Why Are You So Smart? Thank Your Mom & Your Difficult Birth

A reconstructed skeleton of Lucy, the famous human ancestor. By 3.2 million years ago, Australopithecines were walking upright, imposing strict limits on the size of the female pelvis.Cleveland Museum of Natural History Looking around our planet today, it’s hard not to be struck by humanity’s uniqueness. We are the only species around that writes books, […]

One Twin Exercises, the Other Doesn’t

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Photo Identical twins in Finland who shared the same sports and other physical activities as youngsters but different exercise habits as adults soon developed quite different bodies and brains, according to a fascinating new study that highlights the extent to which exercise shapes our health, even in people who have identical genes […]

The Truth About the Post-Workout Beer

Exactly what alcohol does to athletic performance By: Devon Jackson If you exercise, chances are you also drink. I know this because according to a new study from Northwestern Medicine, people tend to drink more alcohol on the days they’ve exercised. Especially beer. It could be because we reward ourselves with a post-run brewski, or […]

How To Stop Worrying

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging. There is a way to overcome worry that doesn’t involve alcohol or a straitjacket. The answer is thousands of years old — but now science is validating those ancient ideas. You’ve probably even heard of it: […]

The link between emotions and health

Our emotional and physical health are inextricably linked. Whether we’re happy or sad, our bodies respond physically to the way we think, feel and act. Anastasia Stephens finds out how. The argument you’ve just had with your lover has left your blood boiling. You phone a friend, who makes light of it and, before long, […]

Fat and Sugar: the Best and Worst of

By Anna Medaris Miller Jonny Bowden was a true anti-fat believer. He would send egg white omelets back to the kitchen if the plate carried even a trace of yolk “because,” he says, “I knew I was going to get a heart attack.” That was back in 1991. Today, the tables have turned. In the […]

Crawling Questions

by Tim Anderson Just some answers to a few crawling questions… Should you crawl for extended periods of time? Yes. Yes, you should – if you want to, and if your body is ready to. However, for some, crawling may actually be too far “down stream” for their bodies. Some people are not actually ready […]