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How Insulin Really Works: It Causes Fat Storage…But Doesn’t Make You Fat

Many people believe that insulin is to blame for the obesity epidemic. When you understand how it actually works, you’ll know why this is a …

Nutrition

Eleven Myths and Facts About How the Body Burns Fat

Nutrition Articles<p>Eleven Myths and Facts About How the Body Burns Fat<p>A common myth in the casual fitness world is that there is a “fat-burning” zone …

How a 19th Century Math Genius Taught Us the Best Way to Hold a Pizza Slice

We’ve all been there. You pick up a slice of pizza and you’re about to take a bite, but it flops over and dangles limply from your fingers instead. …

The Grass-fed Difference: Why You Are What They Eat - Coconuts & Kettlebells

<i>*Both “cow” photos taken by the talented Daniel Schwen.</i><p>Grass.<p>It’s probably not something you think about much – other than when the yard is …

3 Simple Gut Healing Strategies That Will Revolutionize Your Health

While most people only find it necessary to search out gut healing strategies when plagued with the stomach flu, recent scientific literature is …

Wellness

5 Easy Dietary Changes That Will Drastically Improve Your Health

For some people, the whole “ancestral” way of eating makes sense – it’s just a <i>little</i> too much craziness to commit to all at once.<p>And yes, my fellow …

Why Saturated Fat Isn't Bad For You - Coconuts & Kettlebells

Preconceived notions are <i>ridiculously</i> hard to change – especially ones that pack seriously profitability for some of our nations’ most powerful …

Nutrition

What is Food? - Coconuts & Kettlebells

Food, by its technical definition, is any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink in order to <b>maintain life</b> and <b>grow</b>.<p>While that may …

Nutrition

The Complete Guide to Fats (Plus, a downloadable list!)

Trying to figure out which fats you should be consuming is complicated, to say the least.<p>Years of the infamous low-fat diet craze, which prompted …

Nutrition

Should You Eat Grains? - Coconuts & Kettlebells

Should you eat grains – or, should you avoid them?<p>Like most things in the world of health, it depends. Both on the grain—and you, which we like to …

Nutrition

5 Things Sugar is Stealing From Your Life - Coconuts & Kettlebells

Ahh, <i>sugar</i>. The one thing we all turn to when we’re happy, sad, depressed or anxious, tired, celebrating an occasion, and of course – when we deserve …

Nutrition

Why Artificial Sweeteners Can Be Hindering Your Fat Loss - Coconuts & Kettlebells

Imagine a world where the only thing that mattered about food was the <i>calories</i>. The overall quality, nutrients, and additives were irrelevant – and …

Nutrition

The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it. By Bee Wilson<p>In the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. “Not cool” was her reaction. At …

Nutrition

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His …

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew he loved …

Parenting

What To Eat Before Workout To Maximize Fat Loss and Muscle Growth - THEBODYBUILDINGBLOG

As you probably already know:<p>Your performance at the gym is imperative to your muscle growth and fat loss results.<p>See also:<p>This is one of the main …

Everyone Hates Neoliberals, So We Talked to Some

I asked neoliberals about their political ideology and the tremendous backlash it's received from all over the place lately—especially since Trump won.<p>If I've learned anything from having my eyes glued to politics Twitter and the punditry it inevitably spawns for 12 hours a day, it's that I am …

Neuroscientist explains how your brain hallucinates your conscious reality

In this recently released TED Talk, neuroscientist Anil Seth explains the intricacies of human consciousness and how we all are constantly …

The Secret to Body Recomposition: Lose Fat & Gain Muscle

Body recomposition…the Holy Grail of fitness. How does it really work? Who can succeed at it and who can’t, and why? Read on to find out…<p>Nothing …

Exercise

Is The Universe Conscious?

The history of science — in particular the physical sciences, like physics and astronomy — can be told as the incremental realization that there is large-scale coherence in the universe.<p>By large-scale coherence, I mean that some of the same physical laws hold at scales as diverse as the atom and …

Physics

The 3 Ways That Parallel Universes Could Be Real

The idea that things exist in a particular, well-defined state at all times where their properties can be determined so long as you can measure them well enough was fundamental to how we conceived of the Universe. When quantum physics came along, that idea went right out the window, never to …

Dark Matter

The Time Eye: Nuts and Bolts of a Biological Future Detector

Rubbing my temples and squinting, I foresee that no less a science writer than James Gleick will very shortly be publishing a book called <i>Time Travel</i>. …

Was Moses tripping when he saw the burning bush? Should you try?

NEW YORK — Spiritual leader Ram Dass was born Richard Alpert, a nice Jewish boy from Boston. But in 1963, the former psychology professor was …

Habitual posture. Habitual emotion. Habitual thought.

Observing people has always been one of my favorite pastimes. I enjoy setting myself down with a book in a local café, pretend that I’m reading and …

Mindfulness

The Mandela Effect and D-Wave Quantum Computers

Shares 381<p>We’ve been writing a fair amount about all things quantum in the past few years, in particular, quantum computing. We spend a lot of time …

This New Hypothesis Claims to Solve 5 of The Biggest Problems in Physics

Welcome to 'New Physics'.<p>Physicists have come up with a new model that they say solves five of the biggest unanswered questions in modern physics, …

Breaking into the Simulated Universe

I argued in my 2015 paper “Why it matters that you realize you’re in a Computer Simulation” that if our universe is indeed a computer simulation, …

Top 10 Mysteries of the Mind

1 of 12<p>Much of what we don't understand about being human is simply in our heads. The brain is a befuddling organ, as are the very questions of life …

The Brain

Could Quantum Brain Effects Explain Consciousness?

<i>Updated on Monday, July 1, at 9:25 a.m. ET.</i><p>NEW YORK — The idea that consciousness arises from quantum mechanical phenomena in the brain is …