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Why don’t people always lose weight when they run?

It seems straightforward – burn off enough calories and you will shed those excess kilos. But it seems our bodies may be thwarting our attempts<p>Why do people run? It’s a question that continues to fascinate scientists, from psychologists to exercise physiologists. Even though it is predicted that …

Fitness

Going to work on an egg can cut stroke risk

Eating an egg for breakfast could cut the risk of suffering a stroke, according to a new study.<p>Scientists looked at research conducted over more than 30 years and involving nearly 300,000 participants and found that consuming one egg a day reduced the risk of a stroke by 12 per cent.<p>The study also …

Eggs

How smartphone light affects your brain and body

There's something incredibly powerful about the blue lights that the designers of our smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens have been able to create. The lights in these screens glow so bright that we can see them even during a sunny day. At night, they're bright enough that they've been compared …

When in Rome

When the sun rises on Rome a new city is born. Rome leaves behind her nighttime alter ego and becomes a much different city in the daytime. The tourists come out during the day pointing their cameras at everything that resembles history and the locals try and sell them every trinket under the sun …

5 Ways Your Body Changes Before, During And After Travel

It truly is magical.<p>A travel writer can tell you that you need a vacation. But if you're employed in any sort of office job, you'll likely think of some very real reasons you can't get away:<p>"<i>Are you kidding?! I don't have enough money for a vacation!"</i><p><i>"I have kids to take to school!</i>"<p><i>"There's no WAY</i> …

Immune System

5 Ways to Keep Your Passport Safe When Traveling

It's precious cargo, but there are easy ways to avoid losing or damaging your passport. And those pickpockets won't stand a chance.<p>What passports lack in size, they more than make up for in stature. With them, we board planes, trains, and ships, and cross borders (mostly) freely—after all, a U.S. …

The 14 Best European Cities for Solo Travelers

Europe is one of the best places to go for a solo trip — the flight isn’t too long, there’s great tourist infrastructure, and the people are …

European Travel

The best New York experiences

Expert guide to New York<p>Every day of the week, 24-hours a day, there's always something going on in the city that never sleeps. From big-name museums to meander through, architectural wonders to gawk at, galleries to see, and neighbourhoods to explore, you'd have to live seven lives to do …

Trips of a lifetime

Big, bold, beautiful America celebrates its independence this week. How to plan the perfect trip for you? With these knock-out itineraries, of …

Here's a first look at Uber's self-driving car

We’ve heard a lot about Uber’s plans to create its own self-driving vehicle, but we’ve always been curious to see what it would look like. Today, Uber gave us a glimpse of its current self-driving car.<p>Announced in a blog post, the car is essentially a Ford Fusion equipped with laser scanners, …

WhatsApp Encryption Is No Security Silver Bullet As Weak Links In Network Render It ‘Redundant’

When WhatsApp announced last month that it was turning on end-to-end encryption for every one of its 1 billion users, it was hailed as a historic …

How to delete all your Google history and data

It’s probably safe to say Google knows us better than even our closest friends and relatives. Seriously, the search giant stores all the internet history that goes through any of their products or services. And that is saying a lot, considering Google is pretty much everywhere.<p>Thankfully, they are …

Google

Netflix's Disney streaming exclusives start in September

Netflix is about to get a whole lot more magical. There's a whole cadre of additional Disney films coming to the streaming service this September as Netflix becomes the exclusive streaming service for movies from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.<p>This announcement comes in the form of Netflix's …

Why Bipolar Medication is Not Optional

Bipolar disorder is a major mental illness. The bottom line is that if you have a mental illness, you have to take responsibility for your treatment …

Mental Health

3 Daily Mindfulness Exercises To Improve Your Morning

This society we live in so fast paced! It can be a real challenge just to be in the moment. Well, today I have Rachael Todd, who has a certificate in …

Mindfulness

Scientists Have Published A List Of The 50 Most Misused Phrases In Their Field

The Brain Photo credit: Some terms do not mean what you think they mean. TungCheung/ShutterstockWhen it comes to science, it’s important to be clear. …

Psychology

How to Live in Another Country (Without Losing Yourself)

Learning a new language, leaving my career, having to calculate time differences and coordinate Skype calls... that's what I signed up for when I moved to another country. I knew those things would change, and I tried my best to be prepared for those changes.<p>What I did not realize about moving to …

48 Classic Italian Recipes That Make Us Want to Quit Our Jobs, Move to Tuscany, and Drink Chianti All Day

There's nothing quite like these classic Italian recipes, from Cacio e Pepe to Pasta a la Gricia, and hello, pesto.<p>Nobody does impeccable pasta dishes, quality meats, and seasonal, simple vegetables prepared well quite like the Italians. That's why we don't mess with these recipes—they're …

Cooking

How To Be Happy: 12 Things You Should Do Today

To some, happiness always stays by their side. What makes happiness magical is that it can be anything or nothing.<p>If you know it well, it is …

Happiness