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31 Products On Amazon With So Many 5-Star Reviews, You'd Be Silly Not To Take A Look

Crystal Pepsi. Google Glass. Segways. There's a lot of stuff out there that just never lived up to the hype. Not the case on Amazon though, where …

Google Glass

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

“All I want to know is where I’m going to die, so I’ll never go there.”<p>These are the famous words of Charlie Munger, the business partner of Warren …

Self-improvement

Michael Pollan recommends 4 books that will change the way you think about your brain

The author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma appeared on The Ezra Klein Show to discuss his new book about the science of psychedelics.<p>Michael Pollan’s work has mostly focused on what we eat and why, most famously in his 2006 book <i>The Omnivore’s Dilemma</i>. That book’s advice — Eat food. Not too much. Mostly …

Barnes & Noble

Going to sleep isn’t always easy, even when you’re tired. Here are ways to combat insomnia.

“Good wakefulness and good sleep go hand in hand,” according to cartoonist Ellen Forney. But what happens when you’re battling insomnia? Lack of …

Sleep

The Best Biographies to Read When You Need a Little Inspiration

Along with the lazy days of summer come plenty of opportunities to finally dig into your reading list. When you've grown tired of light beach reads …

Books

The 5 biggest and most common financial regrets and how to avoid them

Could have, should have, would have: We all have regrets in life, but none have quite the emotional sting of financial regrets. Why? Money enables us to live more comfortable lives, and when we make a mistake it’s almost impossible to “fix” without going out and earning more money. Also, since many …

Personal Finance

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness

The next great workplace challenge: 100-year careers

Scientists expect people to live routinely to 100 in the coming decades, and as long as 150. Which also suggests a much longer working life lasting …

Education

10 books to read if you love Westworld

Books to Read After Re-Entering <i>Westworld</i>

Books

Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers have found reading is beneficial in many ways.<p>1. Reading …

The best method for cooking asparagus is 2,000 years old

I used to think I didn’t like asparagus, but it turned out to be—as these aversions often are—a textural problem. Their stalks would remain fibrous …

The End of the Joint As We Know It

Willie Nelson may be a legendary country musician, but he is first and foremost the world’s most famous joint ambassador. Legend has it that he once …

Cannabis

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

The Cauliflower Dish 100+ People Order Every Night (& How to Make It at Home!)

I’m just going to put this one out there: I have a feeling we could all stand to shake up our roasted vegetable game this time of year, am I right? We’ve only <i>just</i> crossed the threshold into spring, but a quick look outside will tell you <i>real</i> spring is still a ways off. Farmers markets are still …

The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right

It’s beyond strange that so many humans are clueless about how they should feed themselves. Every wild species on the planet knows how to do it; …

Nutrition

America's Binge-Drinking Problem Is Even Worse Than We Thought

Many of us enjoy the odd glass of wine or beer, but every once in a while we like to throw down and get completely wasted. But for many Americans, …

Alcohol

On Mount Everest, the world's highest lab is uncovering the secrets of extreme fitness

On May 23, 2007, Professor Mike Grocott and his team of climbers – eight medical researchers, two cameramen shooting a documentary and 15 Sherpas …

Mountaineering

Stephen Hawking, in His Own Words

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist who died at 76 in Cambridge, England, on Wednesday (Einstein’s birthday), never won a Nobel Prize. But his book “A Brief History of Time” made him a star beyond his field, and his penchant for dropping bons mots on subjects large and small made him an …

Stephen Hawking

Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe? By Bee Wilson<p>There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a …

Sandwiches

The silent microbiome crisis

<i>Tobias Rees is the William Dawson Chair in the Department of Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University and a director at the Berggruen Institute. Nils Gilman is vice president of programs at the Berggruen Institute.</i><p>It is a crisis some scientists believe has similar proportions to climate …

Biology

The Soul-Crushing Legacy of Billy Graham

Billy Graham saved my soul. In 1973, I was ten years old, growing up in a working-class clan in North Carolina, and I had a problem: I liked boys. …

The shadow over Egypt

By Orla Guerin<p>Egypt will elect a president next month.<p>Opponents have been rounded up.<p>Many have been jailed, tortured or disappeared.<p>The daughter<p><i>Warning: This piece contains details of torture and sexual violence that some readers may find upsetting.</i><p>It was a family wedding, a happy occasion that was …

13 Indie Romance Movies to Stream This Valentine’s Day on Netflix and Beyond

Looking for something to spice up Valentine's Day? In need of a romantic cinematic experience the rest of the year? Settle in with an indie pick from …

James Cameron

As The Pop World Seeks Accountability, Justin Timberlake Seems Lost In The Woods

Justin Timberlake has had an eventful week: He turned 37 on Wednesday, dropped a new album Friday and danced his shoes off Sunday as part of football's biggest night. The reception to the latter two has been mixed: <i>Man of the Woods</i> is shaping up to be his worst-reviewed solo work by a mile, and his …

She killed 115 people before the last Korean Olympics. Now she wonders: ‘Can my sins be pardoned?’

DAEGU, South Korea — Until recently, she could often go full days without reminders of what happened. She preferred it that way. The event was so long ago. It was so terrible. She'd been pardoned for her crimes, and she'd tried to build a new version of her life. She got married. She raised two …

North Korea

'Fiction is outperforming reality': how YouTube's algorithm distorts truth

The algorithm does not appear to be optimising for what is truthful, or balanced, or healthy for democracy Guillaume Chaslot, an ex-Google engineer<p>It was one of January’s most viral videos. Logan Paul, a YouTube celebrity, stumbles across a dead man hanging from a tree. The 22-year-old, who is in a …

Internet

This Is Exactly How a Nutritionist Uses Turmeric For Health, So You Can Do the Same

Ever since kale was revealed to be the most super of all leafy greens, health-savvy eaters have been keeping an eye out for the next big thing in nutritious eating. Avocados were the leader in the category for some time, but there's a new hero in the superfood sect that's been around for centuries …

Turmeric

The 10 Best Environment, Climate Science and Conservation Books of 2017

Whether you are giving gifts to others or to yourself, or if your New Year’s resolution is to read more books, this list of the best popular science books of 2017 in environment, climate science and conservation is a great place to start reading and gifting<p>As I mentioned here, 2017 truly was the …

Books

“This Is Serious”: Facebook Begins Its Downward Spiral

Facebook was always famous for the sign that hung in its offices, written in big red type on a white background, that said “Move Fast and Break Things.” Every time I think about the company, I realize it has done just that—to itself.<p>Years ago, long before <b>Mark Zuckerberg</b> became Mark Zuckerberg, the …

Social Media