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18 Charts That Will Help You Sleep Better

Because good sleep is glorious.

All the planets in the Solar System fit between the Earth and the Moon

I never thought of this, but you can fit all the planets in the Solar System back to back into the distance from the Earth to the Moon—about 238,900 …

7 Treadmill Mistakes You Might Be Making

Plus, easy fixes that will have you running smarter AND burning more calories<p>Surprise: Running on a treadmill is not only about putting one foot in front of the other. With a few tweaks to your form, habits, and plan, you can get so much more out of your indoor running workout. The best place to …

Why do you atheists bother?

Why do you atheists bother living?<p>This meme is trending in the fake battle against science (and atheism) that is being waged on-line by some …

Why Does Running Sometimes Give You the Runs?

And how to put the brakes on those inconvenient potty breaks<p>Somewhere between the fiber-free energy bars, mid-race port-o-potty lines, and marathon signs that read, “One more mile until you can poop!” one thing becomes clear: Running gives you the runs.<p>But why? For one, it gets your blood flowing …

19 Science-Backed Reasons to Meditate

With more and more people touting its life-changing benefits (we’re looking at you, Anderson Cooper!), it’s safe to say that meditation has gone …

American state legalises marijuana – and crime drops 15%

Anti-marijuana activists have warned that legalising weed would lead to increased drug addiction, mental problems and crime – but in Colorado, which …

Fast Food Is as Bad For Kids’ Brains as It Is for Their Bodies, Science Finds

Michelle Obama’s war on fatty foods in schools is vindicated. Research from The Ohio State University suggests that the amount of fast food a child …

Nutrition

Justice Department: Transgender Workers to Be Protected Against Sex Discrimination

The U.S. Justice Department announced yesterday that it has changed its position and will now grant transgender workers protections against workplace discrimination under the federal Civil Rights Act. The act prohibits employers from not hiring, not promoting, or from firing workers on the basis of …

Can Houseplants Really Clean the World's Smoggiest City?

CEO uses greenery to filter the filthy New Delhi air that doctors said was killing him.<p><b>NEW DELHI—On the roof of an office building in India's capital, the world's smoggiest city, Kamal Meattle has a unique tactic for cleaning the air: a greenhouse with 400 common plants, including mother-in-law's</b> …

India

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

Consider this your weight-loss cheat sheet.<p>Lots of people call on nutritionists to help them overhaul their diets when they want to slim down. But what do R.D.s make sure to eat themselves if they notice their jeans have gotten a little snug? We surveyed 10 to find out which foods they swear by …

20 Ingredients for Quality Sleep, Every Night.

When it comes to sleep, the truth is that quality is what matters—not quantity.<p>There is no use getting eight or more hours of sleep every night if …

Wellness

Galactic Hybrid

The Sombrero galaxy is not what it seems. This cosmic neighbor, also known as M104, lies 28 million light-years from our home galaxy, the Milky Way. …

10 Ways to Be More Environmentally Friendly

For those of you who have been hiding under a rock, or didn't see Leonardo DiCaprio at the UN Climate Change Summit, environment and climate changes are happening now. Even one environmentally friendly change can help our growing climate change issues. No only will you be lessening your carbon …

Memory Tip: Show Your Brain What's Important

For example, if you're trying to remember what you read, highlighting doesn't help.<p>On the other hand, flash cards do.<p>The difference lies in what psychologists call <b>desirable difficulty</b>.<p>Essentially, when learning <i>feels</i> difficult, learning is actually happening.<p>It's like when you lift a weight that's …

The Brain

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

Consider it your ultimate weight-loss guide.<p><i>This article was republished with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't easy, and whoever tells you differently is lying. It takes commitment, hard work, and for many, a complete lifestyle makeover. But these 56 techniques will make losing …