Highly likable people avoid these 12 behaviours

23 January 2020
Highly likable people avoid these 12 behaviours

Be great to work with, not grating. Succeeding in business is hard, why make it harder with even occasional repugnant behavior? Time and again over my 30 year career I've...

How balancing 'warming' and 'cooling' foods could benefit your health

22 January 2020
How balancing 'warming' and 'cooling' foods could benefit your health

Many of us find ourselves trying to eat a more balanced diet with the turn of the new year, but here’s another type of balance you may want to consider:...

Avoid these five risk factors and live longer, study says

19 January 2020
Avoid these five risk factors and live longer, study says

How would you like to add 7 to 10 healthy, disease-free years to your life as you age? Try eliminating these five bad health habits: smoking, not exercising, being overweight,...

This is what happens to your body when you eat cucumbers daily

18 January 2020
This is what happens to your body when you eat cucumbers daily

Do you love cucumbers? Really, really love them, to the point where you eat them every single day? Cucumbers, after all, are one of those "just ok" kind of vegetables...

Black China: Africa's first superpower is coming sooner than you think

17 January 2020
Black China: Africa's first superpower is coming sooner than you think

Sam Hill It's midnight in a medieval palace in the oldest city in West Africa: Kano, Nigeria. A thousand years ago, this was one of the richest cities in the...

Eggs aren’t as bad as once cracked to be - Studies

17 January 2020
Eggs aren’t as bad as once cracked to be - Studies

Eggs are one of nature’s most perfect foods. Each egg provides all of the essential amino acids in the correct ratio. Plus, dietitians now consider eggs to be the “gold...

How healthy is Green Tea, really?

16 January 2020
How healthy is Green Tea, really?

There's no denying that coffee is the most popular caffeinated beverage to enjoy first thing in the morning — but it's also hard to ignore just how popular tea has...

To live nearly 15 months longer, drink this massively popular beverage - Study

14 January 2020
To live nearly 15 months longer, drink this massively popular beverage - Study

Tea, the most popular beverage on Earth after water, is also a wellness powerhouse. Studies suggest the drink has potential antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and even anti-cancer effects. Now, scientists...

Talk less. Listen more. Here’s how - Kate Murphy

12 January 2020
Talk less. Listen more. Here’s how - Kate Murphy

Lessons in the art of listening, from a C.I.A. agent, a focus group moderator and more. When was the last time you listened to someone? Really listened, without thinking about...

7 steps to ageing gracefully

12 January 2020
7 steps to ageing gracefully

We live in a time where there are more elderly people living longer than ever before. In fact, by 2050 the number of people aged 60 years and older is...

Why do we have fingerprints?

11 January 2020
Why do we have fingerprints?

In 1910, Thomas Jennings fled a murder scene, but he left behind a clue that would seal his fate: a perfect impression of his fingerprints in the drying paint of...

10 ways your parents' behaviours shaped who you are today

11 January 2020
10 ways your parents' behaviours shaped who you are today

If your parents constantly berated you for not making your bed, they were actually doing you a favor. Children who grow up doing chores take on more responsibility at work...

3 hours from alert to attacks: Inside the race to protect U.S. forces from Iran strikes

09 January 2020
3 hours from alert to attacks: Inside the race to protect U.S. forces from Iran strikes

Intelligence that foreshadowed the Iranian attack set off a tense, often confusing afternoon in the White House Situation Room. President Trump edited his speech addressing the nation on Wednesday right...

7 things everyone should know about Australia’s wildfire disaster

09 January 2020
7 things everyone should know about Australia’s wildfire disaster

Since September, 15.6 million acres of Australia have burned in one of the country’s worst fire seasons on record. That’s an area larger than West Virginia, and more than eight...

Lower your blood pressure by not eating these 5 foods

08 January 2020
Lower your blood pressure by not eating these 5 foods

A new study expands the evidence that the Dash diet can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Researchers found that the eating plan even helps adults under the...

Why Bush, Obama, and Netanyahu all refused to kill Soleimani

05 January 2020
Why Bush, Obama, and Netanyahu all refused to kill Soleimani

Christopher Dickey, Noga Tarnop, et al Until the Trump administration blew him away in Baghdad in the pre-dawn dark of Friday morning, Qassem Soleimani had made the very fact of...

How to eat your way to a longer life

05 January 2020
How to eat your way to a longer life

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury, infections and illness. It plays a vital role in healing the body and protecting you from viruses and bacteria. Without an inflammatory...

Don't abbreviate 2020. It's for your own good

05 January 2020
Don't abbreviate 2020. It's for your own good

2020 is finally here, and it's coming with its own set of challenges. Not only do we have to break the habit of writing 2019, when we really mean 2020,...

The one oil you should NEVER cook with, according to nutritionists

04 January 2020
The one oil you should NEVER cook with, according to nutritionists

Even people who pay close attention to their diet may not realize how important it is to choose the right oil when cooking. Specifically, some cooking oils can damage your...

What happens to your body when you drink expired milk

04 January 2020
What happens to your body when you drink expired milk

There are few things as universally disgusting as a whiff of rotten milk. No matter how much you might've been hotly anticipating that nice bowl of Rice Krispies, a frothy...

Is technology ruining travel?

03 January 2020
Is technology ruining travel?

Michael Bociurkiw With many of us unlocking our phones almost 50 times a day and devoting five hours of our day to screens, I suppose it was inevitable that revenue-hungry...

The real reason you have bad breath

03 January 2020
The real reason you have bad breath

Few things make us as paranoid as the thought that our breath could be in some way offending (or even turning the stomach) of the person we're speaking to. This...

Here’s what happens in the brain when we disagree

02 January 2020
Here’s what happens in the brain when we disagree

Summary: When people disagree, their brains become less sensitive to the strength of other peoples’ opinions. Source: The Conversation We’ve all been there. You are in the middle of a...

The reason why airplane seats are blue

02 January 2020
The reason why airplane seats are blue

While airlines can have varying levels of services and amenities on flights, some things remain constant. The food is generally not great, the bathrooms are cramped, and seating anywhere other...

Malaria-infected mosquitoes have a new secret weapon against insecticide

31 December 2019
Malaria-infected mosquitoes have a new secret weapon against insecticide

Malaria is still a major issue in many parts of the world, including West Africa. Health officials are doing their best to come up with ways of halting the spread...

Why sleeping well should be number one New Year's resolution for 2020

31 December 2019
Why sleeping well should be number one New Year's resolution for 2020

An expert revealed the eight reasons why sleep is good for your health She said it improves concentration, mood and stops you from getting sick Sleep also strengthens memory and...

How long is the sermon? Study ranks Christian churches

29 December 2019
How long is the sermon? Study ranks Christian churches

How long should a sermon be? The major branches of Christianity in the U.S. have sharply different traditions, with sermons at historically black Protestant churches lasting — on average –...

Intermittent fasting may help you live longer and improve health 

29 December 2019
Intermittent fasting may help you live longer and improve health 

While many fad diets, like keto, have been proven unsustainable or even, in some cases, harmful, intermittent fasting has by and large held up to scientific testing Intermittent fasting consists...

How renting an isolated cabin forced me to appreciate silence

28 December 2019
How renting an isolated cabin forced me to appreciate silence

Laura Delarato Afraid of confronting my own thoughts, I've always used noise as a means to distract myself. It’s 2 a.m. and I’m wired, listening to my own thoughts race...

Why your fingers swell up when you eat salty food

28 December 2019
Why your fingers swell up when you eat salty food

Ever eat a bag of chips or a bunch of mozzarella sticks, only to look down and realize your fingers have swollen to twice their normal size? It’s not your...

Christmas Day in a Christian-Muslim household

26 December 2019
Christmas Day in a Christian-Muslim household

Muslim-majority Burkina Faso has been hit by a wave of violence by militant Islamists in recent years. Christmas Eve saw more than 30 people, mostly women, killed in a suspected...

My patient almost died from a mistake I made. I apologized and it changed my life

26 December 2019
My patient almost died from a mistake I made. I apologized and it changed my life

Perfectionism is encouraged in the medical profession, and understandably so. If a doctor prescribes the wrong medication or skips a crucial step in surgery, the effect can be catastrophic. The...

Trump's impeachment shows the jarring effects of politics on the brain. Here's how

24 December 2019
Trump's impeachment shows the jarring effects of politics on the brain. Here's how

President Donald Trump's impeachment is historic. If you already have a political identity, it's unlikely to change your views. That's because of how the human brain works. We filter the...

Reinhard Bonnke: The man who changed the face of Christianity in Africa

22 December 2019
Reinhard Bonnke: The man who changed the face of Christianity in Africa

German-born evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, who attracted massive crowds in Africa during decades of preaching, is being mourned by millions of Christians across the continent following his death aged 79. Kenyan...

How talk of witches stirs emotions in Nigeria

22 December 2019
How talk of witches stirs emotions in Nigeria

In our series of letters from African writers, Nigerian journalist and novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani reports on the emotions that the topic of witchcraft stirs. All hell broke loose when...

Fat people add substantially to greenhouse gas emissions: This is how

21 December 2019
Fat people add substantially to greenhouse gas emissions: This is how

Obese people generate an extra 700 million tons of carbon dioxide per year than those with 'normal weight', according to a new study. Research from The Obesity Society has revealed...

Why is everyone obsessed with dating someone tall?

21 December 2019
Why is everyone obsessed with dating someone tall?

Sable Yong Maybe I’m new here, but I’ve been bopping around under the assumption that personal dating preferences range farther and wider than what most anyone can imagine. But if...

The perfect nap length (and why you need a nap daily)

21 December 2019
The perfect nap length (and why you need a nap daily)

Let's face it: napping is awesome! Anyone who tells you otherwise is simply not someone you need in your life. Napping, however, you most definitely do need in your life....

How to be hopeful: This is why optimism is a gift – even if all your plans fall through

20 December 2019
How to be hopeful: This is why optimism is a gift – even if all your plans fall through

Nina Stibbe The novelist and diarist refused to hope, until she saw how much her sister gained from it, regardless of the outcome I used to think mild pessimism a...

It’ll take 257 years for women to have all of the same economic opportunities as men, new study says

19 December 2019
It’ll take 257 years for women to have all of the same economic opportunities as men, new study says

Women around the world won't live to see a system that offers them all of the same work opportunities as their male counterparts, according to a new study. The World...