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What Research Says Happiness Really Is

There’s a lot of philosophical debate over what it actually means to “be happy,” but if you’re looking for concrete answers, it can leave you wanting. Here’s what scientific research says happiness is, and — perhaps more importantly — what it isn’t.

Stop Worrying About 'Chemicals' In Your Food

The word “chemicals” strikes fear into a lot of people’s minds, especially when it has to do with the things they put in their body. Everything you eat, however, is composed of chemicals, and there’s really nothing to worry about.

Science Versus EHS: Can You Be Allergic To Your Wi-Fi?

Have you ever suffered from unexplained headaches, sleeping difficulties or nausea after a prolonged session on your laptop or phone? You could be suffering from “electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS)”; a purported medical disability that has led to successful work compensation claims in court. Let’s take a look at the scientific evidence.

How To Survive Magpie Swooping Season

September is the peak of Australia’s own version of “home-grown terrorism” (as memorably described to me by a distraught and bleeding school principal, valiantly attempting to protect his pupils), when a small but conspicuous proportion of magpies throughout the country begin to attack otherwise innocent passersby. It is certainly the most significant human-wildlife conflict in the towns and cities of this country. Here are some tips on how to survive.

What 'Complete Breakfast' Actually Means

You’ve probably had a lot of commercials tell you that their cereal is “part of a complete breakfast,” but what does that really mean? This video explains why cartoon mascots use that phrase so often, as well as what a “complete breakfast” should actually entail.

Artificial Intelligence And Human Emotion: Why The 'Frampton Test' Matters

Forget the Turing and Lovelace tests on artificial intelligence: I want to see a robot pass the Frampton Test. Let me explain why rock legend Peter Frampton enters the debate on AI.

Four Scientific Ways To Stay Awake Without Caffeine

When your day is starting to drag, and you don’t want to drink any more coffee, there’s still a few things you can do to help you stay awake. This video explains four methods, supported by science, to keep the Z’s away.

From Science Fiction To Reality: The Dawn Of The Biofabricator

Over the past few years, the once-fantastical concept of the “bionic man” has become a reality as 3D-printed body parts inch into the mainstream. Biofabrication isn’t science-fiction any longer; instead it’s a viable career choice for biology-loving engineers. Here’s what you need to know about this intriguing job opportunity.

10 Myths About Sleep Busted

Sleep is a mysterious process, and that means it’s the subject of many untruths and much ill-informed wishful thinking. If you’re trying to improve your quality or quantity of sleep, don’t fall for these myths and you’ll be well on the way.

Briefly: Saturn Close Up, Cheap Wine, DNA HDDs

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The most spectacular photo of Saturn ever taken, get up to 60% off wines from Vinomofo, how DNA could replace hard dives.

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