Walter Sackett

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10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

How Much You Need to Make to Afford a Home in Each State

Millennials are increasingly opting to pay rent over mortgages as housing prices creep up across the country. But the American dream of owning a home …

Black Mirror

There's now even more evidence that one type of protein is best for your body

• <b>A study of more than 81,000 people in North America found that meat protein-eaters increased their risk of heart disease twofold.</b>• <b><br>But people who ate</b> …

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 9 Things

Chances are, there's something on this list you're missing.<p>Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" Here's …

Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis

It's hard not to get excited about news of a potentially effective treatment for sepsis, a condition that leads to multiple organ failure and kills more people in the hospital than any other disease.<p>But there have been so many false promises about this condition over the years, it's also wise to …

Medicine

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying — and 17 You Should Eat More

If you’re eating a mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, then you’re probably pretty far ahead of the nutrition curve. But even …

The Case Against Sugar review – an unsweetened attack on diet myths

Gary Taubes’s latest assault on the ruinous effect of sugar on our lives and the promotion of fat-free diets is detailed and compelling<p>For the last 15 years, US journalist Gary Taubes has been the self-nominated public enemy No 1 of the global “healthy eating” establishment. His heresy has been to …

Diabetes

The Golf Bike lets you hit the links on two wheels

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that Bikerumor is not afraid to cover some weird and wacky stuff. All too often the story goes “I was …

Golf

Anti-Aging from Within: The Science of Telomeres | Goop

We all know those people who seem young beyond their years—the types that stave off grey hair and wrinkles the longest, and who somehow exude the …

Immersion à 360° au coeur de la Fête des Lumières de Lyon

Vous êtes à la fête des Lumières de Lyon en France, un événement qui attire des millions de visiteurs venant des quatre coins du globe.<p>En 2014, trois millions de personnes étaient venues déambuler dans la ville pour admirer des monuments emblématiques transformées par des artistes ingénieux, des …

Sölden's new ski lift might just be the greatest ever

The Austrian resort of Sölden in the Tirol region has opened a new state-of-the-art gondola which transports more people per hour in a faster time than any other lift system in the world.<p>Able to move 4,500 people per hour, the new Giggijoch Mountain Gondola travels from a base station in the centre …

If The Outdoors Is Your Church, It's Time To Tithe

The latest Trump administration cabinet appointments reveal an environmentally antagonistic future. If you love nature, it’s now time to support her, …

The amazing brains of the real-time interpreters

The world’s most powerful computers can’t perform accurate real-time interpreting of one language to another. Yet human interpreters do it with ease. Geoff Watts meets the neuroscientists who are starting to explain this remarkable ability.<p>One morning this summer I paid a visit to the sole United …

Language

The Problem with the U.S. Economy Isn’t Something Politicians Can Fix

In August 2016 the Pew Research Center asked more than 2,000 U.S. adults about the state of the nation. Nearly half agreed that “compared with 50 years ago, life for people like you in America today is worse.” Of those who said they supported Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, 81% thought life …

Improving On-the-Fly Teamwork in Health Care

Calls for teamwork in health care are as persistent as they are hard to heed. Over the past decade, a growing number of observers, ourselves included, have called attention to the need for providers to coordinate better across specialties, shifts, departments, and even organizations (for example …

Q30 Innovation's Q-Collar shows promise in reducing brain injuries

In the preliminary <b>hockey</b> study, researchers followed players through the first half of the season. As in the football study, each head impact was …

Bad News: Zika May Affect Adult Brain Cells

It's not just pregnant women who need to worry.<p>Up till now, the focus of Zika virus research has been on its affects on fetal brain development and the measures pregnant women can take to avoid infection. Now, the first study has been published documenting the affects of Zika on adult brains, using …

Alcohol's cancer risks outweigh any health benefits, study shows

Drinking alcohol is a direct cause of at least seven forms of cancer, and the more you drink, the higher your risk, a new analysis found.<p>The report’s …

January 2016

Est de l'Ukraine : "nous sommes fatigués de trembler"

Dans l’Est de l’Ukraine, la ville de Debaltseve contrôlée par les forces de Kiev, est encerclée par les séparatistes prorusses, affirment les rebelles. Ce combat pour cette localité stratégique s’est étendue à d’autres villes de la zone, selon notre reporter Sergio Cantone qui s’est rendu dans …

One Scientist's Race To Help Microbes Help You

The rate of recent discoveries about the human microbiome has been dizzying. And Rob Knight wants to crank up the pace.<p>One of the top scientists in a field that's discovering possible bacterial influences on everything from diabetes to depression, Knight was also co-founder of a massive citizen …

La Lituanie s'apprête à entrer dans la zone euro

Les porte-monnaies des Lituaniens se vident de leurs Litas.<br>La devise nationale vit ses derniers jours, avec l’adhésion à l’euro au premier janvier 2015.<br>Le petit Etat de quelque 3 millions d’habitants deviendra ainsi le 19ème membre de la zone euro.<br>La Lituanie avait toutefois choisi d’indexer sa …

Le Musée des Confluences inauguré à Lyon

Posé sur la pointe d’une presqu‘île, cerné par le Rhône et la Saône, le bien nommé Musée des Confluences ouvre enfin ses portes à “la Confluence”, quartier lyonnais prisé par les architectes.<p>Le bâtiment, conçu par le cabinet autrichien Coop Himmelb(l)au, se présente comme la rencontre entre un …