Leigh Ferris

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We've Been Wrong About Where the Brain Processes Language for 141 Years

Where word salad is really made.<p>The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal <i>Brain</i> wherein they demonstrate that the famous Wernicke's area, thought to be the center of language …

When you learn this Buddhist master's 21 rules of life, you'll completely realign your priorities

Ever heard of Miyamoto Mushashi?<br>If not, he was an expert Japanese swordsman, Buddhist and ronin.<br>He became renowned through stories of incredible …

Signs Of Depression And Anxiety Can Be Seen In Newborns

Early differences in brain connectivity predict later symptoms, a new study suggests.<p>Depression and anxiety can take root as early as the very first moments of life.<p>Certain patterns of brain connectivity seen in newborn babies can predict the baby’s likelihood of showing early symptoms of mental …

The Very Best Way to Build Your Chest

9 Experts Drop Their Most Effective Tips<p>The Question<p>What's the single best way to build chest?<p>Michael Warren – Strength Coach and Performance …

Hypertrophy

Why the Humble Push-Up Could Be the Key to the Body You Want

It turned Jake Gyllenhaal into a prize fighter, and it can do the same for you.<p>The one exercise that can be performed anywhere at any time, the push-up is, nevertheless, an often misunderstood and under appreciated aspect of bodyweight fitness.<p>Many men ditch it early on in their workout lives for …

The workout to build a massive chest and get rid of your man-boobs

undrey / Getty<p>undrey / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30–45<p><b>Exercises</b> 6<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>We'll be direct, gentlemen: Nobody likes a guy with man-boobs—especially not the …

T-shirts

White Bean-and-Parmesan Soup

Step 1<p>Tie together poultry herb mix with kitchen twine. Place soaked beans, herbs, water, stock, cheese rinds, and onion halves in a large Dutch …

The Back Day Burnout: A Big Thick Back Workout

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Single Muscle Group<p>Training Level<p>Intermediate<p>Program Duration4 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>1<p>Time Per …

Workouts

3 common plank mistakes you’re probably making

When it comes to ab workouts, you can’t argue with the fact that the classic plank will always rock your core.<p>The horizontal ab-crusher (and serious …

Hypertrophy Is Not a Bad Word: Functional Hypertrophy Training

<b>As I wrote about recently in regards to the future of the fitness industry, one of my big picks for training trends is a return to hypertrophy</b> …

A Dozen 20-Minute Workouts You Can Do at Home

Of all the reasons people skip a workout, the weakest is saying, “I couldn’t make it to the gym,” as if the only way your body will ever get faster …

Why Tiny Dogs Lift Their Legs So High While Peeing

B.F. (Burrhus Frederic) Skinner was one of the preeminent American psychologists of the 20th century. Skinner founded “radical behaviorism”—a twist …

Nobel Prize

Best Muscle Building Supplements | Vince DelMonte's Muscle Building Secrets and Programs

Listen closely, hardgainers. <b>I’m just like you so you’re not alone.</b> In fact, the majority of bodybuilders are in the <b>“sucky-genetics”</b> category – which …

Nutrition

A 12-Month "I Am Strong" Challenge Better Than Any New Year's Resolution

While New Year's resolutions are often well-intentioned, the sad truth is that they usually fall out of focus. Have you been there before? We certainly have. So what's a more actionable way to meet your goals every month? Mix it up and have a clear objective month by month, rather than for the year …

Exercise

Small Things That Will Tell You About A Person’s Personality

How do you evaluate a person? Is it the way they walk? The way they talk? Is it the big things, or the small things? Truth be told, there is always …

Self-help

Mind healing: How to help an unhappy young person

The Young Women’s Trust, a charity that works for young women struggling to live on low or no pay, has recently commissioned a poll of over 4,000 young adults aged 18-30. The results suggest that an alarming proportion of them are feeling worn down, worried about the future and their mental health, …

How To Have Abs Without Sacrificing Muscle!

The classic saying is that “Abs are made in the kitchen”, and it couldn’t be more true. Throughout my life I have always kept fit and focused on …

Nutrition

How To Do The Perfect Kettlebell Snatch

Here we are at the end of my series - the final movement of the six basic kettlebell exercises. The snatch.<p><b>The snatch is one of those exercises that</b> …

The non-western books that every student should read

Leading authors pick international classics that should be on student’s bookshelves, but are often neglected by universities<p>I teach it to my first years and return to the book through their degree. It is the perfect introduction to complex ideas: oppressive socio-economic political structures, …

A Proven Method for Building Full-Body Power (Plus a 6-Week Plan)

<b>The fitness world is in a constant state of flux.</b> It’s like a kid trying to balance a see-saw on his or her own, running from one end to the other. …

Teenagers with mental illness: ‘I failed her and I don't want to fail her again’

One mother who put her teenage daughter in a mental health unit after she self-harmed was shocked at her treatment and now campaigns for better care<p>Sally will never forget the day she had to section her 13-year-old daughter. “Maisie was already in hospital. She was there because she’d taken an …

Mental Health

Knitting, crocheting and jam-making improve mental health, study finds

Knitting, crocheting and jam-making have never been associated with great thrills – but, it turns out, they work wonders for wellbeing.<p>A study has found that people who participate in arts and crafts feel happier, calmer and more energetic the next day.<p>The activities which the researchers listed …

'As boys, we are told to be brave': men on masculinity and mental health

New analysis found links between so-called masculine traits and depression and substance use. We asked men about gender stereotypes and mental health<p>Efforts have been made to challenge traditional stereotypes, but there is still pressure on men to be strong, independent, stoical, competitive and …

Modern-Industrial House With Sophisticated Decor Accents

This is a house located in Pozuelo de Alarcon, in Madrid, Spain which, in spite of its industrial design, has a really warm and cozy interior. In …

Interior Design

7 Plyometric Exercises to Build Power Quickly

Whether you’re a serious athlete or just want to add some cool new tricks to your repertoire, <b>plyometric exercises are the key to increasing your</b> …

Bi's & Tri's Kettlebell Blast

1 of 10<p>Kettlebell Blast<p>Kettlebells are an excellent tool for building explosive, brute strength. And KB swings are excellent at revving your heart …

Mental Health Education At School Could Have Prevented My Deepest Moment Of Despair

Earlier this year I visited a secondary school to give a talk about mental health.<p>Whenever such a talk finishes pupils will always approach me to …

Tip: The Upper Chest Push-Up

Replace regular push-ups with this version to fix S.U.C Syndrome. (That's Scrawny Upper Chest Syndrome.)<p>A Ban On All Standard Push-Ups!<p>There should …

Workouts