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Where fat goes when you lose weight

The world is obsessed with fad diets and weight loss, yet few of us know how a kilogram of fat actually vanishes off the scales.<p>Even the 150 doctors, dietitians and personal trainers we surveyed shared this surprising gap in their health literacy. The most common misconception by far, was that fat …

Nutrition

The 10 Hottest Coursera Courses of 2017 | Inc.com

There are more than 8,000 online courses available, in every subject from artificial intelligence to visual arts. More than 50 million students signed up for one this year.<p>This bounty is a gift for anyone who wants to learn a new skill -- you can learn basically anything from anywhere these days …

Princeton University

Rice Calories Can Be Cut in Half With This Trick

A cup of white rice has about 200 calories—not insignificant, considering it’s most often used as a small part of a larger dish. But there’s an easy, …

Nutrition

The Concept of the Weekend Is Dying

At what point do we declare a world without weekends a public interest issue?<p>On May 1, 1886, in booming, industrial Chicago, at least 30,000 workers walked off the job in what would become one of the most famous rallies for a shorter workweek in America. The shutdown left the usually smoke-filled …

Medical Journals

The 20 Best Visual Studio Code Extensions for Front End Developers

Great tooling can help developers write faster, cleaner, and more consistent code. A few months ago, I asked front end developers here at Shopify …

The pee color spectrum: What it means

Did you know that looking into the toilet bowl is like looking into a crystal ball for your health? The color of your pee can change depending on how hydrated you are, what foods you've been eating, and even as a weird side effect to certain medications. Here's what your urine color says about your …

Wellness

This is how much money you can really make working at a startup

AngelList, the website where startups can meet angel investors, is also the place where tech workers can find jobs at hot startups.<p>Coding school One Month has a tool called JobSignal that analyzes this job market to figure out which skills pay the best.<p>Working at a startup comes with the promise of …

Startups

Writing your first Android app - everything you need to know

There are lots of reasons why you might want to write an Android app. Maybe you have a great idea and you want to build a prototype, maybe you just want to learn to program for Android, maybe it is part of a school or college course, or maybe you are just curious. Whatever the motivation, building …

Android News

How to use a web API from your Android app

There are many times when your Android app will need to fetch data from the internet, to provide users with fresh information and/or data. There are different ways your app could achieve this. You could set up your own web service/API, or you could be fetching from an already existing service/API. …

JavaScript

The 25 Best Abs Exercises

Refresh your workout with these ab exercises<p>Nothing says fit like a washboard stomach. But scoring high-definition abs isn't as easy as cranking out crunch after crunch. To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need the best ab workout to work the two dozen muscles between your hips and your …

Workouts

Tablets: why we don’t love them anymore, but (maybe) we should

Whether to tote a tablet is an interesting discussion.<p>These days, it seems most of the world is smitten with smartphones. Sales are up, prices are going down, and the competition has never been fiercer. The same can not be said, however, about their sizer ilk, tablets. With even Apple finding that …

Galaxy Note

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Soylent Micronutrient Breakdown

We are excited to begin sharing the specifics of the Soylent 1.0 formula – its ingredients, recipe, and nutritional breakdown. This is the second …

The (JavaScript) Question I Bombed In An Interview With a Y Combinator Startup | I care, I share, I'm Nathan LeClaire.

About a year and a half ago, I was on the hunt for my first “real” job. I knew that I wanted to be a “web developer” (whatever <i>that</i> entails) but I had …

Just Say No: 10 Common Medical Tests That May Do More Harm Than Good

Stop! Do you really need that PSA test or pap smear? Did you know experts don’t think most women shouldn’t have a bone density test? And what about heartburn – did you know that your PPI (proton pump inhibitor) might be doing more harm than good?<p>Over the past two years, momentum has been building …