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A day in the life of 'the happiest man in the world' - a Buddhist monk who wakes at dawn to watch the sunrise, owns only a few pieces of clothing, and spends hours wishing happiness for others

A day in the life of 'the happiest man in the world' - a Buddhist monk who wakes at dawn to watch the sunrise, owns only a few pieces of clothing, and spends hours wishing happiness for others

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Jim Brandenburg via Shechen Archive Matthieu Ricard is a Tibetan Buddhist monk and Dalai Lama associate who became globally renowned for his bestselling books and popular...
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Trump's doctor says he can eat KFC and McDonald's and still be in great shape because God gave him 'incredible genes'

Trump's doctor says he can eat KFC and McDonald's and still be in great shape because God gave him 'incredible genes'

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President Donald Trump at Geno's Steaks in Philadelphia. White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters on Tuesday that the president is "very healthy," despite his...
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Trump's doctor says he only sleeps 4-5 hours each night - and there could be a scientific reason why

Trump's doctor says he only sleeps 4-5 hours each night - and there could be a scientific reason why

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President Donald J. Trump's physician said on Tuesday that the president only sleeps about four or five hours a night. That's a lot less than the average seven or eight hours...
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DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Genome Medical launches genetic services for employers - Microsoft working on sequencing the immune system - Fitbit investment points to glucose monitoring

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Genome Medical launches genetic services for employers - Microsoft working on sequencing the immune system - Fitbit investment points to glucose monitoring

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Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, a new email providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by BI...
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Alcohol can damage your DNA and increase cancer risk, according to new research

Alcohol can damage your DNA and increase cancer risk, according to new research

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Adam Berry/Getty Images The body produces the chemical acetaldehyde when it processes alcohol. Acetaldehyde can break or damage DNA in blood stem cells - and when healthy stem...
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5 simple ways to slow down aging

5 simple ways to slow down aging

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Aging is largely your chromosomes' fault. That's what Nobel-prize winning biologist Elizabeth Blackburn discovered when she started exploring the world of the invisible...
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The story of humans' origins got a revision in 2017

The story of humans' origins got a revision in 2017

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Themba Hadebe/AP Scientists often presumed Homo sapiens emerged relatively quickly around a given time. Discoveries reported in 2017 point to an earlier evolutionary...
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The wildest scientific discoveries of 2017

The wildest scientific discoveries of 2017

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UC Santa Cruz/Carnegie Observatories 2017 was a year of discovery: NASA started using reusable rockets, patients started treating cancer using only their own cells, and...
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The US government is lifting a ban on engineering deadly viruses to make them more dangerous

The US government is lifting a ban on engineering deadly viruses to make them more dangerous

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CDC The NIH is ending a three-year pause on funding research into ways to genetically engineer viruses so they become more contagious or deadly. This sort of work is known as...
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What to keep in mind about your privacy when taking a DNA test

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Hollis Johnson Taking a DNA test to learn about your ancestry or health can be fun, but it requires the transfer of sensitive information: your genetic data. When sending in...
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The White House doctor said he chose not to perform a key measure of Trump's...

The White House doctor said he chose not to perform a key measure of Trump's physical fitness

Associated Press/Evan Vucci White House doctor Ronny Jackson said he did not perform a key measurement of Trump's physical fitness, despite his borderline-obese weight of 239... Read more ...

Guide To Royal Caribbean International Family Cruises

Guide To Royal Caribbean International Family Cruises

Shrek Character Breakfast on RCI Ships Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Passenger Studies Ship's Model - Freedom of the Seas Indoor Park & Atrium - Freedom of the... Read more ...

Carnival Triumph to Offer Diverse Inaugural Schedule in 2019-20 with Four...

Carnival Triumph to Offer Diverse Inaugural Schedule in 2019-20 with Four- to 14-Day Sailings from New York, Fort Lauderdale, and Norfolk

Carnival Triumph will operate a diverse itinerary schedule in 2019-20, with a wide variety of four- to 14-day departures from New York, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Norfolk, Va... Read more ...

Trump got a perfect score on a screening test for dementia and Alzheimer's...

Trump got a perfect score on a screening test for dementia and Alzheimer's - here's what that means

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters President Donald Trump's doctor Ronny Jackson said on Tuesday that the Commander in Chief is "fit for duty." Jackson said he scored 100% on a 10-minute... Read more ...

Les meilleurs endroits pour géocacher en Australie, selon Signal the Frog®...

Les meilleurs endroits pour géocacher en Australie, selon Signal the Frog® - Signal la Grenouille

Signal se rend en Australie en janvier avec un souvenir tout neuf dans sa besace pour célébrer le Australia Day - jour de l'Australie. Tout le monde est invité à se joindre à... Read more ...

Arkansas part of new U.S. Civil Rights Trail

Arkansas part of new U.S. Civil Rights Trail

A U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which includes over 100 attractions across 14 states, debuted this year to coincide with Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the 155th anniversary of the... Read more ...

Stay Close to the Curl at Costa Rica's Best Surf Spots

Stay Close to the Curl at Costa Rica's Best Surf Spots

Costa Rica is home to some of the best waves on the planet. Surfers travel from all over the world to the country's Pacific and Caribbean coasts in search of the perfect waves... Read more ...

Learn the business skills that every employer is looking for with this...

Learn the business skills that every employer is looking for with this online-learning site

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Learning... Read more ...

Volunteer Vacation: Best Voluntourism Experiences in Costa Rica

Volunteer Vacation: Best Voluntourism Experiences in Costa Rica

Voluntourism, or volunteer vacations, is a fast-growing travel trend. More than 1.6 million travelers are spending $2 billion on volunteer vacations each year. Opportunities to... Read more ...

A password for the Hawaii emergency agency was hiding in a public photo...

A password for the Hawaii emergency agency was hiding in a public photo, written on a post-it note

AP/Composite/Rob Price A false alarm was broadcast to Hawaii on Saturday warning of an inbound missile. In the days following the alert, people discovered that a photo taken in... Read more ...