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Excessive Exercise Linked to Poor Mental Health in Counterintuitive Study

"If you do a high volume of exercise, you are stressing your body out."<p>If a little bit of something is good, then a lot of it must be <i>great</i>, right? …

Mental Health

This Is How Many Squats It Takes to See Results

Keep these factors in mind if you want to see results and strengthen your glutes.<p>Knowing how to perform squats safely and effectively is key to …

Exercise

Tip: The SEAL Push-Up Challenge

This is easy... you'll think. Then you'll try it.<p>Since doing push-ups to infinity can get monotonous, it's always nice to add a bit of variety. This …

Workouts

Personal Trainers Say These 5 Workouts Will Make Running Easier, Even If You Hate It

There are only two kinds of people in this world: running enthusiasts, and those who firmly stand by the fact that running is the bane of their …

Workouts

This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

Workouts

'I'm an activist, not a criminal,' says man who smuggled shark out of Texas aquarium in a stroller

The man who admitted taking a horn shark from the San Antonio Aquarium last week by hiding it in a stroller says he was trying to save it.<p>"It was …

San Antonio

There Is an Absolutely Gigantic Rogue Planet Wandering Our Galactic Neighbourhood

It can teach us so much.<p>There is a very strange object floating around our stellar neighbourhood and it has astronomers intrigued.<p>It's very large, …

Universe

For the First Time, a Female Ebola Survivor Infects Others

For the first time, scientists have found evidence that a woman can harbor the Ebola virus for more than a year and then infect others.<p>The discovery involved transmission within a Liberian family in the closing days of the West African epidemic that lasted from December 2014 to mid-2016. More than …

Disease

The Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my weeklong …

Nutrition

Cardiac arrest resuscitation drug has needlessly brain-damaged thousands

The main drug used to resuscitate cardiac arrest victims has needlessly left thousands of people with brain damage, according to a major new trial.<p>Adrenaline, which paramedics inject when CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and electric shocks are failing to work, barely improves the chances of …

Medicine

Nigerian living in Texas gets 11 years for romance scams, one of which ended in suicide

A Nigerian man living in Austin was sentenced Tuesday to more than 11 years in prison for his role in a series of money laundering schemes, including …

Corruption

Terrafugia's first flying car should finally go on sale in 2019

Terrafugia's Transition flying car has been in development purgatory for years, but it's finally here... almost. The company has announced that the first production models of the Transition will go on sale sometime in 2019. While that does sound like a long way off, it does provide a more concrete …

Flying Car

Deaths from liver disease are surging, and drinking is to blame

Deaths from liver disease have risen sharply in the U.S., and doctors say the biggest factor is drinking —especially among young adults.<p>A study published Wednesday found a 65 percent increase in deaths from cirrhosis of the liver since 1999. The biggest increase is among millennials: the team found …

Public Health

A Single Grammar Mistake Makes You Instantly Lose All Credibility. Here Are 10 to Avoid

When it comes to landing new business or a job, it's cool to be a grammar nerd.<p>President Trump earlier this week blamed poor grammar for comments that had him siding with Russia over U.S. intelligence agencies. Would. Would not. Big difference. Who knew? Um, everyone.<p>Politics aside, just one little …

Language

Family of pedophiles raped kids for 30 years before being caught

A sick family raped children during a 30-year campaign of abuse branded the “worst ever case of its kind” by a judge.<p>Twisted Antony Potts and three …

Crime

3 Foods You Probably Eat That Are Dangerous For Your Brain According To Science

Seven years ago, Max Lugavere was sitting at the dinner table when he asked his mother to pass the salt. The simple request should have take a fraction of a second, but it took his mother three or four. Those were the first signs that something was wrong. Within a few months, he and his brother …

Nutrition

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

Companies must let customers cancel subscriptions online, California law says

A California law that went into effect July 1 is aimed at making it easier for customers to cancel their subscriptions online.<p>The law states that customers who accept an automatic renewal or continuous service offer online must be able to cancel the service online. That could include a pre-written …

Silicon Valley insiders say Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter are using 'behavioral cocaine' to turn people into addicts

Silicon Valley insiders have told the BBC that tech firms, including Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter, deliberately engineering their platforms to foster addictive behavior.<p>Aza Raskin, the inventor of the infinite-scroll feature that allows you to endlessly scroll down websites, said: "It's as if …

Social Media

Outrage at photos of American woman posing with giraffe she shot dead in South Africa

Images of an American hunter posing with the body of a black giraffe she killed in South Africa have triggered an online backlash after going viral on social media.<p>Thousands of Twitter users expressed outrage at Tess Thompson Talley, 37, for killing the giraffe on a hunting trip last …

11 lessons learned from 4 years of intermittent fasting: The good and bad

<i>“It’s a scientific fact that you need to eat breakfast every morning to lose weight.”</i><p><i>“You shouldn’t skip meals, it’s not healthy. You have to eat six</i> …

Holistic Medicine

China's new laser-powered rifle can literally set you on fire

You could get burned if you upset the Chinese government.<p>Researchers in the country have reportedly developed a prototype laser assault rifle with similar dimensions to an AK-47, according to South China Morning Post. The new high-tech weapon is dubbed the ZKZM-500.<p>The ZKZM-500 can reportedly set a …

Batteries

Humans Gave Leprosy to Armadillos. Now, They’re Giving It Back

Weird & Wild<p>Wild armadillo meat is popular in Brazil, but a new study shows those who eat it put themselves at risk of contracting leprosy.<p>In Brazil, it’s not uncommon to eat armadillo, which reportedly tastes like chicken. But new research warns against the practice—it could give you leprosy.<p>In a …

Zoology

Marketing Firm Accidentally Exposes 340 Million Records Online

The reported data leak at Exactis potentially exposes every adult in the US to the risk of identity theft. The records contain detailed personal …

Meet the 8 spooky AT&T buildings that almost certainly also serve the NSA

The Intercept reveals "parts of one of the world's most powerful eavesdropping systems."<p>In a new article published Monday, The Intercept has now …

5 grilling myths to stop believing

Cooking on a grill seems like the easiest thing in the world: Fire it up, toss your meat or veggies on, cook until done.<p>And you've no doubt learned some tips and tricks along the way, like marinating meat overnight and letting it come to room temperature before cooking.<p>Guess what? Conventional …

Why Older People Are Using the Blood of Teenagers to Live Longer

Is teen blood the new elixir of life? No, but that's not stopping people from trying.<p>Getting older and dying is so inconvenient. Eating a healthy …

Facial recognition software is not ready for use by law enforcement

Recent news of Amazon’s engagement with law enforcement to provide facial recognition surveillance (branded “Rekognition”), along with the almost unbelievable news of China’s use of the technology, means that the technology industry needs to address the darker, more offensive side of some of its …

Mexico town's entire police force detained after murder

<b>The entire police force of the Mexican town of Ocampo has been detained on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a mayoral candidate.</b><p>Fernando Ángeles Juárez, 64, was shot dead by unknown gunmen on Thursday outside one of his properties.<p>More than 100 politicians have been killed across Mexico …

What Happens When a Nun Leaves the Church?

In 1966, Nancy Bancroft entered a convent, took the habit, and changed her name. Seven years later, she chose to leave—and rejoined a radically changed world.<p>Editor's Note: This article is part of Exit Interview, a series of conversations about leaving one’s career.<p>In 1966, Nancy Bancroft changed …

Christianity