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The 4 Most Important Vehicles of the Past 30 Years

What makes a vehicle important? Sales, obviously, play a big factor. Any car or truck that sells well can be considered important. And, as it turns …

Electric Vehicles

Scientists Have Figured Out How Our Brains Sharpen Our Memories While We Sleep

We snooze to lose.<p>We all know that if we want what we've studied during the day to stick, it's best to get a good night's sleep. And while scientists …

The 2 exercises that will keep you fit for life

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you should make sure you're getting enough exercise.<p>It will keep your brain healthy and can add years to your life. Researchers have found that many fit older adults have the muscles and bones of people years — even decades— younger.<p>And any exercise is …

Exercise

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Forestry

Science Says This Surprising Lifestyle Change Can Boost Your Creativity | Inc.com

I've confessed it before, but allow me to once again commit this to writing: I am a slob. My house is only a few piles shy of a visit from the <i>Hoarders</i> crew. It's not gross or anything. It's just ... cluttered. My desk looks like a Staples superstore exploded and somebody tried to extinguish the …

Creativity

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

A Blind Woman Has Regained Sight Following a Controversial Stem Cell Treatment

This is incredible.<p>Vanna Belton from Baltimore has been blind for more than five years, but after undergoing surgery where stem cells extracted from …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science | Inc.com

Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel better.<p>But science suggests there are a few serious flaws in that reasoning. One, not only does …

Happiness

5 Health Benefits of Masturbation | Men's Health

That number seems suspiciously low to us, especially since science has shown that being master of your domain can provide additional feel-great benefits. (Also because the people surveyed were <i>browsing an adult toy website</i>.)<p>“Masturbation is part of a healthy sex life,” says Gloria Brame, Ph.D., a …

13 surprising home remedies for acid reflux

Before you reach for heavy-duty, prescription-strength drugs, try these suggestions.<p>Acid reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), which is a …

9 Science-Backed Reasons Why You Should Go to Bed Early

Show of hands if you've ever stayed up way too late texting with friends, catching up on TV shows, or scrolling aimlessly through Pinterest or Reddit. Yep, plenty of us are guilty as charged -- and as a result, we end up feeling exhausted in the morning.<p>That most Americans are falling short on …

How-To: Clean and speed up your Mac with free, trustworthy downloads

“My Mac used to be fast, but now it’s running so slow.” I’ve heard many versions of this complaint, and they’re always factually true, not just opinions: Macs do become sluggish over time, even if all of their chips and hard drives are working like new.<p>I’ve devoted several columns to hardware …

Die Hard

How Many Calories Does CrossFit Actually Burn?

(If you’re looking for a challenging fat-burning workout you can do at home, try RIPTENSITY<i>,</i> the latest workout DVD from <i>Men’</i><i>s Health</i>. One guy lost 18.6 pounds in just 6 weeks!)<p>“The entire workout contains just three bodyweight exercises,” says Brian Kliszczewicz, Ph.D. and lead study author. “But …

Early Twitter Vets Launch Color Genomics To Make Genetic Screenings For Breast Cancer Affordable

I’m always excited when an experienced team from the consumer mobile world crosses over into a complex and formidable area like healthcare or biotech. With Color Genomics, we’re getting just that.<p>Elad Gil and Othman Laraki, who sold Mixer Labs to Twitter six years ago and went on to oversee search, …

Blueberries, Already a Superfood, May Help Combat PTSD

Blueberries are not only scrumptious – they may be able to protect us from cardiovascular disease, cancer, memory loss, and maybe even PTSD in the future.<p>Bears go bats over blueberries. In blueberry season, bears will travel miles just to get their paws – well, lips – on a ripe and scrumptious …

Nutrition

You Could Eat Fast Food After A Workout To Build Muscle

No need for fancy supplements<p>Whether you’re training for a marathon or pumping iron like Arnold, intense physical activity depletes your muscles’ primary source of energy, glycogen. There’s a whole industry of post-workout supplements designed to help your muscles bounce back as quickly as …

Nutrition

Three drinks per day may raise liver cancer risk, but coffee lowers it

(HealthDay)— People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel …

Iron Supplements Improve Recovery after Blood Donation

As for those who didn’t pop the supplement? Most of them hadn’t yet recovered to normal levels by the end of the 24-week study.<p>Blood can’t be manufactured, so donors are needed to provide the life-saving red stuff for transfusions. But according to the American Red Cross, less than 10 percent of …

22 Things To Start Doing Now That Will Improve The Rest Of Your Life

<i>On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a 23-year-old student asked: "What can people start doing now that will help them a lot in five years?" Hundreds of answers poured in, and this one by Quora contributor Andy Giroux was one of our favorites. You can contribute your own answers to this</i> …

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis were separated as one-month-olds, adopted by different families and reunited at age 39. When University of …

Genetics

How To Build A Better Salad

<i>By Tobias Carroll for Men's Journal</i><p>For anyone looking to eat healthier, it's natural to seek out a salad for lunch or dinner. In recent years, salads have become hubs of taste, rather than an unappealing, second-rate option at your local deli or other lunchtime spot. Places like Chop't have turned …

Healthy Eating

Why Do We Feel Tired After A Good Night's Sleep?

<b>The question:</b> On several occasions, I've woken up from a "good" night's sleep and still felt surprisingly tired and lethargic. What gives? Why can't I seem to get going after giving my body the uninterrupted rest I know it needs?<p><b>The answer:</b> While there are several possible explanations for this …

Another Awesome Benefit of Eating Chocolate

Love this!<p>Could chocolate be a performance food for your brain? A new study makes that case: Researchers writing in the journal <i>Nature Neuroscience</i> detected a big memory boost among older adults who regularly drank an antioxidant-rich cocoa beverage. And while it’s not quite the permission you might …

Nutrition

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

Genetics

Are humans getting cleverer?

<b>IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents?</b><p>It is not unusual for parents to comment that their children are brainier than they are. In doing so, they hide a boastful remark about their offspring behind a …

The Brain

Recipe from Cooking Light: Seared Scallops with Roasted Tomatoes

Bananas<p><b>Why they’re good for you:</b> While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name …

To fight peanut allergy, it's better to eat peanuts than avoid them

It seemed like a good idea at the time: With the incidence of peanut allergy climbing among children, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents in 2000 to keep peanuts far away from infants and toddlers who might have a life-threatening reaction to them.<p>But a new study suggests that advice …

Biomedicine

6 habits to improve healing after surgery

<b>(CNN) —</b> The winter is surgery season.<p>People get into skiing accidents and need to replace knees, or they slip on ice and need to fix a hip, or they just want to get ready for bikini weather and schedule a nip here and an enlargement there.<p>Surgeons are particularly busy these days, but Dr. Jamal M. …

Medicine

Secret headphone shortcuts: Twelve clicks to control your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

The 3.5mm headphone jack might go away one day, but there's plenty of power there today!While rumors persist the iPhone 7 will go 3.5mm headphone …

Experts: 3-5 cups of coffee daily is good for you

Dr. Natalie Azar joins TODAY to discuss newly released dietary recommendations, noting that coffee is associated with a reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and that cholesterol-rich foods that don’t have a lot of saturated fat could be good for you.