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This 25-Minute Cardio Workout Video Proves Strength Training Doesn't Have to Be Slow

This 25-minute total-body circuit will leave your lungs and muscles equally burned.<p>A common misconception with exercise—and lifting weights, …

Workouts

This Is the Most Popular Sweet Potato Recipe on Pinterest

It was sometime last year that I became deeply enamored of sweet potatoes. I don't do anything particularly special with them or anything — I simply …

Sweet Potatoes

The 8 Best Apps You’ve Never Heard Of

We live in a world where little boxes in our pockets can find us dates, call us taxis, deliver our groceries, and even control our T.V.’s. These are …

Apps

The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries You Need To Stop Skipping Over

You always see them on Netflix, now it's time to watch them.

Entertainment

You Can Make These Oatmeal Protein Cookies In 20 Minutes Flat

These oatmeal cookies use Greek yogurt and protein powder to balance out the sweet stuff.<p>Switch up your go-to snack with these blueberry lemon …

In 1 Sentence Elon Musk Shares His Single Best Piece of Business and Personal Advice

In contrast to the usual blustery, brash statements and advice Musk gives, this one is powerful for its simplicity and applicability.<p>You can say what you want about Elon Musk, but two things are undeniable. He has a habit of making bold bets, and he isn't shy about sharing equally bold …

Self-improvement

Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

22 of the best science books to read this World Book Day

We love books and we get so many of them through our door it's always difficult to pick out the best read, but that we have done - here's our pick of …

The Must-Read Brain Books Of 2017

The must-read brain books of 2017 featured persuasion, compulsion, popularity, fear, technology, distraction, and the reasons why we’re capable of so much good and so much evil. The eight books on this list all reveal important, timely insights about who we are, what we do and why we do it.<p><b>The Fear</b> …

Books

Link between Adolescent Pot Smoking and Psychosis Strengthens

Society’s embrace of cannabis to treat nausea, pain and other conditions proceeds apace with the drive to legalize the plant for recreational use. …

Cannabis

Virtual reality technology could be a powerful tool in diagnosing social anxiety disorder

A team of German researchers is hoping to use virtual reality technology to diagnose social anxiety disorder. Their initial results have been …

Virtual Reality

Best Running Shoes For Women

The 7 Best Running Shoes For Women<p>​Lace up one of these stylish pairs of running shoes to pound the pavement pain-free.<p>Photograph courtesy of Hoka<p>When you’re a runner, you’re obsessed with shoes. You need them to be able to stand up to long, tough runs; short, easy runs; and speed workouts that …

Top 10 books about consciousness

From octupuses that might be thinking with their arms to early humans’ blind obedience to gods, these are some of the best guides to the deep enigma inside ordinary life<p>What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly …

Books

Google Glass autism app is a real conversation-starter

Among other things, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have difficulty initiating and maintaining conversations. That's why a team of …

Autism

Action video games decrease gray matter, study finds

A new study suggests that playing action video games can be detrimental to the brain, reducing the amount of gray matter in the hippocampus. …

Yes, You Can Eat These Chocolate Cookies for Breakfast

Zucchini Chocolate Breakfast Cookies<p>Makes about 24 cookies<p>1 cup white whole-wheat or all-purpose flour <br>2/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats <br>1/3 cup …

Dessert

What we learn when Cameroonian toddlers ace the marshmallow test of self-control

For more than four decades the marshmallow test has been used to measure an individuals self-control and ability to delay gratification—a personality trait that is likely to yield positive results from the gym to the office.<p>For the first time, a group of researchers have carried out the study …

Self Control

5 brilliant rituals that successful people follow every day

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even <i>conflict</i> with each other. What we need is a system.<p>What schedule do the pros use? What …

Honey Beef With Sesame Seeds

Beef is marinated in a honey and soy mixture, stir-fried with oyster sauce and topped with sesame seeds. If desired, toast the sesame seeds before …

The 10 Best New Backpacking Meals

While testing this year’s crop of new just-add-water backpacking foods, something weird happened: I actually went back for second and third bites of not one but several items. In fact, after I finished testing, I grabbed the winning meal and ate it for lunch. In my office. With access to a fully …

Food

The Most Drop-Dead Gorgeous Train Rides in Europe

There’s a reason you’ve never heard of The Great European Road Trip: When it comes to highways and sprawl, nobody tops the good ol' USA. But for the …

European Travel

Lyme Isn’t the Only Disease Ticks Are Spreading This Summer

It started with vomiting and a fever. But a few days later, five-month-old Liam was in the emergency room, his tiny body gripped by hourly waves of …

Why being awkward makes you more likely to succeed

Psychologist Ty Tashiro, author of "Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially awkward and Why That's Awesome," explains why awkward people are more likely to demonstrate "striking talent." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>There is a stereotype in our culture that some people are too smart</i> …

Self-improvement

5 Travel Apps to Help You Get Your Shit Together

Hey, you like to travel? Awesome, same.<p>But tell me: Does the thought of <i>planning</i> your trip actually tickle your loins? Maybe for some people it does, …

Los Angeles

Heart Disease Risks Often Overlooked in Chinese Americans: Study

Risk factors for heart disease among Chinese Americans are frequently overlooked because the standard used to determine healthy weight often isn't adjusted for Asian populations, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).<p>The study, "Obesity and Modifiable …

Diabetes

The 10 best at-home dumbbell workouts

You don’t need a gym membership to have a solid daily workout routine. Seriously. While it's nice to have the camraderie and competitive components …

Workouts

Watch Someone Speedrun Portal Without Using Any Portals

Speedrunner 097AceOfSpades beat <i>Portal</i> in 52 minutes using no portals and a lot of airboat cheats.<p>Usually, <i>Portal</i> takes about three hours to complete. …

Half-Life (Video Game)

WOD

Finding time to hit the gym can be difficult. WOD is a simple app that lets you get in a quick, high-intensity workout wherever you might be. Its …

Workouts

​This 3-Move Workout Will Carve Your Core | Men’s Health

The dumbbell situp is another classic exercise with something extra. Adding the dumbbell increases resistance, while extending it overhead provides additional work to the core and shoulders.<p>Finally, the medicine ball hold with leg raise will set your entire core on fire as you simultaneously …

Today's Workout 42: The dumbbell-only circuit to build total-body mass

You don't (always) need to lift heavy to gain mass and definition—and this simple, dumbbell-only routine is proof of that.<p>Grow your biceps, triceps, …

Workouts