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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 …

Pain

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

When we first discovered melting potatoes, we weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety …

13 Reasons Why You Should Make Meatballs More Often

Meatballs are awesome. You can easily whip them up without a recipe, using beef, chicken, lamb, or even no meat. They freeze like a dream, ready to feed you (and friends, and family, and unexpected guests) at the drop of a hat. They are excellent every which way, whether swimming in a brothy soup, …

Cooking

Why Choose a Quilt over a Sleeping Bag?

From the 1980’s through to 2003, I exclusively used sleeping bags. From 2003 to 2011, I tried a couple of different types of quilts, but being a side …

Backpacking

Ten bad habits you must eliminate from your daily routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits …

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit …

Black Mirror

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Forestry

Only 30 Minutes Remain Between You and This Beef Chili Skillet Lasagna

Lasagna is one of the best comfort food dishes on Earth — if you don’t go back for seconds, then you must have self-control as a super power. The only problem is preparing it takes so much <i>time</i> and <i>effort,</i> not to mention the pile of dirty pans waiting for you. With this lasagna though, we’re talking …

Top Ten Super Bowl 50 Commercials According To TiVo

So the big game might have been a bit of a yawner last night; but at least the commercials had their usual mix of humor, empathy, and head-scratching. While I thought that Amazon’s Echo commercial won last night (mostly because it was the only commercial in my house other than the <i>Captain America:</i> …

NFL

State of the Union: Barack Obama sells optimism to nervous nation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Putting aside a sudden crisis with Iran, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Americans in his final State of the Union address to reject the politics of tribalism and fear that have rocked the campaign to find his successor and to build a "clear-eyed, big-hearted" and …

Nikki Haley

Charlie Brown Never Found His Little Red-Haired Girl, but We Did

Donna Wold’s hair is now white, not “violently red”, but she still remembers her courtship with a man named Sparky, and the subsequent comic strips that read “like an old love letter.”<p><b>Donna Johnson Wold’s</b> hair, which was once, in her own words, “violently red,” has long since faded to the white …

Hair Color

Notable airline bombings and foiled plots

<b>(CNN) —</b> For almost as long as there have been passenger planes, there have been criminals and terrorists who want to bring them down.<p>The first happened 82 years ago; the most recent definitive incident -- twin bombings in Russia -- was 11 years ago. And U.S. intelligence suggested Wednesday that an …

Airplanes

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Time Travel

Hurricane Katrina, Then and Now

St. Patrick's Day

Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain

<b>Editor's note, June 10:</b> <i>We have added an acknowledgement of several sources that Esther Gokhale used while developing her theories on back pain. These include physiotherapy methods, such as the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method, and the work of anthropologist Noelle …

Pain

21 Christmas Songs To Listen To This Instant

<i>Last year, we gave you a list of great Christmas songs. This year, we're re-gifting the concept. Enjoy 21 more songs that will surely brighten your holiday season.</i><p><b>Bing Crosby, "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas"</b><p><b>Johnny Mathis, "Winter Wonderland"</b><p><b>Kelly Clarkson, "White Christmas"</b><p><b>Eartha</b> …

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On Is Baaack - PAPER

Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp's adorable, gravelly voiced, one-eyed, shoe-wearing shell, Marcel, is back with a new web video three years after we last heard from him. The couple timed the release of the new clip with the publication of their second Marcel-themed children's book, <i>Marcel the</i> …

NHS comes top in healthcare survey

The NHS has been declared the best healthcare system by an international panel of experts who rated its care superior to countries which spend far more on health.<p>The same study also castigated healthcare provision in the US as the worst of the 11 countries it looked at. Despite putting the most …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …