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Do You Have A Mellow Music Brain Or An Intense One?

Cognitive style linked to preference in pop music<p>You truly believe that Kanye is the best musician on the planet. Is it simply a matter of taste, or is something else going on?<p>Although there’s no doubt that music preferences change over time and are shaped by social factors like what our friends …

Psychology

Motorcycle running on Water can travel 310 MILES on a single litre

A water-powered motorbike with the ability to travel up to 310 miles on a litre of water is turning heads in Brazil.<p>The 'T Power H20’ motorcycle was …

Secret Teacher: private school students are great – it's their parents I worry about

As teaching goes, I have little cause for complaint. I work with sparky, engaged students in a small independent preparatory school. My classroom was once a grand family dining room. I read the tales of English author Julia Donaldson beneath its original cornices as the breeze comes through the …

Teaching

Why 5 is a magic number for losing weight and achieving your health goals

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”-Robert Collier, bestselling author and publisher of The Secret of the AgesWhy 5 …

Health

Yoga to the Rescue!

Why twisting like a pretzel can improve your riding—and how to do it right<p>Years of cycling had taken its toll on my flexibility, posture, core stability, and riding position. In the past, friends and colleagues had suggested yoga, but I resisted. Training to me was always about hard work and …

How Custom Skis Are Made

When college buddies Mike McCabe and Ryan Prentice took over Folsom Custom Skis in 2011, the Colorado-based company was producing 180 pairs of skis a …

How to Fit a Bike Helmet

Make these four adjustments for maximum protection<p>We see too many riders with a helmet game so sloppy they may as well leave the lid at home. Follow this advice for proper fit from Randy Swart, director of the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute in Arlington, Virginia.<p>1. Place the helmet on your head …

How to Age Gracefully, Clooney-Style: A 5-Step Guide for Men

There’s a reason guys like George Clooney and Robert Downey, Jr. manage to look better with each passing birthday: good genes. But they also have some of the country’s top skin advisors at their beck and call, providing them with tips on stopping time. We spoke with one such expert—New York City …

How to Fake Sickness on the Weekend and Avoid Going to School

1<p><b>Prepare to sacrifice your weekend.</b> Obviously, if you are faking sick on the weekend so you can avoid going to school on Monday, you will be busy …

Why Winter Days Darken Your Mood | Men's Health

<b>2. SIGNALS REACH YOUR BRAIN</b><br>Your ipRGCs shoot impulses up a tract to the brain's suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN)—your circadian clock. The SCN switches off production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Meanwhile, some impulses follow a different path and trigger the production of hormones that signal …

Why You Should Have Children Even Though They Will Probably Ruin Your Life and Make You Miserable

“It’s okay if you want to throw the baby out the window sometimes,” my wife says.<p>The new mom breaks down in tears and says, “Oh thank you, you’re the only person who’s said that!”<p>There’s a simple truth embedded in this conversation: Kids are great; kids are terrible; kids are the best thing in your …

What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be …

Why Samsung Design Stinks

Blame Steve Jobs Syndrome.<p>Kevin Lee calls it “Steve Jobs Syndrome.” As the former head of product strategy and user experience design at Samsung Design America, Lee watched as the $100 billion Korean tech giant wrote check after check to countless Western design firms to develop future products for …

Bring it, Apple Watch: The Traditional Watch Is Here to Stay

<b>“Switzerland is in trouble.” – Jony Ive</b><p>I’ve heard these words before. All watch collectors have. Back in the ’70s, the Swiss watch industry was under …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

Hell in the Hot Zone

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the …

Synonyms for the 96 most commonly used words in English

<b>Amazing</b> <b>—</b> incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary<p><b>Anger</b> <b>—</b> enrage, infuriate, …

J.K. Rowling Teases Fans With Cryptic Tweet

<b>Updated 12:40 p.m. ET</b><p>J.K. Rowling fans are not strangers to riddles and anagrams. The Harry Potter series’ villain created his name–Lord Voldemort–by …

Bringing Twitter to the Classroom

Social media can turn an awkward school discussion into an addictive debate.<p>Highlighting vocabulary words; underlining passages; drawing stars and smiley faces in the margins—these are the hallmarks of ninth grade English class. Students are encouraged to interact with the text, almost holding a …

Everything: You're Doing It Wrong

An incomplete list of all the things you are (apparently) failing at<p>Are you having a good day? Are you feeling rested, and happy, and ready to conquer the week ahead with your signature mixture of aggression and aplomb? Are you on top of your game, and thus on top of the world?<p>Then you might want …

11 Blazers to Get You Ready for Fall

One of the best ways to transition into the season is with a light jacket.<p>Fall is officially around the corner, and one of the best ways to transition into the season is with a light jacket. Here, our top 11 blazer options—double-breasted, beaded, or tweed.

Icebreaker

The winter of 2006 was snowless until it unleashed one of the biggest snowstorms in the city’s history. It snowed all day and night. I woke the following morning in my apartment on Eleventh Street and traipsed to the café on the corner to have coffee and look at the snow. A man was shovelling just …

The Power of Sleep

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The 100 Books Facebook Users Love

What titles most shaped the site's readers? Harry Potter, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Lord of the Rings—and the Bible.<p>A few weeks ago, I started to see a viral status being passed around my Facebook friends.<p>“List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way,” it begins. “Don’t take more than a few …

Cranky Guy: Why I Skipped the Toronto Film Festival This Year

The Toronto International Film Festival concludes this weekend, having shown more than 300 features, hosted many swank parties for Hollywood royalty …

See The 10 Funniest Faces of Past Miss America Winners

Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson (R) from Virginia reacts with first runner up Kelli Bradshaw (L) from North Carolina, a<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Reuters<p>1 of 10

Americans Can Adopt Vietnamese Kids Again After a Long Ban

The U.S. is set to lift a six-year ban on child adoption from Vietnam, albeit with certain restrictions from both sides.<p>American parents will …