Natalie Tibbs

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Our obesity crisis won't be solved by 'fitspiration'

First, a confession: as far as physical fitness goes, my interest has at best been lacklustre. I was suspicious of the perceived sadistic intentions of PE teachers, and when, as a teenager, I accompanied my mum to a yoga class, I humiliated her by dissolving into tearful laughter during the …

You can get on a language course without knowing a word

John Taitt never considered himself a natural linguist – the only formal language qualification he held was a D in GCSE French. But when a gap year in Tanzania ended with him picking up Swahili, he decided to apply for a place on the African studies course run by SOAS, University of London. Taitt …

How to make perfect Vietnamese summer rolls

If you're not familiar with these little delicacies – also known as fresh spring rolls – then my, you've got a treat in store. Cucumber granita aside, they're just about the freshest thing I can imagine: a jumble of crunchy raw vegetables, soft, aromatic leaves and cool, squidgy noodles, all …

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the numbers are …

This New Coffee Shop Is Staffed By Robots

Designed by Yves Behar, Briggo is a warm replacement for hospital coffee machines. But unlike your neighborhood Starbucks, there’s not a flesh-and-blood barista to be seen.<p>If you’ve ever been stuck at a hospital long enough to be tempted into one of those automated cups of coffee–you know, the ones …

Inside the Curl: Surfing's Surprising History

From Thomas Jefferson to drug kingpins, surfing has influenced generations.<p><b>What happens when two middle-aged surfers paddle into the lineup at a world-famous California surf break?</b><p><b>When the two surfers in question are serious science historians at preeminent California universities, the result is a</b> …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

How To Never Oversleep Again

I do it. You do it. Even famous people do it.<p>We're talking about oversleeping, the cause of panicked wake-ups, harried mornings and angry bosses. So how can you stop the madness?<p>To avoid sleeping too late, there are "two things you're looking at: How can I make it so my body doesn't want to …

One Pot Wonders: Pork Chops with Fresh Peaches and Basil

I'm minorly obsessed with this dish—granted more so with the peaches than anything else, but that might be because I've loved soft, sweet peaches since I was a kid. I think it was the Del Monte brand of canned peaches in syrup that I would always crack open, pour into a bowl and eat plain, or top …

How You Can Make Your Brain Smarter Every Day

<b>By Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., Next Avenue Contributor</b><p><i>“Smarter Brains,” which reports on the latest research and discoveries in neuroscience and how we can apply them to our daily lives to boost our brain power at any age, airs on PBS stations nationwide in August. (Check local listings.) Michael</i> …