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Why exercising on an empty stomach is the secret to weight loss

You may think you need food to fuel your workouts, but you are wrong.<p>Recently, the advice that suggests loading up on carbohydrates before exercise has been called into question. Yes, consuming carbs before exercise can increase performance in certain fields like sprinting and sports that use power …

Redesigned pride flag recognizes LGBT people of color

<b>(CNN) —</b> When the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal nationwide two years ago, the White House was illuminated with rainbow lights reminiscent of the pride flag to celebrate.<p>For Amber Hikes and many others in the LGBT community, the lights were a powerful symbol of a government's support for …

LGBTQI

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound unsalted butter, softened<br>• 2 cups dark brown sugar, packed<br>• 3/4 cup sugar<br>• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract<br>• 4 large eggs, at room temperature<br>• 4¼ cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 tablespoon salt<br>• 2 teaspoons baking soda<br>• 18 ounces (2 bags) semi-sweet chocolate chips<p><b>Preparation</b><p>1. In a stand mixer with a …

Dessert

Find Your Birthday Hidden in Pi

March 14 is recognized across the math world as Pi Day, thanks to the resemblance of the date "3/14" to the first three digits of mathematics' most …

Why Willpower Keeps Failing You. Here's What to Do Instead | Inc.com

For most people, the tendency is to see will power like a bridge. It's what enables you to cross over the troubles of life and get to the other side, where things are better, <i>you</i> are better and there's nobody between you and the finish line. And if you don't have enough will power, well, then, shame …

Will Power

This 5-Ingredient Chocolate Cookie Butter Pie Recipe Will Satisfy Your Biggest Chocolate Craving

The best kinds of recipes are the ones that look a whole lot more complicated to make than they actually are, and this chocolate cookie butter pie fits that description exactly. A chocolate chip cookie crust, filled with cookie butter, caramel, and chocolate — who’d have thought you could make such …

School sends note to mother of 8 about food she packed for lunch

A school in Australia is receiving some backlash after a writer posted on Facebook that a friend of hers, a mother of eight, was sent home a note …

Food

These Are The Top Three Reasons People Quit Their Jobs

Forget work-life balance: These other factors have more of an impact on retaining employees.<p>We know that most Americans don’t like their jobs, and that’s causing plenty of people to quit (or at least start looking elsewhere).<p>A new study from Glassdoor offers a more in-depth look at exactly what …

The Workplace

Are parents the reason children are increasingly diagnosed with anxiety?

Why has debilitating anxiety become so common among the young? And why is it still so often overlooked? In June, a 15-year-old boy, who a few days …

The Only Core Workout You’ll Ever Need

Single-Arm Strict Press<p>Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, a kettlebell racked at right shoulder, left arm extended at side; shoulders should be …

Asking These 5 Questions Can Get You In The Best Shape Of Your Life

When it comes to our lives, asking ourselves the right questions can help clarify where we’re heading as well as establishing where we are in the …

What to Do When a Wild Seal Hops On Your Kayak

A young seal’s playful behavior points to a broader issue: how should we interact with wild animals?<p>Let’s get one thing straight right away: seals are adorable.<p>Even scientists agree. “Pretty much anything they do is cute,” admits Leanna Matthews, a seal biologist at the University of Syracuse.<p>So …

Climate Change Has Altered Life for Snow Leopards – In a Way You Won't Believe - One Green Planet

“Incredible!” I said under my breath when I saw the first known photos of common leopards and snow leopards in China in the same habitat at the same …

Young carpenter builds cost-effective timber cabin for his first home

When a young carpenter with a modest budget wanted to build his first home, he turned to Atelier l’Abri for help with the design. The Montreal-based …

What if depression serves a purpose?

A new hypothesis sheds light on an age-old mental health issue.<p>Depression is so common — about 1 out of every 6 people experience it during their …

Selfies

Why exercise is not enough to prevent weight gain

Exercise on its own — without also following a healthy diet — isn't enough to help people lose or even just maintain their weight, a recent study suggests.<p>The new results run counter to the idea that the obesity epidemic in the U.S. is caused by a lack of physical activity, said lead study author …

Holistic Medicine

Amazing Japanese Pop Art Face Painting

This year, the result of the exam organized by the makeup school Make Up For Ever is bluffing. With only one instruction of re-appropriating the …

The Sleep Cure: The Fountain of Youth May Be Closer Than You Ever Thought

Mark Zielinski knew he was onto something when his mice stopped sleeping. Normally, the animals woke and slept on a 12-hour cycle. When the lights …

UC Berkeley

Why it’s important to read aloud with your kids, and how to make it count

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with …

Kids

How Constraints Force Your Brain To Be More Creative

When we have less to work with, psychologists have found that we actually begin to see the world differently.<p>For decades, the dominant view among psychologists was that constraints served as a barrier to creativity. Anybody who spends a short time working under a confining bureaucracy, dealing with …

Creativity

Shipping container transforms with walls of glass in Argentina

From industrial to rustic<p>Fans of Philip Johnson’s Glass House take note: As it turns out, you too can have <i>something</i> like the modernist icon if you get a shipping container, paint it black, and replace the corrugated steel with sleek walls of glass. How’s the above example for inspiration?<p>Designed …

Shipping Containers

Our Most Pinned Chocolate Desserts

Our Pinterest users agree: of all life's pleasures, few are more indulgent than a good chocolate dessert recipe. Decadent, gooey, and melty, there's …

Dessert

This Overlooked Space in Your Home Deserves Attention

Hallways—those oft neglected strips of space that connect one room to another—may perform an important function, but, especially if you live in a …

Houseplants