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Sleep 'cleans' the brain of toxins

<b>The brain uses sleep to wash away the waste toxins built up during a hard day's thinking, researchers have shown.</b><p>The US team believe the "waste removal system" is one of the fundamental reasons for sleep.<p>Their study, in the journal Science, showed brain cells shrink during sleep to open up the gaps …

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How To Wire Your Brain For Happiness

The secret to lasting happiness might be neatly summed up in a cheesy neuroscience joke: "The neurons that fire together, wire together."<p>"It’s a classic saying, and it’s widely accepted because it’s very true," neuropsychologist Rick Hanson, author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science Of …

11 Reasons You Should Drink Coffee Every Day

There really can't be any adult in this great big world that has never tried coffee. It's consumed everywhere, and judging by the amount of Starbucks locations in the United States alone, (in 2012, there were 10,924!) we <i>love</i> our caffeine.<p>And that's fine. In fact, there are many advantages to being …

10 Mistakes To Avoid When Purchasing a Laptop (list)

Whether it’s due to hardware failures, accidental spills or eventual obsolescence, every few years or so, we all need to shop around for a new …

Why Successful Authors Are Giving Their Books Away for Free

Hugh Howey, John Dumas and Danny Iny all have one thing in common. The bestselling author, top-ranking podcaster and profitable entrepreneur have a habit of giving their books away for free.<p>They are not alone. More authors than ever are offering free ebooks to their readers, either on a periodic …

Fitbit Force review

I’ve come to a sobering conclusion about myself: I’m not a very active person. Despite maintaining a gym membership and only the best intentions, I still prefer to read, watch TV, and play games. This is precisely why I’ve never invested in a fitness-tracking gadget — if I’m not moving that much, …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

China Smog Photos Show How Bad Its Air Pollution Problem Has Become

China has a serious smog problem. So much so that the northern city of Harbin, home to about 11 million people, was forced to cancel classes, close down the airport and suspend certain bus routes Monday.<p>According to The Associated Press, fine particulate matter readings taken in Harbin indicate …

The U.S. Public School System Is Becoming The Land of The Poor

In vast swaths of America, the conversion of the "public" school system into a separate and unequal educational system catering to the poor and …

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