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National Science Foundation

Keeping fit: What to eat, when to eat and why

It might be fashionable to exclude carbohydrates from your diet, but it is not necessarily the healthiest approach to eating – especially if you are also working out. Jon Denoris, a performance coach, is a proponent of “nutrient timing”: eating the right food at the right time of day. I spoke to …

Food-poisoning expert reveals 6 foods he refuses to eat

The attorney, who's litigating suits against Chipotle after the chain's E. coli and norovirus outbreaks, was cited in an article by Health Insider from Bottom Line, outlining what foods he's cut from his diet.<p>Having won more than $600 million for clients in foodborne-illness cases, Marler says his …

Environmental Health

Ask Ethan: Is The Universe Itself Alive?

You’ve seen the analogies before: how atoms are like solar systems, how the large-scale structure of the Universe are like neurons in a human brain, and how there’s the interesting coincidence that the number of stars in a galaxy, galaxies in the Universe, atoms in a cell, and cells in a living …

Self-awareness

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It’s not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop …

What Does It Mean to Be a Christian Atheist?

Since I came into my spiritual identity, I have identified as a progressive Christian. I have always been fascinated by Jesus, by his message, by his mission, and I have dedicated my life to it, whatever form that may take.<p>But I have never been completely comfortable as a progressive Christian. …

Faith

The Best Shortbread Recipes For Holiday Baking

Shortbread cookies are a staple during the holidays. Sure, we eat them all year round but it's around Christmastime that their rich, buttery greatness really gets appreciated. The classic shortbread is always a satisfying choice, but one of the best assets this cookie has is its ability to blend …

Dessert

Nude Yoga Girl Contorts Her Body into Works of Art Without Breaking Instagram's No Nudity Rules

Twenty-five-year-old Nude Yoga Girl isn't aiming to defy Instagram's nudity policy–she instead wants to use her yoga skills to create bodily works of art. “With my account I want to inspire people to realize that everybody is very beautiful and capable of [doing] amazing things with their bodies,” …

Yoga

This new DNA test could help people beat depression faster

For people who suffer from depression, treatment is often a game of chance. Thirty to forty percent of people don’t respond well to the first anti-depressant they’re prescribed. So they try another. And then possibly another. It can take months or even years to nail down a medication that relieves …

Depression

Oxytocin Archives

Neuroscience NewsFebruary 26, 2018<p>Administering oxytocin via nasal spray to new mothers strengthened their brain responses to images of baby and …

Neuroscience

How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against …

Self-improvement

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser | Inc.com

Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are 100 podcasts that …

Entrepreneurship

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Self-help

The Impossible Defense of an Accused 'Atheist' the Saudis Want to Behead

In Saudi Arabia the number of writers and bloggers facing the whip and the sword—and even crucifixion—is growing. Sound a bit like ISIS? Many think …

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Exercise Can Boost Your 'Visual' Brainpower, And Here's How

Scientists have long known that going hard in the gym benefits the brain as much as it does brawn, from improving long-term memory to enhancing the amount of your brain's gray matter.<p>Now, a new small study that was published in the journal Current Biology on Monday suggests that a good workout -- …

The Brain

A brief history of social media (the stuff you probably didn't already know) and 4 predictions of its future

Whenever I get asked what my favorite book is, I always reply The Pirates Dilemma.<p>The book tells the story of punk, disco, hip-hop, graffiti, and how modern technology has made the ideas and innovations of youth culture increasingly intimate and increasingly global at the same time.<p>It’s truly …

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15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

Posters

The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body's Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast

<b>Dr. Hyman's revolutionary weight-loss program, based on the #1 New York Times bestseller The Blood Sugar Solution, supercharged for immediate results!</b><p>…

Want to be more charismatic? Science finds out how

It doesn't matter how smart you are - as long as you're quick<p>Want people to think you're charismatic? Then think fast - and don't worry too much about accuracy.<p>According to a new study by researchers at the University of Queensland, an ability to think, and act, quickly plays a vital part in …

What makes one person more generous than another? It could be in the genes

Kalina Dunne Farrell wrote a note to the tooth fairy last month, asking for extra cash in exchange for a lost tooth so that she could help Syrian refugees.<p>Kalina, 10, had already amassed her savings from her weekly allowance, and offered to do extra chores, such as scrubbing floors and picking up …

Genetics

Why Agnosticism Probably Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

Blue-eyed humans have a single, common ancestor

News > All news > 2008 > Blue-eyed humans have ...<p>30 January 2008<p>New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team …

You Should Know How The Male Brain Reacts To Handling A Gun

Men commit over 85% of all homicides, 91% of all same-sex homicides and 97% of all same-sex homicides in which the victim and killer aren’t related to each other.<p>These startling statistics are driven home with each new mass shooting (though the most recent tragedy in San Bernardino, California is a …

Psychology

This Neuroscientist Argues That Addiction Is Not a Disease and Rehab Is Bullshit

Marc Lewis, a former drug addict and current neuroscientist, says the medical model of treating addiction needs to be challenged.<p>Marc Lewis traveled the long, tenebrous road of opiate addiction, but he emerged out the rabbit hole a neuroscientist, science writer, and author. His best-selling …

Drug Addiction