Are About to Get Very Cozy

Few things in space are as sloppy as a solar system—and few solar systems are as sloppy as ours. That can be a very good thing if you like cosmic sky …

Astronomy

Apple’s route to virtual reality

A series of subtle indicators hint that Apple is indeed taking VR seriously, and is laying the groundwork for a future product in the space.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>Given …

Virtual Reality

Are You More Sympathetic Because She's British, And Not Syrian?

A young British girl unwraps a package from her mum — a stuffed animal. The child's face breaks into a smile. But after this moment, her life in a war-torn London is stark: She gets a serving of gruel, reads in the dark, tries to keep warm with a cigarette lighter — then narrowly escapes a bombing, …

There's now only one person alive who was born in the 1800s

Italian Emma Morano, born on November 29, 1899, is now the last living person officially recognised to have been born in the 1800s. Currently aged …

Demographics

Switzerland Is Opening the World's Longest-Ever Rail Tunnel

It will ultimately become part of a faster network streamlining rail travel across Europe.<p>They may look stunning, but for Europeans, the Alps can be a real pain in the neck. Reaching to just under 16,000 feet, the mountain range forms a thick wall across the continent’s West and center, dividing …

A London receptionist refused to wear heels and was dismissed from her job. Now she’s petitioning Parliament.

When Nicola Thorp showed up at PwC, a finance company in London, late last year, she was wearing flats — what she thought were smart, sensible shoes for her first day on the job as a receptionist.<p>But the 27-year-old temp worker was told by PwC that she would have to put on something a little …

High Heels

Kenya Is Trying To Close The World's Biggest Refugee Camp And This Is Why

Kenya says the camps are a security threat, but the move comes at a time when refugees are big business.

Nostalgia for Mao 50 years after China's Cultural Revolution

LUOYANG, CHINA — Fifty years after Mao Zedong unleashed the decade-long Cultural Revolution to reassert his authority and revive his radical …

China