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The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

If anyone can be called the boss in modern, anti-hierarchical parenthood, it’s the children<p>For modern families, the adage “food is love” might well …

A 7-day guide to the pursuit of happiness

It can take just minutes to break through a foul mood if you know the right tricks. Here are some scientifically tested methods to help you beat the blues.<p>In the drudgery of the everyday, it can be easy to become lost in boredom and self-pity. Yet some people seem remarkably resilient to life’s …

Happiness

Google's self-driving cars would've hit something 13 times if not for humans

New report shows when and why test drivers have to take the wheel<p>In the future, self-driving cars may allow us to ignore the road completely, but in the present, humans still need to be ready to take the wheel at a moment's notice. Google reports that in California between September 2014 and …

Interview: Capturing Subtly Hypnotizing "Living Moments" with Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg

Photography team Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg (of Ann Street Studio<i>)</i> spend their days perfecting the creative presentation of living moments known as cinemagraphs. Using high-end cinema cameras, they've pioneered this art form, which features still images that incorporate motion to tell a mesmerizing, …

Five Mysteries About Ebola: From Bats To Eyeballs To Blood

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa may be officially over — the World Health Organization made that momentous announcement Thursday, but more cases are likely to crop up and crucial questions about the disease remain unanswered. We asked Dr. Daniel Bausch, an expert on Ebola who is now working with …

Glow-in-the-dark hair illuminates your beauty routine

2015 was the year of wild hair trends. And we're starting off 2016 the same way.<p>From galaxy shades to pumpkin spice ombres to fiery locks, if it …

Hairstyling

What to Know About Zika Virus

The mosquito-borne illness is spreading through the Americas, and is linked to a serious birth defect.<p>On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel alert for Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, due to the outbreak of Zika virus in these regions and …

Public Health

Scientists Find Evidence for Ninth Planet in Solar System

The world, if it exists, would join the other eight (or nine, depending how you feel about Pluto).<p>A planet larger than Earth could be hiding in the cold, dark depths of the solar system. The presence of the planet, which would lie far beyond Pluto, is betrayed by the curious orbits of a handful of …

Universe

Inside NASA’s Plan To Radically Redesign How We Fly

A new wave of aircraft design is emerging–and NASA is helping.<p>It’s probably been a long time since flying amazed you. Air travel tends to feel like an inconvenience these days–not a miracle of engineering. This is partially due to market forces and security theater. It’s also the fact that aircraft …

Food poisoning expert reveals 6 foods he refuses to eat

The attorney, who's litigating suits against Chipotle after the chain's E. coli and norovirus outbreaks, was cited in an article by Health Insider from Bottom Line, outlining what foods he's cut from his diet.<p>Having won more than $600 million for clients in foodborne-illness cases, Marler says his …

Two Companies Are Racing To Build The First Hyperloop

But both say first large-scale commercial version will be built overseas<p>The Hyperloop might be the brainchild of billionaire inventor Elon Musk, but if it is to become a reality it will be one of two other companies that first brings the futuristic transportation system to the world, reports the</i> …

Rethinking the Calorie

The simple weight-loss formula—burn more energy than you consume—may actually be holding us back in the fight to curb obesity.<p>“For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that’s a real pain in the rear.”<p>Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he’s a technology director for a textbook …

Nutrition

Women Who Married Themselves Talk About How It Feels

More and more women are buying into the new-age trend, so we spoke to a few to see if marrying yourself really changes your life.<p>Last year VICE reported on the trend of "Sologamy," the practice of marrying yourself as a way of boosting or affirming your self-esteem. Reports were coming in of women …

Molly Is 16. Her Justin Bieber Is Bernie Sanders.

Meet Molly, a high school debater with one very serious ambition. The third installment of “16,” a BuzzFeed News series about ordinary people at the weirdest age.<p><b>The five teenagers</b> sit around the kitchen table of a condo in Seattle’s culture-rich, rich-rich Capitol Hill, preparing for tomorrow’s …

Why some cultures love the tastes you hate

Why do some cultures find one taste delectable and another disgusting? BBC Future investigates.<p>When I was visiting Shanghai, I learned to avoid a certain alley on my walk to the underground system. It always smelled incredibly, almost unbelievably bad – like there was an open sewer on the sidewalk. …

10 Easy Ways to Stop Eating So Much Sugar

“Eat less sugar” may be a short and sweet suggestion, but the USDA’s most recent dietary guidelines have gotten some pretty long-winded responses …

The Past, Present, and Future of Zika

Why it’s unique in the landscape of mosquito-borne viruses in the Americas<p>The mosquito-borne virus Zika didn’t come out of nowhere, but it kind of feels that way, given how rapidly it’s spread both through the Americas and through public consciousness over the past month or so.<p>And now, after an …

Public Health