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Taste Beyond The Tongue

Deaths From Infections May be Masking Opioid Deaths

The opioid abuse epidemic is already bad enough but doctors may be missing quite a few cases because of the way deaths are reported, disease detectives said Monday.<p>People who take the painkillers may be more susceptible to infections, and opioid drugs also suppress the immune system, making it …

Public Health

Paleo

144lbs: Why Female Athletes Should Toss the Scale and Get a New Perspective

It was the summer of 1987. I was twelve, we had just moved to a new town, and I was about to start eighth grade. <b>I was babysitting for a new neighbor</b> …

Fitness

Lift Weight Lose Fat: Why Women Need to Strength Train – By Allison Moyer

I’ve authored many articles throughout my years in the fitness industry. Some are informative, some personal, some funny, and some inspirational. …

Inspiration

You May Be Strong . . . But Are You Tough? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Khaled Allen</i>.<p>As a little boy, I was scrawny, weak, and prone to illness (much like a certain former …

Five Facts Women Must Know To Lose Fat, Build Muscle, and Improve Performance | Poliquin Article

Changing your body is never simple. The one exception might be if you’re an 18-year-old athletic male who can put on muscle and shed body fat with …

Six Primitive Traps For Catching Food In The Woods

<b>Snares</b><p>Small-game snares can be made from the interior strands of parachute cord, braided strands of sinew, or fishing line. Snares stout enough to …

Primitive Survival Skills in the 21st Century by Mark Warren

The physicality of satisfying our essential needs today is virtually effortless – like strolling through the aisles of a grocery store or turning a …

How To Survive An Apocalypse In 5 Steps

Apocalypse is big business. Seems like everyone wants to have their say about how and when the apocalypse will go down. Especially John Cusack. And …

Psychopathic criminals have empathy switch

<b>Psychopaths do not lack empathy, rather they can switch it on at will, according to new research.</b><p>Placed in a brain scanner, psychopathic criminals watched videos of one person hurting another and were asked to empathise with the individual in pain.<p>Only when asked to imagine how the pain receiver …

Empathy

Ultimate California Highway 1 Road Trip

Laguna Beach to Santa Monica<p>Highway 1 begins unceremoniously, emerging from a tangle of freeway ramps in Orange County’s Dana Point. There’s a …

Heartwarming Elephant Photography

A couple of weeks ago we've featured a fantastic set of giraffe photographs, and people really liked it. Nature is fulfilled with lovely animals, so …

Wildlife

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before