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Dazzling Dendrites

Until the 19th century, the relationship between the function and the physiology of the nervous system was largely a mystery. Physicians believed in …

The Best Mouthwash to Keep Your Breath Fresh as Hell

GQ’s Best Stuff tested a bunch of mouthwashes, to see which ones gave us the healthiest mouth, brightest smile, and freshest breath. Here are the best of the best.<p>We've come to expect a fair amount from a mouthwash: It's gotta freshen your breath, kill harmful bacteria, and minimize teeth stains. …

The Best Toothpaste for Removing Stains, Fixing Your Breath, and Not Getting Gingivitis

For something as straightforward as oral hygiene, it’s difficult to find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs. From gum care to whitening to fresh breath, GQ’s Best Stuff rounded up the top pastes in each arena.<p>Consider this list of things that can go awry if you slip up on your oral …

27 Weird But Genius Products On Amazon That Solve Your Annoying Winter Problems

Wintertime is full of endless delights — reading by the fireplace, sipping hot cocoa, and playing in the snow like a kid. Unfortunately, however, the …

What is wabi-sabi? Here’s all you need to know about this interiors trend

Spring decor is all about wabi-sabi (and it’s not a type of sushi!)<p>Move over Hygge, Lagom, gezellig and Còsagach, there’s a new lifestyle trend in …

How to Kick Spots to the Curb Once and for All, by Dr. Pimple Popper

It seems that everyone I speak to right now is suffering from a complexion that has gone into meltdown. Whether it's caused by the changing season, …

Interactive Infographic: The Possibility of Smarter Schools - MIT Technology Review

Technologies Supplementing the Classroom<p><b>M.O.O.C.S:</b> More and more teachers are adding breadth and depth to their instruction with Massive Open Online …

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Science

Why This Type of Intelligence You Probably Haven't Heard of Might Be the Most Important

The most important type of intelligence, Robert J. Sternberg says, has to do with setting and accomplishing your goals.<p>It used to be that cognitive intelligence was the king of the hill in terms of importance. Then emotional intelligence showed up. But now Cornell University's professor of human …

MS Breakthrough: A New Potential Pathway To Repair Multiple-Sclerosis-Damaged Nerves Discovered

Increasing the cholesterol synthesis gene expression in astrocytes of the spinal cord could repair the damaged nerves in multiple sclerosis …

Multiple Sclerosis

Why Does Your Nose Run When It's Cold?

You can lose more than a cup of fluid per day through your nose.<p>About 50-90 percent of people get a runny nose when it's cold. We call this …

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

How the ketogenic diet with no exercise outperforms the standard American diet with exercise

Myths die hard—especially bad ones, it seems. In the last few months I’ve attended fitness classes in which the instructor told us that if we finish …

The strange interaction between brain injury and intestinal damage

The gut-brain connection is one of the more fascinating new areas of medical research. This intriguing two-way axis has been found to have numerous …

How Omega-3 Fish Oil Affects Your Brain and Mental Health

Fish oil is a popular over-the-counter supplement extracted from fatty fish like sardines, anchovies, mackerel and salmon.<p>Fish oil primarily contains …

Psoriasis could be prevented with artificial vanilla extract

An interesting new study has uncovered a compound that could be a candidate for the prevention and treatment of psoriasis: a synthetic form of …

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

Kellogg School

Could mouthwash increase your risk of diabetes?

It could be targeting good microbes as well as bad<p>Many of us use mouthwash as part of our oral hygiene routine, but a new study suggests that …

Why Asking This 1 Question in a Job Interview Increases the Chances You Get Hired

Employers want you to ask this question. Here's why...<p>Anyone who has been on an interview knows there usually comes a point at the end of the meeting where the interviewer says to the interviewee, <i>"Do you have any questions?"</i> You may be wondering whether it's OK to ask some. Or if you should just …

The Mistakes You're Making With Your Acne Scars — & How To Fix 'Em

Oh acne, the confidence-sucking mammoth of skin issues. It plagues the best of us. And, just when we finally think it's gone, a new problem — the …

I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Employment

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

Neuroscientists have discovered an important clue about how we push away negative thoughts

When an intrusive, unwanted thought comes to mind — something like, 'That interview went really poorly!' or 'I wish I hadn't said that!' — most of us are capable of simply pushing it away.<p>In people with psychiatric diseases like depression and PTSD, however, these thoughts can run wild, churning …

Neuroscience

Why the ketogenic diet may help fight diabetes, cancer

A diet extremely high in fat may not seem like the best way to lose fat. But there’s a growing body of research showing that the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet is not only good for weight loss, but also may help in preventing disease.<p>The ketogenic diet, or keto, relies on using your fat …

Nutrition

Dental notes: tickle your ivories with the latest in natural mouth maintenance

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5 health conditions you didn't realise your dentist could spot

Who knew?!<p>When was the last time you went to the dentist? Despite NHS guidelines recommending we visit the dentist's chair at least once a year, …

Head and neck cancer: Could oral sex raise your risk?

New research has discovered that smoking and oral sex are tied to an increased risk of developing HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer, which is a form …

Want to be a good friend? Close your eyes and listen

New research suggests that simply listening to someone talk, while not even looking at them, could increase "empathic accuracy."<p>The new study was …

Exfoliating is one the most important steps for...

Exfoliating is one the most important steps for maintaining healthy skin and we’re here to explain why & how to do it. Learn the difference between …

Skin Care

Why women secretly turn up the heating

Forget negotiations over who takes out the bin, new research suggests that the ideal home temperature is the vexed question most likely to split households down gender lines.<p>A study found that one third of couples dispute this issue and that four in 10 women covertly turn up the heating behind …