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Brains of woodpeckers contain protein found in humans with brain damage

Their frantic drumming is a familiar sound of summer. But just how woodpeckers endure millions of head-banging episodes in their lifetime without …

Neuroscience

Indian relay sport giving youth a 'chance to become something'

At a recent race in Saulteaux First Nation in central Saskatchewan, spectators packed the white wooden stands, even in the pouring cold rain.<p>On the …

Canada

11 ways smart people deal with uncertainty

Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty. On the bright …

Emotional Intelligence

A Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Shooting Long Exposure Photos

Here’s a concise beginner’s step-by-step guide on how to capture long exposure photographs.<p><b>1.</b> Frame the composition. Pay extra attention to the edges …

Landscape Photography

57 Funny Jokes for Kids (And Adults Who Like Dumb Jokes)

You can never have too many knee-slappers in your repertoire of bad puns.<p>Question: A pun, a riddle, and a knock-knock joke walk into a, umm, room …

Jokes

Combat the pain of sitting at a desk all. day. long. with simple hip-opening stretches

How many of you have been here before? You manage to squeeze in that 6 a.m. pre-work fitness class (major props BTW) and you’re feeling great and …

Workouts

If You Want to Lose Weight, This Fat-Loss Pyramid Shows What's Most Important

Experts used to tell us to do hours of cardio to lose weight, but now fitness trainers agree that cardio isn't necessary, and the hunger caused by strenuous cardio could actually cause weight gain. This is great news if you despise cardio, because the pyramid above designed by NASM-certified …

Muscle

Why Ethiopia's running success is about more than poverty and altitude

It is 3.15am and I have just woken from a fitful four-hour sleep. I am already wearing running shorts and I quickly pull on a T-shirt and step outside. It is pitch black and my breath turns to mist in the cold air. Fasil is washing his face at the outdoor tap. He has a night off his job guarding a …

Marathons

How Do You Know Someone Is a Top-Notch Leader? Look for These 4 Signs

If you're going to build a leadership team to change the world, start with these 4 attributes.<p>If you find yourself seeking to improve your leadership skills, remember this: Leadership is a journey, so enjoy the ride. And just when you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up: You'll …

Charisma

For a Leaner Belly, These 35 Plank Variations Are a Must (Plus 1 Bonus Video!)

There are so many variations of plank — the ultimate bodyweight move to tone your core and upper body. If you really want to carve your six-pack and lengthen your obliques, try these ab-focused variations, with a bonus video at the end demonstrating 15 side plank variations.<p>Balance on your hands …

Workouts

Progression of Core Stability Exercises Based on the Extent of Muscle Activity. - PubMed

OBJECTIVE:<p>The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate a variety of isometric plank exercises.<p>DESIGN:<p>Twenty university students performed …

Workouts

Jillian Michaels Says Losing Weight and Building Muscle Isn’t About How Often You Work Out, It’s This

Jillian Michaels helped dozens of contestants lose hundreds of pounds and transform their lives as the tough-love trainer on <b>The Biggest Loser</b>, so she knows a thing or two about losing weight and building muscle. Between filming intense workouts for her Instagram page and her fitness app My Fitness …

Weight Loss

The Best 20-Minute Bodyweight Workout for Weight Loss

Most quick cardio regimens for weight loss involve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that leaves you gasping for air. And while they’re …

Exercise

Malcolm Gladwell on why we shouldn’t value speed over power

<b>Malcolm Gladwell</b>, known for his deep inquiries into how the social sciences impact our day-to-day lives, recently sat down for a talk with <b>Adam Grant</b>, …

Standardized Testing

Here's why powerful women don't use the 'Mike Pence rule.' Spoiler alert: They can't.

'Pence Rule' supporters see it as a shield of honor for powerful men. But if high-ranking women tried to deploy the rule? They'd get ridiculed.<p>Glenda Ritz never thought about adopting the "Mike Pence Rule" during her four years as Indiana public schools' chief. And even if she'd wanted to, she …

Mike Pence

Alex Honnold Talks to Tim Ferriss About Fear and Risk

Alex Honnold is a big-wall climber whose audacious free-solos—no ropes, no partner—of America’s iconic rock faces have made him one of the most recognized and followed adventure athletes in the world. He is distinguished for his uncanny ability to control his fear while scaling cliffs of dizzying …

Climbing

Vaping may damage immune system and lead to lung disease, study suggests

Vaping speeds up the death of lung cells by 50 fold and could trigger lung diseases in later life, a new study suggests.<p>Scientists at the University of Birmingham found that the vapour inhaled from e-cigarettes damages immune cells, preventing them from clearing out harmful bacteria.<p>The researchers …

Public Health

15 fitness 'tips' that are doing more harm than good

When even researchers seem conflicted about exercise subjects ranging from the amount of time we're supposed to dedicate to exercise to the proper time for a workout, it can be tough to feel motivated enough to get moving.<p>Because there's so much conflicting advice about health and fitness out …

Exercise

The 3 most effective ab workouts, according to experts

Six-pack abs are impressive to look at, and often conjure up images of hours spent in the gym — however, obtaining a strong core is surprisingly easy, if you know how.<p>Visible abs are actually made in the kitchen — a diet leading to a low body fat percentage is the most important things — but there …

Workouts

This life skill is more vital to your happiness than any other

Here’s a harsh life truth that you’ll never hear in your formative years — there is a very high probability you will not discover what you truly want …

Motivation

4 Common Reasons Why Your Hamstrings Are Tight – and What You Can Do About It

This often-challenging muscle group doesn't have to be the bane of your existence after that long hike or run.<p>Oh, the hamstrings – those pesky …

Biomechanics

What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

The Brain

Can Transparency Transform Leadership? One Entrepreneur Says Yes.

Whether you’re a leader in the corporate world, your local community, or a tech startup, you know the pressure of having the answers. It’s what people expect, right?<p>While this is the pressure you might feel from community members, donors, stakeholders or investors, it’s not always what’s real. …

Leadership

Stretching after exercise isn’t actually doing what you think it’s doing

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value—or lack thereof—of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery after exercise. “Stretching clears out your lactic acid,” and other similar claims abound. Is any of this true?<p>Sort of.<p>First, it is important to understand the difference between …

Exercise

Canada is poised to repeat its Olympics mistakes with a 2026 FIFA World Cup bonanza

From a 1980s baseball movie to the ears of every politician and city planner over the last several decades: <i>If you build it, they will come.</i><p>It is …

Canada

This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

Workouts

Plastic Surgeons Are Really Worried About 'Snapchat Dysmorphia'

"Plastic surgeons will be dealing with this for years to come."<p>Ten years ago, a teenager might have come into a plastic surgery clinic clutching a …

Trust Is Essential to Any High-Performing Team. Here's How to Build It | Inc.com

Imagine this; You are on your very first Special Forces mission. Your team is to parachute into a heavily guarded enemy compound and extract a key operative, who is currently imprisoned. Each member of your five-person team has a job to do. Anyone muffs their assignment, you all risk capture, or …

Leadership

Science: Most Tap Water Is Just as Good as Bottled or Filtered Water

You may want to stop spending so much money on expensive bottled water or fancy filters. It turns out, it’s really no different than tap water. And …

Water

7 principles to develop toughness and build the life you want to live

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. …

Self-improvement