Alyssa Girard

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Three Incredible Lies in Mainstream Training & Nutrition | Poliquin Article

Americans are exercising more, but they are not losing weight.<p>They have access to more and better food but they are not healthier.<p>They have greater …

What's That Clinging To The Towering Wall And Why Doesn't It Fall Off?

Maybe you've seen this, (it's gotten around), but I'm still gobsmacked. Totally amazed. We're in northern Italy looking at the face of the Cingino Dam, and here and there on the vertical stone wall, you'll see a few dark specks.<p>Here they are again, a little closer. They look like protruding rocks, …

Even Without Concussion, Hits To The Head During Sports Might Still Hurt The Brain

Even if you don't get a concussion, blows to the head during sports might still negatively affect the brain, a new study suggests.<p>The study shows differences in white matter between college athletes who participated in contact sports, such as football, and college athletes who participated in …

Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This | Inc.com

The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?"<p>"I like to ride bikes, but I wouldn't call myself a cyclist," I said. "I'm nowhere near that good."<p>"Still," he said. "What's the toughest climb you've done?"<p>I thought about it. "I guess the back side of Reddish Knob."<p>…

Personal Branding

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10 things conservative Christians got horribly wrong

Evangelicals and their ilk have used God to justify everything from Prohibition and segregation to slavery<p>When Christians get political, they often do so because they believe that they have God on their side. This is true whether they are progressive or conservative, and throughout most of American …

Smart Foam In Football Helmets Measures Impact Of Each Hit

It alerts those on the sidelines when a player recieves a potentially-dangerous hit to the head.<p>On the football field, it can be easy to miss when a player suffers a concussion-level hit. The CDC estimates that between the 1.6 million and 3.8 million Americans suffer sports-related concussions …

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Kinetic Sand, A Fun Material That Looks Like Squishy Sand

Kinetic Sand is a toy created by WABA Fun that looks like squishy, slightly wet sand that stays together in clumps and doesn’t dry out. The unusual …

I Simply Love Your Mummy Pumpkin

Looking to do something a little different with your pumpkin this year? Consider following the instructions on the Better Homes and Gardens website …

My Daughter’s Homework Is Killing Me

What happens when a father, alarmed by his 13-year-old daughter's nightly workload, tries to do her homework for a week<p>Memorization, not rationalization. That is the advice of my 13-year-old daughter, Esmee, as I struggle to make sense of a paragraph of notes for an upcoming Earth Science test on …

T-shirt Flowers

Shares 0<p>Recycle old t-shirts to make these beautiful t-shirt flowers. Wear them in your hair, pin them on a shirt or wear them on a scarf like we’ve …

T-shirts

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Crochet Cabbage Patch Doll Inspired Hat

A couple months ago I came across THIS crochet cabbage patch doll hat pattern. And about the same time my mom found my old cabbage patch doll that …

25 Cool Alternatives to Carving Pumpkins

Tired of the plain old jack-o-lantern you carve every year? Well, you could grab some of our great Neatoshop pumpkin decorations or you can try to …

Lessons Learned from a Year of Staying in the Picture

It was a year ago this week that I was sitting at a restaurant booth with my husband, sneaking in a lunch together, when my phone pinged and I saw that the Huffington Post had published a piece I wrote called "The Mom Stays in the Picture." The week that followed stands as one of the craziest of my …

Parenting

Like-A Scoot&Ride: The Audi Mini Runner Balance Bike/Scooter Combo

Hey ho, look at this Audi-branded walking bike that also turns into a scooter when you flip it over!<p>The Audi Mini Runner is made of tubular …

Quick kid's science project: lightsaber prop

Ben sez, "My 9 year old wanted to make a lightsaber for his monthly science project and Hallowe'en costume so I designed a quick project at his …

Gummy Bear Ice Cube Tray

Pretty cool, with this tray you’ll be able to make 16 Gummy Bear Ice Cubes. Imagine the possibilities. Cranberry shaped Gummy Bears for Vodka, or …

Cranberry

Random Bedtimes Breed Bad Behavior In Kids

Parents learn the hard way that late bedtimes make for cranky kids the next day. But inconsistent bedtimes may have a greater effect on children's behavior, a study says.<p>Kids who didn't go to bed on a regular schedule had more behavior problems at home and at school. When those children were put to …

Here's What A Constantly Plugged-In Life Is Doing To Kids' Bodies

<i>Infographic by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post.</i><p>If it seems like your kids are constantly plugged in, tapping away on their iPhones, obsessively gaming and SnapChatting way more than they're actually ... chat-chatting -- well, that's because they are. It's estimated that children ages 8 to …

20 Things Your Child Needs From You When Things Change

We all know the old adage, "The only thing permanent is change," and it is doubly true for families. Inside that constantly rolling ball of family transitions tumbles around changes in the stages, needs and roles of each family member's life, as well as the dynamics of the family unit as a …

Artistic Mom Turns Meals into Masterpieces

When Lee Samantha was pregnant with her second child, she began making food art in an effort to encourage her elder daughter to eat independently. If …

Male brain vs female brain: How do they differ?

Male and female brains differ in structure and function, but we don't know how these differences affect behaviour<p>Chapter 16 of my book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>. Here's the introduction to the book, the chapter about topographic mapping, the chapter about mirror neurons, and my …

Neuro-enhancement in the military: far-fetched or an inevitable future?

As the science of brain stimulation forges ahead, neuroscientists and psychologists face tough ethical decisions<p>About five years ago, not long after I started up my research group at Cardiff University, something rather strange happened. One morning I came down to my lab to find the door wide open …

The 40 Most Creative DIY Planters

If you haven’t already noticed, spring is in full swing here at Brit HQ. We’re rounding up gorgeous tablescapes, chowing down on the most colorful cookies ever, and swooning over neon spring style. And you know what spring means? Pretty plants! And what’s a super awesome succulent without the …

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