How To Enjoy The Holidays Without Looking Like Santa's Stunt Double

Don’t look now, but they’re baaack! No, not the terminators, the holidays! That’s right!! It’s that (most wonderful) time of the year! The time of year when we should take time to reflect, be grateful and even joyful! Of course, just about all of us are rushing to get in the attic, the garage and… Continue reading How To Enjoy The Holidays Without Looking Like Santa's Stunt Double

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Ice Baths Not So Hot For Building or Repairing Muscle

Ice baths are one of the hot trends in the fitness world right now, especially among athletes. Heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill and tennis player Andy Murray are among a growing number of pro athletes who use ice baths, mostly for recovery purposes. There’s even one “fitness pro” who’s built an entire empire on ice baths. Some… Continue reading Ice Baths Not So Hot For Building or Repairing Muscle

Concussion Changes How Information Flows Within The Brain

Damage from concussion alters the way information is transmitted between the two halves of the brain, according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Research has shown that the corpus callosum, a bundle of nerve fibers that carries signals between the brain’s left and… Continue reading Concussion Changes How Information Flows Within The Brain

Brush Your Teeth, Protect Your Heart

Kids grow up hearing “brush your teeth” repeated over and over by mom, dad, the dentist and lots of other folks. While I never understood why the dentist was trying to put himself out of work, it’s perfectly understandable why mom and dad would say it. Dental work is expensive! Now, new science is backing… Continue reading Brush Your Teeth, Protect Your Heart

New Football Helmet Material May Reduce Head Injuries

While it is unlikely that concussions and the risk of head injuries will ever be completely eliminated from football and other contact sports, scientists at the University of California Santa Barbara, the US Army Research Laboratory and HRL Laboratories report that they’ve developed a material that might significantly reduce those risks. The material is composed… Continue reading New Football Helmet Material May Reduce Head Injuries

Poverty and an Unhealthy Gut

Social justice, in particular the “war on poverty,” may have a brand new front: the human gut. More specifically, human gut microbiome. Suzanne Ishaq and her colleagues at the University of Oregon have just published an essay arguing this in the journal PLOS Biology. In their essay, they point out that poverty creates increased risk… Continue reading Poverty and an Unhealthy Gut

Ducks, Rows And Drunk Squirrels

Have you ever felt like this? Of course you have! Every one of us has had moments, days, even lifetimes that feel this way. Life in our modern, high-speed, hyper-connected, 24/7 world can shake your foundations, bust your rows and scatter your proverbial ducks. It can leave you feeling like your nice, organized ducks have… Continue reading Ducks, Rows And Drunk Squirrels

The First Step In Learning From Failure

All the things you hear about learning from failure are true. It can make you better and lead to success later on! Maybe. IF, and only if you own your failures. Completely. Without reservation. Own them, analyze them and see where YOU can get better, do better, lead batter. Blaming a lack of resources, random… Continue reading The First Step In Learning From Failure

Take Diet Pills Now For An Eating Disorder Later

If you’re a young woman who doesn’t have an eating disorder now, but really wants one, there might be a simple way to get it! Diet pills and laxatives! There’s no guarantee, but according to the good folks over at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and at Boston Children’s Hospital, it’s probably a… Continue reading Take Diet Pills Now For An Eating Disorder Later