Do you get terribly angry at people when you’re really hungry? Do you know anyone who’s behaving that way when they’re hungry? It turns out it’s perfectly normal for some people to act that way, and they can’t help themselves. More →
Think you know how many calories you need to burn to lose a pound? If you answered 3,500 calories, you’re wrong, new research shows. More →
We keep associating the heart with love, but the fact is that the brain is actually in charge of all our emotions. The brain does the heavy lifting before, during and after a relationship, and new studies have looked at what happens in the brain after a breakup. More →
Nike has an awesome new sneaker design ready for people with disabilities that makes it easier than every for them to take their shoes on and off. The new zipper is meant to help any disabled individual get those shoes off and on quickly, without having to waste time or fight with traditional shoelaces or zippers that might be otherwise harder to operate. The Zoom Soldier 8 Flyease sneaker, shown in the image above, has a wraparound zipper system that lets the wearer open the show with just one hand, at which point he or she could remove the shoe without much physical effort. More →
You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about why our hands are so weirdly shaped, but there are scientists who devote plenty of time to the matter. In fact, there are several theories out there that explain why human hands are shaped differently than a primate’s as part of our quest for a better understanding our evolution. More →
Every day, millions of workers around the globe reluctantly wake up to their alarm clocks, hit snooze repeatedly, and sleepily head into work where they effectively sit motionless for 8 hours. Sure, everyone has to earn a living, but the monotony of the ole’ 9-5, coupled with the stress and horrible lifestyle habits that tend to accompany an office job can literally take years off of your life.
From deep-fried Snickers to deep-fried Oreos, there are no shortage of fried food items that don’t quite make much sense. A deep-fried Big Mac, though? Well, we can certainly get behind that.
Are you looking to live a healthier lifestyle and maybe lose a few pounds? You could try some complex medical procedures and wild weight loss miracles, or you could go for a more balanced approach, one that includes exercise and better managing your food intake – there are apps to help out with that. Eating healthier is easier said than done though, so what better way to understand your next meal than by checking out what additives look like before being mixed with your food. More →
Though often exaggerated in popular culture, the old stereotype about gamers being overweight isn’t entirely without merit. A 2009 study, for instance, found that gamers do, in fact, tend to be on the heavier side of the scale relative to the population at large.
But might it be possible for video games to actually help gamers lose weight? Researchers at the University of Exeter believe so, as evidenced by a new study which shows that certain types of mental training can directly result in gamers consuming up to 220 fewer calories each day. Over time, that amounts to nearly two pounds of weight loss per month.
Weight loss is an important yet delicate matter to people looking to shed some of that extra weight. There are many “miracle” solutions that don’t exactly work, and there are plenty methods to do it properly. Watching what you eat and exercising properly will certainly help, though it may take discipline and time to see results. However, people who want instant results should know there’s a new medical procedure that lets doctors eliminate some of your fat by freezing it. More →
California has passed an important and controversial new bill that mandates that all children should be vaccinated in order to attend school, regardless of their parents’ personal or religious beliefs. More →
There’s no clear answer to that question. Some studies suggest that the abundance of plastic around us may have negative effects on the male reproductive system, but the problem with these studies is that there’s too much plastic in our lives to enable completely believable research. More →