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I Stopped Eating Meat And Never Looked Back—Here’s Why!

Growing up in a typical, large Italian family, meat played a large part in not only our Sunday night dinners but also in our everyday lives. …

7 'Facts' You Learned at School That Are No Longer True

Don't get stuck in the past.<p>Over time, even facts we consider steadfast truths can change. People used to think doctors could forgo washing their …

Science Says Sleeping In a Cold Room Is Better for Your Health

Those who prefer to keep bedroom temperatures chilly while catching some shut eye may be on to something. According to an article written by Dr. …

We Might Have Finally Found The Trigger For Autoimmune Diseases

What makes the body attack itself?<p>Scientists have identified a chain reaction that explains why our own bodies can turn against healthy cells, …

Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years

A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American …

How Exercise Helps People with MS

Exercise, once taboo for people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, is getting a lot of attention by researchers across the globe.<p>In a study out of …

The solar eclipse might do some strange things to animals — here’s everything we know

The upcoming Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will shroud thousands of people in temporary, mystifying darkness across the continental United States. …

Here’s every total solar eclipse happening in your lifetime. Is this year your best chance?

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible from the contiguous United States. It’ll be the first to traverse coast to coast in nearly a century. There will be 69 total solar eclipses visible from somewhere on the planet in the next 100 years, but only a few will be visible from North …

Solar Eclipse

The Liver: A ‘Blob’ That Runs the Body

To the Mesopotamians, the liver was the body’s premier organ, the seat of the human soul and emotions. The ancient Greeks linked the liver to pleasure: The words hepatic and hedonic are thought to share the same root.<p>The Elizabethans referred to their monarch not as the head of state but as its …

Diabetes

Solved: Swimsuits for Every Body

Traversing the swim section is a lot less intimidating once you know (and embrace) what works best for your shape: There are bikinis, maillots, and …

Breakthrough in multiple sclerosis research as scientists discover possible cause of the disease

British scientists have discovered a potential cause for multiple sclerosis, in a major breakthrough that could pave the way for new treatments for the disease.<p>Scientists have found a new cellular mechanism which may cause the autoimmune disorder. Multiple sclerosis affects around 2.5 million …

Medical Research

The Science Of Cats

<i>Would you rather hear these stories in a 10-minute clip? Listen to our brand new audio digest here.</i><p>The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty …

Black Holes

We may finally know how Rorschach tests trick us into seeing things that aren't there

Debunked as a tool for psychoanalysis, Rorschach inkblots might still harbor some secrets<p>In China, the famed man in the moon is a bunny. Confused? So, it seems, are our eyes, according to a new study in the journal PLOS ONE. The study looks at why people see so many different images when we stare …

5 Powerful Buddhist Practices that Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

Have you ever wondered why Buddhists appear more peaceful and clear minded than the rest of us?<p>It looks like they experience less anxiety and stress …

Meditation

This Infographic Shows The Extraordinary Ancient Genes That Live on in Modern Populations

How many do you have?<p>It can be easy to forget that humans living on Earth today are the product of thousands of years of adaptation.<p>Without modern …

Brazil, Russia Get Top Marks in Emerging Market Survey

Combine the prospects for interest-rate cuts with their higher carry-trade returns and two countries stand out as the best bets this year in emerging …

Interest Rates

13 thrilling movies to watch if you loved 'The OA'

<b>•If you are a sci-fi mystery fan chances are you've already binge-watched Netflix's "The OA."<br>•If you loved The OA, you'll probably also like watching "Inception" and "Minority Report".</b><p>As much of a mess as 2016 was (though TBH, 2017 has been considerably worse so far), there was one consistent …

A celebrity trainer reveals the best way to burn fat — and it's shockingly easy

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• The best way to burn fat is by walking, not by doing intense cardio.<br>• The more intense the cardio, the lower the percentage of calories you burn from fat sources.<br>• More extreme cardio can also lead to more injuries and a larger appetite.</b><p><b><br>If you're looking to burn fat, ditch the</b> …

9 indie movies on Netflix that are *so* worth watching

Sometimes it feels like we’ve watched pretty much everything worth watching on Netflix. Like, we’ve spent <i>a lot</i> of time scrolling through the latest …

How to do Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Clean Beauty” diet for amazing skin

As anyone looking for a healthy glow knows, the wildly prolific (and true!) adage “great skin comes from within” isn’t just lip service. You’ve got …

Wellness

Best air-purifying houseplants, according to NASA

NASA recommends one air-purifying plant for every 100 square feet of space<p>While architects are raving about the benefits of plant-covered facades, you don’t need to entirely mask your building with greenery in order to get the same benefits. Starting in the 1980s, NASA scientists began to study the …

Bryan Cranston considers moving to Canada if Trump wins election

<i>Breaking Bad</i> star Bryan Cranston has vowed to pack up the RV and head north if Donald Trump is elected U.S. president next week.<p>The six-time Emmy Award-winner, acclaimed for his performance on the AMC television series as chemistry teacher Walter White turned drug kingpin Heisenberg, joked about …

Donald Trump

According to Neuroscience, These Are the 10 Most Relaxing Songs Ever

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

The Brain

How to Use Meditation to Visualize Your Goals

The power of the mind is astonishing and, when coupled with mindfulness-based practices like meditation, you can increase your ability to make leaps …

Motivation

12 Gorgeous Photos of Rose Gold Hair That Will Make You Want to Dye Your Hair Right This Second

Pink-hued dreams.<p>Just when you thought nothing could get cooler than having a rose gold iPhone, rose gold hair is coming in strong. #RoseGoldHair is the newest cool-girl hair color trend to blow up all over Instagram and I can't stop staring. If you're completely over denim hair, rainbow bangs, or …

10 Beauty Hacks That REALLY Work

I have always been a seeker of information and a collector of ideas. For most of my life it has been my habit to amass as many lifestyle and fashion magazines as possible. Even at the age of twelve I devoured them. As a teen I spent hours sitting on my bed with a notebook and pen, writing every tip …

Scientists say this surprising trait could make men more attractive to women

One of the most intriguing pieces of research we came across was a recent small study that found women tend to be more attracted to men who are high in mindfulness, which is the ability to be fully present without judging the difficult thoughts and emotions that arise.<p>For the study, a team of …

How spinal cord neurons know where to reach - Futurity

A new discovery helps explain how neurons can extend their axons to exactly the right place to form connections.