Infomania’ worse than marijuana

BBC News 22 April 2005

Workers distracted by email and phone calls suffer a fall in IQ more than twice that found in marijuana smokers, new research has claimed.

The study for computing firm Hewlett Packard warned of a rise in “infomania”, with people becoming addicted to email and text messages.

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High-intensity interval training: Is it really the holy grail of exercise?

The Globe and Mail Feb. 17, 2014

Dr. Martin Gibala is a professor and Chair of the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University.

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High intensity interval training (HIT) is hot. In fact, it was recently crowned the top fitness trend for 2014, based on an annual worldwide survey conducted by the influential health and fitness organization, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). High intensity interval training refers to the basic concept of alternating brief periods of vigorous exercise with short periods of recovery. Serious endurance athletes have long appreciated its powerful performance benefits, but what is the scientific evidence to support claims that HIT will improve your health?

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Beholding beauty: How it’s been studied


  • People value symmetry, proportions, averageness of faces
  • There are cultural trends in what in art and music people find beautiful
  • Attractiveness may influence salary, prison sentence

Beauty. We know it when we see it, but what is it?

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Fat ‘breathed out’ of body via lungs

BBC News 16 December 2014

Fat can be breathed out as well as burned off as you lose weight, biochemists who have studied metabolism at a microscopic level say.

But they warn that people still need to huff and puff with exercise to keep slim – hyperventilating on its own will not do the trick.

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