Gareth Kavanagh

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Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Mark Twain

How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond

Searching with regular sentences will only get you so far – if you need to find something a bit tricky turn to these advanced yet simple methods<p>Search engines are pretty good at finding what you’re looking for these days, but sometimes they still come up short. For those occasions there are a few …

Why the World Is Now Set on (at Least) Two Degrees of Warming

An agreement to aim for less has been taken off the table in Paris.<p>In Paris this week, a diplomatic dust-up revealed the problems that accompany any discussion of climate change—an issue where we know that bad things will happen not only long before they occur, but also long after we can prevent …

Climate Change

Sci-fi or real life? Six fictional ideas that are happening now

As scientists invent a Back to the Future hoverboard, here are some sci-fi ideas that have become reality - and a couple that might not be far away<p>Good news for Back to the Future fans as Lexus claim to have <b>invented a hoverboard</b>. They're <b>not the first to make the claim</b>, but it seems we are inching …

18 Fitness Myths That Need To Be Stopped Immediately

The next person who tells you that all it takes is willpower is to be silenced.<p>Here's what they told us.

This Dutch kid is about to launch a system to let the oceans clean themselves

Ever since environmentalist Charles Moore discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 1997, the most common representation of human attempts to deal with that trash vortex have been depressing photos of albatross carcasses filled with plastic debris, plus a few abstract infographics of the …


The 10 biggest health food misconceptions, according to nutritionists

Eating healthy has never been so confusing. Low-fat, sugar-free, all natural — what's the deal?<p>Fancy packaging and convincing advertising makes it …


Why the Simplest Recipes Are Still Worthwhile

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: The dinnertime antidote for tired, uninspired days.</i><p>This isn’t a complicated recipe: A handful of fresh, crunchy vegetables and a can of …


How to get your best ever body

Five diet and fitness experts on body-weight training, eating organically and 23 other tips to help you reach and maintain a healthy body<p><i>One thing that gets me going on days when I don’t feel like working out or eating clean is following people who inspire me on social media</i>"<p><b>Hollie Grant is a</b> …


The Best Barbell Workout

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The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …