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Stretching after exercise isn’t actually doing what you think it’s doing

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value—or lack thereof—of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery after exercise. “Stretching clears out your lactic acid,” and other similar claims abound. Is any of this true?<p>Sort of.<p>First, it is important to understand the difference between …

Exercise

5 Places to Buy Large-Scale Art on a Budget

We know great things come in small packages, but sometimes bigger truly is better—especially when it comes to your art. Sure, we love a gallery wall …

MIT's Mind-Blowing Solutions to the 9 Hardest Startup Problems

Deciding how big you want the company to be and change its strategy, organization, and processes while sustaining the culture.<p>If you aspire to be a successful startup leader, it helps to know how to solve the toughest challenges you'll face.<p>When I was a graduate student at MIT, professors …

Why Adobe is giving designers its UX design software for free

Starting today, Adobe is making its interface design software free to anyone in the world. The XD CC Starter kit includes desktop and mobile versions of Adobe XD, a program that enables designers to create and share prototypes of websites, apps, and other user interfaces.<p>Since moving to a …

UX Design

MH370 experts think they’ve finally solved the mystery of the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight

All but one of the 239 people on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had probably been unconscious — incapacitated by the sudden depressurization of the Boeing 777 — and had no way of knowing they were on an hours-long, meandering path to their deaths.<p>Along that path, a panel of aviation …

Airplanes

Data Dashboard UI Kit

A beautifully designed dashboard UI kit with more than 130 components.Designed and published by Creative Form Studio, this data dashboard UI kit is …

Opinion: We’re on the cusp of the third digital revolution, and here’s how not to be left behind

Over the past 50 years, two digital revolutions — in communication and computation — have created unprecedented wealth and transformed how we live, …

Fabrication

Alcoa Teams With Phinergy to Develop Claimed 1,000-Mile Aluminum Air Battery Technology (w/video)

Is a 1,000-mile EV battery even possible? Well, Israeli-based Phinergy claims it certainly is. Here’s a look at the claims presented:<p><i>Aluminum-air</i> …

Fiber Lasers Mean Ray Guns Are Coming

A clever configuration of industrial lasers is set to finally make laser weapons practical Illustration: MCKIBILLO Illustration: MCKIBILLO <b>The U.S.</b> …

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Learning

“I Have Power”: Is Steve Bannon Running for President?

On a whirlwind tour around the globe, Trump’s former aide and alter ego reveals what really went down in the White House, his unfettered thoughts on Javanka, his complicated relationship with his erstwhile boss—and his own political ambitions.<p>Around the time Donald Trump took off from the …

If This Is America

If this is America, with a cabinet of terrorized toadies genuflecting to the Great Leader, a vice president offering a compliment every 12 seconds to Mussolini’s understudy, and a White House that believes in “alternative facts,” then it is time to “keep your head when all about you are losing …

Fake News

Newly discovered property of graphene could lead to infinite clean energy

Physicists at the University of Arkansas have discovered a new property of graphene that could be exploited to generate endless clean energy. While …

Clean Energy

Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

This pick should come as no surprise — Gates has not been shy about his admiration of Smil's work. On his Gates Notes blog, he said he had read nearly all of Smil's 37 books, most of which delve into topics like food production, energy, public policy, and the environment.<p>"The truth is, I'd read …

Bill Gates

This Simple Workout Will Leave Your Pecs Shaking

If you're looking for a way to change up your bench press, here you go<p>The bench press is one of the most common exercises—you can't step foot in the gym without seeing people doing them. Bobby Maximus, of The Maximus Body from <i>Men's Health</i>, has a workout to make them even harder, turning them into a …

How to add a fancy email signature on iPhone and Mac

You already know that you can add a signature to your outgoing emails in the Mail app on iOS and macOS, but did you know that you can make that signature fancy? And I mean, <i>really</i> fancy. You don’t just have to put your email address or phone number in there in regular text. You can add any kind of …

Typography

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Nutrition

Cancer cells destroyed in just 3 days with new technique

Cancer cells are relentless, possessing the vexatious ability to develop resistance to current therapies and making the disease hugely challenging to …

Exiles on Pennsylvania Avenue: How Jared and Ivanka Were Repelled by Washington’s Elite

“What is off-putting about them,” one political veteran told me, “is they do not grasp their essential irrelevance. They think they are special.”<p>I. Air Force One<p>Donald Trump hoped the trip would draw a line under the Russia story, which had hounded his candidacy and was now damaging his presidency. …

5 moves to get the abdominal V-shape you’ve always wanted

Six-packs? So 2016. Biceps? Give us a break. This year, people are drooling over a muscle you might not have known existed.<p>The transversus abdominis …

Workouts

Why Do Watches Still Have 12 Hours?

Have you ever wondered why your wristwatch is broken into 12 hour formats? I have. It goes all the way back to the time of the sundial. It didn’t …

Antibacterial soaps may do more harm than good, scientists warn

Anti-bacterial soaps and gels are useless and may cause harm, 200 scientists and medics have warned.<p>The consensus statement, published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives also cautions against the use of antimicrobial agents in food storage containers, exercise mats and …

Train Your Chest Without Machines

When you hear the local gym bros talking about training, one question invariably comes up: How much ya bench? <b>The chest has become synonymous with</b> …

3 Ways Steven Spielberg Builds Nail-Biting Suspense

This video essay is an examination of three important scenes in Steven Spielberg’s canon of great films. Each scene is a prime example of his ability …

This Paint Is Liquid Electrical Wire in Disguise

The applications for this paint could hit virtually every industry.<p>Traditional electrical wires have had a good run since their development. But what if you could just slap some paint on a surface to create the circuit you're after? Thanks to one London-based company, Bare Conductive, you can.<p>A …

The Sleekest Speaker Ever Built

There are two things that big electronics companies see as barriers that prevent them from creating razor thin products. Let’s take smartphones for …

Turn your wheels into headlights!

The entire concept of the Revolights sounds fascinating. A headlamp, and a tail-lamp, within the wheel of your bicycle itself! How it works is even …

8 Stretches That Will Help You Touch Your Toes

Flexibility is one of those things that many people talk about dreamily. Like, being flexible would be nice, but sigh, it’s just a pipe dream. Except …

Yoga

The ultimate rowing machine workout

The ultimate rowing machine workout<p>Known by some as a pastime for jocks with stripy blazers and zero sporting prowess, others may recall <i>The Great</i> …

​3 Classic Chest-Chiseling Exercises

These moves will make your pecs pop like corn!<p>Most men hit the regular flat chest press every Monday, also called "International Chest Day" in bro-speak. But if your pec development is still poor to quite poor, try these three classic chest-chiseling exercises from natural bodybuilder Julian Smith. …