The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science

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The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science
Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimers and what you can do about it Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question What do you do? At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new acquaintance will inevitably cling to him […]

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8 Outdated, Horrid Rituals Women Are Still Subjected To All Over The World

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8 Outdated, Horrid Rituals Women Are Still Subjected To All Over The World
Weddings, bat and bar mitzvahs, communions…they’re all ritual practices we’ve grown accustomed to. Rituals are created by societies to establish a sense of community and oneness. But not every ritual ends with a party and a cake. Even in 2016, there are still some cultures that continue to enforce ancient ceremonial practices — often at […]

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens Its important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking […]

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Never mind the bus pass: punks look back at their wildest days

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Never mind the bus pass: punks look back at their wildest days
What happens when you go from bassist to banker and punk rocker to priest? Ausaf Abbas, 55 Then: bass player, the Rock Against Racism campaign. Our name came from Margaret Thatcher, whod made an infamous comment about how Britain was in danger of being swamped by an alien culture. We interpreted that to mean that […]

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8 Outdated, Horrid Rituals Women Are Still Subjected To All Over The World

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8 Outdated, Horrid Rituals Women Are Still Subjected To All Over The World
Weddings, bat and bar mitzvahs, communions…they’re all ritual practices we’ve grown accustomed to. Rituals are created by societies to establish a sense of community and oneness. But not every ritual ends with a party and a cake. Even in 2016, there are still some cultures that continue to enforce ancient ceremonial practices — often at […]

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens Its important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking […]

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Which is the greatest Jane Austen novel?

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Which is the greatest Jane Austen novel?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is one of the greatest English novelists. On the 200th anniversary of her death, writers make the case for the novel closest to their hearts Hilary Mantel Jack and Alice and other juveniliaCharlotte Bront did not like Jane Austen because she thought she was mimsy, with […]

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12 Of The Most Contaminated Fruits And Veggies — You Probably Eat These Every Day!

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12 Of The Most Contaminated Fruits And Veggies — You Probably Eat These Every Day!
As kids, we had tons of reasons for not eating our fruits and veggies — they’re yucky, they look funny, they smell… Nowadays, though, we know that there’s no excuse. Fruits and vegetables are essential ingredients in a healthy diet, providing a plethora of vitamins and antioxidants that keep us living long and happy lives. […]

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What fathers do

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What fathers do
Some fathers do these things. Some fathers go to the Columbus Public Library used book sale in about 1980 and buy five big boxes of books on every topic. They place those books in a playroom and they result in a consistently relevant personal library for his kids. Every year they learn something new out […]

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The gift that keeps on giving: Give dad the subscription box of his dreams

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The gift that keeps on giving: Give dad the subscription box of his dreams
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. So its the Friday before Fathers Day and youre currently gift-less. Dont freak out. SEE ALSO: Get these Fathers Day gifts in two days or less Drop the gift idea and go for a subscription box. From geeky […]

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Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and other factors, coroner says

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Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and other factors, coroner says
Officials could not conclusively determine what caused the actors death in December Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors, but it was not possible to conclusively determine what caused her death, coroners officials have said. Among the factors that contributed to Debbie Reynolds, died the following day. Fishers brother, Todd […]

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Creating a Culture of Wellness

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Creating a Culture of Wellness
This webinar featured a self-assessment tool aimed at increasing an organization’s awareness of the key components of a wellness-focused culture. Learn more at samhsa.gov/integratedhealthsolutions.

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6 weird things your body doesand why

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6 weird things your body doesand why
Future site of some prune fingersImage: Getty Images Bodies are weirdlet’s just get that fact out of the way. Whether they’re giving life, sweating, or just existing, there are more intricacies about the human body than meets the eye. With so many things going on that we’ve accepted as a common occurrence, have you ever […]

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This hackathon wants to help destigmatize the sex tech industry

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This hackathon wants to help destigmatize the sex tech industry
In a pitch presentation that capped off hours of collaboration at New York’s first SexTech Hackathon, the subject turned to a decidedly unsexy scenario: Parents talking to their kids about sex. “How can we foster a safe environment at home for children having conversations about sexual education with their parents?” asked one of the hackathon’s […]

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Trump casually pre-games climate announcement with jazz band

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Trump casually pre-games climate announcement with jazz band
While the world anxiously waited to hear whether or not President Trump would pull out of the Paris Agreement, a jazz band outside the White House kept things chill AF. After much anticipation, Trump announced on Twitter that he would be making a statement about the country’s future with the major climate agreement on Thursday […]

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