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11 Things I Learned from 20 Years of Lifting | Men's Health

And that means it’s been roughly 20 years since I started lifting weights. It all started with just trying to rehab an ankle sprain from basketball. I kept going because I wanted to pick up girls by looking somewhat hot. And then I realized I was getting pretty strong and wanted to pursue weight …

World's first off-grid Ecocapsule home to hit the market this year, shipping in 2016

1/18<p>Nice Architects Ecocapsule Solar-Powered Off-Grid Egg Home<p>If your fantasy is to live totally off-the-grid anywhere around the world, that dream …

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

Creative Writing

The Best Workout Ever, According to Science

It seems like every other week there’s a new study touting the best way to work out. And, really, how you do it depends a lot on your goal—someone …

What 100-Year-Olds and Up Really Eat to Live Longer

Apparently bacon and booze works for them.<p>Your whiskey-swilling, fried-foods-loving grandpa might just be onto something. Sure, he's not a medical professional, and no doctor would approve of that diet per se, but after one sassy 100-year-old credited her long life to "lots of booze," we decided to …

Food

Sleep on your side to ward off Alzheimer's disease: New study

Sleeping on one's side, as opposed to other positions such as on one's back or stomach may more effectively remove brain waste, reducing the chances …

Neuroscience

Six tips to help you write and publish your first book

For many years I have been fielding questions on how to publish a book. Is it my imagination, though, or have the frequency and the intensity of the pleas for help and access increased? It is now a rare week in which I don't get sent a pitch for a historical ghost-mystery novel or a memoir about a …

Writing

4 Secret Tips for the Best Birthday Cake You'll Ever Bake

Want to bake a better birthday cake? Milk Bar's Christina Tosi and Bon Appétit's Alison Roman show you the ways to towering, sweet, frosted success.<p>When it comes to feel-good food, there's nothing like a towering, colorful, frosted, and sprinkled birthday cake. It's impossible to dig into a slice …

Dessert

Summer reading list: 12 books to take on holiday with your family

Summer holidays are the time to escape from the structure and constraints of the school year – and a wonderful time to read books with your children. Whether it’s a bucket and spade, a cruise, or an adventure that awaits you this summer, these books will keep your family entertained.<p>For the …

Books

How did milk become a staple food?

Milk is regarded, along with bread, as one of the staples of the Western diet. But, Veronique Greenwood discovers, that’s only a very recent phenomenon.<p>In the modern pantry pantheon, milk occupies a curious place. It's right up there with bread as one of the most basic and important foodstuffs in …

Nutrition

Lithium battery technology breakthrough could totally change solar power

Though the obstacles to a clean energy economy are largely political, one particular technological challenge to this goal is the expense and capacity …

Clean Energy

How to Trace Your Ancient Ancestry Through DNA Sampling

With the miracles of modern science it is now possible to determine scientifically how some of your earliest ancestors migrated throughout the 60,000 …

Celgene bet $1 billion that this biotech's science can cure deadly cancers

Celgene is making a billion dollar bet on game-changing science.<p>On Tuesday, the biotech ponied up $1 billion to gain access to innovative cancer …

Biotechnology

Spooky Physics Phenomenon May Link Universe's Wormholes

Wormholes — shortcuts that in theory can connect distant points in the universe — might be linked with the spooky phenomenon of quantum entanglement, …

Do You Have A Writer’s Personality?

<b>Do writers have a personality type?</b><p><b>Some themes that seem to run in writer’s lives are, in varying degrees; introversion, shyness, a tendency toward</b> …

11 tech innovations changing medicine

Enormous technological changes in medicine and healthcare are heading our way. These trends have a variety of stakeholders: patients, medical professionals, researchers, medical students, and consumers. They are important because of the impact they will likely have on all of us at one time or …

Amazing Pictures: Baby Chameleon Doesn't Know It Hatched

The newborn, curled tightly in an egg-shaped ball, offers a rare insight into the life of a developing reptile.<p>Looks like someone needs a wake-up call: This newborn baby chameleon hadn't yet realized it had hatched.<p>Nick Henn, owner of Canvas Chameleons in Reading, Pennsylvania, recently captured …

Lessons from 7 famous authors who hated their job

Today started like every other day. With a blank page.<p>Articles need to be written. To-do lists need to be completed. But still that pesky little cursor stays in the same spot taunting me with his methodical disappearing and re-appearing act.<p>I hate the blank page. And I’m not the only one.<p>Despite …

Ancient DNA reveals how Europeans developed light skin and lactose tolerance

Food intolerance is often dismissed as a modern invention and a “first-world problem”. However, a study analysing the genomes of 101 Bronze-Age …

One Man’s Genius Idea To Grow Tomatoes

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

You’re obsessing about the wrong home energy uses

Keeping an eye on your own energy use is the “duh” approach to a smorgasbord of environmental problems, up to and including climate change. As a …

Harnessing the sun with the blackest paint in the world

<b>In a cramped laboratory on the campus of the University of California San Diego (UCSD), graduate student Lizzie Caldwell is hard at work, painting tiny squares of metal with a fine mist of black paint.</b><p>As experiments go, it doesn't look terribly impressive.<p>Yet the paint she is using is highly …

Clean Energy

This German Glass Sphere Will Revolutionize Solar Power

A new sun-tracking solar generator created by German solar startup Rawlemon. The man behind the invention is Andre Broessel, who is an …

What was life like for a medieval housewife?

From microwaves to dishwashers, today we enjoy a multitude of modern conveniences. Spare a thought, then, for the medieval housewife. How did she …

A New Theory to Explain the Higgs Mass

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.06.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Three physicists who have been …

8 Popular American Foods That Contribute To Higher Cancer Rates

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Wellness

Is Texas the Center of the Universe? Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Yes, In a Way

Neil deGrasse Tyson may be the biggest celebrity astrophysicist working today. In addition to hosting the reboot of the TV series “Cosmos,” he is …

Best Camping Hammock Bug Net

The Lawson Hammock is a much loved item both by holiday campers and by pros. It is a high quality camping hammock that can be either installed on the …

If you really want to save energy at home, forget about your light switches

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Grist</i><i>.</i><p>Keeping an eye on your own energy use is the "duh" approach to a smorgasbord of environmental problems, up to and including climate change. As a reporter, I can obsess over research funding for renewable technology, or streamlined permitting for solar installations, or …

Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro Talk Books, Storytelling, Dragons

<i>Neil Gaiman’s</i> New York Times <i>review of Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest novel began a debate about the borders between fantasy and literary fiction. For a</i> …