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Low-carb, high-fat diets could knock years off lifespan, 25-year study suggests

Eating a diet which is low in carbohydrates could knock years off lifespan, a 25 year study suggests.<p>Food plans which replace carbs with protein and fat, such as the Ketogenic or Atkins, have gained popularity in recent years, and are often endorsed by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim …

Nutrition

What to know about empty nose syndrome?

Empty nose syndrome is a rare disorder affecting the nose and nasal passages. People with this condition will have normal-appearing, clear nasal …

The Top Countries Where You Can Retire on $150K

We count down our picks for the cheapest — and safest — countries for retiring outside the U.S., the places where even $150,000 or less in retirement …

Retirement

Draw a figure in under five minutes

Sketching a five-minute pose is a lot of fun because it offers just enough time to capture a strong sense of the pose, but not enough time to …

10 Outstanding Succulents

Succulents make amazing additions to a garden. Their shapes, colors, flowers and textures can add variety to any planting bed or container. They can …

DW's Health News: What does stress do to our eyes?

Did you know that stress can damage your eyesight? Or that the so-called good cholesterol isn't that great after all? DW brings you this week's …

CUTTINGS Specific Succulent Species - 10 Count

10 Cuttings Per Order - Choose From our various types of Succulent Cuttings<b>.</b><p>Types of:<p>Crassula Mini Pine Tree Tetragona Succulent Cuttings<br>Crassula …

Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Lack Basic Social Security Knowledge

In the dark about Social Security? Apparently, you're in good company.<p>Millions of retirees depend on Social Security to pay the bills, so much so …

Meet WSA Kids With Heart

Meet Kids With Heart of the Western States Affiliate and hear their heartwarming stories. Kids with Heart is a program that recognizes young local …

Medical Research

6 Stretches for Sciatica Pain Relief

Sciatic nerve pain can be so excruciating and debilitating that you don’t even want to get off the couch. Common causes of sciatica can include a …

Physical Therapy Exercises for Numbness in Leg

Experiencing tingling and numbness in the leg can be a symptom that something is placing pressure on your nerves. One common cause of leg nerve pain …

Yoga

Is premium economy worth the extra money?

Last week I was returning home on a transcontinental flight, and my seatmate noted that today's business class is yesterday's economy class. It seemed an apt observation, particularly since even the barest of amenities in economy or coach—a window seat, earphones, a pillow, a cold snack, added …

How to Plan an Entire Vacation in a Day

In honor of National Plan for Vacation Day, here's our guide to booking the perfect trip.<p>Calling all employees: Today is National Plan for Vacation Day, and we're giving you a handy guide to booking some much-needed time off. After all, according to Project Time Off (a movement dedicated to …

Google Flights

Convert your files to any format with ease

Have you ever received a file and found out that none of your installed programs can open it? Not every computer has the same programs, program …

Software

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut dispensing and gathering a myriad of information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the …

16 Optical Illusions Your Brain Will Refuse To See Correctly

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Your orange juice exists because of climate change in the Himalayas millions of years ago

According to a genetic analysis of almost 60 varieties of citrus fruits<p>Citrus trees migrated from the Himalayas to the rest of the world after sudden changes in the climate 6 to 8 million years ago, according to new research. As citrus spread, it changed, eventually bringing sweet orange juice to …

Time Dilation

Relative Velocity and Gravitational Effects on the Passage of Time<p>Time dilation is the phenomenon where two objects moving relative to each other (or …

2017 Holiday Tech Gift Guide: Games, gadgets and more top picks from our Geared Up podcast

It’s that time of the year. Thanksgiving is officially over, fall is giving way to winter and, like it or not, it’s time to hit the stores — physical …

Do black holes collapse?

These cosmic sink-holes do gradually shrink, but it’s impossible to get any more compact than a black hole.<p>The Schwarzschild radius (event horizon) …

Five Discoveries In Fundamental Physics That Came As Total Surprises

When you’re taught the scientific method, you think of a neat procedure you can follow to gain insight into some natural phenomenon about the Universe. Start with an idea, perform an experiment, and either validate or falsify the idea, depending on the outcome. Only, the real world is a lot messier …

DIY hydrogen (bubble) bombs

Think of them like mini H-bombs.<p>This month marks the 56th anniversary of "Tsar Bomba," a massive hydrogen bomb test that still holds the record for the most powerful human-created explosion ever. While I’m not eager to build a thermonuclear weapon in my garage, I do enjoy playing with hydrogen. So …

UC is handing out generous pensions, and students are paying the price with higher tuition

As parents and students start writing checks for the first in-state tuition hike in seven years at the University of California, they hope the extra money will buy a better education.<p>But a big chunk of that new money — perhaps tens of millions of dollars — will go to pay for the faculty's …

Retirement

Heading up the 395? Stopping to scope out the sights is time well spent

We've all probably done it. We load up the car and head north for Mammoth Lakes as quickly as possible.<p>I've finally learned that the 300-plus-miles drive mostly on U.S. Highway 395 can be as enjoyable, informative and enlightening as the time spent in that great mountain community.<p>And this time of …

Say NO to trade-ins: 6 tips on selling your vehicle for twice as much

Team Clark is adamant that we will never write content influenced by or paid for by an advertiser. To support our work, we do make money from some …

Selling

How to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse Without Glasses

You've surely heard by now that the moon will pass between Earth and the sun on August 21, creating a total solar eclipse that will cast a shadow …

SpaceX is planning to do something really cool today

<b>UPDATE: Aug. 14, 2017, 1:36 p.m. EDT</b> The launch and landing of the Falcon 9 rocket was successful. Read our post and watch the video of the …

How to Plan the Ultimate Stargazing Road Trip in Utah

If you live in a big city, chances are you’re estranged from stars. The arc of the Milky Way, Saturn’s rings, threads of twirling nebulae—all of it gets lost behind that dense hood of light pollution most of us are too accustomed to even notice. For true, blacker-than-black, great beyond–type night …

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity was Largely Ignored for Three Decades

An Underappreciated Idea<p>In 1915, Germany introduced chlorine gas into the ongoing horror that was World War I. It was the war to end all wars, …

11 Scientific Advances Of The Past 100 Years Gave Us Our Entire Universe

Exactly 100 years ago, our conception of the Universe was far different from what it is today. The stars within the Milky Way were known, and were known to be at distances up to thousands of light years away, but nothing was thought to be further. The Universe was assumed to be static, as the …

Universe