Ethan Beckler

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8 Foods That Boost Your Body's Natural Detox Power

Don’t fall for a "detoxing" cleanse—your bod can already get rid of toxins. These food will help support the organs that do the heavy lifting.<p>Pricey juice cleanses that promise to help you detox are all the rage right now—but the idea that a liquid diet can help you eliminate harmful substances …

My atheist search for God: We’re debating science and religion all wrong

I’m not interested in believing in God. My God has to exist, like matter and gravity. Here’s what I found<p>For most of my life, a God that was “real” seemed a contradiction in terms. Every idea of God I had ever encountered seemed either physically impossible or so vague as to be empty. I was an …

5 Foods You’re Eating Wrong

How to cut, cook, and sip for the most health benefits

In Pursuit Of Speed: How To Run Faster

There's something innately primal about running fast. Since a young age, we all knew how to run fast without being taught, but have probably lost …

Exercise

The Best Gear Companies You've (Probably) Never Heard Of

These little-known gear companies are poised to compete with the big boys.<p>4.3K<p>SHARES<p>10<p>Gallery<p>10 Images<p>You probably know the biggest names in the …

Outdoors

Q&A: Can Apple Cider Vinegar Really Help You Lose Weight?

Stars like Megan Fox and Miranda Kerr reportedly swear by it—so should you give it a try?<p><b>The question:</b> Miranda Kerr reportedly uses apple cider vinegar on her salads to stay slim, while Megan Fox mixes it with water to "clean out her system," according to <i>The Daily Mail</i>. So can apple cider vinegar …

Here’s what happens to your brain when you stop eating sugar

But Andrew is braver than I am.<p>Last year, he gave up sweets for Lent. I can't say that I'm following in his footsteps this year, but if you are abstaining from sweets for Lent this year, here's what you can expect over the next 40 days.<p>Sugar: natural reward, unnatural fix<p>In neuroscience, food is …

Neuroscience

The New Psychology And What It Means For You

The old psychology was all about solving problems, treating emotional dysfunctions, and facing conflicts. The psychologist was a “shrink”: someone who helped you boil your woes down to resolvable core issues.<p>The new psychology is all about expanding, not shrinking. It emphasizes understanding and …

Psychology

When Does Eating Healthy Become Unhealthy?

For some cyclists, a commitment to a healthy diet can become an eating disorder<p>Filling your grocery cart with organic vegetables and whole grains is a smart way to stay fit and healthy. Yet for some cyclists, a dedication to eating right can cross a line into a disorder called orthorexia.
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Complaining, for Your Health

The mental and physical benefits of airing your grievances<p>In his 1964 book <i>Games People Play</i>, psychiatrist Eric Berne describes what he calls the “Yes, but” communication pattern: First, one person states a problem. Next, another person responds by offering suggestions on how to solve it. The first …

Psychology

8 Variations of the Pushup

Try these tough alternatives to the traditional pushup<p>The pushup is probably the first muscle-building exercise most guys ever master, and also the first one they abandon. At some point they discover the bench press, come up off the floor, and never look back. But if you want a truly athletic …

How to Erase Porn from Your Old Computers (from a Tech Guy Tired of Cleaning Up Your Porn)

Don't recycle that old laptop without reading this first!<p>When the latest technological gadgets hit the market, suddenly your computer and smartphone seem sad and useless. So you decide to sell your antiquated calculating contraptions to offset the cost of the miracle machines being touted by the …

Ukraine Wants To Join NATO And Fight Russia: U.S. Must Say No And Make Alliance An Issue of Security, Not Charity

The Ukrainian parliament has repealed the law barring participation in NATO. As a sovereign state Kiev is entitled to ask to join the transatlantic alliance. The U.S. has an equal right, even duty, to answer no.<p>Throughout most of its young life Ukraine has looked both east and west. People wanted …

Ukraine: Still Failing on World War II

Judging from events, Ukraine has even now failed to come to terms with the legacy of the Second World War. Recently, spectators in Kiev were graced with a divisive sight: outside parliament, protesters clashed with police after legislators failed to support a bill recognizing the Ukrainian …

Power of Prayer: What Happens to Your Brain When You Pray?

A doctor at a Philadelphia hospital says prayer is not a cure for cancer — but can sometimes be as important as science in helping patients heal.<p>Dr. Andrew Newberg of Thomas Jefferson Hospital has been studying the effect of prayer on the human brain for more than 20 years, injecting radioactive …

The Brain

Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryYes, Students Tweet Mass Shootings Now Heather Schwedel Trapped teens documented their terrifying experiences during the Florida attack. …

Training Tips to Get That Little Extra Out of Your Workout

<b>Hammer Your Muscles</b><p>Your best bet for maximizing strength is to use free-weight exercises over machines. But if overloading your muscles for …

5 People You’ll Meet In Dating

<i>“All endings are also beginnings.” – Mitch Albom</i><p>While some people don’t spend a long time in the dating world, many people do.<p>There are so many …

75% of women admit smartphones are ruining their relationships

Are you addicted to your smartphone and feel lost without it? If so, it may be harming your relationship.<p>Research has found 75% of women in committed …

How to Detox Your Liver the Natural Way: A 5 Step Guide

You’ve all heard the promises of common detox diets out there today. “Shed 5 pounds in a day” or “Cleanse your body with this juice!” are some of the …

Tips and tricks for sticking to a healthy routine on the go

Unhealthy temptations abound when you're traveling: After all, it's easy to convince yourself that you <i>deserve</i> that 600-calorie donut after surviving …

21 Foods That Keep Your Hair Healthy & Strong

Beautiful and healthy hair is a result or a combination of a few things, kick-ass genetics, a bomb hair care routine, great weather and water, …

Nutrition