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The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

Workouts

‘I could hear things, and I could feel terrible pain’: when anaesthesia fails

Anaesthesia remains a mysterious and inexact science – and thousands of patients still wake up on the operating table every year. By Kate Cole-Adams<p>When Rachel Benmayor was admitted to hospital, eight and a half months pregnant, in 1990, her blood pressure had been alarmingly high and her doctor …

Anesthesia

Eating Leafy Greens Daily May Help Keep Minds Sharp

To age well, we must eat well. There has been a lot of evidence that heart-healthy diets help protect the brain.<p>The latest good news: A study recently published in <i>Neurology</i> finds that healthy seniors who had daily helpings of leafy green vegetables — such as spinach, kale and collard greens — had a …

Nutrition

The House That Spied on Me

<b>Kashmir</b><p>In December, I converted my one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco into a “smart home.” I connected as many of my appliances and belongings as …

Living Rooms

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

Science Fiction

This is your brain on LSD

A lot of research has been conducted into how psychedelic drug lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, affects human behaviour, but what does it actually do to the brain? To find out, a team of researchers from Imperial College London gave some test subjects the drug, and documented the results using …

Consciousness

How To Invest In Yourself.

BY <b>JON</b> <b>WESTENBERG</b><p><i>My framework for getting places, accomplishing things and living in a way that makes me happy.</i><p>This isn’t a bullshit, head in the …

Cómo funcionan las cuchillas de plasma que cortan las piezas para barcos

Cortar las grandes planchas de acero que servirán para construir el casco de un barco es una tarea un poco más fácil hoy gracias a las cortadoras de …

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Self-improvement

Trauma Workers Find Solace In A Pause That Honors Life After A Death

Jonathan Bartels is a nurse working in emergency care. He says witnessing death over and over again takes a toll on trauma workers — they can become numb or burned out.<p>But about two years ago, after Bartels and his team at the University of Virginia Medical Center, in Charlottesville, Va., tried …

Empathy

Ignore Your Feelings

A profanity-filled new self-help book argues that life is kind of terrible, so you should value your actions over your emotions.<p>Put down the talking stick. Stop fruitlessly seeking "closure" with your peevish co-worker. And please, don't bother telling your spouse how annoying you find their …

‘But You Never Said...’ Why Couples Remember Differently

The root of many arguments, memory is affected by mood and emotions<p>Carrie Aulenbacher remembers the conversation clearly: Her husband told her he wanted to buy an arcade machine he found on eBay. He said he’d been saving up for it as a birthday present to himself. The spouses sat at the kitchen …

Arcade Games

Libros de ciencia ficción que todo geek debería leer

La <b>ciencia-ficción</b> es uno de los géneros más importantes del cine y la televisión, y en general uno de mis favoritos personales. Pero es casi una …

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

The Ultimate Body-Weight Workout

Build strength and torch fat from the comfort of anywhere with the ultimate no-weights workout plan<p>Guys can be wary of body-weight exercises for building muscle. But that's only because they treat them differently than free-weight and machine-based moves.<p>"If you stop doing hundreds of reps and …

Herramientas para hacer mantenimiento preventivo en Windows

El <b>mantenimiento preventivo</b> es aquel que sea realiza con el objetivo de que nuestros ordenadores funcionan de manera optima todo el tiempo. Consiste …

100 Best Albums of the 2000s

100<p>Leonard Cohen, ‘Ten New Songs’<p>Leonard Cohen released <i>Ten New Songs</i> in 2001 after a nine-year period that included depression and seclusion living …

Bob Marley

10 Mind-Blowing College Marching Band Cover Songs

Turn on any college football game this season and you’re bound to hear the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army,” which in the past several years, has …

The NFL's Rising Teams

In Part 3 of our team-by-team preview, we look at the franchises that will be taking a step forward in 2013<p>After two days of doom and gloom, it’s …