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Losing weight comes down to overcoming 3 main hurdles

Still, while most of us know the basics of healthy living, getting trim is hard work.<p>That's why we recently talked to exercise scientist Philip Stanforth, executive director of the Fitness Institute of Texas and a professor of exercise science at the University of Texas, to find out more about what …

Nutrition

8 Oddly Effective Weight Loss Tips That Are Backed By Science

Shutterstock<p>In the game of weight loss, the deck is stacked against you. Food marketers have spent millions researching colors, flavors, scents, and packaging in order to find the best ways of getting you to eat more.<p>But in the past few years, brain researchers have discovered some tricks to help …

Neil deGrasse Tyson says this is what you should invest in 'if you don't want to die poor'

The doldrums, he explained, are a region on the earth's surface where air doesn't move horizontally.<p>"It either goes directly down, directly upward, or doesn't move at all," he said. "If you accidentally sail into that zone and all you have is wind power, you die there."<p>So it's safe to say that the …

High School

Compact Controllers Automate Window Blinds

Commercially available motorized window blinds are a nice high-end touch for today’s automated home, but they tend to command a premium price. Seems …

How to Handle Your Stress So You Can Be Successful | Inc.com

Today most of us are expected to do more with less. We lead lives that are more demanding on every front--work, family, social, health--with little time left over to unwind. Stress affects our mental health, our well-being and our performance at work.<p>But there are ways you can help yourself. Here …

Mindfulness

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

9 Tips To Boost Your Happiness (Without Taking A Pill!)

Before the late 1980s, if you’d asked average Americans what serotonin was, they might have just stared back at you blankly. But then something big …

So you’ve maxed out your 401(k)? Here’s where else to save

Have a 401(k) plan at the office? Is there employer matching? Are you contributing the maximum amount you’re allowed each month? Then all this should …

Retirement

How This Mom Feeds A Family Of 7 On $300 A Month

Could you feed your family on $10 a day?<p>It takes planning, discipline and a savvy kind of gamesmanship according to Jen Wallwork Dominguez, who has developed a meal plan that allows her to hit that budget for her family of seven.<p>A good sense of humor doesn’t hurt either: “My idea of being wealthy …

Onions

A Cheap Way to Profit from China's 'New Normal'

Many in the media are decrying the China slowdown. But that’s because they fail to see the opportunity within it.<p>Last week Bloomberg wrote about …

China

Android Headliner: Google is Manually Approving Apps, What does this mean for Android Users?

This week, Google had quite a few big announcements. But the bigger ones were to do with the Play Store. Google announced that they are not manually …

What to Eat to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer

With colorectal cancer the third most common type of cancer in men and women today, according to the American Cancer Society, this is as good a reason as any to tweak your diet so you consume more foods found in the produce and cereal aisles. The study only showed an association and didn’t point …

The free stock-trading app Robinhood is taking all comers

You no longer need to stand in line to use Robinhood, the millennials-focused commission-free stock-trading app.<p>Since the company started in 2013, its app has been so popular that the company set up a waitlist. Now that list (which stood at 50,000 or so, a spokesman tells Quartz) has been scrapped …

Robin Hood

Plaxico Burress wants to get into the stocks game

Plaxico Burress — the former Jets and Giants star receiver who spent 20 months in prison for carrying an unregistered gun to a club and accidentally …

Stock Markets

Google makes it more difficult to accidentally download harmful software

Google has added a new warning to Chrome that pops up before users visit a site that will encourage downloads of unwanted software, the search engine …

Speeding up the battle against slowing minds

New research from UCL brings us closer to finding out what’s behind one of our biggest killers<p>Christopher Devas has Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. For his wife, Veronica, this not only means watching Alzheimer’s rob Christopher of his memory and identity, it also means …

Dementia

5 Cornerbacks Philadelphia Eagles Must Consider in 2015 NFL Draft

The Philadelphia Eagles will no doubt chase an established cornerback in free agency come March, but why stop there? One would certainly help plug an enormous hole in the Birds’ secondary, but if that’s all the organization does this offseason, it’s only a matter of time before the defensive …

Football (U.S.)

2015 — A Big Year for Big Data - GE Reports

By now, most people with an Internet connection have probably heard of Big Data. But is it really such a big deal?<p>If you’re in an information-rich …

5 Stocks Yielding 5% Or More

Here are four familiar steady Eddies and one risk-taker’s special paying more than 12%.<p>Over the past few years, dividend-paying stocks have played an …

Investing

Google Makes Two More Solar, Wind Investments

We’re barely three weeks into 2015, and Google has already disclosed two substantial investments in renewable energy projects.<p>The total so far: more than $1.5 billion.<p>The most recent transaction (its 19th so far) will see the Internet giant put $76 million into the Balko Wind project in Oklahoma, …

Renewable Energy

Google is getting ready to sell insurance in the US

Google has been helping users buy insurance in Europe since 2012, but a series of clues suggest they may be about to take that business to the US. A new report from an analyst named Ellen Carney at Forrester takes a look at Google Compare, the company's auto insurance hub, and finds some convincing …

Auto Insurance

Goodbye smart gadgets. Hello dumb tech

Feature-filled phones, Apple Watches and expensive coffee machines are all very well, but sometimes they just make life more complicated. It’s time to learn the joy of low tech<p>• Six gadgets that will simplify your life<p>This is going to be the year of the smartwatch. Thanks to several incredible …

Apple Watch

What mattered on Day 1 at CES 2015

The crowds have hit the ground running at CES in search of the novel and interesting technology that wasn't covered on Press Day. Here's everything you need to know from Day 1.<p>CES has finally opened its doors to the public, boasting a record 3,600-plus exhibitors and 2.2 million square feet of …

CES

5 Simple Things That Will Make Your Life Better

<b>1) Want to be happy?</b><p>It’s more about perspective than anything else. Write down three good things that happen to you every day.<p>Via Flourish: A …

Intensive Care