Short-term, low-carb diets better for weight loss than low-fat diets

Trying to work out the best way to shift those extra festive pounds ready for the New Year? Well, look no further; Mayo Clinic physicians say that low-carb diets are slightly better than low-fat diets for weight loss in the short-term.

Ancient DNA reveals genetic legacy of pandemics in the Americas

Geneticists are exploring how disease introduced by European colonists shaped the evolution of indigenous peoples of the Americas

Why intelligent people can’t find happiness

Here are five most likely reasons why happiness seems to elude highly intelligent people.

The four types of friends according to the Buddha

Be aware of these four good-hearted friends: the helper, the friend who endures in good times and bad, the mentor, and the compassionate friend.

New Ebola vaccine provides 100% protection

An experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus was found to be 100% effective, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday 23rd.

5 brutal signs you’ve lost yourself in your relationship

Here are the 5 most pervasive signs you have lost yourself in your relationship.

How to raise a creative child

Many parents hope for their children grow to be artistic and talented. Even if you don't feel particularly creative yourself, it's easy to help your child grow up to be creative. 

6 signs you are wasting your life

Here are 6 signs that you might be wasting your life but you don’t want to admit it

You should do this exercise to make your brain work better

Engaging in regular weightlifting could actually make your brain work better and prevent dementia, concludes new research by Australian scientists.

Smartphones, tablets and weight gain in teens

Teens glued to their tablet, smartphone or computer for hours on end may be more likely to become obese.

Men prefer pretty while women look for financial stability

When it comes to looking for a lifetime partner men usually look more into the physical attributes of women and women look more into financial stability and future status.

14 signs that you unknowingly possess healing abilities

Here are 14 signs that indicate you have healing abilities.

5 signs that you’re an absolute sapiosexual

A sapiosexual is someone who is attracted to a person’s intellect way more than their body.

Highly effective antibody against HIV identified

After more than 20 years researchers determined that after many years of having acquired HIV some people develop highly powerful antibodies with great virus neutralizing action.

Community groups keep us mentally sharp as we age

According to a large, longitudinal study, being part of a community group could help prevent the cognitive decline associated with age.

6 science-backed tips for falling back asleep that actually work

Here are six scientifically proven tips and tricks that will have you back to sleep in no time.

5 ways to cultivate your inner strength

Whether things are going well or going poorly, the stronger you are inside, the more you accomplish outside. These five tips will make you powerful.

UVB exposure associated with reduced risk of nearsightedness

Higher ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation exposure, directly related to time outdoors and sunlight exposure, was associated with reduced odds of myopia in teens. 

3 tips to overcome social anxiety

The following tips for social confidence will help you feel more relaxed when out with others.

Vegetarian diets best for health and the environment

New position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics highlights the health benefits of vegetarian diets, claiming they can reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer, compared with non-vegetarian diets.

4 mindful ways to transform negative thoughts

Recognizing our thoughts and where they're taking us is the first step to changing our relationship to them.

Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin eases existential anxiety in people with life-threatening cancer

A substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for up to six months from a single large dose of psilocybin, the active compound in hallucinogenic "magic mushrooms".

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