What can genetic testing really tell you?

Once difficult and expensive even for the most technologically advanced labs, genetic testing is fast becoming a cheap and easy consumer product. With a little spit and 200 dollars, you can find out your risk for everything from cystic fibrosis to lactose intolerance.

Is it actually healthy to stop eating red meat?

Is it actually healthy to stop eating red meat?

We all hear about how bad red meat is for both the planet’s health and our own. Planet-wise, there’s no argument: The detrimental effects of greenhouse gases from livestock production on the earth’s atmosphere can’t be overlooked.

Is it possible to boost your immune system?

Is it possible to boost your immune system?

Everyone wants to be that person that never gets sick. The one at the office who somehow skips out on the plague that’s traveling from cubicle to cubicle, or the one that doesn’t come down with a cold even when their entire family falls victim. How do they do it?

Is there a single food that you can survive on forever?

Is there a single food that you can survive on forever?

For all of 2016, Andrew Taylor ate only potatoes. There were a few caveats: He ate both white potatoes and sweet ones, and sometimes mixed in soymilk, tomato sauce, salt and herbs. But, overall, he ate potatoes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This protein makes your heart fit without actually exercising it

This protein makes your heart fit without actually exercising it

It’s no secret that exercise makes your heart bigger in a healthy way, helping it to pump blood more efficiently and lessening the potential for heart failure. Figuring out a way to mimic the way exercise manages to do this could be an extremely beneficial way to treat certain types of heart conditions.

Is it safe to take expired medication?

Is it safe to take expired medication?

The bottle of NyQuil always seems to be grimy, faded, and buried beneath layers of toiletries when you come down with a sudden cold. Tired and sniffling, you peer at the label. The medication expired six months ago. At that moment, it’s easy to question the number printed on the bottle: How solid is that expiration date, exactly?

These scientists think peace and quiet should be a human right.

These scientists think peace and quiet should be a human right.

Step onto the streets of New York or any other major city and you will be greeted with a barrage of noise. It might come from car horns, sirens, barking dogs, jackhammers, or any number of other sources. But whatever you’re hearing, it’s unlikely you can escape it.

Fitness trackers can be addictive—and dangerous

Fitness trackers can be addictive—and dangerous

Katherine Schreiber and Leslie Sim are experts on exercise addiction who believe that tech advances encourage obsessive goal monitoring. Schreiber and Sim loathe wearable tech. “It’s the worst,” Schreiber says. “The dumbest thing in the world,” says Sim.

A standing desk for $105 off? I’d buy it.

A standing desk for $105 off? I’d buy it.

If you’ve been thinking about getting a standing desk—and building your own versionseems like too much of an ordeal—this 35-inch wide FlexiSpot option is on sale for 30 percent off.

What can genetic testing really tell you?

Once difficult and expensive even for the most technologically advanced labs, genetic testing is fast becoming a cheap and easy consumer product. With a little spit and 200 dollars, you can find out your risk for everything from cystic fibrosis to lactose intolerance.

Is it actually healthy to stop eating red meat?

Is it actually healthy to stop eating red meat?

We all hear about how bad red meat is for both the planet’s health and our own. Planet-wise, there’s no argument: The detrimental effects of greenhouse gases from livestock production on the earth’s atmosphere can’t be overlooked.

Is it possible to boost your immune system?

Is it possible to boost your immune system?

Everyone wants to be that person that never gets sick. The one at the office who somehow skips out on the plague that’s traveling from cubicle to cubicle, or the one that doesn’t come down with a cold even when their entire family falls victim. How do they do it?

Is there a single food that you can survive on forever?

Is there a single food that you can survive on forever?

For all of 2016, Andrew Taylor ate only potatoes. There were a few caveats: He ate both white potatoes and sweet ones, and sometimes mixed in soymilk, tomato sauce, salt and herbs. But, overall, he ate potatoes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This protein makes your heart fit without actually exercising it

This protein makes your heart fit without actually exercising it

It’s no secret that exercise makes your heart bigger in a healthy way, helping it to pump blood more efficiently and lessening the potential for heart failure. Figuring out a way to mimic the way exercise manages to do this could be an extremely beneficial way to treat certain types of heart conditions.

Is it safe to take expired medication?

The bottle of NyQuil always seems to be grimy, faded, and buried beneath layers of toiletries when you come down with a sudden cold. Tired and sniffling, you peer at the label. The medication expired six months ago. At that moment, it’s easy to question the number printed on the bottle: How solid is that expiration date, exactly?

These scientists think peace and quiet should be a human right.

Step onto the streets of New York or any other major city and you will be greeted with a barrage of noise. It might come from car horns, sirens, barking dogs, jackhammers, or any number of other sources. But whatever you’re hearing, it’s unlikely you can escape it.

Fitness trackers can be addictive—and dangerous

Katherine Schreiber and Leslie Sim are experts on exercise addiction who believe that tech advances encourage obsessive goal monitoring. Schreiber and Sim loathe wearable tech. “It’s the worst,” Schreiber says. “The dumbest thing in the world,” says Sim.

A standing desk for $105 off? I’d buy it.

If you’ve been thinking about getting a standing desk—and building your own versionseems like too much of an ordeal—this 35-inch wide FlexiSpot option is on sale for 30 percent off.

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