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Kristina Dropped 102 Pounds by "Doing Zero Exercise" in the First Year

Kristina went to the doctor and saw 250 pounds on the scale. That, along with a friend's unexpected death, quitting her job, and getting accepted to her dream graduate school program across the country, inspired her to make a big change — so she did! Her weight-loss journey began in March 2014.<p>She …

Despite advance directive, dementia patient denied her last wish, says spouse

MEDFORD, Ore. — Bill Harris is blunt: For more than a year, he has been trying to help his wife die.<p>The 75-year-old retired tech worker says it’s his duty to Nora Harris, his spouse of nearly four decades, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009.<p>“Let me be honest: Yes. It’s …

Alzheimer's Disease

This 50 Push-Up Challenge Will Transform Your Body in 30 Days

Yes, you can get to 50 push-ups! Try our 30-day challenge.<p>It's been almost 20 years since Demi Moore starred in <i>G.I. Jane</i>, but that crazy-inspiring …

The Aftermath

So, we did it. In 5 and a half months we walked the 2190.3 miles of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. I can’t even begin to describe how we felt …

10 Midnight Munchies You Can Enjoy Without all the Calorie-Stressing

Because going hungry to bed is not an option<p>August 16, 2017<p>Maybe you ate dinner early and you’re hungry again. Maybe it’s exam season and you’ve been …

An Amazing Octopus That Walks on Land to Search for Food Whenever the Tide Gets Too Low

<i>No one is safe when this octopus is around</i><p>In a fascinating episode of the BBC Earth series <i>The Hunt</i>, narrator Sir David Attenborough marvels at an …

Jumping Is the Routine Your Workout Is Missing

Weight training alone isn't good enough.<p>Want to get stronger and faster? Then add jumps to your workout routine with plyometrics, or "plyos," if you're cool. Plyometrics are lightning-quick movements done with just your bodyweight—or very light weights—to strengthen up in ways that weight training …

No Equipment Needed: 9 Bodyweight Training Articles and Workout Programs

So you can run far and lift heavy, but can you do basic bodyweight movements like pull ups, handstands, and pistols? Here are 9 articles and workout …

Book Reviews

How to Get Dancer Fit: 7 Toning Workout GIFs From New York City Ballet

Inside a sunlit dance studio across from Lincoln Center in Manhattan, the ballerina Sara Mearns is stretched taut in a forearm side plank, one leg hovering above the ground. It looks easy enough—but that’s exactly the sleight of hand that professional dancers have perfected: transforming physical …

How to Replace a Doorbell Without the Help of a Pro

Learning how to replace a doorbell may not be exciting, but it's a home repair skill that can save you money (and time). No one wants to miss an …

Burning Man Has Become A Testing Ground For Extreme Architecture

Designers descend to try their creations against the heat and wind of the Nevada desert.<p>French photographer Philippe Glade has been going to Burning Man for 20 years. But unlike many other photographers, who document the festival’s famous art installations or Black Rock City’s sometimes eccentric …

Ravens ignore a treat in favor of a useful tool for the future

Planning ahead means they're even smarter than we thought.<p>If humans, chimps, gorillas, and orangutans can all do something, but monkeys can’t, that …

Birds

An AI researcher explains what scares him the most about robots

It's perhaps unsurprising, given both history and the entertainment industry, that we might be afraid of a cybernetic takeover that forces us to live locked away, "Matrix"-like, as some sort of human battery.<p>And yet it is hard for me to look up from the evolutionary computer models I use to develop …

Artificial Intelligence

The little acorns sprouting a mighty houseplant trend among space-challenged millennials

One of the first things I found growing in the balcony were acorns. There were three of them in the window box, and they had all put out a handful of little gently serrated leaves, which took me back to my childhood, oak trees being one of the first I learnt to recognise.<p>I repotted them and enjoyed …

A Land of Thieves: 14 Quotes on Treachery and Treason

In 1954, Edward R. Murrow observed: “No one man can terrorize a whole nation unless we are all his accomplices.” This year has borne this out, demonstrating how great swaths of the public can end up participating in acts of violence and treachery by simply doing nothing.<p>When every new atrocity is …

Extreme Heat Waves Will Change How We Live. We’re Not Ready

Extreme heat struck across the Southwest U.S. this week, sending temperatures in Phoenix soaring to near 120°F and grounding airplanes that were …

Why It’s No Longer Possible for Any Country to Win a War

The last few decades have been the most peaceful era in human history. For the first time ever, fewer people die today from human violence than from …

The Liver: A ‘Blob’ That Runs the Body

To the Mesopotamians, the liver was the body’s premier organ, the seat of the human soul and emotions. The ancient Greeks linked the liver to pleasure: The words hepatic and hedonic are thought to share the same root.<p>The Elizabethans referred to their monarch not as the head of state but as its …

Liver

Schools don’t prepare children for life. Here’s the education they really need | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

From computer coding to toilet unblocking, we need well-rounded citizens, not rote-taught robots – and what you learn shouldn’t depend on where you live<p>It’s only after you have left school and, in adulthood, gained a bit of distance, that you can be fully aware of the gaps in your education. …

Education

A new device can clean polluted air and turn it into hydrogen energy

A team of Belgian researchers has developed a device that will remove pollutants from the air and convert them into simple hydrogen — using sunlight, nanoparticles and a photoelectric chemical membrane.<p>The project was conceived and developed by two sets of researchers working on related issues, …

The Ultimate 90-Day Bodyweight Training Plan

<b>When I was a young man, I struggled with my self-image.</b> My brother was a “hulk” and played varsity college basketball all four years.<p>I, on the other …

Scientists Hope to Use Stem Cells to Reverse Death in Controversial Study

Back From The Dead<p>Researchers seem to be setting their sights on increasingly lofty goals when it comes to the human body – from the world’s first …

The Most Effective, Least Boring Dumbbell Workout We’ve Tried

We have great news: You can get a brutal workout with minimal equipment and little time. The method is called an EMOM, or Every Minute on the Minute, …

Why a bank robber thought covering himself in lemon juice would help him get away with it

One day in 1995, a large, heavy middle-aged man robbed two Pittsburgh banks in broad daylight. He didn’t wear a mask or any sort of disguise. And he smiled at surveillance cameras before walking out of each bank. Later that night, police arrested a surprised McArthur Wheeler. When they showed him …

Psychology

Score a Ballerina Bod

Professional dancers spend hours each day rehearsing, performing and crafting their skill—which also happens to sculpt an incredibly strong, …

11 things to give up if you want to be a millionaire

According to self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, almost anyone has what it takes to become a millionaire.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at …

6 New Ways to Turn On Muscle Growth

Effective Lifting Methods You've Never Tried<p>Exercises vs. Methods<p>Newbies only think about exercises. Advanced lifters think more about methods, …

Why Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Google, and a Harvard Expert Say Colleges and Universities Are Broken

They aren't just complaining. They're offering alternatives.<p>Malcolm Gladwell couldn't be more clear in his podcast about a school ranked by some as the number one liberal arts college:<p>There's only one solution. If you're looking at liberal arts colleges, don't go to Bowdoin. Don't let your kids go …

Apparently, you can only claim to be fit if you can pass these seven tests

You might think that you’re pretty fit.<p>You work out regularly. You eat well. You always manage an early morning sprint for the approaching bus.<p>But …

Exercise

How to use a foam roller to transform body, posture

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably familiar with the foam roller, or more specifically, health- and wellness-minded people’s obsession with the foam roller. Allow us to introduce you to structural integrative specialist and Goop’s resident alignment guru, Lauren Roxburgh. The …