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Breathe better to move better: Train to breathe like a pro athlete

Dana Santas is the creator of Radius Yoga Conditioning, a yoga style designed to help athletes move, breathe and focus better. She's the yoga trainer for the Atlanta Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, Orlando Magic and dozens of pros in the National Football …

Yoga

10 YouTube fitness superstars who make getting in shape simple

With instructional videos for everything from yoga and pilates to weight-lifting and cardio training, YouTube fitness trainers are racking up millions of views.<p>Here are 10 YouTube channels that will help you turn your computer screen into a gym.

Want to know what makes people tick? Study social science

To improve the way we live, we have to understand how societies are built<p>When mature student Sharon Styles decided to leave her job as an NHS administrator and go to university, she chose sociology as her route to a new career. Now in her first year at the University of Manchester, she says the …

Labor Economics

What No One Tells You About Depression (but I Will)

Back in 2009, I had my first stay in a psychiatric ward; I was there for a week. At that point in my battle with major depression, my hourly thoughts …

Depression

Funny Pictures – August 1, 2015

Watching Jurassic Park 2 when suddenly.<p>My uncle has life figured out.<p>My friends daughter looks like a mini Patton Oswalt.<p>The vet prescribed my cat …

The Best Workout Ever, According to Science

<b>The Best Workout Ever, According to Science</b>It seems like every other week there’s a new study touting the best way to work out. And, really, how you …

Workouts

What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Andromeda Galaxy

Inside Out: a crash course in PhD philosophy of self that kids will get first

Pixar’s latest animation is a remarkably intelligent treatment of one of the most complicated and confusing issues in philosophy: the self<p>When you go to see a Pixar film you know you’re going to see something clever, funny and inventive. What you don’t expect, however, is to see a remarkably …

Animation

Here’s What Scientists Aren’t Telling Us About Learning

It’s rare for educators to be kept in the scientific loop, and rarer still to encounter research that might actually compel us to change our teaching …

Pedagogy

A Quick Guide to Avoiding Common Writing Errors

You’re looking at an e-mail you just wrote, and you’re not sure whether you have the right word: Do you want affect or effect? Further or farther? Gray or grey? Getting it wrong can make you look bad — people do judge you by the way you write — but you also don’t have all day to look up words. It …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Postponed My Wedding Due to Anxiety and Depression

People generally gasp when I show them pictures of my wedding dress, and then they use words like “gorgeous” or “perfect.” I have to agree with them.<p>I fell in love with my dress the minute I saw myself belted into it in the mirror at the bridal shop. I had found the dress online over a year before …

Mental Health

8 Books To Read For Your Happiest Summer Ever

There's a lot to be said for the frothy beach read. It provides an escape from the grind (which is obviously the only thing keeping you from your own …

Books

Grigor Dimitrov Slow Motion Compilation

The Key Case – Quiet Keys, Beautiful and Functional Design

A minimalistic way to carry the keys you use the most. This beautiful EDC solution will continue to age and patina with time. This little project has …

Prototypes

This handy infographic explains the differences between every sort of beer

YOU MIGHT CONSIDER yourself a beer ficionado, but do you know your IPA from your pilsner? Your pale ales from your blonde ales?<p>If not, you’re not …

Handy

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

How To: Play Your Favorite PS4 Games Remotely on Any Android Device

Sony's starting to warm up to the current trend of interconnected devices, but just like most manufacturers, they want to keep you within their …

Taylor Swift criticizes ‘shocking, disappointing’ Apple Music

Taylor Swift has already made her feelings about music streaming services pretty clear, and blocked Apple Music from offering her hit new album <i>1989</i>. …

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Growler.JPG<p>As a recovering American lit major, I am delighted by the rising popularity of the beer growler. These humble vessels for transporting …

Why the Best Bourbons Start with Wheat, Not Rye

The secret to a good bourbon depends on the distiller, the drinker, and a dozen little factors between grain and bottle. But the common thread that …

Five Common Rookie Storytelling Mistakes

In honor of this week’s launch of our new online course, Presentation Prep: 10 Steps to Persuasive Storytelling, I’m devoting this post to some of the rookie storytelling mistakes I’ve seen in my 18 years as the President of Public Words Inc. Specifically, in the form of presentations and speeches. …

Game of Thrones

From Catholicism to Atheism to Islam and Back to Catholicism

It was the late 1990s and the American economy was booming. Money and consumerism were the "new religion." Christians around me seemed to be Christians in name only. Besides having a secular education, I attended Catholic Christian Doctrine once per week from the ages of six to fourteen. I dreaded …

Adventurous Woman Films Her Wild Adventures Around Chernobyl

Strange things have been happening around Chernobyl ever since the 1986 disaster, but those things generally involve nature’s reaction and adaptation …

The Mo-fi headphones sound wonderful with portable gaming and media, with one catch

Portable devices aren't exactly known for their high quality audio, and we're increasingly a culture that is listening to music on our laptops, phones and other devices. Blue wants to improve that experience a bit withthe Mo-Fi headphones, a set of imposing-looking ear cans that boast a built-in …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

University of Pennsylvania

10 Body Language Secrets Every Successful Person Knows

If you want to become successful, then it is imperative that you hone in on your bodily-language. I’d go as far to say that it’s just as important — …

Body Language

10 Questions to Ask Your Loved Ones Today

BY Priya Jain June 2, 2015<p>It is so common to drift through life. It is easy to live your days on an autopilot. Wake up, do your work, check phone, do …