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What Your Cholesterol Numbers Really Mean

LDL used to be the “bad cholesterol” and HDL the “good cholesterol.” That’s the tidy story I learned in my grad school lipids class 13 years ago, but …

Holistic Medicine

6 yoga moves runners should do to speed recovery

Whether you run a 5K a day with your girlfriends or you’re in the midst of marathon training, you probably feel it: tight hips, achy hamstrings, and …

Yoga

This 6-Minute Workout Will Reshape Your Butt — but You Won't Be Able to Walk Tomorrow!

If you're looking for a little help bringing up the rear, we've got the workout for you. Dempsey Marks from Gold's Gym in LA designed this …

Workouts

Ethereum researcher explains why sharding is the only true blockchain scaling solution

Binary District spoke exclusively with Vlad Zamfir, a researcher at the Ethereum Foundation; and Sergey Gorkov, chairman of the government-owned Russian development bank Vnesheconombank. Both discussed some of the most pertinent topics in Ethereum – scalability, lack of incentives for core …

Blockchaining could change the future, and this training will show you how

While cryptocurrency has become almost synonymous with blockchaining, the revolutionary technology that generates Bitcoin and the rest has implications that reach far beyond imaginary money.<p>With its decentralized nature, blockchaining has the potential to change the way we bank, communicate, …

Build Your Strength With These 9 Yoga Poses

This sequence will help yoga beginners build strength in the core, arms, and legs. Incorporating balances and dynamic movement is part of the …

The New Army Fitness Test​ | Men’s Health

1st Sgt, Diamond Ott<p><b>About my name:</b> My mom was a big fan of Neil Diamond.<p><b>Home is American Samoa</b>, born and raised. My first sport was soccer.<p><b>When I joined the Army</b>, we ran a lot and did the basics: pushups, situps, drills. The new fitness test is more well rounded.<p><b>I deployed to Afghanistan</b> in 2012 …

A little-known token may be fueling Bitcoin's rise. Critics say it's a scam.

Bitcoin has been on a run. Despite its recent dip, the cryptocurrency has impressed skeptics and believers alike in its monumental rise in value …

7 Exercises To Strengthen Your Runner Toes

<i>Photography by Oliver Baker</i><p>“Crack!” It’s the last thing any runner wants to hear while running…right next to “Pop!” or “Snap!” While discomfort can …

Pain

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies – what digital money really means for our future

Digital currencies such as bitcoin have caused a financial frenzy. Alex Hern explains what they are – and whether this is the end of ‘real’ money<p><b>What is a cryptocurrency? Is it like bitcoin?</b><br>In a word, yes. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, and is still the biggest, but in the eight years since …

Bitcoin

Train to Run Faster As You Age

If you’re like most of us, you may be over the hill before you even realize there was a hill to go over in the first place.<p>The book “Running Science: …

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, Find a Wall ASAP, and Do This Amazing Stretch

Tight hips are a common affliction among us desk dwellers. They can lead to lower back pain and tightness in our legs and just make us feel all around uncomfortable. Free your tight hips by finding a wall and doing this life-changing stretch (no really, it's <i>that</i> good!).<p>Known as figure four, you can …

Yoga

The Rise and Fall of Ripple is a Case Study in Mass Hysteria

Altcoins<p><b>Through late 2017 and early 2018, ripple was the darling of cryptocurrency. Mainstream media couldn’t get enough of it, South Koreans</b> …

Cryptocurrency

What you need to know about cryptocurrency in 2018

In 2013, then-Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke wrote a letter to Congress in which he said, “<i>Virtual currencies may hold long-term promise, particularly if the innovations promote a faster, more secure and more efficient payment system.”</i> 2017 gave rise to an entire ecosystem of companies doing …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin dips below $10,000 for first time since December

<b>Bitcoin has traded below $10,000 for the first time since early December.</b><p>The value of one bitcoin fell to $9,958 (£7,222) before making a slight recovery, according to a price index run by the news site Coindesk.<p>However, it later fell again dipping just below $9,200. That represents a drop of more …

Cryptocurrency

If You Work at a Desk, Your Tight Lower Back Needs This 4-Minute Stretch Session

You've been sitting hunched over your computer for hours and just realized that your lower back is so tight, it even hurts to straighten up your torso. Your lower back needs some love! Slowly move onto the floor and do this four-minute stretching routine. It not only targets the lower back, but it …

Yoga

So you're thinking about investing in bitcoin? Don't

I’ve been watching this bitcoin situation for a few years, assuming it would just blow over.<p>But a collective insanity has sprouted around the new field of “cryptocurrencies”, causing an irrational gold rush worldwide. It has gotten to the point where a large number of financial stories – and …

Cryptocurrency

Tip: Fix Your Hips, Fix Your Back Pain

Take this test to check your mobility, then learn how to fix it if there's a problem.<p>The 90/90 Test<p>This test can be used to check for imbalances, …

Hips

8 Stretches Your Tight Hips Are Begging For

Tight hips seem to be a common problem for almost everybody — from runners to cyclists, from deskbound bloggers to dancers. Give this area a little extra love with this sequence of eight hip-opening stretches to increase your flexibility, reduce discomfort, and prevent injury. Try the series in the …

Yoga
Cryptocurrency

[INFOGRAPHIC] The history of Ethereum

Ethereum (ETH) creates much debate in the crpytocurrency world about whether or not the taking over of Bitcoin is possible. Since its inception in 2014, ETH radiates an aurora of trust and hope about being the golden standard for cryptocurrency. This reputation results from not only a result of not …

Infographics

A Bullish Sign For Bitcoin, Ripple, And Other Cryptocurrencies

When Bitcoin plunged close to 40% back in the middle of December, Ripple took off, quadrupling in value in a matter of days to take second position among cryptocurrencies in terms of market capitalization. Meanwhile, other cryptocurrencies rallied in sympathy. Like Ethereum, Litecoin, NEM, Siacoin, …

Cryptocurrency

14 Truly Beginner Exercises That Every Newbie Should Try — No Equipment Needed

Beginning your fitness journey and have no idea where to start? We gotchu. These truly beginner moves will allow you to build strength and create a mind-body connection while you get comfortable with exercise. No dumbbells or fancy machines required: just you, your bodyweight, and a little space to …

Walt Disney Company

12 changes that could shake up the blockchain world in 2018

If there is one thing I have learned in the last two years in the cryptocurrency world, it’s that things change so quickly in this sector, it can humble anybody. Anyone who says he knows what he is talking about, doesn’t!<p>Still, it’s New Year’s Day, so what the heck? I’ll put my neck out there with …

Cryptocurrency

How Wall Angels Can Help Combat Poor Posture

<i>Add this Wall Angels exercises into your weekly routine to help combat poor posture. Sitting at desk, driving, texting…all of those activities can</i> …

Unlock Your Hip Flexor: 5 Stretches to Reverse the Damage of Sitting

Do you sit for most of the day? Think about it. Whether you’re driving to work or sitting…The post Unlock Your Hip Flexor: 5 Stretches to Reverse the …

This is what you need to do to keep your bones healthy, whatever your age

Healthy bones underpin – quite literally – so much of our overall health and fitness, but it’s easy to take them for granted.<p>Anyone can get …

Wellness

35 Phrases and Words to Know When Travelling to Kenya

Kenya

If you want to see how delivery drones should work, look at Africa

Zipline, a Californian drone-delivery startup that has been delivering blood to Rwandan clinics since October, announced today that it’s expanding its operations into neighboring Tanzania.<p>This is an ambitious expansion from a company that has only been in operation a few months: At 364,900 square …