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7 Exercise Machines That Are Actually Worth Your Time

Gym machines generally get a bad rap—but don't underestimate the effectiveness of a few tried-and-true options.<p>When choosing how to best spend your …

Workouts

Why You Should Train Like a Gymnast

Gymnasts have the ultimate combination of flexibility and strength: they’re powerhouses whose bodies can do seemingly inhuman things. To explore what sets gymnastic training apart from more traditional strength training, Tim Ferriss called on Chris­topher Sommer, who spent 20 years coaching the …

Exercise

What Is the 100 Pushups Challenge And Should You Try It?

Your arms will be jacked.<p>The 100 Pushups Challenge is exactly what it sounds like: a challenge to build your strength and stamina to the point where you can do 100 pushups in a row. There’s even a Hundred Pushups Training Program to help you get there in less than two months (and it's totally free).<p>…

Workouts

7 Moves Victoria’s Secret Models Do to Get Long and Lean

Trainer Megan Roup shares *the* routine that’s about to become your new favorite.<p>If you need a new full-body workout—to pair with a summer wardrobe …

Workouts

To Lift Or Not To Lift? 7 Women On Why They Lift Weights

There's a new wave of weightlifting underway–and this time around, it includes women. What was once mostly reserved as a workout for men has now made …

Exercise

Here's Why You Always Feel So Bloated After An Intense Workout, According To Experts

There's nothing worse than low-key feeling like you're six months pregnant right after finishing a workout, especially when you're 100 percent sure …

Fitness

Shay Mitchell’s simple travel workout requires just *one* piece of portable equipment

Some hotel gyms are so beautiful and state of the art that they make you want to move in, <i>Eloise at the Plaza</i>—style. However in many hotels, you’re …

Workouts

Ask a Swole Woman: How Can I Actually Do a Pull-Up?

<b>Strength is for everyone, but it’s especially for women. Ask a Swole Woman is a column for people who are tired of trying to always be less, eat</b> …

Workouts

Why Do Elite Athletes and Actors Want to Be Trained by This 25-Year-Old Bull Rider?

Alex Fine is the living embodiment of a Spartan warrior mixed with Bodhi from <i>Point Break</i>, a badass that doesn’t give a $#@! about Instagram fame and …

Exercise

Fitness Experts Reveal How Long A HIIT Workout Should Actually Be & You'll Be Relieved

Whenever I decide to do some high-intensity interval training (HIIT), I almost always find myself questioning my life choices as I count down the …

Exercise

An Expert Reveals The 5 Best Workouts For Your Brain & They're Actually So Simple

It's no secret that working out on the reg benefits you physically and makes you feel strong AF. But the <i>really</i> incredible part about a consistent …

Exercise

France is building an enclosed village for people with Alzheimer's

France begins building its first 'Alzheimer's village' where patients can live freely without medication in a medieval-style citadel that includes a …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Amount of Gray Matter in Your Brain May Predict If You'll Stick to Your Diet

It's difficult not to give in to the allure of a plate of french fries, with their enticing smell and beautiful golden color. But whether you succumb …

The Brain

I Saw That: Brain Mechanisms Create Confidence About Things Seen

Researchers have identified specific brain functions that give you confidence that what you see is actually what you saw.

Neuroscience

20 Foods That Are High in Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that’s found in many foods, particularly fruits and vegetables.<p>It’s well known for being a potent antioxidant, …

Nutrition

7 Science-Backed Ways to Boost Your Memory

My earliest recollection regarding brain fog or memory loss is of my mother. We were sitting in the kitchen and she was taking her daily ginkgo …

Wellness

Scientists think they have found the reason some people are left-handed — and it has nothing to do with the brain

Left-handed people haven't always been treated well throughout history. Research since the 1980s has found that our preference for our left or right …

The Brain

Four tell-tale signs someone might have depression, based on the way they use social media

New scientific research identifies certain key behaviours as being commonplace in people with depression.<p>We know there's a link between social media and mental health issues, in that the use of online social platforms can exacerbate the likes of anxiety and depression. But a new in-depth study has …

Social Media

The Loneliness of Being High-Functioning with Severe Mental Illness

<b>As someone who is high-functioning with severe mental illness, I often feel trapped between two different worlds.</b><p>My mental illnesses make everyday …

Mental Health

What is depression and why is it rising?

What is depression?<p>Depressed people don’t all shuffle around with a long face, or cry at any provocation. MentalHealth.gov, a US government website, defines it as “losing interest in important parts of life”. Symptoms include eating or sleeping too much or too little; pulling away from people and …

Depression

Personality Traits That May Make OCD More Likely

It has long been thought that obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) might be related to different personality characteristics. For example, Freud …

Psychology

How People Deal With Having Shy Bladder Syndrome

The condition – also known as bashful bladder and pee shyness – is a lot more common than you'd think.<p>Here’s a scenario you may find familiar: You’re out in public and you realize that your bladder is excruciatingly full. You can't hold it; you need to pee. So you find a public restroom. But when …

Mental Health

Kanye West Is Opening Up About Bipolar Disorder And Not Everyone Is Happy About It

On his new album, ye, Kanye calls bipolar disorder a "superpower."<p>On the track "Yikes," Kanye raps:<p>This line in particular is being called out by some people for glamorizing or mischaracterizing bipolar disorder.

Why Everyone’s Talking About Ariana Grande’s New Boyfriend Pete Davidson

Out with the ponytail, in with the skinny comedian?<p>Ariana Grande has been making some positive changes in her life after last summer's devastating …

Ariana Grande

What Is Drug Addiction?

Drug addiction is a complex and chronic brain disease. People who have a drug addiction experience compulsive, sometimes uncontrollable, craving for …

Mental Health

What Happens When You See A Doctor About Anxiety? This Is What Your GP Will Ask You

Talking to your GP about mental health is the first step to taking back control. Our bodies are excellent at telling us when something isn't quite …

Mental Health

Over half of antidepressant users experience withdrawal when they stop medication

More than half of antidepressant users had withdrawal when stopping the medication and a third reported addiction issues, a study finds.

East London

The negative health effects of business travel are your employer’s problem, too

Consider, for a moment, the robust subculture of the business world’s vaunted road warriors. There are credit-card perks and business-class upgrades, elite clubs for hotel status-bearers, and boozy client dinners you’re entitled to put on the company credit card.<p>Indeed, judging by the veneration of …

Mental Health

How to Identify and Manage Phubbing

Phubbing is the act of snubbing someone you’re talking with in person in favor of your phone. Quite simply, it’s phone snubbing.<p>Phubbing was first …

Social Media

‘It cannot be ignored’: Runners spread awareness about eating disorders in their sport

Whenever Alexis Fairbanks lost a race, she would look at the girls who finished ahead of her and think: <i>They were smaller, thinner — they had the ideal runner’s body type, of course they beat me.</i> And each time this happened, Fairbanks went home convinced that to be successful in running — a sport …

Mental Health