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How To Win At Chess? Here’s What Goes Inside The Head Of Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen

It has always been intriguing what goes on in the heads of chess players. The mystery has now been resolved, as research by CITEC at Bielefeld University studied player eye movements and facial expressions to understand what makes a winner.

Life & Style December 29, 2016

Cancer Patient Wins Free Pizza For A Year, Donates Winnings To Local Food Bank Instead

Food is always better when shared, especially during Christmas. This was particularly evident in Northampton as a cancer patient decided to share his year's supply of free pizza to those who need it more.

Life & Style December 26, 2016

Study Finds Getting Political Beliefs Challenged Lights Up Same Brain Areas Responsible For Personal Identity, Emotional Responses To Threats

There’s nothing like politics to get people riled up and researchers have discovered that getting political beliefs challenged fires up the same brain areas associated with personal identity and threat response.

Life & Style December 27, 2016

Close Peers May Influence How School-age Children Respond To Fear: Study

Children’s fear-related thoughts could be influenced by their best friends, reports a recent study. In addition, their peers could also influence the way the children deal and respond to such scare-related issues, noted the researchers.

Life & Style December 27, 2016

Behind Champagne’s Fine Taste: Bubbles Affect Aroma Release And Flavor Perception, Say Researchers

Champagne cheers occasions with its splendid aroma, fine taste, and magical bubbles. According to an expert, the neuro-physico-chemical process makes the bubbles, which are the real arbiters of the wine’s ultimate taste.

Life & Style December 26, 2016

Christmas Day and Christmas Eve 2016 Closing Hours For Stores, Banks, Post Office, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, And More

Last-minute shoppers will still have a chance to buy gifts before Christmas, as many stores will be open on Christmas Eve. Here’s a handy schedule for major stores and establishments come Dec. 25.

Life & Style December 24, 2016

Ikea To Pay Families Of Kids Who Died From Falling Dressers $50 Million

Owing to the tragic and wrongful deaths of three toddlers due to dressers toppling, Ikea has agreed to pay a total amount $50 million to the families of the deceased kids.

Life & Style December 23, 2016

Services Needed To Help Children With Autism Transition To Adulthood

Children with autism spectrum disorder face a lot of challenges as they transition into adulthood. Social workers can offer help by coordinating essential services for them such as college support and independent living.

Life & Style December 24, 2016

Welcome 2017 With A Bang! Where To Watch The Biggest Fireworks On New Year's Eve

These places around the world are ready to make an explosive welcome to 2017. Say goodbye to 2016 in style!

Life & Style December 25, 2016

Avoid Holiday Hassles With 6 Gifts That Require No Shipping

If you don't have the luxury of time to shop for a gift and you are worried over shipping delays, check out some of these gift ideas. All of these items do not require shipping so your loved ones will be able to receive them just in time for Christmas.

Life & Style December 20, 2016

Winter Solstice 2016: When’s The Shortest Day Of The Year And How Long Will It Last?

Dec. 21 will be this year's winter solstice, as Wednesday will mark the North Pole tilting 23.5 degrees away from the sun. It is also the first day of winter officially and will yield the longest night and shortest day of the year.

Life & Style December 20, 2016

Job Hunting In 2017? Here Are 5 Job Trends To Watch Out For, Says Glassdoor

As we draw closer to 2017, let's take a look at the job trends that could define the market next year and beyond. From automation to closing the gender pay gap, the job market is poised for change.

Life & Style December 25, 2016

America Faces Whipped Cream Shortage After Airgas Factory Explosion

A shortage of Reddi-wip whips stores ahead of the holidays, after an explosion at the company's factory. Although stores have a supply of the whipped cream, people are encouraged to purchase it as soon as possible.

Life & Style December 19, 2016

Off-Duty Firefighter Recognizes Symptoms Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Saves 30 In A Restaurant

An off-duty firefighter saved 30 people in a restaurant, after having detected signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. The gas is all the more dangerous as it is odorless and colorless.

Life & Style December 14, 2016

'Pokémon GO' Exercise Benefit Short-Lived, Says Study

The physical benefit one gets from playing 'Pokémon GO' is not so significant as previously implied, according to new research. After the first week of playing, people eventually return to their normal physical routines.

Life & Style December 15, 2016

Starbucks Rewards Program Getting More Personal To Offer Unique, Personalized Incentives To Each Customer

Starbucks is getting more personal, adding a personalized rewards program to offer incentives tailored to each customer. The Starbucks app already collects plenty of user data, so it might as well put it to good use.

Life & Style December 11, 2016

LED Display Lights Can Help Milk Taste Better: Study

Replacing fluorescent lights with LED lights on retail milk display outlets not only reduce energy bills but also improve the taste of milk and enrich the flavor profile. This was revealed in a new study by Virginia Tech researchers.

Life & Style December 7, 2016

C-Section Births May Be Influencing Human Evolution

Sometimes, babies and mothers need help during delivery. C-sections do a lot to improve the well-being of babies and mothers but researchers are saying the procedure also has a hand in human evolution.

Life & Style December 7, 2016

Joe Biden To Run In 2020? Outgoing VP Not Yet Committed, But Could Challenge Donald Trump For Presidency

Outgoing United States Vice President Joe Biden revealed the possibility of running for the presidency in 2020 to challenge President-elect Donald Trump. Biden is not yet committed to it, but he might prove to be a worthy challenger.

Life & Style December 6, 2016

Spiritual, Religious Experiences Activate Same Reward Circuits In The Brain As Love, Drugs And Music

Spiritual feelings activate the brain just the way music, love and drugs do, reports a recent study. Nucleus accumbens, a region that is involved in processing of rewards in brain was activated in participants’ brain during their strong spiritual experience.

Life & Style December 2, 2016

The Chainsmokers Not ‘Setting Fires’ On Streaming Charts After ‘Closer,’ But Why?

EDM pop duo The Chainsmokers have had a banner year so far, but their new single has stalled on the streaming charts. Why is ‘Setting Fires’ not living up to its title?

Life & Style November 30, 2016

Voting Machines Hacked? Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Sues For Recount As Trump Takes To Twitter To Blast Charges

Technology is once again front and center in the aftermath of the U.S. Presidential election. Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein has filed suit in Pennsylvania, demanding a recount on the basis that voting machines may have been hacked, altering the results.

Life & Style November 30, 2016

Your Choice Of Smartphone Says Something About You: Study

The first study to link a type of smartphone to a personality trait suggests that there are significant differences between users of different smartphones. The operating systems have something to do with it, too.

Life & Style November 28, 2016

Practice Makes Perfect: Learning By Taking Practice Tests Found To Protect Memory Against Stress

Learning by taking practice tests is a strategy known as retrieval practice. It was found to protect memory against the negative effects of stress.

Life & Style November 28, 2016

Black Friday History: What Was It All About Before Black Friday Turned Into A Shopping Phenomenon

Black Friday is a huge shopping phenomenon in our day and age, but the history behind the term is not what you might think. Many Black Friday myths try to depict how it all started, but what's the real story behind Black Friday?

Life & Style November 25, 2016

Black Friday Store Hours 2016: Opening And Closing Times For Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Staples, Kohl's, JCPenney, KMart, Lowe's, Macy's And More

There’s always a mad dash for stores when Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday come around because of the awesome holiday deals they bring. Make sure you know those store hours so you don’t miss out on anything!

Life & Style November 25, 2016

Hatchimals Are The Hottest Toys This Holiday Season: What Are They And Where Can You Buy Them

Hatchimals from Canadian company Spin Master are the hottest must-have toy this holiday season. There are five types of Hatchimals — magical creatures that hatch from an egg — which are in high demand with holiday shoppers.

Life & Style November 25, 2016

President-Elect Donald Trump Issues Thanksgiving Message To Nation Via YouTube: Watch And Read Full Transcript Here [Video]

President-Elect Donald Trump has recorded a Thanksgiving message to U.S. citizens. The statement, which calls for healing the recent divisiveness in the country, was issued via his transition team’s YouTube channel.

Life & Style November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Day 2016 Closing Hours: What's Open? What's Closed? Stores, Banks, Post Office, Target, Walmart, Best Buy And More

So what's open, and what's closed this Thanksgiving Day 2016? Here are the schedules of the banks, post office, stores and retailers such as Target, Walmart and Best Buy.

Life & Style November 24, 2016

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2016: What Time, Route, Performers Line-Up, Where To Watch

Macy’s Thanskgiving Day Parade 2016 is upon us! Here’s how and where you can watch the parade and who will be performing in the annual event.

Life & Style November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Day 2016 Origin: History Of Thanksgiving, What Is It All About And How Do People Celebrate

Thanksgiving Day is one of the most-awaited days of the year for many families. Let's checkout what this historic day is all about.

Life & Style November 23, 2016

Researchers Discover How To Recondition The Brain And Remove Specific Fears

Researchers have discovered a way to remove specific fears from the brain. The scientists employed a new technique in their research, which could become useful in treating patients with different traumas.

Life & Style November 24, 2016

Researchers Can Create A Sketch Of Your Lifestyle From The Molecules You Leave On Your Phone

A new study has said molecular traces found in the mobile phones can lead to personality profiling of the users to define personality traits including gender. They are useful not only in forensics but also for medical and environmental purposes.

Life & Style November 22, 2016

Kanye West Meltdown: Google, Facebook And Mark Zuckerberg Lied To You, Fake News Make People Feel They Lost

Another concert, another Kanye West meltdown. This time, the rapper went off about Beyonce, Jay-Z, the internet, the radio and how Facebook and Google lied to you, among other things.

Life & Style November 20, 2016

Dealing With Unruly Hair? Researchers Have Identified Gene Mutations You Can Blame For ‘Uncombable Hair Syndrome’

Researchers have found the three genes responsible for hair tangling in children. The genetic interaction causing this phenomenon was also identified.

Life & Style November 18, 2016

Sweden Now Has A Hotline Women Can Call To Report ‘Mansplaining’ Incidents In The Workplace

A Swedish company opened a hotline for a week in order to raise awareness about gender equality at the workplace. The project was highly successful.

Life & Style November 18, 2016

Australian Woman Gives Birth To Twin Girls Conceived 10 Days Apart

After undertaking hormonal treatment in order to be able to conceive, a woman from Australia got pregnant twice only ten days apart. The condition is called superfetation.

Life & Style November 17, 2016

What Are 'Ghost Gun' Kits And Why Are Florida Law Enforcers Worried About Them?

The increasing number of companies involved in the business of 'ghost gun' kits worries law enforcement representatives and human rights activists in Florida. The concerns are related to the lack of traceability of the guns.

Life & Style November 14, 2016

Nostradamus Predictions: Did The French Prophet Predict Donald Trump 2016 US Presidential Election Victory Would Lead To World War 3?

Nostradamus followers believe that the 16th century prophet predicted Donald Trump's win long ago and that the 'great shameless, audacious bawler' would wreak havoc in the world. The prophet reportedly foresaw that Trump's presidency would be the beginning of World War III.

Life & Style November 11, 2016

US Election Results: How Did Trump Win And How Did Clinton Lose

A number of factors contributed to the election of Donald Trump in the United States. How exactly did he win and how did Hillary Clinton lose?

Life & Style November 10, 2016

Hillary Clinton Presidential Concession Speech: 'This Is Painful, And It Will Be For A Long Time' [Read Full Transcript Here]

Hillary Clinton has conceded defeat in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Trump emerged victorious in a shocking upset of Clinton, who was expected to win.

Life & Style November 9, 2016

Donald Trump Becomes 45th President Of the United States: 'You Will Be So Proud Of Your President' [Read Full Transcript Of Victory Speech]

Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the United States, winning over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. As such, the Republican candidate has delivered his presidential acceptance speech.

Life & Style November 9, 2016

Election Day 2016 Referendums: Here Are The Issues Voters In Different States Will Be Voting On

Election season is nothing less than stressful, but it is finally here! Aside from voting a new president, American voters in different states will also cast their ballot on various issues such as gun control and legalizing marijuana.

Life & Style November 8, 2016

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