A sleep expert gives the best tips for falling asleep quicker

Sleep expert Matthew Walker describes the perfect conditions for falling asleep quicker. Following is a transcript of the video. Matthew Walker: My name is Matthew Walker. I am a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California Berkeley and I am the author of the book, “Why We Sleep.” What are things that we […]

Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill

Colin Campbell, shown last month in his home near Los Angeles, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease — ALS — eight years ago. He gets Medicare because of his disability, but was incorrectly told by several agencies that he couldn’t use it for home care. Instead, he pays $4,000 a month for those services. Heidi […]

What gaining and shedding weight does to our body

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This Bodyweight Workout Proves You Don’t Need Weights to Build Bigger Quads

The goal here is cumulative volume. As the workout progresses, you’ll have to perform more reps with less rest. As the work-rest-ratio shortens and the total amount of reps increases, you will feel a leg pump that parallels any heavy lifting session—with way less impact on your joints. Here’s what you’ll do: Start your stopwatch, […]

Eating This One Food Before 8 a.m. Could Flatten Your Belly

© Andrii Kobryn/Shutterstock It’s no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day—especially if you want to slim down. But not all breakfasts are created equal. Loading your plate with these fattening breakfast foods can ruin your diet and derail your goals, nutritionists say. Instead, experts recommend starting each day with a […]

Netflix’s Altered Carbon Asks: Can Humans Handle Becoming Gods?

  All Images: Netflix Netflix’s Altered Carbon looks a hell of a lot like Blade Runner. That isn’t a surprise—after all, Blade Runner is the father of modern cyberpunk. But Altered Carbon is something all its own. Because in the new scifi series, the biggest threat to humanity isn’t artificial intelligence—it’s immortality. I had the […]

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative

Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses — and careers — are often built on. Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the power of music to be more creative.  Researchers at Radboud University split subjects into five groups, with each group randomly […]

Types of mild psoriasis: Treatment, symptoms, and pictures

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Rats Are Finally Off The Hook For Causing The Black Plague

uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/rat-uproxx.jpg?quality=100&w=173 173w”> UPROXX/Shutterstock As we have all learned in high school, rats cause outbreaks of the Black Plague. The plague lives in fleas, which live on rats, and when those fleas jump to humans and bite them, you’ve got plague. This is so well accepted that we currently blame prairie dogs for plague outbreaks. But […]

What too much salt can do to your brain

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Gut bacteria linked to cataclysmic epidemic that wiped out 16th-century Mexico

Enlarge / Entrance of Hernan Cortes into Mexico In the wake of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1521, waves of epidemics slammed Mexico. By 1576, the population, which had been more than 20 million before the Spanish arrived, had crashed to two million. One brutal outbreak in 1545 was estimated to have […]

This Is The Bizarre Side Effect 1 In 100 People Experience During Sex

© Chris Black / Getty Images Chris Black / Getty Images Sex headaches are no joke. Here, doctors explain why they happen and how to deal. As your sexual arousal ramps up on the trippy journey to orgasm, pleasure is probably the only thing on your mind. Unfortunately, for some people, pain interrupts the party. […]

Supermarket chain to ban plastic packaging within 5 years

Iceland, a major British supermarket chain, has pledged to stop packaging its own products in plastic within five years. The company, which has 900 stores and specializes in frozen foods, will replace plastic packaging with materials such as paper, cellulose, glass and metal. The substitutes, which include existing recyclable and biodegradable materials, will be used […]

A new study can help us understand how creative people make unexpected connections

Some creative types stand out from the crowd. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be considered a trait that everyone – not just creative “geniuses” like Picasso and Steve Jobs – possesses in some capacity. It’s not just your […]

The philosophical case for going vegan is about pleasure—not preachiness

Taste the rainbow. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick) “Of course reading and thinking are important but, my God, food is important too.” These are the words of philosopher Iris Murdoch, and I am inclined to agree with her. Food is not just important to our health and our pleasure, but because it helps define the kind of […]

Our Bodies Could Be Treating a Western Diet Like It Was a Dangerous Infection

The immune system responds to a fast food diet in much the same way as it does to a bacterial infection, according to a study on mice, raising new questions about just how damaging regular trips to burger and pizza chains could be to our health. Mice fed the equivalent of a “Western diet” high […]

Add an Extra 7 Years to Your Life by Doing These 3 Things

A new study has quantified the benefits of a healthy lifestyle like never before: For the first time, scientists have linked three behaviors—not smoking, maintaining a normal weight, and moderate alcohol consumption—to seven additional years of life. The research, published in Health Affairs, also found that those additional years are spent mostly in good health […]

A Full-Body Strengthening Workout That Doesn’t Require a Single Weight

No fancy equipment required. Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn University Montgomery. Body weight moves—exercises that use the weight of your own body as resistance, and that’s it—can be just as effective as ones done with […]

High tech beauty trends that will change your skin

The largest consumer electronics trade show, formerly called Consumer Electronics Show and now solely known as CES, is happening in Las Vegas this week, with Quartz reporters reporting for a special edition of the Daily Brief—but it’s not just robo-cars and virtual reality. CES is an opportunity for companies in the cosmetics and skincare industry […]