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The 50 Best Children’s Books of the Last 10 Years

Modern classics that help kids laugh, learn, think, imagine, dream, see, and embrace the world around them in new ways.<p>By<p>Jan 18 2018, 2:00 PM<p>The best …

Books

Multigrain, wholegrain, wholemeal: what's the difference and which bread is best?

Wholemeal, wholegrain, multigrain, sourdough, rye, white, high fibre white, low GI, low FODMAP, gluten free. With so many choices of bread available, …

Nutrition

January 2018 FitTech Gadget Of The Month: Anti-Gravity Treadmill At Pure Sports Medicine

If you’re looking for an innovative new fitness equipment to motivate your new year’s health kick, but have been suffering from some kind of injury, then check out this anti-gravity treadmill.<p>The machine is of my favorite new pieces of innovative gym tech, not only because it helps with severe …

Exercise

Rhabdo: A rare but serious complication of… exercise

It’s a new year, the gyms are unusually busy, and many of us started a new physical activity. Several health clubs are offering fun, interactive, and …

Exercise

Proper exercise can reverse damage from heart aging

DALLAS - Jan. 8, 2018 - Exercise can reverse damage to sedentary, aging hearts and help prevent risk of future heart failure - if it's enough …

Exercise

Middle-aged couch potatoes can reverse heart damage with regular exercise, study shows

Exercising five times a week can reverse damage to ageing hearts and prevent heart failure for middle-aged couch potatoes, even after a lifetime of inactivity, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the University of Texas said the results were so ‘extraordinary’ that the regime should be ‘prescribed …

Medicine

With 1 Sentence, This NBA Champion Coach Teaches Everything You Need to Know About Emotional Intelligence

Controlling our emotional responses is hard to do, but when the stakes are high, nothing is more important.<p>Over the summer, San Antonio Spurs five-time all-star basketball player LaMarcus Aldridge asked his coach, Greg Popovich, to be traded. That's basically the worst thing a coach or leader wants …

Emotional Intelligence

8 Products That Will Actually Make You Want to Meditate in 2018

It's zen time<p>If you hear about the benefits of meditation one more time… We know.<p>But only 9.9 percent of adults in the United States actually meditate. Data proves it. And that’s despite the fact that research suggests the calming practice can relieve stress, stop brain aging, and boost your …

Meditation

Zion Williamson will be a college basketball phenom. What school should he choose?

Breaking down the finalists before Zion Williamson makes his recruiting decision.<p>Zion Williamson is going to be the biggest thing in college basketball next season. On Saturday, the most famous high school athlete in the world will finally make his recruiting decision.<p>Williamson is choosing between …

College Basketball

7 Reasons You Should Add High-Intensity Interval Training to Your Workout

Total-body workouts built around high-intensity interval training (HIIT)—which includes both resistance and cardio—are highly effective for building …

Exercise

This 8-Minute HIIT Tabata Routine Gets You Toned in No Time

For anyone who’s looking to get fit fast, Tabata is the ideal workout. In case you’re unfamiliar, Tabata is a form of high intensity interval …

HIIT

Tip: The Best HIIT for Strong Guys

High intensity interval training can be done using aerobic or strength-based workouts. Which is better for big lifters? Here's the new science.<p>You …

Exercise

Want to actually lose weight using your fitness tracker? Do this.

With each new year comes the promise of fulfilling lofty goals, like achieving 7% body fat or sculpting a model-worthy, chiseled set of abs.Yes, New …

Weight Loss

Swimming Body Positions: The Eternal Quest For Easy Speed

The search for speed and efficiency in swimming has been going on for quite some time. In 1696, Melchisedech Thevenot, published <i>L’Art de Nager</i> (The …

Olympics

When you lose weight, your fat cells don't just let go of fat

Belly flab is like a storage unit for the rest of your body.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where</i> …

Weight Loss

TS Eliot Prize 2018: the highs and lows of the shortlist reviewed

Virginia Woolf once called T S Eliot the kind of man who would wear a four-piece suit. Now in its 25th year, the poetry prize set up in Eliot’s name risks looking similarly buttoned-up and unadventurous.<p>There were grumbles when the shortlist was announced in October, with The Guardian branding its …

Books

Ressence made a mechanical watch that pairs with your smartphone

Many hybrid watches only resemble classic timepieces on a superficial level. If you want a watch with a true mechanical movement, you have to forego modern conveniences. Ressence wants to fix that with its newly unveiled Type 2 e-Crown Concept. The watch, designed with the help of Nest co-founder …

Watches

No sweat: Does stretching before and after a workout help?

Stretching adds precious minutes to your workout, but is it all it’s cut out to be? Accepted wisdom has it that a good stretch helps avoid injury and …

Exercise

The 5 Best Waterproof Fitness Trackers

Smartwatches and wearable devices are great for running, jogging, or working out at the gym, but what about when you want to go swimming? Or standup …

Wearable Tech

New app Zeamo helps users find and access gyms on the fly

For travelers on the go and people with hectic schedules, it’s often next to impossible to find a gym. You’d be lucky to find a working treadmill and …

Fitness

Tip: Supersize Your Dumbbells and Barbells

Here's how to make your barbells and dumbbells more effective and build more carryover strength.<p>Have you ever been pissed because you found out that …

Bodybuilding

Could Adrenal Fatigue be Hindering Your Physical Performance?

Is your stamina and endurance suffering? Have you been getting more colds? Do you often hit a mid-afternoon slump? Do you feel anxious, down, and …

Wellness

CES 2018 gets serious about health, wellness and medical tech

With the slew of self-care, fitness and sleep devices on show at CES, the health and medical industries are making big rumbles in consumer tech.<p>When "health tech" first started popping up at CES a few years ago, it was mostly centered on step counters, digital workout coaches and heart-rate …

Wearable Tech

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Extended - January 11, 2018 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

President Trump exempts Florida from an offshore drilling proposal, Hasan Minhaj finds out how to challenge hate speech, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The Nut Butters Our Editors Love

At <i>Outside</i>, we’re always trying to sneak in lunch runs, after-work mountain bike rides, and weekends above 10,000 feet. All that adventuring requires the right type of fuel—the kind that’s nutrient-dense enough to last all day but also tastes like, you know, real food.<p>The almighty nut butter checks …

Eating

The best fitness trackers to keep you healthy

Knowledge is power when it comes to fitness. If you’re embarking on an exercise regime for 2018, knowing how far you’ve run, how long you’ve swum and …

Wearable Tech

5 Reasons You (And Everyone Else) Are Having a Hard Time Meditating

Veteran ABC news anchor and self-proclaimed meditation evangelist Dan Harris is back with a second book, <i>Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics</i>, which has …

Meditation

A Private Literature

Seeing manuscripts, after Susan Howe.<p>“Emerging from an Abyss, and re-entering it that is Life, is it not, Dear?”—a sentence written by Emily Dickinson, most likely in the year before her death, in a letter to her sister-in-law. The sentence also appears in Susan Howe’s <i>Spontaneous Particulars: The</i> …

Poetry

First look: 'The Handmaid's Tale' season 2

Warning: The following article contains spoilers for season one (and minor ones for two) of <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i>.<p>Offred has blood on her hands - quite literally - in the first official look at the second season of <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i>.<p>A trio of brand new photos from the upcoming episodes paint a …

Literature

Colonoscopy? How About a Blood Test Instead?

Nobody likes getting a colonoscopy. For the people who catch colon cancer early thanks to that bowel camera, the standard screening—every 5 to 10 …

Medicine