Keeping your gut and its resident bacteria in tip-top shape is important business, but how can you keep on top of this very internal issue? Fart-detecting pills, obviously. Scientists at Monash University and RMIT University in Australia have recently developed an ingestible capsule that’s able to measure the different concentrations of gas in your gut. This information can then be wirelessly transmitted via a receiver device to a smartphone, allowing individuals to monitor the effect of their diet in real time.
This is the first of a three-part series based on never-before-published training manuals for the KGB, the Soviet intelligence organization that Vladimir Putin served as an operative, and that shaped his view of the world. Its veterans still make up an important part of now-Russian President Vladimir Putins power base. All were trained in the same dark arts, and these primers in tradecraft are essential to an understanding of the way they think and the way they operate. U.S.
Women are typically deemed attractive by men if they have certain physical characteristics. Popular culture has portrayed slim, big-busted women with perfectly symmetrical features as the most attractive examples of the fairer sex, but what does science have to say about it? We no longer live in a world where relationships exist solely to further the human race. Men don’t need to be the strongest physical specimens to get laid and women don’t need to be happy big-busted homemakers, but there
Image: pixabay/skitterphoto Ah, business trips. Meet-and-greets, business cards, handshakes, conferences, and an airtight schedule keeping you from having any fun. Awesome. While business travel will never have the same appeal as an honest-to-goodness real vacation, there are ways you can hack your trip to ensure you can enjoy some time to yourself. Here’s how you do it. 1. Create downtime People love to lean on the whole “I’m way too busy with work” argument. We get it, you’re busy,
Whitney Port seemingly does it all: since rising to fame after being cast in the MTV series , Port's career has only soared higher — she's juggling her own fashion line, serving as a judge on the eighth cycle of and authoring a book, . And, as much as she's accomplished in her career, she's also made some big moves in her personal life. After marrying television producer Tim Rosenman in 2015, Port and Rosenman welcomed their first child
1. You’re suddenly ten times more productive—when you be. When you’re responsible for the wellbeing of another human at all hours of the day, even when you’re not physically present, time is suddenly THE most valuable commodity. So when you have a pocket of time to complete a task or a given project, you get down to fucking business. You don’t doddle—at all. Because you know that the window for getting that task done might close at any second—as
Losing a child is one of greatest tragedies that anyone can go through. No parent, even of a sick child, expects their baby to die before them. But imagine believing that your child was the epitome of health one day and then realizing that you couldn’t have been more wrong. Fifty-four-year-old Elaine Walsh is a mother who recently lost her only child, 23-year-old Patrick, and she has decided to show the world the very last text message she received
In 1989, a large earthquake destroyed part of a San Francisco freeway that ran by the ocean. The local community, however, managed to find a silver lining in the rubble — all thanks to a seemingly unassuming development: a farmers market. Just a few years after the quake, they took what had once been a roadway in front of the historic Ferry Building and turned it into the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Today, it's one of the top farmers
With our oceans overflowing with waste, many of us do our best to recycle. But what if we didn’t have to? What if packaging could be biodegradable, or even edible? Well, thanks to startup company Evoware, this could be the future. The company has created a new kind of packaging material from seaweed. It is totally biodegradable and edible. Just imagine buying a burger wrapped in paper and simply wolfing down the paper with your meal. Maybe it could even be
Let’s Beyonest, you are not remotely surprised by this news. Ever since that elevator footage of Solange Knowles beating a stoic Jay-Z as Beyoncé stood passively by emerged, we knew that the international power couple were experiencing marital problems. To further ignite the rumors, Beyoncé appeared to allude to her husband’s infidelity on her platinum-selling album Lemonade, in which she sang about “Becky with the good hair”, prompting her fans to commence a frenzied hunt for the elusive Becky. Her track ‘Hold Up’, which
Susan Luong first discovered the magical healing power of dogs when she was in the hospital for an autoimmune disease. She was only 7 years old and recovering from juvenile polymyositis, a muscular dystrophy disorder that affected her ability to walk. But when a group of therapy dogs paid her a visit, they had a miraculously therapeutic effect on her. From that moment on, she was hooked. Luong with Corey the corgi. All photos via Queen's Best Stumpy Dog
When a group of local business leaders decided to make the Baltimore harbor fishable and swimmable by 2020, they quickly realized they needed to get weird. "We wanted to install a device that would immediately reduce the amount of trash going into the Baltimore harbor," explains Adam Lindquist, director of the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore's Healthy Harbor Initiative. The solution came from local sailor and inventor John Kellett who, after years of noticing trash floating in the Jones Falls
Dashawn Hightower was only 3 years old when doctors discovered he had a tumor wrapped around his kidney. He went through two years of intensive treatments that included having a needle stuck under his chest to make sure his kidney was still working. Eventually, he made it out the other side cancer free but sans one kidney. "Every day, I just think I’m lucky to be here," Dashawn says. Dashawn Hightower. All photos via Dashawn Hightower, used with permission.
Image: pixabayImagine delivering a child in a place where you're required to bring your own water to the delivery room, in a healthcare facility in which there's no viable way for the staff to wash their hands before bringing your baby into the world. This scenario, says Dr. Greg Allgood, the vice president of water at World Vision, is more than simply a disturbing hypothetical. In fact, he explains, it's the reality for more than a third of healthcare
Cancer is one of the most common and most feared diseases in the world. In fact, 38.5% of people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. As a result, a great deal of time and money is being poured into research so that we can make this disease a thing of the past. It is highly likely that you know someone with the disease because there are so many different types of cancer. Unfortunately, this all-too-common disease can
One of my favorite snacks is slices of Granny Smith apple and some sharp cheddar cheese. But as much as I like 'em, as soon as the apple slices turn brown, I just ... eh ... I know they're still good, but to be honest, I kind of lose interest. This month, however, bags of Arctic apple slices are going to be hitting a couple hundred stores in the Midwestern United States. And, thanks to genetic engineering, these apples