Mind & Body

Longevity Hacks
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To 'grow young', one action matters more than others

The most powerful longevity hack has nothing to do with diet and exercise.

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Stressed out? Study pinpoints a form of exercise that relieves anxiety

Pushups, lunges, and squats build muscle and boost mood.

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Endurance exercise study illuminates the link between muscles and health

"The result is completely new."

Longevity Hacks

To improve mindfulness, sleep this many minutes extra per night

A new study adds a potentially life-changing benefit to snoozing.

The Abstract Podcast

Breaking bad: How to create positive changes that stick

In this episode, we discuss how to crush bad habits and create new routines that lead to better health.

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Science reveals the perfect time to drink coffee for a healthy metabolism

"Knowing this can have important health benefits for us all."

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One type of exercise has 6 brain boosting effects

"Exercise makes you happy and focused."

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Can baths improve your health? Scientists find a surprisingly positive effect

"Aside from diet and exercise, heat therapy might be promising."

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Exercise study pinpoints the easiest way to stay fit, even if you WFH

"When it comes to health benefits, intensity is not the only factor."

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Can weightlifting keep you from getting sick? Immunity study explains

Strong muscles may keep the immune system from running out of steam.

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Exercise counteracts a dangerous effect of air pollution

"Exercise should be promoted even in polluted areas."

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One diet can cut the risk of death by over 10% — study

"Now, more than ever, it’s important that we keep our bodies as healthy as we possibly can."

Leg Day Observer
Leg Day Observer

Why cheating on your diet could be exactly what you need

Holiday eating doesn't have to be a source of anxiety.

Leg Day Observer

Meditation and weightlifting: An odd couple that’s so very right

A close look shows how enmeshed the two practices really are.

Leg Day Observer

Air Force exercise study teases the recipe for enhanced performance

New research explores the power of targeted nutrition.

Mind and Body

The science of pre-workouts: What you need to know before you supplement

The best pre-workout supplement might be the one not taken.

Leg Day Observer

The protein shake and beyond: What to know about eating and exercising

The ideal post-workout meal is not so different from a pre-workout snack.

Leg Day Observer

An incredibly popular health stat might not have any muscle behind it

We all might work out more if we’re not trying to lose weight.

Leg Day Observer

The macros diet has one overlooked benefit you need to know about

The macros diet is, of course about the food you put in your body. But it's also about how it expands your mind.

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Intermittent fasting: The weird history behind powerlifting's longest-lasting diet

Its origin helps explain IF’s limits and goals, and how it evolved past an athletic curiosity.

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Home fitness: The pros and cons of going back to the gym

As gyms reopen in the US, the question is: Do we actually need them?

Leg Day Observer

Weightlifting study gives a genetic explanation for uneven gains

The uneven effects of weight training result from a complicated mix of factors.

Leg Day Observer

Weightlifting: protein supplements went mainstream — and why that's a problem

How a weird protein orgy got us here.

Leg Day Observer

The 4 best workout routines for quarantine

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Corona home workout, free yoga, mobility work, chin-up programs

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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.

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Warm and fuzzies

A pandemic-friendly guide to hugging during Covid-19: 6 tips

A simple hug could have serious consequences.

Covid safe

5 tips for staying Covid-safe this winter

Count your blessings

The skeptic's guide to gratitude in an especially brutal year

How to reap the benefits of gratitude, without sugarcoating 2020.

Vaccine Season

The Oxford vaccine reveals 1 'provocative' finding other trials are missing

"The light is getting brighter at the end of the tunnel."

Extinction Watch

Vaccinating tigers against a common pet problem could help save them

Scientists could save the Amur tiger from extinction with a vaccine.

The Abstract Podcast

Covid-19 vaccines reach new milestones, but the race is far from over

In this episode, we discuss the many hurdles that remain before vaccines will be available to the public.

Infodex

Flu vaccine 101: 2 pharmacists separate fact from fiction

Consider this piece of advice when you think about whether or not to take the flu vaccine.

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Covid-19 & masks: new data model reveals a powerful “what-if” scenario

What could have happened?

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Pfizer vaccine: what an “efficacy rate above 90%” really means

Efficacy, effectiveness – what’s the difference?

What to expect

Coronavirus vaccine side effects: What we know so far and why they happen

Why scientists aren't surprised by the side-effects of three promising vaccines.

Shot of Optimism

The Pfizer vaccine results spell good news for 2 unexpected reasons

"I think it's the first time we can say there's a light at the end of the tunnel."

spread cheer, not coronavirus

Experts give 5 tips for preventing coronavirus spread during the holidays

Eat Better
Seared

How pumpkin spice flavor was created in a lab

Covid safe

5 tips for staying Covid-safe this winter

Mind and Body

4 ways science secretly influences Thanksgiving dinner

Time to gobble-gobble up some facts.

Seared

How to make scientifically perfect ice cream

It's all about balancing the equation.

Fuel up

Eating before or after a workout depends on one lifestyle factor

It's often confusing to know when exactly it's best to eat.

Gaming

No lollygagging! Check out these tasty Elder Scrolls recipes

Leg Day Observer

Why cheating on your diet could be exactly what you need

Holiday eating doesn't have to be a source of anxiety.

Inverse Daily

What could make the humble caterpillar go blind with rage? Getting hungry

When food is scarce, the monarch butterfly caterpillar gets ugly.

Food Fight

Hangry caterpillars fight, Hunger Games style

When food becomes scarce, the monarch butterfly caterpillar gets...angry.

The Abstract Podcast

Brain food: The surprising new links between nutrition and health

In this episode, we discuss how what we eat and drink can keep our brains sane and our bodies running optimally.

Eat this, not that

The optimal diet for longevity comes down to this critical factor

When it comes to macronutrients "people need to get away from ‘unidimensional’ thinking."

Viral spread

An epidemiologist's guide to safe holiday meals during coronavirus

Here's what you should know before making your holiday plans.

Guide to gratitude

4 exercises to kickstart a gratitude habit

Gratitude is a practice. Here's how to get started.

Warm and fuzzies

A pandemic-friendly guide to hugging during Covid-19: 6 tips

A simple hug could have serious consequences.

Covid safe

5 tips for staying Covid-safe this winter

Memorable Madness

Brain study shows why sports create especially powerful memories

Critical moments during the flow of the game become etched in our memories.

Mind and Body

4 ways science secretly influences Thanksgiving dinner

Time to gobble-gobble up some facts.

Count your blessings

The skeptic's guide to gratitude in an especially brutal year

How to reap the benefits of gratitude, without sugarcoating 2020.

Vaccine Season

The Oxford vaccine reveals 1 'provocative' finding other trials are missing

"The light is getting brighter at the end of the tunnel."

Let's connect

Loneliness and hunger light up brain activity in similar ways

"The need to connect might be a basic human need."

The Abstract Podcast

Covid-19 vaccines reach new milestones, but the race is far from over

In this episode, we discuss the many hurdles that remain before vaccines will be available to the public.

Sunday Scaries

Psychologists explain how to spend Thanksgiving alone — and enjoy it

Being alone is very different from being lonely.

Infodex

Flu vaccine 101: 2 pharmacists separate fact from fiction

Consider this piece of advice when you think about whether or not to take the flu vaccine.

Fuel up

Eating before or after a workout depends on one lifestyle factor

It's often confusing to know when exactly it's best to eat.