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The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Consciousness

The Key To Health In Old Age: Bioresillience

<i>(This essay is the 17th and final one in the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging series,</i> The Business of Aging<i>, running on Next Avenue weekly. The essays are a companion piece to the center’s new</i> <i>report</i><i>,</i> Silver to Gold: The Business of Aging.)<p>Let’s envision a model for healthy, …

Chronic Disease

Behavior-Based Design Solutions: How Simple Changes to a Bicycle Crossing Improved Efficiency

Good design takes people's natural behavior into account, rather than forcing unnatural solutions on them. In this example from Amsterdam, we see the …

10 bike companies join Ford Motor Company and Trek to make cycling safer

A new bicycle-to-vehicle executive advisory board has been formed with representatives from Ford, the software company Tome and 11 bike companies to …

How Baking Soda Can Improve Athletic Performance

Baking soda otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO₃) is a popular chemical compound. Sodium bicarbonate is a well-known leavening agent for …

Exercise

What’s the Homicide Capital of America? Murder Rates in U.S. Cities, Ranked.

The vast majority of urban homicides are the product of gun violence. But the cities with the highest rates may surprise you. (Spoiler: Chicago falls …

Homeopathic and natural remedies aren’t the same thing—and only one of them is total nonsense

Therapies from nature sometimes work, but diluted dog rabies does not.<p>Willow bark has a long and storied history. The Sumerians used it 4,000 years ago to treat pains of all kinds. So did the Egyptians after them, and the Chinese and the Greeks, but it wasn’t until the turn of the 20th century that …

Eighth at Roubaix: Phinney hates the term ‘comeback,’ but this is his story now

There are three different muscles cramping in Taylor Phinney’s left leg. He points at them, one by one. You can see them quivering, shaking in time …

The 25 most valuable riders in the men’s peloton

What makes a pro cyclist valuable? Results or something more? We set about ranking the top 50 men's and women's riders.Read the full article at The …

Annie Duke Will Beat You at Your Own Game

I wrote to the retired professional poker player about the possibility of profiling her. We spent the next few weeks engaged in a polite game of psychological warfare.<p>Late last year, I wrote to Annie Duke, a former professional poker player, about the possibility of profiling her. Duke, who for …

A daily dose of ibuprofen can help prevent onset of Alzheimer’s, study finds

A new Vancouver-based study says taking ibuprofen every day can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.<p>If started early enough, Canadian …

Find Out Which Highway in Each State is the Loneliest, and Why You Should Pay It a Visit

Americans have been taking to the country’s vast network of highways looking for peace and solitude for decades. A road trip is practically a right …

How to buy a high-end camera in 2018

When photography or filmmaking becomes a consuming passion or a career rather than a hobby, you might look longingly at fancier equipment. Luckily, "enthusiast" cameras have edged so close to professional gear that there's no need to spend $4,000-plus for models like the Sony A9, Canon EOS 1DX Mark …

Cameras

More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'

<b>A suspected link between abnormal breast growth in young boys and the use of lavender and tea tree oils has been given new weight, after a study found eight chemicals contained in the oils interfere with hormones.</b><p>Gynaecomastia is rare, and there is often no obvious cause.<p>But there have been a …

Bose wants to augment your reality with sound, not vision

Austin, Texas<p>Much of the South by Southwest Interactive festival is bluster: startups launching buzzy apps that will be big for a week and then never heard from again, or panels that inflate the egos of those speaking. But at a rather unassuming house near the bottom of the main exhibitor area at …

Augmented Reality

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

Oscars 2018: 8 nominated movies you can watch on Netflix now ?

Frankly, the best place to catch the bulk of the 2018 Oscar-nominated films will be in theaters. But if you want to check off a few viewings from your sofa, here's what Netflix has to offer. (Sadly, no, "Get Out" is not available on Netflix.)<p>'Mudbound'<p>Metacritic score: 85<p>Netflix picked up …

Entertainment

Recharge: Strength, Muscle Endurance, Flexibility, Mobility, Balance, Breathing

Overview<p>Moves meant to stimulate courage and develop strength<p>Yogis believe that a person has seven chakras, or energetic centers, in the body. Each …

Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe? By Bee Wilson<p>There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a …

Sandwiches

There’s hope for the environment, human progress is dazzling – and the world, according to PG Wodehouse, is beautiful<p>The big prizes go to books on war, terror, cancer and extinction, feeding our morbid curiosity about the gruesome ways in which things can go wrong. But there is an underappreciated …

Books

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

Top 10 augmented reality travel apps

Can't read French? Don't know what that building is? Want to know where to find the nearest station or restaurant? One of these augmented reality apps will help<p>It is the curse of every curious traveler -- you're walking through a new town and you can sense the history, you can smell the restaurant, …

Live podcast recordings ruin everything that makes podcasts great

These days, it’s not particularly novel or interesting to say “I’m obsessed with podcasts” but nevertheless, I am.<p>I listen to them so obsessively, I sometimes wonder if I should occasionally allow the moments where I am putting away my laundry, commuting to work, chopping vegetables, or running in …

Weekend Film: Cycling ‘The Frozen Road’ Across the Canadian Arctic, Alone

“I’m so scared of this threat of wolves, and I don’t know if I’m being completely irrational.”<b>One man drops everything to fat-bike the world,</b> …

Inside a 3-Year Russian Campaign to Influence U.S. Voters

WASHINGTON — In September, as the first detailed evidence surfaced of Russia’s hijacking of social media in the 2016 election, Irina V. Kaverzina, one of about 80 Russians working on the project in St. Petersburg, emailed a family member with some news.<p>“We had a slight crisis here at work: the …

Russia

New Finish Line Tubeless Tire Sealant will never dry out

There are a ton of tubeless sealants on the market, but most have one thing in common – leave them in your tire long enough, and they’ll dry up. When …

Home Improvement

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?<p>As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, …

The Brain

Here’s what happened the last time the living things in our oceans and lakes died

On January 5, 2018, a paper published in the journal Science delivered a sobering message: The oxygenation of open oceans and coastal seas has been steadily declining during the past half century. The volume of ocean with no oxygen at all has quadrupled, and the volume where oxygen levels are …

Lake Erie

25 Films Approved By Rotten Tomatoes And All Directed By Women

Just one way to celebrate the great work of the women behind the cameras.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail: A Trail Less Traveled

The water trail not only attracts paddling enthusiasts, but some Appalachian Trail thru-hikers have also thru-paddled the Northern Forest Canoe, a …