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To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Athletes Put It to the Test

Should we stretch before exercise?<p>A thought-provoking new experiment with athletes suggests that the answer could depend on how we feel about stretching and what kind of exercise — and stretching — we intend to do.<p>Once, stretching before team sports and other activities was almost ubiquitous, …

Exercise

I nearly died from sepsis – and ignorance of this condition is killing millions

A visit to family in Glasgow for Christmas in 2015 nearly had a tragic ending for me. Two days earlier I had been repairing the lock on my garden …

Medicine

A Neuroscientist Explains How Caffeine and Nicotine Are Linked to Anxiety

It might be time to find a new vice.<p>People often feel more anxious (or worse) after indulging in the things many associate with feeling better — like …

Nicotine

How To Quickly Get Rid of Ants

To get rid of ants quickly, you'll need to pay attention to their trail.<p>Ants are undoubtedly pesky pests. Seeing a swarm of them in your home is …

Insects

"Finding Your Passion" Is an Ineffective Way to Live Your Life, Say Scientists

So much for eat, pray, love.<p>When Steve Jobs delivered his commencement speech to Stanford University’s class of 2005, he instructed them to find …

Psychology

Your Brain on Meditation, According to Neuroscience

Let your noggin chill, brother.<p>Contrary to the popular stereotype, meditation isn’t just for hairy, granola-loving hippies. In fact, the science is …

Meditation

These Unbelievable Hacks Will Keep Mosquitos Away For Good

Mosquitos certainly know how to ruin a pleasant summer evening. Avoid them this summer by using one of these unique (and very effective) …

Cleaning

52 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Success in Your Career and Personal Life

Sometimes all you need is one little spark. So here are 52 to choose from.<p>While there are as many ways to define success as there are people, there is one thing we all have in common: We're all trying to be more successful. (That's why I wrote a book about achieving huge goals.)<p>Since success starts …

Motivation

This Graphic Shows What Really Matters in Preventing Cancer

Living a healthy lifestyle can help to prevent cancer. (No cancer is <i>completely</i> preventable, though; genetics and bad luck are factors, too.) But …

Colbey had depression for years. Then a little-known supplement pulled him out of the darkness.

For 24-hour crisis support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. Five months or so ago, Michelle Watkins was downstairs in her home in Macleod, …

New Research Reveals What People Regret Most of All: 5 Ways to Make Sure You Never Do

We all have regrets. But one type of regret discourages people the most and lasts the longest. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen to you.<p>Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future impossible to predict. Look back, though, and all your dots seem to connect...except, of course, …

Motivation

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.<p>The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the …

Indiana University

33 Questions to Ask Your Friends to Really Get to Know Each Other

Making friends as an adult can be a challenge, and holding on to old friends as the years pass can be even more difficult as your individual lives …

Porn’s Uncanny Valley

The San Fernando Valley was once the bedroom community of the adult industry. Now technology hopes to disrupt traditional pornography—and the city it calls home.<p>“It’s a phantom-limb penis syndrome,” said a tall, British man who goes by the name Adam Sutra. Adam is the CEO of CamasutraVR, a company …

Virtual Reality

Inside a doctor’s quest to repair his own cognitive decline—and revolutionize brain health in the process

When it comes to health goals, it’s not uncommon for longevity to top the list. Being conscious of what you’re putting into your body, <i>on</i> your body, …

The Brain

What We Got Wrong About Intermittent Fasting — Plus 6 Tips to Do It Right

Let’s get the facts right for our own health, but also because we need them in order to eat healthy.<p>The intermittent fasting craze came in like a …

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can …

4 Supposed Mosquito Repellents That Absolutely Don't Work, According to Science (and 5 That Do)

Tried a "sure-fire" mosquito repellent and still got bitten? It's not your fault.<p>It's officially summer and you know what that means: hiking, swimming, backyard barbecues...and mosquitoes. Everyone is bothered by them, but some people think they've found the perfect antidote to unpleasant and …

Mosquitoes

Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales? Miriam Quick takes a look.<p>“My prettiest contribution to the culture” was how the novelist Kurt Vonnegut described his old master’s thesis in anthropology, “which was rejected because …

Literature

FBI: Reboot, reset your router immediately to prevent cyberattacks

Following reports that a type of malware has infected more than 700,000 routers used in homes and small businesses in more than 50 countries, the FBI …

Routers

When Your Mind Is Racing With Stress, Try Thinking About These 6 Things To Calm Down

Have you ever felt so incredibly stressed out that your mind refuses to stop racing, no matter what you try to do? Whether you're in a rough patch …

Mindfulness

Pizza Study Reveals Biological Differences in People Who Can Maintain Weight

It could be hard-wired.<p>Scientists cruelly observed in January that the more weight you have to lose, the harder it can be to lose it. For people …

Diabetes

Cancer: Caused By The Medical Industry ……And They Know It.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) In your lifetime it is highly likely that you will either get cancer or know someone close to you who will have it. So you make the …

How to immediately refresh your brain to restore high-level thinking

Mental clarity can escape anyone.<p>Surely even Einstein and Shakespeare had their moments. It happens.<p>It’s your ability to recover that matters.<p>You can …

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

Self-improvement

In the worst human traumas, psychologists found the roots of happiness

All around us are reminders of how important happiness is in people’s lives: in TED talks, in the practice of meditation, in the annual World …

The 4 reasons to stop setting goals (and focus on process, instead)

I’m a recovering outcome addict.<p>Since my teenage years, I’ve been chasing one outcome after the next.<p>The list is exhausting. Leaving Turkey and …

Motivation

Unpacking Bodhicitta, the Mahayana Buddhist Mind of Enlightenment

With each passing day, the world presents us with a steady stream of selfishness. In politics and in the news; in our workplaces, neighborhoods, and …

These pocket-sized projectors pack a major big screen punch

Projectors are traditionally big noisy machines found in school classrooms or at the back of cinema auditoriums. Today, however, miniature …