Alejandro Calderon

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How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

White Pizza Pull Apart Bread

White Pizza Pull Apart Bread. (aka, an embarrassingly easy summer snack.)<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 5, 2014 99<p>Today’s dish is really just a math lesson.<p>How …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

How Will Drones Change Sports?

Popular Science sat down with drone company Arch Aerial to chat about how drones are changing the way some sports are filmed.<p>A couple years ago, Ryan Baker founded Arch Aerial, a Houston-based drone manufacturer. An archaeologist by training, Baker worked on shooting excavations for clients, and …

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Your holiday reading list: Great novels by 2013 TED speakers

• <b>Karen Thompson Walker</b>’sdebut novel, <b>The Age of Miracles</b>, quickly took off when it was published last year. Walker imagines a world in which the …

Appreciating the BRICs

<i>This is the second of two posts about the BRICs. The first post can be found here.</i><p>ANY American who has travelled around India will know that his …

Racing to the bottom

GLOBALISATION sceptics often warn of the pernicious effects on labour standards of international competition for investment. In the race for foreign …

On the inevitability of justice

LAST week the Pope, who has surprised many in his short tenure by adopting a reformist, populist—one might go so far as to say Christian—tone, …

Debt and demand

HERE is a very common narrative about the American economy (or, for that matter, the Anglo-American or Atlantic economy):<p>Our current episode of …

What we talk about when we talk about bubbles

SINCE March of last year the Case-Shiller 20-city home-price index has risen by 21%. Some of the markets within that index have risen even more; the …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

World's Thinnest Glass Created Accidentally By Researchers In U.S., Germany

Researchers accidentally discovered the world's thinnest sheet of glass, just two atoms thick.<p>Their chance finding — now immortalized in the 2014 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, out this week — gives scientists a glimpse into the puzzling properties of glass, which behaves like both …

What was the Great Divergence?

<b>This post has been updated to include a suggested reading list.</b><p><i>A better understanding of economic history might have helped the world avoid the worst</i> …

Why I fell in love with monster prime numbers

They're millions of digits long, and it takes an army of mathematicians and machines to hunt them down -- what's not to love about monster primes? …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Study: Unattractive People Are Targets For Cruelty At Work

Your workplace probably differs from the social scene of a typical high school in significant ways, and most would agree that’s a good thing. But a recent study reveals that when it comes to how attractive and unattractive people are treated, your office and your high school aren’t so far …

Bitcoin will prosper — until governments or banks decide to crush it overnight

Advertisement<p>42 Comments<p>Credit: Guardian/Guy Grandjean, James Ball<p>Every currency created since the advent of money 2,700 years ago has fit nicely …

Traders versus economists

Traders and economists both spend their days studying markets, yet I’m struck by how differently they approach the subject. Since traders profit from …

TED Radio Hour asks: “Why do we collaborate?”

This week’s TED Radio Hour examines “Why We Collaborate,” exploring why, and how, millions of people come together to work on online projects, …