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Your Weekend Project: Deep-Clean Your Dishwasher

<b>Step 4:</b> Replace the parts you removed and run your machine using nothing but vinegar.<p><b>Important note!</b> Never mix vinegar with bleach when cleaning your …

Cleaning

Sorry, Gwyneth. Diets that replace carbs with protein and fat are giving wrong advice, new study says

Eating a diet that is low in carbohydrates could mean you die younger, a 25-year study has suggested.<p>Food plans which replace carbs with protein and …

Vegan Oatmeal Pancakes (Easy, No Egg, No Milk)

<i>Make Vegan Oatmeal Pancakes for breakfast and have a healthy start to the day. This hearty and healthy oatmeal pancake recipe is a simple vegan</i> …

Breakfast

Great white shark kills dolphin, loses meal to even bigger shark

A shocking video shows a great white shark proudly carrying around its latest victim — a dolphin — when suddenly an even bigger great white swoops in to steal the meal straight from its mouth.<p>In a video shared by Shark Watch South Australia on Wednesday, a 12-foot great white is seen successfully …

White Shark

How Do I Get My Body To Stop Freaking Out When My Mind Does?

Physical effects of anxiety are a normal part of being human, but there are ways to deal.<p><i>Send a note to tonic@vice.com describing what makes you anxious and we'll see if we can't get you some sound advice.</i><p><b>When I get anxious about something, it doesn't just stay in my mind, it takes over my whole</b> …

Heart Rates

Are you an over-apologiser? 16 things you should never say sorry for

The sorry thing is a nightmare. The sorry reflex. The sorry files. It’s a sorry state of sorry affairs. Women need to learn to stop saying sorry. We need to deal with the low-level but constant contrition. To take responsibility without the powerless remorse that we learnt… Where, when? It doesn’t …

Lifestyle

Some People's Orgasms Are Actually a Series of Short Ones

Some women who think they’ve never had an orgasm could actually be "mini-orgasmic."<p>By the time Elly Belle, a 23-year-old writer in Brooklyn, first masturbated in college, she assumed she’d never had an orgasm with her past partners. But once she paid attention, she realized she was experiencing …

TV shows

The One Thing All Angry Men Have in Common

Dr. Thomas Harbin, a psychologist, anger management expert, and author of 'Beyond Anger', explains why so many men are so angry today — and what they …

Self-help

9 Counterintuitive Ways To Stop Anxiety In Its Tracks, According To Psychologists

If you've ever been anxious, you've likely also heard someone tell you to "just think about something else" or even to "calm down." Obviously that …

Mindfulness

We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised | George Monbiot

The thrill of disapproval chimes disastrously with industry propaganda. We delight in blaming the victims<p>When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton beach in 1976, featured in the Guardian a few weeks ago, appeared to show an alien race. Almost …

Will Power

Teeth from a Mega-Shark twice the size of a Great White found in Australia

Fossil enthusiast Philip Mullaly was walking along the beach in Victoria Australia when he saw it: a glint in a boulder with quarter of a tooth exposed.<p>"I was immediately excited, it was just perfect and I knew it was an important find that needed to be shared with people," explained Mullaly.<p>He had …

White Shark

Blue Light Is Causing The Human Eye to Attack Itself

Not good.<p>Excessive exposure to blue light isn't great for our eyes, contributing to a slow loss of vision over the course of a lifetime.<p>Scientists …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

How to Make Friends, According to Science

To begin, don’t dismiss the humble acquaintance.<p>“What are friends for?” This isn’t a rhetorical question. Friendship is one of life’s most important features, and one too often taken for granted.<p>The human desire for companionship may feel boundless, but research suggests that our social capital is …

Psychology

A Lack of This One Molecule Might Be The Reason Millions of People Have Depression

The evidence has been building for decades.<p>People who live with depression have low blood levels of a specific molecule, new medical research has …

Stanford University

The Triangulation Theory May Explain Why Some Childhoods Are So Stressful

“Adults who experienced triangles in early family relationships can lack a clear sense of their own wants and needs.”<p>When a person in a committed relationship takes a secret second lover, it forms a love triangle. This new constellation changes the relationship between the committed couple, …

Psychology

A Stanford neurologist’s nine simple tips for quality sleep

The serious consequences of sleep deprivation perennially capture society’s attention. And, as kids head back to school, sleep and a lack of it are of particular concern.<p>Compared to historical norms, how have our contemporary expectations of sleep changed? What are the effects of inadequate sleep? …

Sleep

Scientists Just Found The Neurological Link Between Poor Sleep And Depression

This is big.<p>Research has long associated poor sleep with an increased risk of depression, but scientists have just identified the neural mechanism …

Neuroscience

3 Foods You Probably Eat That Are Dangerous For Your Brain According To Science

Seven years ago, Max Lugavere was sitting at the dinner table when he asked his mother to pass the salt. The simple request should have take a fraction of a second, but it took his mother three or four. Those were the first signs that something was wrong. Within a few months, he and his brother …

Nutrition

This Is The Psychological Reason Why Some People Are So Hard On Themselves

In her book <i>Edge States,</i> Joan Halifax explains that human beings are transformed when pushed to the boundaries of their understanding, comfort and capability. She attributes this in part to Kazimierz Dabrowski’s theory of positive disintegration, which is the idea that crises and stress are not just …

Psychology

Marijuana for arthritis: Latest research, patients’ experiences and best strains

Although arthritis is thought to be a disease of 65-year-olds and older, you’ll be surprised to learn that it can affect people of any age, and …

Pain

This Oregon Company Crafts Exceptional Tiny Homes Starting at $40K

Hunkered down during a week-long snow storm, three couples hatch a plan to build purposefully designed and expertly crafted tiny homes under the moniker Tiny Heirloom.<p>In early 2014, Portland, Oregon–based brothers Jason and Zach Francis were building traditional, stick-and-brick homes while their …

Living Rooms

Stress in Early Childhood Could Make The Brain's DNA Remap Itself

Your genes are not written in stone.<p>Our first few years of life play a crucial role in our brain's wiring. New research suggests our experiences …

Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why.

Americans are having fewer babies. At first, researchers thought the declining fertility rate was because of the recession, but it kept falling even as the economy recovered. Now it has reached a record low for the second consecutive year.<p>Because the fertility rate subtly shapes many major issues …

Child Care

Some People Spend Up to 4 Hours a Day Lost in Their Imagination

The condition is referred to as 'maladaptive daydreaming.'<p>“I have been lost in a daydream for as long as I can remember….These daydreams tend to be stories…for which I feel real emotion, usually happiness or sadness, which have the ability to make me laugh and cry…They’re as important a part of my …

Here's Why Older People Can Seem More Racist - It's Not Just Their Upbringing

"Back in my day..."<p>It's become something of a national meme in the UK that 97-year-old Prince Philip might say something culturally insensitive when …

Hitch Hotel has all the benefits of a trailer without the wheels

<b>Go car camping without having to relearn how to drive in reverse.</b><p>It’s summer, and people are on the road going camping. Some are pulling trailers or …

Calories and macros and BMI don’t count. Here are the numbers that really matter.

Health often seems like a numbers game. What’s your blood-sugar level? How many calories are you eating? And are you getting the right percentage of macros (or macronutrients)? The problem is that sometimes we track, count and obsess over numbers that don’t matter very much for our overall health. …

Diabetes

9 indestructible houseplants that purify the air

<i>9 Indestructible houseplants that purify the air, even if you neglect them.</i>Houseplants that purify the air. Image by Clickmanis @ stock.adobe.comIt …

Why Reading Books Makes You a Better Person, According to Science

Researchers have found that people who read regularly are better off.<p>Books are good for people on so many levels. They can help you fall asleep, lower your stress through laughter or tears, provide an escape from reality, and offer exposure to perspectives different from your own. Here are three …

Three Things Caffeine Does In Your Brain

Whether we’re sipping it to get going in the morning or pounding it to stay awake later at night, our favorite psychoative drug is, as always, in high demand. Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day according to recent estimates—over three cups each on average—delivering a jolt upwards …

Coffee