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What does running do to your brain?

Research from Sweden shows how running can defuse at least one important biological stress pathway<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect on your state of mind. It is an intuitive idea that …

The Brain

7 Plants You Can Eat If You're Stranded in the Wild

1 of 9<p>Edible Plants<p>On the off chance that you find yourself stranded in the wilderness on your next camping trip or hike, don’t panic — there are …

Native Americans

Coming to Netflix: The Obamas Sign Deal to Produce Shows

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama formally announced on Monday a multiyear production deal with Netflix in which he and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, will produce television shows and films for the streaming service.<p>The deal will give Mr. Obama an international television platform …

Michelle Obama

I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye

Kanye West wants freedom—white freedom.<p>I could only have seen it there, on the waxed hardwood floor of my elementary-school auditorium, because I was young then, barely 7 years old, and cable had not yet come to the city, and if it had, my father would not have believed in it. Yes, it had to have …

Michael Jackson

Why you should use compost, even if you don’t have a big garden

Compost piles have been a staple of gardening since Adam was handed that accursed apple, but compost itself takes many forms.<p>It might be a pile of windblown leaves, trapped in the ankles of a shrub to rot away over the winter with no help from the gardener whatsoever.<p>At the other end rests the …

Gardening

Patagonia vs. Donald Trump

We all knew the legendary outerwear company Patagonia lived and breathed the adventurous life. We knew they cared about the environment. But it wasn’t till Trump came along that we realized they were ready to fight.<p><b>Patagonia was built</b> in the image of its founder, Yvon Chouinard. In late January, …

Black Lives Matter

This Photoshop Guru Is So Good, You Won’t Know What’s Real Anymore

Photoshop. It's both a blessing and a curse, allowing for amazing creativity with images, changing the way we see and experience things in so many …

Photoshop

The Secret History of the Color Red

3 Sets Per Exercise Is Killing Your Gains!

Today I’m going to teach you something that’s going to turn your world upside-down. In fact, the majority of you are probably not going to like it …

Inside Dracula’s Castle in Romania: Pictures

Airbnb

Amateur archaeologist finds ‘phenomenal’ trove of rock engravings

Scottish enthusiast George Currie’s prehistoric carvings to be included in ‘exciting’ research project<p>An amateur archaeologist has tracked down hundreds of prehistoric rock engravings in Scotland in what has been described as a “phenomenal” contribution to the understanding of Britain’s earliest …

Archaeology

Can incineration and landfills save us from the recycling crisis?

In many parts of the US, it now costs more to recycle old plastic than to make new products. So what are the alternatives for getting rid of our waste?<p>It’s been a tough year for plastic recycling, and the culprit is oil.<p>Over the past two years, petroleum prices have plummeted, at one point dropping …

9 Ways to Make the Storage Under Your Bed Work Harder

There's a lotta space under there. Put it to good use!<p>It's like an extra closet you never knew you had! Here's how to keep it functional and tidy, otherwise it can easily become a clutter volcano.

18 Totally Chic Planters You Can Buy Right Now

Planters are so in for spring/summer.<p>Whether you're looking for a planter that's beautiful, quirky, or even tech-savvy, we've got it all. Your plants will never crave sunlight, drown in water, or look bland again in these containers. And don't worry if you have trouble keeping plants alive — we've …

Next Time You're Late To Work, Blame Dark Energy!

Ever since Lemaitre and Hubble’s first proposed it in the 1920s, scientists and astronomers have been aware that the Universe is expanding. And from …

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

21 Easy and Delicious Whole30 Dinner Recipes

If you missed our Whole30 breakfast recipe roundup, here’s a simple refresher of what the program is all about. Designed to be a monthlong reboot for …

Cooking

How to Turn Off Your Weight Gain Hormones

Flip this switch for weight loss that lasts.<p><i>This article was orginally posted by our partners at</i> Prevention <i>and republished with permission.</i><p><i>From the book</i> The Hormone Reset Diet: Balance your Hormones and Lose up to 15 pounds in just 3 weeks! <i>by Sara Gottfried. Copyright © 2015 by Sara Gottfried.</i> …

Why One Orthopedic Surgeon Is Prescribing Meditation Over Medication

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it was requiring new warning labels for certain types of opioid painkillers. According to this <i>New York Times</i> report, “Drug overdoses now kill more people in the United States than car crashes.”<p>Increasingly, both doctors and patients are …

The 1% hide their money offshore – then use it to corrupt our democracy | Aditya Chakrabortty

From US billionaires to City barons, the super-rich are buying political influence as never before. Our politicians now work for them, not for us<br>• The questions David Cameron still faces over his tax affairs<br>• We mustn’t let this Panama Papers anger go to waste<p>Over the past 72 hours, you have seen …

Corruption

The Lunge You’ll Want to Do Every Workout

All other lunges will seem boring after you perform this variation<p>Why would you want to do this lunge every workout? Because it’s almost a workout in and of itself.<p>Check it out in the video above as demonstrated by <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. You’ll start with a kettlebell lateral …

Zero-energy Biosphera 2.0 prefab gives you the freedom to live almost anywhere

Meet Biosphera 2.0, a home of the future that produces its own energy and can give you the freedom to live and move anywhere in the world. Created by …

Tim Cook's internal memo to all Apple employees on the company's fight against the FBI

The memo was obtained by BuzzFeed's John Paczkowski. In it, Cook says the FBI should withdraw its demand to have the Cupertino, California, company develop a tool to help it break into the iPhone: "At stake is the data security of hundreds of millions of law-abiding people, and setting a dangerous …

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Happiness

The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

Ever find that it’s noon and you haven’t accomplished anything on your to-do list? Get a productive jump-start on the day with these tasks.<p>I recently got to work an hour early. I had one goal in mind: world-domination, early-morning productivity. I made coffee, opened my email inbox, and the next …

Time Management

The stinky truth: Deodorant can change your body’s bacteria

People slather on antiperspirant and deodorant to keep from stinking. But could the simple act of swiping some on change the delicate ecosystem beneath our pits? New research suggests that the answer is yes — and there may be significant differences between the armpits of people who use these …

15 Awesome Things You Can Do With Oatmeal

What if we told you that you could lose weight, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes for as little as 13 <i>cents</i> per day? You …

Breakfast

11 Tweaks to Your Morning Routine Will Make Your Entire Day More Productive

How you start your day has a huge impact on your energy and self-control. Dr. Travis Bradberry provides 11 great ways to break bad habits and start your day off right.<p>I don't know anyone who couldn't use a little boost in energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently …

Time Management

Reveal Your Abs with the Belly Fat Inferno

Packed gym? No problem. All you need is a pair of kettlebells for this 22-minute sweat session

11 Storage Tricks That Will Keep Your Counters Clear