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30 Plank Variations That Will Transform Your Core

Don't say we never gave you anything.<p>Planks are so, so good for you. But they’re also kind of, well, boring. Holding a plank for 30 to 60 seconds means you’ve got nothing but the floor to distract you from that deep burn quaking up through your bod. The burn is a good thing; the boredom is not.<p>Once …

Workouts

6 Late-night Habits Ruining Your Sleep

You can use a wearable or tracker to monitor your sleep with astonishing accuracy (we’re talkin’ graphs that outline how long you’re in each …

Wearable Tech

“Remain healthy forever”: India has an ayurvedic problem it’d rather ignore

In India, you can buy saffron that is “useful in asthma, indigestion, body pain, fever, dry skin diseases, and pregnancy,” ghee that increases “memory power,” intellect, and digestion, and lemon pickle that “improves your immunity level and helps the human body develop resistance against infectious …

Science Has Found a Drug-Free Way to Unlock Lucid Dreaming

Try this at home.<p>In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having …

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Blockchain

Use Sama Vritti Pranayama (Equal Breathing Yoga) to Reduce Stress

According to the California College of Ayurveda, "Pranayama, the yogic art of breathing, comes from the Sanskrit root words prana and ayama. Prana …

Yoga

Nick Chater picks five books to explore the mysteries of the mind

Since Plato, philosophers have had doubts about how our senses provide knowledge of the external world. But surely we are the ultimate arbiters of the contents of the “inner world” of our minds? More than a century of psychology and neuroscience suggests quite the opposite. Our sense that we can …

Consciousness

The Truth About Sex Differences

It's time for a grown-up conversation about sex. No, not <i>that</i> one. The other one, about the minds of men and women. Converging lines of empirical …

The future of retail is happening right now in China

If you need evidence of the US retail sector’s precarious condition, consider that more than 9,000 stores closed last year, and another 12,000 are on the chopping block this year, according to commercial property firm Cushman & Wakefield.<p>Despite a 4.2% rise in 2017 over the previous year, US retail …

eCommerce

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

The Brain

Boil A Banana, Drink The Water Before Bed And See What Happens To Your Sleep!

<b>We all experience some kind of sleeping problem every once in a while, but if it goes on for a long time, then you’re clearly suffering from insomnia.</b><p>…

America Cannot Bear to Bring Back Indentured Servitude

It’s a history lesson worth remembering: The exploitation of immigrant workers only encourages more—and worse—abuse.<p>In 1624, Jane Dickenson petitioned the governor of Virginia for relief from bondage. Four years earlier, her husband had signed a contract of indenture to pay for his immigration from …

Black History

Chevron just agreed in court that humans cause climate change, setting a new legal precedent

But the question of whether a city can sue an oil company for climate change damage remains murky.<p>Last week, a federal judge at the US District Court for the Northern District of California held a five-hour tutorial to lay the scientific foundation for two lawsuits against the five biggest oil …

Scientists found a galaxy with almost no dark matter. Here's what that means.

Roughly 65 million light-years away from Earth is a galaxy called NGC 1052-DF2 (DF2 for short). But DF2 may as well be called F-U, because that’s …

Do Just 1 Thing Differently to Learn Faster and Remember Longer: No Extra Time, Effort, or Technology Required

You don't even have to change the manner in which you study or practice. You only have to do this.<p>Even though many people feel that success is all about whom you know, success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why so many people want to learn faster, retain more information, and …

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Six of the best pancake recipes

<b>Ricotta pancakes with sour cherries, clotted cream and honey (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>10-15 mi</b><b>n</b><br>Cook <b>2 min per pancake</b><br>Makes <b>18</b><p><b>100g dried and sweetened sour cherries</b> (or cranberries), whole or roughly chopped<b><br>6 tbsp water</b><b><br>2 tbsp caster sugar</b><b><br>A few knobs of butter</b><b><br>1 large egg</b><b><br>150g self-raising flour</b><b><br>250ml milk</b><b><br>1</b> …

Recipes

An Animated Introduction to Epicurus and His Answer to the Ancient Question: What Makes Us Happy?

These days the word <i>Epicurean</i> tends to get thrown around in regard to things like olive oil, cutting boards, and wine aerators. The real Epicurus, an …

San Diego

The Last Tiramisu Recipe You'll Ever Need

<b>Make the lady finger syrup.</b> Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Transfer …

Forget Willpower. This Science-Backed Strategy Is Much More Powerful | Inc.com

Let's start off with the conventional wisdom. Willpower is how we break free of the past; it's how we undo bad habits and avoid temptation. You've heard this your whole life. If you're eating to much, not exercising enough, being too impulsive, not motivated enough then you just don't have enough …

Will Power

Cannabis: Brain alterations may explain feelings of alienation

New research has revealed altered brain activity in young adults with cannabis addiction. The findings suggest a mechanism that may explain why the …

Does the Mind Exist?

Does the mind exist if you can’t measure it? What is consciousness? Why are we here? These questions make for good goop water cooler talk (see our …

18 documentaries on Netflix that will change your life

Filmmakers create documentaries in order to open audience’s eyes to new ways of life. Some documentaries are so powerful they can literally change …

Documentaries

6 toxic thoughts successful people quarantine

Your self-talk (the thoughts you have about your feelings) can make or break your career. When you make a mistake, they either magnify the negativity …

Self-improvement

You Asked: Should I Shower In the Morning Or At Night?

During the summer, when the air is soft with humidity, your skin is unlikely to dry out even if you take multiple daily showers. So there’s no reason …

These sweaty hippies might be the last torchbearers of America’s counterculture

The Rainbow Family‘s authentic utopia<p>To be a hippie in the 21st century takes grit. Cost of living notwithstanding, the collision of late capitalism, …

Counter-culture

Science confirms your quality of life depends on your mood

There is not a single instant of the day in which we do not experience a mood, good or bad. And science has a lot to say about that.<p>Recent research …

Emotional Intelligence

The Switch to Outdoor LED Lighting Has Completely Backfired

To reduce energy consumption, many jurisdictions around the world are transitioning to outdoor LED lighting. But as new research shows, this …

12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

A Yale psychologist's simple thought experiment temporarily turned conservatives into liberals

Social scientists have long known how to turn liberals into conservatives in the lab — all they have to do is scare them.<p>"Research has shown that you can make liberals more conservative by threatening them and making them somewhat afraid," Yale psychology professor John Bargh writes in his new …