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Here are the national monuments being reviewed under Trump's order

President Trumpsigned an executive order in April calling for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review national monuments created by Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush andObama. These monuments were set aside as public land under the 1906 Antiquities Act, which gives presidents the power to limit …

How to Boost Your Metabolism (Without Hitting the Gym)

In theory, understanding metabolism should be simple: The higher your metabolic rate, the more calories your body burns when performing chemical …

Protein-Pacing: The Science-Backed Secret to Getting Fitter Faster

New research from Skidmore College confirms what trainers around the world consider the perfect diet and exercise regimen: A workout that checks all …

Eating Toward Immortality

Diet culture is just another way of dealing with the fear of death.<p>Knowing a thing means you don’t need to believe in it. Whatever can be known, or proven by logic or evidence, doesn’t need to be taken on faith. Certain details of nutrition and the physiology of eating are known and knowable: the …

More than 30 Critical Thinking Videos from YouTube That Will Boost Your Brain

<i>“Good reasons logically support the beliefs or conclusions one adopts—from degrees of probability to absolute certainty (a rare condition …

Critical Thinking

How You Use Introverted Thinking Based On Its Location in Your Function Stack

<i>“</i><i>The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”</i> <b><br>– Albert Einstein, an INTP</b><p>Introverted Thinking is the …

Miracles and Probability III

<b>Background</b><p>We discussed the challenges of accepting a miracle as true because it contradicts with how we know the world works. We then proceeded to …

How Thinking Like A Scientist Can Improve Your Daily Life

There are big problems that come up in our lives, affecting our hopes and dreams for ourselves, our family, and even our very lives. How are you going to pay for your child’s college education? Is it a better decision to buy a new car, a used car or to fix your current car one more time? When your …

In Science, There Are No "Alternative Facts"

Fake News Destroys Facts<p>Lately, conversations regarding fake news, alternative facts, sensationalism, and fear-mongering have plagued the discourse …

7 Illogical Statements that Smart People Never Make

These errors in logic are red flags that the person using them can't (or won't) think clearly.<p>Never in modern times have so many people in so many powerful positions had so feeble a grasp on the basics of logic and reason. With this in mind, here's what passes for "a sound argument" among the …