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Use Instagram To Find Places To Visit (And Avoid) On Holiday

One of the best parts of any holiday is finding that unsung local landmark. Perhaps it’s a neighbourhood bar that blew you away, a cultural monument rarely mentioned in travel guides or an amazing burrito from a street cart. Over on the New York Times, Jenna Wortham points out that Instagram is a great tool to find these types of places.


Reset Your Caffeine Tolerance By Halving Your Intake Every Few Days

If it feels like your morning coffee isn’t giving you the jolt of energy it used to, your tolerance may be to blame. You can get your caffeine tolerance back to normal levels in about two weeks, but you’ll need to wean yourself off of it.


You Don't Need To Lift Heavy Weights To Build Muscle

We’ve gone over this before in our post on low and high-rep training, but it bears repeating: Whether you lift light or ultra-heavy weights, your muscles can still grow, provided you push yourself to the point of being unable to physically lift an additional rep. In the end, it’s all about intensity.


Why Doubt Can Be A Good Thing For Your Health Goals

Doubt is essential to your health goals, says Mark Sisson. If you’re too sure and get stuck on your beliefs, you end up ignoring the other possibilities that can lead to the real ah-ha moments that help you break through plateaus and reach your goals. So, have a little doubt.


When It Comes To Wedding Gifts, Stick To The Registry

You may be incredibly close with the bride and groom, but that doesn’t mean you should stray from the registry in an attempt to give something more personal. Recent research suggests doing so sends the wrong signals.


Vitamin D Probably Isn't The Panacea Some Make It Out To Be

Vitamin D has been thought to help with arthritis, fight off depression and even reduce cancer risk. But according to a recent, thorough examination of the available research, vitamin D is looking a lot less like the magic remedy some have claimed it to be.


Four Popular Coffee Myths, Debunked By Science

You crave it in the morning, you wait in long lines for it and I’m drinking it while I write this: Coffee is everywhere. But that means misinformation about it is everywhere too. Coffee doesn’t rob you of water, sober you up or keep your children short, so let’s grind up these myths and brew a hot pot of truth.


Yelp Is Awful For Everyone Involved

“Your review on Yelp is destroying my business,” he says to me, clearly clenching his teeth, “How long do I have to suffer because of your negative review?” A few weeks ago, I got a phone call from a contractor because of a review I’d left. What ensued was a weirdly emotional conversation that ventured between harassment and a plea for empathy.


MedNexus Is A Medical Search Engine With Actually Useful, Evidence-Based Sources

“Dr Google” will make you think that your mild cough is actually cancer, but MedNexus wants to change that. It’s a medical search site, but instead of just matching popular sources, you get information that’s vetted and useful, from published studies to trustworthy articles on virtually any health topic.


Improve Your Memory Of An Event By Replaying The Scene In Your Head

Remembering the details of events seems easy enough. You’d think that when important things happen, we’d just think about them enough and the memory would sink in. Unfortunately, we still forget all kinds of things, but BBC points out that replaying a scene in your head immediately after it happens can help reinforce it.


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