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Longevity Hacks
Longevity Hacks

Does gut health affect weight? A new study reveals critical new data

Healthy weight loss may have less to do with limiting what you eat, and more to do with what you eat.

Longevity Hacks

Want to get better at exercising? Scientists endorse these 2 fitness hacks

New research endorses choosing specific goals and pushing yourself to start immediately.

Longevity Hacks

What is the healthiest sugary drink? It’s complicated.

A new sugar study may influence what you drink next.

Longevity Hacks

Scientists discover one kind of friend is best for brain health

And it costs zero dollars.

Longevity hacks

Scientists discover an unexpected connection between gut and heart health

Here’s another reason to not go keto.

Mind and Body

The thin line between intermittent fasting and eating disorders

The problem’s lynchpin is the difference between what scientists expect and what people actually do.

Longevity hacks

Scientists find the best time to eat protein for muscle growth

Getting swole can be a matter of meal timing.

Longevity hacks

The invisible exercise that might count more than your workout

Our “hidden” exercise matters more than we think

Longevity Hacks

This colorful diet is linked to better brain health and memory

Eat the rainbow to lower chances of cognitive decline.

Longevity hacks

One type of exercise reliably lowers your risk of death, scientists say

Biking decreases the risk of mortality for those with diabetes, reports a new study. Scientists say this benefit is likely to be seen by all cyclists.

Longevity hacks

One gut-healthy diet can calm inflammation

“That was absolutely incredible result, and I think probably better than anyone had really anticipated.”

Longevity hacks

One change at work could boost your health and productivity

Iceland experiment reveals to work better, you should work less.

Leg Day Observer
Leg Day Observer

Is grip strength important for weight lifting? 3 facts you need to know

Here's how to improve one of the most important elements of weight lifting.

Leg Day Observer

Why gaining weight when lifting weights isn’t a problem

Here are three questions weight lifters need to ask.

Leg Day Observer

The one piece of equipment you need to achieve strength, cardio, and health

Kettlebells are a deceptively simple way to get fit.

Leg Day Observer

Olympic weightlifting 2021: How to become a fan, before it’s too late

The Tokyo Games may be the Olympics’ last waltz with the barbell. Here’s how to watch it.

Leg Day Observer

How to choose the right weight lifting shoes

Leg day observer

How sore is too sore? What every weight lifter needs to know

While soreness can be brutal, it’s not exactly pain.

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.

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Covid-19 vaccine booster shot: Schedule, side-effects, concerns, and effectiveness

Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 booster shots are set to be released to the U.S. public. Here's everything you need to know.

Mask up

This psychological trick could get people to follow Covid-19 rules

“The advocacy-mindfulness combination is so powerful because it makes people think about their own behavior.”

Third dose?

Covid-19 booster shots: 9 questions and science-backed answers

Your questions about the third dose, answered.

Sunday Scaries

Coronavirus vaccines found to cause an overlooked, positive outcome

New results reveal an unintended consequence of vaccine rollout.

Fact-check

Swollen balls and impotency: Fact-checking Covid-19 vaccine claims

There’s no evidence “that any of the Covid-19 vaccines available in the U.S. negatively impact male fertility.”

Mind and Body

Five reasons why gardening is great for your health

Get out there and garden.

explainer

Antibody-resistant Covid-19: How it works

Here’s how antibodies stop spike proteins from unlocking your cells.

Sunday Scaries

Four mental health strategies learned during Covid-19

This long pandemic has ignited cascading effects.

winter is coming

6 lessons from a weird, horny summer to stay safe during Delta winter

Covid-19

How worried should you be about Lambda? 7 critical facts about the variant

Researchers don't yet have all the answers, but they do know how to best protect yourself from infection.

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Spit take: a cheap new at-home Covid-19 test wants your saliva

A new detection device will keep a watchful eye on Covid-19 variants for as little as $3.

Cover Your Cough

5 visuals that show why masks are so effective

Here's how we know masks work to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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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.

Seared

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.

Gut check
Longevity Hacks

Does gut health affect weight? A new study reveals critical new data

Healthy weight loss may have less to do with limiting what you eat, and more to do with what you eat.

Stomach secrets

6 actions to boost your microbiome for a healthier life

It won’t just be your stomach that thanks you.

Gut Feeling

7 hidden health reasons to restore gut microbiota

Thanks to the gut-brain connection, your whole self will benefit from a flourishing microbiome.

Gut check

Scientists discover a “mind-blowing” link between gut health and age reversal

“By restoring health in the microbiome we’re able to reverse age-related cognitive deficits,” scientists say about their new study in mice.

Longevity hacks

One gut-healthy diet can calm inflammation

“That was absolutely incredible result, and I think probably better than anyone had really anticipated.”

Gut rut

A link between fungi and gut health may mean a treatment for inflammation

Scientists find “sophisticated communication” between fungi and our immune system.

Inverse Daily

The best way to prepare raw chicken, according to science

Plus: Richard Branson triumphs in Virgin Galactic flight and scientists discover a fresh link between diet, the gut microbiome, and disease.

Eat your beans

A link between the gut and diet may mean a cure for an incurable disease

“The hypothesis has always been that bacterial composition is tightly linked to diet.”

24 hour pharmacy

The military is funding a "living pharmacy" scientists can stick inside you

The device will use genetically engineered, light-sensitive cells to hack your body’s natural processes.

Gut feeling

How fasting changes your gut microbiome

The timing of eating matters.

Going back

What ancient feces can tell us about our modern diet

A new analysis reveals the gut microbiome we may have lost for good.

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

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Why anti-vaxxers are twisting the facts behind the Chantix recall

Pfizer recalled Chantix. Anti-vaxxers felt vindicated. Here’s why they’re wrong.

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Covid-19 vaccine booster shot: Schedule, side-effects, concerns, and effectiveness

Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 booster shots are set to be released to the U.S. public. Here's everything you need to know.

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This psychological trick could get people to follow Covid-19 rules

“The advocacy-mindfulness combination is so powerful because it makes people think about their own behavior.”

know yourself

Male infertility is on the rise, experts say. Here’s what you need to know.

Male infertility is more complex and common than you might think.

Longevity Hacks

Does gut health affect weight? A new study reveals critical new data

Healthy weight loss may have less to do with limiting what you eat, and more to do with what you eat.

Sunday Scaries

Coronavirus vaccines found to cause an overlooked, positive outcome

New results reveal an unintended consequence of vaccine rollout.

Heartening

The unexpected connection between the brain, heart, and stories

Just listen.

Fact-check

Swollen balls and impotency: Fact-checking Covid-19 vaccine claims

There’s no evidence “that any of the Covid-19 vaccines available in the U.S. negatively impact male fertility.”

Detox

What causes Muscle Dysmorphia? Symptoms, treatment, and more

An apparent rise in Muscle Dysmorphia among men is worrying experts because the disorder can be dangerous

Sunday Scaries

The psychological concept that may change how you process your emotions

Meet mental life.

Mind and Body

One surprising way using a smartphone strengthens your brain

The pandemic has made us more reliant on smartphones. What does that mean for us?

Leg Day Observer

Is grip strength important for weight lifting? 3 facts you need to know

Here's how to improve one of the most important elements of weight lifting.