Eduardo Espalaor

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Why does stretching feel so good?

After a night’s sleep or an afternoon spent staring at a computer, there’s little better than a good stretch to release tight muscles.<p>Not only does …

Yoga

Why plant protein is better for you than animal protein

Sorry, steak fans.<p>It’d be great if a burger-a-day diet was healthy. Don’t get me wrong—it’s not the worst. You’ve got protein in there and hopefully some veggies on top (and on the side) , and even some fiber from the roll (you used whole grain, right?).<p>Unfortunately, study after study shows that …

Nutrition

Want to Be a Better Thinker? Science Says Add This Basic Thing to Your Life

Forming one new habit and sticking with it could sharpen your cerebral skills.<p>If you want to be able to think fast on stay on your toes mentally, one of the keys may be physically spending time on your feet.<p>A new review of existing research into connections between regular exercise and thinking and …

The Brain

The war on gluten

The patients weren't crazy—Knut Lundin was sure of that. But their ailment was a mystery. They were convinced gluten was making them sick. Yet they …

University of Chicago

Freud's interpretation of why we dream may be wrong — here's what's really going on

Every night of our lives, we become "flagrantly psychotic," according to sleep expert Matthew Walker.<p>Walker is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he's the director of the sleep and neuroimaging lab, and the author of the recent book "Why We …

7 tips to keep your brain as sharp as your body

When it comes to our hearts, even the non-medical types among us pretty much know what we need to be doing. In a nutshell: exercising and eating right.<p>But when it comes to our brains, guidelines tend to be foggier. Besides, we figure, since we’re probably as smart as we’ll ever be, what can we …

The Brain

The invented language that found a second life online

More than 100 years after it was invented, Esperanto is spoken by relatively few people. But the internet has brought new life to this intriguing, invented language.<p>In a small house in north London, six enthusiastic young men are having their weekly language lesson. They are taking part in a …

The nation that thrived by ‘nudging’ its population

Singapore has grown from almost nothing in 50 years. And this well-regarded society has been built up, partly, thanks to the power of suggestion.<p>“Kopi lah,” says the elderly Singaporean man, leaning against the counter of the café. The stall holder hands him a bag filled with thick, creamy coffee …

Lee Kuan Yew

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Diabetes

Scientists seek drug to ‘rewire’ adult brain after stroke

Adults who have experienced a stroke may one day be able to take a drug to help their brain “rewire” itself, so that tasks once carried out by now-damaged areas can be taken over by other regions, researchers have claimed.<p>The ability for the brain to rewire, so-called “brain plasticity”, is thought …

University College London

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is a basic biological necessity that profoundly affects our day-to-day life as well as our long-term well-being. After just one bad night's …

Oscars 2018: 8 nominated movies you can watch on Netflix now 🎬

The votes are in and we won't know the winners until Sunday. While you wait, here are the nominees you can watch on Netflix.<p>Frankly, the best place to catch the bulk of the 2018 Oscar-nominated films will be in theaters. But if you want to check off a few viewings from your sofa, here's what …

An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain

Olival Freire Junior: Contador de histórias controversas

O interesse de Olival Freire Junior pela ciência aflorou cedo. Durante o ensino médio cursado em Salvador, fascinou-se por matemática, física e …

9 short stories from female British writers you need to read before you die

Short stories may not take as long as novels to put together, but that doesn't make them any easier to perfect.<p>Crafting a short story that really …

AI in the court: When algorithms rule on jail time

CLEVELAND (AP) — The centuries-old process of releasing defendants on bail, long the province of judicial discretion, is getting a major assist ... …

Yoga poses for thyroid conditions

Yoga is an accessible, low-impact exercise that reduces stress and supports well-being. Could yoga help treat thyroid problems?<p>The thyroid is a small …

Yoga

The 3 Richest Americans Have as Much Money as the Bottom 50%

And globally, the richest 1% got 82% of all new wealth created in 2017.<p>The richest 1% of the global population received 82% of wealth created in …

Retirement causes brain function to rapidly decline, warn scientists

Workers looking forward to enjoying a long and leisurely retirement after years of toil, may need to think again.<p>New research shows that brain function declines rapidly as soon as people stop work and put their feet up.<p>A major British study which tracked 3,400 retired civil servants found that …

Every Episode of Black Mirror, Ranked From Best to Worst

With four seasons of the sci-fi anthology series in the books, it’s time to stack up the best and worst entries envisioning humanity’s bleak future …

TV

“HIGH” TECHNOLOGY

There’s gold in them thar weeds!<p>Some years ago, a relative of mine decided to move to Northern California to become a legal <b>marijuana</b> grower. Easy money, he thought.<p>He had been, for much of his life, a long-haul trucker and the back-breaking work was taking a toll on his body. So he and a pal, who …

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray paint and the rungs of an old wooden chair where Matt Peters used to sit. A stereo plays country music, left on by the renter who now uses the shop.<p>“It smells so …

Mental Health

How to hit your brain's 'kill switch' -- before it's too late

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many of us have found ourselves in the following situation at least once: You're driving down the road, approaching a traffic light, and it turns yellow.<p>Do you speed up to make it through the intersection before the light turns red, or do you slam on the brakes to stop behind the white line?<p>…

The Brain

The truth about fat and sugar is finally explained

This morning, as I do most days, I breakfasted on a three egg omelette cooked in coconut oil, with a whole milk coffee. I enjoyed a wedge of full fat …

Diabetes

You are probably not getting enough sleep, and it is killing you

Rocker Warren Zevon is often credited with coining the mantra that's been embraced by everyone from partying college kids to early-morning exercise evangelists: "You can sleep when you're dead."<p>Or as Bon Jovi put it, "G <i>onna live while I'm alive, I'll sleep when I'm dead.</i>"<p>It's an intoxicating …

Your Creative Calendar: 68 Things To Do, See, And Hear This November

Get ready for the return of Bad Moms, Taylor Swift, and Spike Lee’s TV series debut with your Creative Calendar for November.<p>The only thing more depressing than losing post-5 p.m. sunsets for months on end is the tone of some movies released during those months. That’s right: The first weekend in …

It's Time That We Start Rethinking Infidelity

Why do people cheat? It's a question that's plagued couples since marriage became an institution. And as marriage has moved from an economic …

Marriage

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding that friend because of the wrong thing I’d said. Plus, I haven’t called my mother yet today: guilty. And I really should have organised something special …

Economic Justice

EnjoyPhœnix, la youtubeuse malade de ses commentaires | Slate.fr

Temps de lecture: 6 min<p>La youtubeuse EnjoyPhœnix, 22 ans, a fait plus de 1.300.000 vues en une semaine avec une vidéo de trente-six minutes, seule, …

The Amazing Ways Burberry Is Using Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Drive Success

British fashion brand Burberry is one of the most recognized luxury clothes labels in the world. Starting in 2006, the company aimed to reinvent itself as an “end to end” digital enterprise. Its strategy was to use Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost sales and customer …

Artificial Intelligence