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Smart modular greenhouses turn urban rooftops into gardens

Tiny modular greenhouses bring commercial agricultural technology to urban farms<p>16 Jan 2015<p>Modular greenhouses | Photo source City Blooms<p>The world’s …

How To Create Your Own Diet for Weight Loss

Many people have a phobia that starving or living without eating the food can reduce their weight, but it is not good for your health. To reduce your …

21 Super-Nutritious Foods (and 21 Ways to Use Them)

Science ranks the produce aisle. We provide the tasty recipes

The five (new) pillars of workout wisdom

Hang on, you're not still doing HIT interval workouts, are you? That was last year! Exercise science moves on, and we move with it. Here are five fresh topics that are currently roiling the waters of fitness research, along with my predictions of where they're headed:<p><b>PAIN VS. EFFORT</b><p>Vigorous …

Sculpt Sexy Legs in 15 Minutes

Hit every major muscle in your lower bod—and burn fat all over<p>Training your lower body is one of the fastest ways to get lean. That's because it's made up of bigger muscle groups (such as your glutes, quads, and hamstrings), so working those specific areas tends to create a greater metabolic …

Workouts

China tries to reinvent the potato to feed its hungrier population

China has a new miracle food in its quest to feed its people's ever hungrier mouths: the humble spud.<p>Authorities with the country's Ministry of Agriculture recently decreed that the potato will be a central pillar of national efforts to increase harvests and feed a wealthier population with the …

It’s 2015 and I just bought a Sony Walkman

As someone who was born when The Beatles were still together (just barely!), I’ve witnessed much of the modern music revolution: From vinyl to …

What speaking two languages does to the brain

There is increasing evidence that bilingualism can affect how the brain works. Older, lifelong bilinguals have demonstrated better cognitive skills …

The 20 Best Weight-Loss Foods

Looking for an easy way to lose a few pounds? We’ve got the program. It’s simple, and it works. So get with it.<p>Many runners would like to lose a pound or two. Maybe five. Maybe more. Why? That's easy: to feel better, look better, improve their health, and run farther and faster.<p>However, losing …

4 Things I Wish I Knew BEFORE I Started Losing Weight

A.K.A. what NOT to do if you want to shed pounds<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>I was no stranger to the freshman 15 in college—in fact, I experienced something closer to the freshman 30. It wasn't until I saw a photo of myself heading …

Weight Loss

What are the healthiest vegetables to grow?

All vegetables are good for you but, according to the Nutrient Rich Foods index, some are even more healthy than others<p>What decides what you grow to eat in your garden? It may be what tastes best, or it may just be just what grows with the least effort; it’s certainly hard to resist the sheer …

This Tiny Vertical Garden Has A Built-In Composter, So You Can Feed It Food Waste

But if you happen to have a balcony, there’s another option. A simple system from a Dutch designer combines a small vertical garden with a tube for …

Here's Why You Should Start An Indoor Garden

Landscape designer Rebecca Cole shares the top reasons (and plenty of motivation) to start a delicious urban farm<p><b>• Teach the future generations:</b> Our children can learn where food comes from by growing our own.<p><b>• Keep climate change at bay:</b> Urban greening is responsible for reducing urban heat island …

Gardening

Backyard Garden Boxes - on the Cheap!

<b>My family decided to create some backyard, above-ground, garden boxes since the soil where we live is rock-hard and not easily manageable. We wanted</b> …

How the New Aluminum Ford F-150 Gets Built

Ford reinvented the bestselling vehicle in America by making the F-150 out of aluminum to cut weight. This is how you make a revolutionary truck.<p>Ford reinvented the bestselling vehicle in America by making the F-150 out of aluminum to cut weight. This is how you make a revolutionary truck.

Genetically modified crops could be planted in England this year

New legislation, which will be in place by Spring, could mean that commercial GM crops including maize and oil seed rape are grown in Britain<p>Genetically modified crops could be planted in England this year despite widespread opposition, following a landmark ruling in Europe.<p>The European Parliament …

Bed nets can’t stop new ‘super mosquito’

Bed nets treated with insecticide aren’t enough to stop a new “super mosquito”—the result of interbreeding by two malaria mosquito species in the …

GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them?

On the face of it, the new potato varieties called "Innate" seem attractive. If you peel the brown skin off their white flesh, you won't find many unsightly black spots. And when you fry them, you'll probably get a much smaller dose of a potentially harmful chemical.<p>But here's the catch: Some of …

Black Phosphorus: The Birth of a New Wonder Material

Materials scientists have discovered how to make black phosphorus nanosheets in large amounts, heralding a new era of nanoelectronic devices.<p>In the …

Graphene

The Challenging Consequences of Co-Infections

During anyone’s lifetime, there is always the risk for demise. In some cases, this may occur not through the deterioration of natural health, but by the unwanted presence of an alternate entity wishing to seize the combined assets for its own use. This action, a takeover, can result in dire …

Public Health

More Than Half of Africa’s Arable Land ‘Too Damaged’ for Food Production

Healthy soils are critical for global food production and provide a range of environmental services. Photo: FAO/Olivier Asselin*By Busani …

Growing Sociability: Integrating Communal Spaces with Development

The luxurious Kukui’ula community in Kauai, Hawaii, features a lush ten-acre (4 ha) organic farm where guava, papaya, pineapple, breadfruit, and …

Hate to Wait? The 5 Immediate Benefits of Exercise Backed By Science

By now, we all know that getting our sweat on does wonders for our physical and mental health. But that doesn’t make it any easier to get us off the …

Unpretentious Millennials Are Changing the Way We Drink Wine, Barefoot’s CMO Says

When it comes to successful family businesses, it's hard to find a more American example than E&J Gallo. Now in its 81st year, the winery is the …

Grow Your Own Greens With The Growbot, A System Designed To Make Rooftop Farming Easy

But a startup called Cityblooms hopes to help change that. The company makes small, modular “growbots,” lightweight greenhouses that can squeeze into …

Harvesting Station uses urban farming to reactivate forgotten city spaces

As cities grow ever denser with increasing development, so do the number of forgotten, interstitial spaces. To activate those leftover spaces, …

6 Exercises for Getting Fit and Sexy Fast

These moves are body-sculpting—and fun!<p>Want to bust a move? Anna Kaiser, owner of AKT In Motion, designed a total-body circuit that'll get your heart pumping—and maybe even make you want to shake your groove thing. All of the exercises in the video below are dance-like and will help you boost your …

Exercise

21 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

Your ultimate guide to a slimmer midsection.<p><i>This article was written and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>A toned, flat tummy is a goal many of us strive to achieve, but endless crunches and ditching all your favorite foods isn't the right way to do it. Fortunately, a flat belly can be …

Nutrition

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

Workouts