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If You Want to Diminish Belly Fat, Eat Any of These 32 Delicious Dinners

If you're one of those people who tend to carry weight in their belly, you can do something about it! While hundreds of crunches aren't exactly the answer, what you put in your mouth is. Certain foods are proven to diminish belly fat, like whole grains, MUFAs like avocado, nuts, seeds, and olive …

Healthy Eating

Weird: Naked mole rats don't die of old age

Just when it seemed the naked mole rat couldn't get any weirder, it turns out the buck-toothed, bare-skinned rodents don't even age.<p>Unlike literally every other mammal, naked mole rats don't become more likely to die as they get up there in years. In humans, for example, with all else being equal …

Biology

Quantum Chemistry Solves The Question of Why Life Needs So Many Amino Acids

A flexible approach to life.<p>One of the oldest and most fundamental questions in biochemistry is why the 20 amino acids that support life are all …

Aminoacids

Do our mitochondria run at 50 degrees C?

Our body temperature is held at a fairly steady 37.5°C, and the assumption has always been that most of our physiological processes take place at …

Biology

Mind diet: Medical researchers reveal new eating plan to combat cognitive decline

A new diet created by scientists may help slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors.<p>Called the MIND diet (short for Mediterranean-DASH Diet …

Diets

These Are the Best Vitamins for Concentration, According to Experts

We've all been there. It's 3:45 p.m., our stomach is rumbling, our sheets and Netflix account are (already) beckoning, and our attention span is …

Wellness

Fat Loss Basics: 5 Simple Steps

Lift Learn Grow<p>Fat Loss Basics: 5 Simple Steps<p>I’ve discussed calories and macros but we haven’t yet looked at how you put it all together to lose fat.<p>…

Weight Loss

"Dark Matter" DNA Influences Brain Development

A puzzle posed by segments of 'dark matter' in genomes—long, winding strands of DNA with no obvious functions—has teased scientists for more than a …

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a humanizing philosophy driving the manufacturer’s innovation, one that intrinsically motivated …

Self-improvement

The best time to do everything if you want to get great results, according to research

We love to say "timing is everything" but often we sure as heck don't act like it (bookstores have an entire "how to" section but not a "when to" section).<p>As we're going to find out, timing really can be everything. And often we've got it all wrong. Luckily, bestselling author Dan Pink has come to …

Time Management

Surprise: Facebook Research Shows It's Not Bad Bosses That Make People Quit, It's This

People leave managers, not companies. Right? Not so fast. Facebook research shows a different reason.<p>Raise your hand if you've heard the saying, "People leave managers, not companies." That should be the majority of us, as the research over the years keeps telling us this is a big reason for …

Our Bodies Could Be Treating a Western Diet Like It Was a Dangerous Infection

Put that burger down.<p>The immune system responds to a fast food diet in much the same way as it does to a bacterial infection, according to a study on …

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling…

In Japan, millions of people have <i>ikigai</i> <i>(pronounced</i> <b>Ick-ee-guy</b><i>)</i>— a reason to jump out of bed each morning.<p>What’s your reason for getting up in the …

Happiness

As a recent graduate I’m devastated by how disastrously Brexit will affect university students

More than 2,300 EU academics have resigned from British universities over the past year, in yet another example of how our choice to leave the EU is …

New work by Matthew Blakely and Jack Doherty

New work by a talented potter<p>We love Matthew Blakely's eclectic approach to ceramics. Matthew has a number of distinct types of work; functional …

6 Ways To Let Go Of Someone You Never Thought You'd Say Goodbye To

When you meet someone you fall for and build a relationship over a period of months or years, only to part ways, the damage done can haunt you for …

Relationships

12 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are becoming more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always …

Science

The 10 keys to happiness that scientifically proven

January doesn't have to be blue.<p>To create a happy January, we linked up with nonprofit, Action for Happiness, who do incredible work spreading the …

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Physics

Fake news is a threat to humanity, but scientists may have a solution

“Technocognition” proposes that we use technology and psychology to break through the mental barriers that make people deny threats like climate change<p>People are very good at finding ways to believe what we want to believe. Climate change is the perfect example – acceptance of climate science among …

Scientists Are Designing Artisanal Proteins for Your Body

Our bodies make roughly 20,000 different kinds of proteins, from the collagen in our skin to the hemoglobin in our blood. Some take the shape of molecular sheets. Others are sculpted into fibers, boxes, tunnels, even scissors.<p>A protein’s particular shape enables it to do a particular job, whether …

Biochemistry

15 Things Psychologists Wish You Knew Can Gradually Destroy Self-Esteem

It can be tough to step outside yourself, and truly recognize what affects your self-esteem. That's because nobody wakes up in the morning <i>wanting</i> to …

Self-help

This Simple Solution Will Eliminate Tons of Conflict From Your Life

Make your life easier by following these skill sets to wipe out conflict from your life.<p>Conflicts. Arguments. Frustrations. Even for all the toughies out there, fighting with companions is never fun. Interpersonal struggles, no matter how minor, are destructive and can eventually come to erode …

Depression: A Symptom, Not a Disorder

In the popular press and even in articles meant for professionals, the term "depression" is used as if it were a scientific word, when it is a …

Cardiovascular System

The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

Ever feel like you're not good enough? Something bad happens and your brain plays a YouTube highlight reel of every mistake you've ever made. Your confidence crashes and your self-esteem flatlines.<p>You're not alone. People have been feeling like this as long as there have been people. It's an old …

Self-help

Meet the man trying to catch Google search at its worst

Robert Epstein may be paranoid, but he is right when he says search engines should be kept in check.<p>Earlier this week, we wrote about how Google can …

Why Highly Intelligent People Suffer More Mental and Physical Disorders

People with high IQ are considered to have an advantage in many domains. They are predicted to have higher educational attainment, better jobs, and a …

The True Cost of Brexit Is Far More Than Leavers Expected

As they voted in the June 23 2016 referendum, many a British voter might have thought that Brexit -- the process of withdrawing from the European …

The Surprising Way Gender Equality Can Affect Women’s Health

Why Small Gains In Equality Don't Make The World A Paradise For Women<p>Handout/Getty Images News/Getty Images<p>What's been happening in Sweden since 1990 …

Sweden

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Try Any of These 6 Habits of the Happiest People

End the year strong with these rare (and counter-intuitive) habits for a better life.<p>Now that 2018 is just around the corner, perhaps you're a person who prescribes to a growth-mindset. You're looking for innovative ways to improve your well-being, get that productivity edge, and maybe achieve more …