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It Can Be Done: How to Get Rid of Belly Fat Without Doing a Single Sit-Up

There are a lot of misconceptions—and even myths—surrounding belly fat and how to banish it. What we often envision in the rulebook for de-bloating …

Nutrition

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

Thirty micrometres a minute: scientists discover the speed of death

<b>Name:</b> The speed of death.<p><b>Age:</b> Not sure that is entirely relevant.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Cellular.<p><b>You’re talking in riddles.</b> I’m bracing myself for some seriously hard science.<p><b>Stop beating about the bush and get on with it.</b> OK, here goes. Two Stanford University systems biologists, Xianrui Cheng and James …

Stanford University

20 Minutes and Done: A Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Whether you're short on time or equipment, this bodyweight workout meets all of your needs. Fitness influencer and trainer Stefanie Williams posted a 20-minute sweat session on Instagram, featuring four moves that combine cardio and strength training and target the whole body. This set is great to …

Exercise

Make Slow Cooker Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Tonight — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

Indian Recipes

• Recipes<br>• Cuisine• <b><br>Indian</b><p>Sort:<p>Most Popular<p>latest<p>Indian Indian Village Chicken Curry<p>Indian Channa MasalaOur version of this spicy, aromatic chickpea dish may not be just like Grandma's, but it sure is tasty.<p>Indian Anda Bhurji (Spicy Indian Scrambled Eggs)<p>Indian Paratha (Flaky South Asian Flatbread)How to …

Indian Recipes

Cancer cells engineered with CRISPR slay their own kin

Scientists can program the stealth cells to die before creating new tumors.

The Secret to Perfectly Fried Fish Is an Ingredient You Probably Have in Your Pantry

The universally loved fish fry—from Lenten Fridays to slaw- and hush puppy-filled summer gatherings—transforms flaky white fillets into golden-fried …

An Expert's Guide to Intermittent Fasting For Beginners

There are a lot of diet options out there, but don't despair if you haven't found the right one for your lifestyle. Instead, consider giving intermittent fasting a try. I get it — if you're anything like me, the mere mention of fasting may send you running in the opposite direction, but I quickly …

An 11-Year-Old Got Most Of Her Genes From Her Dad, And Almost None From Her Mom

Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been reported with this genetic syndrome.<p>An 11-year-old girl from the Czech Republic was born with genes that came almost entirely from her father, instead of half from each parent.<p>Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been …

This Is the Secret to the Best Shrimp and Grits Ever

Shrimp and grits is one of the most iconic Southern dishes, served across the region from mom-and-pop diners to haute restaurants. Some versions are …

5 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's and Why It's Important to Start Now

Drop the Soduko and adopt these simple habits to stand a chance against Alzheimers and other brain diseases.<p>July 03, 2018<p>This past weekend my …

FYI These 3 Plank Moves Engage More Muscles Than Crunches

They’ll work more than just your core.<p>Planks may be challenging, but they’re also an exercise that can literally be done anywhere. Plank at the gym, …

Workouts

The Earth's magnetic field reverses more often – now we know why

New research proposes a link between plate tectonics and reversals of the Earth’s magnetic field<p><i>We’re still learning about how Earth works © Getty</i> …

Chicken shawarma salad with tahini dressing recipe

Even before they went gourmet, I was a fan of kebabs. As teenagers, my friends and I would dance into the early hours before hitting a particular kebab shop favoured by my best friend, who was Greek and wise enough to know about these things. We’d buy mouthwatering grilled chicken shawarma dressed …

Recipes

A mental technique called “cognitive reappraisal” makes long-distance running feel easier

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettWhen you’re in the middle of a gruelling long-distance run and the pain and fatigue is becoming overwhelming, an obvious strategy …

In 9 Words, Suze Orman Gives Brilliant Advice on How to Be Successful

It has to do with elephants and dogs, but it's perfect for humans.<p>Everyone wants to be a success. Whether you want to be famous in the eyes of millions, highly respected by those solely in your industry, or just the top sales professional at your company, you likely have goals and aspirations …

7 foods that lower blood sugar naturally

Following a prediabetes diet will help you lower your blood sugar and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes.<p>More than a third of us have a serious …

Simple Sheet Pan Suppers

Making your entire meal in one pan means cooking—and cleanup—are a breeze. Throw all of your ingredients onto one pan and you’ll have a meal that the …

Cooking

Let Go of Those Love Handles! A Yoga Sequence to Help Tone Your Tummy

Muffin top, love handles, tummy tire — whatever the name, it's not something many of us want to hold onto. While strength-training moves that target this area won't diminish belly fat entirely — cardio is also key — building muscle mass helps your body burn more calories. When you finally lose the …

An Astronomer Took a Stunning Photo of Our Galaxy in a Crystal Ball, And We Can't Deal

It's so magical!<p>A stunning new photo of the Milky Way came about because of a flea-market purchase, a late night on a Chilean mountain range, and a …

Bose puts crowdfunded 'sleepbuds' on sale for $250

Last year, Bose took to Indiegogo to gauge people's interest on an experimental device: a pair of noise-masking wireless earbuds designed to help you sleep. That experiment was a success, and the "sleepbuds" sold out within six days on the crowdfunding platform, so now the audio giant is making …

26 Vegetarian Dinners to Make in Your Cast Iron Skillet — Recipes from The Kitchn

The beauty of a cast iron pan is its universality — which means if your kitchen is a hub for delicious vegetarian dishes, then this most-beloved pan …

A Guide to Complete Home Automation Systems

For the homeowners who want a single smart home solution<p>Adding intelligence to your house can be an intimidating enterprise, involving a multitude of …

Remote-Controlled Nanospears Will Attack Cancer Cells

Unlike ancient spears that delivered injury or death, nanospears deliver potentially life-saving genetic treatment.<p>Delivering gene therapy exactly, …

India Has Discovered an Amazing Planet Where a Year Lasts Just 19.5 Days

Absolutely incredible.<p>In an exciting first, Indian scientists have discovered a sub-Saturn exoplanet orbiting a Sun-like star around 600 light-years …

The 7 eating rules this woman followed to get killer abs

Turns out abs really can be built in the kitchen.<p>The elusive secret to building abs isn't <i>just</i> be related to what you do in the gym, one Instagrammer has proven.<p>Fitness influencer Cass Hines from Mornington Peninsula in Australia posted a photo of her abs now compared with her stomach previously, …

Bacon Wrapped, Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

Pound out Chicken breast so it is about 1/4" thick.<p>Mix together cream cheese and green onions and spread cheese mixture over 1 side of chicken breast.<p>…

How to Reset Your Metabolism in Exactly 24 Hours

Exercise and dietary "quick fixes" might seem enticing, but in the long-run, they could wreak havoc with your metabolism. Lyn-Genet Recitas, …

How Long Is a Day on Other Planets?

The Earth is the only planet with an approximately 24-hour day<p>The definition of a <b>day</b> is the amount of time it takes an astronomical object to …