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Dallas reports case of Zika spread through sex; CDC urges condom use

By Lena H. Sun<p>, Reporter<p>Brady Dennis<p>, Reporter<p>Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>, Staff writer<p>Dallas health officials said Tuesday that a local resident was infected with the Zika virus by having sex with a person who had contracted the disease while traveling in Venezuela.<p><i>[Zika and sex: Seven key things you need</i> …

Public Health

Why Do Different People Need Different Amounts of Sleep?

Whether you're a morning or evening person could be guided by your genes.<p>How much sleep do we need? It's a fundamental question about a basic human function we've been practising for millennia, but there's still no simple answer. In recent years, scientific advances have suggested that it may in …

30 experiences everyone should have before they turn 30

For many it means that you're no longer in the hard-partying, bad decision-making stage of your life, for better or worse.<p>Before you turn the big 3-0 — or even if you already have — here are 30 things you should do, from adrenaline-pumping activities to experiences that help you grow.<p><i>Additional</i> …

Mount Everest

Are You Happier Without Facebook?

You may not 'like' the answer<p>As social networks become more and more prominent in our lives, one has to wonder if we are happier being constantly connected. The Happiness Research Institute, an “independent think tank focusing on well-being, happiness and quality of life” in Copenhagen, quite …

Happiness

Diet's effects on the brain greater than previously thought

<i>Australia is fatter than ever before. Despite all the diet information that surrounds us, 63 per cent of the adult population is considered</i> …

Study: This diet may prevent your brain from shrinking

If you are worried about your brain shrinking — and you should be if you're getting up in years — you might want to reconsider what you eat.<p>Human brains naturally lose volume with age, increasing the risk of stroke, dementia or Alzheimer's. For most people, memory loss accompanies cerebrum …

This Is Your Brain on Love

Research shows love is as addictive to the brain as cocaine or heroin.<p>Psychologist JoAnn Deak opened her talk at a recent 92Y event by noting the …

A Little Spice Makes Everything Nice: 16 Cozy Cinnamon Recipes

Is there anything that isn't made better by cinnamon? From braises to baked goods, these recipes all feature cinnamon as a starring ingredient.<p><b>Is there anything that isn't made better by cinnamon?</b> From burgers to baked goods, these recipes all feature cinnamon as a starring ingredient.

Are Bananas Really Worth the Calories?

<b>5/5 experts say yes.</b><p>Last year, a zoo in the U.K. attracted international attention when it banned bananas from its primates’ cages. The reason? …

With so many Republicans vying for the wingnut vote, it was only a matter of time before one solved immigration

Chris Christie’s plan to track immigrants like FedEx parcels is the kind of magical, once-in-a-lifetime diamond bullet of an idea that makes everyone kick themselves for not having thought of it earlier<p>Given the generally dismal state of leadership contests in this country, it’s no wonder that I’ve …

Ocean-Inspired Ceramic Sculptures Resemble Cresting Waves

Like artists Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker, Denise Romecki finds inspiration for her sculptures in cresting waves. The big difference is that, while DeSomma and Blaker work with glass, Romecki creates her original pieces using stoneware clay. Requiring at least two kiln firings, her ceramic …

Ex-Anthrax Guitarist Turned Master Watchmaker Designs an Ergonomic Workbench

Nowadays Dan Spitz shreds on CAD<p>Dan Spitz was Anthrax's co-founder and lead guitarist since the early '80s, and when he quit in 1995, it was a bit of …

The 17 most sought-after beers in America

Some of these beers have huge, cult-like followings, with release parties and wait lines that queue up 24 hours in advance. And vintage bottles of the ones that age well can sell at auction for thousands of dollars.<p>We've rounded up the 17 most coveted craft beers in America, based on availability, …

Sonoma County

How To Make Your Own Damn Nutella

If your Nutella obsession is anywhere near the level that it should be, you're probably spending a fair amount of money on your favorite chocolate hazelnut spread every month. Have you ever considered cutting your spending by making your own Nutella at home? Yes, you can, and yes, you should.<p>As …

Dessert

Who millennials trust, and don't trust, is driving the new economy

By PricewaterhouseCoopers' projection, the biggest sectors of the "sharing economy" — including transportation and travel companies like Uber, Zipcar and Airbnb — could be pulling in as much as $335 billion in global revenue by 2025. That's a massive number (PwC puts it today at about $15 billion), …

35 Places To Visit While The Euro Is At An 11-Year Low

But the currency has just fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade, meaning a European vacation is suddenly within reach for more thrifty travelers.<p>We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in countries that are on the euro.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam …

European Travel

Now anybody can use Robinhood, the no-fee trading app backed by Snoop Dogg and Marc Andreessen

And after months of waiting, it's now open to anyone who wants to join.<p>Robinhood, a zero-commission brokerage app for iPhone that launched in December to a 700,000-person waitlist, is now available to the general public.<p>Here's why Robinhood is unlike any existing stock market app.<p>For starters, it's …

Snoop Dogg

The Definitive Guide to Drinking in Airports

<i>By Ben Robinson</i><p><i>Credit: iStock (Edited by Jennifer Bui)</i><p>According to highly scientific polling, every day, hundreds of people pass through the world's airports without drinking. Possibly thousands. These people are doing it wrong.<p>While the destination is something to be cherished and lusted after, …

Alcohol

Biddy The Traveling Hedgehog Is Here, And He's Going To Make Your Day

If you can't get away from your desk to travel, you might as well watch a little hedgehog do it in your place.<p>This is Biddy. He's a 4-year-old African pygmy hedgehog who has been more places than you might ever go, all while being incredibly cute and squish-worthy.<p>As you can see, Biddy has been …

Travel

10 Insane Grilled Cheese Recipes Worth Dying For

<i>By Perry Santanachote</i><p>A recipe for grilled cheese may seem unnecessary, but so are ball pits, and that doesn't make them any less awesome. And unlike ball pits, there are some simple steps and affordable ingredients that can transform a standard grilled cheese into legendary status.<p>But before you …

grilled cheese

Only one city in the world is more sustainable than London

The first Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index of 50 cities has declared a winner, and London only made the number two spot<p>Excellent higher education establishments and a strong health record have helped make London the second most sustainable city in the world, a new report has found, but high …

How to Build a Better Sandwich

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Dan Pashman shares an excerpt from his book,</i> <i>Eat More Better: How To Make Every Bite More Delicious, and demonstrates the engineering principles of a</i> …

Gluten-Free and Sugar-Free Super Bowl Snack: Bacon Wrapped Dates

Are you doing any new years resolutions this year? I am doing a no sugar January and let me just tell you, it's been pretty hard! Especially over the weekends. Super Bowl is coming up quick and if you're looking for easy to make, diet approved delicious snacks for the big day, you have come to the …

Gluten-Free

Playful Otters Swim Through Clear Tubes with Roundabouts

The otters at Japan's Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park live in a truly amazing habitat that shows off the animals' carefree demeanor. Clear tubes – some straight and some circular – act as waterways that allow the otters to swim lightheartedly in fun patterns. The circular tubes function much like …

Animals

Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

There are several aspects of Disney films that don't quite match up to reality, from talking animals to unbelievably tiny waistlines to magic spells. Noticing that Disney princesses' hair often behaves in ways that are just as fantastical as the characters' lives, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz …

Walt Disney Company

Why Are We All So Damn Busy?

“In our obsession with optimizing our creative routines and maximizing our productivity, we’ve forgotten how to be truly present in the gladdening …

Productivity

5 of the World's Most Epic Ferry Rides

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p>Commuting sucks. Unless it involves a prison sentence, and you're the one getting out. But in general, it usually means gridlocked traffic, sardine-packed subways, and hours of wasted time.<p>Which is why water commutes are so special. The salty air, the stunning views, the …

10 Tips To Really Succeed After Graduating

When you graduate, getting that first job seems like the only thing that matters. That is, until you work at it a while, and you realize that getting paid to use your degree–which once made you feel so lucky and satisfied–doesn’t equate to professional or personal happiness. Suddenly, you’re not …

Employment