Michael Oyuga

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TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

John Tlumacki. Boston, Mass., USA. April 15, 2013. The first Boston Marathon bomb exploded about two hours and forty m<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John …

10 Ways To Stop A Cold In Its Tracks

<i>By Jessica Levine for Men's Health</i><p>If you don't fast-forward commercials, you've seen this one from Zicam: A pretty woman daintily sneezes into her elbow when out of nowhere a snot-nosed monster of a cold is chasing her. "That first sneeze. You have a pre-cold," the voiceover says. She runs. He …

Viral

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

Breakfast

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Pop Culture

4 ways to save your shoulders from injury

Your shoulders and rotator cuffs are some of the most important areas of your body—and that means you need to take extremely good care of them.<p>Unlike …

Exercise

The militants behind Kenya's #Westgate siege stockpiled weapons and ammunition in a shop they rented, senior security sources say: http://bbc.in/1eMM5pV They owned fake IDs, used the building's service lifts and had "extraordinary access" to the centre before last Saturday's attack, a BBC investigation has found. Watch our special report to learn about these developments and more about authorities' intelligence failures in #Kenya.

Is Breaking Bad's Walter White one of TV's truly evil characters? http://bbc.in/193mkPU Dr David Koepsell, co-editor of the American drama, says the series created a talking point in showing "Walt's transformation from meek chemistry teacher to murderous drug kingpin". Once you've read Dr Koepsell's article, let us know if you agree or disagree with him. #BreakingBad

Why Did Apple Just Hire A Nike Shoe Designer?

One thing we do know: Ben Shaffer was not a top FuelBand designer for the athletic company, as reported by sources hungry for iWatch fodder.<p>If you believe the rumors, Apple just poached top Nike “FuelBand designer” Ben Shaffer, a sign–as myriad Apple blogs were sure to parrot–that Cupertino MUST be …

Size Matters: How Much Fat Is Healthy?

A guide to the amounts (and types) of fat you should eat each day

Master Your Running Form

Stick to the basics:<br>• Increase your cadence to roughly 170-180 steps per minute.<br>• Land with your foot underneath your body, as opposed to “reaching” …

Guide cover feature: where have all the bad guys gone? It used to be easy to spot the baddies - they were the ones with the facial scars and incurable megalomania. These days, they hide in plain sight - writes Anthony Horowitz & Mark Jones http://t.gu.com/oQquU

7 Simple Tips For Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs Who Want To Change The World

One in six people in the United States go to sleep hungry — that’s 50 million Americans. Social entrepreneur<p>Adam Lowy found an innovative way to fight hunger and reduce food waste. Four years ago, the 26-year-old left a promising marketing career to establish Move for Hunger (M4H). Lowy was …

Wider understanding

A CALORIE is a calorie. Eat too many and spend too few, and you will become obese and sickly. This is the conventional wisdom. But increasingly, it …

Natural Path to Healthier Bones

Many people read the potential side effects of osteoporosis medications and end up coming to see me to see if there is anything they can do in a more "natural" way to help prevent bone loss. They frequently think of osteoporosis prevention in terms of using one or two supplements to achieve this …

Pain

Professor Brian Cox tells Science Festival that time travel IS possible

‘Can you build a time machine? The answer is yes,’ professor Brian Cox revealed to an eager audience at the British Science Festival earlier this …

Don't Call Me Just a Nurse

In the first year of my career as a registered nurse, I continued my education, wrapping up my bachelor's degree in nursing, not yet a requirement to work as an RN but a well-worth-it continuation of a degree to make you a more well-rounded and, to be honest, respected nurse. One of the …

Back At School, Injured Player Fights On After Fateful Tackle

When Devon Walker returned to the Tulane University campus last week, he was greeted with kisses in the hallways. Students and faculty applauded him.<p>One year ago this weekend, in the second game of the football season, Walker, a team captain for Tulane, went in for a tackle and broke his neck. He …

Kids on Sweets: Are We Raising a Generation of Sugar Addicts?

There are few joys in life as sweet as seeing our children smile. Thus, it is with the best of intentions that we cave to pleas for candy and tantrums over French fries in hopes of glimpsing those (rapidly decaying) pearly whites. After all, there are bigger threats to our children, right?<p>As it …

When Empathy Hurts, Compassion Can Heal

<i>By Adam Hoffman</i><p><b>Empathy can be painful.</b><p>Or so suggests a growing body of neuroscientific research.<p>When we witness suffering and distress in others, our natural tendency to empathize can bring us vicarious pain.<p>Is there a better way of approaching distress in other people? A recent study, published in …

How Anxiety Affects Sleep

<i>By Jennifer Warner Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, M.D.</i><p>Does your mind race as soon your head hits the pillow? Does anxiety over work, money, or relationships keep you from going to sleep?<p>It's normal to be anxious from time to time. But when anxiety and emotional problems routinely get in the …

Cold Weather Linked With Heart Risk Factors, Heart Attack, In New Studies

Here's some not-so-great news, considering many of us will be moving into chillier weather in the upcoming months: New research shows that cold weather might not be good for our hearts.<p>Two new studies, presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2013, show that cold weather not only …

15-Minute Workout: Plyometrics

<i>By Rachel Sturtz for SHAPE magazine</i><p>You (yes, crazy-busy you) are not too busy to work out today. This routine -- designed by Equinox's Stephanie Vitorino, creator of the best-selling VBody DVD series -- gets the fat-burning job done fast. The secret is plyometrics: explosive, high-intensity …

Electronic Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking As Well As Nicotine Patches: Study

Electronic cigarettes, which provide nicotine without the cigarette smoke toxins, work just as well as nicotine patches in helping people to quit smoking, according to a new study in the medical journal The Lancet.<p>New Zealand researchers found that the smoking cessation success rate was about the …

No Joke, These 'Smart Diapers' Can Detect Your Child's Health

2 min read<p>If you thought diapers on chickens was weird, this new product takes wearable technology to another level. A New York City-based startup called Pixie Scientific has created a smart diaper that it says can detect possible urinary tract infections, kidney dysfunctions and dehydration in …

Medical Technology

Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health, US scientists warn

Scientists say potential damage from naturally occurring fructose in apparently healthy drinks is being overlooked<p>Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, warn the US scientists who blew the whistle on corn …

Man, 22, posts emotional video on YouTube to confess to drink-drive killing

A man has used YouTube to confess to killing a driver, paving the way for authorities to indict him.<p>Drunk driver Matthew Cordle, 22, has posted the …

Security Researcher Discovers Bug That Would Let Hackers Delete Any Photo Off Facebook

In a nice example of how Facebook’s bounty program <i>should</i> work (in contrast with that mess a few weeks ago), a security researcher has unearthed a bug that would let anyone delete just about any photo from Facebook — whether the photo was yours, mine, or Zuckerberg’s — and was paid a solid chunk of …

Information Security

Gold 'will hit $1,500’ as investors seek safe haven

Gold could climb to $1,500 (£968) an ounce if military action is taken against Syria, City analysts predict.<p>The yellow metal climbed above the $1,433 mark on Wednesday, its highest level since mid-May, as tensions around Syria increased its allure as a “safe haven”. On Friday it ended the week at …

Stock Markets

The Week in Review: Rising Tensions in Syria

Inside Flipboard / August 30, 2013<p>Syria’s unstable and weak regime has created a two-year long turmoil, causing more than 100,000 casualties and …