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This Is Why You Really, Really Need to Stop Peeing in The Pool

And why you should always shower before swimming.<p>Sure, peeing in the pool is gross, but most all of us have done it at some point. And as long as no …

'The blob': how marine heatwaves are causing unprecedented climate chaos

First seabirds started falling out of the sky, washing up on beaches from California to Canada.<p>Then emaciated and dehydrated sea lion pups began showing up, stranded and on the brink of death.<p>A surge in dead whales was reported in the same region, and that was followed by the largest toxic algal …

Climate Change

Eat your way to a 6-pack with these foods

Even if you work out regularly and can hold a plank for minutes on end, you have to dial in your nutrition to see the definition you want.<p>The right …

A scientist installed cameras around 'no trespassing' signs at a beach to see how people reacted and was pleasantly surprised

But that sort of impulse is a huge headache for people trying to protect animals that just want to be left alone. The solution may involve tapping into that itchy feeling you get at the back of your neck when you think you're being watched, suggests a paper recently published in BioOne.<p>Fort de …

Japanese cars dominate Consumer Reports 2016 Top Picks list

Only two domestic cars -- one from Ford, and one from Chevrolet -- made the best-of-the-best list.<p>When it comes to vehicular recommendations, it never hurts to consult a wide variety of consumer-advice rags, including Consumer Reports (and, you know, us). Each year, Consumer Reports puts together a …

Mid-Size Car

Scientists can’t agree on whether or not salt is bad for you

Meanwhile, others have repeatedly questioned the scientific basis of that claim.<p>In fact, a new study finds, it's all a bit worse than that: Not only is the science decidedly unsettled, the debate is so polarized that no one's getting any closer to real answers.<p>"In many respects, the divide between …

6 Tips For The Best Thanksgiving Turkey Ever

T-day may be the country's favorite secular holiday, but it's a bad time for <i>Meleagris gallopavo</i>. According to the National Turkey Federation, 88 percent of Americans will eat turkey on Thanksgiving. That statistic is even more remarkable when you factor in our foreign-born population and …

The quick-hit workout plan to gain more muscle in less time

Westend61 / Getty<p>Westend61 / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Whether you're angling at a New Year's resolution, or just want to improve …

Exercise

Master Your Warm-Up Sets for More Strength

Lift more weight and you’ll build more strength and muscle. The problem, however, is that most guys shortchange their strength with a crappy warm up …

Exercise

8 Exercise Swaps for Common Injuries

Eric Salvador, C.P.T.

How 'robo-investing' is managing money for the masses

<b>"Robo-investing" - using computer algorithms rather than humans to manage your investments - is a white-hot sector attracting lots of start-up cash.</b><p>There are now several companies here in the US promising that their algorithms can get more bang for your investment buck at a fraction of the price …

Investing

Intent on surviving another decade? Ace this test

New research leaves little doubt about it: Fitness is powerful. A new study shows it's also a powerful predictor of whether an individual will live or die in the next decade.<p>Put a person on a standard-issue treadmill, crank up the speed and the incline, measure the maximum metabolic equivalents of …

Medicine