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The Top 25 Calorie-Burning Cardio Exercises You Can Do at Home

We're here to tell you that when it comes to calorie-burning cardio, you don't even need to leave your home. And you don't need any equipment! We've rounded up 25 of our favorite bodyweight exercises that are guaranteed to raise your heart rate. The cardio moves will not only help you burn fat, but …

Workouts

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness

Mexico and Hungary tried junk food taxes — and they seem to be working

The case for a junk food tax in America.<p>Walk into any food-selling establishment in the US, and it becomes clear very quickly why America is one of the most obese nations on the planet.<p>From morning muffins that pack as much sugar as an icing-topped cupcake, to chocolate bars that contain more than …

Junk Food

Disciplining the Body: The Deepening Ecological Crisis

Photo by Rick McCharles | CC BY 2.0Walt Whitman opens his now-classic poem, “I Sing the Body Electric,” chanting:The love of the body of man or woman …

Profit

Monotasking is one of the best ways to get things done — here's how to do it

You may think you can do everything right now, but you can't — and you shouldn't.<p>Many studies have shed light on the downside of multitasking—trying to juggle multiple tasks at one time. One often cited study from Stanford University found that people who multitask are more easily distracted, less …

Trump Flips on Gun Control After NRA Sits Him Down in Oval Office

After stunning televised comments Wednesday, the president’s stance has become weaker as the week’s gone on.<p>One word marks President Trump’s …

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

Green Comet Will Pass Near Earth—With a Twin

A rare double comet is buzzing by; here’s how to see it for yourself.<p>A rapidly brightening green comet is making a historically close encounter with Earth on Monday, March 21. And following right behind it like a tagalong sibling is a second, smaller comet.<p>The green comet, named 252P/LINEAR, is …

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, Is Young, Forward-Looking, and Unabashedly Liberal—Call Her the Anti-Trump

It’s always already tomorrow in New Zealand, where Jacinda Ardern, a 37-year-old with a beaming smile, recently rode a wave of enthusiasm—so-called Jacindamania—to become the world’s youngest female prime minister. One breezy summer morning, not yet through with the first 100 days, and a month …

How to manage your attention, not your time

You'll find yourself quickly reaping the rewards.<p>If you regularly find yourself wishing for more hours in the day, you have company. But maybe the …

7 Ways to Get Rid of Chest Congestion

Try these natural remedies, home treatments, and meds that really work.

Irish DNA map reveals history's imprint

<b>Scientists have unveiled a detailed genetic map of Ireland, revealing subtle DNA differences that may reflect historic events.</b><p>In their sample of the Irish population, the researchers identified 10 genetic groupings - clusters - that roughly mirror ancient boundaries.<p>The results also suggest the …

Genealogy

6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

Straighten up and balance out your body with these moves.<p><i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>One thing most gym-goers probably don’t …

A Neuroscientist’s Diary of a Concussion

One evening in April, driving home from a university function, I was stopped in freeway traffic caused by roadworks somewhere up ahead when I felt a massive jolt. The back of my head hit the headrest, then my head lurched forward and I felt something hit the inside of my forehead with a squishy …

Anyone can log into your Mac without your password — here’s how to fix it

Anyone using MacOS High Sierra should be on high alert. A Twitter user revealed a massive security vulnerability which allows anyone to log into your …

31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way.<p>Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it's clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing life? Below, …

Apps

New Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean Yours Might Be Too High Now

Heart experts released new guidelines for blood pressure on Monday and that means millions more Americans will now be diagnosed with high blood pressure.<p>Anyone with blood pressure higher than 130/80 will be considered to have hypertension, or high blood pressure, the American Heart Association and …

Diabetes

Lifestyle changes, not a magic pill, can reverse Alzheimer's

Last summer, a research group from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) quietly published the results of a new approach in the treatment …

Alzheimer's Disease

If You Lead A Busy Life You Should Spend More Time Alone, Away From the Noise

Ezra Klein, journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates argued that serious thinkers and writers should get off Twitter. It wasn’t a critique of the …

Testing The “Impossible”: 17 Questions That Changed My Life

<b>My life has been a series of questions and odd experiments. Here, horseback archery in Japan.</b> (Photo: David West)<p>The following is a sample chapter …

The Black Death helped reveal how long humans have polluted the planet

Before this 14th-century plague, there was lead in the air.<p>When the Black Death barreled through Europe in the 14th century, people had every reason to believe the end of the world was at hand. During the height of the pandemic, entire towns were felled. At least 75 million people met gruesome …

Pollution

A man regained consciousness after 15 years in a vegetative state. But what does that really mean?

We’re terrible at defining the difference between life and death.<p>It’s difficult to agree on one definition of consciousness, so it’s confusing to read reports that someone who was in a coma for 15 years suddenly regained it. What does it mean to be aware of yourself and the world around you? If you …

Consciousness

Watch: Shipwrecks dating from 5th century discovered at bottom of Black Sea

Shipwrecks from thousands of years ago have been found for the first time at the bottom of the Black Sea.<p>The Black Sea MAP project has discovered artefacts from sunken ships dating from the Byzantine Era, the Middle Ages and the Ottoman Empire during one of the largest ever maritime …

Black Sea

Sepsis: the truth about this hidden killer

Sepsis is responsible for more deaths in the UK than bowel, breast and prostate cancer combined. So why is so little known about it?<p>At the end of May, the World Health Organization adopted a new resolution mandating all of its member states to have national action plans in place to tackle sepsis, a …

Medicine

I Quit My Job At 43 To Hike The Appalachian Trail—And Totally Reinvented Myself

Through exhilaration, hardship, discomfort, and perseverance, I learned more about myself in 71 days than I had in my entire life.<p>Another gnat buzzes in my ear, wings whirring like tiny helicopter blades poised to cut. I raise my arm to wave it away but really, what’s the point? They’re everywhere. …

Gut flora dictates how much weight we can lose

A new Danish study has revealed that the proportion of some bacteria in the gut may be responsible for how much weight we are able to lose, and under …

A New Understanding of Inflammation in the Spine

Research on the mysterious ways that ALS destroys the nervous system highlights the role of the immune system in doing both good and harm.<p><i>Inflammation</i> has become a lucrative buzzword in health marketing. The meaning is usually unclear, but the vague implication is that this is something to avoid. …

Thoreau's Advice on Simplicity and Aspiration

A Letter to Harrison Blake<br>March 27, 1848<br>By Henry David Thoreau<p>I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs …

An Introduction to Anasazi Puebloan Societies

Anasazi is the archaeological term used to describe prehistoric Puebloan peoples of the Four Corners region of the American Southwest. This term was …

Archaeology

Core Strength Is More Important Than Muscular Arms

If you had to choose one area of fitness to focus on, what would it be?<p>Building stronger arms? More powerful legs? How about a rock solid core?<p>There …