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If You're Cutting Carbs to Lose Weight, Don't Make This Common Mistake

Think all carbs are created equal? Nikki, known as justget.fit on Instagram, posted this comparison photo for those watching their carb intake in order to lose weight. Most people think of bread, pasta, rice, and cereal when they restrict carbs, but Nikki wants you to remember that fruits contain …

Nutrition

We'll Never Know For Sure How Everything Began

Roughly 13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it expanded from an infinitely hot and dense singularity in space and time, first in a …

Dark Matter

"Walking Fish" Discovery Scraps Evolutionary Theory of Human Locomotion

Forget what you learned in high school biology.<p>Walking is a lot more complicated than putting one foot in front of the other. For that to happen, …

Biology

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Pain

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

Exercise

Vivian Bercovici: Why Trudeau’s shocking Holocaust blunder caused gasps worldwide

Rarely do local Canadian events receive widespread “real-time” attention in Europe, America and Israel, with coverage in top-tier media, like The New …

Pool parasite: Swimmers urged to take simple steps to avoid Cryptosporidium

Before dipping into a swimming pool or lake this long weekend, take precautions against stomach-turning parasites that may lurk in the water, public …

Public Health

How to Enjoy Sushi Without Getting Infested With Parasites

People are freaking out about a recent story where a man who ate sushi ended up with a stomach parasite. While acquiring a gut buddy is a real …

Fishing

CRISPR kills HIV and eats Zika 'like Pac-man'. Its next target? Cancer

There’s a biological revolution underway and its name is CRISPR.<p>Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?<p>WIRED …

Lifting weights now can help you ace your golden years

The other day a prospective client – a woman in her mid-30s who runs often but rarely lifts – asked a question I hadn't heard in quite some time. It was a smart question, a question I'm surprised people don't ask more often, and that question went something like this: "I feel good and I like the …

Muscle

Know Your Rights: Here's What an Airline Owes You When You Get Bumped

Save this for your next flight.<p>Airlines have a lot of leeway when it comes to denying passengers entry onto an aircraft. The recent incident on the …

Flying

Science: This Super-Simple Learning Hack Can Help You Master Any Subject | Inc.com

We all spend well over a decade in school, and while you might quickly forget the date of the battle of Gettysburg or the formula for the area of a trapezoid, you'd hope that you'd at least graduate with a good grasp of <i>how</i> to learn. You can always look up facts, but knowing how to study effectively …

Columbia University

No more 'superbugs'? Maple syrup extract enhances antibiotic action

SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2017 -- Antibiotics save lives every day, but there is a downside to their ubiquity. High doses can kill healthy cells along …

Facebook creeping is no longer totally anonymous

Facebook's new "Stories" update is here, and it ruins the best part about the entire social network: Mindlessly plumbing your friends' lives without …

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes</i>, a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares for her into buying her a pair. Her love for the red shoes causes her to give them priority over the more important things in her life, and, as often …

Happiness

Meet 'Professor X,' the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game

By the fall of that same year, Xiao, known as something of a risk-taker, had moved himself and his family from New Jersey to Silicon Valley, and raised some modest seed funding for his new startup focused on self-driving cars.<p>His startup, dubbed AutoX, has done its best to stay under the radar to …

Artificial Intelligence

12 things that can make you less attractive, according to science

There are, unfortunately, at least as many easy ways to sabotage your sex appeal, like slouching or crossing your arms in your online-dating photo. Swipe left!<p>Below, we've rounded up some all-too-common traits and behaviors that can make it harder to score a date — only some of which have to do …

Psychology

What Exactly Happens When You Inbreed?

You've probably heard that inbreeding is not a good thing. But is it really that bad? Yes, yes it is. Inbreeding is defined as mating between …

Genetics

Is your liver too fat? Time to put it on a diet

Leslie Beck, a registered dietitian, is based at the Medisys clinic in Toronto.<p>You may not have heard of fatty liver disease, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to be specific. But chances are, you know someone who has it.<p>As a dietitian in private practice, it's becoming increasingly common for …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

How Good Gut Bacteria Could Transform Your Health

Scientist Jeff Leach is studying gut microbes that have the potential to improve our weight, mood, allergies, heart and more.<p>Barefoot and coated in …

3 Causes of Self-Doubt and How to Conquer It for Good

<b>“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” ~Unknown</b><p>Self-doubt and I are old friends. We go way back, to …

Self-confidence

10 Foods That Boost Eye Health

Use these lifestyle tips to strengthen your vision.<p>Learn about your risk for vision loss and how to reduce it with these effective health tips!<p>Learn …

Health

Alzheimer's could be flagged by sleeping in late

For many, the chance to have a lie-in most mornings is one of the luxuries afforded by retirement.<p>But according to new research, it could also be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s.<p>Scientists studying a cohort of over-60s found that those who consistently slept for more than nine hours each night …

Dementia

Has the Large Hadron Collider Disproved the Existence of Ghosts?

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) might be the world's most incredible science experiment. A particle collider seventeen miles in circumference, it …

Is the Leading Theory About Alzheimer's Wrong?

Yet another failed drug trial has prompted soul-searching about the “amyloid hypothesis.”<p>Last week, the pharmaceutical company Merck pulled the plug on a closely watched Alzheimer’s drug trial. The drug verubecestat, an outside committee concluded, had “virtually no chance” of benefit for patients …

Dementia

Salmonella flags cancer to the immune system when injected into tumours, scientists find

The food poisoning bug salmonella can be injected into tumours to flag cancer to the immune system so that it can be quickly cleared from the body, scientists have shown.<p>Cancer is extremely good at evading the body’s immune system, largely because a tumour is normal tissue which has gone awry, so …

Cancer

Why You Should Start Skipping Breakfast

"Intermittent fasting" burns fat and makes you healthier—really.<p>Put down the bagel and read this carefully: Skipping breakfast could help you unlock incredible health benefits and live longer. Yes, I'm encouraging you to shatter several dietary rules—never skip meals; eat every two to three hours; …

Holistic Medicine

A 14-year-old student extorted $28,000 from the teacher he was having sex with, police say

It’s unclear whether Sandy Doan ever suspected the real source of the threatening blackmail messages on her cellphone, but for nearly a year, …