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 →
A clear plastic chip that’s no bigger than a small computer memory stick replicates the functionality of human organs and might prove to be important for the future of the pharmaceutical industry, as it could replace animal testing and speed up new drug development. More →
It’s both troubling and exciting at the same time that three 14-year-old children in Great Britain came up with an absolutely amazing condom concept, one that’s intended not only to prevent unwanted pregnancies, but also detect certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and change color to indicate when an infection is present. More →
There are millions of diabetes patients around the world who have to inject themselves with insulin on a regular basis, a procedure that’s not always comfortable for patients and their families. Many researchers are looking at ways of replacing the invasive method with something that’s more user friendly, and it looks like researchers from the University of North Carolina have come up with a smart insulin patch to replace the needle and syringe. More →
Last November, I half-jokingly said that the iPhone might be killing you softly while talking about two medical studies that detailed smartphone-related conditions. In particular, one of them said that most smartphone users might be hurting their necks by looking down at the device, especially when reading and texting. As it turns out, such heavy smartphone use does have unwanted effects on your body, including “searing headaches,” new report claims. More →
This goes to all men out there: You really should drink more coffee, regardless of whether you like it or not. In fact, if you don’t already, you might want to start right away. The coffee you drink today might help you not only manage stress better on a daily basis, but also give you strong, healthy erections. More →
iOS 9 beta 1 has revealed many hidden features that Apple didn’t even mention on stage including a slew of useful tricks that should further improve your iOS experience. In spite of extreme battery discharging, I have been using this first iOS 9 beta since Apple released it, believing until earlier today that I had pretty much figured out all the hidden tricks in this new software version.
But I just happened to have accidentally stumbled upon a great hidden feature that users with iOS 9 definitely have to check out. More →