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Evaporated Cane Juice: Sugar In Disguise?

If you're one of those people who vigilantly checks the ingredient list of the things you buy at the grocery store, you may have already seen this: Some food products now contain something called "evaporated cane juice." It can be found in yogurt, fruit juices and lemonades.<p>So what exactly is …

Your Brain Knows The Difference Between Sugar And Artificial Sweeteners, Study Suggests

Your brain's reward system knows the difference between artificial sweeteners and sugar, suggests a new study in mice. The study's researchers, from the Yale University School of Medicine, noted that the finding, if applicable to humans, could explain why obesity rates continue to rise even with …

The Bitter Secret of Sugar

Keo Chhorn, 63, is a father-of-six in south-western Cambodia. He and his wife worked the seven acres of land that have been in their family for 30 years to grow watermelon, rice and cashews, earning more than a thousand dollars a year and putting food on the table. That's until the bulldozers came …

How 'toxic' is sugar?

Emerging research suggests that sugar may be linked to deadly diseases, but Health Canada’s current food labelling regulations make it tough for …

The Top 10 Most Shocking Reasons to Avoid Sugar

Having a hard time cutting back on sugar? I hope these statistics help. As Nietzsche rightly remarked, "He who has a strong enough why can bear almost any how."<p>Our why is now disturbingly clear...<p><b>The Top 10 Most Shocking Reasons to Avoid Sugar</b><p>The rate of obesity has more than doubled since 1980. …

Why Sugar Is Just As Bad For Your Skin As It Is For Your Waistline

We all know sugar is bad for your waistline, but what about your skin? With all of the negative press sugar has been getting for its effects on heart health and obesity rates, we thought it was time to decipher its beauty ramifications -- and the results aren't pretty. We spoke to Dr. Nicholas …

A Stinky Concern: Your Stress Sweat Makes You Seem Incompetent

By Alaina G. Levine<p>While many were fawning over the Nobel Prizes in the last few weeks, I became excited over a seemingly innocent paper published by PLOS One that, in fact, stinks big time.<p>In the first comprehensive scientific study of stress sweat, Dr. Pamela Dalton, an experimental psychologist …

How Exercise Makes Your Brain Grow

Research into “neurogenesis”—the ability of certain brain areas to grow new brain cells—has recently taken an exciting turn. Not only has research discovered that we can foster new brain cell growth through exercise, but it may eventually be possible to “bottle” that benefit in prescription …

What Sound Does A Fox Really Make?

A Norwegian dance-pop song called "The Fox" asks the question: the cow goes moo, the duck goes quack, but what sound does the fox make? We have the answer!<p>A music video from a Norwegian duo called Ylvis is primed to, as the<p>kidsmarketers say, "go viral," because it is catchy and weird and foreign …

The Great Depression: Crash Course US History #33

The science of stage fright (and how to overcome it) - Mikael Cho

What is Honor? | The Art of Manliness

Across cultures and time, honor and manliness have been inextricably tied together. In many cases, they were synonymous. Honor lost was manhood lost. …

Five Steps To Living A Fearless Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There is no quick fix or magic pill to move yourself forward from a fearful life to a fearless life. Fear is a powerful glue and you have been stuck …

Positive Thinking

5 Differences Between Optimists And Pessimists | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Optimism maximizes potential as pessimism squashes it. Look at these five distinguishing differences between optimists and pessimists and tell me – …

Managing Our Emotional Monsters: Why Control Doesn’t Work | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If you’re an average human being, you may be doing something that is actually based on a <b>huge myth</b>.<p>You may be trying to control your feelings.<p>Not the …

How To Always Be Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”<br>― Oscar Wilde<p>The real you is the person you are when nobody is watching. But when other people enter …

Moral Licensing: How Being Good Can Make You Bad | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We are quick to beat ourselves up for our apparent lack of willpower. However, the reason why we struggle so much with self-control is often not some …

Will Power

The 7 Top Habits of High Achievers | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What separates the high achievers from the also ran’s, the scorers from the mediocre, the successful from the ordinary. The answer greatly lies in …

Get Fit Like a Wild Man: A Primer on MovNat and Outdoor Training | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from MovNat founder Erwan Le Corre.</i><p>“A pattern that had been familiar throughout history is that after a war is …

Krav Maga Technique of the Month: Defending a Two-Handed Overhead Chair or Stool-Type Attack | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from krav maga expert David Kahn’s book</i> Krav Maga Weapon Defenses.<p>Welcome back to another installment of the Krav …

New programming language could code DNA to deliver drugs and detect diseases

The University of Washington envisions a future where our bodies will be tuned to heal us just as easily as software is built to entertain us — and it's come up with a method that could eventually turn this idea into a reality. University researchers have developed a programming language that …

Meiosis 'checkpoint' sheds light on birth defects - Futurity

Researchers have identified two enzymes that play a critical role in meiosis—the process of cell …