Kirk Holman

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This Implant Helps Heal Knees With a Patient’s Own Cartilage

At first, Courtney Mannino blamed the dull ache in her left knee on a ligament she’d torn in high school. She ignored it as long as she could, but …

Asia

Your iPhone Has a Secret Texting Feature You Might Not Know About (Video)

And it's a huge time-saver.<p>If you’ve ever wished there was a quicker way to easily edit your texts and notes when using your Apple devices, we’ve got …

iOS

Could Indoor Farming Be the Future of Agriculture?

One New Jersey startup increases yield and reduces water usage—all in a warehouse<p>In yet another example of the Garden State living up to its …

New Jersey

9 free brain-training apps to make you smarter

(Credit: SFIO CRACHO, Shutterstock / SFIO CRACHO)<p>It's never too late to train our brains to improve our intelligence or cognitive abilities. But you're not going to get smart by watching the classic '60s TV show or the 2008 movie "Get Smart." If you truly want to become smarter, it's going to take …

Apps

Ranking Every Kind of Cooking Oil by How (Un)healthy They Are

Olive oil? Coconut oil? Hemp Seed Oil? Here’s which is least likely to blow up your heart.Most of us regard cooking oil as nothing more than a means …

Nutrition

5 Hard-to-Swallow Truths if You Really Want to Live Your Best Life

Coasting is so easy to do, which is why the vast majority of human beings lead mediocre lives. Living a satisfying, fulfilling, and inspiring life, however, won't happen without work on your part. If that's what you want, it may mean shifting your perspective on a few key matters. Here are several …

Self-help

How to replace Apple Mail on the iPhone or iPad, and why you might want to

Tips<p>By<p>Apple may lock down iPhones and iPads more than it does the Mac, but despite the greater constraints, developers have managed to create Mail …

Apple

AllTrails’ Lifeline feature will keep you safe in the backcountry

AllTrails, a website and mobile app (iOS and Android) that offers members access to information on more than 50,000 hiking trails across the U.S. …

The DASH Diet Speeds Weight Loss and Lowers Blood Pressure — If You Do It Right

What is the DASH diet? You've probably seen this eating plan mentioned here and there many times over the years. But because it's been around for a …

Weight Loss

The One Tea You Should Have With Breakfast If You Want A Flat Stomach, According To A Doctor

Looking for new ways to boost your metabolism to help speed up weight loss? There are plenty of little tweaks you can make to your routine right …

How to Grow a Bounty of Brussels Sprouts

They are one of the hardiest and easiest crops to handle.<p>1 Planting Brussels Sprouts<p>To start your Brussels sprout plants from seeds (indoors or out), …

Best ‘brainy’ books of this decade

1. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race<br>Reni Eddo-Lodge<p>In recent years, we’ve read excellent nonfiction on race in the US, courtesy of writers such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine and Jesmyn Ward. Reni Eddo-Lodge’s superbly accessible book was a great addition to the British …

Nobel Prize

Colin Fletcher, the Father of Modern Backpacking

Lieutenant Colin Fletcher looked up from the soggy gray paper bags leaking ropy streams of yellow vomit into the bilge water swirling around his …

Hiking

I Tried Habit's DNA Testing Kit. Here's What I Learned About My Body and My Ideal Diet

It's not cheap, but the approach and results were impressive.<p>If there’s one thing nutrition science has taught us, it’s that there is no such things as a one-size-fits-all diet. What works for one guy may fail miserably for another.<p>Just last month, a comprehensive study in <i>JAMA</i> failed to pick a …

The Buddha bowl of good health

Move over the <i>thali</i> meals. A new bowl meal is trending now in the city. A concept that has caught on the world over has earned the fancy of the health …

Food

LifeProof's New Backpacks Prove Themselves Worthy of Your Life

Having tackled complete protection of all our favorite phones, LifeProof applies their specialized experience to creating some amazing new …

Atmospheric harvesters will enable arid nations to drink from thin air

The technology could help delay another Cape Town Zero Day.<p>As climate change continues to wreak havoc upon the Earth's weather patterns, formerly lush locales like the American West are finding themselves increasingly parched. Perhaps nowhere is that abrupt arridization more pronounced than in Cape …

How to use your iPhone to create your own passes and ditch your wallet

Tips<p>By<p>You may be closer to getting rid of your wallet than you realize. Here are a series of tips on how we've managed to replace most of our …

Apple

Want to Work from Home and Save Money? Amazon, Apple, IBM, and Dell Are Hiring for These Remote Jobs

Technical or non-technical positions, there's something here for just about everyone.<p>FlexJobs, a leader in the flexible job movement that's currently disrupting the traditional workforce, has released data about how working remotely will save you money.<p>The average person can save between $4,668 to …

Graphene: the wonder material that could solve the world's water crisis

Graphene, the much-hailed wonder material, may be the solution to the world’s water crisis.<p>One in nine people around the world do not have access to clean, safe water close to their homes and at least 2 billion people are forced to use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces.<p>Dirty water is …

How to Hide Files on Any Phone or Computer

If you’ve got something you want to hide away, then you’ve got plenty of options on Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS—options that we’ll run through …

Antioxidant found to wind back the clock on blood vessel function by up to 20 years

Much mystery surrounds the physiological processes by which humans age, but scientists are learning more all the time. With this knowledge come new …

Wellness

How To: 8 Passcode Tips for Keeping Hackers & Law Enforcement Out of Your iPhone for Good

There has been significant debate over law enforcement's right to access our digital devices in recent years. New tools from Grayshift and Cellebrite …

The One Protein Bar Top Nutritionists Swear By

Finding healthy food at the grocery store is more complicated than it seems. While the aisles are filled with packaged foods that come in shiny …

Nutrition

6 simple, science-backed ways to get rid of belly fat

• <b>Having lots of fat in the abdominal area is strongly linked to diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.</b>• <b><br>Excess sugar and carb consumption may be the primary drivers of excess fat in the belly and liver.</b>• <b><br>Eating plenty of protein can boost your metabolism and reduce hunger levels, making it a</b> …

Weight Loss

This Photo Proves Why You're Eating Healthy Foods and Still Gaining Weight

Swapping your favourite candy bar or bag of potato chips for a more nutritious snack such as almonds or fruit may seem like the healthier option. But …

Curious to Try the Keto Diet? Here's Everything You Can and Cannot Eat

The keto diet has been one of the most talked-about health trends in the past year. The low-carb, high-fat diet induces a state of ketosis in your body, creating ketones that burn fat instead of the glucose converted from carbohydrates. In other words, the keto (short for ketogenic) diet forces …

5 Meal-Prep Ideas We LOVE

Do you ever feel pressed for time trying to get a meal together? Yup, us too—which is why we love giving ourselves a helping hand up front by taking …