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This Smart Glove Speeds Rehabilitation Of Stroke Patients

A Korean health tech company, Neofect, has created a smart rehabilitation solution for stroke patients who need to learn how to reuse their hands. The glove is designed to induce neural plasticity in the patient through specific and customized exercises with gamification.<p>According to a 2014 study …

Sub-Saharan Africa

15 incredible places to pitch a tent this fall

We've put together a collection of destinations that offer everything from beautiful foliage to clear skies you can enjoy year-round.<p>From the dramatic landscape of Utah's Arches National Park to star-filled skies in Africa's Sahara Desert, here are 15 unique destinations for camping this fall.

20 Things Women with Amazing Abs Do Every Day

Make their tricks yours and flat abs should — in theory — follow.<p>Amazing abs are much easier to envy than to come by — and it's no secret that perfect abs take a whole lot of work. To get the core you want, just follow the daily practices of women with the strongest, flattest abs:<p>Carmel Rodriguez, …

"A Drunk Mind Speaks A Sober Heart." Really?

"A drunk mind speaks a sober heart" is a saying often attributed to French Enlightenment philosopher Jean-Jaques Rousseau, himself quite a drunk. The …

Alcohol

The magic of cinema unlocked one man’s coma-bound world

An Alfred Hitchcock film helped to prove one patient had been conscious while in a coma-like state for 16 years. The discovery shows that neuroscience may still have lots to learn from the ancient art of storytelling, says Tom Stafford.<p>If brain injury steals your consciousness then you are in a …

The Brain

Born to be lazy? How to change your walk to burn calories faster - TODAY.com

Feeling a bit intimidated by people boasting about their impressive step counts on Facebook or in real life? Well, don't get too discouraged by your 5,000 daily steps — a new study led by the American Cancer Society found that even short walks may help you live longer.<p>The American Heart Association …

'Climb' your way fit: Three moves to work out your entire body at once

The biggest excuse I hear from people who don’t exercise: “I don’t have time.”<p>Honestly, who does? I know you don't want to hear it. But you've just got to make the time.<p>There is, however, a way to make the most of that time. Simply choose exercises that work your entire body at once. That’s upper …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

National Parks

Ten best plank variations to keep your core strong

Want to tone your abs but bored with the static, orthodox plank position? Personal fitness trainer Scott Laidler explains the ten more exciting options that can help you change up your workout<p>The plank exercise is a staple core exercise that works everything from your abdominals, lower back, …

8 Things That Happen When You Finally Stop Drinking Diet Soda

Whatever the reason, eliminating diet soda from your diet will improve your health from head to toe. Research on diet soda is still in its infancy, but there's enough out there to identify what you can look forward to when you put down the can and cool down with an unsweetened iced tea</b> …

The Strange Link Between Junk Food and Depression

Of our many modern diseases, one of the biggest burdens on society is an unexpected one: depression, according to the World Health Organization. And …

Good cholesterol vs bad cholesterol: should we stop worrying about bacon?

For decades the government has branded cholesterol as a killer. Foods high in cholesterol (eggs, butter, bacon) and saturated fat levels (coconut …

Drinking Wine at Bedtime Can Help You Lose Weight

If you’re struggling to lose weight but find yourself peckish around bedtime, try swapping your midnight snack for a glass of wine. A recent article …

4 Local Hikes for Beginners

We’re used to being humbled by the nearby snow-capped peaks and glistening blue waters, lush forests and beautiful blooms. There are myriad ways to …

16 Best Mount St. Helens Hikes

The West Side: 2 Hours from PDX<p><b>←Coldwater Lake</b><p>On the morning of May 18, 1980, Coldwater Lake was just a creek. By nightfall, the eruption’s …

Hiking