Lifestyle Archive
  • »Happy Music Makes You Do Bad Things!

    Sat 18 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    By Richard Gray (BBC)
    From the distinctive opening “Whooah” to the recurring funky brass riff that follows each line of lyrics, James Brown’s hit song I Got You (I Feel Good) is a recipe for happiness.
    The iconic track is...
  • »Your Mind May Be A Quantum Machine

    Thu 16 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    By Philip Ball (BBC)
    "I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."
    The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum...
  • »Healthy Living: Scientists May Have Figured Out Why Olive Oil Is So Healthy

    Wed 15 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    A traditional Mediterranean diet with added olive oil may be tied to a lower risk of heart disease at least in part because it helps maintain healthy blood flow and clear debris from arteries, a Spanish study suggests.
    “A Mediterranean diet...
  • »Mega-Landslide Helps Explain How Life Reaches Remote Islands

    Tue 14 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    By James Badcock (BBC)
    Scientists have long puzzled over how animals reach remote islands in the midst of our vast oceans. There are plenty of possible explanations, but now it seems they may have neglected an essential element: landslides.
  • »The Psychological Power of Reclaiming Oppressive Language

    Sun 12 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s words ― used to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren this week as she challenged Jeff Sessions’ nomination for...
  • »People with This Condition Literally Feel What Others Are Feeling

    Sat 11 February / Feb 2017. 08:34 PM
    When you think of synaesthesia, you probably think of someone who “hears” colors or “sees” sound.
    But the brain’s unusual cross-wiring can take on some more surprising forms, too. People with mirror-touch synaesthesia,...
  • »Living Well: 13 Great Ways You’ll Find Stress Relief In Interesting Times

    Thu 9 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    Apparently we are cursed with living in interesting times. Whether politics, work, juggling 21st century life, or simply living in the social media age have you feeling stressed, you’re not alone.
    Above all, I’m about community and us...
  • »The World: Ancient Undersea Landslide Discovered in Australia

    Thu 9 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    Scientists have discovered evidence of a massive ancient undersea landslide next to Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
    The Gloria Knolls Slide is at least 300 thousand years old and 32 cubic kilometres in volume, or 30 times the size of Uluru, a rock...
  • »What If the Internet Stopped Working for a Day?

    Wed 8 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    By Rachel Nuwer (BBC Future)
    Jeff Hancock likes to give his Stanford University students weekend assignments that let them experience concepts discussed in class for themselves. Before 2008, he would sometimes challenge his students to stay off the...
  • »The Most Generous People on Earth?

    Mon 6 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    By Cat Perry (BBC Travel)
    In remote fishing communities across southeast Alaska live the intensely generous Tlingit (pronounced klink-kit) and Haida tribes, a nation of matrilineal Native Alaskan Indians that have called this region – along...
  • »Living Well: The Secret to Living a Meaningful Life

    Sun 5 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    By Christian Jarrett (BBC)
    Brian Little, one of the world’s leading experts on personality psychology, is renowned as a public speaker. If you watch his recent TED talk on personality, as millions of others have, you will see an engaging and...
  • »Healthy Living: Exercise as Valuable as Good Genes in Lowering Dementia Risk

    Wed 1 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    Everyone knows fitness is important, but it can be hard to measure exactly what role it plays in health. According to one new study, exercise may be as powerful an influence on disease risk as genetic predisposition ― at least when it comes to...
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