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Green tea compound holds promise for preventing heart attacks

It's not a huge newsflash that green tea has some pretty impressive health benefits, but a new study, from scientists at Lancaster University and the …

11 Mountain Rentals That Will Have You Heading for the Hills

Want to get away? We mean really get away — to a secluded place surrounded by mountains with spectacular views in every direction from your …

Low-level alcohol consumption can help clean the brain

Everyone knows that drinking to excess is bad for your health (and potentially embarrassing), but a new study conducted by researchers at the …

The First Stage Of The Hyperloop Contest Will Be In Texas

The pods at night, are big and bright<p>Remember that Hyperloop Pod Racing competition we mentioned in June? Yeah, that's still happening.<p>Today, Texas A&M University announced the dates for the design portion of the competition, which will be hosted at TAMU's campus in January of next year.<p>At the …

High-speed Rail

Marc Newson designs the Apple Watch of fountain pens

Apple’s Marc Newson is one of the best designers in the industry. His plane-inspired Lockheed Lounge chair was reflective, smooth and looked incredibly uncomfortable. And we’re still enjoying the look and feel of our Apple Watches, even if the other night a drunk girl at a bar made fun of me for …

Mont Blanc

7 habits of great Web designers

Get developers involved in the design process as early as possible. Invite them to meetings, user research tests, brainstorming sessions, etc. Their input, after all, determines whether your vision actually comes to life. At the very least, they can warn you if your ideas are a technical nightmare, …

Fluoride in drinking water may trigger depression and weight gain, warn scientists

Around 15,000 people could be suffering needlessly from thyroid problems because of fluoride in drinking water, the University of Kent has warned<p>Fluoride could be causing depression and weight gain and councils should stop adding it to drinking water to prevent tooth decay, scientists have warned.<p>A …

Seeing red? The mind-bending power of colour

One person sees a blue and black dress, another a white and gold one. Why? Once dismissed as hippyish, the science of colour is finally being taken seriously<p>If you give the patient one pill, he perks up. If you give him another pill, he calms down. That might not surprise you. What might, though, …

Can Office Furniture Both Look Nice And Make You More Productive?

It seems that no one can get office design right. Cubicles are soul crushing. Open offices are distracting. And just giving people their own offices? Well, that’s just too expensive (or so say many companies).<p>So how do you keep your employees sane while minimizing expensive construction and …

Subtle Click Feedback Effects

View demo Download sourceRecently, many cool interaction effects have been created that follow Google Material Design principles somehow. One of the …

Flipboard brings its gorgeous magazine app to the web

Flipboard has taken the leap from mobile to desktop. What started as one of the first iPad apps is now accessible through any modern browser via Flipboard.com, a beautiful web interface for consuming online content.<p>Like the iPad and iPhone app, you can not only read articles from sites you follow, …

The US is about to drop its decades-old warning against cholesterol

'Cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.'<p>Every five years, the United States government updates a set of Dietary Guidelines intended to help its citizens make healthier food choices. These guidelines also help inform how companies package and market their products. …

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

Science Has Discovered Your Dog Could Be the Greatest Therapist of All

Sophie May, a 5-year-old German shepherd, has a more tightly packed workweek than your average family pet. Alongside her owner, psychotherapist …

Are marriages stronger when one spouse is dominant?

Researchers claim married couples are more likely to have a stable relationship when either the husband or wife asserts dominance<p>Having a dominant spouse in a marriage may give the partnership greater stability and lead to more children, researchers claim.<p>A study found that relationships where …

Black Desert House in California by Oller & Pejic Architecture

The Black Desert House in Yucca Valley, California.<p>The team of Oller & Pejic Architecture has completed the Black Desert House located in the Yucca …

What's In Your Herbal Supplements? DNA Barcoding Identifies "Houseplants And Wheat"

New York State starts to crack down on mislabeled pills<p>What's that in your St. John's wort supplement, or your ginkgo biloba pill? What if it's not the plant you thought at all? The New York State Attorney General's office DNA-tested dozens of bottles of big-brand supplements to determine what they …

New York State

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

7 things people hate about your website

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

Facebook Design Director: The 5 Most Common Design Mistakes

Facebook’s Julie Zhuo on the biggest traps designers fall into–and how to avoid them.<p>There’s no learning without mistakes. And I’ve done the following (as well as seen the following done) too many times to count. Luckily, there’s this thing called the “Internet” and this medium called an “article” …

UX Design

How Top Designers Tell Clients That Their Taste Sucks

Paula Scher, Sagi Haviv, Jessica Walsh, and others reveal how they handle their worst clients.<p>Sometimes, you have to agree to disagree. But what do you do with clients who just fundamentally have terrible taste in design? They’re paying the bills, creating a problem that almost every designer has …

Graphic Design

Can Fish Oils Prevent Or Delay Development Of Psychosis?

<i>Attention to risk factors and warning signs, along with targeted medical and psychiatric therapies, may prevent development of psychosis in some cases, or better prepare individuals and their families.</i><p>A study presented at this year’s International Early Psychosis Conference in Tokyo, Japan (Nov …