What the Color of Your Toenails Says About Your Health

What the Color of Your Toenails Says About Your Health

Every once in a while, you should take a good look at your toenails. You might joke about how your feet aren’t so pretty – especially if you’re a CrossFit junkie or get bruised nails from long-distance runs – but a less-than-desirable toenail appearance can actually be a sign of an...

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The curious ways in which the Sun influences our lives

The curious ways in which the Sun influences our lives

“The golden hour”: we tell you the secret behind the beauty of a sunset. The Sun is just one of the hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy. And it’s quite common by star standards: it’s not particularly large or bright. However, it is very special for us, because without...

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8 recommendations to raise a child genius

8 recommendations to raise a child genius

A study that lasted 45 years reveals how to help gifted children become successful adults. It was 1968 when Julian Stanley, a professor of psychometrics (the discipline that tries to measure and quantify psychological variables) stumbled upon a 12-year-old genius child. The boy was doing a computer science course at...

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Movie Review: ‘Venom’ – Worth marveling at?

Movie Review: ‘Venom’ – Worth marveling at?

KARACHI: There are multiple ways to take the people’s favorite formidable, intimidating super anti-hero and fail him with a boring film. Firstly, give him the least threatening antagonist in recent memory. Secondly, have three writers pen a script with no character development, interesting supporting characters or a consistent tone. Finally, and...

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The controversial “smart drugs” used to increase work performance (and its little known consequences)

The controversial “smart drugs” used to increase work performance (and its little known consequences)

Piracetam, phenylpiracetam, Adderall or Ritalin are some of the “smart drugs” used by students and workers. Honoré de Balzac was a great believer in the power of coffee over the brain. The French writer had an exhausting schedule: every night he went through the streets of Paris to have a...

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The placebo effect: An experiment to test whether our brain can really cure back pain

The placebo effect: An experiment to test whether our brain can really cure back pain

What power does our brain have over how we feel physically? Does taking a placebo, such as a pill that only contains ground rice, really help to cure back pain? Jim Pearce is convinced that yes. And there is a scientific reason that can explain why. When we first met, Pearce was...

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Whispering is apparently more rude than loud mouths – Here’s why?

Whispering is apparently more rude than loud mouths – Here’s why?

Whether at a ball game or in a board room, whispering in front of others is almost always inappropriate and generally makes others feel uncomfortable. There are times, however, when whispering is necessary in the workplace, such as if you quickly need to tell a coworker two buttons just popped...

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6 Tips: A vintage guide to better music listening

6 Tips: A vintage guide to better music listening

By the end of this post, I hope to inspire and challenge your music listening habits. There is much to be discovered through music – lessons to learn, inspiration for our work, a soundtrack for our lives. But do you slow down enough to really listen? I love music. Music has a powerful...

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What is the Mediterranean diet really?

What is the Mediterranean diet really?

There are no “superfoods” in the Mediterranean diet: it is the whole that brings health benefits. Surely you have heard that the Mediterranean diet is good for your health. But do you know exactly what it is and how it benefits your body? A typical Mediterranean diet includes many vegetables, fruits,...

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Fixing fitness dilemmas: Burning calories by walking or swimming?

Fixing fitness dilemmas: Burning calories by walking or swimming?

You know that exercise is an important part of weight loss and general health. If you’re trying to choose between swimming and walking, however, the decision can get confusing. Not all walking is the same, nor is all swimming, and although the number of calories you burn is important, you...

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