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Why white is a colour of purity that might just have killed you

The colour white is loaded with meaning. From white weddings to bleached lab coats and blank sheets of paper, it is found everywhere. But where did it begin, and is it even a colour at all?<p>White created by light – on a TV screen, for example, or through a prism – does not have its own specific …

Skin Care

4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity

The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, hour-long commutes twice each day…they all take a toll on the quality of our work and our lives.<p>Not to mention that when we get to the office, many of us …

Why Are You Still Making These Basic Email Privacy Mistakes?

Everybody knows never to mix personal and work email. But everybody does it anyway.<p>It’s the oldest Internet advice in the book: Keep your personal and professional online lives separate.<p>That’s probably why a Slate political correspondent effectively scolded Hillary Clinton this week for making an …

So, What's The Big Deal With Starting A Sentence With 'So'?

To listen to the media tell it, "so" is busting out all over — or at least at the beginning of a sentence. <i>New York Times</i> columnist Anand Giridharadas calls "so" the new "um" and "like"; others call it a plague and a fad.<p>It's like a lot of other grammatical fixations: Not everybody cares about it, …

Apple Store

It’s probably a myth that we’re not getting enough sleep

We’ve been told that the modern, connected life is taking a toll on our sleep. Compared to previous generations, studies report, we’ve been sleeping less and less every year. And that is making us “more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, …

University of Chicago

What the British Airways Engine Fire Teaches Us About Airline Safety

The evacuation of a British Airways 777 after an engine fire highlights a need for passenger awareness of emergency procedures.<p>An engine fire during take off of a British Airways plane yesterday caused a billowing black cloud of smoke and a frantic emergency evacuation on the tarmac at Las Vegas's …

18 Maps That Will Change How You See The World

Including some disturbing news for America.<p>BuzzFeed is attempting to track down and embed all the original creators featured in this article. Please contact tom.chivers@buzzfeed.com.

Data Visualization

Siri is always listening. Are you OK with that?

The virtual assistant will always have an ear open, listening for users to summon it, ever ready to answer questions or to assist with certain tasks.<p>To summon Siri, an iPhone users will need only say Hey Siri. Before now, iPhone users had to press a button on the phone to activate Siri (except when …

How To Fight Poverty? It’s Simple: Give Cash To Poor People

Experts don’t know what a poor person needs. But guess who does? Poor people.<p>There’s a very long list of ways that nonprofits have tried to attack the problem of global poverty. Some give microfinance loans. Others create skills training programs. Still others give laptops to kids. Of all the …

Technology can’t take the place of a doctor who listens to you

Data are everywhere. But in medicine, data aren’t everything.<p>From online symptom-checking websites to web-based professional medical resources, both patients and practitioners are able to answer many of their medical questions with the click of a mouse or touch of a screen. For those questions that …

Medical Technology

No, Alzheimer's is not contagious

<i>A music legend fights Alzheimer's disease on his unforgettable farewell tour. CNN Films Presents:"Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me</i>," Saturday, November 7, at 8 p.m. ET.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> The headlines tossed across the front pages of British newspapers certainly sound shocking: "You can catch Alzheimer's" the …

Dementia

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

Effective communication is one of the most important life skills we can learn—yet one we don’t usually put a lot of effort into. Whether you want to …

Interns who worked on David Letterman’s popular late night show sue for unpaid wages

Lead plaintiff is former New York University student who did four months’ work experience on CBS’s The Late Show<p>Around 100 former interns are suing US chat show host David Letterman for unpaid wages while working on his popular television programme, <i>The Late Show</i>.<p>In a class-action lawsuit, …

Why Do Stop Signs Have Eight Sides?

At the turn of the 20th century, American roads were chaos. Drivers didn’t need a license, lane lines didn’t exist, and stop signs hadn’t yet been …

Does Student Loan Debt Make People Less Happy and Healthy?

People with student debt report worse health and greater financial stress long after they finish their degree, a new study from Gallup shows. The …

Why Successful People Don't Crumble Under Pressure

How did Kobe Bryant score 81 points in a single NBA game? How did Rory McIlroy bounce back from choking at the 2011 Masters to winning the US Open shortly after? Martin Turner, a lecturer at Staffordshire University in the School of Psychology, Sport, and Exercise, says it’s all about their mental …