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Why You Should Stop Being So Hard on Yourself

“We’re all our own worst critics.” Ever heard that one before?<p>Yes, it’s an obnoxious cliché, but it’s not just self-help fluff. Evolutionary psychologists have studied our natural “negativity bias,” which is that instinct in us all that makes negative experiences seem more significant than they …

Mindfulness

'I found my call in life at that airport'

<b>When an entrepreneurial teenager got a job selling language courses over the telephone, he wasn't going to let the fact that he didn't have a phone stand in his way.</b><p>It was 1991 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the then 19-year-old Flavio Augusto da Silva had got the telesales position for a school …

Brazil

How goopy Are You: Vol. 1

We all deserve an easy routine that feels fantastic, actually works, and doesn’t expose us to toxins. GP’s been clean for years, and these are her …

Skin Care

Body clock linked to mood disorders

<b>Disruption to the body's internal clock may put people at increased risk of mood disorders, scientists say.</b><p>A clock ticks in nearly every cell of the body. And they change how the tissues work in a daily rhythm.<p>A Lancet Psychiatry study of 91,000 people found a disrupted body clock was linked with …

Sleep

Tutankhamun 'secret chamber' does not exist, researchers find

<b>Egyptian authorities have finished their quest to discover a secret chamber in the tomb of Tutankhamun - concluding that it does not exist.</b><p>Previously, officials said they were "90% sure" of a hidden room behind the wall of the boy king's famous 3,000-year-old tomb.<p>One theory suggested it could have …

Ancient History

How your diet could influence the age of your menopause

<b>A diet high in carbs could bring on an earlier menopause, a study suggests.</b><p>Eating lots of pasta and rice was associated with reaching menopause one-and-a-half years earlier than the average age of women in the UK of 51.<p>However, the University of Leeds study of 914 UK women, also found that a diet …

Holistic Medicine
The Brain

Why you may have been eating insects your whole life

<b>If you are horrified by the thought of eating insects, the bad news is that you have probably done so many, many times.</b><p>This is because one of the most widely used red food colourings - carmine - is made from crushed up bugs.<p>The insects used to make carmine are called cochineal, and are native to …

European Union

Peru child sacrifice discovery may be largest in history

<b>Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the largest single mass child sacrifice event in human history.</b><p>More than 140 children were sacrificed at about the same time in Peru's northern coastal region, about 550 years ago.<p>The discovery was made near modern-day Trujillo, which lies near the centre …

Archaeology

What I learned by living without artificial light

Linda Geddes decided to live for weeks in only candlelight – no bulbs, no screens. Along the way, she discovered simple things that everyone can try to sleep and feel better.<p>We spend a third of our lives either sleeping… or trying to get to sleep. But in the world of 24/7 living and artificial …

The Brain

Elderly dog helps save girl lost in Australian bush

<b>Australian police have praised a dog for remaining with a three-year-old girl as she spent a night lost in bushland.</b><p>The girl, Aurora, had been the subject of a large search after she wandered away from her home in Queensland.<p>She was followed by her family's 17-year-old cattle dog, Max, who is …

Kenya elephant conservationist Daphne Sheldrick dies, aged 83

<b>Kenyan elephant conservationist Daphne Sheldrick has died of cancer aged 83.</b><p>She helped save the lives of more than 230 elephants - many of which had lost their mothers to poachers or drought - by developing a milk formula and successfully rearing them.<p>Her Kenyan charity is world-renowned for its …

How ancient DNA is transforming our view of the past

<b>Prof David Reich of Harvard Medical School is one of the leading lights in the field of ancient DNA. His team's work has cast a new perspective on human history, reconstructing the epic migrations and genetic exchanges that shaped the people of different regions worldwide. Here he explains how this</b> …

Anthropology

Henry and Baloo: Dog and cat travel companions gain cult following

<b>Best friends Henry and Baloo have a lot in common - they have both been rescued and now enjoy long walks in the great outdoors. What makes them special to their many fans is that they are a dog and cat travelling duo.</b><p>Their unlikely friendship and hiking trips around the beautiful mountainous …

Home Genetic Tests May Be Riddled With Errors, And Companies Aren't Keeping Track

Before you sign up for a home DNA test, learn more from this couple's story.<p>Julie Kennerly-Shah and Summit Shah were dating back in 2016 when they decided to buy kits from 23andMe, the popular consumer DNA health and ancestry company. Like many customers, they were doing it to learn more about …

Molecular Biology

Macular degeneration: 'I've been given my sight back'

<b>Doctors have taken a major step towards curing the most common form of blindness in the UK - age-related macular degeneration.</b><p>Douglas Waters, 86, could not see out of his right eye, but "I can now read the newspaper" with it, he says.<p>He was one of two patients given pioneering stem cell therapy at …

Woman dies after having bee-sting therapy

<b>A woman has died after undergoing bee-sting therapy, a form of treatment backed by Gwyneth Paltrow.</b><p>The 55-year-old Spanish woman had been having live bee acupuncture for two years when she developed a severe reaction.<p>She died weeks later of multiple organ failure.<p>Researchers who studied the case …

'How the north Wales sea helped my migraines'

<b>After being diagnosed with chronic migraines which left her in terrible pain and mostly bed-bound, Beth Francis decided to try a holistic approach to tackle her pain.</b><p><b>The 26-year old from Beaumaris on Anglesey embarked on a challenge to swim off the cold north Wales coast for 100 days over</b> …

2017 Was Full of Inventions That Make Parenting Easier — Thank Goodness!

Every year, we look forward to <b>Time</b>'s Best Inventions list not only for a great read, but in hopes that it will reveal new and exciting ways to make parenting easier. The publication's 2017 list did not disappoint, offering a variety of groundbreaking finds that make everything — from sipping that …

Five animals that do our dirty work for us

Dogs and crows with unusual nine to fives.<p>It’s hard to pay other species for their labor, though they work endlessly to support human existence. None of the MGM lions ever garnered royalties for their famous roars. Honey bees contribute more than $15 billion to the U.S. economy by pollinating …

University of Washington

Tata Harper's Holistic Gift Guide Picks Will Help You De-Stress This Season

<i>This holiday season, POPSUGAR Beauty tapped some of our favorite influencers, including popular brand owners, bloggers, pros, and celebrities, to share the gifts they would like to receive or give. Find more gifting inspiration here.</i><p>When it comes to natural beauty, Tata Harper leads the pack. Her …

Emily Ratajkowski's Sexiest Dress of All Time Had Her Just Shy of Naked

It really wasn't hard to come up with a list of Emily Ratajkowski's sexiest looks. What was more difficult, however, was rating these 15 dresses from just plain sultry to out-of-this-world sexy. For you, though, we'd do anything. That's why we think you'll have a lot of fun taking a trip down …

The fateful life of history's most famous female spy

<b>On the morning of 15 October 1917 a grey military vehicle left the Saint-Lazare prison in central Paris. On board, accompanied by two nuns and her lawyer, was a 41-year-old Dutch woman in a long coat and a wide, felt hat.</b><p>A decade earlier this woman had the capitals of Europe at her feet. She was a …

The man who built a drinks empire... twice

<b>Greg Steltenpohl was a pioneer of the "whole foods" movement in the 1980s. But he almost lost everything after his first company faced a major corporate crisis.</b><p>After creating not one but two highly successful natural drinks companies, Greg Steltenpohl is "not one for regrets".<p>However, the former …

Magic mushrooms 'promising' in depression

<b>A hallucinogenic chemical in magic mushrooms shows promise for people with untreatable depression, a short study on just 12 people hints.</b><p>Eight patients were no longer depressed after the "mystical and spiritual" experience induced by the drug.<p>The findings, in the Lancet Psychiatry, showed five of …

Magic mushrooms can 'reset' depressed brain

<b>A hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms can "reset" the brains of people with untreatable depression, raising hopes of a future treatment, scans suggest.</b><p>The small study gave 19 patients a single dose of the psychedelic ingredient psilocybin.<p>Half of patients ceased to be depressed and experienced …

The Hottest Fashion Week Accessories — Straight From the Street

If you want to know the biggest trends for Spring, keep your eyes on the runway. But when you're looking for the coolest shoes and bags you can get on board with right now, direct your gaze to the street. Season after season, our favorite street-style stars lead by example with a fresh batch of …

Olivier Theyskens Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection

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Christian Dior Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection

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France's Macron signs labour reforms in law, defying protests

Mr Macron came to power promising to update France's enormous labour code<p><b>Emmanuel Macron has formally signed an overhaul of France's labour laws, a key platform of his presidency.</b><p>Thousands of protesters have condemned the reforms, which make it easier for companies to hire and cheaper to fire staff.<p>…