Lifestyle Archive
  • »An Australian Tobacco Plant May Help Us Finally Eliminate Polio

    Wed 13 September / Sep 2017. 11:00 PM
    Plants are like a factory, powered by sunlight to manufacture food using carbon dioxide and water. Now, scientists have found a way to use a tobacco-like plant to create particles for a new polio vaccine.
    In a study published in the journal Nature...
  • »Andrea Bocelli: Music is My Daily Bread

    Mon 11 September / Sep 2017. 11:00 PM
    Israa Radaydeh
    AMMAN — Losing his sight at the age of 12 hasn't been a hindrance to success or adventure for Andrea Bocelli. Refusing to be defined by blindness, the passionate Tuscan opera singer sees all the beauty and suffering in the...
  • »Why People Think the Germans Are So Efficient

    Sat 9 September / Sep 2017. 11:00 PM
    By Giulia Pines (BBC)
    In summer 2011, I was working at a small Berlin travel agency and facing a conundrum: my clients literally held tickets to nowhere. Their planes would be taking off shortly, but their destination – Berlin-Brandenburg...
  • »How to Avoid Writing Irritating Emails

    Fri 8 September / Sep 2017. 11:00 PM
    By Alina Dizik (BBC)
    A couple of weeks ago, Danielle René caused a stir when she tweeted her preferred method of subtly putting someone down in the workplace by email: using the simple phrase "per my last email." Alongside her favourite...
  • »This Is The First Thing You Should Do When You Feel Unhappy

    Mon 4 September / Sep 2017. 11:00 PM
    Being unhappy isn’t pleasant. For most of us, when we feel unhappy, we naturally want to push those thoughts away or move on to something positive.
    But according to Mo Gawdat, you should do just the opposite: Confront those feelings when they...
  • »Palestinians Share Appetite for Traditional Food

    Mon 28 August / Aug 2017. 11:00 PM
    HEBRON — For a people struggling to establish their own state, traditional food is an important part of the national heritage, and for Palestinians in the West Bank that goes well beyond the standard hummus (chickpea paste).
    In Hebron, a...
  • »There’s No Such Thing As ‘Digital Natives’

    Sat 26 August / Aug 2017. 11:00 PM
    Author Marc Prensky coined the phrase “digital native” as a descriptor of someone proverbially born with a smartphone in hand.
    The prevailing thinking has been that older people have to “adapt” to technology, while...
  • »Men: Taking Vitamins B6 And B12 Could Increase Your Risk Of Lung Cancer

    Thu 24 August / Aug 2017. 08:29 PM
    People looking for an energy boost may turn to vitamin B6 and B12 supplements for help, but new research finds that men may be doubling their risk for lung cancer if they take it over an extended period of time — and tripling it if...
  • »Living Well: Spouse Criticism May Worsen Chronic Low Back Pain

    Mon 21 August / Aug 2017. 11:00 PM
    People with chronic low back pain may feel it even more sharply if their spouses are critical and unsupportive of their condition, according to a recent study.
    Women back-pain sufferers and those with depressive symptoms were the most vulnerable to...
  • »How Zadie Smith Taught Her 7-Yo Daughter that Beauty is A Waste of Time

    Sun 20 August / Aug 2017. 11:00 PM
    Author Zadie Smith has a way with words, even when she’s using them to implement rules in her home.
    The “Swing Time” author spoke at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Saturday, and revealed why she imposed a 15-minute...
  • »Time Management: Manage Your Time, Manage Your Life

    Sat 19 August / Aug 2017. 11:00 PM
    There’s this huge lie we tell ourselves that “we don’t have enough time”. There is some truth to do that because eventually one day we won’t have any more time, but right now (right this moment) we have time. There are...
  • »Living Well: ‘Coffee Naps’ Can Make You Much More Productive

    Sat 12 August / Aug 2017. 11:00 PM
    Coffee and naps are two things that people enjoy for many reasons, but their usefulness in elevating productivity levels make them particularly enticing.
    Considering the stimulant components of caffeine, pairing them together doesn’t seem...
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