Amit Kandhari

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This guy gave up sugar and got 80% of his calories from fat — here's what happened

He gave up sugar and high-carb foods and got 80% of his calories from fat. McCarter presented what he learned at the 2015 Quantified Self Conference.<p>Low-carb diets (think Atkins) have been one of the most common ways to treat obesity since the 1960s.<p>McCarter's method, called a ketogenic diet, or …

10 Holiday Party Looks That Are Not a Dress

Yup, it's time to step out of your comfort zone and take your party look to the next level. We know, we know: Dresses are the most amazing one-and-done invention. But how about trying something different this holiday season and rocking an after-hours look that <i>isn't</i> a dress?<p>For inspiration, scroll …

How Europeans became tall and fair-skinned 8,500 years ago

When agriculture arrived in Europe some 8,500 years ago, humans didn’t simply adapt their lifestyles and eating habits, but also their genes.<p>Researchers, led by geneticist David Reich at Harvard Medical School, analyzed the DNA of 230 ancient humans who lived between 3,000 and 8,500 years ago and …

Anthropology

The Top 10 Mistakes We Make That Hurt Us The Most

Five years ago, I wrote a post called "My 52 Mistakes" about the worst missteps I'd taken in my life, and what I'd learned from them. At that time, I was compelled to share these 52 learnings, because after living through the pain and struggle that ensued from these "mistakes" and trying to undo …

Adele's New Album '25' Leaks Online Days Before Release

London-based Juno Records accidentally posted 2-minute snippets of each song on their site.<p>Say hello to the dark side of the Internet, Adele: Premature album leaks!<p>The Grammy-winning songstress's new album "25" isn't scheduled for release until Friday, but on Tuesday, London-based Juno Records …

Music

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10 Photos That Show The Positive Role Religion Can Play In Our Lives

These images showcase the joy, fellowship and inspiration that comes from faith.<p>For the past 12 months, amateur photographer Jim Grover has been shadowing a south London priest with a camera in hand, hoping to get a sense of what it's like to be a local vicar for the Church of England.<p>On one of his …

Church of England

Reuters Has Officially Banned RAW Photos

“Our goal is not to artistically interpret the news.”<p>JPEGs only, please. That’s what Reuters is asking for from freelance photographers going forward as it has implemented a new worldwide ban on photos processed from RAW files. The international news agency will now only accept photos that were …

Photography

5 Moves to Do Before Your Next Run if You Wanna Be Fast AF

Prep your body like you're sprinting for a Black Friday sale.<p>Admit it: You barely warm up—ever. But getting your body ready before your next run can help you get the most out of your sweat sesh, make you super fast, and prevent injuries so you can keep on hitting the pavement (or the treadmill) …

11 Stars in Stunning Cutout Dresses

<i>By Sue Williamson, W Magazine.</i><p><i>(photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)</i><p>From Selena Gomez to Kendall Jenner, see 11 stars titillating in their cutout dresses. Above, Selena Gomez in Ungaro.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Taraji P. Henson in Alexander Wang.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Cate Blanchett …

Why Republicans Are Bad for Business

Republican politicians bill themselves as pro-business, pro-growth, and pro-opportunity. Yet the financial facts say otherwise. Republican administrations bring hard times, for rich and poor alike. Why are their results so different from their aims? Perhaps Democrats are better at motivating …

Four Strategies Outperforming Any Diet

How many diet plans have you followed? Every diet plan has a balance, but often people take what they like from a plan and ignore the rest. This destroys the balance but it causes people to feel like a failure.<p>Diet plans won't work if you cannot follow the balance. Sometimes the plans are just not …

Daily Meditation: Lean On Me

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's post features Bill Withers' classic song, "Lean On Me." In trying times, we rely on our …

More Sex Is Better, But Only Up To A Point

There are limits to how much happiness is linked to sex.<p>People generally agree that a happy romantic relationship is also a sexual one, but past research hasn’t made clear how much sex, exactly, is best. Does sex have a limitless effect on happiness, as in, the more sex you have the happier you …

Happiness

Cate Blanchett's new lesbian-romance movie 'Carol' has a lot to say about female power

The story takes place in New York around 1950, when same-sex relationships started out as furtive glances and carefully phrased questions. Therese, played by Rooney Mara in a performance that won her the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival this year, is a twentysomething woman being …

Nusra Front says it downed Russian drones in Syria

The al-Nusra Front group has said it downed two Russian reconnaissance drones over a military airport it controls in northwest Syria.<p>If confirmed, the incident would be the first time that armed groups in Syria have shot down any Russian aircraft since Moscow started a campaign of strikes there on …

Middle East

Why Low-Fat Diets Make You Fat (And Unhealthy)

You are not necessarily what you eat. You would think that ingesting something would raise its levels in your body and for most nutrients this is true. Ingesting vitamins raises your vitamin levels. Indulging in sweets ups your blood sugar, but unless you are diabetic, only to a point. Then the …

Jennifer Lawrence 'Got Really, Really Drunk' Before Shooting Sex Scene With Chris Pratt

"It was really weird."<p>For most people, the prospect of sharing a sex scene with Chris Pratt would elicit responses like jumping for joy, shouting from the rooftops, submitting an announcement to the local paper, etc.<p>What did Jennifer Lawrence do? Well, why don't we let the "Hunger Games" actress …

Celebrity News

Nigeria's Boko Haram kills 49 in suicide bombings

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — The suicide bomber exploded as truckers were tucking into dinner at the bustling marketplace where vendors urged them to buy …

Africa

Sargent’s Most Intimate Portraits Are the Ones You’ve Never Seen

At the turn of the twentieth century, a portrait by John Singer Sargent was proof of prominence, a publicity coup, and a launching pad for further ambitions. (One might compare the impact of a new Sargent picture to that of an Annie Leibovitz cover.) But there was a mercenary aspect to Sargent’s …

Art