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A brief history of Stephen Hawking | Cosmos

Stephen Hawking’s office on the ground floor of a modern academic block in Cambridge is a surprisingly plush affair, complete with leather furniture …

Physics

How Fast Should You Walk to Burn Fat?

Whether you are walking for fitness or weight loss, you should walk fast enough to achieve a fat-burning walking pace. Walking at a brisk pace is a …

CDC

One type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have — and new research suggests intense workouts aren't the only option

To walk, or to run? That is often the question.<p>In other words, if you're looking to improve your health, is it better to commit to an occasional all-out sweat fest, or incorporate more walking and moving into your day?<p>A new study suggests there's an answer to this years-old conundrum: It doesn't …

Marathons

Here's why you should use a credit card instead of a debit card

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network.</i><p>Credit card debt is something you should avoid — with rare exceptions — but that doesn't mean that you should avoid using credit cards. In fact, there are a …

Personal Finance

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Social Media

Long-Term Memory: A User's Guide

182 Shares<p>When you’re designing learning experiences, long-term memory is your ultimate destination. It’s the promised land—where you want newly …

List-Worthy

It's not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?<p>As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, …

Nutrition

29 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Cancer

1 of 31<p>Photo: Shutterstock<p>Cut out sugary drinks<p>Not only do <b>sugary drinks</b> contribute to obesity and diabetes, they may also increase your risk of …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Self-improvement

Long-Term Health Comes Down To Two Main Habits, Says Researcher

In the ongoing search for health and longevity, researchers have looked to parts of the world where people live the longest—the “blue zones,” which include Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Icaria, Greece; Loma Linda, California; and Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. In these places people tend to live …

Ikigai

11 ways one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against the decline that comes with aging?<p>Get moving.<p>Exercises …

Harvard Medical School

What's the Difference Between Espresso and Brewed Coffee? | MyRecipes

Maybe you’re a coffee expert. Maybe you spent high school afternoons at strip mall iced coffee shop or college evenings studying in a significantly …

Coffee

How to Make Cold-Brew Coffee at Home

For lovers of iced coffee, nothing beats the upgrade to a cold brew—never watery or too bitter, always brimming with flavor. The only downside to a …

Should Your Doctor Check Your VO2 Max?

It’s one of the best predictors of long-term health, and it’s not hard to estimate.<p>A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association argues that VO2 max, long used as a measure of running fitness, should be considered a “vital sign” by doctors.<p>That’s because low VO2 max is associated …

Exercise

Can Your Watch Estimate Your VO2 Max?

Four new studies test the accuracy of fitness prediction functions.<p>I’ve done enough “real” VO2 max tests—the trips to the lab, the expensive and cumbersome equipment, the brutally exhausting treadmill protocol, and in one case, the puking in the corner afterwards—that I’ve been intrigued to notice …

Fitness Technology

VO2 max | Runner's World

Legends of Brazilian soccer, college basketball, and the NFL have been put through Dr. Kenneth Cooper’s 12-minute run.<p>To get enough oxygen to your muscles, your legs are as important as your heart.<p>To get the most benefits from your workout routine, you need to improve objective measures of …

Exercise

9 Signs an Employee Is Exceptionally Productive (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations) | Inc.com

Many people stay busy. After all, checking items off a to-do list isn't hard.<p>What's hard is checking the <i>right</i> things off your to-do list, completing the <i>right</i> projects, and getting the <i>right</i> stuff done. That's when an employee goes from busy to productive -- and in the process become indispensable to …

Self-improvement

Professional bodyguards reveal how to stay safe while traveling

Unless you're a celebrity or a high-profile CEO, you've probably never traveled with your own personal security detail.<p>While the rest of us might imagine a fleet of buff men in crisp suits with headsets, the people who actually do it for a living claim their day to day is far from <i>Men In Black.</i><p>"It's …

Celebrity Gossip

How to Act and Look Like a Professional at All Times

Understanding the Behaviors that Showcase Workplace Professionalism<p>Updated November 01, 2017<p>The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines professionalism …

The Workplace

Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories

Recall your favorite memory: the big game you won; the moment you first saw your child's face; the day you realized you had fallen in love. It's not …

The Brain

A simple chart can help you figure out how you should really be investing your time and energy at work

Amy Jen Su, co-founder and managing partner of Paravis Partners, has a creative solution to this common dilemma, which she explained in a video published by the Harvard Business Review.<p>As Su says in the video, you can use a four-quadrant chart to represent — and prioritize — all your …

Time Management

The Athletes Turning to Prayer for a Performance Boost

Before the side cramp hit and he ­started to panic, Ryan Hall felt like he was running better than he ever had in his life. It was mile ten of the 2007 Houston half marathon, and he was in first place, averaging 4:30 per mile.<p>Hall didn’t typically suffer from cramps, so when he felt one coming on, …

The Brain

History’s Most Misleading Maps

Last spring, a 23-year-old woman was driving her car through the Ontario town of Tobermory. It was unfamiliar territory for her, so she was dutifully …

What You Need to Know About VO2 Max

If you’re a serious golfer, you might get asked, “How far can you drive it?”<p>If you’re a baseball pitcher, it’s, “How hard can you throw it?”<p>If you’re …

Ultramarathons

You weren’t bad at math — you just weren’t looking at it the right way

What does mathematics look like to you? Do you see a wondrous landscape filled with connected ideas, or a sprawling mess of symbols? The distinction matters a great deal, because your mathematical worldview is inextricably tied to your success in the subject.<p>We are all familiar with the …

The Biomechanics of a 2-Hour Marathon

Scientists run the numbers on unconventional approaches like “cooperative drafting.”<p>Three groups, one from Nike, one from Adidas, and one independent project, are currently pursuing the seemingly far-fetched goal of a sub-two-hour marathon. What would it take to get there? A new paper published …

Marathons

The History of White Sugar: the Hidden Truth

<i>click here to read what hedz are sayin' (comments) below</i> <i><br>(written circa 2003)</i><p><i>*Watch two Video Articles on White Sugar on DGTv</i><p>I'ma make it clear, this …

National Geographic Magazine

See Previous Issues<p><img itemprop="contentUrl" style="transition: opacity 0.4s; opacity: 1;"></picture></div> <div>April 2018</div></a> </div> <div class="prev_iss_cover"> <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/03" target="_self"> <div class="LazyLoad is-visible"><picture><source …

This Pastor Started Running to Be Active, but Then He Found Something More

“I realized I wasn’t ready to stop running because my run had become a prayer.”<p>Six years ago, my wife Esther and I decided to begin running. We were in our mid-twenties. We both sat at desks almost every day—she at work and I at seminary. We knew we needed to be more active.<p>We lived in Pasadena, …

Marathons