Kevin Miranda

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We’re eating too much meat and it’s making us sick

While Senate Republicans work to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the future of health insurance in our country remains unknown. But what we do know is that chronic diseases and conditions continue to be the leading cause of disability and death and claim 90 percent of the US health care …

Health Care

I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Self Control

Running on Empty

© EROS DERVISHIIn 1971, a 27-year-old, 456-pound man went to the University of Dundee’s department of medicine in Scotland looking for help. Patient …

‘FDA approved’ medical devices don’t actually have to do what they promise

Bracelets can’t protect you from electromagnetic radiation—and you don’t need protection anyway.<p>‘FDA approval’ has a certain glow of authority to it. In most people's minds to be FDA approved is to be safe, effective, and proven. Or at least, it <i>technically</i> is. <i>Technically</i>, FDA approval is a …

Dental Care

The Death of Digital Photography as We Know It

As camera makers struggle to innovate, consumers are finding little need to upgrade. The market is slowing to the point of inertia—manufacturers need …

11 Bacon Recipes You Should Try At Least Once

Because ramen is better with bacon.<p>Our recent article on vegan eggplant bacon made us realize something: when people love <i>real</i> bacon, they love it something fierce. Bacon fans were none too pleased with this vegan alternative. To make it up to all bacon lovers, we set out to find some truly special …

Cooking

The First Must-Play Game of the Year Is Short, Odd, and Amazing

Computer programs die. Data may seem ageless, yet it degrades; the physical medium on which it’s stored simply loses its ability to contain …

You Need to Take Time to Read These Classics

Hundreds of thousands of new books are published every year but the classics remain the most worthwhile.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are over 300,000 books published in the US each year. How do you sort through the clutter to find the gold? You can read 100 …

I'm a personal finance expert — here's the letter I wrote my wife on how to spend my life-insurance money

You know what's kinda-sorta-but-not-really ALSO awesome? Dreaming up all the things your <i>family</i> can do when you die and leave them all that life insurance money.<p>Because if there's anything worse than dying itself, it's dying and then having to deal with a bunch of financial problems while they …

Behind the sugar industry’s 50-year mission to axe its link to heart disease

Trust no one.<p>That’s the takeaway of a new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which claims the sugar industry in the 1960s launched a campaign in which it paid for nutrition research to downplay evidence linking America’s rising sugar consumption to …

Diabetes

Five Neat Ways To Dress For Work

Shake up your office attire with one of these key looks<p>What you wear to work depends largely on where you work. In a law firm or an investment bank, …

Men's Fashion

The best 100 films of the 21st century, according to 177 film critics around the world

Is David Lynch’s unsettling, hallucinatory meditation on Hollywood culture, <i>Mulholland Drive</i> (2001), really the best film of this century so far? According to 177 of the world’s foremost movie experts, yes. Yes it is.<p>BBC Culture surveyed film critics, academics, and curators from 36 countries across …

List-Worthy

6 mental tricks to start running when you really don't want to, from cross-country team who runs thousands of miles a year

You promise yourself you're going to go on a run that day, but as the hours pass by, it becomes more and more difficult to lace up your shoes and get out the door.<p>Luckily, you're not alone. Even the most elite athletes feel this way from time to time.<p>I run for Cornell University, and I recently …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

How breakfast became known as 'the most important meal of the day'

What you may not know is the origin of this ode to breakfast: a 1944 marketing campaign launched by Grape Nuts manufacturer General Foods to sell more cereal.<p>During the campaign, which marketers named "Eat a Good Breakfast—Do a Better Job", grocery stores handed out pamphlets that promoted the …

A Lottery Lawyer Explains What You Should Do if You Hit the Jackpot

If you win big, you'll want to shut down your Facebook, hire a financial planner, and get ready for your life to change.<p><i>Download the new and improved VICE app for iOS and Android now.</i><p>In middle school, we had to read Steinbeck's <i>The Pearl</i>, which is about how awful getting rich quick is. The …

The 5K, Not The Marathon, Is The Ideal Race

On a recent business trip, I asked the concierge at my hotel for advice about where to go running. “Are you training for a marathon?” he asked. Nope. …

Marathons

Three Scientifically Proven Steps For Talking With Strangers

Behavioral scientists have found that strangers are more open to small talk than you might think.<p>Want to be better at small talk? Of course you do–or you will the next time you find yourself at a dinner party, business meeting, or networking event. You can practice the “art” of small talk, or you …

Confessions Of an Insurance Salesman | Men's Health

At least with me, you learn a little about insurance.<p>And I’ll learn a lot about you. We’ll sit there in your living room, and while you’re reading my glossy brochures, I’ll be estimating your worth, how close you come to living beyond your means, and how worried you are about risk.<p>For instance, I …

Smoking cannabis every day can distort brain activity, research suggests

Smoking cannabis on a regular basis changes the brain’s natural reward circuits, according to new research. This could affect peoples’ ability to …

Cannabis

Lease or Buy a Car? - Calculator - MarketWatch.com

S<p>hould lease or buy a car? Conventional wisdom says if you lease you'll have nothing to show for your money when the term is up. But that ignores the …

Wall Street's favorite shirt startup just unveiled a dress shoe at a shockingly low price

Wall Street, in particular, is in love with its shirts. In 2015 Combatant Gentleman was the most shipped-to menswear package at Goldman Sachs, according to cofounder Vishaal Melwani.<p>The next frontier for the e-tailer? Shoes.<p>Sticking with the company's theme, the shoes are a modern style with a …

Millions of Americans are facing a serious financial problem that has no name

Today, many are suffering from another problem that has no name, and it's manifested in the bleak financial situations of millions of middle-class — and even upper-middle-class — American households.<p>Poverty doesn't describe the situation of middle-class Americans, who by definition earn decent …

Personal Finance

An experimental diet mimics a rare genetic mutation that claims to slow down aging and guard against disease

The obese 50-year-old woman stands just 115.6 cm (3'9.5'') tall. Despite being overweight, Mercy shows no sign of developing diabetes and has remarkably low blood pressure at 100/70.<p>"That's why they don't care much about their weight," says her doctor, Jaime Guevara-Aguirre.<p>Mercy, who has a rare …

13 online courses that could help you get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people appreciate the power of learning long after college or any formal education is over.<p>Today, it's easier than ever to continue your education with the chance to take online courses from some of the best universities in the world.<p>We've picked out some of the best …

5 things you could afford if you didn't buy that new car

According to Experian's quarterly "State of the Automotive Finance Market," the average car payment for a new vehicle is an astounding $482 per month — stretched out for 67 months, or more than five years.<p>That amount of money is hard to fathom on a national level, but it's even crazier when you …

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

The Beauty of Mathematics

In this short film, we see three panels. At left, an equation or set of data. In the center, a diagram visualizing the left panel. At right, video …

Buying a home was the greatest investment I ever made — but it was also the toughest

I added "homebuyer" to my personal resume at the age of 26 — a full seven years before the average first timer these days.<p>At the time, it seemed like a savvy move because I didn't have any other debt, had some savings left over from a work bonus, and my hometown of Atlanta boasted very reasonable …