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psychology
psychology

This Is Why Your Brain Thinks Ouija Boards Move

Psychologists recently studied the eerie phenomenon and came up with a plausible explanation.
Christian Jarrett
8.9.18
Phys Ed
Phys Ed

Your Body Type Should Not Determine How You Work Out

Somatotyping doesn't work. You’re better off experimenting with different approaches to diet and exercise, and adjusting what you do based on how your body responds.
Christian Finn
7.31.18
Phys Ed
Phys Ed

How to Lose Weight and Get Back in Shape

A personal trainer explains why you don’t need a detox, a fad diet, or a boutique workout to burn fat and build muscle.
Christian Finn
7.23.18
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

10 Things Not to Say to New Moms

Offer to drop off food that’s not available on Seamless, find something positive to say about the baby’s name—but please do not utter these phrases.
Juno DeMelo
7.11.18
nutrition
nutrition

Are Session Beers Healthier for You?

In a new study, people drank about 20 percent more beer and wine when it was labelled “super low.”
Nick Keppler
7.6.18
drinking
drinking

We Looked Into Whether Cheap Alcohol Gives You a Worse Hangover

There have been surprisingly few studies on the ingredients and production methods that define different brands of alcohol.
Mark Hay
6.28.18
You're Smarter Than That
You're Smarter Than That

Why It's So Easy for Athletes to Buy Into Junk Science

From Phiten necklaces to magic underpants, there's always a product promising to give you an edge.
Nicole Wetsman
6.7.18
Phys Ed
Phys Ed

What to Know About Taking Bodybuilding Supplements

Hardcore muscle-building powders are poorly studied and could contain risky hormones or steroids.
K. Aleisha Fetters
6.7.18
You're Smarter Than That
You're Smarter Than That

How Much Water Should I Drink?

What experts think about the ‘8 glasses a day' rule.
Karin Klein
5.22.18
You're Smarter Than That
You're Smarter Than That

Does Cryotherapy Actually Help Your Muscles Recover?

There’s hardly any evidence that freezing your body helps muscles recover.
K. Aleisha Fetters
5.11.18
mind
mind

The Bizarrely Effective Way Placebos Change Our Bodies

It's not just mind over matter.
Nina Shapiro, M.D.
5.2.18
You're Smarter Than That
You're Smarter Than That

So Really, What Are the Benefits of Probiotics?

People take probiotics for digestion, immunity, depression, you name it. We looked into whether they're worth it.
Elizabeth Brown
4.30.18