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How Reading Increases Your Emotional Intelligence & Brain Function: The Findings of Recent Scientific Studies

Reading “availeth much,” to borrow an old phrase from the King James Bible. To read is to experience more of the world than we can in person, to …

We're Driven to Pick Friends Who Share Our Genes, Scientists Learn

Our "social genomes" play a key role in how we develop our social lives.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Health & Relationships<p>The revolution will not be televised. …

How to Cope With Loneliness—Because We've All Been There

We are living in the era of putting ourselves first. Looking out for number one. Doing whatever we need to do and cutting out anyone or anything that …

Psychology

There are 3 distinct types of narcissists — here's how to spot them

To be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder, someone needs to express five of nine specific traits. People with the disorder are often characterized as having a lack of empathy, a grandiose view of themselves, and a need for admiration.<p>Though many follow similar patterns, such as love …

Psychology

I'm a financial planner — here are the 5 most important questions about money you should be asking yourself

Everybody has money questions — but finding good financial advice is tough.<p>Only 40% of Americans have a financial adviser they can look to for guidance. Even those who do have their doubts about how trustworthy their adviser is. Most people — 60% — suspect financial advisers prioritize the company …

Personal Finance

Turkey's Erdogan: Muslims discovered Americas

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is claiming that Muslim sailors reached the Americas more than 300 years before explorer Christopher Columbus.<p>Speaking Saturday at a gathering of Muslim leaders from Latin America, Erdogan said that contact between Islam and Latin America dates to the 12th …

Shift workers 'face type 2 diabetes risk'

<b>Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, a large international study suggests.</b><p>The findings, published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, indicated men and those doing rotating shifts were at highest risk.<p>It is thought that disruption to the body clock affects waistlines, …

Diabetes

How the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Works

The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is much more than sipping a good cup of joe. It's an important cultural ritual that's been passed from generation to …

Maine woman, 99, gets college degree 75 years late over $5 fee

A 99-year-old Maine woman has graduated from college 75 years after a $5 fee kept her from getting her diploma on time.<p>Beal College in Bangor awarded Jessie White her degree during a special ceremony on Friday hosted by Alan Stehle, the college's president.<p>White says the special ceremony was …

3 Weird Things Sugar Does To Your Brain

They're definitely not so sweet.<p>It's no secret that eating tons of sugar can lead to weight gain—or that too much of the sweet stuff can make you go kind of haywire. In fact, a recent animal study from the journal <i>Appetite</i> found that sugar consumption may induce cognitive dysfunction.<p>But even though …

Five tips for a perfect exposure

Learn to take better photos instantly with our guide to the finer aspects of exposure.<p>Canon<p>Digital cameras make it incredibly easy to take a photo at the correct exposure. There are several tools in your SLR that remove the guesswork from determining what your picture will look like once it has …

Study: Marriage is Good For The Heart

Lovelorn singles, that ache in your heart will subside once you get married. Sort of.<p>A study of 3.5 million American adults has found that married …

Will Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam dry the Nile in Egypt?

<b>Ethiopia is pressing ahead with construction of a major new dam on the River Nile, despite stiff opposition from Egypt. BBC correspondents in both countries report from both sides of an increasingly bitter water dispute.</b><p>Emmanuel Igunza, Ethiopia<p>A vast section of northern Ethiopia has been turned …

Africa

Lack Of Sleep Kills Brain Cells, New Study Shows

If you’re burning the midnight oil, you may be burning out brain cells, too, new research shows. A study published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience found that staying awake too long destroys brain cells in mice, and may do the same in humans.<p>It’s the first study to show (if only in animals) …

The Amount of Sugar Experts Say You Should Eat Daily

It's even lower than you might have guessed<p>For the past decade, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that your daily added-sugar consumption should be no more than 10 percent of your total caloric intake. Now, after conducting an in-depth periodic review, a WHO panel is moving to …

Did Newsweek Find Bitcoin's Creator?

Today, Newsweek published a story claiming to have found the illusive creator of the digital currency, Bitcoin.<p><i>Photo by David Malan/Getty Images</i><p>Today, Newsweek published a story claiming to have found the elusive creator of the digital currency, Bitcoin. The article states that Satoshi Nakamoto, …

Bitcoin

Hundreds of Eritreans enslaved in torture camps in Sudan and Egypt

Human Rights Watch report says state authorities have either turned a blind eye or colluded with perpetrators<p>Hundreds of Eritrean refugees have been enslaved in torture camps in Sudan and Egypt in the past 10 years, enduring weeks or months of violence and rape and extorted by traffickers often in …

Ottawa proposes sweeping new citizenship rules to crack down on fraud, better define national identity

The Conservative government's proposed changes to Canada's citizenship laws include such dramatic gestures as stripping terrorists of their citizenship and requiring applicants to declare their intent to live in Canada.<p>But while many of the changes are substantive, such as the lengthening of …

Indian minister's wife found dead after exposing alleged affair on Twitter

Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor, wife of minister Shashi Tharoor, hit the headlines after she hacked her husband's Twitter account and posted private messages between him and his alleged mistress<p>A senior Indian minister discovered his wife dead in a five-star hotel room in Delhi on Friday, shortly after …

India

3rd person dies after Minn. apartment building explosion

A third person injured in Minneapolis apartment building explosion has died, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office said Saturday.<p>Abdiqani Adan, 29, who did not live in the building, died Friday at the Hennepin County Medical Center, according to the office.<p>Meanwhile, two survivors still in …

Computer Use May Improve Fine-Motor Skills In The Brain, Scientists Say

Don’t worry about watching all those cat videos on the Internet. You’re not wasting time when you are at your computer—you’re honing your fine-motor skills. A study of people’s ability to translate training that involves clicking and twiddling a computer mouse reveals that the brain can apply that …

When It Comes to Female Bosses, Women Can Be Their Own Worst Enemy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When it comes to attitudes about women in the workplace and having a female boss, Americans have …

Toronto Mob Offered 'Suitcase of Money' for Rob Ford Crack Tape

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The man who originally tried to broker the sale of the Rob Ford crack tape finally revealed his …

Toronto

Half Of The World's Richest People Come From Just 2 Families

Here's a fact that will make any liberal cringe.<p>Seven of the 12 richest people in the world have names ending in Koch, Walton or Adelson, according to a new calculation by Bloomberg Markets magazine.<p>Of course, extreme wealth gives you a lot of political power. Here's how these folks wield their …

Horn of Africa piracy 'netted $400m' from 2005-12

<b>Pirates operating off the Horn of Africa netted more than $400m (£251m) in ransom money between 2005 and 2012, a new World Bank and UN report says.</b><p>It says the financiers behind the piracy, and not the pirates themselves, collect most of the cash.<p>The money is then used to fund other criminal …

One in 10 girls has a child before the age of 15 in these six countries

Child pregnancy is serious global problem, and in some developing countries it’s only getting worse, according to a new report released by the United Nations on Wednesday (Oct. 30).<p>The UN’s annual State of the World Population for 2013, titled Motherhood in Childhood (pdf), highlights a number of …

Demographics

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …