Willem Labuschagne

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Synthetic Muscle Made of Fishing Line is 100 Times Stronger Than the Real Thing

Or, how synthetic muscle can be like a Chinese finger-trap.<p><b>The newest material used to make artificial</b> muscle can lift more than 100 times more than the meaty stuff you have stuck to your skeleton. It forms a sinewy band that's flexible, dynamic, and can be reused millions of times. No, we're not …

How Many Carbs Per Day to Lose Body Fat? It Depends…

If I was to hire someone to create a diet plan customized for my goals and activity levels, Nate Miyaki would be that person. Nate spends his days …

11 Healthy Ways to Grieve

Mainstream American culture wants to kill grief.<p>My mother died last August. I am still grieving, but much more privately now. Even though it's been barely six months it's clear that, for the most part, I am supposed to appear bouncy and happy and project that I have "moved on" with my life. Ha.<p>My …

Spirituality

What Is It About Sleep Apnea That Seems To Predict Heart Risks?

It's well-established that obstructive sleep apnea is linked with increased heart risks. But now, a new study teases apart what exactly it is <i>about</i> the sleep disorder, characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep leading to disrupted sleep, that seems to predict these cardiovascular …

The 5 Secrets to a Perfect Workout

Your gym routine may be holding you back. Find out if it contains these simple—but essential—movements<p>I started coaching in 1979. Since then, I've trained MLB, NFL, and NBA players, Olympians, collegiate athletes, military personnel, and average Joe's. But no matter who I'm coaching, I always …

Fight Insomnia and Cancer at Once!

Melatonin may have anti-cancer properties<p>Turn in early to turn cancer away. Men with higher melatonin levels—a hormone involved in regulating your sleep-wake cycle—had a 75 percent lower risk of advanced prostate cancer compared to guys with lower levels, according to a new study from the Harvard …

3 Fitness Tests You Should Be Able to Pass

These assessments take about five minutes to perform, but they can shape the way you train for months or years to come<p>Everyone has different fitness goals—running a marathon, performing 10,000 kettlebell swings, benching 1.5 times your body weight. But before you race toward your big goal, assess …

Are You Lifting the Right Amount of Weight?

Follow this system to figure out how much iron to hoist for the optimum results<p>The amount of weight you should be lifting depends on the result you want—size, strength, or endurance. However, a good general benchmark is 90 percent of your 1-rep max. At that percentage, the participants in a …

So She Says, 'OMG, My Life Is Falling Apart!'

We can get caught up in the "why upset the apple cart" type of thought patterns and convince ourselves that it's okay to stay within the limitations of our current experience of "success." Playing it safe has its downside; it keeps us smaller than we are meant to be.<p>Recently, I have encountered …

Wall Street

Cold Remedies: Never Get Sick Again

Five natural cures to boost your immune system<p>Women may have stronger immune systems than men do, according to the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, but we still get hit with an average of three colds a year. Defy those odds by building up your natural defenses.<p><b>Pop a Probiotic</b>The buzz …

Wellness

India's Ranbaxy hit by FDA product ban at 4th Indian plant

WASHINGTON/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd faces long delays and high costs in launching big-selling generic drugs in the United States after products from a fourth plant were banned from entering its main market due to manufacturing violations.<p>A Ranbaxy office building …

Ryan Reynolds's Purposeful Life

For years, Ryan Reynolds watched as Parkinson's Disease undermined his father's life. Last fall, he ran a marathon to raise funds to defeat the disease. Are you running with a purpose, too?

Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care

No!<p>It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able …

Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Workout

Hugh Jackman reveals the muscle-and-mind tricks that transform him into Wolverine<p>The most amazing physical feat I’ve ever seen was performed not by an elite athlete, but by Hugh Jackman, who becomes Wolverine once again this month in <i>X-Men: The Last Stand</i>.<p>This miracle of physicality wasn’t as eye …

The New Way to Crank Your Fat Burners

Work this new approach into your strength-training effort to earn better results<p>It's proven that stronger people usually have less body fat—with minimal fat in the belly, especially. These people are lean not because they were "born that way" or weigh less, but because they have more muscle mass …

Congressional Odd Couple Could Be Key To Any Budget Breakthrough

Twenty-nine lawmakers are supposed to come up with a long-term budget deal by mid-December. They meet again Wednesday around a conference table, led by two people who couldn't be more different: Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.<p>At 6-foot-1, …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

Big Data App Engine Continuuity Names WebLogic Founder as Director

For all its vaunted importance to large companies, working with big data is kind of hard. Everybody sort of gets the point: Mine huge troves of data …

Inside GitHub’s Super-Lean Management Strategy–And How It Drives Innovation

Comedy is central to a lot of our video content. I think that just to strip it down to the fundamentals, I think that comedy is fun and people like …

Q3 2013 Smartphones: Android 81.3%, iOS 13.4%, Windows Phone 4.1%

Global smartphone shipments reached 251.4 million units in Q3 2013, up 45 percent from 172.8 million units in Q3 2012. Breaking those numbers down, Google’s Android secured a whopping 81.3 percent global share, Apple’s iOS fell to 13.4 percent, and Windows Phone took third with 4.1 percent.<p>The …

This 6-Year-Old Girl Ran a Half-Marathon

Consider her your ultimate running motivation<p>Seriously, there’s no other word to describe 6-year-old Keelan Glass but incredible. The Texas native just finished her first half-marathon in two hours and 47 minutes, making her the youngest half-marathoner on record, according to the Association of …

Marathons

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