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Stop-Motion Gundam Is Like Toy Story With Plastic Mecha

For the past few years, YouTuber Rihito Ue has been creating stop-motion clips. They are great.<p>Ue juxtaposes scenes from the <i>Gundam</i> anime with …

Anime

Camera Settings Explained - The Truth: Mike Browne

YouTube

Gut reaction linked to type 1 diabetes

Understanding the link between diabetes and the gut could lead to the development of new therapies to delay the onset of type 1 diabetes, according …

Change These Settings on Your New TV for a Better-Looking Picture

If you’re one of those people who buys a brand-new TV, spends hours straining your back trying to place it in your home entertainment center (or …

Tutorials

400 free online courses with credits that can count towards your degree

These days, more and more universities are offering for-credit programs via MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. What started with a small number of degree programs, such as the iMBA from the University of Illinois (Coursera) and Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science …

Online Education

A Trainer Shares an Effective Strength Training and Cardio Schedule to Get Rid of Fat

Although a magical formula for losing body fat doesn't exist, we may have come pretty damn close. To be fair, it's not a one-size-fits-all solution, nor is it easy by any means, but Corey Phelps, NASM-certified personal trainer, certified BASI Pilates teacher, and TRX and Spinning instructor, …

Workouts

An Indian artist put Spider-Man in a thong to call out sexist comic book covers

On the cover of a 1991 issue of <i>The Sensational She-Hulk</i>, the female counterpart of the superhero Hulk appears in a G-string bikini. With all her curves in sharp focus, she strikes a seductive pose with a strategically placed beach ball in her arms. While the covers of She-Hulk comics emphasise her …

Graphic Novels

It's Time To Ditch Performance Improvement Plans. Here's Why

Performance Improvement Plans, or PIPs, are used all over the world—ostensibly to address and improve the work of underperforming or unhappy employees. Unfortunately, they are often remarkably unsuccessful at achieving that outcome.<p>In most cases, PIPs are really used just to buy time before making …

Employment

A simple system helped me to stop obsessing over work and start prioritizing my family

In my twenties, I was a lean, mean productivity machine. I created an alternative shorthand keyboard on my Blackberry to reduce my keystrokes by 80%. I devoured audiobook biographies of Steve Jobs and other great leaders by listening to them at 2.5x normal speed. I even optimized my workouts by …

Time Management

Calling Things by Their Proper Name and Why High Blood Sugars Always Make You Feel Bad

I thought I’d answer in the form of a blog post since this sparked a whole long train of thought for me.<p>Confucious supposedly said, “The beginning of …

Diabetes

NASA finds 3D-printed houses we could use on Mars

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and more talk big about getting humans on Mars. NASA , meanwhile, sorts out what those new Martians are going to live <i>in</i>.<p>The space agency last week announced five finalist teams who've designed sustainable shelters for Mars' atmosphere and landscape, designs capable of being …

Northwestern University

US surfer's epic ride of nearly a mile on wave is captured on video | NOLA.com

To say Koa Smith was at the right place at the right time is perfectly accurate.<p>To say he got lucky -- that's missing the point.<p>Perched precariously …

Extreme Sports

Make Your Own Ice-Cream Maker

Build this DIY hand-crank mixer and really get into the spirit of homemade ice cream.<p>Hand-crank mixers connect you to the task, says Brian Smith, owner and instructor at Ample Hills Creamery. "That's what we use in our ice-cream-making classes. I love the community aspect of making it the …

Woodworking

11 Wilderness Survival Tips That Could Save Your Life in Critical Situations

Learning self-defense techniques or creating a Medical ID on your iPhone are all things you hope to never have to use; however, it provides you with …

Cool Stuff

How to Lose Weight and Get Back in Shape

A personal trainer explains why you don’t need a detox, a fad diet, or a boutique workout to burn fat and build muscle.<p>Earlier this week, I was talking with one of my best friends. He’d recently started dating again after getting divorced from his wife of 11 years. And let’s just say that he wasn’t …

Body Fat

14 Tricks That Will Help You Survive a Life-or-Death Situation

We hope that you will never see a rabid dog or a poisonous snake, get lost in the open sea, or have to walk through a hot desert. But if something …

Cool Stuff

Can the wonderful octopus help make wheelchairs obsolete?

There’s a lot we can learn from the octopus. Scientists working in the field of soft robotics have been devising smart materials, smart skins and …

Robotics

Experience: I built my own pancreas

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 14. This means my pancreas no longer naturally produces insulin; and without insulin, my blood glucose levels will go dangerously high. The biggest impact was on my sleep. I used to love lying in on weekends. After I was diagnosed in 2002, I had to …

Diabetes

Burberry’s destruction of £28m of leftover clothing shows fashion is still all about class

The designer brand has stated that it burns excess stock “to stop it getting into the wrong hands”.<p>Ever wonder how luxury designers stay on-brand? By …

Burberry

Diabetes: Smart patch micro needles 'to revolutionise' care

<b>Smart patches fitted with micro needles to deliver insulin could "revolutionise" treatment for diabetes sufferers, scientists have claimed.</b><p>The 0.7mm hollow needles would be less intrusive than standard needles by only perforating the surface of the skin.<p>The patch would monitor insulin levels and …

Diabetes

Drinking full-fat milk could protect against strokes, study suggests

Drinking full-fat milk could lead to a longer life by protecting against strokes, scientists have suggested.<p>While conventional diet advice has for decades dictated that skimmed and semi-skimmed milk is much healthier for us than full-fat milk, a study suggests that the opposite may be …

Holistic Medicine

Woman with diabetes wins £2,000 case for having drink confiscated during Red Hot Chili Peppers gig

Kayla Hanna, 20, was attending a show in Belfast in 2016 when the incident took place.<p>A woman with Type 1 diabetes has been awarded £2,000 after her …

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Dr. Valter Longo on Resetting Autoimmunity and Rejuvenating Systems with Prolonged Fasting & the FMD

<i>This episode is a round 2 podcast. Click here to see the first episode recorded with Dr. Valter Longo.</i><p>Valter Longo, PhD, is a biochemist and …

Remove Your Info From Google With DeleteMe

It’s amazing when you think about how much of our personal information is online for all to see. There are things online that you might not like. …

AM1 Electric Bike

Electric bikes are a lot like smartwatches. While they can do things their predecessors couldn’t, they often don’t look so good doing them. Analog …

4 tips to keep an intermittent fasting diet on track

A nutrition expert offers advice on how to deal with hunger, when to exercise and if it's OK to skip breakfast.<p>As interest grows in intermittent fasting, so do the questions about how to get the most out of the weight-loss strategy.<p>The benefits are clear: the plans can be easy to follow; some don’t …

4 Things Every Person With Diabetes Needs To Know About Ketones

Here's what ketones are, and why keeping tabs on them could save your life.<p>If you have diabetes, you've surely heard about the importance of checking your blood sugar regularly. But you should also pay attention to ketones, especially if you have type 1 diabetes or have type 2 and use insulin. …

5 Biggest Blockbuster Diabetes Drugs of the Future

The diabetes market is growing rapidly. These drugs -- and drugmakers -- should be the biggest winners.<p>Forty-six billion dollars. That's a big number …

The incredible history of insulin, a drug that was discovered almost a century ago

Insulin is an integral part of the human body. It's a hormone that, in most people, is produced in the pancreas to help regulate our blood sugar …

Recognizing Mental Health Issues in Diabetes Care... Is It Enough?

For decades, many of us have been crying out for medical professionals to do more to help us with the emotional and mental health sides of dealing …

Mental Health