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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 …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

How Simple Mini Habits Can Change Your Life

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>It was late 2012, just after Christmas, …

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

News is bad for your health. It leads to fear and aggression, and hinders your creativity and ability to think deeply. The solution? Stop consuming it altogether<p>In the past few decades, the fortunate among us have recognised the hazards of living with an overabundance of food (obesity, diabetes) …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Goodbye to All JAT

<b>Next month, Jat Airways will cease to exist after 66 years. The “Yugoslav” airline somehow managed to outlive the country it was named for by more</b> …

Europe

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Wacky animation site takes on the hyperloop

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Next Media Animation, a Taiwanese media company known for its goofy animations that depict strange and popular news stories, …

Fight Brain Drain in Just 3 Minutes. ~ Catie Joyce

Brain drain.<p>You know what I’m talking about—that effect we get from spreading ourselves too thin, from being over-busy, over-productive and super …

After Your Job Is Gone

Do you have a job? Do you like having a job? Then I have some bad news for you. <i>The Guardian</i> is worried “today’s technologies are going to remove people from economic activity completely.” Techonomy says “America’s real worker crisis is not immigration, it is jobs.” Om Malik asks: “People talk about …

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30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …

Givers vs. Takers: The Surprising Truth about Who Gets Ahead

<i>A colleague asks you for feedback on a report. A LinkedIn connection requests an introduction to one of your key contacts. A recent graduate would</i> …

Wharton School

Show me the money: is grant writing taking over science?

Science is an art.<p>In my particular field, cell biology, the doing of science is a blend of rote precision and creative improvisation. If this sounds …

How Nature Resets Our Minds and Bodies

The research behind an understanding that natural environments refocus our attention, lessening stress and hastening healing<p>Paoli, Pennsylvania, is a small town with a local suburban hospital. Patients at Paoli Memorial recover in a row of rooms facing a small courtyard. In the early 1980s, a …