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I'm British, and I experienced the biggest culture shock when I started working in the US

America. The land of the free and home of the brave. Where your rights include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — except if your pursuit of happiness takes you away from your desk for a few days.<p>When it comes to paid time off, Americans are dealt a pretty unfair hand.<p>Two years ago, I …

20+ Rarely Seen Photos Of America In The 1950’s Show How Different Life Was Before

The 1950’s are often viewed as a golden era in U.S. history, a time of happiness and prosperity, despite the threat of nuclear annihilation, racial …

10 Vegetable Garden Plans & Layout Ideas That Will Inspire You

Are you ready to plant your garden, but are feeling a little unsure of how to lay it out?<p>Well, it seems everyone faces that dilemma each year. The …

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

FDA approves AI-powered diagnostic that doesn’t need a doctor’s help

Marking a new era of “diagnosis by software,” the US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday gave permission to a company called IDx to market an …

GABA: Here's How It Works In Your Brain + Why It's So Important

Have you heard about GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)? It's an important neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, which controls most of the …

'Good' cholesterol tied to higher infectious disease risk

What is typically referred to as "good cholesterol" is now facing closer scrutiny from researchers. A new study has found a link between a higher …

Night owls more likely to die earlier than morning larks, first study finds

Night owls, individuals who stay up late and struggle to get out of bed in the morning, are more likely to die sooner than morning larks, the first study into their death rates has found.<p>New research by the University of Surrey and Northwestern University in the US found that people who naturally …

A Modern Fairy Tale Told in 800 Square Feet: Sandeep Salter’s Family Apartment

Sandeep Salter knows a thing or two about creative living. The daughter of a choreographer (Darshan Singh Bhuller) and a dancer, Sandeep grew up in …

There's a new dilemma in modern romance: What to do if your date doesn't have MoviePass

MoviePass, the $10-a-month movie theater subscription service, has emerged as a cost-saving mechanism for millions of moviegoers — but it has some drawbacks.<p>Users have complained about delayed cards and subpar customer service, and that their accounts have been suspended without warning. But even …

Wealthy parents PLAY DEAD to trick son into believing 'hitman he hired' had killed them as cops foil 'assassination' plot

A 22 year old man's plot to 'assassinate his family' was foiled when police got his parents to play dead.<p>Russian officers have said they tricked the …

The hidden side to your personality

Many personality traits can be observed but there are other hidden forces that shape who we are.<p>We usually think of personality in terms of the differences we can see – Sarah is smiley and chatty, John frets a lot, while Noah is neat and tidy. These differences are fascinating, but if we focus only …

Psychology

Our Favorite Designers Reveal Styling Tips for Every Room

Regardless of your design aesthetic, styling a space requires the perfect combination of creativity and attention to detail. Here, a few of our …

How to Arrange a Living Room

The secrets for a perfect setup.<p>You know it when you see it. You feel it when you walk in. It’s an inviting space that puts the <i>living</i> in living room. To create one that’s comfortable, cohesive, functional, and anything but cookie-cutter follow this expert advice.<p>Think scale<p>When shopping for …

Want to live forever? You just have to make it to 2050

"If you're under 40 reading this article, you're probably not going to die unless you get a nasty disease."<p>Those are the words of esteemed futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson, who told The Sun he believes humans are very close to achieving "immortality" – the ability to never die.<p>Humans have been trying …

Here are the Best Paint Colors for Your Small Bathroom

(Image credit: Our Humble Abode)<p>When it comes to painting small bathrooms, it can be a real challenge to figure out how to make them feel both bigger …

A 9-Year, 105,000-Person Study Links Cancer to This One Food Group

Scientists have discovered that a person's processed food intake is one of the strongest predictors of cancer development—above age, sex, body mass …

Stress in fathers may alter sperm and affect behaviour in offspring

Stressed fathers may end up with changes to their sperm that could affect behaviour in their offspring, research in mice has shown.<p>Previous work by the team found that male mice who were exposed to a mildly stressful event, such as being restrained, produced sperm that was richer in certain types …

Neuroscience

The Best Ways to See Europe in Just 10 Days

If there’s one thing that Americans get shafted on (there’s not just one; there are loads), it’s vacation days. A 10-day trip will probably eat up a …

European Travel

It's better to be single, according to science

Give Tinder a break and take yourself on a date tonight.<p>Being single has a handful of benefits, scientific research has found. Alone time is one of them.<p>Single people are more likely to not only embrace solitude, but benefit from it, recent studies have suggested.<p>Bella DePaulo, a psychologist at …

Antidepressant Shows Potential as Treatment for Progressive MS

Research that used a systematic screening of generic drugs showed clomipramine as a promising therapy for progressive multiple sclerosis.<p>While people …

8 Lesser-Known Decor Stores if You're Bored of the Usual

If you've ever looked around your home and noticed that a majority of what you own is all from the same handful of stores, then read on, because this …

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

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Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason

We’d all like to be a little happier.<p>The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. …

Happiness

The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he realized school wasn't his future. Most of his classmates felt the same, of course, but Finman took action: He made a bet with his parents.<p>His parents promised that if he became a millionaire before his 18th …

If a man has these 9 qualities never let him go, scientists say

There are certain traits that the majority of heterosexual women look for in a man: kindness, GSOH, an understanding that the fight for gender …

Relationships

Catastrophic global warming less likely, study says

Dire warnings of underwater cities and drowning polar bears are less likely to pan out than once thought.<p>That’s an upshot of a new study in the journal Nature by top climate scientists, including a lead author of U.N. climate estimates.<p>The study’s conclusion says it is “renewing hope that we may …

Serial killer ground prostitutes into mince and sold them to the police who were hunting him

Robert Pickton was angry with himself as he brooded inside his jail cell.<p>He hadn't achieved his criminal goal and he blamed himself for being …

Inside the UK’s first sex doll brothel

The UK’s first sex doll brothel has opened – and it is quite something.<p>Lovedoll UK opened the service after realising their customer’s wanted to ‘try …

My 'sugar daddy' pays me $12,000 a month, and marriage is on the table

In our first interview with a sugar baby, 32-year-old *Crystal Milan discussed what it was like to treat being a sugar baby like a job. But obviously, some people do choose the romance side of sugar dating — like Milan's friend, Gail, who introduced her to the scene.<p>Here, we chat with the …