Mariam Ansari

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How sick is too sick to work out?

Last Saturday, I woke up with a sore throat. I had recently had a head cold, though, so I figured it was nothing to worry about. I popped some ibuprofen and completed a 14-mile training run as planned.<p>By 6:30 that night, I had spiked a high fever and my throat felt like I had swallowed embers. The …

Immune System

White bread, bagels and rice 'increase the risk of lung cancer by 49 per cent'

Largest study of its kind finds consuming a diet with a high glycemic index increases lung cancer risk<p>Carbohydrates, long blamed for fuelling obesity, have now been linked to lung cancer.<p>A new study has revealed a 49 per cent increase in risk among people consuming a diet with a high glycemic index.<p>…

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

Larry Sanders on Being the Original Bernie Bro: It's 'Incredibly Strange'

Bernie Sanders would at 75 be the oldest person elected to the White House if he wins the presidency this November, but his brother Larry — seven …

Middle-class

Left or right-handed? How it influences your politics

People prefer whatever is in front of their favourite hand, a Chicago University study finds – and that includes candidates on a ballot paper<p>It seems so obvious when you hear it, yet it could have shaped society for centuries without our knowing. According to research presented by Dr Daniel …

Psychology

What video games get wrong about love and sex

As a medium, games are only really now getting to grips with romance and relationships, but they’re still too goal-orientated<p>Let’s say I want to know what love is ... and I want something to show me. I could listen to pop music. I would discover that love is the greatest thing. It’s a drug. It’s …

Relationships

8 Travel Scams You Need To Know Before Going To Europe

Up your street smarts now, and your trip will be so much more pleasant.<p>Traveling to a foreign country is an undeniable thrill — you get to experience a whole new culture and leave with a stamp on your passport. But as the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing reports, being a tourist also makes you …

Policing

The Food Lab: Here's Why McDonald's Burgers Don't Rot

Like Rolling Stones farewell tours or the McRib, every few years they seem to come back. I'm talking about those ready-made-for-reposting, viral-friendly photographs of McDonald's food that doesn't seem to ever rot. It started back in 2008, when Karen Hanrahan shared a photograph of a McDonald's …

Cafeteria

Cafeteria is the seventh member of the Playa Cabana family of restaurants. It's inspired by the homestyle Mexican diners that arose 200 years ago …

Plantations

The top 26 sandwiches in Toronto by country

Toronto is home to an astounding variety of sandwiches from around the world. Weather looking for lunch time staples and street foods from across an …

There’s no space for today’s young Einsteins | Philip Ball

The gravitational waves theorist saw physics as no one else did, but if he was around today his time would be spent chasing grants or tenures<p>The discovery of gravitational waves has been hailed as yet another vindication of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, unveiled a century ago. …

Physics

20 of America's Best Small Towns for Valentine's Day Getaways

It's time to start planning!<p>Romance is everywhere if you you know where to look for it: Nebraska has towns called Cupid and Valentine. Illinois has Fidelity and Louisiana has Eros. There are towns called Darling in Mississippi, Lovely in Kentucky, Venus in Florida, and both Colorado and Idaho boast …

Chilling Oil Paintings Conjure Images From the "Other Side"

Artist Sam Wolfe Connelly depicts the strange and mysterious with an uncanny ability.<p><i>This is the second story in a series exploring the connections between art and magic. Click here to read the first.</i><p>Sam Wolfe Connelly's haunting, eerie images look like they're right out of a classic German …

Don’t straightwash Deadpool: It’s time for Marvel to let a queer superhero be queer on film

Could pansexual Deadpool get a male love interest next? Star Ryan Reynolds thinks so—and it would be a gamechanger<p>The famously sarcastic Marvel character, often described as “the Merc with a mouth,” is pansexual in the original Marvel comics. However, his fluid sexuality is merely winked at in …

How This Lingerie Designer Is Bringing Sexy Back for 9-to-5

While a slip dress may suddenly top your spring wish list this season, it has always been a constant in TyLynn Nguyen’s wardrobe. The model turned lingerie designer makes some of the most coveted versions in the business for her Los Angeles–based namesake line, which, since its 2015 launch, has …

5 Daring Street Style Trends Started by Rihanna

Rihanna: The name calls to mind so much more than one of the biggest pop stars on the planet. She’s broken the Internet on more than one occasion, in bad-gal looks from the practically pantsless and the barely there sheer sheath dresses to the oversize, outrageously OTT outerwear. It’s these same …

6 Reasons Being In Love Is The Absolute Worst

Let us save you a whole lot of trouble.<p>Of all the emotions in the human experience, love has got to be the weirdest. This roller coaster of wonderful highs and lows has been called "one of the most studied and least understood areas of psychology."<p>Below are six reasons you should avoid love at all …

All You Need to Build This PopUp House Is a Screwdriver

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>No power tools? No problem. The PopUp House was designed by a French studio called MultiPod Studio to simplify the process of building your own home...and we mean "simplified." Basically, they embraced IKEA's style when it comes to the construction process, because the …

This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't contain their excitement, you're bound to hear some profound scientific poetry.<p>One scientist from the Laser Interferometer …

Gravitational Waves

Right-wing extremist groups ‘prevalent’ across Canada, study warns

Canada’s right-wing extremist movement is a motley crew of white supremacists, anti-government “sovereignists” and pro-militia crusaders who, despite …

A food scientist explains how to make the crispiest fried chicken in the world

But, according to a food scientist, one surprising ingredient could do the trick: vodka.<p>That's what J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, managing culinary director of food-enthusiast site SeriousEats.com, found after hundreds of experiments in the kitchen.<p>The reason vodka is the ideal ingredient for a fried-chicken …

GM worm study provides 'powerful first step' towards preventing Alzheimer's

Research is at a very early stage, but scientists are hopeful that a ‘neurostatin’ preventative drug for neurological conditions will become a reality<p>Scientists working on genetically modified worms have made what they hope are the first steps towards developing a preventative treatment for …

Dementia

The tiny changes air pollution makes inside you

A Canadian study is getting volunteers to breathe the kind of dirty air we find in many of our cities – to see what the toxins may be doing to our genes.<p>Spending two hours breathing diesel exhaust in the basement of a hospital doesn't sound like the most pleasant way to while away a morning.<p>But …

Don't Be A Stupid Cupid! Hear How Not To Buy A Selfish Valentine's Day Gift

Social scientists have been studying Valentine's Day gifts, and research shows: The more you love someone, the more likely you might be to give selfish gifts.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>All right, here is some news that might make you doubt yourself when you're doing your Valentine's Day shopping. …

Tainted love: the poisoner who confused chemicals for romance

In the 50s, Spanish Fly had an undeserved reputation as an aphrodisiac. Lovelorn Arthur Ford disastrously failed to understand its deadly chemical properties<p>February is traditionally the month for romance and many people will be buying cards covered in hearts, bunches of flowers and romantic …

The Rich Can Learn From the Poor About How to Be Frugal

I try to be frugal. But my instincts as a consumer are mistaken. Behavioral economics suggests that I’m often frugal in the wrong way and that you may be, too.<p>Consider this situation: You’re shopping for headphones. An electronics store has the model you want for $50, a reasonable price. But a …

A Mammal’s Brain Has Been Cryonically Preserved and Recovered

A team lead by a researcher at MIT says it has thawed a cryonically-frozen rabbit brain without causing structural damage.<p>A big thing just happened in the world of cryonics, and it has nothing to do with Ted Williams' permafrozen remains.<p>Officials from the Brain Preservation Foundation, a nonprofit …

Science Finally Explained My Resting Bitch Face to Me

After researchers used a program called FaceReader to study the phenomenon of "Resting Bitch Face," I decided to get my hands on the program myself and see how bad my RBF was.<p>I was a pretty serious kid. Teachers used to call me a "thinker," which was fine until around the time I turned 19. That was …

Red Carpet

The 5 Secrets to Flying Comfortably in Economy Class

Ever heard of a Knee Defender? It’s a little plastic gadget that was invented by a 6-foot-3 man named Ira Goldman in 2003. It clips onto your lowered tray table and prevents the passenger in front of you from reclining their seat. It’s hard not to applaud an aggravated passenger who decided to …