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49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed later on — when you find out the information was inaccurate or flat-out wrong?<p>It's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and …

Wellness

Street Fighter 5 screenshots give us a glimpse of Guile, the next DLC character (update)

Capcom took them down so fast that it created a ... well, you get the idea<p><i>Street Fighter 5</i>'s second downloadable character will be Guile, and you can see him in action in the screenshots that Capcom posted on its Facebook page today — and reportedly took down shortly afterward.<p>Gamegeekz reports …

GameStop to launch video game publishing division

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — GameStop is diving into the video game publishing business.<p>The retailer best known for selling games announced plans Monday to launch a new division called GameTrust that will help distribute and market them.<p>GameTrust will initially publish games from a lineup of developers …

Selling

How Likely Is It Nintendo's NX, Sony's PS4K And Microsoft's Xbox 1.5 Will Face Off This Fall?

Back in 2013, it seemed likely that we would be talking about the Wii U vs. Xbox One vs. PS4 for the better part of the next decade, as that’s how console generations have worked for ages now. But this year, the winds are changing fast. One company has an entirely new console coming, and the other …

The Walking Dead

Ten Things You Need To Know About Sake

Sake is made of three things: water, fermented rice and koji, and while it may sound simple it can be as complex as fine wine. I quizzed sake specialist Windy Ho, who is on track to become a sake sommelier later this spring, (there are currently only 79 in the US) about all things sake. Ho is …

Food & Dining

A Hidden Factor in Stroke Severity: The Microbes in Your Gut

The bacteria that inhabit our guts have become key players for neuroscientists. A growing body of research links them to a wide array of mental and …

Medical Research

The bacteria in our guts may help determine who gets anxiety and depression

When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper.<p>The brain benefits were subtle, but the results, reported at last year's annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, got attention.<p>That's because the pills were not a precise chemical formula synthesized by …

Microbiology

Anthony Bourdain on Food Delivery; Chef-Approved Hangover Cures

Happy Friday, Universe. What a week it's been. But let's not dwell on the past. Here's what you should know right now, including a few new pointers from Anthony Bourdain on business; why DJ Khaled is going vegan; how to cure last night's hangover; and more.<p>— Anthony Bourdain sat down with Inc. to …

DJ Khaled

The 5 Major Mind Traps that Hinder Happiness

These voices keep us stuck in the depression loop. One of the keys to cultivating an antidepressant brain is realizing you are not these thoughts or …

Mindfulness

Behavior Science Discovers Productivity Boosters

<i>(Photo: New employees arrive at the campus of Amazon in Seattle. Ruth Fremson/The New York Times)</i><p><b>Behavior Science Discovers Productivity Boosters--and you already know two of them.</b><p>There are some people who pretend at productivity, whose résumés appear impressive until you realize their greatest …

Résumés

New Study: What You Wear Affects How You Think

Should you opt for a suit or sweats? Depends on the task, new science says.<p>Say you're about to take a literature test or you're planning to sit down in front of your computer all day and hammer out an important creative task. What should you wear? How about if you're aiming to plough through some …

Research

Story of Australian woman who skinned and cooked partner to be told in film

Katherine Knight stabbed and mutilated her de facto husband in the Hunter Valley 16 years ago and the story is now set to be adapted for the big screen<p>The story of an Australian former abattoir worker who decapitated and skinned her de facto husband before trying to serve his flesh to his children …

Domestic Violence

5 Foods That Taste Better in October Than They Will All Year

"People know Fuji and Red Delicious, but October is the perfect month to venture outside the norm,” says Chris Romano, a<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Getty Images<p>1 of …

Whole Foods

The 20 best Italian recipes: part 4

Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers’s panna cotta with grappa and raspberries<p>Serves 6<b><br>double cream</b> 1.2 litres<b><br>vanilla pods</b> 2<b><br>lemons</b> 2, rind thinly pared<b><br>gelatine leaves</b> 3<b><br>cold milk</b> 150ml<b><br>icing sugar</b> 150g<b><br>grappa</b> 120ml, plus extra to serve<b><br>raspberries</b> 3 punnets<p>Pour 900ml of the cream into a pan, add the vanilla pods …

Italian Food

10 healthy eating habits that will change your life

Nutrition experts dole out a ton of advice about how to eat well—and, most importantly, not lose your mind doing it. But there are some tips that stand the test of time, and that experts themselves follow. (Because yes, they're human, too.) Here are 10 habits they live by—and that will change the …

It's not cocaine: what you need to know about the pope's coca drink

As Pope Francis sips his cup of coca leaf tea, what are the benefits of the Bolivian standard and other national stimulants?<p>It’s the brew of popes: coca, the main ingredient in cocaine, has been enjoyed by three popes.<p>Pope Francis drank a tea of coca leaves, camomile and anise seeds on the plane to …

World Health Organization

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

Man admits washing child's mouth out with soap

Rian Birtwell, 23, is given a conditional discharge after holding down six-year-old Alfi Cook who told him to 'f*** off'<p>A man washed a child's mouth out with soap after the youngster swore at him and tried to kick an old man's walking stick, a court heard.<p>Rian Birtwell, 23, spotted six-year-old …

Grilled Eggplant and Lemons with Garlic Labneh

4 Servings<p>Use whatever type of eggplant looks most appealing at the market; they should be firm to the touch, with glossy skin. Small globe eggplants are easy to find, but this is also a terrific time to use long Asian types, small round white ones, or any of the cool-looking striped varieties.<p>July …

Seafood

A seafood recipe with a whiff of nostalgia and a sweetshop inspired dessert

My parents moved to the small town of Deal in Kent when I was 19. The first time I visited, I was struck by the stillness of the sea there, the flat, empty expanse of pebbled beach and the brutalist concrete pier, which no one could describe as charming, but which has come to be precisely that to …

Ice Cream

Skillet-Baked Eggs with Spinach, Yogurt, and Chili Oil

2 to 4 Servings<p>"American and British cooks don't know how far you can take an egg dish," chef Yotam Ottolenghi says. Here, he deftly elevates it to a different realm by flavoring spinach with melted leeks and scallions, baking eggs on top, and finishing with a dollop of yogurt and a drizzle of …

Eggs

Dirty beer pong is now a thing of the past

Five brothers from Connecticut have created a revolutionary new product to make beer pong more hygienic and less messy<p>When playing beer pong, the balls tend to miss their goal more often than not, leaving you no choice but to play with a dusty, dirty ball and have it land in your drink.<p>But fear …

Alcohol

These Foods Are Making You Sleepy

<i>Forget turkey and crash-inducing candy -- these surprising foods could be the reason you're counting the hours until bedtime.</i><p>By Emma Haak

Nutrition

Google is facing a fight over Americans' 'right to be forgotten'

After Europe, it might be America’s turn to enjoy the ‘right to be forgotten‘. A consumer advocacy group in the US is urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate why Google hasn’t extended this option to users in the country.<p>Consumer Watchdog’s privacy project director John Simpson …

Microsoft to cut 7,800 jobs, take $7.6B charge as phone woes drag on

The layoffs will mostly hit employees in the former Nokia smartphone business. CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft remains committed to phones but needs a dose of "reinvention."<p>Microsoft is cutting more employees and restructuring its mobile phone business, in a costly maneuver that continues the …

Mobile
Europe

Technical glitch disrupts United flights nationwide

A computer glitch grounded many United Airlines flights for nearly two hours Wednesday morning, snarling the airline's schedule around the country and creating long lines at airports.<p>The carrier said by 10:50 a.m. ET that it was "recovering" from the "network connectivity issue," attributed to a …

Flying

Chinese Markets Plunge Despite Fresh Help from Beijing

Chinese markets fell sharply Wednesday, even as officials scrambled to arrest a three-week stock selloff. The widespread selling has spilled into global markets and is deepening doubts about Beijing's limits to halt it.<p>China has introduced fresh measures to restore investor confidence seemingly to …

Iraq sentences 24 militants to death over Isis massacre of soldiers

Hundreds of troops killed by Islamic State gunmen when they overran military base in Saddam Hussein’s home town of Tikrit last summer<p>An Iraqi court has sentenced to death 24 militants for their role in killing hundreds of soldiers. Four others were acquitted for lack of evidence.<p>Islamic State …

Extremism