Ricky Edinger

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5 Metabolism Myths That Are Keeping You From Losing Weight

Myth 1: The body is able to easily burn fat and build muscle at the same time.<p>solar22/shutterstock<p>For anyone other than those just beginning to exercise and those using anabolic hormones, simultaneously building muscle and burning fat is very difficult. It is best to focus on one, then switch and …

Why Nearly Half a Million Sick Chickens and Turkeys Were Suffocated this Week

A new strain of avian influenza infected thousands of birds in Indiana, leading to a controversial method of euthanasia<p>Nearly half a million turkeys and chickens were killed this week in Indiana after contracting a new strain of avian influenza called H7N8. This is a necessary step to stop the …

19 Hearty Vegetarian Soups and Stews

Few things are as gratifying on a cold day as a warm bowl of soup, and this is one arena in which vegetarian dishes can really stand out. Remember all those root vegetables, brassicas, grains, and beans we showcased in our collection of winter salad recipes? Many of them are perfectly appropriate …

Why Guys Fall Asleep Immediately After Having Sex

And how to keep his sleepy eyes open in the future.<p><i>This article was written by Cassie Shortsleeve and provided by our partners at Men’s Health.</i><p>Ever wonder what it is about sex that makes men want to pass out immediately afterwards? Yeah, we feel you.<p>To find out why the hell dudes can go from doing …

How This Woman Fought a Stubborn Weight-Loss Plateau—and Won

Tamar Ward took off 100 pounds through a lot of trial and error.<p><b>Before:</b> 276 lbs <b>After:</b> 175 lbs<p>By the time she left for college, Tamar tipped the scales at about 230 pounds. The demands of school and, post-graduation, her packed schedule as a vision-care technician led Tamar to stress-eat her way …

Facebook, Microsoft, and Google say UK spying laws are 'a step in the wrong direction'

America's biggest tech companies have united to criticize new digital surveillance laws proposed in the UK. In evidence submitted to the committee assessing the legislation, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Twitter warned that the UK government's actions could have "far reaching …

Privacy

WiFi standards explained: what you should know about the new 802.11 ad, ah & af standards

WiFi is a crucial technology found inside our smartphones that we all use every day, but if you’ve ever stared a little longer at a spec sheet or your home network router you will probably have noticed that there are a few different number and letter combinations tagged on the end. These different …

Wi-Fi

Netflix Has Thousands of Secret Movie Categories You Can Only Access with This Hack

Oh hello, "Critically Acclaimed Romantic Dramas from the 1980s."<p>You know that horrible, rug-pulled-out-from-under-you, life-spinning-out-of-control feeling when you've poured the wine and settled into the couch and opened the Netflix...and realized there's nothing you want to watch? It's all okay …

Celebrity Gossip

5 Bad Reasons for Believing that Homosexuality Is a Sin

December 16, 2015 by Preston Sprinkle<p>There may be good reasons for believing that homosexuality is a sin, but there are also some very bad reasons. …

How to achieve and maintain a healthy weight

In the fight against weight gain, when you eat might be as important as what you eat.<p>The holiday season and weight gain trends this time of year often direct focus to specific foods to eat in order to maintain weight. Questions regarding how often to eat are largely ignored.<p>Cultural influences …

These Are The UNHEALTHIEST Foods On The Planet

“I’m on a health kick,” our friend Darlene said the other day over brunch. She proudly poured almond milk into her coffee, took a sip of OJ and bit …

Nutrition

Hello, it's me. On a flip-phone. Samsung unveils clamshell model

Possibly inspired by singer Adele (possibly not), Samsung is bringing a new flip-phone model to the market<p>We all owe Adele an apology. After the internet mercilessly took the piss out of the flip-phone she used in her video for Hello (a decision the director said was thought through – “it’s so …

Samsung announces BRITECELL smartphone image sensor

Speaking at its 2015 Investors Forum, Samsung has revealed details about its new BRITECELL camera technology. The technology is expected to appear in future smartphones, possibly even the Galaxy S7.<p>BRITECELL is designed to improve performance in low light environments, as the name implies, by …

Phones

What's The Difference Between A Sweet Potato And A Yam?

I yam what I yam.<p>Thanksgiving’s approaching, which means it’s almost time to head to the supermarket in pursuit of sweet potatoes and yams. But do you even know what a sweet potato or a yam <i>really</i> is? The truth is, you probably don’t.<p>What you think of as a yam is probably not even a yam at all. It …

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise During the Colder Months

<i>Co-authored by Carly Alaimo, content manager at Avelist</i><p>But it's. So. Cold.<p>1. <b>Get some new gear.</b> A little lycra can go a long way. It's called "enclothed cognition" - a scientific term describing the influence that clothes have on the wearer's psychological processes due to the symbolic meaning of …

Weather

Facebook Says It Will Enable Safety Check During More Human Disasters, Following Criticism

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg committed to turning on Safety Check in more human disasters going forward, responding to criticism that the company turned on its safety feature for Paris but not for Beirut and other bombings.<p>Zuckerberg explained that the Paris terror attacks marked the first time the …

Google: Chrome OS Is Here To Stay

By now you have probably seen the WSJ report that says Google plans to fold its Chrome operating system into Android and phase it (and the “Chromebook” name) out over time. Google today published a story on virtually every blog it owns that denies this. “While we’ve been working on ways to bring …

T-Mobile wants to put a mini LTE tower in your home

T-Mobile has done a fair amount to get LTE into every nook and cranny of its coverage map, but that doesn't matter much if there's still a cellular dead zone in your home or office. You might not have that issue from now on, though. The Magenta network is launching a 4G LTE CellSpot that promises …

Low-hanging fruit: scientists unlock pineapple's genetic secrets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The pineapple, the tropical fruit enjoyed by people worldwide in slices, chunks, juice, upside-down cakes, jam, tarts, ice cream, yogurt, stir-fry dishes, piña coladas, glazed ham and even Hawaiian pizza, is finally giving up its genetic secrets.<p>Scientists on Monday said they …

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

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Google is 'very committed' to Chrome OS after Android merger reports

The man in charge of Android and Chrome OS has said that Google remains committed to the latter, despite multiple reports that the company plans to merge the two operating systems later this year. "There's a ton of momentum for Chromebooks and we are very committed to Chrome OS," Android and Chrome …

This Is What It's Like To Be An LGBT Syrian Fleeing For Your Life

LGBT refugees from across the Middle East flock to Turkey, escaping Islamist militias, sexual assault, and death threats. But what they find there leaves many in despair. J. Lester Feder reports for BuzzFeed News.<p>ISTANBUL — M was standing at a bus stop on the outskirts of Damascus when a group of …

Plant Heirloom Garlic Now, Reap Rewards in the Spring

The Plate<p>It’s bulb season. About this time of year, people punch holes in the ground and plop in bulbs that sleep all winter, shooting up in the spring. Tiny green blub shoots poking up from the dirt are one of the first and most anticipated signs of the new season in some parts of the world. One …

Giphy's New GIF Creator Is Wonderfully Simple

Zero to GIF in under sixty seconds.<p>Giphy, a popular site for GIF enthusiasts, has just launched its own GIF making tool.<p>Giphy has been around for a while as a GIF search tool and a sort of GIF maker community, so it makes perfect sense that it would become a space to create GIFs as well.<p>For those …

Camping Tips and Tricks from True Outdoorsmen

<i>Last Updated October, 2017: We’ve adjusted formatting for legibility. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Pitch a tent, fire, pack a cooler, tie a two …

El Niño could soon rank as the strongest event since 1950

El Niño keeps on growing and growing, and it's showing no signs of slowing. At least not yet, anyway.<p>According to recent data released late last week …

Most Of The Plastic In The Ocean Comes From Just A Few Polluting Countries

According to research published this year, up to 60% of that waste comes from five countries: China, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand. …

Pollution