Ramsha Farrukh

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How To Meet The Locals In The World's Coolest Cities

Get the best travel tips about a city by chatting to the people who live there.<p>Instants via Getty Images<p>We’ve all heard the old adage that a stranger …

1Password's new Travel Mode hides your private information from airport security

There have been numerous cases recently of travelers being forced to unlock their phones by security staff at airports. If you have all of your …

Information Systems

Facebook blocks Pulitzer-winning reporter over Malta government exposé

Facebook has censored a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist for publishing a series of posts alleging corruption by the prime minister of Malta and his associates.<p>Matthew Caruana Galizia, a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ award-winning Panama Papers team, was …

Social Media

The forgotten history of how ancient Zoroastrians helped create the old Silk Route

China’s designs to build a massive network of land and sea links connecting four continents have revived popular interest in the old Silk Route, whose success was in small part owed to Zoroastrian merchants carrying goods from China across Central Asia and, often, all the way to Europe.<p>A recent …

Hong Kong

'Dr Google' can help patient-doctor relationship, study finds

So-called "Dr Google" can have a positive impact on a relationship between a GP and their patient, a new study suggests.<p>Performing online searches for health information - colloquially known as using "Dr Google" - leads to a better mutual understanding of symptoms and diagnosis between a patient …

Zinc Lozenges May Help Colds Go Away 3 Times Faster

Zinc lozenges may triple the rate of recovery from the common cold, according to a new meta-analysis of three studies. However, the promising results …

20 Tiny but Powerful Ways to Accelerate Your Personal Growth | Inc.com

When it comes to self-development, it's the small stuff that often makes the biggest difference.<p>Too often, people think about big changes in terms of big decisions. They think it's a sweeping action that moves the needle, when really it's the incremental steps made on a day-to-day basis. Success, …

Self-improvement

Could Time-Blocking Replace Your To-Do List?

This is how to schedule your workday to get the most done.<p>A few years ago, my to-do list was an endless source of frustration. At the end of every day, it seemed like it had more items on it than when I started. I never seemed to get it all done.<p>So, in an effort to understand what was going on, I …

An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life

Running may be the single most effective exercise to increase life expectancy, according to a new review and analysis of past research about exercise and premature death. The new study found that, compared to nonrunners, runners tended to live about three additional years, even if they run slowly …

Biomedicine

Google is using its deep learning tech to diagnose disease

And it performs (slightly) better than human doctors do<p>If you give a computer enough photos and the right algorithm, it can learn to see. And if the photos show damaged eyes, the computer can learn to diagnose eye disease even better than humans can.<p>People with diabetes frequently suffer from a …

Machine Learning

The Research on Ketamine As an Antidepressant Looks Quite Exciting

At the moment, the study of hallucinogens as possible treatments for mental illness is in an early, exciting stage — partly because the U.S. …

American Psychiatric Association

Deadly spider venom could ward off stroke brain damage, say doctors

Ingredient in funnel web spider venom can protect cells from being destroyed by a stroke, even when given hours after the event, study shows<p>Doctors have stumbled on an unlikely source for a drug to ward off brain damage caused by strokes: the venom of one of the deadliest spiders in the world.<p>A …

Medical Research

A new kind of doctor's office that charges a monthly fee and doesn't take insurance could lead to much cheaper prescriptions

For one of Dr. John Burrell's new patients, a six-month supply of a drug fell from $120 to $20.<p>That's because Burrell, who runs a primary-care office in Columbia, South Carolina, manages to charge his patients wholesale prices.<p>Burrell runs a direct primary-care practice. Instead of accepting …

Health Care

22 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 22

<b>1.</b> Confidence is built on accomplishments.<p><b>2.</b> Failure is the foundation of success; the more you fail the more you will succeed. Do not fear failure.<p><b>3.</b> No amount of schooling or research is a substitute for experience.<p><b>4.</b> Overall happiness and success is built on discipline.<p><b>5.</b> You are as good as the …

Selfies

When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes

Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.<p>First, listen to the story with the happy ending: At 61, the executive was in excellent health. His blood …

21 Thought-Provoking Books That Will Stay On Your Mind For Days

Prepare to make your bookshelf considerably heavier.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

Have Anxiety? A Therapist Recommends Picking Up This Hobby

Anxiety is an indiscriminate disorder, affecting some 40 million adults in the United States, or a whopping 18% of the population. What's worse, only …

Court Strikes Down Florida Law Barring Doctors From Discussing Guns With Patients

A federal appeals court says doctors in Florida must be allowed to discuss guns with their patients, striking down portions of a Florida law that restricts what physicians can say to patients about firearm ownership.<p>In a 10-1 decision, the full panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found …

Guns

This Man Discovered The #1 Success Secret After Interviewing 1,500 Entrepreneurs

Let’s say you had the chance to interview 1,500+ successful entrepreneurs. And what if you were trying to discover the one key success secret they all have in common? Would you be excited to know the answer? And what do you think you’d find?<p>Meet John Lee Dumas, who has done exactly that. After …

Self-improvement

Invest in palliative care to reduce health costs, say physicians

'Palliative care has a lot to offer both financially and socially,' says expert<p>Investing in palliative care and hospice programs could improve …

The Worst Diet Plan For Weight Loss, According To A Nutritionist

It seems like a trendy new diet pops up every few weeks or so, whether <b>Kim Kardashian</b> reveals her new weight loss plan on her app or <b>Gwyneth Paltrow</b> …

3 Things: Fake News, Net Positioning, Buying Panic

<b>#FakeNews In Investing</b><p>I regularly push back on the "buy and hold" investing meme because while it works in "theory," reality has a far different …

Mark Zuckerberg pens major Facebook manifesto on how to burst the bubble

Mark Zuckerberg deleted a potentially controversial reference to monitoring the private messages of users from the 5,700-word manifesto he published on the future of Facebook – and the world – this week.<p>The letter, posted to the Facebook CEO’s profile page on Thursday, outlines the challenges faced …

Social Media

Thanks, Trump, for Making Americans Heart Muslims

It’s been so moving to see ‘We’re All Muslims Now’ signs. And we’re going to see tons of them in Times Square this Sunday. Thanks, Donald!<p>Donald …

Religion

Tell twentysomethings their 'cancer risk' to spur lifestyle changes

People in their 20s should be told their cancer risk to shock them into changing their lifestyle, a study by Cambridge University suggests.<p>Up to 40 per cent of cancers are linked to factors such as diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol, resulting in around 600,000 cases of avoidable disease in the UK …

Cancer

12 Powerful Tactics That Will Help You Banish Self-Doubt and Get Back to Work | Inc.com

Often, people stand between themselves and success.<p>In our work with large organizations and individuals, we've learned that the number one impediment to success is not lack of time, limited resources, or a difficult boss or team. It's you!<p>We doubt ourselves, fear failure, feed ourselves negative …

Self-confidence

Scientists find brain hormone that triggers fat burning

Biologists have identified a brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut. Their findings in animal models could have implications …

Neuroscience

26 Of The Best Hair Care Products You Can Subscribe To On Amazon

All the hair products Becky swears by, delivered right to your door.

Here's a List of All the U.S. Govt's Rogue Twitter Accounts Fighting Trump's Crackdown on Science

As Trump tries to muzzle the flow of information, NASA, the EPA and others fight back<p>Since taking office last week, President Trump has been ordering …

America’s white working class is nothing like the stereotypes we’ve been told. Trust me, I’m part of it

The 2016 election saw the creation of many different narratives, including the idea that the white working class is some sort of mythical, salt-of-the-earth, oppressed group that hails mostly from the countryside and believes America has left it behind. Factually inaccurate and personally …

Demographics