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The purpose of life isn’t to be happy—it’s to be fulfilled

The term “happy” was traditionally synonymous with good fortune.<p>It found its way into the English language around the 14th century, and it wasn’t something that people actively pursued. It was thought that you either stumbled onto it or you didn’t. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the word …

Happiness

Fat isn't nearly as bad for you as we thought — and another ingredient is likely worse

Yet more and more research suggests this kind of thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>Instead of finding evidence that low-fat eating plans offer health benefits, dozens of studies have suggested instead that these kinds of diets are unhelpful or potentially harmful. And new research points to another …

FACT CHECK: Does The U.S. Have The Highest Corporate Tax Rate In The World?

Although virtually nothing is predictable in politics these days, here is one certainty: Americans — at least the ones watching the news — are about to hear a lot about corporate taxes.<p>More specifically, one claim will be made over and over again as Republicans ramp up to overhaul the tax code: The …

Economics

Where U.S. troops are stationed around the world

There were about 1.3 million active duty military personnel at the end of June this year, according to the Department of Defense's Defense Manpower …

Middle East

Keto experiment — First month results — energy, physical results and photos

<i>This is the one month update of my</i> <i>6 month ketogenic diet experiment</i><i>, where I’m eating a high fat, low carbohydrate diet in a quest for mental and</i> …

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Protein & Gluconeogenesis

My dear readers, the website/blog update has run into some snags. Rather than continuing to keep you waiting, though, I’m going to publish new posts …

11 Exercises That Will Help You Eliminate Low Back Pain for Good

Going through daily life with back pain is a serious downer. When a heavy squat snatch triggered something in my lower back during the CrossFit Open …

Why does every woman I know say she’s exhausted?

In a few short years it seems like every woman I know, and many of the ones I treat, have gone from saying, “I’m so busy” to “I’m so tired.” And it’s …

5 Exercises Every Fit Guy Must Do

These are the key exercises that you have to be doing, regardless of your specialty.<p>What does it mean to be a “fit guy?” Do you have to bench 300 lbs? Do you have to run a five-minute mile? Do you have to have a six-pack while standing?<p>If it did, I wouldn’t make the cut. Fitness, to me, is being …

Workouts

Weight Training

The basics of weight training<p>Building and maintaining muscle is necessary for all of us, especially as we age. And the earlier we start, the …

5 Body Odors You Should Never Ignore

Every runner has to deal with a few unpleasant odors, but these smells can signal more than a skipped shower.<p>Whether you’ve just completed a grueling run or chowed down on an onion-packed burger, chances are, at one time or another, you’ve been the person who stunk up the room. In most cases, a …

What's the Oldest Thing Alive Today?

The oldest living thing on Earth today is … well, it's controversial.<p>Let's back up. Figuring out the oldest thing alive requires defining "alive." …

Five technologies that will change how we live

1. Biotech<p>Since the early 2000s, the cost of sequencing a human genome — determining the precise order of nucleotides within DNA molecules that …

Cell Death Might Be Reversible, and Scientists Are Trying to Find Out Why

It tells us something important about cancer.<p>A mysterious cell process named anastasis (Greek for "rising to life") challenges our idea of life being a linear march towards death, and suggests that cell death can actually be reversed under certain conditions—essentially allowing cells to …

Is the gym the best place to exercise?

A new study says gym-goers are indeed fitter and healthier than non-members. But there are other ways to stay fit, and some of them may be even more beneficial<p>The most popular New Year resolution in almost every survey is “exercise more” – which often translates into joining a gym. According to the …

Exercise

With Apple Watch prices falling and Jawbone’s exit, is there still a market for dedicated fitness trackers? [Poll]

Earlier today, we reported that Jawbone was exiting the consumer hardware market in favor of selling health products and services directly to businesses. Furthermore, 9to5Toys shared an Apple Watch deal today that pushed the price of a Series 1 model down to $199.99.<p>With Apple Watch prices …

Wearable Tech

10 Yoga, Meditative And Restorative Techniques Infographic To Improve Your Sleep Quality

Time flies. It seems as if it's only yesterday when our parents had to drag us, kicking and screaming, to our beds at 9 and make sure we fall asleep.

Wrist-based heart rate monitors vs. chest heart rate straps

Wrist-based heart rate monitors are becoming much more common and we’re now seeing everything from high-end multisport watches to fitness trackers …

Wearable Tech

Researchers activate graphene’s hidden superconductor abilities

If metals were students, then graphene would be the annoyingly gifted kid at the front of the class, answering every question perfectly while …

Nanotech

What a nutritionist eats when she starts feeling sick

You’re at the office, hard at work, when your cubicle-mate shows up with a fist full of tissues and a nagging cough. Cue: panic. What can you do to …

Wellness

Leopard shark makes world-first switch from sexual to asexual reproduction

Leonie the shark astounds researchers by producing live hatchlings after being separated from her mate in 2012<p>A leopard shark in an Australian aquarium has reproduced asexually after being separated from her mate.<p>It is the first reported case of a shark switching from sexual to asexual or …

Biology

Samsung skips robots to focus on health wearables

Samsung will focus more on health wearables than robots in this year, in stark contrast to its South Korean rival LG Electronics, which revealed the Hub Robot, a mobile artificial intelligence assistant, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017.<p>The Galaxy mobile maker sees more potential for …

The big supplement guide: What each one does for you

Our cupboards are brimming with supplements, but what do they actually do? We know they’re healthy, they boost… something, right? But do you know …

Why Knitting is the Best Form of Mindful Meditation

By many people's standards, 2016 was a burning hell of a year, leaving us gasping for air and looking for an emergency exit —not to mention a better …

Mindfulness

THE VERDICT: A comprehensive look back at Obama's jobs record

Eight years later, it's clear that the Obama presidency has been pretty solid for the US labor market.<p>Despite a mixed Friday jobs report— the US economy added only 156,000 jobs against expectations of 175,000 — the labor market has come on strong over the past few years after the financial …

How to Lose Weight Fast | Women's Health

Preserve your muscle and your sanity by jump-starting your weight loss results with these eight easy strategies that will set you up for years of healthy living.<p><b>1. Don't Eat Any One Food (Except for Veggies) More Than Once Per Day</b><p>If you have toast at breakfast, choose another whole-grain carb like …

Craving Chocolate or Coffee? This Is What Your Body Is Trying to Tell You

You’re sitting on the sofa, binge-watching your favorite show, when a sweet craving hits. You try and push it out of your mind (you’re not even …

Climate deniers, conspiracists and one-percenters: Trump's cabinet of characters

The president-elect plans to surround himself with enemies of the environment, billions of dollars in net worth and people who are against their own agencies<p>Barack Obama’s original cabinet was chockablock with historic firsts. The first African American attorney general. The first Nobel laureate …

Donald Trump