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This Is Why Anxiety Affects More Than Your Mental State

We all lie on a spectrum in terms of how much bodily awareness we have.<p><i>Send a note to tonic@vice.com describing what makes you anxious and we'll see if we can't get you some sound advice.</i><p><b>When I get anxious about something, it doesn't just stay in my mind, it takes over my whole body. I don't think</b> …

Depression

Lance Armstrong explains his career & doping to Freakanomics

In a special Freakonomics Radio episode previewing the show’s Sports series this fall, Stephen Dubner sat down with Lance Armstrong for a …

Alex Rodriguez

No sweat: The smart guide to exercise

Moderate or vigorous? Long or short? Every day, or binging at the weekend? There are a lot of ways to burn calories – but some make more sense than …

This Video About The Scale of Black Holes Will Crush Your Poor, Tiny Brain

We were not prepared for this.<p>Black holes are vast, matter-annihilating objects that seem to defy physics by their very existence. They're so weird, …

Fitter, faster and clad in lycra: the middle-aged men racing against stereotypes

MAMIL, a documentary exploring the lives and motivations of men who cycle, is surprisingly emotional<p>You see them everywhere. Kitted out in form-hugging Lycra, cycling in groups down leafy lanes, racing past buses on crowded roads, chatting on corners. Now they’re on cinema screens, too. A …

Middle Age

Ubisoft fights off takeover by entertainment giant Vivendi

Ubisoft is finally free of Vivendi. The entertainment titan behind the Universal Music Group and Dailymotion kept buying more and more Ubisoft shares since 2015 to the point that it became the video game publisher's largest stakeholder. While Vivendi said that it was only interested in a seat in …

Vivendi

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Retired? Here Are 17 No-Cost Ways to Make Money on the Side.

Just because you're retired doesn't mean your work life is over.<p>Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you want to abandon work completely. Your reasons for wanting to work may be to supplement your retirement income or because working enhances your life socially or emotionally. On the employer …

Employment

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

What you should do if your child is a ‘quitter’

By William Stixrud<p>Bella was going out of her mind. Her 9-year-old daughter, Angie, would agree to sign up for an activity with great enthusiasm. Swim team? Yes, please! Book club? You bet! Ballet? Sign me up! Then something would happen that made the activity, well, <i>hard</i>. Her team had to practice …

Scientists think they’ve discovered a fourth type of human fuel beyond carbs, fat, and protein — and it could have key health implications

One swig of the stuff and I'd had enough. The colorless, odorless liquid tasted like nail polish remover — but I was told it offered unparalleled benefits for my body, so I chugged away, if somewhat skeptically.<p>The small plastic bottle contained pure ketone ester, a substance that a team of …

Diabetes

An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain

It's not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?<p>As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, …

Neuroscience

The real reason today's children are so unhappy

"I'm pretty sure it has [increased]," he says. But also adds: "I think we recognise it more than we used to. We're seeing a lot of kids who've got …

Make Faster Running Feel Easier

Back in 1992, a Bill Clinton strategist named James Carville helped coin a phrase that defined Clinton’s approach to many issues on the campaign …

Potato Latkes Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Rinse grated potatoes in a colander with hot water. (Hot water will act as a blanch to prevent discoloration.) Drain and squeeze …

Latkes

How to help girls navigate tough social situations

By Katie Hurley<p>Not long ago, I asked a group of 20 school-age girls to write down the one thing they wished their parents would do more of when helping them navigate tricky social situations. None of them struggled to answer the question.<p>At the end of the session the girls asked to share their …

Parenting

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

Exercise

Cats kill 1 million Australian birds a day, study shows

Number ‘staggering’, researchers say – and likely to be driving the decline of threatened native species<p>More than 1 million native Australian birds are killed across the country by cats every day, new research shows.<p>The study, published in the journal Biological Conversation, estimates feral cats …

Science Confirms That Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs

Turmeric or Curcumin is a wonder herb and it has many health benefits.It’s bright orange, bitter and powerful.Turmeric is the vibrant ingredient that gives curry it’s memorable hue. If you’ve tried Indian cuisine, you’ve likely tasted it and loved it.<p>This predominant spice is used generously in …

Eat Your Eggs Like Athletes Do

They’re cheap, they’re tasty, and each one is a total nutritional powerhouse. A single extra-large egg—which is what you’ll find most often at the grocery store—packs seven grams of complete protein, meaning it contains all of the eight essential amino acids required to build and maintain …

Oatmeal Is Still the World's Best Performance Breakfast

In a world of green juice and chia seed pudding, this age-old dish is the original, and perhaps most powerful, superfood, especially for athletes competing at the highest levels.<p>“I’ve asked a lot of elite endurance athletes about their breakfast foods, particularly before races, and oatmeal comes …

Former astronaut and NFL player bashes Trump with the perfect takedown

Leland Melvin — former astronaut, NFL player, engineer, author, and owner of the best damn official NASA photo of all time — shared a perfect …

How a Tiny $50 Gadget Is Thwarting Hackers in 160 Countries

A Swedish product designer built the go-to cybersecurity device for companies in Silicon Valley--and across the globe.<p>When Stina Ehrensvard opened an account with an online bank and was issued a user name, password, and complex security software to be installed on her computer, what the bank didn't …

Silicon Valley

How to change minds and influence people's behaviour

Psychology

Want to Be a Better Dad in 2017? Science Says Do This

Truly great dads have these traits.<p>Many dads will set out to be better fathers in 2017 than they were in 2016. However, sometimes the parenting resources for dads are lacking, and they're left guessing as to how to improve.<p>All the studies show that the influence fathers have in the lives of their …

Beyond 'Fine': 21 Questions To Get Kids Talking

It’s the age-old question parents ask their kids: “How was school today?” And for generations, kids have been grunting out some variation of the same …

Parenting

Researchers: Depression may be a physical illness linked to inflammation

Physical Roots of Depression<p>Although current treatments for depression mostly focus on brain chemicals such as serotonin, scientists now think …

This 3-Letter Word Will Make You Live Longer and Happier, According to Science

It's as simple as taking a walk outside.<p>Ever encountered something so vast, so beautiful, so intense, that your mind struggled to comprehend it? There's a word for that, and multiple studies have concluded that it's very good for your health. It's the experience of <i>awe</i>.<p>Psychologists describe awe as …

A new study reveals the best coping mechanisms for stressed kids and teens

• Make time to listen to your child and let them share with you the stresses and challenges they are facing. No need to give any advice at first, just listen and let them share what they are struggling with.<br>• Remind yourself and your child of the first rule of coping with stress: “try to change the …

Psychology