Valerie Leikina

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Venture Catalysts: The 36 Women Secretly Breaking Up Silicon Valley's Old Boys' Club

Silicon Valley

Want to Boost Memory by 20 Percent? Science Says Do This 1 Simple Activity

Time outside changes how active specific parts of the brain are, offering clearer, freer thought.<p>If you like to spend your break time with a quick jaunt around the corner to buy a coffee, nobody's judging. But according to science, you might be better off if you took time out of your day to get on …

Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using man-made DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria — and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins unlike those found in nature.<p>It's a step toward designer drug development.<p>One of …

Protein

Only 1 in 10 People Has the Right Skills to Manage. Here Are 5 Things That Person Does to Succeed (the Other 9 Rarely Will)

Research by Gallup has determined that managers with these skills frequently realize 48 percent greater profitability and 22 percent greater productivity.<p>According to extensive Gallup studies over two decades, one of the most important decisions any organization will ever make is whom to hire or to …

The best workout routine for losing weight — according to an exercise physiologist

The perfect exercise routine involves the right mix of cardiovascular and strength training. Heather Milton, a senior exercise physiologist at NYU Langone Health, discusses how to get in shape with the right balance. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>The exercises you want to choose to …

Exercise

The biggest myth about our brains is that they are "male" or "female"

Daphna Joel was already an established neuroscientist in 2009, when she chose to launch a gender studies course at Tel Aviv University. While preparing the class curriculum, she became deeply interested in the mechanisms through which gender is formed. Her research led her to an experiment by a …

Los Angeles

7 Weird Signs That Could Mean You're Really Unhealthy

Your body's got your back. Whenever something isn't <i>quite</i> right wellness-wise, your body will often try to send you a signal that a health hazard may …

If You're Willing To Do These 5 Things For Your Partner, You're Probably In Love

Love: An elusive feeling that is both different and the same each time you experience it. There are no universal rules for when and how love chooses …

Why I’ll Never Understand Why You Didn’t Want Me

I gave my all for you. I worried myself sick over you every time I knew you had a bad night or were feeling depressed. I dropped everything I could whenever I needed to to be there for you in whatever way you needed me to. I was loyal, connected, faithful, passionate, loving, and the person …

Relationships

Chances Are, Your Day Has No Hope if You Don't Do This After Waking Up

The way you choose to begin your day can have a big impact on your physical and mental well-being.<p>It's true--not all of us start out identifying as <i>a morning person</i>. Whereas some of our peers function as early risers, the rest of us hit the snooze button until the very last minute. We wake up in a …

Patients can be pretty good therapists to themselves

Seeking out the perfect therapist can feel as significant and difficult as finding a romantic partner. A study on the effectiveness of trained therapists versus self-help treatment, though, suggests that therapists are not as important as they seem.<p>A meta-analyses of 15 studies, published in this …

Depression

A psychotherapist shares 4 ways you can channel your anxiety into something positive

Everyone faces anxiety from time to time. We feel nervous when we're going to approach someone with an important question, or feel butterflies when we're about to give a presentation.<p>The sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience are normally thought of as hindrances to your performance, but …

Self-help

Trump's immigration policy poses risk to job market

President Trump is backing a legal immigration plan that could reduce the very thing the U.S. job market needs more of: Workers.<p>Trump endorsed a proposal this week to adoptan immigration system in which those seeking to come to the U.S. must have some degree of English fluency or advanced job …

Face-to-face therapy best to treat binge eating disorder

(Reuters Health) - - People should opt for face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy if they’re looking for the fastest way to address their binge eating disorder, suggests a new study from Germany.<p>Researchers found that while an internet-based self-help program did help people binge eat less …

Binge Eating

9 little things that people with anxiety quietly live with all the time

It’s probably hard to understand someone who has anxiety for people that don’t experience any at all. Sure, everyone gets a little nervous and on …

Science Says Anxiety Isn't the Problem. Your Response to Anxiety Is What Matters

Practice accepting anxiety rather than suppressing it.<p>What do you think about when you hear the word anxiety? Perhaps you imagine the sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience when you are about to give a public presentation. Or maybe you think about the times you have trouble sleeping …

Donald Trump Jr. and Russia: What the Law Says

WASHINGTON — The revelation that President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., agreed to meet with a Kremlin-linked lawyer in June 2016 after being promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton has escalated discussion about whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia’s interference in …

Run Outside, Because Your July Horoscopes Are Here with Ice Cream Truck Treats

Which sign will get the Choco Taco?!<p>It's sweltering out there, so this month, the Astro Poets are here with your July horoscopes paired with the perfect ice cream truck treat to cool you down.<p><b>Aries</b><p>Here you are in the middle of another summer thinking about how fast you can find new love. The only …

Summer 2017 Horoscope Aquarius: A Look at What's in Store for You

<b>20 January—18 February</b><p>What do you believe your gift to the world might be, Aquarius? If you had to choose just one thing to bring forward in this …

Aquarius, June 2017

It's a busy month for you, Aquarius!<p>It's Gemini season, Aquarius! Geminis have gotten a bad reputation on the Internet lately for their duplicity and their trickster nature; however, you are the rebel of the zodiac, so you don't give a shit what other people say about your fellow Air sign, the …

Know your worth: How to negotiate compensation at a startup

Have you ever felt you were worth more than you were being paid?<p>I hear you. And, I want you to know that you may never quite feel compensated for …

June 15: Your daily horoscope

<b>IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY</b><p>The most important thing for the coming year is that you steer clear of extremes in all areas of your life. A sun-Saturn link on your birthday means there is much you can accomplish, but also much you can lose if you let your passions rule you. Stay calm.<p><b>ARIES (March 21 –</b> …

June Horoscopes – BLARB

<i>We emerge from a catalyzing, dynamic, and intermittently unstable few months into the more elementally balanced astrology of June, pulling us more</i> …

Free Will Astrology

<b>ARIES (March 21–April 19):</b> If you chose me as your relationship guide, I'd counsel you and your closest ally to be generous with each other, to look …

Seattle

The Full Moon In Sagittarius Means The Hard Truth Will Finally Come To Light

Full moon, can’t lose<p>To state the cosmic obvious, when the moon is full it is in direct opposition to the Sun. When the moon is full in Sagittarius, it is in direct opposition to the Sun in Gemini. Behold, then, the events of the world—this political moment—when a powerful Sagittarius testifies in …

The five-minute trick that helps Instagram’s CEO crush procrastination

Kevin Systrom may be CEO and co-founder of Instagram—but he’s still susceptible to procrastination. And so the 33-year-old billionaire has come up with a simple trick to tackle the tasks he tends to put off. “If you don’t want to do something, make a deal with yourself to do at least five minutes …

Procrastination

The Handmaid’s Tale Has Its Very Own Runway Show Now

How do you dress for a looming dystopia? The buzzy young label Vaquera, a design collective comprised of Patric DiCaprio, David Moses, Bryn Taubensee, and Claire Sully, had some ideas of what the warped reality would look like at their <i>Handmaid’s Tale</i>–themed runway show at the Angel Orensanz …

These Are The Top Dividend ETFs

Last week I reviewed ten dividend ETFs. The objective of that exercise was to identify a core equity fund by using moderate dividend yield as an …

14 Foods That Sabotage Sleep

Do you have trouble sleeping? You may want to avoid these foods before bedtime.

Retirement

A 2-Minute Meditation to De-Stress and Feel Happier

Incorporating meditation into a chaotic day can be challenging. Who has time to sit down and clear the mind when you have a million other things to …