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How to Write Better | Men's Health

This might be because typing with one hand slows you down, which gives you more time to find and access a larger number of words in your mind, explains study author Srdan Medimorec, Ph.D. (c), of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.<p>Choosing the perfect word can enable you to introduce and …

21 Times Spending More Will Save You Money

Even though I usually focus on spending less money in order to save money, sometimes spending <i>more</i> will actually help you save. Here are 21 times when …

Personal Finance

Cycling to extremes: Heart health and endurance sports

There are 50 years of cumulative variables that would need to be considered to fully understand what went wrong on that cold, crisp day at Devil’s …

Weather

Turning sunlight into clean fuel is now cheap and simple

Scientists have already produced artificial photosynthesis, but it has been an exotic process until now. You aren't about to replace the oxygen-giving plants around your home, in other words. However, researchers at Florida State University researcher have found a way to make it practical. They've …

Gates, Zuckerberg and Bezos invest in huge clean energy fund

After announcing the Mission Innovation program to convince nations to double their clean energy investment budgets, Bill Gates has launched another massive initiative at the United Nations Climate Change conference in Paris. The Breakthrough Energy Coalition is backed by a who's who of tech …

How a 60-Year-Old Recovers From Two Crazy Fast Marathons Three Weeks Apart

Dave Walters ran 2:45 at the Chicago Marathon and 2:47 at New York. Here's what he did in between them.<p>On Sunday, Dave Walters, 60, of Lisle, Illinois, dominated the 60–64 age group at the New York City Marathon, winning by more than 17 minutes in 2:47:27. The feat was even more impressive …

Marathons

Does Running Harden Your Arteries?

New research adds to an ongoing debate.<p>An article in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports on a recent conference presentation that found higher rates of atherosclerosis—hardening and narrowing of the arteries—in competitive masters athletes running more than 35 miles a week or cycling more than 150 …

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Canadian company is developing a 'breathalyzer for pot'

With cannabis now legal in some form or another in nearly half of the US, states and private companies alike are scrambling for a means of adapting DUI legislation to weed. To that end, Vancouver-based Cannabix Technologies Inc is developing what is expected to be the first "pot breathalyzer." It …

Why Women Love Creative Men

(Want more research-backed ways to turn her on? Discover how to Use Science to Become More Attractive.)<p>People all over the world list creativity as a desirable quality in a mate, the study authors say. But guys who dabble in what the authors call “aesthetic” forms of creativity—basically, anything …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

Weight Loss

UCLA institute to help biologists, doctors mine 'big data'

Millions upon millions of medical records and test results. Countless DNA sequences. Hard drives stuffed with images of all kinds — pictures of cells, scans of body parts. It's all part of the deluge of information often known as "big data," an ever-growing stockpile of digital material that …

How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

Online Education

Efficiency and Aging

Speed and endurance aren't the only declines to avoid.<p>Older athletes -- runners, cyclists, triathletes, etc. -- are generally slower than younger ones, even if they train the same amount. Why is this? The usual culprits are declining endurance, and declining strength/power. But there's a third …

Exercise

Olympus' E-M1 camera gets a silver hue and a slew of pro features

Olympus' OM-D E-M1 may still be hot stuff as far as high-end mirrorless cameras go, but it's easy to point out flaws: it's missing a few big pro features like tethering, and that businesslike black exterior isn't very charming. Well, consider both problems licked. The company has just unveiled both …

‘Racing Age’ Photo Series Smashes Frailty Stereotypes Surrounding Old Age

Documentary and portrait photographer Angela Jimenez‘ series “Racing Age” is not your typical ‘photos of old people’ photo series. There is no …

Paraplegic to Kick Off Soccer World Cup After Medical Miracle

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Amid the samba rhythms and the swirling dancers featured during the soccer World Cup's opening ceremony on Thursday, one moment is likely to make jaws drop across the globe.<p>Paralyzed from the waist down, a young Brazilian will rise from his wheelchair, walk a few steps and kick …

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Simple Skin Grafting | US & Canada

Worldwide, 347 million people have diabetes, and every 30 seconds one of them has a lower limb amputated. This is because diabetes can cause damage to the nerves and blood vessels, which puts people at risk of developing skin wounds that can become dangerously infected.<p>When these ulcers become …

The Killer Bug and the Copper Cure

It all feels over the top, as if some eccentric billionaire philanthropist wanted to echo an Inca temple in the emergency room. But as incongruously opulent as it all appears, I know that almost every inch of copper in the hospital is evidence of form following function—in extremis. If I were to …

No More Knife: The Stem-Cell Shortcut To Injury Recovery

Stephan Drake was halfway down a backcountry ski run in Alaska last March, filming with Sweetgrass Productions and Patagonia, when he aired over a steep spine onto an unexpected wind crust. The snow grabbed his right ski and Drake felt the unmistakable <i>snap!</i> of his knee ripping apart as he rolled …

Stem Cells

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

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C. Perfringens, Toxin-Emitting Bacteria Found In Soil, Could Play Role In Multiple Sclerosis

Could a bacterium found in soil trigger multiple sclerosis?<p>Researchers are coming closer to answering that question, after discovering evidence of a bacterium called Clostridium perfringens type B in humans -- particularly a 21-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis.<p>"While it is clear that new MS …

An Obamacare Expert Tells All: What You Need To Know About The Affordable Care Act

Few laws have generated as much opposition–or confusion—as the Affordable Care Act.<p>Since its stormy passage in 2010, polls have consistently shown that many Americans have major misconceptions about what the health-care law does, including the false notion that it replaces private coverage with a …

Your doctor is going digital: What the rise of medtech means for you

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Five years into the future, doctors will be empowered with a wide array of exponential technologies and will become the most …

What the world can learn from Canadian multiculturalism | Algeria

Many years ago, on a long cab drive through Vienna, I was engaged in a conversation about immigration which sounded utterly alien to me as a Canadian.<p>"The Turks … they come here but they don’t <i>act</i> Austrian," my interlocutor told me in a voice noticeably rising with indignation. "They come, and more …