Richard Castaneda

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The Strong Lifter's Guide to Healthy Knees

5 Steps to Pain-Free Knees and Bigger Lifts<p>5 Steps to Bulletproof Knees<p>Do your knees feel like they might explode every time you squat to parallel? …

"Let's Roll Light": The 'P*ss*fication' of Jiu-Jitsu and How to Counter It

‘Jiu-Jitsu Transforms Cowards into Men, Chickens into Stallions’<p>Carlos Gracie<p>There is a massive 50% OFF SALE on Video Instructionals at BJJ Fanatics, …

The Workout That Helped This 42-Year-Old Guy Sculpt His Six Pack Abs

Eric Falstrault was always in shape, but jiu-jitsu took his routine to the next level<p>Eric Falstrault was never really in bad shape. As a gym owner, he's worked in the fitness industry for the past 20 years. To be a good example to his clients, he's always tried to practice what he preached.<p>The …

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology

Tip: The Healthiest Coffee to Drink

We know now that coffee can be a health food. But what kind of coffee? Here's the science.<p>Live Longer, Drink Coffee<p>The positive studies on coffee are …

People can use anxiety to motivate themselves, study finds

A high-stress environment may be a boon rather than a bane for some. According to new research published in the <i>Journal of Individual Differences</i>, …

If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

Why exercising on an empty stomach is the secret to weight loss

You may think you need food to fuel your workouts, but you are wrong.<p>Recently, the advice that suggests loading up on carbohydrates before exercise has been called into question. Yes, consuming carbs before exercise can increase performance in certain fields like sprinting and sports that use power …

Tip: How to Supercharge Your Coffee

This common ingredient improves coffee's brain-sharpening properties while reducing its anxiety-producing effects.<p>Coffee Is a Health Food<p>The more …

Bruce Lee and the Art of Scientific Street Fighting

The recent uproar over an MMA fighter's beatdown of a tai chi practitioner is a virtual case study for Bruce Lee's emphasis on real world application of the fighting arts.<p>"Organized despair." That's the phrase Bruce Lee often used to characterize many of the prevailing practices within the martial …

Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness

A large-scale study jointly carried out by academics from Yale University and the University of California has concluded that greater than average use of Facebook decreases both mental health and happiness …<p>The <i>WSJ</i> reports that the study was a rigorous one, tracking the Facebook habits of more than …

Mental Health

6 Vitamins And Minerals That Boost Brain Power

The human brain is a complex organ requiring many different nutrients to function properly. Nutritional deficiencies have been shown to contribute to …

Drone skydiving: Would you take the plunge?

Multicopters are growing more powerful by the day, and Latvian company Aerones specializes in creating industrial drones that can carry loads of up …

Alan Watts Reveals the Most Crucial Factor in Achieving Your Goals and Living the Life You Want

We all have big goals that we want achieve, however many of us are unsure about how to actually achieve them.<p>It’s not easy. Competition is always …

Motivation

Six fixes for anterior pelvic tilt

Anterior pelvic tilt is a change in posture that happens when the front of the pelvis rotates forward, and the back of the pelvis rises.<p>Some research …

Pain

Research Shows Cannabis Restores Memory and Could Reverse The Aging Process

by Dom Galeon and Jolene Creighton May 9, 2017 Health & Medicine 28500<p>Aging and the Brain<p>One of aging’s most obvious signs is a decrease in cognitive …

Coaxial Drones

[Glytch] has been building drones since before they were called drones. Instead of submitting his time machine into the Hackaday Prize, he’s throwing …

The Way You Live Will Change Your Brain (for Better or Worse), According to a Stanford Professor

A new book by Stanford's Robert Sapolsky explains why we do what we do.<p>If you think about your brain at all, you probably think of it as a well-developed organ that, by the time you're in your 20s at least, has matured into whatever it will be for the rest of your life. But that's not true at all. …

Digestion

FAA Data Shows Airline-Ready U.S. Pilot Numbers Tumbling

Recent data indicates that pilot certification changes have had far-reaching effects on pilot certification levels for commercial and ATP …

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviours out of their system — like sleeping until 2pm on Saturdays and spending all their …

The Secret to Happiness That No One Wants to Admit

We all encounter challenges in life that can be hard to overcome.<p>However, many people have encountered the same kinds of problems in the past. That’s …

3-D rendering reveals secrets of bird flight

STANFORD—Nearly everything in David Lentink’s lab at Stanford University is white — the walls, the bird flying between two perches, the lab coat worn …

3D

This Guy Has The Best Way Of Handling His Girlfriend's Anxiety

Having anxiety can leave you with a constant fear that your partner will break up with you. Except it feels less like a fear than an intuition. An …

Hubble’s Successor Is Almost Ready to Go

Hubble is one of the most important telescopes in history. It showed us so much of the universe around us and has been credited with keeping the …

10 incredibly awkward exercises that build tons of muscle

You should never feel humiliated in the gym. You should work out in an environment that makes you feel comfortable and motivated. That being said, …

Jack Ma Sees Decades of Pain as Internet Upends Old Economy

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Chairman Jack Ma said society should prepare for decades of pain as the internet disrupts the economy.<p>The world must …

When Stretching is the Wrong Solution

Stretching does not change the muscle's resting length.<p>1 of 9<p>The statement that stretching elongates the muscles is likely one of the biggest …

What if we’re living in a computer simulation?

Virtual reality technology is making great advances, but it has also helped popularise a theory long debated by philosophers and now gaining supporters in Silicon Valley – that the outside world is itself a simulation<p>Have you ever wondered if life is not exactly what it’s cracked up to be? OK, …

Singularity