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I've taken AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and National Geographic genetics tests — here's how to choose one to try

I've sent my spit off for more genetics tests than anyone else I know.<p>The tests analyzed the DNA in my saliva to find out a host of things about my ancestry and health.<p>Genetic testing companies have proprietary sets of data and various ways of analyzing information, so each one I tried offered a …

Molecular Biology

6 Healthy Recipes For When You Barely Have Time to Cook

Eating Your Rice Like This Is So Much Better for Your Gut

Even though comfort food is typically associated with chillier months, our cravings don't change with the seasons. That being said, we don't always …

6 Anti-Aging Foundations That Erase Years Instantly

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.</i><p>Your skin has totally different needs in your 30s and 40s than it does in your 20s, and buying makeup that …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

The Real ‘Dear Prudence’ on Meeting Beatles in India

In January of 1968, a then-20-year-old Prudence Farrow finally fulfilled a dream of hers that had been in the making for two years: to study …

The Best Time to Post Tweets, Facebook Posts and More

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>We’re pretty keen on optimal timing for social media here at Buffer, and I figured it was high time I collected all the information we have about online communication into one place. I’ve collected research and stats on Twitter, Facebook, email …