Why a healthy lifestyle could save your sanity

We know that adopting a healthy lifestyle, like not smoking, exercising regularly, and keeping our weight down, yields long term benefits. But a recently concluded 35-year study is showing just how extensive these health benefits can be — and not just to our bodies, but our minds as well. » 12/11/13 12:00pm 12/11/13 12:00pm

Lust for life: Breaking the 120-year barrier in human aging

In rich countries, more than 80% of the population today will survive past the age of 70. About 150 years ago, only 20% did. In all this while, though, only one person lived beyond the age of 120. This has led experts to believe that there may be a limit to how long humans can live. » 7/05/13 8:00am 7/05/13 8:00am

The so-called 'health foods' that are probably killing you

There are so many products on the market these days that are supposed to be good for us — much of it based on zero evidence. Here are 11 commonly touted "health foods" that are actually quite harmful. » 5/02/13 2:35pm 5/02/13 2:35pm

The Technique that Silicon Valley Geeks are Using to Hack the Voices…

Self-help schemes come and go, but a new framework has attracted the attention of a number of Silicon Valley techies — especially computer scientists and programmers. Called Internal Family Systems (IFS), it's an integrated approach to individual psychotherapy that breaks conscious thoughts into individual,… » 6/20/12 3:19pm 6/20/12 3:19pm

Why eating like we did 20,000 years ago may be the way of the future

When it comes to our eating habits, it's clear that we're doing it wrong. We may be in the midst of health crisis, but there are few practical solutions for dealing with it. » 6/11/12 7:40am 6/11/12 7:40am

Dinosaurs! DNA! Space Shuttles! 10 Things to Make With Your 3-D Printer

It'll probably be a few more years before 3-D printing begins revolutionizing the world of retail, but it's already making a sizable splash in today's DIY community. For around 1500 bucks, it's now possible to get your hands on a consumer-grade 3-D printer that's capable of churning out some pretty cool objects. » 5/14/12 10:00am 5/14/12 10:00am

10 Futuristic Places to Shop

The past decade or so has seen huge changes to the way we shop, thanks to e-commerce and online retail. But that's just the beginning. We're on the verge of a huge revolution in the way we shop, as physical retail spaces become more virtual, and smart businesses find more ways to get you the exact item you want, with… » 4/10/12 10:47am 4/10/12 10:47am

"Longevity genes," not healthy lifestyles, are what help you live to…

Do you have a family history of exceptionally long-living relatives? If you do, congratulations. A recent study suggests that you may be packing "longevity genes" that could allow you to eat, drink, and even smoke like the rest of us and still outlive us all, living well into your 80's, 90's, and beyond. » 8/03/11 12:21pm 8/03/11 12:21pm

The Neo-Medieval Habits of Tomorrow's Ruling Classes

In one of those quirky "lifestyles of the rich" stories, Fortune magazine recently highlighted Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg's new hobby: slaughtering animals for food. This bloody-minded pursuit has been popular among the young and privileged for years now. Though the "killing your own meat" movement is being… » 5/27/11 11:00am 5/27/11 11:00am

10 Ways To Turn Your House Into A Futuristic Fortress

You know you want a house that's self-aware, self-cleaning, and run by computers that anticipate your every need. Well, maybe the self-awareness is a little creepy, but the rest sounds just fine. Just think - in a century, you'll be able to press a button and rearrange your dining room into a dance floor, or morph… » 2/28/11 10:00am 2/28/11 10:00am

20 careers that will make the future less dystopian

The future is a beautiful place - and you can help make it that way, while picking up a paycheck at the same time. Here are 20 jobs that will help the human race avoid dystopia! » 6/30/10 3:30pm 6/30/10 3:30pm