Zeina Mhanna

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The Power of Pleasure

I recently made a shift that totally blew my mind and as a result I was given a beautiful gift representing support and encouragement, a night out dancing with my man, tickets to an amazing event, a beautiful card expressing love and recognition from Marie Forleo's team, an invite to another …

Brazil

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science

Steeping yourself in negativity has seriously terrible consequences for your mental and physical health.<p>Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel …

Happiness

These Meatballs Are Made Of Beef–But It Didn’t Come From A Cow

“Cultured meat” company Memphis Meats has just debuted a meatball grown in a lab.<p>Memphis Meats, a new startup in the San Francisco Bay Area, isn’t your typical meat purveyor. It doesn’t have any connections to ranchers, factory farms, or slaughterhouses. All it has is a small lab. It was in that …

Charted: China’s rapidly shrinking working-age population

The number of working-age people in China fell by 4.9 million last year, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics.<p>The record annual drop brings the number of people aged between 16 and 60 to 911 million, and illustrates a trend in which fewer young workers are entering China’s …

Demographics

Turns out “sound healing” can be actually, well, healing

Los Angeles<p>“I heard a gong for the first time 15 or 16 years ago,” says Jamie Ford.<p>She’d heard a gong strike before, obviously—“I’d seen the <i>Gong Show</i>”—but this gong, in a 2000 kundalini yoga class, was the first one she’d ever <i>heard</i>.<p>“I heard it and I was just—I went to another place,” Ford tells …

Naturopathic Medicine

4 Predictions For The Environment In 2016

More divestment, more clean cars–and more extreme weather.<p>‘Tis the season of prognostications in the media for 2016, but how can anyone make serious predictions in a world full of uncertainties and surprises (think Trump, Paris terror attacks, and Kobe Bryant’s retirement)? To guide my own …

Alternative Fuel

Western diets damage gut microbiota over generations, in ways hard to reverse

It may take more than a tub of yogurt to reverse the effects that a high-fat, low-fiber diet have wrought in the bellies of men and women in the industrialized world, says new research.<p>Indeed, the depletion of gut microbes that comes with diets deficient in fiber extend well beyond the lives of …

Biology

Airbus's new planes fight jetlag with special features

The new line of A350 XWB jets cost Airbus a $15 billion investment, and the planes are already headed to the skies as part of Qatar Airways' international fleet.<p>The effects of jet lag are exacerbated when the body's natural sleep-wake cycle doesn't match up with the sunrise and sunset hours of your …

Jet Lag

Top stories of 2015: Pluto, gene editing, a new hominid and more

It probably comes as no surprise that the New Horizons mission to Pluto takes the top spot in <i>Science News’</i> list of 2015’s most important …

Year in review: Not all bodies act their age

Age was all the rage this year, as headlines about a provocative study blared what many people already suspected: People grow old at vastly different …

Longevity

The 12 Basic Postures

Āsana is one of the eight limbs of classical yoga, which states that poses should be steady and comfortable, firm yet relaxed, helping a practitioner …

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children's genes

New finding is clear example in humans of the theory of epigenetic inheritance: the idea that environmental factors can affect the genes of your children<p>Ewan Birney: Why I’m sceptical about the idea of genetically inherited trauma<p>Genetic changes stemming from the trauma suffered by Holocaust …

The most beautiful theory

“ALFRED, it’s spinning.” Roy Kerr, a New Zealand-born physicist in his late 20s, had, for half an hour, been chain-smoking his way through some …

Woman Becomes Face of Suicide Bomber After Photo is Sold by ‘Friend’

Earlier this month, we shared how a Sikh man named Veerender Jubbal was misidentified as a Paris attack terrorist after someone maliciously …

9 Fascinating Facts About The Microbiome, The Trillions Of Microbes Hidden Inside Us

The still-mysterious ecosystem of bacteria living inside you determines an incredible amount about your health–and your personality.<p>“Bacteria are living things. They are not trying to hurt you. They are not trying to help you. They are just trying to stay alive, like the rest of us.”<p>So begins the …

Biology

8 Ways to Improve Your Brain Power

Don't you wish you had more control over your brain?<p>From idea generation and meetings to crunching numbers and copywriting, there are a lot of different situations in which more focus and improved cognitive function would prove beneficial. It would allow you to get more done in a shorter amount of …

The Brain

Why Wall Street talent is moving to Silicon Valley

Less than a decade ago, top talent was flocking to Wall Street — not just for the high salaries and lucrative bonuses, but also for the opportunity to work in a dynamic and fast-growing environment.<p>But now the tech industry, with its double digit growth, is setting a new standard on what the …

Blackstone Group

Authentic Leadership Rediscovered

Is becoming an "authentic leader" just an excuse for practicing a rigid management style? Bill George, who pioneered the idea, says critics don't …

The way we work now

2015-11-12T09:00:50.000Z<p>By: Mackenzie<p>The way we work now is changing rapidly: Self-employment is up, workers are putting their own money into what …

The funniest animal photos of 2015 revealed

The above image of a wild hamster, cheeks filled with food, expression of quiet determination writ large across its furry brow, has been named the funniest animal photo of the year at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>The hamster, or rather Julian Rad, the Austrian who captured it, …

Nikon D750

The Virgin Mary

By <b>Maureen Orth</b><p>Photographs by <b>Diana Markosian</b><p>Published November 8, 2015<p>It’s apparition time: 5:40 p.m. In a small Roman Catholic chapel in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the village of Medjugorje, Ivan Dragicevic walks down the aisle, kneels in front of the altar, bows his head for a moment, and then, …

Christianity

2 Ways Positive Thinking Can Change Your Life

Science backs it up - if you change your self-perception; you can change your life.<p>I have been fascinated for a long time about how our state of mind plays such a powerful role in our personal and professional lives.<p>Think of how recent studies have shown that standing in a "victory pose" or "power …

Self-help

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Genetics

Google will officially become a subsidiary of Alphabet today

When the market closes today, Google as we know it, in a small way, will be no more. Our long-time internet guide and companion will become a subsidiary of Alphabet, which is a holding company made up of Google’s founders, chairman, CFO and legal boss.<p>The shift has been a long time coming. The idea …

Entrepreneurship

Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

Cardiovascular System

Proof That the Human Body is a Holographic Projection of Consciousness

We will also specifically explore the exact mechanism behind this principle, and provide scientific evidence so let your rational mind be at ease.The …