Gloomy Campus
Current numbers are proving what has been pretty obvious for some time: the college experience isn't that bright. Check out this annual survey, which poses some questions on what is supposed to be a great time of your life.
Balancing Act
Having a work-life balance is becoming increasingly important to British workers, and companies are starting to realize that the smarter move is to adapt their needs to a more flexible work schedule. Are we entering a new era in terms of work organization?

Brain activity linking negative emotions to a lower immune response has been proved by scientists.
Is fasting an excuse not to be able to keep a healthy daily diet? Check out the new trend on fasting, and Americans' new obsession with body purity.
Plus, only eat dark chocolate!
And take a look at the smart new drugs coming up.

Extra News
> On the medical use of marijuana:
Cannabis goes over pharmacy counters in The Netherlands to treat pain in cancer and other diseases. Read it next.

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Better early than late
Young & Miserable

Can we imagine our lives beyond our careers and couples? And if so, what would they consist on? Many educated and employed people in their 20s and 30s are beginning to wonder whether those things are all that there is to their lives. The so called "quarterlife crisis" allows us to visualize some rarely discussed issues such as the post-college blues (when people start realizing that after years of studying life doesn't meet their expectations), and the quest to find out what else is out there (conceiving less usual and culturally endorsed ways of life). It seems that so many things (career, relationships, etc) would easily fall into their places if we just could break one key matter: life purposes. After all, why wait till quarterlife or midlife crisis to begin questioning ourselves?
Here some indicators of Americans' level of satisfaction and emotional state.
Plus, young professionals deal with hangovers many times a week.
And most of British workers want to change their careers.
Keeping the best of childhood, without becoming a child
I Don't Want to Grow Up!

Finally, a close look on the "rejuveniles" -a new breed of people of all ages coming mostly from the urban upper classes, basically grown-ups who cultivate juvenile tastes in products and entertainment, inspired by the youngsters' manners and lifestyle. Many think that this trend could mean adulthood is loosing its appeal, a hypothesis sustained by how numb and bored with repetition some adults are. At the end, they seem to be trying to recreate that capacity for astonishment, creative will and energy they used to have. However, is it possible to keep those things without giving way to infantilism and shallow gestures? How to resist the temptation to think like a child?

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Companies are starting to introduce location-aware services, like a friend finder, track systems or other applications that will deliver data depending on you location. Find all about it next.
Privacy Issues
A new law will force local agencies to register and track homeless people.
Then, packaged-goods companies are implanting radio transmitters to be able to detect biological. Naturally, privacy advocates didn't appreciate much having biosensors all over their groceries.

Video games jump to higher education, and a fact or two on the adult women that play games (and want more fun).
More data on the delights of post-conjugal life, and on what it means to regain autonomy and confidence.
Afterwards, bored with dull trips? Try experimental tourism.

Incoming asteroid could hit Earth in 2014?
Which are the odds to find another earth-like planet? Apparently some; the question is how to get there.
And read on the true form of black holes.