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US drug company hikes price of everyday vitamin pills by 800%

A US drug manufacturer has increased the price of a bottle of vitamins - a generic version of which can be bought for around $5 - by 800 per cent.<p>In …

Scientists Have Developed a Baldness Treatment That Helps Grow New Follicles

But there's a catch, of course.<p>There's a plethora of treatments for balding on the market. But what if you could regrow your own hair out of your own …

Looking to emigrate? The nine best countries to suit every need

Canada is calling. The country that boasts some of the most serenely beautiful landscapes on the planet, not to mention its achingly trendy cities, wants to welcome a million new residents through its doors over the next few years. So, what’s stopping you?<p>Well, New Zealand, for one. On the other …

How often you actually need to shower, according to science

When was the last time you showered?<p>If you're like most people, the answer is probably less than 24 hours ago.<p>There's no official protocol for how often to shower, but folks around the world — in countries like India, the US, Spain, and Mexico — all bathe about once a day (either with soap or …

This 2-minute rule will help stop you procrastinating

We talk a lot about science-backed methods for improving productivity and conquering procrastination. There are a lot of methods, hacks, and …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

If You Want to Build a Billion-Dollar Brand Like Apple and Coca-Cola, Change Your Marketing Strategy

Five tips to know when it might be time to move beyond product and into brand advertising.<p>Apple didn't become the most valuable brand in the entire world, worth $170 billion (total market cap: $814 billion), by talking about the processing power or pixel count of its computers. Instead, the company …

Marketing

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

10 of the best winter sports resorts in Europe for skiing and more

The winter sports holiday was famously born in Switzerland in September 1864, when a canny hotelier in St Moritz wagered a party of British visitors that if they returned in winter and the sun failed to shine more than in summer, he’d foot their bill. Statistically, he was on safe ground. They …

Skiing

I stopped trying so hard to save money — and doubled my net worth

I was working low-paying contract jobs doing fundraising and program coordinating for nonprofits, and didn't have the income for even the smallest of life's luxuries. (I'd often cast longing glances at my favorite expensive brand of Greek yogurt while in the supermarket.)<p>If I made purchases, it was …

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

How to Hack Your Brain (for $5,000)

EDEN, Utah — One morning last month a group of roughly 60 people, including doctors, C.E.O.s and internet entrepreneurs, gathered under a big white dome to hear the mission statement of their host, a 45-year-old man named Jamie Wheal.<p>As he paced back and forth in front of an altar bearing shiny …

Eight great tricks for reading people’s body language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn’t wanted to read …

Buying and selling maids online

<b>Migrant labour in Gulf countries has long been a subject of controversy, and the system that regulates it has now spawned a black market for domestic servants who are bought and sold online.</b><p>BBC Trending has discovered that dozens of private Facebook groups are being used to circumvent local laws …

Vitamin B6 and B12 Supplements Appear to Cause Cancer in Men

A newly discovered risk associated with common energy and metabolism pills<p>Energy. If you’re not taking vitamin B12, forget about having energy. As <i>The Dr. Oz Show</i> has recommended, “End your energy crisis with Vitamin B12.” The nice thing about sublingual pills is “you don’t need a doctor, you don’t …

99 percent of microbes in your body are completely unknown to science

Whenever you feel lonely, just remember: you're always carrying several hundred trillion friends with you. A dizzying number of microbes call the …

Biology

This Common Ingredient in Antiseptic Soap Is Messing With Your Cell Biology

Check the label.<p>A common class of antiseptic found in everything from mouthwash to spermicides has been found to impair the workings of our cells' …

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Cholesterol crystals are a sign heart attack is imminent, finds new study

Scientists have discovered a new symptom that could be a sign that a heart attack is imminent.<p>After examining materials that were blocking the …

The First Vaccine for Diabetes Could Be Ready for Human Trials in 2018

After 25 laborious years of scientific study, researchers in Finland have finally found a connection between viral infection and the onset of Type 1 …

Type 1 Diabetes

Two Babies Have Been Cancer-Free After Receiving Treatment Created With Gene Editing

A Novel But Promising Therapy<p>Cancer continues to be one of the major diseases that plagues humanity. Around the world, approximately 1 in 6 deaths is …

Cancer

The Way That Students Learn Today Is Wrong

<i>Futurism only supports products that we trust and use. This post is in partnership with Abundance 360, and Futurism may get a small percentage of</i> …

Angry Birds

Career mistakes to avoid: Never use these 10 red flag phrases on a resume or cover letter

Describing yourself in a cover letter or resume as a "well-seasoned team player" who is an "exceptional communicator" and is "results driven" could …

Employment

Health Check: what's the right way to blow your nose?

If you have a blocked or runny nose, chances are you’ll reach for a tissue or hanky to clear the mucus by having a good blow.<p>But is there a right way …

Sinusitis

How a Family of 2 Eats for $84 a Week in Walla Walla

<i>Welcome to Kitchn's</i> <i>Food Budget Diaries</i> <i>series, where we show you how people around the country spend money on what they eat and drink. Each post will</i> …

13 Tasty Ways to Eat Dates

For the longest time, I'd walk past the bags of dates at the grocery store and never take a second glance. It's not that I never liked them — I just …

Burger Recipes

• Memorial Day• <b><br>Burger Recipes</b><p>More variations on the classic than you'll know what to do with.<p>Grilling, Smoking, and Barbecue Grilled Black-Olive Burger With Japanese VinegarA rich, deeply flavorful, multicultural burger<p>Korean Grilled Korean Bulgogi Burgers With Kimchi Mayo and Pickled DaikonThe …

If You Hate Tracking Calories, This Will Make Losing Weight Easier

Counting calories and keeping portions small are helpful tools when trying to lose weight. Apps like MyFitnessPal and My Macros+ make it easier, but you still have to type each ingredient in, taking up precious time from your day.<p>Here's a tip from certified dietitian Leslie Langevin, MS, RD, CD, of …

New Drugs Found to Cause Side Effects Years After Approval

Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, a new analysis found.<p>The results covered all 222 prescription drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug …

These 24 cities pay the highest salaries in the world

Do you live in one of them?<p>Salaries are considered a taboo subject, rarely coming up in conversation for fear of creating awkwardness. It’s difficult …

How I Wake Up in Under 1 Minute Every Day

After decades of morning sloth, for 7 months I've gotten out of bed in under 60 seconds each day and loved it.<p>For decades, I'd take at least 20 minutes to get out of bed, often 40 minutes or more.<p>But since November, I've gotten out of bed in under 60 seconds, without fail, each day, at 6:15 a.m. …

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