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Emotional Marketing: Why You'll Love Reading Loveworks

In a world of digital reading, you’ve got to love the visual and tactile experience of a gorgeous hardcover book printed on high-end glossy paper …

Keep Employees With Better Benefits

Searching for quality talent can prove to be difficult, especially in the face of rising health care costs and health care reform. In fact, a recent …

After 25 years, 'Just Do It' remains iconic tagline

Dan Wieden was worried his advertising agency's proposed slogan for the burgeoning footwear giant was too unfocused.<p>Recalling killer Gary Gilmore's famous last words before he was executed by firing squad in 1977 in Utah – "Let's do it," Gilmore said – it was 11 years later when Wieden tweaked the …

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Whether you want to be a <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your …

What Does That Dangly Thing in the Back of Your Throat Do?

<i>Uvula image via Shutterstock</i><p>The uvula is one of the weirdest looking features of the human body. Yet despite its infamy, scientists have spent …

31 Of The Most Underrated Little Pleasures You Probably Forget To Notice

One of the best pieces of advice I ever heard was “Nothing fixes a bad day like a new pair of socks and a haircut.” Not because of the haircut …

Can Dogs Feel Our Emotions? Yawn Study Suggests Yes

Pets yawn more in response to owners' yawns than strangers', study says.<p><b>Dog owners who claim their pets know their feelings may be on to something: A new study shows that canines yawn more in response to their owners' yawns than they do to strangers' yawns.</b><p>That suggests dogs are "emotionally …

FYI: Can Staying Positive Extend Your Life?

Maybe, but no one has ever proved it.<p>The belief that optimism can keep you alive—or at least stave off cancer—gained traction after the release of a study in the Lancet medical journal in 1979. The study followed six dozen recovering breast-cancer patients for five years. Researchers found that …

Unsafe stoves raise heart risk for rural women - Futurity

WASHINGTON U.-ST. LOUIS / JOHNS HOPKINS (US) — Pollution from open-fire stoves in developing countries …

Typographic heart and brain diagrams by Ork Posters

Typographic heart and brain diagrams by Ork Posters

Astrocytes (in red) are the most abundant cell in the brain and help support neurons (in green) by recycling old cellular byproducts and…

Astrocytes (in red) are the most abundant cell in the brain and help support neurons (in green) by recycling old cellular byproducts and regulating a healthy environment for neuronal function. Unlike other organs of the body where an injury results in a fibrous scar, the brain instead forms an astrocyte scar to promote neuron survival.<p><i>Image by Dr. Shelley Jacobs, McMaster University.</i>

Sanjay Gupta: Only 6 Percent Of Marijuana Research Considers Medical Benefits

It's impressive researchers have managed to conduct even that many studies.<p>Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and CNN's chief medical correspondent, is officially down with weed. In an article for CNN, the well-known medical personality apologized for dismissing the scientific value of medical marijuana …

Schools can administer insulin without licensed nurses, court says

California Supreme Court says the law allows trained school employees to give insulin injections. A nurses' group calls the ruling 'a disturbing precedent.'<p>August 12, 2013|By Maura Dolan<p>The California Supreme Court rejected the contention by a nurses'… (Arkasha Stevenson / Los…)<p>SAN FRANCISCO — …

What is a Hashtag? And What Do You Do With Hashtags?

A little while back, someone named Dr. C commented here at Small Business Trends saying: “I’m still not sure how hashtags are being used, or how to …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / StudioSmart<p>A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of …

How to Pick a Lock

Whether you’re a suave spy or simply a guy who keeps forgetting his keys, lock picking is a handy skill to have. With some practice, you can become …

Neil Armstrong In The Pages Of Popular Science

Looking back on the life of the late astronaut who was born Aug. 5, 1930<p>Popular Science first printed the words "Neil Armstrong" in June 1958, when the 27-year-old "tall, slim, crew-cut blond" aeronautical engineer was training for a flight in the X-15: an experimental rocket plane that would take …

Why Are Potato Chip Bags Always Half-Empty?

As disappointing as it can be to tear into a bag of Lay’s to find empty air where your afternoon snack should be, that extra space in the package is …

13 Medical Conditions Named After People

Having a disease named after you is a decidedly mixed bag. On the one hand, your scientific developments are forever commemorated. On the other hand, …