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12 science-backed habits to get a better night's sleep

And our bodies might be suffering for it.<p>Whether it is because we're staying up late watching the latest show or lying awake in bed, unable to sleep, about 20% of Americans are sleep-deprived, experts estimate.<p>Rather than suffer through the day feeling groggy, here are 12 science-backed habits that …

Jet Lag

Get Better Sleep and Start Mornings Strong With the "10-3-2-1-0" Formula

A productive day starts with a great morning, and you can’t have a great morning if you didn’t get any rest the night before. This simple five-part …

Why Cosmic Inflation's Last Great Prediction May Fail

One of the greatest scientific achievements of the early 20th century was the discovery of the expanding Universe: that as time goes on, distant galaxies are receding from us, as the space between us expands according to Einstein’s General Relativity. In the mid-20th century, a great idea was put …

7 Little Habits That Are Making You Sooo Tired

Energy zapped? Cut out these things and you’ll start feeling more energized.<p><b>SPECIAL FROM</b><p>Always tired? You’re not alone. A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 58% of people age 55 and over sleep less than seven hours a night. The study also found that 80% of people …

Primal Foot: Running On Flat Ground Is Destroying Your Body

We need to gently build up the muscles, tendons and ligaments we've misused for so many years. Or else we're setting ourselves up for failure: muscle, joint, tendon or otherwise.<p>Flat ground. It's man-made, unnatural and constricting to feet. Combine that with the study that simply standing is …

Muscle

NASA Pictures And Logarithmic Maps Transformed Into One Image Showing The Entire Universe

A musician has created an image showing the universe in one spectacular image.<p>The stunning circular representation shows the Solar System at the …

BBC iWonder - Should you worry about how much protein you eat?

Should you worry about how much protein you eat?<p>1. Are we obsessed with protein?<p>Once confined to sports fanatics and bodybuilders, high-protein diets are now commonplace among non-athletes too – with diets like Paleo, Atkins, Zone and Dukan advocating that people eat large quantities of fish, meat, …

How Many Calories Do You Have To Burn To Lose Weight?

Why Is This Important?<p>Because weight loss really is harder than you think.<p>Long Story Short<p>A new weight loss planner developed by the National Institutes of Health and a mathematician shoots down perhaps the single biggest myth in weight loss: Losing a pound of fat isn’t as simple as creating a …

This is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

It takes a lot of hard work to stay in shape, which is why it’s important to exercise on a regular basis. But it’s not always possible to remain …

Here’s What Happens to Your Body When You Take a Break from Working Out

What to expect after a few days, weeks, months, or more.<p>Let’s get real: This time of year, you’re bound to miss a workout or two. Or, okay, maybe 31 in a row. Between the dreary days, back-to-back holiday parties, and stomachs so stuffed it’s best that no one moves too quickly, the motivation to …

Exercise

Improve Your Posture with These Exercises from the Army Field Manual

Posture can affect a lot of things, including our confidence and how other people feel about us. Teach yourself good posture by practicing these …

Experts call for healthy eating and physical activity on World Diabetes Day

In line with World Diabetes Day, health experts call for an increase in healthy eating and physical activity to reduce risk for the condition, which …

Diabetes

5 Everyday Exercises To Do Until You Breathe Your Last

There are many people who go through many problems with their body; there is back pain, joint pain, muscle pain, neck pain and many more of the …

Exercise

How Eating Pizza Helps You Lose Weight

Discover how breaking your diet could be the one thing that helps you stick to it<p>Finally, a study proves that potato chips can help you get lean: Cheat days may help you stick to your healthy eating plan in the long term, new research from Portugal suggests.<p>Scientists put study participants on a …

5 Helpful and Unique Tips for People Who Want to Improve Their Sleep

However, once you implement these five helpful and unique actions into your life on a consistent basis, your quality of sleep (and life) will immediately improve.<p>Without proper sleep, our mission for fat loss morphs into the next installment of <i>Mission Impossible</i> (and Tom Cruise won't rescue …

Weight Loss

Are any foods safe to eat anymore? Here’s the truth

Is bacon really as bad for you as cigarettes? Will coffee give you a heart attack? Do wheat-eaters suffer “brain fog”? BBC Future examines the foods, the fears – and the facts.<p>Food was once seen as a source of sustenance and pleasure. Today, the dinner table can instead begin to feel like a …

Nutrition

Celebrate 15 years of the ISS with NASA’s official country song

Scientifically accurate lyrics with banjo jams<p>The International Space Station turns 15 years old today, and NASA is celebrating this fun anniversary in musical form. The space agency released a delightful video this morning about the orbiting lab, set to a very country and banjo-filled tune you'd …

Why We Crave Sweets and Fats

The Plate<p>How is candy like cocaine?<p>There’s a steadily growing body of research that says that foods high in sugar and fat—all those forbidden yummies like candy, cookies, cheesecake, and pizza—may lead to food addiction. Food addiction is potentially a painfully real disease akin to drug addiction …

What Your Heart Looks Like

Do you work out? Are you a couch potato or smoker? Your heart reveals the truth<p>Your heart is a muscular mass that can literally change shape as a result of the lifestyle choices you make every day. Some prime examples:<p><b>Inactivity</b>Be wary of how often you're parked on your butt: Too much sitting …

Exercise

Hubble Space Telescope Captures Jupiter in 4k Ultra HD

The Hubble Space Telescope allows NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to comprehensively explore the solar system as they learn more about our universe. A new program involving this telescope permits scientists to specifically study the solar system's outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and …

Astronomy