• Why eating breakfast before hitting the gym is so worthwhile
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    Krista Thurrott

    Why eating breakfast before hitting the gym is so worthwhile

    Breakfast fans unite: science thinks eating breakfast could make your workouts more effective.

  • This MIT scientist dressed her baby in a handmade cap and gown for graduation
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    Elise Solé

    This MIT scientist dressed her baby in a handmade cap and gown for graduation

    The MIT store doesn't sell baby-sized regalia — but baby Clara got a cap and gown anyway.

  • Oldest-Known Briton 'Cheddar Man’ Wasn’t Fair-Skinned After All
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    Dominique Mosbergen

    Oldest-Known Briton 'Cheddar Man’ Wasn’t Fair-Skinned After All

    DNA analysis of Britain's oldest complete skeleton reveals the first modern Britons had "dark to black skin" and dark hair.

  • Here's why younger siblings are their parents' favourite
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Here's why younger siblings are their parents' favourite

    And the reason why may come as a surprise.

  • Scientists may have discovered the cause of dyslexia
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    Jessica Ankomah

    Scientists may have discovered the cause of dyslexia

    If the findings are correct, the disorder could be treatable.

  • Eating meat apparently makes you more likely to be a snob (and racist, too)
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    Nisean Lorde

    Eating meat apparently makes you more likely to be a snob (and racist, too)

    Survey findings were published in the journal Appetite.

  • Science says this is the best age to get married
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Science says this is the best age to get married

    If you want your marriage to last you need to wait, but not too long.

  • Cleaning your kitchen sponge isn't preventing it festering with bacteria
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    Yahoo Style UK

    Cleaning your kitchen sponge isn't preventing it festering with bacteria

    Go to your kitchen sink and bin yours right now.

  • Most people will have a mental illness during their lifetime
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    Yahoo Style UK

    Most people will have a mental illness during their lifetime

    If you've struggled with your mental health before, you certainly aren't alone.

  • Scientists Say There’s a Right Way to Kiss
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    Elise Solé

    Scientists Say There’s a Right Way to Kiss

    A new study finds that people are hard wired to turn their heads to the right when leaning in for a kiss, and men are more likely than women to initiate.

  • Stressful Life Experience Can ‘Age Your Brain,’ Research Suggests
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    Ellen Manning

    Stressful Life Experience Can ‘Age Your Brain,’ Research Suggests

    We all know stress isn’t good for us, but according to new research, it can actually age your brain — and African-Americans are particularly at risk.

  • Even moderate drinking could damage your brain
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    Alice Sholl

    Even moderate drinking could damage your brain

    Should the study change our attitudes towards drinking?

  • The Weird Way Your Parents Influence How Many Colds You'll Get
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    Korin Miller

    The Weird Way Your Parents Influence How Many Colds You'll Get

    Catching a cold can seem pretty random: If you’re in the vicinity of someone with a cold, you might get it … or you might not, and the reasoning isn’t always clear. Now, scientists say how well your parents got along when you were a child may be a factor in your susceptibility.

  • The Science Behind Why Sports Bras Are Terrible
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    Alexandra Mondalek

    The Science Behind Why Sports Bras Are Terrible

    The $1.67 trillion global sportswear and athleisure market tends to focus on style and comfort, not on function. That leaves women without sports bras that support them.

  • Is toothpaste making our lips chapped?
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    Alice Sholl

    Is toothpaste making our lips chapped?

    Winter is always an endless battle between the elements and our dry, chapped lips – and however much lip salve or Vaseline we layer on, it feels like a losing one. According to a few Reddit users, the cause could be something (literally) under our very noses – toothpaste. Redditor dannelinflannel wrote that while chapped lips had been the “bane of my existence since my childhood”, she’d finally found the “magic secret” to cure her ailment.

  • A glass of red wine a day may actually help you get pregnant
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    Simone Olivero

    A glass of red wine a day may actually help you get pregnant

    A new study has found that, contrary to popular belief, a daily glass of red wine may actually boost your fertility. Published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endrocrinology & Metabolism, the study uncovered that resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine, lowers a woman’s risk of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), one of the main causes of infertility in women. Unfortunately, PCOS is a pretty common disorder among women of child-bearing age.

  • Here’s why you shouldn’t be drinking coffee in the morning
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    Marie-Claire Dorking

    Here’s why you shouldn’t be drinking coffee in the morning

    Nothing quite beats that first-thing caffeine fix. Research gathered by Ph.D candidate Steven Miller at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda and reported by Metro reveals that that the human body is on something called the circadian clock: a sort of 24-hour hormone cycle that is generally regulated by sunlight. At around 8 or 9 a.m., the day’s first dose of cortisol - a stress-related hormone that makes us feel alert and awake, in a similar way to caffeine – is released, then again between noon and 1 p.m., and then once more between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

  • Selfies can be good for your mental health, it turns out
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    Alice Sholl

    Selfies can be good for your mental health, it turns out

    Selfies have been getting a bad rep recently, with people saying that they’re ‘vain’, trigger low self esteem and are something that only ‘self-obsessed’ millennials like to do. The group was then randomly split into three, with one third being asked to take a smiling selfie at this time, another to take a picture of an object of place that made them happy, and the final group told to take a picture of something that would make someone else happy before sending it to the person. In other words, taking happy selfies is far from damaging for our self esteems - in fact, it probably makes us happier.

  • You’ve Probably Been Defrosting Your Food Wrong All This Time
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    Alice Sholl

    You’ve Probably Been Defrosting Your Food Wrong All This Time

    Susanne Ekstedt, a researcher at the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden in Gothenburg, says it’s best to thaw food in water if you’re planning to use it straight away. Ekstedt told the Metro: “This is something food scientists have known to be true for a long time now.

  • This Is Why There’s No Cure For Period Pain
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    Alice Sholl

    This Is Why There’s No Cure For Period Pain

    PMS: Loads of women have it. Considering how many women it effects, one would assume that the medical world is racing to find a cure for it so that we can all live happier, more productive, pain-free lives. Just to twist the knife, according to ResearchGate, there are five times more studies done on erectile dysfunction than on premenstrual syndrome. Considering that erectile dysfunction affects 19% of men, while PMS affects 90% of women, that seems outrageously unfair.

  • This Is Why You Have Blue Eyes
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    Alice Sholl

    This Is Why You Have Blue Eyes

    Like our hair colour or height, our eye colour is one of the first things we learn about ourselves when we’re little. The study by the University of Copenhagen found a genetic mutation which happened 6,000 to 10,000 years ago and determined the eye colour of all blued-eyed people today. Professor Hans Eiberg from the study told Science Daily that originally, everyone had brown eyes, but that a genetic mutation affecting a gene in our chromosomes “turned off” the ability to produce brown eyes.

  • Everything you need to know about Charlotte Tilbury’s new fragrance launch
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    Simone Olivero

    Everything you need to know about Charlotte Tilbury’s new fragrance launch

    All images courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury On Monday it was announced that makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury will be delving into the world of fragrance with the launch of her first perfume, Scent of a Dream. “I have been mixing my own ‘secret scent’ for years and have been fascinated by the idea that one’s perfume can attract others and also change the energy frequency of the people and environment around you,” Tilbury says of the scent.  “I believe you can use Scent of a Dream to create an emotional pathway with someone else’s energy centres: their brain, heart and sex receptors, igniting the senses.

  • Why We Won’t Be Trying The Latest Superfood
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    Marie-Claire Dorking

    Why We Won’t Be Trying The Latest Superfood

    Heck we were even prepared to chug down a cactus smoothie because health bods told us it would turn us into Elle Macpherson. According to a group of scientists based in India, we should all be sloshing cockroach milk on our morning cereal. The team of scientists, which was led by the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in India, has managed to unravel the structure of milk protein crystals produced in the guts of this certain cockroach species.

  • How Often Do We Actually Need To Wash?
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    Alice Sholl

    How Often Do We Actually Need To Wash?

    According to cosmetic dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting, yes – it can be: “Washing is important for personal hygiene and, psychologically, it feels good to be clean. Dr Bunting says that our skin has an outer layer of “natural moisturising factor and oils”, which repeated washing can deplete.

  • Are you too young to be using an eye cream?
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    Simone Olivero

    Are you too young to be using an eye cream?

    In fact, women were two times more likely to use a lip treatment or anti-aging cream on their face and neck than they were to use an eye cream. “There are four different kinds of eye issues,” she says. “ There are wrinkles and crows feet, dark circles, sagging, bags and puffiness.