Lead a Better Life by Obsessively Tracking Every Aspect of It

Blame the RPG's. After a generation of character building and class development in video games, quantifying our own personal stats has become as second nature as Second Life. And with these handy apps and gadgets at your disposal, you'll be power leveling through your days in no time. » 2/08/14 12:00pm 2/08/14 12:00pm

Spam, Silkworms, Hydroponics: The Speculative Future of Food on Mars

Last year, NASA held a recipe contest for cooking on Mars. Ordinary civilians like us were invited to submit recipes based on a list of available ingredients—heavy on freeze-dried produce and various meat-flavored "textured vegetable proteins"—to be cooked and judged by crew members of HI-SEAS. » 2/03/14 1:00pm 2/03/14 1:00pm

10 Health Myths That Just Won't Die, Debunked by Science

Everything makes you fat! Gluten-free food is the key to eternal youth! You need to poop ten times a day or you’ll die! You’ll find tons of equally ridiculous health claims around the internet, and you’ll actually believe some of them. Today we’re taking a look at 10 common myths and uncovering the truth. » 10/14/13 2:52pm 10/14/13 2:52pm

3 Ways That Big Brother Is Secretly Stuffing You With Vitamins

We might not always realize it, but a lot of the stuff we're putting into our mouths has been meticulously engineered by Big Brother to turn us into robust, super-human specimens. Sure, it kind of sounds like the plot of a corny sci-fi flick—but we'd be nothing more than rickets-stricken piles of rotting teeth without… » 10/08/13 3:20pm 10/08/13 3:20pm

How Much Weight You Gained From Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Postprandial weight gain is all a matter of timing. In the short term-I mean the very short term-any food and drink that you put into your body will make you exactly that much heavier. Eat a pound of marshmallows, and you'll have added one pound to your mass, at least until your body starts to excrete the food or use… » 11/23/12 7:00am 11/23/12 7:00am

The Nine Healthiest Alcoholic Drinks

It's summer time. You want to look good. You want to feel good—especially after that hangover from the time you tried to drink all day without passing out. So how are you supposed to relax with an adult beverage on the beach, porch, or patio? By choosing one of the nine healthiest drinks you can pour up. » 7/13/12 5:00pm 7/13/12 5:00pm

Scientist Creates Pizza Healthy Enough to Eat 3 Times a Day, Every Day

Pizza is so good that most of us would be happy to eat it breakfast, lunch and dinner, if it weren't for the fact that it was more than a little unhealthy. But now a scientist has created what he claims is the first nutritionally balanced pizza—and it's OK to eat it three times a day, every day. » 7/03/12 5:55am 7/03/12 5:55am