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55 Essential Space Operas from the Last 70 Years

John Harris art equals space opera.<p>What makes a science fiction story a space opera? Well, it needs to take place in space obviously, though not …

Science Fiction

How to grow old like an athlete

<b>Driving an F1 car is not a particularly healthy thing to do... I want to live a quality life when I’m old, and not suffer from horribly degenerated</b> …

11 science fiction adventures to escape into this Thanksgiving holiday

Here’s the scene: your family is coming in from all parts of the country for the big day. It’s great to see everyone, but you honestly would rather deal with them through Facebook this year. You need a quick and easy way to escape the crowd, so you power up your e-reader and jump into a new …

Science Fiction

Adjust Your Beliefs to Handle the Crappy Events In Your Life Better

What you believe has a strong impact on how you perceive bad events. If you build your life around your job, losing it can hurt you a lot more than …

BMR Calculator

The <i>Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) Calculator</i> estimates your basal metabolic rate—the amount of energy expended while at rest in a neutrally temperate …

Fitness

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

How to Write A Science Fiction Short Story

How to Write A Science Fiction Short Story<p>Updated on August 5, 2016<p>Do you love science fiction and want to know how to write your own stories? …

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5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

<i>Exercise how-tos adapted from</i> The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises<i>,</i> The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates<i>, and</i> The Women's Health Big Book of Abs<i>.</i><p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working …

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

The 9 Best Exercises for Weight Loss, Ranked in Order of Effectiveness | Women's Health

And since we know that the calories burned during your workout aren't the only ones that matter, we spoke with New York City-based trainer Noam Tamir, C.S.C.S., owner of TS Fitness, on how to modify your workout to ramp up the afterburn effect. That way, your body can continue to burn calories at a …

What Causes the "Dadbod" (and How to Reverse It)

Ah, the “dadbod.” A recently coined term, it describes the body of a man whose belly suggests that he’s had a few thousand beers during NFL Sunday. …

Fitness

The Right Way to Measure Your Waist Size and Check Your Health

Doctors often use BMI, or Body Mass Index, to quickly screen patients for more tests. But having a normal or low BMI doesn’t mean you’re healthy, nor …

The Only 8 Moves You Need to Be Fit

Kettlebell Swing<p>Athletic power is the ability to accelerate weight – it's not just about applying force, but applying it quickly. Almost every sport …

Build a Solid Strength Base With the "Big Three" Exercises

The barbell squat, deadlift, and bench press are lovingly referred to as the “Big Three” exercises. When done correctly and together in a workout …

From Zero to 45 Days in a Row: How I Built a Habit of Daily Exercise

This year I’m focusing on habits to help me build new skills and look after my health. One of these habits is to do push-ups every morning. I went …

How to Taste: Coffee

Professional growers, sellers, and baristas try coffee at controlled tastings called cuppings, but the average person may not know what separates a great cup of coffee from one that's sold by a vested, mustachio'd server at an overpriced but minimally decorated modern coffee bar.<p>As with all things, …

Psychological Tricks You Can Use To Get People To Do Whatever You Want

Have you ever left a shop, a chat with a friend or a meeting at work and felt like you’ve somehow been duped? It's possible you might have been …

Infographics

Coffee Flow Chart (Infographic)

Infographics

From Pouring to Sniffing: A Guide to Whiskey Tasting

The whiskey revolution has taken the world by storm, and you’re shirking your civic responsibility if you haven’t reported for duty. Ready to become …

18 Things You Need To Know About Drinking Coffee

Bean there, done that.

Knowledge vs Action: Three Roadblocks Keeping You From Better Fitness

Have you ever eaten that next slice of pizza knowing it will make you feel uncomfortably full? Or perhaps the doctor told you to get 30 minutes of …

How I Built Better Habits With Calendar Appointments

Old habits die hard. You’ve probably experienced this when you vowed to eat all salads forever, only to crash and burn a few days later. Building new …

Productivity

24 Sci-Fi Novels You Can Read for Free

These Project Gutenberg books will open your mind to imaginative worlds<p>Science fiction has been around as a genre for more than 200 years. That's such a long time that many of the greatest works have fallen into the public domain, providing a way to get free and easy access to many of these …

How to Free Yourself from Food Cravings with Intermittent Fasting

Fasting for weight loss might sound as silly as drinking water for thirst, but it’s not exactly the same thing. Let’s look at a special kind of …