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How to reset your midlife body to burn fat – in six easy steps

Weight gain is not an inevitability of ageing – although, for many people, as they accumulate years under their belt, they also gain pounds.<p>A big part of this is down to the modern dietary environment, which encourages gradual weight gain over time. Over the last 10-20 years, we have started to eat …

We Think We Found the Easiest Diet in the World — the Scandi Sense Diet

When it comes to diets, we usually turn to the most trendy ones to try out. The problem with this is the most popular ones tend to be a lot more restrictive and will not work for everyone. This is the reason most people do not stick to diets that gain a lot of buzz. These diets are focused on …

Diets

Explore Louisiana: Guided tour takes you to the Tabasco factory, kayaking in the bayou

Explore the bayous and byways of southern Louisiana on a new four-day tour offered by Gondwana EcoTours.<p>Guided activities include a swamp boat tour of the Lake Martin wildlife refuge, home to more than 200 species of birds and numerous alligators; a walking tour of Whitney Plantation and its …

Europe by Train: Picture Perfect European Train Stations

Experiencing Europe by train is one of the great travel experiences every traveler must have. I've highlighted some of the most picturesque stops.

A 25-year-old spent $250 turning his truck into a camper van to travel across the US

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• John Charles Putrino built a bed and storage unit into the back of his truck.</b><b><br>• He's driving to national parks across the US.</b><b><br>• It took some getting used to, but he enjoys the solitude of low-maintenance travel.</b><p>John Charles Putrino wanted to keep his cross-country trip …

I've Traveled to 70 Countries Solo—This Is the One Everyone Should Visit

Packing up your possessions, booking a ticket, and venturing to a foreign country on your own is one of the most daunting but liberating things you …

Time I

An Activist’s Life: Mark Baumer Dies 100 Days into his Barefoot Walk Across the U.S.

A post shared by mark baumer (@baumerworld) on Jan 19, 2017 at 7:13am PST<p>Mark Baumer was not your typical activist. The 33-year-old author and poet’s …

How This Chef Lost 150 Pounds Eating Pork Rinds

UK celebrity chef Tom Kerridge's weight loss secrets<p>If you think it's hard to stick to healthy new year's resolutions—make healthier meal choices, …

We Quit Our Jobs to Travel the World. This Is Exactly How We Pay for It.

Design Plagiarism Is A Serious Problem–This Startup’s AI Could Help

It’s an omnipresent fear for companies and designers alike. Deep learning might hold the solution.<p>There are two competing nightmare scenarios for any company unveiling a new brand or logo. The first is that the internet will rise up in righteous indignation about how awful it is or what part of …

Graphic Design

This Map Reveals the Ultimate Cross-U.S. Train Trip for Under $250

Travel across the U.S. in style.<p>Want to see the sights of the continental United States, but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg to do it? You’re in …

Trains

12 Oven-Baked Foil Packet Dinners To Try

Because meals just taste better when they clean up after themselves.

The 11 Items Expert Survivalists Always Have on Hand

When you’re living off the grid, your chances of staying alive are only as good as your instincts—and the gear you have on you. Here are 11 items …

Unique RokBlok Bluetooth Vinyl Record Player (video)

If you enjoy listening to vinyl records or would like to start but don’t fancy parting with your hard earned money for a full record player. A new …

Google is making it easier for anyone to design beautiful apps

New collaboration tools for designers embrace the Material Design philosophy<p>Google is launching a new suite of tools meant to make it easier for designers and app makers to collaborate. It’s partially an expansion of Google’s Material Design efforts, which launched two years ago as a way to rethink …

This Scientist Made A Meatless, Plant-Based Burger That Bleeds

Starting Thursday, Impossible Foods' meatless burger will be on the menu at three California restaurants.<p>Six years ago, Dr. Pat Brown was a scientist on sabbatical. The Stanford University biochemist had built a career out of studying how genes are expressed in cancer, invented microchips that …

How This 24-year-old Runs a $70,000-a-month Business While Traveling the World

<i>This story originally appeared on Businessinsider.com.</i><p>Aileen Adalid entered the corporate world at age 19 after graduating from De La Salle …

Homebase

Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt talks truth and lies

In 1996, British writer David Irving sued author Deborah Lipstadt and her publisher, Penguin Books, for libel after the American historian portrayed him as a Holocaust denier in her book “Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory.” After four years and roughly $3 million in …

This Redesigned Map Of U.S. Train Routes Might Make You Actually Want To Take Amtrak

You might not have known it from the old map, but you can actually get to a lot of places by train (if you’re willing to take a while).<p>If it’s hard to picture the U.S. with a high-speed rail network like China’s–with trains going 186 miles an hour, and rail trips more than 70% faster than they are …

Phantom voters, smuggled ballots hint at foul play in Russian vote

UFA/SARANSK Russia (Reuters) - Voters across Russia handed a sweeping victory to President Vladimir Putin’s allies in a parliamentary election on Sunday. But in two regions Reuters reporters saw inflated turnout figures, ballot-stuffing and people voting more than once at three polling …

Russia

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Here's Why You Can't See All 12 Black Dots in This Crazy Optical Illusion

Our eyes feel weird.<p>Welcome to the latest optical illusion that has the internet in meltdown right now. Give it a try - look at the image above, and …

Neurology

Eight Days A Week: how Ron Howard brought the Beatles back to life

Howard’s new film captures the sweat, screams and cultural significance of the band’s touring years. He explains why the Fab Four still fascinates him<p>Related: George Martin: musicians pay tribute to the genius behind the Beatles<p>The story of the Beatles is like the story of Watergate or the second …

A riddle for our time

One of the most remarkable successes of astrophysics in the last century was its discovery that the age of the universe as measured by its oldest …

Physics

Total number of neurons—not enlarged prefrontal region—hallmark of human brain

A new scientific study puts the final nail in the coffin of a long-standing theory to explain human's remarkable cognitive abilities: that human …

National Academy of Sciences

50 Charming American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When you plan a vacation, most people tend to go to more popular places, right? It's usually cities they've read about or towns and attractions that have been recommended by friends and family. But that's about to change, because there are plenty of small towns in …

New England

This woman quit her corporate job at 35 and saved $16,000 to travel the world 'indefinitely'

In November of 2012, Clelia Mattana handed in her letter of resignation.<p>She had an established career as a sourcing coordinator at luxury fashion brand Burberry, a good salary, and her own apartment in London. But something was missing.<p>"I was unhappy because I wasn't following my true nature. All I …

Opera just added a free VPN to its browser for anonymous internet access

Virtual private networks are popular with privacy-conscious computer users, but the best services cost while the free ones often have hidden costs. Web browser Opera, though, has integrated a free and unlimited VPN into the developer version of its software. "Now, you don’t have to download VPN …

New Evidence Suggests That Limbs and Fins Evolved From Fish Gills

Over a century ago, scientists discarded a proposed theory that human limbs evolved from gills, given the lack of evidence in the fossil record. That …