Mind & Body

Longevity Hacks
longevity hacks

To prevent heart disease, Americans should embrace this underrated carb

Well, most of us.

longevity hacks

Your mom's most annoying advice is actually the mental health hack you need

For a happier and healthier life, eat your fruits and vegetables.

Longevity hacks

One change to your TV-watching routine may keep you healthier longer

That Netflix binge-watching habit may come back to haunt you.

Longevity hacks

How fast we age may hinge on one little mineral

The Goldilocks effect, biology style.

Longevity Hacks

Pizza test reveals a weird link between diet and immune cells

This is what happens when the “powerhouse of the cell” gets salty.

Longevity hacks

You only need 10 minutes to massively benefit from this type of workout

You can make time for this.

Longevity hacks

How many hours of exercise do you need? Study finds new optimal number

Turns out we need (much) more exercise than recommended by the government for heart health.

Longevity hacks

Keep your gut bacteria happy by eating more of these 5 food groups

Study confirms what we suspected about inflammation and the gut microbiome

Longevity hacks

Scientists calculate the number of take-out meals that increase chance of death

On the bright side, the quality of “outside” food has improved over time.

Longevity hacks

Longevity hack: Study supports an extra workout perk from coffee

Coffee before exercise helps you feel the burn (literally).

Longevity hacks

Longevity hack: One kind of food might be risky for brain health

To keep your brain healthy, avoid this staple of Western diets.

Longevity hacks

Gut discovery explains another crucial aspect of health

Cells that help us absorb nutrients change based on what we eat.

Leg Day Observer
Leg Day Observer

Why are weightlifters so short? The height-lifting connection, explained

Is it better for weightlifters to be tall or short? The answer is more complicated than you think.

Leg Day Observer

Why butts are the “Trojan horse” way to get healthy

Don't underestimate the butt.

Leg Day Observer

Bodyweight workouts: How to skip the gym and still get fit

These no (or very minimal) equipment workouts can still get you strong.

Leg Day Observer

Why weight lifters need to pay more attention to their feet

A foot can't grow like a bicep, but it can become stronger.

Leg Day Observer

Need to take a weight lifting break? Use these ‘eccentric’ exercises instead

All exercises contain three phases of movements.

Leg Day Observer

Can you lift weights too much? How to get stronger, sustainably

In a technical sense, it’s impossible to lift too much. But over time it’s unavoidable.

Leg Day Observer

How to solve the muscle problem that’s coming for us all

Leg Day Observer

Can athletes weight lift too much? Tom Brady’s workouts trigger a debate

Most in the NFL workout with serious weight — except the league's most famous player.

Leg Day Observer

How to keep weight lifting, even when life gets in the way

You can create a workout plan compatible with your schedule.

Leg Day Observer

Intermediate lifters: Why the awkward stage of strength can mean freedom

Knowing even if you're an intermediate weight lifter is half the challenge.

Leg Day Observer

Weight lifting progress: What to do when you're ready to level up

Progress becomes more complicated when you're no longer a beginner — but the next stage is more fun.

Leg Day Observer

A beginner's guide to weight lifting: How to get started and what to expect

The choice is easy and there’s no downside.

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Covid-19

How the common cold can prevent Covid-19 infection

The common cold could prime your immune system for a Covid-19 battle.

Hot Vax Summer

What to do if your Covid-19 vaccine plan goes wrong

Missed the window for your second shot? Forgot your card? We got you.

Mind and Body

Covid-19 long-haulers: despite vaccinations, long Covid still lingers

While symptoms clear up for many in a couple of weeks. For others, the symptoms can linger long after the infection passes.

Mind and Body

A new coronavirus is spreading through dogs and humans

Scientists have found a new canine coronavirus in a handful of people hospitalized with pneumonia.

Mind and Body

These 4 habits are the key to a better post-pandemic life

As we approach the post-pandemic world, we need new ways to adjust to a new world

The Inverse Review

Sweet Tooth is a pandemic post-apocalypse literally nobody asked for

Even if it wasn’t coming way too soon, Netflix’s new sci-fi series would still be a dud.

Mind and Body

How to deal with your post-pandemic anxiety, according to experts

The CDC changed its guidance on masks before some became ready to change.

Mind and Body

Aerosol transmission: 4 reasons why we’re not ready to fight future outbreaks

dreamscape

The wild story behind one man’s fight to prove there is life on Mars

Plus: How five lines of code could revolutionize artificial intelligence.

Mind and Body

Your post-vaccination Covid-19 dreams aren't just in your head

An expert explains why people are having weird dreams after getting their shot.

The Inverse Review

Netflix’s Oxygen is the first great sci-fi movie of the Covid-19 pandemic

Gravity meets Buried in this French survival thriller.

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You need to watch the best sci-fi pandemic movie on Netflix ASAP

The Handmaid’s Tale meets Contagion in this 2019 dystopian movie.

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Seared

How pumpkin spice flavor was created in a lab

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How to make scientifically perfect ice cream

It's all about balancing the equation.

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How yeast makes bread bubbly and delicious

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How to make fluffy, delectable meringue using science

A scientific look at the power of eggs.

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The Science Behind Crunchy Fried Chicken

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How flavor chemists designed the controversial pumpkin spice

A little nutmeg has caused so much drama.

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How to create the perfect scoop of ice cream — with science

When one element goes up, the other must come down.

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Mastering sourdough with the science of yeast

How to use the magic microorganisms that make bread rise to create a golden brown loaf.

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Why science is so important for the decadent pavlova

Pavlovas are a decidedly retro dessert named after a Russian ballerina.

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How to get the crunchiest, juiciest fried chicken using science

A food scientist lays out the process of “flash evaporation” to achieve a crispy, dry exterior with a satisfying bite.

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Beer + Chicken = Slammable Chicken

Cooking with beer can be easy — if you follow a few basic scientific laws.

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How to turn the volume way up on a classic ceviche using science

A culinary scientist talks about the power of cooking with acid in the kitchen.

calorie-free

Intermittent fasting may not offer dramatic benefits — here’s why

What defines success depends on who you ask.

New Leaf

How teen marijuana use may alter the shape of the brain

New research finds “cannabis is indeed having some sort of an effect on this neuro-maturation process.”

Fact check

Five dangerous fentanyl myths debunked by science

A new study reinforces the “need for science” in law enforcement training.

Mental Health

Prince Harry's therapy on Apple TV+ reveals a hard truth about trauma

The brain is really very good at quickly adapting to critical stress. Unlearning it? Well, that can take years .

Covid-19

How the common cold can prevent Covid-19 infection

The common cold could prime your immune system for a Covid-19 battle.

Hot Vax Summer

What to do if your Covid-19 vaccine plan goes wrong

Missed the window for your second shot? Forgot your card? We got you.

longevity hacks

To prevent heart disease, Americans should embrace this underrated carb

Well, most of us.

Sunday Scaries

Brain study explains why only some people want to look into the future

“We're living in a world our brains didn't evolve for.”

Vaxxed and waxed

The sexiest summer of your life has one burning problem

Detox

Do antidepressants hurt sex drive? Scientists split fact from fiction

Antidepressants can be lifesaving. But some men with depression are worried about the sexual side effects.

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5 science-backed secrets for better sleep

Cooling blankets, screen time, and more.

It's a gas

The solution to treatment-resistant depression may be in your dentist’s office

A new study shows a cousin of ketamine could be an extremely effective antidepressant.