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The best idioms from around the world, ranked

<i>The following were sourced from</i> I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World <i>by Jag Bhalla (National Geographic Books, 2009).</i><p>25. Ear-nectar<p>Origin: Indian. Meaning: A sweet noise or sound.<p>24. Can’t stop being the owl.<p>Origin: Italian, French. Meaning: Can’t …

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Dying dog's bucket list adventure

When Gizelle, Lauren Fern Watt's 160-pound English Mastiff, was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, she decided to concoct a "bucket list" adventure for the pair to embark on.<p>“This dog wasn’t just my best friend - she was my roommate and confidant," she explained in an article for Yahoo! …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

40 quotes about life (for an optimist)

Top universities 'ignoring final A-level grades' in race to sign up students

Universities such as Lancaster and Birmingham are making record numbers of "unconditional offers" – places awarded irrespective of final A-level grades – in 2015<p>Leading universities have been accused of undermining A-levels by accepting students before they sit their final exams in a “desperate” …

College & University

5 Tricks For The Best Nap Ever

<i>By Barbara Stepko</i><p>Naps used to get a bad rap, conjuring up all sorts of unfortunate -- and unfair -- images of slackers, rambunctious kindergarteners in need of time outs and AARP members looking to rest their weary bones.<p>Not anymore. A 2013 Gallup Poll revealed that 40 percent of Americans get less …

Here Are 3 Ways To Get More Restful Sleep Tonight

It's no secret that sleep is crucial to our concentration, health and happiness. On the flip side, not getting enough sleep can lead to serious health problems over time, such as heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes and obesity.<p>Despite all the information we have about sleep, nearly half of …

Sleep Hack: The Perfect Drowsy Midnight Snack

Whether the cause of your drowsiness is stress, jet lag, or a booked social calendar, it can be a struggle to get enough sleep these days. Sadly, the effects of a sleepless night can go well beyond yawning. Weight gain, irritability, and susceptibility to illness are just a few issues linked to not …

3 Tips for Finding the Elusive Good Night's Rest

We've all been there -- you're in the thick of a project, or maybe you've just spent hours toiling away on Reddit or Facebook, and you look up at the clock only to see that it's already 2 a.m., or even later. Damn it. Another night where you're going to get to sleep much later than you ever wanted …

Sleep

7 Reasons To Turn Off The Netflix And Just Go To Sleep Already

It's 1 a.m. but the next episode of "Orange Is The New Black" is calling your name. What's so bad about one more hour of screentime, as long as you're "resting" in bed?<p>Turns out, quite a lot. Staying up late not only cuts into the amount of sleep you get each night, but that exposure to light at …

How To Tell If It's Time For A Nap In One Simple Chart

Naps are usually seen as one of two things: a glorious yet supremely rare luxury or a pastime fitting only of those under the age of three.<p>But when 40 percent of people get less than seven hours of sleep a night, napping becomes something else entirely: a crucial opportunity to pick up some extra …

This Is The Ultimate Bedtime Routine For Better Sleep

A bedtime routine might sound like something that's only necessary for the grade-school set, but following a nightly schedule can greatly improve the sleep of the biggest of kids adults, too.<p>Sleep experts recommend establishing a bedtime routine, both to calm and relax you as you get ready to sleep …