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It’s time to rethink how much booze may be too much

Researchers are changing how they study the risks of alcohol — and it’s making drinking look worse.<p>A couple of drinks a day aren’t bad for you and may even be good for you.<p>Right?<p>That’s been the message — from researchers, governments, and beverage companies — for decades. And as a result, many of …

Alcohol

The (super enjoyable) Japanese secret to becoming a morning person

In an ideal world, your morning routine would <i>always</i> set you up for a kickass day ahead. But if you’ve got a packed to-do list, it’s all too easy for …

Ikigai

People Are More Drawn to Meaning in Photos Than Parts That Pop Out: Study

People’s eyes are more attracted to areas of photos that have more “meaning” than areas that “stick out.” That’s according to a newly published study …

Make money on YouTube: How to get richer by creating and sharing videos on the internet

YouTube sure seems like a good way to make a quick buck. After all, if Ryan, a now-famous 3-year-old toy reviewer, can build an audience in the …

Livestreaming

5 scientific secrets to handling a narcissist

You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are …

Narcissism

Evidence of Pangea's Breakup Found in Our Evolutionary History

Continents’ constant shifting is one of the first things you learn when you study the geologic history of Earth. South America fits into Africa like …

A Marine who coaches Fortune 500 execs explains why setting goals is a complete waste of time

Combat veteran Andrew Wittman was an infantry Marine for 6 years. Wittman is the author of "Ground Zero Leadership: CEO of You," and coaches Fortune 500 CEO's and top executives. Here, Wittman explains why setting goals can be a complete waste of time. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Setting …

The Perfect Morning Ritual, According to Science

Even if you're not a morning person.<p><b>By Eric Barker</b><p>A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point …

Happiness

The biggest reason you gain weight as you age has nothing to do with your metabolism

Stop blaming your metabolism.<p>If you're over 30 and have gained weight recently, chances are it has little to do with the complex chemical reaction that's responsible for turning food into energy in your body.<p>The real reason most people gain weight as they age is simple: they get less active over …

Scientists discover plants have 'brains' that decide when to sprout

Researchers are quickly learning that plants are far more complex than once thought. Not only has it been determined that plants are capable of …

Botany

Andrew McConnell's prawn and chicken dumplings with spiced vinegar recipe

The chef shares some of the dishes that have made Melbourne’s Supernormal restaurant so popular<p>I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t like dumplings. Incredibly satisfying to eat, they seem to appeal to every demographic. The combination of flavour and texture is important but the social aspect of …

Food & Dining

23 Struggles All Ambitious People With Depression Know Too Well

All of the dreams, none of the motivation.<p>By the way: Relatable posts are fine and good, but nothing beats getting the help you need. SO, here are some quick resources, just in case:<p>* You learn more about starting therapy here, since pretty much <i>everyone</i> can benefit from talking to a professional.<p>* …

Why You Should Always Put Weight Training Before Cardio

One of the biggest fitness questions is whether cardio should be done before or after you lift weights. Most advise to do it in whatever order feels …

The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine

Republicans are trying to cut health care spending. But hacking away at Medicaid, weakening coverage requirements and replacing Obamacare’s subsidies with a convoluted tax credit will not deal with the real crisis in American health care.<p>The Affordable Care Act was misnamed; it should have been …

Health Care

Developmental psychologists: Trump isn’t a child. Children behave better.

In a letter to the New York Times, two experts make the case that Trump shouldn’t be compared to children.<p>Political pundits have taken to comparing President Donald Trump to a toddler, with David Brooks at the New York Times most recently writing an op-ed titled “When a Child Is Leading the …

Donald Trump

The most effective full-body exercise you can do, according to Instagram's most famous personal trainer

<b>• Instagram's top fitness trainer Kayla Itsines revealed her go-to full body workout — a burpee with a push-up — in a recent interview.</b><b><br>• A burpee with a push-up is a great way to exercise the entire body if you're short on time.</b><b><br>• The sequence puts the abs, arms, legs, and core muscles to work.</b><p>If …

19 beautiful waterfronts you need to experience in your lifetime

Elon Musk on mission to link human brains with computers in four years: report

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices.<p>Neuralink is aiming to bring to the market a product that helps with certain severe brain injuries …

You Can Actually Train Yourself to Stop Stress Eating—Here's How

Be Mindful<p>Being aware that you have a stress-eating habit is half the battle. Numerous studies propose mindful eating paired with stress reduction as …

Worried You’re Not a Perfect Mom? Dove’s New Video Wants to Help With That

Bring on the tissues and waterproof mascara; Dove‘s out with a brand-new video. We can always count on the beauty brand to unveil campaigns that will tug our heart strings (we’re still teary-eyed over the Self-Esteem Project that nudged girls to redefine “flaws”), and its latest isn’t any …

How To Reshape Your Brain and Improve Your Life in Just 5 Minutes a Day

<b>Everyone from Google to the NFL is using this practice, and you should too.</b><p><i>How do you typically start your morning?</i><p>For many of us, starting off on "the right side of the bed" involves almost immediately checking a smartphone or email, and then diving headfirst into a day of hyper-connectedness and …

Using Mindfulness to Cut Through Illusion

People suffer because they are caught in their views. As soon as we release those views, we are free and we don’t suffer anymore. Mindfulness helps …

Mindfulness

Scientists Think They've Pinpointed The Group of Brain Cells That Respond to Meditation

A physical link between deep breathing and a calm mind.<p>For centuries, people have slowed their breathing to calm their minds. For some of us, this …

Is the East Riding England's most underrated destination?

As we drive eastwards, we pass places called Drain Lane and Sand Hole. Wetwang and Fangfoss aren’t too far away. Then, most intriguingly, there’s a road sign to Land of Nod. We turn right pretty sharpish to investigate. My wife and I are in East Yorkshire, ultimately heading for Spurn Point, one of …

10 of the best long-haul adventure holidays

Get out of your comfort zone with these trips to less-visited parts of the world, from driving down Jordan’s desert highway to tackling high peaks in Mongolia<p>The island-rich coast of Belize is home to one of the first guided lodge-to-lodge stand-up paddleboarding trips in the world. Guests paddle …

Standup Paddleboarding

I Lost 100 Pounds Trail Running With My Daughter

​Yusuke Kirimoto’s family used to tease him about his weight. Not anymore.<p><b>Name:</b> Yusuke Kirimoto<p><b>Occupation:</b> VP of operations at a translation services company <b><br>Age:</b> 44 <b><br>Height:</b> 5’10” <b><br>Weight Before:</b> 270 <b><br>After:</b> 170 <b><br>Start Date:</b> 2010<p>I grew up in the United States, but I’m from Japan. Every time I went back, my …

Fitness

5 Mental Biases That Are Keeping You Poor

Keys to overcoming these roadblocks to wealth.<p>Our brains are not naturally wired to make the kinds of decisions that lead to long-term financial …

Personal Finance

Earth's oceans are warming 13% faster than thought, and accelerating | John Abraham

Our new study improves estimates of the rate of ocean warming - a critical component of climate change<p>New research has convincingly quantified how much the Earth has warmed over the past 56 years. Human activities utilize fossil fuels for many beneficial purposes but have an undesirable side effect …

Climate Change

A.I. Can Predict Whether You Have Sepsis Before Doctors Even Know It

"We need fewer buzz words; we need systems that work."<p>Severe sepsis is an infection complication that strikes more than a million Americans a year, …

Machine Learning

Fit in 4: The 5-minute Pilates routine that carves your core

This is the perfect way to tone up.<p>Pilates is often seen as a soft option when you fancy taking it a bit easy but you’d be surprised at how effective …