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6 Vital CrossFit Dumbbell Exercises You Need to Master

CrossFit dumbbell exercises are important for all athletes.<p>CrossFit Dumbbell Exercises<p>The 2017 CrossFit Open saw the return of dumbbells and …

Workouts

The counterintuitive tricks to asking better questions, according to Harvard research

Having the ability to ask a question appears to be a uniquely human trait, one that saves us time and energy as we gather resources and information. It also allows us to develop empathy for others and create bonds of trust, even among strangers. Indeed, people who ask more questions are seen as …

Framing

An Expert Says Doing This 1 Thing Will Make You Stronger

We've all arrived at the gym, quickly throwing our belongings into a locker and jumping straight into our workout. This may seem harmless, but warming up is critical to maximizing your workout. If this alone hasn't convinced you, just look at what athletes at all levels do before a competition. If …

Workouts

Monique Keiran: Allergic to pollen? Get used to it

Victoria is a year-round allergy town. If mould and wood smoke aren’t causing itchy eyes, runny noses, scratchy throats and sneezing among residents …

Climate Change

Best TV of 2018 so far

Atlanta: Robbin’ Season<p>Donald Glover’s surreal, sprawling account of life inside and outside the Atlanta rap scene continues to takes risks in its second season, attempting everything from a full-on horror movie in one episode to a relationship drama set at a German Fasnacht festival in the next. …

Books

Why are Americans so sad?

Suicide rates in the US have increased nearly 30% in less than 20 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported June 7. These mind-numbing statistics were released the same week two very famous, successful and beloved people committed suicide—Kate Spade, a tremendous entrepreneur, …

Mental Health

This is what a recycling crisis in Quebec looks like

Mounds of colourful plastic, paper and glass tower six metres high and cover most surfaces at Sherbrooke's recycling plant.<p>Several stray cats climb …

*This* is the sunscreen you should be using if you have rosacea

Rosacea is a hard-to-manage inflammatory skin condition that often materializes itself through the presence of constant or extreme flushing, …

How Did the Nazis Gain Power in Germany?

<b>THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY</b> <b><br>Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic</b><br>By Benjamin Carter Hett<br>Illustrated. 280 pp. Henry Holt & Company. $30.<p>We ask about the rise of the Nazis from what we think is a great distance. We take for granted that the Germans of the 1930s were quite different …

hett

Rising Temperatures Could Cut Corn Production

Unrestrained warming could reduce yields of the staple crop, as well as many vegetables and legumes

High-salt diet may kill off 'good' gut bacteria

New data suggest that high salt consumption may prove fatal to certain gut bacteria, and that this could contribute to high blood pressure and …

Medical Research

Triclosan wreaks havoc on the guts of mice

A new study has found that triclosan, an antimicrobial agent found in toys, toothpaste, cosmetics and more than 2,000 other consumer products, wreaked havoc on the guts of mice whose blood concentrations of the compound were roughly equivalent to a level typical for humans.<p>One group of mice that …

How to be more charming, according to science

Being charming. Is there a more enviable quality? We'd hate charming people if we didn't love them so much.<p>I've covered how to be sexy and cool but charming, well, that's a whole 'nother beast. And what a beautiful beast it is. We're going to pull together the research from many, many… well, far …

Chinese Burn Will Only Make the Solar Industry Stronger

Remember how there was a glut of computer chips in 2008, and then the world stopped using computer chips? Yeah, me neither.<p>That’s a good reason to discount your worries about the effects on solar power from recent policy blows on panel manufacturers by the U.S. and Chinese governments.<p>The falls in …

Solar Power

‘Not even on the radar screen’: Why Big Oil has abandoned Canada’s once-promising energy industry

OTTAWA — In October 2013, then-Liberal leader Justin Trudeau told a room full of oil and gas executives in Calgary that the arms-length National …

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.<p>The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the …

Indiana University

New research drives home how crazy it is that triclosan is still in hundreds of everyday products

The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is in thousands of products that we use daily: hand soaps, toothpastes, body wash, kitchenware, and even some toys. Work in our lab suggests that this compound may have widespread health risks, including aggravating inflammation in the gut and promoting the …

Medical Research

Trudeau is now all-in on oil sands expansion

This is not the first time a Liberal government in Ottawa has decided to meddle in the oil patch. But it’s the first time it’s been done in defence of Alberta’s interests and in defiance of its own political base. That tells the world how important it considers the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline …

California has a recycling crisis. The only way to solve it is to stop making so much trash

Californians use — and then toss — a tremendous amount of paper and plastic packaging material every day: takeout coffee cups and lids, cereal boxes, wine bottles, plastic bags, clamshell food containers, and on and on.<p>It's hard for even the most militant environmentalist to avoid contributing to …

Quantum physics may be even spookier than you think

<b>Atom (Sergey Nivens via Shutterstock)</b><p>A new experiment hints at surprising hidden mechanics of quantum superpositions<p>Philip Ball<p>May 27, 2018 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American<p>It is the central question in quantum mechanics, and no one knows the answer: What …

Quantum Physics

These Elite CrossFitters Went Vegan. Should You?

Delete the Meat

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

2,300-year-old Chinese philosophy shows why we should all try to be a bit of mess

Recently, I started hanging out with a group of friends who seem intimidatingly on top of things. They respond to their emails—even non-urgent ones—politely and punctually, they freeze leftovers in neatly labeled Tupperware that they never forget about, and they sort their mail into orderly files, …

Taoism

The Results of the First American Gut Project Are In

In the largest citizen science experiment to date, more than 11,000 people sent poop samples to a San Diego lab.<p>Have you ever wondered what’s going on in your poop? Perhaps not. But this is precisely what we think about every day at the American Gut Project, the world’s largest microbiome citizen …

I Tried Ryan Reynolds’ Insane ‘Deadpool 2’ Workout—and Now I Know Why He’s Shredded

We started with sandbag lunges.<p>Just a few days before <i>Deadpool 2</i> premiered around the country, I took a trip to New York City gym Drive 495 to meet up …

The 15-minute Kettlebell Workout for Busy Guys

Kettlebells are the perfect tool for a 15-minute, busy-guy workout. After all, kettlebells look like something your kids might have left lying around …

NASA Satellites Detect Seriously Weird Changes in Earth's Freshwater

A fascinating new study from NASA reveals how the amount of freshwater in certain regions changed over the years due to various factors, including …

What makes a man attractive? Hint: Look at his limbs

A man may be attractive because of his curly, blond hair or slick pin-striped suit, but strip everything away and one luring—maybe evolutionary—piece …

Ryan Reynolds Is Absolutely Crushing the Style on His Deadpool 2 Press Tour

He's wearing everything from full suits to T-shirts and jeans.<p>Ryan Reynolds has been making the media rounds to promote <i>Deadpool 2,</i> and because he is Ryan Reynolds, he's been looking pretty damn good doing so. Plus, he's having some fun within the confines of expectations (safe, but stylish) by …

Get the "Most Bang For Your Buck" With This Trainer's Top 10 Exercises For Strength

Why do you work out? Some do it for fun, others for stress relief, some are looking to make a major transformation, and others simply want to look and feel stronger. If you fall into the last category and are looking to get stronger, personal trainer Rob Allen has shared his top 10 exercises to do …