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Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

Big Data Is A Sham

Big companies are hoarding big data and doing nothing with it–except invading our privacy. It’s time to think small, writes Paddle Consulting’s Brian Millar.<p>There’s a joke about a quality control guy in a match factory. He picks up every match, strikes it, says, “This one works,” blows it out and …

Big Data

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

The dark web and how to access it

In 2015, the founder of a website called the Silk Road was sentenced to life in prison. The billion-dollar black market site was once the premiere …

Dark Web

10 endlessly fascinating websites to waste your time on

The internet is a vast, wonderful trove of information. There's so much to learn from a seemingly endless supply of resources. From video lectures …

Reality TV

Here's exactly how much paychecks changed after tax reform for people at every income level from $20,000 to $269,000 a year

The new tax law, which changed the 2018 tax brackets, went into effect at the start of this year.<p>By February, many Americans began to notice a bump in their take-home pay because of the law.<p>The IRS released new guidelines in January, known as tax-withholding tables, that help employers calculate …

Personal Finance

The Pentagon Is Planning a Three-Front ‘Long War’ Against China and Russia

(Photo: Royal Navy Media Archive / Flickr)Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now.Who’s even paying attention, given …

Geopolitics

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

How an Indian Guru Cleans the World's Most Polluted Rivers

With a nationwide campaign, yogi Sadhguru raises awareness about India's threatened waterways, from the Ganges to minor streams.<p>Half a year ago, one man set off on a 5,778-mile journey to sound the alarm about India's ailing rivers.<p>The country's waterways have drawn media attention for some time. …

Natural History

Ultimate Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Make the vinaigrette: Combine olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt, and pepper in a small glass jar. Shake well with lid on to combine …

US utilities have finally realized electric cars may save them

Pity the utility company. For decades, electricity demand just went up and up, as surely as the sun rose in the east. Power companies could plan ahead with confidence. No longer. This year, the Tennessee Valley Authority scrapped its 20-year projections through 2035, since it was clear they had …

Virginia’s electric utility overhaul paves way for cleaner, more efficient energy

The sweeping energy regulatory legislation in Virginia that Gov. Ralph Northam rightly stepped in to improve and recently signed deserves celebrating.<p>Whether you’re an environmentalist concerned about the affects of climate change, a business trying to keep operating costs low or a consumer …

Fossil Fuels

California shows how to fight climate change and help underserved communities

The Golden State recognizes that poverty and pollution go hand in hand, and that smart policies help tackle both<p>Something amazing is happening in California. The Golden State has taken bold steps to act on climate change, including regulations to cut carbon consumption and charging polluters for …

Climate

Clean Energy Pioneers Earn Double The Returns Of Fossil Fuel Firms

It is often said that investing with one eye on sustainability will automatically reduce returns, even though there is a growing body of evidence that this is no longer true.<p>The latest proof that this is an outdated view comes from the release of the latest Clean 200 ranking, a list of the 200 …

Fossil Fuels

Daniel Kahneman On Misery, Memory, And Our Understanding Of The Mind

Economic theory rests on a simple notion about humans: people are rational. They seek out the best information. They measure costs and benefits, and maximize pleasure and profit. This idea of the rational economic actor has been around for centuries.<p>But about 50 years ago, two psychologists …

Daniel Kahneman

California invested heavily in solar power. Now there’s so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it - Los Angeles Times

On 14 days during March, Arizona utilities got a gift from California: free solar power.<p>Well, actually better than free. California produced so much solar power on those days that it paid Arizona to take excess electricity its residents weren’t using to avoid overloading its own power lines.<p>It …

There's Only One Way For Humanity to Survive. Go To Mars.

Futurist Michio Kaku sees humans doing ballet on Mars and projecting their brains into the cosmos. And aliens? Oh, they're coming.<p>As a child in Palo Alto, California, he built an atom smasher in the garage. He later became one of the founders of string theory. Today, with his flowing mane of silver …

Proxima Centauri

7 Sex Tips From Professional Dominatrixes

Want to dominate between the sheets?<p>We’re here to help. Below, we asked professional dominatrixes to share their best, most accessible advice for long-time couples who want to step up their game in the bedroom. No whips required!<p>“When I begin work with couples, my first suggestion is that they plan …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Five skills everybody will need for the jobs of the future

Work—the very meaning of the word—is undergoing metamorphosis. In a few years’ time, traditional office employees all over will find themselves suddenly working for themselves, working freelance, or perhaps out of work entirely and seeking a new path forward.<p>What’s a person to do? To answer that, …

Artificial Intelligence

Energy Storage Is Coming, But Big Price Declines Still Needed

Cheap energy storage, long hailed as renewable energy’s younger cousin that, once of age, would create a dynamic duo strong enough to upend the electricity system as we know it, got a steroid shot this week when FERC announced that it was going to let energy storage operate in the wholesale markets …

Natural Gas

America's dark underbelly: I watched the rise of white nationalism

Journalist Vegas Tenold spent six years among some of America’s most extreme white supremacists, and discovered a people who believe the white race is under threat and the enemy is everywhere<p>Q&A with the author: My six years covering white supremacy<p>It was almost 3am, and Matthew Heimbach and I were …

Rights & Freedoms

'Paramedic' Ants Are the First to Rescue and Heal Their Wounded Comrades

Published February 13, 2018<p>Matabele ants nurse each other back to health after battle with a surprisingly high success rate, a new study finds.<p>Matabele ants, native to sub-Saharan Africa, lay siege to the termite colonies they eat by the hundreds, braving the potentially life-threatening bites of …

Insects

Laser Scans Reveal Maya "Megalopolis" Below Guatemalan Jungle

A vast, interconnected network of ancient cities was home to millions more people than previously thought.<p>Using a revolutionary technology known as LiDAR (short for “Light Detection And Ranging”), scholars digitally removed the tree canopy from aerial images of the now-unpopulated landscape, …

Lost In Translation: The Power Of Language To Shape How We View The World

If you're bilingual or multilingual, you may have noticed that the different languages you speak will make you stretch in different ways.<p>Languages like Spanish or French require you to remember the gender assigned to every noun, even inanimate objects. Uttering a sentence as simple as "I read the …

Language

How blockchain could soon upend America’s power markets

Talk about a disruptive technology. Blockchain – the secure, decentralized and highly efficient platform for keeping track of infinite transactions – …

Blockchain

What I Learned Reading 100 Books Last Year

When I created the goal at the end of 2016, I had just finished my 24-book goal and wanted to up my game for 2017. I decided on 36 books; it made …