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Can Integrated Information Theory Explain Consciousness?

Understanding the biology behind consciousness (or self-awareness) is considered by some to be the final frontier of science. And over the last …

Consciousness

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

Tara Westover: ‘In families like mine there is no crime worse than telling the truth.’

Tara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days in rural Idaho with radical survivalist Mormon parents. She didn’t get a birth certificate until she was nine and had no medical records because her father did not believe in doctors. She and her six older siblings worked in her father’s junkyard. …

Books

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

Weight Loss

Why this top dermatologist swears by applying magnesium oil to skin

<i>People in the beauty industry get tons of goods to test out, so when someone spends their own money on something that they’ve run out of, you know</i> …

The Ultimate Anxiety-Busting Toolkit, as Laid Out by a Hypnotherapist

<i>Welcome to</i> <b>The Kit</b><i>, our new series where we ask experts from different fields which tools they think we need to succeed in life. We've already</i> …

In Carmel-by-the-Sea, a Quietly Elegant Cottage with Vintage Appeal

Currently admiring: a modest cottage in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, that looks as though it has always been there. With artful details such as …

Northern California

For Sale: An Ultra-Modern, Glass-Walled House with Insane Ocean Views

Follow a winding path through the woods in Carmel, California, and you’ll stumble upon something unexpected: A sleek concrete and steel structure …

10 Easy Pieces: Architects’ White Paint Picks for Kitchen Cabinets

There’s no doubt about it: The color of your kitchen cabinets matters. In most kitchens, cabinets comprise the single largest surface area, so they …

Prepare to Pamper Yourself With These 20 Incredible Beauty Products — All Under $20

If your skin feels tired and needs a pick-me-up or you're trying to combat that dull Winter complexion, try stocking up on beauty products that are refreshing and hydrating. You don't have to spend a fortune because there are many amazing and affordable brands to shop. We made it easy and rounded …

She was a Post columnist — and a heroic WWII spy

In 1941, Virginia Hall was a 35-year-old American living in London when she sent a cable to an old friend who worked at the New York Post. Europe was …

22 Incredible Drugstore Skincare Products You Need in 2018 — All Under $20

There's no easier way to pamper yourself in the new year than by indulging in a few new skincare items. Identifying a new product that can address skin imbalances can help put you on the right track. We rounded up a list of hydrating, refreshing items your skin will love. So whether you want to …

Skin Care

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

Books

These Natural Alternatives to Xanax Are Proven to Be Effective By Scientific Community

Anxiety has reached epidemic proportions in the United States with over 40 million people affected. Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 …

Depression

How To Get Fuller Eyebrows: 7 Products The Internet SWEARS By For Thicker Brows

Your eyebrows are arguably the most important feature on your face when it comes to beauty. They frame the face and can drastically change how you …

Scientists reverse genetic aging, memory decline in rats

As we age, memory function tends to suffer. Understanding and preventing this creeping deficit is a priority for many scientists. Now, a recently …

Weight Loss Soups: Healthy And Delicious Soup Recipes For Weight Loss | Women's Health

9 Soups To Make If You're Trying To Lose Weight<p>They're nutritionist-approved.<p>Getty Images<p>When it comes to weight loss, soup is your one-pot secret weapon—especially if you’ve just about had it with the whole salad scene.<p>After all, research published in the <i>British Journal of Nutrition</i> shows that, on …

Could This Controversial Condiment Be The Key To Ending Rosacea?

As a condiment, capers are divisive. Intensely salty and pungent, you know a caper when you bite into one — whether you meant to or not. But when …

A New Study Links Birth Control Pills and Breast Cancer—Here’s What You Need to Know

Yesterday, news broke of a Danish study linking current hormone-releasing birth control pills and IUDs with a small but noteworthy increase in breast cancer risk. After following nearly 2 million women in Denmark for a decade, scientists suggest the hormone progestin, widely used in today’s pill …

Women's Health

Best Carrot Cake

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Line 3 (9-inch) round cakepans with wax paper; lightly grease and flour wax paper. Set pans aside.<p>Step 2<p>Stir together first 4 …

Harvard scientists think they might have pinpointed the source of human consciousness

Human consciousness has been defined as awareness, sentience, a person's ability to experience and feel, but despite the important role it plays in our lives and making us who we are, we actually know very little about how consciousness works.<p>Scientists currently believe that consciousness is …

This New Fragrance Can Actually Put You in a Better Mood

I literally have been stopped three times this week and asked, "What is that scent you’re wearing?" And these were in no way come-ons—they <i>really</i> …

9 Anti-Aging Beauty Products That Deliver Instant Results

The beauty aisles are flooded with products that promise to do this and a little bit of that. But it's tough to tell what will really work or what's …

Our Mind Can Protect Us from Diseases: Researchers Find A Link Between Brain and Immune System

In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined …

3 Short (and Easy) Meditations That Are Designed to Help You Lose Weight

There's no one right path to weight loss. Some people respond well to a completely different diet, while others do better with a new fitness routine. …

Suspended – Medium

Want to write a bestselling novel? Use an algorithm

It’s the multimillion pound question that publishers and writers have been pondering for decades: what makes a bestseller? Attempting to write one could certainly pay off – the highest-paid author in the world, JK Rowling, has made $95m (£70m) in the past year, and the 10 highest-paid authors in …

Writing

The Homemade Ranch Dressing I Make More Often Than I Call My Mother

By Amiel Stanek<p>Anyone who says they don't like ranch dressing is a liar. And anyone who thinks making homemade ranch dressing isn't worth it hasn't tried mine. Also: I love you, Mom.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This</i> …

Cooking

Remodeling 101: Steel Window and Door Fabricators

We feature steel windows and doors so frequently on Remodelista that we shouldn’t be surprised at the number of sourcing requests we receive about …

The 8 Limbs & 4 Types of Yoga

The Spiritual Side of Yoga<p>Despite its amazing growth in popularity, many serious practitioners of the ancient art of yoga see it as nothing more than …