Samantha Nowak

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10 Tips to Transform Your Physique

GETTING YOUSELF INTO SHAPE IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS IT SEEMS<p><b>Skeptical about your New Year resolution of getting a stunning physique?</b> Here's some good …

Diabetes Runs in My Family. Does that Mean I’ll Get it? - Dr. Mark Hyman

“My mom has Type 2 diabetes, and it also runs in my dad’s side of the family,” a patient will occasionally tell me. “Does that mean I’m doomed?”<p>This …

Diabetes

Why You Should Invest in Europe—Now

What the turning tide overseas means for your portfolio.<p>The last couple of years have proven to be rather miserable for international stocks.<p>From the …

10 egregious myths the religious perpetuate about atheists, debunked

<b>David Brooks (AP/Nam Y. Huh)</b><p>Nonbelievers do not lack a basic moral code — despite what the likes of David Brooks might have you believe<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>April 21, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>In a regular poll conducted by political scientists Robert Putnam and David …

Religion

How to Cross-Train Your Way to a Better Beach Body

It’s safe to say that 2015 may be remembered as the year of the fitness class renaissance. Between SoulCycle, SLT, S10, and Hot 8 Yoga—to name just a few—has there ever been a time when so many body-sculpting methods were available? Not to mention the tap-of-the-finger booking convenience provided …

What These 5 Greek Philosophers Can Teach Us About Business

True wisdom is eternal. Even though the great Greek philosophers lived in much different times, some things never change. It’s not difficult to apply …

A Short History Of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson Bryson is most famous as a writer of travel narratives, and this functions as a kind of travelogue through the history of science, a charming ramble through basic ideas and colorful anecdotes from many different fields of science. Bryson is very much an outsider to science, so …

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

Stomach fat, be gone!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Clean eating and hitting the gym can help you reach your weight-loss goal, but you might find you have a little extra pooch around your midsection. Here are three things you can do to …

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Working Out?

Read this if you've taken a fitness hiatus.<p>Even when you have the best of intentions, life sometimes gets in the way of a fitness routine. And whatever the reason behind it, the absence of workouts will cause your body to lose some of the progress it had made. Here’s how an exercise hiatus impacts …

It's the Skim Lattes, Green Juices, and Almonds That Are Making You Fat

Nationally-known dietitian and the creator of the F-Factor diet, Tanya Zuckerbrot, debunks the most potent skinny girl myths. And crushes our "healthy" bodega habits in the process.<p>On a particularly frigid morning last week, I started my day off like any other: with clear-hearted, full-eyed, good …

10 Ways to Lose 25 Pounds

Follow these steps and weight loss won’t seem impossible.<p>Want to lose 25 pounds? Sure, it’s a tall order. But if you follow these 10 steps, it doesn’t have to feel like mission impossible.<p>You can shed weight quickly, depending on how much you have to lose and how focused you remain. Oftentimes, …

Diet Weight Loss, Nutrition Tips and More

The Side Effects of Eating Processed Foods<p>Mistakes You're Making When Cooking Chicken<p>50 Foods That Will Boost Your Workouts<p>20 Pricey Restaurant …

Nutrition

The Worst Fitness Advice Personal Trainers Give Clients

Fitness experts spill on the worst tips they’ve heard fitness pros dish out. See what tips you should just ignore for a safer, more effective …

How to Cure Anxiety Disorders and Depression: A New Answer

Curing Anxiety Disorders and Depression <br>... <i>A New Answer</i><p>Anxiety is part of being human, we all have it. And to get anxious in certain situations is …

Depression

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

6 Reasons Women Should Strength Train Like Men

Seriously! Read up on the 6 INCREDIBLE benefits of lifting<p>Other than the showers, the weight room is probably the most sex-segregated place in any gym. The body benefits of lifting and strength training are clear, yet the gender split persists: most of the gymgoers inside are men. So what's keeping …

Climate change is an obvious myth – how much more evidence do you need?

Climate change is a myth. We all know this, deep down. Some of you reading this may have been taken in by the fear-mongering governments or corrupt scientists so have been brainwashed into thinking climate change is a real thing that “threatens all of humanity” or some other nonsense, but it’s just …

Gardening 101: Everything You Need to Know to Actually See Your Garden Grow

These days, more and more people are discovering the joys of playing in the dirt—though grown-ups might prefer the term “gardening.” Food gardening …

What I've Learned: George Carlin

Comedian, 64, Venice, California<p><b>I was in my mother's belly</b> as she sat in the waiting room of the abortionist's office. Dr. Sunshine was his code name. I was fifty feet from the drainpipe, and she saw a painting on the wall that reminded her of her mother, who had recently died. She took that as a …

The latest news on the ozone layer shows we can solve big environmental problems

Here’s a rare thing these day: Two pieces of good news on the environment in just one week.<p>A few days ago, we reported on how the population of blue whales in the eastern Pacific has bounced back to nearly where it was before whaling. Now there's news that the ozone layer is making a comeback of …

The Future of U.S. Health Care Spending

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Taxpayers fund teaching creationism

Taxpayers in 14 states will bankroll nearly $1 billion this year in tuition for private schools, including hundreds of religious schools that teach Earth is less than 10,000 years old, Adam and Eve strolled the garden with dinosaurs, and much of modern biology, geology and cosmology is a web of …

Drake Equation: Estimating the Odds of Finding E.T.

The Drake Equation is used to estimate the number of communicating civilizations in the cosmos, or more simply put, the odds of finding intelligent …

Astronomy

Stop Looking For 'Hardwired' Differences In Male And Female Brains

Breaking the binary<p>In December, a highly publicized study declared that distinctive wiring in the brain explains different skill sets in men and women. After scanning hundreds of participants’ brains, the researchers reported that men have stronger connections within a given hemisphere, whereas …

The Brain

Syria Now Has A Space Agency

But many Syrian scientists have already left the country due to the ongoing civil war.<p>Bashar al-Assad's beleaguered government of Syria announced yesterday that it is creating a space agency. This announcement comes as the long and bloody Syrian Civil War enters its fourth year.<p>The Syrian Space …

16 Ways to Find Love in the Personal Ads (in 1900)

In the early 1900s, meeting someone through a newspaper personal ad enjoyed a brief period of semi-respectability—especially in the West, where your …

9 Scientific Experiments That Used '90s TV Shows to Manipulate Subjects

If you want to know something about what makes people tick, investigate it with something people love—TV!<p>1. Watching food-related television …

NASA-Sponsored Study Warns Of Possible Collapse Of Civilization

Two scenarios of how it may all come crashing down<p>We've heard many times that if we don't change our ways, our civilization may be doomed. But such suggestions are often pushed aside. Nobody likes a whiner, as they say. And our society isn't big on long-term thinking. Well, a new NASA-funded study …

The New Spring, Brought To You By Climate Change, In Five Charts

How climate change has shifted spring’s emergence<p>As the planet warms, the temperatures that trigger spring arrive earlier. But not everything’s adjusting on the same schedule. Flowers open before their insect pollinators come out, and birds return from migration too late to find their usual bug …