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Fitness: What we learned from The Biggest Loser

The Biggest Loser was more than a reality TV show. It was a petri dish for the study of obesity, in particular how diet and exercise impact weight …

Fitness

Could a Glue Derived from a Human Protein Save Lives in an Emergency?

Saving gravely wounded patients from hemorrhaging can be key to saving their lives.<p>An injury to just an arm or leg can be fatal within minutes if …

6 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Situation

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Critical Thinking

How Strength Training Changes Your Body For Good

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> The Science of Exercise<i>, which is</i> <i>available at Amazon.</i><p>Dr. Dena Oaklander, a psychiatry …

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State University. Attendees were the first to hear …

Six Toxic Beliefs That Will Ruin Your Career

These ideas can place a huge blockade between you and your career ambitions.<p>There is nothing wrong with making a mistake. It's what you say to yourself after you mess up that matters. Your self-talk (the thoughts you have about your feelings) can either magnify the negativity or help you turn that …

Emotional Intelligence

Why a key diabetes test may work differently depending on your race

<b>(CNN) —</b> A test widely used to diagnose and monitor diabetes may vary in accuracy based on your race and other factors, potentially influencing how aggressively your doctor monitors and treats your diabetes.<p>The hemoglobin A1c test measures the average level of sugar, or glucose, attached to a …

Diabetes

Diabetes linked to bacteria invading the colon

In humans, developing metabolic disease, particularly type 2 diabetes, is correlated with having bacteria that penetrate the mucus lining of the …

66 Life Lessons From Friedrich NIETZSCHE

LIFE LESSONS from my motivational life-coach– Friedrich Nietzsche: 1. The will to power is the will to live Don’t cower under suffering. Rather, know …

Motivation

Guide to the classics: the Epic of Gilgamesh

“Forget death and seek life!” With these encouraging words, Gilgamesh, the star of the eponymous 4000-year-old epic poem, coins the world’s first …

A cognitive scientist has devised a drug-free sleep trick for your restless mind

A cognitive scientist may have solved a familiar sleep riddle: If you struggle to fall asleep, you’re likely to keep thinking about how you can’t fall asleep, which makes it harder to fall asleep. So how do you stop thinking about your struggle to sleep?<p>Luc Beaudoin of Simon Fraser University in …

Vocabulary

Wearable Technology That Can Diagnose Diabetes, Cystic Fibrosis

Most cystic fibrosis diagnoses today require sitting for 30 minutes while an instrument collects sweat.<p>That bodily fluid is usually transported …

How to Actually Lose Weight on the Treadmill

Treadmills provide an effective workout to burn fat and lose weight. By varying speed and incline, you can craft a workout that suits your fitness …

Some Photos of Earth For Shaq, Who Thinks the Earth is Flat

Dr. Shaquille O’Neal is no longer a professional basketball player, he’s a podcaster. That means he has unlimited opportunities to stick his size 22 …

Does ‘false hope syndrome’ make it hard to lose weight?

For years, whenever Vik Kapoor spoke before a crowd, he would begin to perspire. Sometimes by the end of his lecture, he was drenched in sweat.<p>“My fear of public speaking affected my self-confidence, which is why I made it my New Year’s resolution to tackle this problem,” says Kapoor, a life coach …

Self-help

Newer type 2 diabetes drugs show heart protective quality in study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A newer class of type 2 diabetes drugs significantly cut the risk of death and hospitalization for heart failure compared with other medicines for the disease, according to data released on Sunday from a so-called real world study sponsored by AstraZeneca.<p>The drugs, known as …

Diabetes

Good news for dieters: 5:2 relaxes the rules and allows 800 calories a day

It’s the diet which trimmed down the waistlines of countless celebrities and politicians, with former chancellor George Osborne and Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch among those who have used it to slim down.<p>But the 5:2 diet always came at a price: the willpower dieters required to limit …

Nutrition

Interval training exercise could be a fountain of youth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Looking for a fountain of youth? You may need to search no further than your sneakers.<p>Exercise, particularly high-intensity interval training, encourages your cells to make more proteins to feed their energy-producing machinery -- and this arrests the aging process, according to a new study …

Exercise

A New Documentary Explores The Troubled, Brilliant Life Of Pianist Bill Evans

Bill Evans was a genius: The jazz world, which can be roiled by factions and jealousies, usually agrees on that. He was a composer and pianist with a light, lyrical touch that was once described as what you might hear at the gates of heaven. But like many geniuses, Evans died too young — in 1980, …

Documentaries

12 Fearless Female Role Models You Should Know (But Probably Don't) | Inc.com

If you want your kids to be successful, one of the first things is to expose them to positive role models. It turns out this might be especially true for girls.<p>Researchers writing in the <i>Journal of Experimental Social Psychology</i> found that "exposing women to highly successful female role models" …

Women's History

4 rituals from the philosophy of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius that will make you mentally tougher

Did you know that grit, resilience and mental toughness are some of the most consistent predictors of success these days?<p>Yep, but you know who …

Self-help

Decentralised football is more effective than focusing on one or two players

Anyone questioning the importance of Paul Pogba in this season’s Manchester United side should look at the figure below.<p>This is the passing network …

Taking multiple medications? You may also be taking excess risks.

Lugging every pill you take to your next doctor’s appointment or trip to the pharmacist might seem like overkill, but it could save your life — especially if you take multiple drugs or supplements.<p>In fact, regularly taking five or more medications — something many Americans do — often does more …

Medicine

Diabetes breakthrough as first ‘artificial pancreas’ goes on sale early this year

A ‘breakthrough’ device which has been described as an ‘artificial pancreas’ is to go on sale this year – allowing diabetic patients ‘greater …

Your old laptop can live again for the cost of a USB drive

Even if it looks the same, the software on your computer now is different than when you first booted up the machine. Developers constantly update their software with new features, performance optimizations, and power-saving boosts. Over time, your machine is bound to slow down from all that new …

Raspberry Pi