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50 Terrible Children’s Jokes Guaranteed To Crack You Up

1. Why did the superhero flush the toilet?<p>Because it was his doody.<p>2. How do you get a tissue to dance?<p>You put a little boogie into it.<p>3. What did …

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

Coffee

36 Quotes For When You Need To Motivate Yourself To Keep Going

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit at home and think about it. Go out and …

Fat map: largest genetic blueprint of obesity revealed

<b>Scientists have uncovered more than 90 new gene regions that could help explain why some people are more likely to put on weight than others.</b><p>The team scoured DNA libraries of more than 300,000 people, constructing the largest-ever genetic map of obesity.<p>Looking for consistent patterns they found a …

Diabetes

Could This Virus Be Good For You?

Viruses are usually thought of as the bad guys — causing everything from Ebola and AIDS to hepatitis and measles. But scientists have been following the curious story of a particular virus that might actually be good for you.<p>The virus is called GB Virus-C, and more than a billion people alive today …

Disease

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

The truth about coffee and tea: Which is really better for your health?

The age-old question is finally answered<p>It’s an age-old question: What’s better for you, coffee or tea? Even back in the 18th century, inquiring minds wanted to know. King Gustav III of Sweden, being of the belief that coffee was poisonous, devised an interesting experiment to answer the question …

20 T.S. Eliot Quotes for Better Living and Creative Inspiration

Modernist poet T.S. Eliot — cat lover, former French teacher, past Faber & Faber director, and literary critic — died on this day in 1965. But he’s …

100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2014.</b><p><b>1. The Pentagon has</b> a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.<p>Find out more (Foreign</b> …

Sydney Opera House

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

EW's Horror Quintessentials: The 5 best zombie movies

<i>With Halloween fast approaching,</i> EW <i>is picking the five best films in a variety of different horror movie categories. Each day, we’ll post our top</i> …

Homer's Last Theorem

Along with high school friends David Schiminovich and David Borden, he formed a teenage gang of computer programmers called the Glitchmasters, and …

Meet the Empanadas of Latin America

"Live rabbits hopped out of some of the large empanadas; birds fluttered from others." That's how food historian Rachel Laudan, in her book <i>Cuisine and Empire</i>, describes a feast eaten by Hernán Cortés and the Spanish Viceroy in Mexico City in 1538. Among the myriad dishes at the three-day feast were …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

4 Steps To Finding The Person You Should Be With

Step 1. You need to love yourself.<p>I realize how incredibly cheesy this may sound, but it is absolutely true. Once you start seeing yourself for who …

“I’m Fine.” No, You’re Not: How to Break the “Fine” Habit

We have all said it– variations of “fine.” Common usages:<p>“Fine.<br>“I’m fine.”<br>“We’re fine.”<br>“It’s fine.”<p>A fine mask. And normally, a bald-faced lie. Is it …

What It’s Like To Have A Wanderlust Soul

When you have a wanderlust soul, you live one decision at a time.<p>You can tell them by their eyes: the faintest glimpse of an ocean’s tide rising and …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Meditation

8 Things Everyone In Their 20s Needs To Chill Out About

Look, I’m sympathetic to the fact that we all are chasing our best life. But guys, let’s just hold hands and hug this shit out. We’re making …

How To Write A Great Essay About Anything

Excerpted from How to Write a Great Essay (Bookhacker, 2013).<p>There is an assumption in the world that an essay is something literary you write for …

10 Crappy Things Modern Society Has Turned Into Social Norms

Disclaimer: I’m not saying previous generations didn’t do any of this stuff, but given that this is the time I’m living in, I can speak from …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Swimming