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The two most dangerous things about air travel

Despite several high-profile crashes over the last two years, flying remains the safest form of travel. Data from the Bureau of Aeroplane Accident Archives show, with the exception of a minor spike in 2014 (a result of the Malaysia Airline crashes), plane crashes have fallen year on year over the …

Aviation

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Public Health

7 Reasons to Cook Your Summer Squash in the Slow Cooker

<i>Header image: Slow Cooker Summer Squash from CHOW</i>Summer squashes are a wonderful thing, except for when they’re overcooked into oblivion. Which is …

How To Live To 102

Doctors say that healthy habits will help get you to age 85, but how to live beyond that remains a medical mystery. We interviewed people in their 100s to find out how they did it. (Pictured here: Daisy McFadden, 101.)

Why we want food so much it hurts

Be it chocolate, cheese or chip shop curry, craving a favourite food is something we’ve all experienced. Why do our bodies suffer such serious pangs? Veronique Greenwood investigates.<p>There's nothing like the salty tang of beef-flavoured Top Ramen broth and a mouthful of slightly overdone instant …

Food

What Saddam Gave ISIS

Newly unearthed documents shed light on the foundations of the terror group—and the crucial role Baathists played in organizing and directing a …

When Cops Check Facebook

America’s police are using social media to fight crime, a practice that raises troubling questions.<p>In 2012, Brooklyn police officer Michael Rodrigues arrested a burglary gang, the Brower Boys, by adding gang members as friends on Facebook. The day of the arrest was like gathering the lowest-hanging …

Social Media

South Africa: 300 suspects arrested for anti-immigrant violence

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 300 suspects have been arrested in South Africa in connection with deadly attacks on foreigners that have forced thousands to flee, the government said Sunday.<p>"We once again unequivocally condemn the maiming and killing of our brothers and sisters from other parts of the …

Scientists find one awesome emotion that can make us healthier

Feeling awesome really is awesome!<p>It might be the emotional secret to good physical health, according to new study that sought to find links between …

How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done

As co-founder of Hotwire.com and CEO of Zillow for the last seven years, 39-year-old Spencer Rascoff fits most people’s definition of success. As a …

Emotional Intelligence

Marriage Matters: Setting boundaries that will help your marriage succeed

<b>Setting boundaries in marriage can be very hard emotionally. There are so many factors you have to consider. The question is, do you want your</b> …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

Why I Eat A Plant-Based Diet

The on-trend diet isn't a fad and it's way more sustainable than it sounds. Here's how I started eating more veggies and grains and loved every healthy second of it.<p>I started eating a whole foods plant-based diet nine months ago. I had gained 20-something pounds from a hormone-related health issue …

Nutrition

Watch Jack White, Drake and others live from Coachella this weekend

If you prefer to enjoy music festivals with actual bathrooms, a hot shower and no dust, you're in luck. Just like previous years, you'll be able to stream three days of live music from Coachella on YouTube this weekend (April 10-12). Don't expect to see the full lineup of artists, but with three …

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig most reliable for weight loss, study says

Dieters looking to maximize their chances for long-term weight loss should consider trying Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers, according to a new review of clinical trials.<p>People who used the Jenny Craig program lost 4.9% more weight after one year than their counterparts, who only got dieting …

The Perfect Office - Inklet, The Mighty Mic, Nikon 1 J5 Camera and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Furious 7 scores the 9th-biggest opening weekend ever

$143 million domestic crushes previous April record, and it did an additional $240 million internationally.<p>The summer movie season is off to a roaring start and Hollywood can thank Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Ludacris, and the rest of the <i>Furious 7</i> posse for it.<p>The latest (and far from final) chapter …

Diabetic Connect

Everyone loves chocolate, so it's no surprise there is a whole day dedicated to the superfood. While many chocolate treats can wreak havoc on your …

You Could Eat Fast Food After A Workout To Build Muscle

No need for fancy supplements<p>Whether you’re training for a marathon or pumping iron like Arnold, intense physical activity depletes your muscles’ primary source of energy, glycogen. There’s a whole industry of post-workout supplements designed to help your muscles bounce back as quickly as …

Inside Google’s Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course

How one of Google’s original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.<p>In 2006, Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan decided he no longer wanted to feel like a cog in the great machine, and set out to create a program that would train people to be more …

Emotional Intelligence

Labeling Negative Emotions In The Moment Can Help You Overcome Them

A new study has found that labeling negative emotions as you experience them can help you overcome them.<p>Researchers at UCLA recruited 88 participants …

Tanya J. Peterson | author

Apr 22<p>Earth day is a wonderful day because it’s about health. As a global society, we intentionally recognize the Earth and the good things it does …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

Michelle Obama, Race and the Ivy League

The education of a future first lady.<p>In 1988, a group of black students at Harvard Law School compiled a report designed to recognize the growing achievements of black students on campus and share their wisdom with newcomers. The longest essay in the 50-page newsletter was written by a 24-year-old …

College & University

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

To Pimp a Butterfly: Kendrick Lamar's new album is perfect

When I talk about Kendrick Lamar with people who follow hip-hop, there’s always a hushed exchange that takes place. "He could be it," one of us will say. "He could," the other will reply. Like a pitcher throwing a perfect game, it’s never spoken aloud. He’s only one album in. It would be foolish to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Sleep a lot? You might have a heightened risk of stroke, study says

There's no way to diagnose a stroke before it happens, but researchers say they've identified a clue to help doctors predict who's at risk – the amount of sleep they get at night.<p>Older adults who said they slept more than eight hours were 46% more likely to suffer strokes in the next decade than …

4 Great Ways to Overcome Resistance in Law of Attraction

Why do you need to overcome resistance to be successful with the Law of Attraction?<p>Let's suppose you created an intention to manifest something, …