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This Woman Sees 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person

A unique genetic mutation and a well-wired brain mean that Concetta Antico is like no other artist on Earth.<p>When Concetta Antico looks at a leaf, she sees much more than just green. “Around the edge I’ll see orange or red or purple in the shadow; you might see dark green but I’ll see violet, …

Taking The 'I' Out Of Volunteering

So many nonprofits, so many causes, so much need. If only there were more volunteers to help.<p>Not so fast. The truth is that volunteer numbers are not the issue.<p>According to a recent discovery by LinkedIn, more than six million people indicated on their LinkedIn profiles that they’d like to use …

Uiio Wine Purifier

Love wine but hate the headaches? Get Ullo! Ullo is a wine purifier and aerator. It features a special filter, with a patented polymer inside that …

Staying Motivated: Morning Workout Motivation Tip

If you're like me, you dread hopping on the treadmill at 6 A.M. That said, if you're like me, you also have no choice but to fit in your workouts in the morning. So, what's the solution? If you want something badly, you find a way to get it done. Luckily, there's an easy way to get into a better …

Straighten Your Hair Without Frying It? Engineers Are On The Case

Heated tools like flat irons can make hair waterfall straight. But there's always that worry of burning the hair, or yourself.<p>That can make hair-straightening a miserable process, as Marita Golden wrote in her essay "My Black Hair":<p>"For generations of young Black girls, the family kitchen was …

How A Couple Of 'Frugal Weirdos' Are Saving 71% Of Their Income So They Can Retire At Age 33

What do you do when you’re fed up with your job and always living for the weekend?<p>If you’re this young Boston couple, you decide to save more than two thirds of your income so you can retire to a homestead in the woods of Vermont before your 35th birthdays.<p>Meet Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods, a software …

Personal Finance

Measuring Your Happiness Using the Most Important Concept in Positive Psychology

Subjective well-being is perhaps the most important concept in Positive Psychology. Simply put, subjective well-being is defined as your evaluations of a) your own life, and b) your moods and emotions-hence the label "subjective." 1<p>Subjective well-being is the primary way Positive Psychology …

Business News, Personal Finance and Money News - ABC News

Theranos CEO faces criminal charges<p>Fed raises key interest rate again<p>What the Time Warner, AT&T deal means for consumers<p>Starbucks says it will raise …

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people? | Ian Sample

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Medicine

Luckily, We're Attracted to People Who Are Different Than Us

Relationships aren’t just about togetherness and connection. They are also about the spaces of <i>separateness</i>. While time together promotes greater …

Personality

What your Facebook friends list reveals about your love life

Facebook can isolate your spouse or partner based on your network of friends. In a fascinating paper to be published next year, Facebook social scientist Lars Backstrom and Cornell University professor Jon Kleinberg reveal just how much insight can be gleaned from the structure of a network, …

Social Research

This Is What Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor Says About You

Standing in front of the frosted glass doors at the grocery store, you have an important decision to make: What ice cream flavor will you choose? You …

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

Time Management

Nutritionists Share the 9 Most Common Weight-Loss Mistakes Their Clients Make

Make sure you’re not doing any of them!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>If you're no stranger to the struggles of trying to lose weight, the solution might be a few tweaks to your regimen. We enlisted the expertise of three nutritionists …

What Your Favorite Songs Can Tell You About The Way Your Brain Works

Are you an empathizer or a systemizer?<p>Why do you love certain types of music and hate others? It may come down to the way your brain processes information.<p>Psychologists already know that music preferences are linked to personality, but a new study finds that your taste in music is also associated …

No More Hidden Sugar: FDA Proposes New Label Rule

Sixty-five grams of added sugar. That's how much you'll find in a 20-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola.<p>But can you picture 65 grams? It's about 16 teaspoons worth of the sweet stuff.<p>The Food and Drug Administration wants to make it easier for Americans to track how much added sugars we're getting in the …

Ikea has created the kitchen of 2025 — and there's no stove or refrigerator

The Concept Kitchen 2025, a pop-up exhibit featured at EXPO Milano 2015, isn't about your kitchen and its appliances doing all the work for you; it's about helping you make thoughtful decisions about food and waste.<p>Innovations are everywhere. And much conventional thinking about what a kitchen …

Genetics study points toward eyedrop treatment for cataracts

In coming decades, doctors might be able to treat or prevent cataracts with eyedrops -- all because of an unexpected discovery, revealed during a genetics study, about a molecule that helps make cholesterol in human cells.<p>Lanosterol, as the substance is known, can reverse the accumulation of …

Lake Tuz Gola, Turkey’s second-largest lake, has been evaporating in the hot summer, killing the lake’s plankton, which usually eat the halophile micro-algae Dunaliella Salinas. The accumulation of the algae has turned the lake red. See more images, shot by Murat Oner Tas of Anadolu Agency—@gettyimages, on TIME.com. #redlake #turkey

In Iraq, A Kurdish Warrior-Diva Sings Against ISIS, Despite Threats

Not even war can keep a good pop star down. In northern Iraq, where soldiers are battling the self-declared Islamic State, or ISIS, one fiery singer is on a mission to stir up patriotic sentiment.<p>Crimson-haired Iraqi performer Helly Luv has a recording contract in the U.S., but she didn't want to …

Here's what the world could look like in ten years after the Iran deal

This rosy scenario for the Iranian deal assumes that Tehran honors its words and fully implements the agreement. Many Saudi and Israeli voices now question the possibility of turning Iran from a U.S. foe to an ally. A more realistic scenario would be something akin to what happened after President …

Can you lower your cholesterol just by changing your diet?

<b>Statins are used to lower cholesterol but how much can be achieved with changes to diet alone, asks Michael Mosley.</b><p>Over the many years that I've been making science documentaries I've covered a huge range of subjects, but there is one that is of particular personal interest. My family tree is …

Olympus Air

Olympus Air is the new device that will make all smartphone photo buffs rejoice. It´s a mirrorless camera that you can pair up with your smartphone …

FDA Stiffens Warning on NSAID Cardiovascular Risk

The FDA is strengthening an earlier warning about the cardiovascular safety of non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), both …

12 Things You Should Never Do on Airplanes

You've been flying all wrong.<p>You already know what not to do on a plane if you don't want to be a giant jerk. (Exhibit A: Man watching iPad movie without headphones. Exhibit B: Woman eating pungent tuna wrap.)<p>But best practices can be less obvious for considerate humans who just want to make it …

Grovemade Watch Collection

Portland-based workshop Grovemade have presented a handsomely crafted watch collection. The stunning new line of wooden watches features several …

Early Push To Require The HPV Vaccine May Have Backfired

Nine years after it was first approved in June 2006, the HPV vaccine has had a far more sluggish entree into medical practice than other vaccines at a similar point in their history, according to a report in Tuesday's <i>JAMA.</i><p>This might not surprise those who remember the early days of the human …

6 Things You Should Know About The Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran, the United States and five other world powers have reached a landmark agreement about the future of Iran's nuclear programs.<p>The agreement that emerged after years of diplomacy and a final, marathon negotiating session by top diplomats over the past three weeks in Vienna is complex and highly …

When Weed Is The Cure: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana

A year and a half ago, Dr. David Casarett did not take medical marijuana very seriously. "When I first started this project, I really thought of medical marijuana as a joke," he tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross.<p>But then the palliative care specialist began to look seriously into the issue, and his mind …

Glasses that make cancer glow

St. Louis, Missouri - When Sandy Sagitto was diagnosed with breast cancer she was devastated.<p>“First thought is that I couldn’t believe that I drew that card from the deck. I had no risk factors going in, I had no family history. It wasn’t real for a while,” she said.<p>But reality set in fast when her …

Cancer