I’ve always been fascinated by placebos. It’s the greatest example of “believe it, and it will be true”. This self-manipulation can actually become addicting, and placebo addicts will have withdrawal symptoms from their sugar pills. I’m sure at that stage, if you were tell them it was fake, they simple wouldn’t believe you. But if […]
Seeing animals adapt to changing, urban conditions is incredibly fascinating. Just as humans will find a way to deal evolving, sometimes harsh circumstances, these crows have found a way to make gathering food easier despite human-made obstacles.
According to research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, children who have diets high in processed foods may have a lower IQ. This comes via findings from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. The study “tracks the long term health and wellbeing of around 14,000 […]
The rigors of intense exercise often take their toll. Many take ibuprofen for pain relief, expecting at least a sliver of help. According to a recent article in the LA Times, however, this may not only be untrue, but ibuprofen may me doing more harm than good. Scientist conducted a study on runners competing […]
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A $280 scanner developed by German scientists analyzes your skin to determine how healthy you are. The device reflects a beam of light against the skin and analyzes anti-oxidant levels . This will produce a health reading on scale of 1-10. According to the team, ani-oxidant levels are “affected by stress, smoking, alcohol drinking, […]
Two staples of bodybuilders and low carbers alike is chicken and broccoli. Delicious lean protein and green fiber-y goodness. How can you go wrong? One way is it gets really boring. Never fear. Our resident Italian cook extraordinaire is here to help! You will need: Chicken Breast (as many as […]
The Monash University Department of Medicine and Gastroenterology has completed an incredible study about gluten intolerance in people WITHOUT celiac disease. The study set out to determine if eating gluten would induce symptoms in people without gluten intolerance. In the experiment, 34 subjects who suffered from gastrointestinal issues, but did […]
This 64-year-old kayaked 3100 miles. By himself. He paddeled from Senegal to Northern Brazil in just under 99 days. Truly incredible. Although he could use a little extra protein in his diet. Read more about it at Wired.
While scaling buildings and jumping around parking lots is impressive, at the end of the day, it’s just for fun. This, on the other hand, is anything but. This video shows a pure application of human strength, the reason we evolved to need and desire lean muscle. Equally interesting is […]