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The True Origins of ‘X-Men’

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

Comics

The faces of the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Spelling Bees

The Power Women Who Are Reinventing The Way You Shop Fashion Online

They don’t code. They’re not designers. And they definitely don’t walk around in hoodies. But these six tech founders are changing the face of the $54 billion apparel e-commerce market. Their multi-million dollar companies are reinventing retail with new brands and platforms that are altering our …

Kate Middleton’s “Bottomgate” Shows Why Women Still Need Slips

“Bottomgate” raises the question: what happened to slips? One word: Spanx. But sometimes, an old-fashioned slip is the perfect fit.<p>The controversy …

The science of jet lag... and how best to beat it

It’s the curse of the long-distance traveller: how to stay awake in New York when your body is telling you it’s in London.<p>Jet lag is exhausting, disorientating, and can even make you lose your appetite and libido.<p>According to Air & Space magazine the term “jet lag” may have been first coined in …

Can You Improve Your Health While Working 9 to 5?

Illustrated by Daniel Koppich.<p>Whether you work out of an office, your home, or are still in school, it can be tough to stay on track with your health …

Study suggests link between cynicism and dementia

<b>People who have a cynical distrust of others, and think their motives are selfish, could have a higher risk of developing dementia, a study has said.</b><p>Researchers compared levels of cynical distrust in 622 people with the incidence of dementia.<p>They said people with high levels of distrust were twice …

Sunscreen 101: Don't forget your nose

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know to apply sunscreen. There's lifesaving reason to: About 3.5 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year.<p>"The incidence of skin cancer, including melanoma -- the deadliest kind -- is going up, and wearing sunscreen is one of the best ways …

Earth Cooler

Forget ice — all you need to keep your beers cold this summer is a hole in the ground and the Earth Cooler. As the name suggests, this eco-friendly …

Electricity

The ultimate in space-saving travel tech

Trying to keep it to carry-on? This list of essential and compact travel gadgets and tips will make your trip easier – and your luggage lighter – without skimping on fun and convenience.<p>'Travel Gear' by Eric Ritchey. Creative Commons Sharealike Attribution licence<p><b>Ebook reader</b><p>Books are beautiful, …

Gear & Gadgets

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in June

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in June:</b><p>What do a giant head, a larger-than-life house, and a flying ship have in common? They will be on display at the <b>Greenwich and Docklands International Festival</b> (June 20-28) in …

A Guide to Maya Angelou's Most Beloved Books

Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at the age of 86, was known for many things throughout her life: her wisdom, her acting, her indefatigable civil …

Literature

6 Apps That Make Mornings More Manageable

I'm not a morning person. I'm a perpetual snoozer, and I'm usually running late. But with the help of the technology in the palm of my hand, I tend …

Maleficent Movie

We gave it a <b>B-</b><p>”Let us tell an old story anew and see how well you know it.” The first line of <b>Maleficent</b> could be emblazoned on a sticker and slapped …

Walt Disney Company

June 2014

The Real-Life Science Behind The Summer's Most Outrageous Sci-Fi Movies

When inhumans attack<p>Mechanized suits, alien apes, dinosaur robots -- this summer's blockbusters are brimming with scientific-sounding conceits. But is there any real science to back them up? While you watch, here's something to chew on (besides the popcorn).<p><b>DIGITAL EFFECT: AN ALIEN-BLASTING</b> …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

How to Recognize a Narcissist

Have you heard someone be accused of being a narcissist, but realized that you don't really know what that means? You know it's negative. You may think that it probably means someone is egotistical, or self-absorbed. But how do you really know if someone is a narcissist?<p>Here are the basics you need …

"Eat Less, Exercise More" Isn't The Answer For Weight Loss

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Weight Loss

Harder to Lose and Harder to Want to Lose

The more excess body fat we gain, the harder it is to lose. Our cells are more insulin resistant, which means we're more likely to store fat as opposed to muscle. Additionally, our new fat cells release their own hormones, like resistin, to prevent being burned. And if we gained the excess body fat …

Science Says There Really Is a Difference Between Dog People and Cat People

Find out which pet was meant for your personality.<p>If you've ever wondered whether there's anything to the notion of some people being dog people and others being cat people, now we know: People who prefer the same type of pet tend to share certain distinct personality traits, too.<p>Researchers at …

Pets

7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning

Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?

The Scary Fish Poisoning Disease You Haven't Heard Of

One woman shares how the disease has affected her way of life. Plus, learn what experts have to say about it.<p>In 2011, personal trainer and athlete Suzie Cooney, now 47, was at her fitness prime. She placed first in her division at the Maui OluKai stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) eight-mile race that …

Standup Paddleboarding

Why Comfort Food May Not Make You Feel Better After All

Looks like bingeing on brownies may not be the answer to your bad mood.<p>You know the cliché: Boy breaks girl's heart, girl breaks out the half-gallon of double-fudge ice cream. Bad news: A rough day may only be a convenient excuse to grab a spoon—not a way to truly soothe a broken heart. New …

The New Warning About Tanning Beds and Sun Lamps

Finally, the FDA is cracking down on this dangerous habit.<p>Hopefully you know by now that there is nothing healthy about indoor tanning. But just in case, the FDA is now reclassifying sunlamps and UV lamps intended for use in sunlamp products from low-risk to moderate-risk devices. This means …

20 Low-Carb Substitutes That Don't Suck

Seriously!<p><i>By Kissairis Munoz for Greatist</i><p>What do mac and cheese, stacks of pancakes, and bowls of pasta all have in common? If you answered, "Umm, they're delicious," you'd be right. But they're also heavy in carbs and can leave you feeling tired and annoyed. And while a diet rich in healthy …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Have a Mentor

"Being an entrepreneur isn't an easy job," says Andres Teran, cofounder of Toplist, a social shopping recommendation startup. "There are moments that …

Google Won't Get Burned, Though the Heat Is on Droid: StockTwits

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- <b>Google's</b> (GOOG), (GOOGL) Droid operating system is getting sniped at on all sides. The stock is feeling the pressure.<p>Google …