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A Harvard doctor shares the 3-ingredient breakfast she eats at work every morning

When Harvard physician Monique Tello looks at the typical American breakfast, she said, it makes her "want to cry."<p>"A bowl of cereal, or a bagel, or a piece of toast, or a muffin are all no different than a dessert," Tello wrote in a recent Harvard Health blog post.<p>Think about it — most blueberry …

Image Optimization for Websites

When it comes to displaying images on the web, there’s a tight line to walk. Make them too large or too high-resolution, and your website will slow …

11 chatbots created at Y Combinator’s online startup school

Recently Sam Altman from Y Combinator announced a new online Startup School. It’s a 10-week massively open online course (MOOC). The idea is to teach everyone how to start a startup and help them along the way with guidance from people who’ve started companies.<p>Startup School will have guest …

The biggest reason you gain weight as you age has nothing to do with your metabolism

Stop blaming your metabolism.<p>If you're over 30 and have gained weight recently, chances are it has little to do with the complex chemical reaction that's responsible for turning food into energy in your body.<p>The real reason most people gain weight as they age is simple: they get less active over …

Plant-Based Diet: The World’s Healthiest Diet for Weight Loss

A <b>plant-based diet</b> is a diet of every animal (as well as humans) based on nutrients derived from plants, including fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, but with some or no animal products.<p>According to the Medical School of Harvard, the latest scientific evidence shows that a plant-based …

Programming books you might want to consider reading

There are a lot of “12 CS books every programmer must read” lists floating around out there. That’s nonsense. The field is too broad for almost any …

Books

What ‘mobile’ should mean for healthcare

Sunny Ahn Contributor<p>Sunny Ahn is a partner at Endeavour Partners, a boutique technology consulting firm.<p>Ask a set of healthcare professionals about the future and they’ll answer: “Mobile.”<p>Mobile technology is nearing ubiquity in America; a Pew Research report shows 64 percent of all adult …

Online tool takes the guesswork out of CSS media queries

If you're struggling with your website layout or just lacking in web design inspiration, here's a simple online tool that will make your day-to-day …

25 Design Freebies Websites Every Designer Should Know

One of the most clever shortcuts I’ve found as a creative entrepreneur is to use freebies. Whether you’re prototyping a new website or designing a package for your product, you can find high-quality resources to help you speed up the process and get things done in a professional manner.<p>There are …

Graphic Design

‘Healthy’ sweeteners, protein-powerhouse quinoa and other nutrition myths, debunked

Is agave really better than white sugar? Will cleansing help my body detoxify? We all hunger for nutrition advice, but not all the advice you hear is worth believing. Here are the truths behind five common nutrition myths:<p>Processed meat causes cancer<p>Remember last year’s scary headline? “World …

This Tool Kit Contains All You Need For A Two-Acre, Off-The-Grid Farm

Farm from a Box generates solar, collects rain, and powers a drip irrigation system. In a year, you can feed your whole neighborhood.<p>While some social enterprises try to solve the problem of food security with cheaper groceries or redistributing wasted food, one startup is taking a different …

3 Weight Loss Workouts from The 21-Day At-Home Shred Prove You Don't Need a Gym to Get Jacked

Gym crowds suck. And being on the road several times per month can suck, too. It's hard enough to lose weight or build muscle when life is …

The Most Powerful Protein Shake Ingredients You're Not Using

Studies show that high-protein smoothies are highly effective at rushing nutrients to your muscles—which is why I recommend you have one of your two …

10 Ways to Quit Feeding Cancer Cells and Prevent Cancer

How to prevent cancer cells naturally<p>We all know that cancer cells are altered cells. But did you know that they can only flourish in a specific …

How to lose belly fat for a shredded and stronger midsection

Pooch, gut, beer belly, love handles—whatever you want to call it, that cushy area between your pecs and your lower half tends to be the most …

The Zac Efron Workout to Get a 'Baywatch' Body

Exercise 1A<p><b>Straight-Arm Pulldown</b> You'll need: Adjustable Cable Machine, Lat Pulldown Bar, Straight Bar Attachment How to<p>3 sets<p>8-12 reps<p>-- rest<p>Attach …

A famous yoga teacher reveals some simple moves to help you sleep better

In fact, more than 25% of the US population doesn't get enough sleep, while 10% suffer from chronic insomnia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Insufficient sleep puts us at risk of heart disease, obesity, depression and other chronic diseases and conditions.<p>But as it …

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

Speed up your web workflow with style guides

The use of style guides in web projects has been on the rise in recent years, thanks to a heightened community awareness, with various industry pros …

You can be this hot by working out 1 hour a week

If Joe Wicks has his way, we will be ditching our scales and feasting on carbohydrates and healthy fats — and instead of a growing waistline, we’ll …

Fitness

This Relaxing Yoga Workout Also Doubles As A Great Core Exercise

Two birds, one stone.<p>What's better than a relaxing yoga session? A relaxing yoga session that also transforms your abs.<p>In the video above, Udaya yoga teacher Jules Mitchell demonstrates a calming sequence that serves as an additional workout for your core. Mitchell also adds a few stretching …

Chest Exercises - 6 Common Mistakes - Quiet Corner

Are you trying to build a bigger chest, but are not getting the results you desire? Building a big chest requires challenging training and …

4 Smart Approaches in Losing Weight

Perhaps, losing weight is one of your fitness goals. Here are four smart approaches that you can do in order to get rid of unwanted weight.

The Five Rules of High-Intensity Workouts For Fat Loss and a Killer Physique | Poliquin Article

Imagine the perfect workout. It would allow you to:<p>• burn a ton of calories in as little time as possible—think 30 minutes or less<br>• build muscle for …

4 Moves to Build Abs of Steel

We all want to feel great, build muscle, and stay lean. Most of us also want to keep our midsection in check. Just about any guy trying to cut down …

The Best Chest Workout in Under 10 Minutes

This 10-minute chest workout is perfect for gaining power, strength, and muscle size. Created by Noam Tamir, C.S.C.S., the founder of TS Fitness in …

Do These 3 Abs Exercises For A Stronger Core

Abs-olutely a great way to get fitter in less than a half hour a day.<p>The important thing, Matheny says, is to complete each day's reps with proper form and control. You're not trying to blow through them as quickly as possible; you're trying to maintain stability and form with every single rep. …

12 everyday stretches to stay flexible and fit at any age

To boil it down, we turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York University and the author of "Age Defying Fitness." She took us through the best basic stretches that work for practically everyone.<p>Use these illustrations as your guide and try some of the stretches that'll …