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Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

Olympians Are Using Nonalcoholic Beer As Recovery Drinks. Here's The Science

In Greek mythology, the Olympians were said to drink ambrosia, which bestowed upon them immortality. Occasionally, athletic heroes like Heracles were also gifted a sip. But the myths don't say much about the golden-amber liquid getting them all drunk.<p>Today's Olympians have been swept up in a new …

Alcohol

Researchers have mapped out how plants sense our world

Mapping Senses<p>Plants may lack our facial features, but the fact that they don’t have eyes, ears, or noses has not stopped them from developing ways …

Protein

Google is launching 3 new experimental apps on both Android and the iPhone

Google is launching three new experimental apps, named Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies, on iOS and Android (we first saw the news via The Verge).<p>The first will come just to Android, while Scrubbies is an iOS exclusive; Selfissimo!, on the other hand, will be released on both platforms.<p>The …

Here's why 'man flu' might actually be real, according to one professor

Man flu is apparently real — and the cure is lying on the sofa and watching telly, according to one professor.<p>Dr. Kyle Sue, a medical professor at a Canadian university, spelled out what he described as "the science behind man flu" after growing "tired of being accused of over-reacting" to flu-like …

Grandma Dena’s Pimiento Cheese

Stir together cheese, bell peppers, mayonnaise, black pepper, hot sauce, and salt in a large bowl until well combined. Serve with crackers or …

Scientists have used cells as a recording device for the first time

For the first time, scientists have used a cell to record what happens in the world around it. They were able to retrieve the information and read it …

Surgeon Claims He's Done The First Human Head Transplant, But There Are Huge Red Flags

Unbelievable.<p>Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero claimed on Friday that he had completed the world's first human head transplant between two corpses …

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Latke Making 101: How-To Tips For Making Perfect Potato Pancakes

If you don't fry food regularly, it can be a daunting task—especially if you're serving up once-a-year holiday fare that you want to get just right. …

These Simple, Science-Backed Exercises You Can Do at Home Have Huge Health Benefits

No need for gym!<p>Most of us probably know exercising is associated with a smaller risk of premature death, but a new study has found that doesn't have …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

Nine Great Lentil Soups to Choose From Recipe

I've written so many lentil soup recipes for this site (and for my books), that I remember telling myself to take a break for a while. So, while I …

Food Preservation

Elon Musk wants to take us anywhere on Earth in less than 1 hour

Not content to overturn almost every notion we have about transportation, Elon Musk today unveiled an even more insanely transformative vision with the goal of allowing humans to reach any place on Earth in under 60 minutes.<p>Musk offered details of this future while speaking at the 68th …

Your DNA probably didn’t make you do it

Judges and juries aren’t swayed by genetics.<p>In March, an episode of <i>Law & Order SVU</i> dove into murky scientific waters when it introduced a character claiming to have a gene that made him commit sexual assault. The story was never clear on what specific gene had supposedly doomed the defendant to …

These Mashed Potatoes Are Basically Like Cream-Cheese Frosting

Whether it's with cream or extra butter, people are always looking for ways to make mashed potatoes as smooth and rich as they can be. Jeff Mauro, aka the Sandwich King, has a tater trick you'll wish you'd known about a long time ago: cream cheese. The ingredient's mild flavor and thick texture is …

These Six Brazilian Desserts Are Gonna Blow Your Mind

If you've never heard of brigadeiros, your life is about to change forever.

9 Mexican Salads So Good You'll Give Tacos a Break

Oh, Mexican food, how we love you so. Guac, burritos, tacos… we could go on and on. The problem is, a Mexican dinner typically turns into “ohmigod I …

The Healing Power of a Heart-Healthy Diet

Advice for a heart-healthy diet used to focus on numbers. How many grams of fiber should you consume? How many milligrams of sodium is too much? What …

Holistic Medicine

8 Ways Chefs Upgrade Meatballs

There are endless ways to vary a meatball, from the type of meat to the fillers and seasonings. Here are upgrades from eight great chefs.<p>Meatballs …

Ebola is scary, but antibiotic resistance should scare us more

Ebola is the stuff of nightmares. It causes profuse bleeding and organ failure and has a high mortality rate. But while the grim spectacle of dying patients in treatment centres in the affected African countries has stoked fears, cases in the west have been extremely rare in spite of a spate of …

How to Beat the Twisted Psychology of Busyness

You actually have more free time than you think.<p>A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, …

Time Management