Laura 'Farman' Williams

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Broke Your Right Arm? Exercise Your Left. It May Help, Really.

If you sprain an ankle or break a wrist this summer and cannot use one of your limbs, the muscles there will weaken and shrink — unless you exercise those same muscles in your other limb.<p>According to a fascinating new study, working out the muscles on one side of our bodies can keep the muscles on …

These Photos Prove How Important Portion Control Is For Weight Loss

If you're loading up on healthy foods — fruit, nuts, healthy fats, and protein — but still not seeing the scale budge, it could be because of your portion sizes. Many healthy foods are calorie-dense, so if you're not paying attention to how much you're eating, you could be ingesting a few extra …

Starbucks’ new Frappuccinos have a terrifying calorie count

Starbucks is back with two new Frappuccino drinks for summer, and while they’re no doubt tasty, you’d be well-advised to consult the nutrition label …

Mount Everest Isn't Really The Tallest Mountain on Earth

Sorry, climbers.<p>Ever since Sir Edmund Hillary reached its peak back in 1953, thousands of adventures have set out to conquer the deadly summit of …

This might be the best internship (or sun-ternship) of 2018

The Dream Season of jobs continues with yet another summer opportunity that sounds too good to be true. First, there was the ultimate summer travel …

Race Historic ‘Fur Trade Route’ for $1 Million

You have 10 weeks to traverse 2,600 miles of rivers, mountains, and wilderness using only muscle, wits, and the support of nine strangers.<b>Do you</b> …

'Rebels’ Approach Work in a Completely Different Way Than Their Peers. Here Are 3 Things They Do Better

According to new research.<p>A few years ago, I was getting ready to teach two back-to-back, 90-minute classes in one of the Executive Education …

Millennials are having birthday parties at the gym

When San Francisco-based wellness coach Caroline Jordan turned 31, she wanted to host a big celebration in a nightclub. She wanted to play her …

Man breaks the Guinness World Record for surfing the largest wave

This dude is hanging way more than 10.<p>Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa was awarded the Guinness World Record for "Largest wave surfed" on Saturday for …

9 Smoothies With 2 Servings of Veggies (That You Won't Even Notice)

Frankly, I don't immediately associate breakfast with vegetables. I'm more of an oatmeal or an egg-and-cheese sandwich kind of girl, and while both …

Adopt 5 Healthy Habits, Live 12 to 14 Years Longer

Five behaviors could extend life expectancy at 50 by more than a decade, even without the discovery of a single new drug or medical treatment.<p>Researchers analyzed two large databases with 34 years of detailed health and lifestyle information on more than 123,000 men and women. Over the years, there …

Normative

These Adventure Runs Are the Best Way to See the World on Foot

This year’s Boston Marathon wasn’t meant to be an adventure run, but for the finishers it certainly seemed like one. The runners trudged through …

Federal government wants 1 million people for giant health study

Wanted: A million people willing to share their DNA and 10 years of health habits, big and small, for science.<p>On Sunday, the U.S. government will open nationwide enrollment for an ambitious experiment: If they can build a large enough database comparing the genetics, lifestyles and environments of …

Breast Cancer

Dietary fiber protects obese mice from arthritis

A study in obese mice found that boosting the growth of certain gut bacteria with a fiber known as oligofructose reduced osteoarthritis.

Reckless dolphin totally body-slams unsuspecting paddleboarder

You never realize just how large dolphins are till one of them body-slams you.<p>Andrew Hill, an Australian paddleboarder, came face-to-face (er, …

Many People Who Get Knee Surgery Don't Need It

Studies show physical therapy sometimes works just as well.<p>Knee surgery is one of—if not <i>the</i>—most common operating room procedures in the US, and shoulder surgery doesn’t lag far behind.<p>Most patients assume the path to these and other joint surgeries is uncomplicated. Pain or discomfort leads to a …

I followed the federal dietary and exercise guidelines for a year. Here's what happened.

Forget the scale. Here's what a year of getting healthy really looks like.<p>Early in 2017, I started my year-long project to adhere to the federal Physical Activity Guidelines and Dietary Guidelines with the support of the Science & Research Team of the American Council on Exercise.<p>We mapped out a …

Fitness

All The Best Spotify Gym And Workout Playlists To Follow Right Now

<b>Last Updated: June 28th</b><p>Depending on the stage of a workout you find yourself in, there are plenty of things about getting your sweat on that could be considered the worst part. The good news is that like many of life’s woes, these problems can usually be solved by music. Music and improving your …

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

The benefits of physical activity are more than muscle-deep. Moving your body builds and conditions your gray matter, making you smarter, happier, …

The 20-year-old entrepreneur is a lie

Data from the Census Bureau and the IRS show the average age of successful business founders is 42.<p>By Meredith Somers | April 20, 2018<p>From left: Mark …

Entrepreneurship

Top 50 Books That Make You Happy

<b>Need A Lift? Here Are 50 Books That Make You Happy</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Need some positive thinking? How about some books that make you happy?<p>While the …

Harley-Davidson Is Hiring Interns to Ride Across the Country

Harley-Davidson is looking for interns, but this position won’t involve fetching any coffee.<p>Harley-Davidson’s #findyourfreedom internship involves …

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Junk food-loving bacteria, not extra weight, cause arthritis and joint problems, study finds

Fast food diets are causing arthritis and debilitating joint pain but not by causing us to pile on the pounds, as scientists have shown an explosion …

13 Mental Tricks To Get Yourself Out Of Your Comfort Zone

A person’s “comfort zone” is called that for a reason: It’s comfortable and safe. However, your comfort zone can also be a place of stagnation — one that keeps you from seizing opportunities for growth, just because it involves something unfamiliar.<p>Coaches continually push their clients to explore …

Self-help

10 Surprising Life Hacks That Use A Single Bobby Pin

Bobby pins: They're everywhere, except when you really need one. (Seriously, check your bag or your desk drawer right now. We bet you find a few.) …

A lot of people swear kinesiology tape works, but science can't explain why

If you’re a fan of the Olympics or professional sports, you’ve probably seen athletes wearing patterns of brightly colored tape over their skin. Skillfully plastered over muscles and joints, this “kinesiology” tape bends and puckers with movement, and gives athletes a “super elite” appearance: the …

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Some food for thought.<p><b>We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community for their go-to snacks to help them power through a study session. Here are some of their picks, along with several of our favorites! 🍫</b><p>1. Taco Popcorn<p>All you need to make good old popcorn much less boring is taco seasoning.<p>Get the …

People are struggling to guess how many triangles are actually in this viral photo — see if you can figure it out

If you're a fan of brain teasers, you'll love the latest one sweeping the Internet.<p>On Monday, journalist Jitesh Pillaai shared a black-and-white drawing of several triangles hidden within one triangle and asked social media users to identify just how many of them they could find.<p>The brain teaser …

Social Media

Even one night of bad sleep causes dangerous changes in your brain, a new study found

One of the most important things that happens when we drift off at night is a cleansing process: sleep helps remove toxins from the human brain.<p>Scientists recently found that even one night of sleep deprivation causes the buildup of a kind of protein that's known to make up the plaque that …