Alexander Wissler

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These 6 Amazing Things Will Happen If You Read Before Bed

“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” – Confucius<p>Let me ask you …

Simple Ways to Add 2 Hours More to Your Day

Of course, you cannot actually add more time to the 24-hour day or 168-hour week. But talk to productivity experts and highly productive sorts and …

Time Management

How much exercise does your heart really need?

Getting regular exercise not only reduces a person's risk of heart disease, it can increase the chance of survival if a heart attack does happen, …

17 Ways You're Stretching Wrong

The best-feeling part of your workout could be ruining all your hard work.<p>Ask five trainers at your gym, and you can bank on five different answers about how and when to stretch. That's because there's a ridiculous amount of conflicting science on proper stretching techniques — and most people were …

The Two Ways Sugar Hijacks Your Brain

Ask anyone who’s ever resolved to break up with sweets and then crumbled at the sight of a cookie: it’s tough to quit eating sugar. Now, a new animal …

Neuroscience

TASER's newest 'less-lethal' weapon is meant for concealed carry

If you want to defend yourself, but don't want to carry a firearm, TASER (which, amusingly, stands for Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle) thinks it has the answer: it's called the Pulse and it's a new, subcompact self-defense weapon meant for easy concealed carry.<p>About the size of a carry-focused …

Self Defense

Why Running Doesn't (Always) Burn Fat

"My body just can't lose weight."<p>The voice on the other end of the phone sounded beaten, frustrated, and hopeless.<p>"If you knew. If you knew how hard …