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The Hidden Link Between Farm Antibiotics and Human Illness

For almost seven decades, we've routinely fed antibiotics to the animals we eat. That's just a few years less than we've taken antibiotics ourselves. …

Microbiology

Want to Be a Great Leader? Become a Great Identifier

If you want to lead a great team, stop worrying so much about managing and focus a lot more on identifying.<p>Once upon a time, I was a member of the most productive crew in the department, which meant we were considered to be the best crew, because numbers were everything. But we didn't need a Jobs …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

36 Classic Sayings Every Man Should Know

The Distilled Man - Actionable Advice for the Everyday GentlemanSayings, proverbs, adages, aphorisms…whatever you call them, they’re pretty much the …

A Groundbreaking Study of 5,000 Top Performers Identifies 3 Tactics Used by Great Communicators

A five-year study by an influential UC Berkeley business professor reveals the communication secrets that separate great leaders from average ones.<p>In a groundbreaking study of 5,000 successful employees and managers over a five-year period, UC Berkeley management professor Morten T. Hansen found …

The real reason today's children are so unhappy

What is wrong with our children today? A recent report by the Children’s Commissioner found the number of young children seeing psychiatrists has risen by a third amid what was described as an “epidemic of anxiety”. This followed a study published in October in the BMJ that found self-harm among …

You really need to try face yoga if you want to get rid of your dark circles

Before last week, I’d never heard of face yoga.<p>Downward doggy yoga, yes. Cheek flicking yoga, no.<p>But apparently, Meghan Markle does it and where she …

How to make perfect pancake mix - Easy recipe proves you can master basic pancake batter with these key ingredients

Are you looking forward to tucking into pancakes but nervous about mastering the perfect pancake batter and getting the perfect crispiness and …

20 Five-Ingredient Chicken Recipes to Make for Dinner

When it comes to making dinner, I always count it a victory when I find a recipe I want to make <i>and</i> I already have all the ingredients. It's even more …

US woman, 26, gives birth to baby girl from embryo frozen in 1992

A US woman has given birth to a healthy baby girl from an embryo that was frozen in 1992, in what doctors are describing as a "world record".<p>Emma Wren Gibson was born to Tennessee couple Tina and Benjamin Gibson after they opted to “adopt” a baby from donated eggs.<p>The couple only learned that the …

How To Answer Ten Common Interview Questions -- With Confidence

Almost every job-seeker has found themselves stumbling over one of the standard job interview questions at some point. That’s okay! We stumble over common interview questions because we haven’t had the chance to think through our answers in advance.<p>You don’t have to memorize your answers to common …

Employment

How To Be Confident Instantly

Are you wondering how to be confident? Confidence is something you already have, you just need to know how to use it...

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Northwestern University

How to Work with a Manipulative Person

Almost everyone who’s ever gone to work has had to deal with an office manipulator. Unfortunately, most employees hesitate to go public with their concerns. And with good reason: Even if they do, typical corporate responses range from wary or dismissive to actually retaliating against the victim, …

If You Tear a Knee Ligament, Arthritis Is Likely to Follow in 10 Years

When Jason Lalli tore his left anterior cruciate ligament at age 26, he thought he would be fine as soon as he had his knee repaired. As a soccer player who competed through college and then on recreational teams, he knew that A.C.L. injuries could be debilitating but also that orthopedists could …

Sleep deprivation stops brain cells firing properly, changing how we see the world

Sleep deprivation stops brain cells communicating properly and affects how people see the world around them, a new study has shown.<p>The new research, which has serious implications for driving while tired, shows that parts of the brain actually turn themselves off to rest even though a person is …

How the body processes alcohol

A big concern that many people have is how long the alcohol they have been drinking will remain in their system.<p>There are a lot of factors that can …

Researchers identify gatekeeper neurons that control pain and itch

New research provides direct evidence for an influential model of pain first proposed in 1965.<p>During the 1960s, neuroscientists Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall proposed an influential new theory of pain. At the time, researchers were struggling to explain the phenomenon. Some believed that specific …

Why do cats purr?

These comforting sounds are good for them and for us, too.<p>It's easy to assume that cats purr because they're happy. After all, when your kitty …

Mental health stigma: where's my cheesecake?

I once had a friend who was almost suffocated by cheesecake. She was a nice woman – let's call her Penny. I met her in a hospital, as you do. Penny was undergoing treatment for breast cancer, and let's just say she was a little bit pissed off with it. Not the breast cancer, but the way she had …

Ask Anything: Is It Worse To Be Licked Or Sneezed On?

Either way, both are gross.<p>Different diseases affect different fluids in the body, so it’s hard to give a simple answer to this question. HIV, for example, shows up at infectious levels in blood, semen, vaginal and rectal secretions, and breast milk. But an HIV-infected patient’s sneeze or spit …

Disease

Does reading actually change the brain?

After reading a novel, actual changes linger in the brain, at least for a few days, report researchers.<p>Their findings, that reading a novel may cause …

Brains grow differently in babies with Alzheimer’s gene

The brains of infants who carry a gene associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease develop differently than babies who don’t have the …

UK's first digital autopsy centre opens in Sheffield

The UK's first dedicated digital autopsy centre opens in Sheffield on Wednesday, heralding a potential revolution in the way postmortems are conducted.<p>Three-dimensional visualisation software and a scanner will take the place of a scalpel at the £3m facility, attached to the city's public mortuary, …

The Most Boring Article You'll Read Today

The kind of boredom you experience most often may be linked to your personality, say researchers.<p><b>Who knew boredom could be so interesting? But it's not just being bored; it's what kind of boredom you are experiencing that has researchers intrigued.</b><p>According to an article published in the journal</i> …

Turning to Germs in a Post-Antibiotic Era

Back in 1928, Alexander Fleming, a researcher at St. Mary’s Medical School in London discovered what would become a believed savior against the wrath of infectious diseases: antibiotics. Over the coming decades, the discovery turned into a medical marvel and eventually into an industry. …