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Are You Too Nice? You Might Be Making Your Life Miserable

Oddly enough, it's true.<p>There are plenty of reasons to be nice--even science says so.<p>A study from the University of Kent at Canterbury shows that being altruistic can actually increase your status in a group. Research from Harvard Business School's Amy Cuddy shows that leaders who project warmth …

Happiness

Native Americans Turn To 'Safe Stars' For Help With Sexual Assaults

On the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming, there's not a single trained sexual assault nurse examiner.<p>Northern Arapaho tribal member Millie Friday saw how devastating that lack could be when her own daughter was raped by a close relative. Friday was left with no choice but to take her …

Native Americans

In Maryland, A Change In How Hospitals Are Paid Boosts Public Health

Think for a moment about what would happen if you upended the whole system of financial incentives for hospitals.<p>What if you said goodbye to what's known as fee-for-service, where hospitals are paid for each procedure, each visit to the emergency room, each overnight stay? What if, instead, …

A Hospital Reduces Repeat ER Visits By Providing Social Workers

A Milwaukee hospital is trying a new approach to get newly insured residents to stop using emergency rooms as their main source of medical care and develop relationships with doctors instead.<p>The pilot project at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, the only hospital left in a mostly poor, black area of …

No, Native Americans aren't genetically more susceptible to alcoholism

Time to retire the 'firewater' fairytale<p>When Jessica Elm, a citizen of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, was studying for her master’s degree in social work, she frequently heard about how genes were responsible for the high risk of alcoholism among American Indians. But her own family’s …

Thanks, Obamacare: America's Uninsured Rate Is Below 10% For First Time Ever

For the first time in more than 50 years of surveys, the CDC on Wednesday reported that more than 90% of Americans — 90.8% of us, to be specific — have health insurance.<p>Until now, no major survey had <i>ever</i> found that the uninsured rate in America has hit single digits.<p>The data comes from the National …

Health Care

New Pill Will Let People With Celiac Disease Eat Gluten-Filled Meals Of Their Dreams

Bring on the gluten<p>All Hoon Sunwoo wanted was to drink a beer with his friend. But his friend has celiac disease, an autoimmune condition in which a person generates an immune response to gluten, a mix of proteins found in anything from pasta to soy sauce. The resulting inflammation limits that …

Better Food Photos With Natural Light

Photographer Jenny Woodward recently uploaded a fantastic instructional video to Vimeo on how to get better food photos with window light. The even …

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

Why Selfies Are Good for Girls

They may be the greatest visual feminist act since the famous bra burners of the '70s unsnapped and lit up.<p>Last month on a solo work trip to France I spent an afternoon sightseeing and politely rejecting multiple offers from members of the group I was with to take my picture for me. A mostly older …

The curious truth about belly button fluff

Some people have belly buttons devoid of fluff – while others must clean lint out of theirs every day. Jason G Goldman discovers why the fuzz is strong with some…<p>There are two crucial things you need to know about the lint that forms inside of belly buttons. The first is that it's referred to more …

Habitats

March 2015

On a Budget? 5 Ways You Can Still Travel the World!

<i>This is part of the #BorderlessTravels series - featuring tips on your upcoming trips.</i><p>The world is becoming more accessible, with airlines, accommodation and everything in between available at budget-friendly prices.<p>If you can sort through the droves of information, you can go a lot further for a …

10 futuristic gadgets for the early adopter

A few years from now, people might reminisce about a time when they watched movies on screens and manually closed their bedroom curtains.<p>We're in the …

Wearable Tech

The Obamization of Uber

How David Plouffe is tackling the biggest campaign of his life.<p>Uber had a PR problem last summer: The only thing expanding more quickly than its ride-on-demand business was its reputation as a price-gouging bully too casual about vetting its drivers. Streets around the world—from Paris to D.C.—were …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …