Michael Watts

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Tip: The Back Exercise Form Fixer

Are you using bad form on back exercises without even realizing it? This little trick will fix that, and help you build a bigger back.<p>Stop Cheating, …

You Have the Power to Physically Reshape Your Brain

Neuroplasticity is the idea that you can alter your brain in a physical and mental way by changing its stimuli — which can include environment, …

How Transcendental Meditation Helped Me Cope With My PTSD

<i>Geri Hirsch, founder of Because I'm Addicted, is as proud California girl, born and raised in LA. After finishing business school and feeling</i> …

Transcendental Meditation

16 Foods That You Can Magically Regrow From Scraps

Instead of throwing away your celery butts, why not grow a new bunch?

How to Change Your Life in 5 Seconds

In 2008, author, entrepreneur, and award-winning television commentator Mel Robbins was out of work and out of money and running out of options.<p>Her husband, Chris, had invested in a restaurant that was struggling and the family was facing bankruptcy. Simple, everyday decisions like getting out of …

Motivation

Adidas launches three new trainers made from recycled ocean plastic

Adidas is set to launch three new editions of its popular UltraBoost shoe next month, made using plastic debris found in the ocean.<p>In a further bid …

How to create a mini herb garden at home

These are the 7 best herbs to choose<p>The addition of freshly picked home-grown herbs to your cooking will boost flavours in a way nothing else can, …

5 Vegan Dinners With As Much Protein As A Chicken Breast

Meatless doesn't necessarily mean protein-free.<p>Do you whip up vegan smoothies for breakfast and hummus six ways for lunch, only to lose your love of plants when dinnertime rolls around? Understandably, it can be harder to get excited about another pasta or rice bowl. Not only does the idea of …

Healthy Eating

Brain scans highlight a hidden, "higher" state of consciousness

Reaching a higher state of consciousness is a concept you're more likely to hear a spiritualist spout than a scientist, but now neuroscientists at …

One Exercise for Total Shoulder Health

Get Your Delts Healthy to Get Them Huge<p>Nagging front-sided shoulder pain: you've probably felt it before. If so, you know it can be a death sentence …

Drinking wine engages more of your brain than solving maths problems, find scientists

Drinking wine is the ideal workout for your brain, engaging more parts of our grey matter than any other human behaviour, according to a leading …

Wine

A Guide to Raised Beds, Gardening in Raised Beds, Square Foot Gardening: Gardener's Supply

This kitchen garden is DIY, made with conventional lumber and the Raised Bed Corners.<p>THERE'S nothing like a well-tended vegetable garden with rows …

FINALLY: A Cheat Sheet That's Going to Save All of Your Houseplants

Never question how much sunlight your spider plant needs again.<p>Even though cheat sheets are frowned upon in the classroom and bound to get your kid into serious trouble if he's found with one, they're the ultimate lifesaver at home. In our opinion, you should embrace anything and everything that …

Plants

Is consciousness just an illusion?

<b>The cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett believes our brains are machines, made of billions of tiny "robots" - our neurons, or brain cells. Is the human mind really that special?</b><p>In an infamous memo written in 1965, the philosopher Hubert Dreyfus stated that humans would always beat computers at chess …

Elon Musk’s Neuralink is not about preventing an AI apocalypse

It won’t stop a robot uprising, but it could improve humanity<p>When news hit yesterday that serial entrepreneur and futurist Elon Musk was investing in a brain chip venture called Neuralink, the billionaire’s fan club went wild. Theories ranged from this being Musk’s bold plan to forestall an AI …

A Plant Pro Demystifies 3 Important Things a Plant Needs

What could you grow when you were a kid? Summer Rayne Oakes discovered her love of — and knack for keeping alive — plants and nature while she was …

I shut off my phone at 9 p.m. every night for a week—here’s what happened

Just about everyone’s fallen victim to a late-night scrolling spiral—you know, when you decide to peek at Instagram before bed, and suddenly it’s …

Yuval Harari on why humans won’t dominate Earth in 300 years

“It's not because I overestimate the AI. It's because most people tend to overestimate human beings.”<p>Yuval Noah Harari’s first book, <i>Sapiens</i>, was an international sensation. The Israeli historian’s mind-bending tour through the triumph of <i>Homo sapiens</i>is a favorite of, among others, Bill Gates, Mark …

Ezra Klein

A simple mindfulness exercise that rewires your brain to let go of negativity

In this busy world of ours, the mind is constantly pulled from thoughts to sensory data, scattering our thoughts and emotions and leaving us feeling …

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away<p>Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise …

The Living Table is a verdant indoor garden hidden in your table

If you’re looking to greenify your home, look no further than the plant-filled Living Table. At first glance, the table appears to be a simple square …

How to grow your own veg – without a garden

The modern kitchen garden bears little resemblance to the Victorian Eden of Beatrix Potter’s books – it’s entirely possible to grow your own herbs and veg on a windowsill<p>I blame Mr McGregor. From childhood, we’ve been pre-conditioned to view the kitchen garden as an immaculate walled Eden, fecund …

Beatrix Potter

Object of Desire: Bauhaus Birdhouse

When did birdhouses become beautiful enough to prompt human fantasies of living in (a slightly bigger version of) one?<p>Rest assured, though, that …

These 10 Recipes Are Pho Real Going to Replace Your Takeout

Ordering in is great and all, but think about all the cash you could save by making your dinner at home. Because your go-to pho order is *so* easy to prepare, you could have dinner on the table in less time than it takes to wait for the delivery guy to ring your bell. The Vietnamese noodle soup is …

Cooking

Tiny indoor vertical garden grows micro-veggies on its own in 10 days

You don’t need green thumbs to grow microgreens with this EcoQube Frame. The tiny indoor vertical garden grows micro-veggies in 10 days with only …

Aquaponics

Don't Forget: You, Too, Can Acquire a Super Memory

Elite memory athletes are not so different from their peers in any other sport: They face off in intense competitions where they execute seemingly …

If You Do These Things Every Day, You’ll Become Smarter

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups “AThe post If You Do These Things Every Day, You’ll Become …

Do Crystals Actually Work? A Spiritual Healer Explains

Chances are you've been hearing about crystals or seeing them on your Instagram. Crystals are probably the trendiest wellness practice of the moment, but we wanted to learn more about them — sure, they're beautiful (just look at this water bottle!) . . . but what do they <i>do</i>? Do they work? Is there …

The Best Homemade Ramen Soup Recipes

Chicken noodle soup has got nothing on these ramen recipes.<p>Traditional Japanese ramen ― the broth-y noodle soup loaded with umami flavors and often times topped with a soft boiled egg ― can take a long time to perfect. Ramen masters spend years honing their craft. But most of us living stateside …