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6 Weird Signs You May Have an Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency is a common problem—and weird things can happen to your body when you’re not getting enough of this mineral.<p>Iron is one of the most important nutrients in your diet, since it helps different proteins deliver oxygen to your body. But the truth is, much of the world doesn’t get enough …

Wellness

We Asked Celeb Physicist Brian Cox About Flat Earth Conspiracies, the Multiverse, and Ghosts

There’s a growing, bewildering movement of folks who reject the most basic learnings of science in favor of conspiracy theories and hocus pocus—as a …

Physics

The Tour de France rules: What do all the jerseys mean and just how do riders go to the toilet?

There are some sports you can switch on and grasp what's going on within a few seconds. They've scored more goals, she has more points, he's in front of him, etc.<p>The fact that a tennis game went against serve or that one Formula One driver's had more pit stops than another is about as complicated …

Road Cycling

The truth about fasting: Does the 72-hour water fast really work? We tried it and the results were surprising

W hat it would be like if you had no food for three days? No coffee, no juice, no supplements. Just plain old water. Well, let me tell you...<p>First of …

Wellness

These 22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

Tina Hay doesn't think in numbers.<p>In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts …

Personal Finance

Apple's Shocking New iPhone Feature Will Forever Change the Way You Use Your Device

The tech behemoth just added a feature to the planned iOS 12 system that I'd never thought I'd see--and that I'm surprisingly grateful for.<p>I'll shortly get to the surprising new features for the i-Phone, embedded in the fall's upcoming iOS 12 update, but first, some important background.<p>Even though …

iOS

Getting Bored And Walking Away Is How Most Games End For Me Now

Last week, I realized I have a problem. I’d just finished browsing the Nintendo Switch’s entire eShop for a second time in search of a new game. …

Breath of the Wild

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

Everything You Need to Know About Protein for Men

There are all sorts of articles out there ranting about how the average American’s diet is insufficient in protein. Others claim many of us get too …

Nutrition

This Is What Your Addicted Brain Looks Like

The fine line between feeling good and developing a dependency.<p><i>This article is supported by the NSW Government, who want to help empower you to quit smoking. In this article, we look at how addiction affects your brain.</i><p>Even when we know that something—drugs, alcohol, smoking, checking our Instagram …

Neuroscience

Psychologists Criticize WHO Decision to Recognize 'Gaming Disorder'

The move was called "definitely premature."<p>On Monday, the World Health Organization announced that “gaming disorder” is now officially considered a …

Mental Health

The Food You Eat Might Shift Your Risk of Depression, Study Suggests

Some sobering news for lovers of fatty foods.<p>New research published in <i>Molecular Psychiatry</i> holds some sobering news for anyone excited about trying a …

Holistic Medicine

After 30-plus years and 100-plus roles, Samuel L. Jackson ranks his own roles

No. 1 is not what you think it is<p>Samuel L. Jackson, who stars as “Frozone” in this week’s <i>The Incredibles 2</i>, knows a dope character when he sees one. …

Scientists Have More Bad News About Your Favorite Vape Flavors

Our apologies to the churro vape juice lovers.<p>We all know that vaping makes you look cool. Oh yeah, and apparently it can also help you quit smoking. …

Flavors

NASA found something on Mars and it’s holding a press conference on Thursday to tell everyone

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has been on the Red Planet for a long, long time. Back in March it tallied its 2,000th Martian day, which is 2,054 Earth …

Space Travel

Ancient Human Jawbones Found in Caves Contain Remnants of a Terrible Dinner

"I'm reminded of just how remarkable the human species really is."<p>The Niah Great Cave complex is surrounded by a dense jungle on the island of Borneo …

The LHC Has Detected The Higgs Boson Again, This Time With a Massive Twist

Whoa.<p>Physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider have made a major new detection of the famous Higgs boson, this time catching details on a rare …

James Gunn Confirms 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' Easter Egg

Another Easter egg has been spotted in the <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> movies as director James Gunn has confirmed a small detail spotted in <i>Vol. 2</i>.<p>A fan …

What Your Poop Looks Like Can Reveal a Lot About Your Health

Scientists developed a seven-point scale called the Bristol Stool Chart.<p>Number twos are a tricky subject. We all do them. Indeed, excreting waste is critical to life. But polite society and its rules of etiquette ensure we’re rarely brave enough to speak about them.<p>The feces—or stools—we produce …

18 anime series now on Netflix that you need to watch

There are subtitles, but not subpar titles<p>As Netflix continues to invest in anime, the platform’s selection has grown to almost titan-sized proportions. With over 100 titles scattered across subgenres ranging from sci-fi and fantasy to comedy, it almost feels like you have to strap on 3D Maneuver …

Anime

"Brain in Butt" Study Points to True Location of Second Nervous System

No, it's not actually in the butt.<p>The brain and spinal cord may control most of the body, but some parts handle themselves just fine without their …

24 Anime You Absolutely Need To Watch Before You Die

Classics and new stuff included.

Sugar Cravings Are No Match for a New "Switch" Discovered in the Brain

Tasting sweetness isn't always enjoyable.<p>As soon as sugar touches your tongue, your nervous system kicks into high gear. The tongue tells the brain’s …

The first Brexit 'no deal' disaster plan has been revealed — 13 miles of the M20 will turn into a lorry park

MINISTERS last night unveiled the first concrete “no deal” disaster plan – turning 13 miles of motorway into a lorry park – in a bold bid to pile …

18 iPhone Tips That'll Make You Seem Like A Phone Wizard

Holy shit! These are legit.

IPhone 8

A little-known feature in Google Maps lets you explore our local solar system — here's how to visit Mercury, Venus, and other planets and moons in Google Maps

Most people just use Google Maps to get directions from A to B, but it's also an incredible educational tool in its own right.<p>Using Google Maps is a great way to learn more about the various cities and countries around the world. But many people might not know that Google Maps can also be used to …

Ignore the hype over big tech. Its products are mostly useless | John Harris

It’s years since Silicon Valley gave us a game-changer. Instead, from curing disease to colonies on Mars, we’re fed overblown promises<p>Back in 1999, Google hit 1bn searches a year. Wifi began to make an impact about two years later. Thanks to the pioneers of Facebook and Twitter, the age of mass …

Social Media

A German Team Is Now Trying to Make the ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Engine

German physicists launched the SpaceDrive project to explore possible sources of error in EmDrive experiments. Their first experiment identified a possible source of false positives in past successful EmDrive tests.<p>Since the beginning of the space race over half-a-century ago, humans have walked on …

Physics

Clever fans have worked out the easiest ways to defeat Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War

<b>Hey there, Marvel fans. Just a heads up: if you haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War (where have you been?) and don’t want to know what happens, then</b> …

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority, or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>Success can become a catalyst for</i> …

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