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Can Baking Soda Boost Your Workout and Help You Lose Weight?

We decode the health claims behind this baking staple.<p>If you had a nickel for every natural weight-loss claim out there, you’d probably be rich.<p>There’s yet another “miracle weight loss” ingredient making waves, and it can be found right in your pantry: baking soda. Yep, the same powder that makes …

6 Vital CrossFit Dumbbell Exercises You Need to Master

CrossFit dumbbell exercises are important for all athletes.<p>CrossFit Dumbbell Exercises<p>The 2017 CrossFit Open saw the return of dumbbells and …

Tip: What Your Number One Goal Should Be

It doesn’t matter if you want to lose fat or build muscle. There’s something else you need to do first.<p>Strength First<p>Your goal when you walk into the …

The 5 WORST mistakes that are destroying your metabolism (iso) G

Surprisingly, not all exercises are good for you. In fact, research has discovered that doing isolated exercises (like bicep curls and tricep …

Exercise

The Exact Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workout That Left My Abs Sore For Days

Anyone who knows me or follows me on Instagram knows I'm a fiend for kettlebells. I love the versatility of this fitness tool, and I especially love that you can mix it up with other kinds of workouts for a comprehensive sweat session.<p>I recently had the chance to work out with Francheska Martinez, …

Ten Tips for Starting Your Own Business

Starting your own business is not an easy job. It is stressful, time-consuming, and requires a lot of effort and focus. However, the brighter side is …

Afraid To Mess Up? Why You Often Just Need To Wing It!

When was the last time you decided to wing it?<p>Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, credits Amazon’s explosive growth with his high-velocity decision making. In his annual letter to shareholders, he shared his approach:<p>Most decisions should probably be made with somewhere around 70% of the information you …

Self-improvement

The most important formula in data science was first used to prove the existence of God

The 18th-century minister and mathematician Richard Price is mostly forgotten to history. His close friend Thomas Bayes, also a minister and math nerd, is much better known, at least in statistics circles. Bayes’ fame is deserved. He developed one of the most important formulas in statistics, which …

Chernobyl's Radioactive 'Wildlife Preserve' Spawns Growing Wolf Population

Gray wolves from the radioactive forbidden zone around the nuclear disaster site of Chernobyl are now roaming out into the rest of the world, raising …

Mysterious 'Oumuamua' space object has finally been identified

Astronomers say the cigar-shaped interstellar visitor isn't an asteroid, but a comet.<p>When astronomers first spied a weird cigar-shaped object speeding past the sun last October, they could tell from its path that it had come from another star system — but they didn't know exactly what it was.<p>Now …

Astronomy

Psychedelic Brew Made From Amazonian Plants May Ease Depression

Even for those with difficult-to-treat depression.<p>“Leon” is a young Brazilian man who has long struggled with depression. He keeps an anonymous blog, …

Tip: The Terrible Two Push-Up Challenge

This is awesome. And also terrible. It's terribly awesome. Can you do it?<p>Here's what it looks like:<p>Terrible Two Push-Up Challenge<p>How to Do It<p>Start …

Workouts

Two Earth-like exoplanets now even better spots to look for life

Kepler 186f ignited the imaginations of space nerds everywhere four years ago when NASA announced it as the first potentially habitable, Earth-size planet confirmed beyond our solar system. A new study indicates the exoplanet 500 light-years away may also have seasons and a climate similar to our …

Universe

The Best 20-minute Bodyweight Biceps Workout

Most guys assume a bodyweight biceps workout will consist entirely of pushups variations. Or that they won’t be able to build much mass without …

Author who studies millionaires: This is the No. 1 way to amass wealth

Jeff Bezos began Amazon in 1994. By 1997, he was a millionaire and, by 1999, Bezos was a billionaire.<p>At age 22, Mark Zuckerberg was a millionaire and …

Ex-Republican Operative Steve Schmidt: ‘The Party of Trump Must Be Obliterated. Annihilated. Destroyed’

WASHINGTON – Steve Schmidt has worked at the highest levels of Republican politics. He helped run George W. Bush’s 2004 presidential campaign and …

22 Books Highly Recommended by Successful People

People who achieve the most in life are often voracious readers.<p>People who achieve the most in life are keen on self-improvement, which is why they're also often voracious readers. Here are some excellent titles to check out, recommended by nearly two dozen successful executives.<p>1. <i>You Are a Badass</i> …

Canada just legalized marijuana. That has big implications for US drug policy.

It’s the second country in the world to legalize pot, following Uruguay.<p>Canada has become the first wealthy nation in the world to fully legalize marijuana.<p>The Senate approved Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, on Tuesday. The measure was already approved by the House of Commons, so the …

Mom's Rant on "How Men's Bodies Are Never the Topic of Conversation" Is Spot F*cking On

In a video on her YouTube channel, Tova Leigh, a blogger and mom of three girls, took head on the double standard that is women's bodies being constantly critiqued, whereas men's bodies rarely are — and we have to admit, she's seriously got a point.<p>The mom hilariously challenges societal norms by …

How to enjoy an anti-inflammatory diet (which could save your life)

Inflammatory foods could increase the risk of aggressive breast cancer, researchers suggested this week, and a new study points the finger firmly at processed convenience foods and ‘lazy cooking’.<p>It found that women who ate the most inflammatory foods were 39 per cent more likely to develop any …

Nutrition

We discovered that life may be billions of times more common in the multiverse

Why is there life in our universe? The existence of galaxies, stars, planets and ultimately life seem to depend on a small number of finely tuned …

From Chaos To Calm: A Life Changed By Ketamine

For six years now, life has been really good for James. He has a great job as the creative director of an advertising firm in New York City. He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.<p>And it has all been possible, he says, because for the past six years he has been taking a drug called ketamine.<p>…

Psychiatry

New Immunotherapy Treatment Removes All Tumors In Woman With Advanced Metastatic Breast Cancer

Research published today in <i>Nature Medicine</i> by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has described a new immunotherapy approach, which led to a complete disappearance of tumors in a woman with advanced metastatic breast cancer who only had months to live.<p>The findings show how …

Cancer

New DNA Findings Raise More Questions About Theory of Evolution

The post New DNA Findings Raise More Questions About Theory of Evolution appeared first on LifeZette.

This Couple Discovered a Simple Way to Save Tens of Thousands of Dollars a Year When They Retire

The recent tax cuts make this move even more appealing.<p>Clark Hurst first discovered Clear Creek Tahoe, a golf community near Lake Tahoe, a few years …

This May Be The Realest F*cking Movie About Motherhood, Ever

Charlize Theron stars as a mom in the new film “Tully”<p>Usually when I see movies that claim to depict motherhood with all its warts, I end up …

This is your brain on drugs: Pot smokers recruited to study effects of cannabis on cognition

If you have smoked five joints a week, every week, for the past year, then science needs you.<p>A research collaboration between Alberta Health …

Why Americans see Buddhism as a philosophy rather than a religion

In East Asia, Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s death and entrance into final enlightenment in February. But at my local Zen temple in North Carolina, the Buddha’s enlightenment is commemorated during the holiday season of December, with a short talk for the children, a candlelight service, and a …

Meditation

Forget About Bitcoin, Consider Investing in This Instead

These companies are tapping into the resources that are solving a massive global problem.<p>Cryptocurrencies like <b>bitcoin</b> (BTC-USD) are all the rage …

Investing

The morning routine experts recommend for peak productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management