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Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press "play", …

16 Cookie Crust Pies You Won’t Be Able to Resist

Pies aren’t the kind of dessert everyone feels comfortable tackling. There’s no shame in that. Luckily, there are many different ways to make a pie, including ways that forgo traditional pie crust ideas for something just as delicious. Introducing your new best friend: the cookie crust pie! Also …

Baking

How to make homemade doughnuts

You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon over a doughnut. But no matter how wonderful they appear, it's hard to find a store-bought doughnut that compares with homemade.<p>And believe it or not, they're really not hard to make.<p><b>Devil's food doughnuts</b><p>Total time: About 1 hour<br>Servings: Makes about 1 …

Baking

The scientific case for letting go of your workplace grudges

Forgiveness is good for our health. It can reduce depression and stress, and increase empathy and hope. Unfortunately, it’s a quality that tends to be in short supply in the modern workplace.<p>I was reminded of this point while chatting with a reporter for a local TV station who was dubious about …

Mindfulness

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Breakfast

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Toyota-Honda crisis deepens over deadly air bags

A deepening crisis involving deadly air bags is shaking confidence in the ability of automakers including Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. to ensure the safety of millions of U.S. drivers.<p>Toyota is advising U.S. owners to keep passengers out of front seats until defective Takata Corp. air bag …

Brazil

3 great exercises to strengthen weak knees

<b>The question:</b> I have very bad knees. I've been told that I have to strengthen my muscles around them, especially my thighs, in order to support them. But why do all the exercises have to be on the floor? Are there any good exercises that could be done sitting or standing?<p><b>The answer:</b> For sure! Here …

Why eating a bigger breakfast may help you lose weight

Most of us know that losing weight is a matter of calories in versus calories out. To shed excess pounds, the equation is simple: Eat less and move more. But according to a new study in the journal Obesity, there's more to weight loss than total calories: when you eat your calories matters, too.<p>It …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

10 Amazing Facts About Apple Cider Vinegar You Should Know

Kitchen goods are gradually becoming the stars of the beauty world. Whether we're reusing old tea bags for under eye puffiness or tightening our pores with turmeric, these unconventional treatments are just as good, if not better, than what we'd pay for at the beauty counter.<p>As we stock up on …

Star

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Comics

Go to bed tonight. On Time. (Or else.)

The sleep crisis and the science of slumber<p>The sleep doctors are coming and they want you to go to bed. On time. Tonight. Every night. Or else.<p>They …

National Geographic Travel

Anti-piracy firm targeting Canadians who download illegally

Massive lawsuits targeting people who illegally download copyrighted content are common in the U.S., where people have been stuck with hefty fines and out-of-court settlements.<p>Now there's an attempt to bring that to Canada.<p>At the centre of the effort is Canipre, the only anti-piracy enforcement …