• So Many Diets, Which to Choose?

    January usually centers around New Year’s resolutions, which often involve weight loss. This is not surprising given that 39.8% of the US population is considered overweight or obese, with the prevalence of both only expected to increase in the coming years. Weight loss resolutions are certainly a boon to gyms across the country, leading to […]
  • What can we learn from a fitness magazine from March 1938? – Part 01

    I’ve had a personal interest in fitness, and bodybuilding in particular, since I was a child. Besides the important parts related to practicing good nutrition and actually working out, I’ve also always been keen to read up on the subject. This reading not only involved learning about the science of working out and all that […]
  • New Cellphone Technology Can Detect HIV

    Investigators at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed a portable and affordable cellphone-based diagnostic tool to detect HIV, which can have profound implications in developing countries and other resource-limited areas. The novel platform is described in a paper published in Nature Communications. Detecting HIV as early as possible after infection is essential. It helps […]
  • Get a free copy of A Story About My Uncle for Steam!

    We’re giving away FREE copies of A Story About My Uncle for 48 hours in the Humble Store! This promotion is available from Thursday, January 10 at 10 a.m. Pacific time to Saturday, January 12 at 10 a.m. Pacific time or while supplies last. Here’s the link! FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What’s this? It’s a free game from your friends […]
  • Large number of repeated radio signals coming from galaxy 1.5 billion light years away!

    It’s not aliens until it’s aliens. A Fast Radio Burst, or FRB, is a high-energy astrophysical phenomenon first discovered in 2007.  It’s manifested as a transient radio pulse lasting a few milliseconds on average, with no known cause or origin. What’s most interesting is that up until the reporting of this new story in the […]
  • Popular Food Additive Linked to Celiac Disease

    Celiac disease is a rare autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1% of the US population, though the condition is suspected to be underdiagnosed because some people do not develop the characteristic gastrointestinal symptoms associated with the disease, such as diarrhea and weight loss. In people with celiac disease, exposure to gluten (eg, from eating wheat, […]
  • Why I Drink Silver Tea

    I make a drink that my mom has dubbed, “silver tea.” That’s really a misnomer because there’s no tea in it. It’s just a combination of hot water and a splash of milk. Might sound gross but I like it, though it was a drink that was borne out of need–or want–for me. I first […]
  • Pay what you want for The Humble Book Bundle: Digital Cameras & Photography by Wiley

    The Humble Book Bundle: Digital Cameras & Photography by Wiley Here’s the link! More awesome ebooks for you. We’ve teamed up with Wiley for our newest bundle! Get ebooks like Nikon D3200 Digital Field Guide, Kevin Kubota’s Lighting Notebook: 101 Lighting Styles and Setups for Digital Photographers, Zen of Postproduction: Stress-Free Photography Workflow and Editing, All Access: Your Backstage Pass […]
  • What to Look for in a Gym in 2019 – Three Keys

    Although you’ll see countless articles related to this topic, I’m going to keep the advice here quick and simple. I’ve been working out now for over three decades and have had the pleasure to work out at a wide variety of home-based and commercial gyms in all types of environments. Yes, even on a cruise […]
  • The Most Notable The New York Times Illustrations in 2018

    The New York Times posted their picks for the most notable print and online illustrations to appear in their publication in 2018. They pared down the thousands submitted to the ones that were “conveying emotion, creating space for thought, adding depth to subjects that may feel at once both too complex and overly familiar.” You […]
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