Sandra Pappas

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These solar powered, floating homes could be the future of housing

A staggering 4.2 million Americans could be displaced by rising sea levels in the next 100 years, according to a Nature Climate Change study.<p>But a floating home could help you continue living safely along a coastline.<p>California-based Terry & Terry Architecture has designed floating concepts that it …

Coastlines

A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

Researchers have identified a substance in muscles that helps explain the connection between a fit body and a sharp mind.<p>When muscles work, they release a protein that appears to generate new cells and connections in a part of the brain that is critical to memory, a team reports Thursday in the …

Muscle

How Eating Potatoes (Yes, Potatoes!) Can Help You Hit Your Weight-Loss Goals

Tell me about it, spud.<p>In what feels like a never-ending smear campaign against Mr. Potato Head, a new study published in <i>The BMJ</i> found that eating four or more servings of baked, boiled, and mashed potatoes, French fries, or potato chips per week was associated with a greater risk of high blood …

Nutrition

What you should eat before and after you exercise to lose weight, according to a celebrity trainer

However, if you're looking to shed some pounds, certain foods promote weight loss more than others.<p>We spoke to Russell Bateman, a trainer and the creator of the Skinny Bitch Collective— a workout regimen followed by models and celebrities like Ellie Goulding and Suki Waterhouse — to find out the …

Weight Loss

The story of cities, part 1: how Alexandria laid foundations for the modern world

In the first in a 50-part series charting the history of the planet’s urbanisation, Jack Shenker explores the ancient metropolis of Alexandria, which set a powerful precedent for future cities all over the world<p>The secret to Alexandria, if classical historians are to be believed, lies in a golden …

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

5 Things Your Massage Therapist Should Know - Massage Therapy

Posts<p>5 Things Your Massage Therapist Should Know<p>Every massage should be as different as the individual receiving it. While many experienced massage …

Why a psychiatrist thinks the key to happiness might be swallowing the right bacteria

That these organisms influences us as much — if not more — as we influence them is a powerful idea, explored in fecal transplant therapies and microbiome sequencing.<p>It's also one that some researchers want to take advantage of, psychologically speaking.<p>They're looking for psychobiotics — bacteria …

It May Be Possible to Use Mechanical Stimulation to Regenerate Muscle

Scientists at the Wyss Institute – part of Harvard University – have determined that it may be possible to use mechanical stimulation to regenerate …

What Cancer Cells Use to Grow Bigger?

It has long been known how quickly cancer cells spread and sugar is a product feeding them. MIT have discovered that amino acids are in fact worse …

Colonoscopy May Be More Effective Than Sigmoidoscopy To Find The Colorectal Cancer

There is a new way to check for *colon cancer and a **colonoscopy is proving to be more successful than ***sigmoidoscopy. Now the full colon is being …

Complete Guide: How To Relieve Stress Naturally And Fast

There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and …

Ideal to real: What the 'perfect' body really looks like for men and women

If each of us could design our ideal body, what would it look like? How do we develop these ideals and how close do our own bodies come to them? Does that ideal really matter?<p>TODAY wanted to visualize how far we are from what we imagine is the ideal figure and our average bodies. Pittsburgh artist …

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Elevate Your Success

Even the most success-challenged among us can find great success. So why not reach out and take it right now?<p>Are some of us pre-destined at birth for success? Maybe--but that's not the important thing that matters. Despite how we feel about the odds of success with which we were born, we can always …

The Minimalist's Guide to Eating Well on a Budget

If you are on tight food budget but want to eat in a way that supports a healthy body composition, you’re in luck. <b>Having less to work with is</b> …

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How Massage Therapy Can Make You Much Healthier

Michael Prywes<p>Read full profile<p>Most people consider a massage to be a relaxing spa treatment. They’re not wrong. A good massage can relieve anxiety …

How to Get a Cycling-Specific Massage

A professional soigneur shares tips on making your massage work for you.<p>It used to be that cycling soigneurs were more handymen than athletic trainers, ready to do everything from drive the equipment truck, to hand out musette bags, to administer the odd massage. But as the cycling community learns …

Spring Weekend Home Project Ideas

Well-being is influenced by the things we do deliberately to make ourselves happy, and that includes how we shape our immediate environments. This …

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The Yelpification of business software: Why online reviews have reached a tipping point

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Capterra.</i><p>For well over a decade, consumers have increasingly turned to online review sites to vet purchase decisions before they buy. Take a look at the top trafficked sites on the web, and it’s no shock to see consumer review sites by the likes of Amazon and Yelp …

20 Tips For Turning Your Passions Into How You Get Paid

We have all heard the expression that “Freedom Comes with a Price” and in this last decade of turning my passions into the way I earn money in the …

Why Content Marketing Is the Best Long-Term Marketing Strategy

For my money, there's no better long-term strategy than content marketing. Here's why.<p>Most older marketing and advertising strategies have been based on short-term gains. For example, a direct mail piece might convert a handful of recipients, but once it's sent out, most of the batch gets thrown …

8 Questions You Must Ask Before Starting a Passion-Based Business

Credit<p>Starting a business comes with truckloads of challenges and commitments, especially on the part of the business owner(s). Little wonder why the legendary Steve Jobs in his interview with Bill Gates talked deeply about having passion for your work. He said:<p>"You need a lot of passion for what …

The 5 Benefits of Massage Therapy for the Serious Weightlifter

<i>Last week I discussed general recovery techniques for the hard training weightlifter. This week I will more fully investigate one of the more</i> …

Massage Therapy Toronto | Massage Therapist | Most Insurance Covered

<b>About Our Registered Massage Therapy Toronto Clinic</b><p>At Pacific Wellness Institute, we have some of the best <b>female and male registered massage</b> …